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beta cell

[′bād·ə ‚sel]
(histology)
Any of the basophilic chromophiles in the anterior lobe of the adenohypophysis.
One of the cells of the islets of Langerhans which produce insulin.
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The same signal, known as the epidermal growth factor (EGF) pathway, controls both the formation of pipes and beta cells through polarity changes.
After around four months of experiments with artemether, it was clear that the drug was not triggering alpha to beta cell conversion, as the initial Cell paper had claimed.
Tissue sections of 5um thickness were obtained to stain with haematoxylin and eosin stain (HandE) and aldehyde fuchsin stain for beta cells and immunohistochemical (IHC) stain using Bandeiraeasimplicifolia (BS)-1 lectinto stain intra-islet capillaries.
Beta cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance also improved among those who received zinc.
Human and rat beta cells differ in glucose transporter but not in glucokinase gene expression.
When beta cells are destroyed, patients have to inject insulin every day to remain healthy.
The stem cell-derived beta cells are presently undergoing trials in animal models, including nonhuman primates.
In this new report, the authors note that global gene expression analysis showed "SC-[beta] cells made ex vivo are most similar, but not completely identical, to cadaveric beta cells.
When the immune system strikes the beta cells, the attack causes collateral damage to capillaries that carry blood to and from the islets.
The current study was carried out to analyze the process of growth, differentiation and development of alpha and beta cells of pancreatic islet during early post-natal period.
Beta cells are the cells that secrete insulin in the human body.