Number of β cells in Islet of Langerhans

Range 3,000 - 4,000 β cells/Islet of Langerhans
Organism vertebrates
Reference Leslie, Robbins (eds.) 1995 Diabetes: clinical science in practice, Howell, Regulation of insulin synthesis, p.1 left column top paragraph
Comments "[each] Islet of Langerhans containing 3,000 - 4,000 ß cells." See Butler et al., 2007 PMID 17955017, p.758 right column top paragraph:"In adult humans there are 2,000-3,000 ß cells per islet of Langerhans [PMID 6131002], with approximately 1 million islets scattered throughout the pancreas." See BNID 109969
Entered by Uri M
ID 109962