In vivo presence of the high affinity nerve growth factor receptor Trk-A in the rat pancreas: differential localization during pancreatic development.

It is now established that the pancreatic islet cells derive from precursors present in the pancreatic ducts. These precursor cells as well as the factors that influence their differentiation to mature insulin-secreting beta-islet cells are nevertheless not elucidated yet. However, the large number of similarities existing between beta-cells and neuronal… (More)