Revascularization of Transplanted Islets

  title={Revascularization of Transplanted Islets},
  author={Marcela Brissov{\'a} and Alvin C Powers},
  pages={2269 - 2271}
Pancreatic islets are highly vascularized, which is important in their ability to quickly secrete insulin in response to changes in blood glucose. Although pancreatic islets comprise only 1–2% of pancreatic mass, they receive 5–10% of pancreatic blood flow. Blood vessels within pancreatic islets are of a greater density than those in surrounding exocrine tissue and are lined with fenestrated endothelial cells. These specialized features are responsible for the greater partial pressure of oxygen… CONTINUE READING


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