Source: Pancreatic Islets; Public Domain: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/pancreaticislet/
Cells of the pancreas that secrete glucagon.
Cells of the pancreas which secrete insulin.
Cells of the pancreas which secrete somatostatin.
A hormone released by alpha cells in the pancreas which raises blood sugar levels.
A hormone released by beta cells in the pancreas which lowers blood sugar levels.
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.
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.