Proportion of cell types in lslet of langerhans

Range 20% α: 70% β: >5% δ: rare pp %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Junqueira, Carneiro, Kelley, Basic Histology, 7th edition 1992 Appleton and Lange, pp. 416 table 21-1
Comments Percent is quantity out of total Islet of Langerhans cells. Alpha cell type produces glucagon. Beta cell type produces insulin. Delta cell type produces somatostatin. PP cell type produces pancreatic polypeptide. See BNID 109960, 109967
Entered by Uri M
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