The clusters of hormone-producing cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas. [ MESH : A03.734.414 http://www.informatics.jax.org/searches/AMA.cgi?id=MA:0000127 MP : 0005215 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • The clusters of hormone-producing cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Gray1105.png
external definition
  • Anatomical structure which consists of glands developed from pancreatic ducts in the larvae and secrete insulin.[AAO]
fma set term
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_76489
has exact synonym
  • pancreatic islet
  • pancreatic insula
has related synonym
  • islets of Langerhans
  • island of Langerhans
  • island of pancreas
homology notes
  • Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have a pancreas with similar histology and mode of development, while in some fish, the islet cells are segregated as Brockmann bodies.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0000006
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
taxon notes
  • A primitive exocrine pancreas can be found in holocephalan cartilaginous fish; a pancreatic duct directly ending in the gut lumen is connected to a glandular structure made of exocrine cells and associated with cell islets, which comprises three different hormone-producing cell types: insulin, somatostatin and glucagon (Yui and Fujita, 1986)