Ultrastructural detection of granulated cells in the autonomic ganglia of the rat pancreas

D. Baetens, Michael Vasko, R. H. Unger, L. Orci

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Abstract

Electron microscopic examination of the intrinsic autonomic ganglia of the rat pancreas revealed the presence of small cells, when compared to the principal ganglionic neurons, within a particular type of ganglia. The small cells were often located in clusters around fenestrated capillaries, but their most striking characteristic was the presence of catecholamine-like granules distributed throughout the cytoplasm. The possible implication of this new source of catecholamines, acting either as interneurons or as neuroendocrine cells, is discussed in the light of a local regulatory mechanism for islet secretion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-846
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetologia
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Autonomic Ganglia
Catecholamines
Pancreas
Neuroendocrine Cells
Interneurons
Ganglia
Cytoplasm
Electrons
Neurons

Keywords

  • Autonomic nervous system
  • catecholamines
  • electron microscopy
  • intrinsic ganglia
  • islets of Langerhans
  • small granulated cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Ultrastructural detection of granulated cells in the autonomic ganglia of the rat pancreas. / Baetens, D.; Vasko, Michael; Unger, R. H.; Orci, L.

In: Diabetologia, Vol. 28, No. 11, 11.1985, p. 841-846.

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Baetens, D. ; Vasko, Michael ; Unger, R. H. ; Orci, L. / Ultrastructural detection of granulated cells in the autonomic ganglia of the rat pancreas. In: Diabetologia. 1985 ; Vol. 28, No. 11. pp. 841-846.
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