Islets of Langerhans

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M. S. Islam
Springer Netherlands, Oct 29, 2014 - Medical - 1415 pages
This book contains critical background information, and recent advances made in essentially all areas of islet research. It is a major reference book, the first of its kind, for islet researchers, and diabetes researchers. Anybody, including the experts, and the beginners, interested in the study of islet physiology, and diabetes, will find this book extremely useful. The book is robust in its breadth: it deals with anatomy, histology, ultra-structure, evolution and comparative anatomy, imaging, developmental biology, programming, apoptosis, mitochondrial function, metabolism, cellular signaling, electrophysiology, oscillation of hormone secretion, islets of model animals, immunology, proteomics, regenerative medicine, clinical advances, and islet transplantation. Individual chapters contributed by a large number of experts and enthusiasts, not only provide a balanced view of the recent advances made in the respective fields, but also provide directions and thoughts for future research. Thanks to vivid and colorful illustrations, tables and sketches, the book as a whole, and the individual chapters make reading a pleasant experience. If you are interested in diabetes research, you will love to have a personal copy of this book.

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About the author (2014)

Md. Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D

Associate professor, group leader, department of clinical science and education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Senior consultant physician, internal medicine, Uppsala university hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Founder president of Islet Society

Editor-in-Chief, Islets

Editors of the islets of Langerhans, Transient receptor potential channels, calcium signaling

Recipient of career development award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, International; Anders Fredrik Regnell ́s award from the Swedish Society of Medicine; Chittagong Medical College golden jubilee award.

Specialist in internal medicine, certified by the National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden

Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Medical graduate from the Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh

Premedical from Faujdarhat Cadet College, Bangladesh

Research interest: study of signal transduction in the islet cells with a focus on the ion channels, and GPCRS, in the context of pathogenesis, and treatment of diabetes