Percent of the blood supply of pancreas received by islets of Langerhans

Range ~10 %
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
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 Jansson L, Hellerstrom C. 1986. Glucose-induced changes in pancreatic islet blood flow mediated by central nervous system. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. 251: E644–47PubMed ID3538897
Comments "The islets receive a rich systemic vascular supply (via the splenic and superior mesenteric arteries), and the effluent empties into the portal vein. Although the islets compose only 1–2% of the pancreas [BNID 103642], they receive ~10% of the blood supply (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109968