Number of insulin granules in pancreatic beta cell

Value 13000 granules/beta cell Range: ±4000 granules/beta cell
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Dean, P.M. 1973. Ultrastructural morphometry of the pancreatic b-cell. Diabetologia. 9:115-119. DOI: 10.1007/BF01230690
Method Stereology of electron micrographs
Comments More recent studies estimate slightly lower: around 9,000-10,000. (see pubmed ID: 11976915)
Entered by Noske
ID 107696