Source: Pancreatic Islets; Public Domain: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/pancreaticislet/
Islets of cells on the pancreas containing cells that manufacture the hormones insulin and glucagon along with many exocrine secretions for the digestive system; also referred to as the islets of Langerhans.
Cells of the pancreas that secrete glucagon.
A hormone released by alpha cells in the pancreas which raises blood sugar levels.
Cells of the pancreas which secrete insulin.
A hormone released by beta cells in the pancreas which lowers blood sugar levels.
Cells of the pancreas which secrete somatostatin.
The exact function of this hormone is not well understood but it’s believed that it may help regulate alpha and beta cell activity along with some digestive functions.