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For those of you trying to enrich your vocabulary and understand the biological side of diabetes, you may want to look up the word mesenchyme. I was totally in the dark as to the meaning, and when I first read this week’s Clinical Text from International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, I found …

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #18: Development and Maintenance of the Islet Beta Cell Part 2 of 4

Pancreatic growth and epithelial branching morphogenesis: the extensively branched structure of the mature pancreas is attained by continued growth and remodeling of the primitive tubular epithelium in both dorsal and ventral buds. Once the buds have been induced, they are critically dependent on interaction with the mesenchyme for continued morphogenesis and cytodifferentiation.

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