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ea0016s6.4 | Insights in pancreatic development and new clinical aspects | ECE2008

Carboxylester lipase (CEL) VNTR links exocrine dysfunction to endocrine dysfunction

Njolstad Pal

The localization of the islets of Langerhans within exocrine pancreatic tissue is suggestive of an interdependency and cross-talk between these two cell populations, in their normal as well as in their abnormal function. Disturbances in glucose metabolism often accompany diseases of the exocrine pancreas, whereas exocrine dysfunction is commonly seen in diabetes patients. Recently, we have described a novel syndrome of exocrine and endocrine pancreatic dysfunction caused by mu...