The islets of langerhans contain alpha beta and delta cells that produce glucagon insulin and somatostatin respectively a fourth type of islet cell the f or pp cell is located at the periphery of the islets and secretes pancreatic polypeptide. Islets of langerhans known as the insulin producing tissue the islets of langerhans do more than thatthey are groups of specialized cells in the pancreas that make and secrete hormones named after the german pathologist paul langerhans 1847 1888 who discovered them in 1869 these cells sit in groups that langerhans likened to little islands in the pancreas. Pancreatic islet transplantation what are islets pancreatic islets also called islets of langerhans are groups of cells in your pancreas the pancreas is an organ that makes hormones to help your body break down and use food islets contain several types of cells including beta cells that make the hormone insulin insulin helps your body . The islets of langerhans comprise approximately 1 2 of the weight of the pancreas and are more concentrated in the tail than in the head or body of the pancreas islets can be isolated and separated completely from the exocrine pancreas by the collagenase technique and the isolated islets will form store and release insulin in vitro
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