Col TEM of an islet of Langerhans cell

Col TEM of an islet of Langerhans cell

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Caption: Islet of Langerhans. Coloured transmission electron Micrograph (TEM) of a slice through a cell of the hormone-secreting islet of Langerhans in the mammalian pancreas. The dark red round shapes in pink 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 x14,400 at 6x4.5cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, hormone, human body, images, insulin, islet of langerhans, magnified image, microscopic photos, pancreas, secretory cell, secretory granule, subjects

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