Illustration of Islet of Langerhans

Illustration of Islet of Langerhans

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Credit: Monica Schroeder/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An illustration of an islet of Langerhans in the pancreas. Langerhans' cells are located in all layers of the epidermis but are most easily seen in the prickle cell layer. They recognize antigens and are an important component of the immune system. Ultrastructurally, Langerhans' cells have an irregular clefted nucleus and are devoid of tonofilaments. They have prominent mitochondria, lysosomes and rough endoplasmic reticulum.

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Keywords: art, artwork, cell, clefted nucleus, drawing, endocrine tissue, healthy, histology, illustration, immune system, irregular nucleus, islet, langerhans, medical, medicine, normal, pancreatic

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