Influence of the Mutation "diabetes" on Insulin Release and Islet Morphology in Mice of Different Genetic Backgrounds

Abstract

Mice, 7-8-mo old, of the C57BL/KsJ-db strain and homozygotic for the mutant gene db, exhibited marked hyperglycemia and moderately elevated serum insulin levels. Light and electron microscopy provided evidence of a slightly decreased proportion of beta cells in the pancreatic islets, irregular islet architecture with intraislet ducts, and degenerative as… (More)

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