Number of pancreatic islets (islets of Langerhans) in pancreas

Range ~1,000,000 pancreatic islets/pancreas
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Rorsman P, Braun M. Regulation of insulin secretion in human pancreatic islets. Annu Rev Physiol. 2013 75 :155-79. doi: 10.1146/annurev-physiol-030212-183754. p.156 3rd paragraphPubMed ID22974438
Primary Source Hellman B. The frequency distribution of the number and volume of the islets Langerhans in man. I. Studies on non-diabetic adults. Acta Soc Med Ups. 1959 64: 432-60.PubMed ID14400890
Comments "A human pancreas contains ~1million pancreatic islets (primary source)." See BNID 109961, 113104
Entered by Uri M
ID 109966