Pancreatic islet amyloid and elevated proinsulin secretion in familial maturity-onset diabetes.
Quantitative morphometry of immunostained pancreatic islet cells in a surgical specimen from a maturity-onset diabetic (MOD) patient (A) has been combined with a study of beta-cell secretion in him and his MOD son (B). The morphometry showed intra-islet amyloid deposits in 24% of islet sections which is a similar distribution to that found in 7 other MODs, (median 24%, range 0-95%). The distribution of islet cells in the pancreas from A was similar to the 7 MODs and 9 age matched non-diabetic...Expand abstract
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