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Insulin Release and Islet Cell Junctions

  • P. A. In’t Veld

Abstract

The communication between islet cells has become an exciting research subject since the description of cell junctions in the endocrine pancreas [61]. In analogy to other tissues, the presence of these membrane specializations was considered as a likely anatomical basis for the generation of rapid and appropriate islet cell responses to nutrients and hormones.

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Tight Junction Islet Cell Insulin Release Human Islet Freeze Fracture Replica 
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