James R Henderson

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In passing from islets to the exocrine part of the gland, pancreatic capillaries change their character. Islet capillaries are significantly wider than exocrine (5.27 micrometers, diameter compared with 4.35 micrometers), thinner walled and have many more fenestrations micrometers-1 of endothelium (1.3 compared with 0.13). The point of transition at the(More)
We have examined the pattern of the capillaries of the pancreas in rabbits, rats, mice, guinea-pigs, cats and baboons, using arterial and venous injections of Berlin blue. In all these species we found extensive, direct connexions between the capillary beds of the islets and the exocrine tissue of the gland, forming a highly developed portal system. Some of(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have an accepted place in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. However, at present they have no specific role in the prevention or treatment of coronary artery disease: evidence from animal experiments and some of the large ACE inhibitor cardiac studies makes this effect well worth(More)
The distribution of oxytocin and vasopressin in the adrenals of rat, cow, hamster and guinea pig has been studied by use of immunohistochemical techniques. In all the species studied the adrenal cortex contained both peptides; the staining in the zona glomerulosa being more intense than that in zona fasciculata or zona reticularis. The medulla, however,(More)
Members of the cysteine-rich protein (CRP) family are evolutionarily conserved Lin-11, Isl-1, Mac-3 (LIM) domain proteins that have been implicated in cell differentiation. Here we describe the expression pattern of the CRP family member CRP2 in mouse. Unlike other CRP family members, which are expressed primarily in muscle, CRP2 is more broadly expressed.(More)
Oral and intravenous glucose tolerance tests were performed on normal fasting subjects, with and without atropine. Insulin release after oral glucose was significantly diminished by atropine, and this effect could not be ascribed to the drug delaying glucose absorption. However, insulin release brought about by intravenous glucose was not altered by(More)