PMID: 3525470Apr 1, 1986Paper

Immunohistochemical localization of plasma retinol-binding protein and prealbumin in human pancreatic islets

The Histochemical Journal
M KamekoT Akamatsu


This study was undertaken, employing the immunoenzyme method, to confirm the presence of retinol-binding protein in human pancreatic islets, and to compare its distribution with that of prealbumin, insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide. It was found that most islet cells contained retinol-binding protein, although centrally located cells showed stronger reactivity than those in the peripheral region. The distribution of each of the five polypeptides differed from that of retinol-binding protein, indicating that these peptides did not cross-react with anti-retinol-binding protein antibody. Islet cells which contained prealbumin, on the other hand, were mostly classified as A cells. Further studies are necessary to confirm whether the islet cells produce retinol-binding protein or only store it.


Jan 1, 1978·World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics·M KanaiY Muto
Apr 1, 1985·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·M KatoD S Goodman
Nov 1, 1971·The Journal of Clinical Investigation·F R Smith, D S Goodman
Sep 1, 1968·The Journal of Clinical Investigation·M KanaiD S Goodman
Jan 1, 1984·Virchows Archiv. B, Cell Pathology Including Molecular Pathology·G BussolatiA Sapino

❮ Previous
Next ❯


Oct 1, 1995·Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology·S AlbrechtT Pietsch
Jan 1, 1992·Virchows Archiv. B, Cell Pathology Including Molecular Pathology·M KamekoY Tsutsumi
Jul 25, 2003·Journal of Nanobiotechnology·Mikhail SolovievJonathan Terrett
Mar 15, 2012·The Surgical Clinics of North America·Adrian A Maung, Kimberly A Davis
Jan 16, 2014·Clinical Nutrition : Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition·Chengsi OngJan Hau Lee
Jan 24, 2015·Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy·F MohammadiA Khalegh Bordbar
Oct 1, 1991·Annals of Medicine·J M MartinB Robinson

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies are a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Here is the latest research on these neuropathies.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS), also called infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia, or aphasia with convulsive disorder, is a rare childhood neurological syndrome characterized by the sudden or gradual development of aphasia (the inability to understand or express language) and an abnormal electroencephalogram. Discover the latest research on LKS here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.


Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.