Islet Endothelial Cell: Friend and Foe.

  title={Islet Endothelial Cell: Friend and Foe.},
  author={Wilfrid Mazier and Daniela Cota},
  volume={158 2},
The islets of Langerhans comprise endocrine cells embedded in a microvasculature network that provides blood-borne and paracrine signals essential for pancreatic development and maintenance of islet functions. Apart from enabling blood flow to the islets and the transport of pancreatic hormones toward target organs, islet capillaries also guarantee communication among the different endocrine cells within the islets and endocrine and exocrine cells of the pancreas (1, 2). The islet endothelial… CONTINUE READING