Category Archives: exocrine tissue

Researchers identify a previously unknown developmental cause of diabetes.

It is known that diabetes is a disease that commonly inflicts the pancreas, the organ responsible for insulin production. More specifically, it inflicts the cells that produce insulin, which are found in the endocrine tissue of the pancreas.  However, the mature pancreas is composed of two functional components, namely exocrine and endocrine tissue. Both tissue types originate during embryonic organogenesis

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