Fine structural studies of the islets of Langerhans in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus)

@article{Voss2004FineSS,
  title={Fine structural studies of the islets of Langerhans in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus)},
  author={Karin Voss and Lieselotte Herberg and Horst F. Kern},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={191},
  pages={333-342}
}
SummaryA study of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) was initiated by the observation that 98 percent of the animals of a recently established colony showed ketoacidosis soon after birth, about ten percent of which later developed persistent hyperglycemia. The islets are made up of a centrally located mass of insulin-producing B-cells surrounded by a peripheral rim of A-and D-cells. Most islets are richly supplied by unmyelinated nerve fibers which… 
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