Alpha Cells, Function and Location in the Body

alpha cells

a special group of cells found in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Alpha cells produce the hormone glucagon, which they release into the bloodstream when blood sugar level is low.

Lets put it in simple words;

 alpha-cells or α-cells are endocrine cells in the pancreatic islets of the pancreas. They make up to 20% of the human islet cells synthesizing and secreting the peptide hormone glucagon, which elevates the glucose levels in the blood.
 
What is the main function of alpha cells? 
  • Glucagon secretion
Where are the alpha cells located


SHARE VIA WHATSAPP

Related Posts


Comments (0)

Leave a Comment

Type the above code here

Search Now



Recent Posts


  1. Updated Procedure for Renewing PPB premises license using online portal
  2. List of Health Insurance Companies in Kenya
  3. List of Weight Loss Pills Commonly Used in Kenya
  4. Nutritionists in Kenya & their Contacts
  5. Colleges & Universities Approved to Offer Medical Courses in Kenya

Categories


  1. Question & Answer
  2. Diseases
  3. Drugs
  4. Loans
  5. Insurance
  6. Health
  7. Hospital
  8. Lifestyle
  9. News
  10. Know How
  11. Education
  12. Travel


Service
Date published: 22/09/2017
4.9 / 5 stars