Insulin-secreting pancreatic cells

Insulin-secreting pancreatic cells

P540/0064 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 28.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Insulin production. Artwork of a section through beta cells secreting insulin (blue spheres) into a capillary (small blood vessel, grey tube). Beta cells are found in the pancreas. Energy-producing structures (mitochondria, green) are seen within the cells, as well as the folded membrane (upper centre), called the endoplasmic reticulum, where such proteins can be synthesised and stored. The insulin in the cell is contained within secretory granules (pink, round). These migrate through the cell to release their insulin cargo into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar level by promoting glucose storage in the liver and muscles.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, artwork, beta cell, biochemical, biochemistry, blood sugar control, blood vessel, bloodstream, capillary, cells, chemical, chemistry, cytology, granule, granules, hormonal, hormone, human body, illustrating, illustration, insulin, mitochondria, mitochondrium, pancreas, pancreatic, physiological, physiology, secreting, secretion, section, sectioned

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.