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The Comparative Physiology of the Pancreatic Islets

  • August Epple
  • Jack E. Brinn

Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 1-8
  3. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 9-24
  4. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 25-27
  5. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 28-40
  6. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 41-42
  7. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 43-46
  8. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 47-59
  9. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 60-67
  10. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 68-81
  11. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 82-122
  12. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 123-138
  13. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 139-143
  14. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 144-153
  15. August Epple, Jack E. Brinn
    Pages 154-163
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 164-223

About this book

Introduction

As far as we are aware, this is the first attempt to cover the com­ parative physiology of the pancreatic islets in a monograph. The topics discussed would probably have sufficed to fill about half a dozen monographs, a matter that becomes obvious from a look at the Contents. Hence, we have tried to present the ma­ terial more in the form of a digest, to emphasize evolutionary perspectives, to point out critical issues, and to identify challenging topics for future research. This approach required an arbitrary reduction of the num­ ber of references, and we therefore join the chorus of recent authors who beg their colleagues for understanding if some of their publications do not appear in the bibliography. Keeping up with the current literature was like fighting one of those monsters that grow a couple of new heads for each one that is cut off. Nevertheless, we hope that we have covered most of the key publications up to the autumn of 1986. We gratefully acknowledge the advice of many colleagues, and in particular the invaluable criticisms of Robert L. Hazelwood and Erika Plisetskaya. Special thanks are due to the series editor, Donald S. Farner, for his patience and guidance, both of which were fresh proof of his legendary diplomatic skills. Finally, we wish to thank Dr. D. Czeschlik and his staff at the Springer Verlag for their patience and support. Philadelphia, PA AUGUST EpPLE Greenville, NC JACK E. BRINN September 1987 v Contents Chapter 1. Introduction .......................... .

Keywords

Agnatha Pancreas Pancreatic Islets diabetes diabetes mellitus evolution hormone insulin invertebrates phylogeny physiology tissue vertebrates

Authors and affiliations

  • August Epple
    • 1
  • Jack E. Brinn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Jefferson Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83182-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83184-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83182-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0720-1842
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