Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. R. Scott Heller
    Pages 1-18
  3. Peter In’t Veld, Silke Smeets
    Pages 19-38
  4. Eckhard Lammert, Martin Kragl
    Pages 39-58
  5. Xavier Montet, Smaragda Lamprianou, Laurent Vinet, Paolo Meda, Alfredo Fort
    Pages 59-81
  6. Simona Marzorati, Miriam Ramirez-Dominguez
    Pages 83-107
  7. Manuel Carrasco, Anabel Rojas, Irene Delgado, Nadia Cobo Vuilleumier, Juan R. Tejedo, Francisco J. Bedoya et al.
    Pages 109-128
  8. Philip Newsholme, Kevin Keane, Celine Gaudel, Neville McClenaghan
    Pages 129-156
  9. Patrick Gilon, Rui Cheng-Xue, Bao Khanh Lai, Hee-Young Chae, Ana Gómez-Ruiz
    Pages 175-247
  10. Gisela Drews, Peter Krippeit-Drews, Martina Düfer
    Pages 249-303
  11. Peter Proks, Rebecca Clark
    Pages 305-336
  12. Colin A. Leech, Richard F. Kopp, Louis H. Philipson, Michael W. Roe
    Pages 337-368
  13. Nurdan Bulur, Willy J. Malaisse
    Pages 369-399
  14. Mauricio Di Fulvio, Peter D. Brown, Lydia Aguilar-Bryan
    Pages 401-451
  15. Richard Bertram, Arthur Sherman, Leslie S. Satin
    Pages 453-474
  16. Haruo Kasai, Hiroyasu Hatakeyama, Mitsuyo Ohno, Noriko Takahashi
    Pages 475-510
  17. Mariea Dencey Bosco, Chris Drogemuller, Peter Zalewski, Patrick Toby Coates
    Pages 511-527
  18. Marlon E. Cerf
    Pages 529-546
  19. Sabrina Grassiolli, Antonio Carlos Boschero, Everardo Magalhães Carneiro, Cláudio Cesar Zoppi
    Pages 547-564

About this book


This book contains critical background information, and recent advances made in essentially all areas of islet research. It is a major reference book, the first of its kind, for islet researchers, and diabetes researchers. Anybody, including the experts, and the beginners, interested in the study of islet physiology, and diabetes, will find this book extremely useful. The book is robust in its breadth: it deals with anatomy, histology, ultra-structure, evolution and comparative anatomy, imaging, developmental biology, programming, apoptosis, mitochondrial function, metabolism, cellular signaling, electrophysiology, oscillation of hormone secretion, islets of model animals, immunology, proteomics, regenerative medicine, clinical advances, and islet transplantation. Individual chapters contributed by a large number of experts and enthusiasts, not only provide a balanced view of the recent advances made in the respective fields, but also provide directions and thoughts for future research. Thanks to vivid and colorful illustrations, tables and sketches, the book as a whole, and the individual chapters make reading a pleasant experience. If you are interested in diabetes research, you will love to have a personal copy of this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Shahidul Islam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Sciences and EducationSodersjukhuset, Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6685-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6686-0
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