Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. R. Scott Heller
    Pages 1-18
  3. Peter In’t Veld, Silke Smeets
    Pages 19-38
  4. Eckhard Lammert, Martin Kragl
    Pages 39-58
  5. Xavier Montet, Smaragda Lamprianou, Laurent Vinet, Paolo Meda, Alfredo Fort
    Pages 59-81
  6. Simona Marzorati, Miriam Ramirez-Dominguez
    Pages 83-107
  7. Manuel Carrasco, Anabel Rojas, Irene Delgado, Nadia Cobo Vuilleumier, Juan R. Tejedo, Francisco J. Bedoya et al.
    Pages 109-128
  8. Philip Newsholme, Kevin Keane, Celine Gaudel, Neville McClenaghan
    Pages 129-156
  9. Patrick Gilon, Rui Cheng-Xue, Bao Khanh Lai, Hee-Young Chae, Ana Gómez-Ruiz
    Pages 175-247
  10. Gisela Drews, Peter Krippeit-Drews, Martina Düfer
    Pages 249-303
  11. Peter Proks, Rebecca Clark
    Pages 305-336
  12. Colin A. Leech, Richard F. Kopp, Louis H. Philipson, Michael W. Roe
    Pages 337-368
  13. Nurdan Bulur, Willy J. Malaisse
    Pages 369-399
  14. Mauricio Di Fulvio, Peter D. Brown, Lydia Aguilar-Bryan
    Pages 401-451
  15. Richard Bertram, Arthur Sherman, Leslie S. Satin
    Pages 453-474
  16. Haruo Kasai, Hiroyasu Hatakeyama, Mitsuyo Ohno, Noriko Takahashi
    Pages 475-510
  17. Mariea Dencey Bosco, Chris Drogemuller, Peter Zalewski, Patrick Toby Coates
    Pages 511-527
  18. Marlon E. Cerf
    Pages 529-546
  19. Sabrina Grassiolli, Antonio Carlos Boschero, Everardo Magalhães Carneiro, Cláudio Cesar Zoppi
    Pages 547-564
  20. George G. Holz, Oleg G. Chepurny, Colin A. Leech, Woo-Jin Song, Mehboob A. Hussain
    Pages 565-603
  21. Md. Shahidul Islam
    Pages 605-632
  22. Pierre Maechler, Ning Li, Marina Casimir, Laurène Vetterli, Francesca Frigerio, Thierry Brun
    Pages 633-657
  23. Jeongkyung Lee, Mousumi Moulik, Vijay K. Yechoor
    Pages 687-706
  24. Joel F. Habener, Zhengyu Liu
    Pages 707-741
  25. Bernard Portha, Grégory Lacraz, Audrey Chavey, Florence Figeac, Magali Fradet, Cécile Tourrel-Cuzin et al.
    Pages 743-765
  26. Ana Isabel Alvarez-Mercado, Guadalupe Navarro, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
    Pages 785-799
  27. Lorella Marselli, Mara Suleiman, Farooq Syed, Franco Filipponi, Ugo Boggi, Piero Marchetti et al.
    Pages 801-815
  28. Marcia Hiriart, Myrian Velasco, Carlos Manlio Diaz-Garcia, Carlos Larqué, Carmen Sánchez-Soto, Alondra Albarado-Ibañez et al.
    Pages 817-844
  29. James D. Johnson, Yu H. C. Yang, Dan S. Luciani
    Pages 873-894
  30. Bernardo Léo Wajchenberg, Rodrigo Mendes de Carvalho
    Pages 895-921
  31. Jessica R. Weaver, David A. Taylor-Fishwick
    Pages 923-954
  32. Yumi Imai, Margaret A. Morris, Anca D. Dobrian, David A. Taylor-Fishwick, Jerry L. Nadler
    Pages 989-1045
  33. Åke Lernmark, Daria LaTorre
    Pages 1047-1080
  34. Simon A. Hinke
    Pages 1115-1129
  35. Meftun Ahmed
    Pages 1131-1163
  36. Andrew R. Pepper, Boris Gala-Lopez, Tatsuya Kin
    Pages 1165-1197
  37. A. N. Balamurugan, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Amber Lockridge, Sajjad M. Soltani, Joshua J. Wilhelm, Gregory J. Beilman et al.
    Pages 1199-1227
  38. Martin Hermann, Raimund Margreiter, Paul Hengster
    Pages 1229-1243
  39. Paolo Cravedi, Piero Ruggenenti, Giuseppe Remuzzi
    Pages 1245-1274
  40. Rahul Krishnan, Morgan Lamb, Michael Alexander, David Chapman, David Imagawa, Jonathan R. T. Lakey
    Pages 1275-1296
  41. Jonathan R. T. Lakey, Lourdes Robles, Morgan Lamb, Rahul Krishnan, Michael Alexander, Elliot Botvinick et al.
    Pages 1297-1309
  42. Erdal Karaöz, Gokhan Duruksu
    Pages 1311-1334
  43. Blair K. Gage, Rhonda D. Wideman, Timothy J. Kieffer
    Pages 1335-1373
  44. Apostolos Tsolakis, George Kanakis
    Pages 1375-1406

About this book


This book contains critical background information, and recent advances made in essentially all areas of islet research. It is a major reference book, the first of its kind, for islet researchers, and diabetes researchers. Anybody, including the experts, and the beginners, interested in the study of islet physiology, and diabetes, will find this book extremely useful. The book is robust in its breadth: it deals with anatomy, histology, ultra-structure, evolution and comparative anatomy, imaging, developmental biology, programming, apoptosis, mitochondrial function, metabolism, cellular signaling, electrophysiology, oscillation of hormone secretion, islets of model animals, immunology, proteomics, regenerative medicine, clinical advances, and islet transplantation. Individual chapters contributed by a large number of experts and enthusiasts, not only provide a balanced view of the recent advances made in the respective fields, but also provide directions and thoughts for future research. Thanks to vivid and colorful illustrations, tables and sketches, the book as a whole, and the individual chapters make reading a pleasant experience. If you are interested in diabetes research, you will love to have a personal copy of this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Shahidul Islam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Sciences and EducationSodersjukhuset, Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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