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Alpha cells secreting glucagon, human pancreas

  • Anne Clark, University of Oxford
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A photomicrograph of a stained section through a normal human pancreas, showing alpha cells in the islets of Langerhans secreting glucagon (red). Glucagon is involved in the regulation of sugar metabolism, being responsible for the release of glucose into the blood.


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