Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 3rd, 2005
"Pancreatic islets of Langerhans produce bursts of electrical activity when exposed to stimulatory glucose levels. These bursts often have a regular repeating pattern, with a period of 10-60 seconds. In some cases, however, the bursts are episodic, clustered into bursts of bursts, which we call compound bursting. Consistent with this are recordings of free Ca2+ concentration, oxygen consumption, mitochondrial membrane potential, and intra-islet glucose levels that exhibit very slow oscillations, with faster oscillations superimposed," scientists writing in the Biophysical...
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