TEM of islet of Langerhans cell in the pancreas

TEM of islet of Langerhans cell in the pancreas

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Caption: Islet of Langerhans. Transmission Electron Micrograph (TEM) of a slice through a cell of the hormone-secreting islet of Langerhans in the mammalian pancreas. The dark round shapes in white spaces are membrane-bound secretory granules. These contain a densely granular core of hormone separated from the surrounding membrane by a clear space. The islets of Langerhans secrete hormones into the blood - mostly insulin and glucagon, which control blood sugar levels. Magnification x60,000 at 7x9 inch size.

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Keywords: anatomy, hormone, human body, insulin, islet of langerhans, pancreas, secretory cell, secretory granule

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