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Diabetes and the Endocrine Pancreas

A Biochemical Approach

  • Authors
  • William Montague

Part of the Croom Helm Biology in Medicine Series book series (CHBMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. William Montague
    Pages 11-13
  3. William Montague
    Pages 14-26
  4. William Montague
    Pages 27-60
  5. William Montague
    Pages 61-85
  6. William Montague
    Pages 86-102
  7. William Montague
    Pages 103-109
  8. William Montague
    Pages 110-115
  9. William Montague
    Pages 116-131
  10. William Montague
    Pages 132-152
  11. William Montague
    Pages 153-167
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 168-169

About this book

Introduction

This book attempts to explore the contribution that biochemistry has made, thus far, to our understanding of the endocrine pancreas and its relationship to diabetes mellitus. It was written with the aim of using an important clinical problem to illustrate, to medical students, that there are many aspects of the biochemistry taught in the early years which have direct relevance to clinical medicine. Furthermore, it is hoped that such information might provide biochemistry students with a frame­ work on which to base further studies. To this end a selection of recent references has been placed at the end of each chapter. In spite of considerable advances in our understanding of diabetes mellitus, it is still a disease which many physicians do not seem to com­ prehend. This is in part related to their lack of understanding of the molecular biology of the disease. Advances in this area have been dramatic in recent years and we are now able to offer a molecular basis for a rational approach to therapy. It may be therefore that this book will provide some physicians with the information they require to help them gain a deeper understanding of the disease. I hope that everyone who reads this book is able to capture some of the fascination that the islets of Langerhans hold for myself and the many other workers actively engaged in trying to unravel their mys­ teries.

Keywords

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Insulin Islets Of Langerhans Pancreas

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6379-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85664-888-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6379-8
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