Desarrollo de los Islotes de Langerhans en Páncreas de Alpacas Neonatas

Translated title of the contribution: Development of islets of langerhans in pancreas of neonatal alpacas

G. José Rodríguez, B. Juan Espinoza, Z. Gabriela Rojas, M. Boris Lira, C. María Vásquez, Bernardo López-Torres, M. César Caro

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The aim of this study was to determine the postnatal development of Islets of Langerhans (IL) in alpacas of 0 to 45 days of age. The animals were divided in nine age groups with range of five days. The mumber of IL varied from 3.03 to 4.46 in 10x fields (with an ocular of 10x), the IL diameter varied from 67.89 to 72.55 μm, the number of β cells in the IL from 23.79 to 47.08 and other cells from 18.15 to 39.93. Moreover, the insulin receptor and the transport protein GLUT-2 were observed by immunohistochemistry on the first day of life. It is concluded that the number and size of IL increased with age (p>0.05) while β cells do not show the same trend.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of islets of langerhans in pancreas of neonatal alpacas
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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