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Islets of Langerhans

Clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that produce insulin and glucagons, as well as somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide. 


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Impact of incretin therapy on islet dysfunction: an underlying defect in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes

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McGill JB. Impact of incretin therapy on islet dysfunction: an underlying defect in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Postgrad Med. 2009;121(1):46-58. Glucose homeostasis is governed by a complex interplay of hormonal signaling and modulation. Insulin, glucagon, amylin, the incretin hormones glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and other hormones and enzymes interact to maintain glucose homeostasis and normal cellular metabolism. 



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