The beta cells of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans are the only cells in the body that produce and secrete insulin. This metabolic hormone plays a central role in the maintenance of glucose homeostasis. This book provides a comprehensive review of the beta cell in health and disease. The book's primary aim is to encourage investigators to become actively involved in diabetes research and the search for new approaches to prevent and treat diabetes.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Number of pages: 476
Weight: 895 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
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