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A histological and morphometric assessment of endocrine and ductular proliferation in the adult rat pancreas using an occlusive pancreatic duct ligation model
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is synonymous with "B-cell failure". Ligation of the pancreatic duct distally to its confluence into the bile duct has been shown to induce endocrine tissue regeneration from a ...
The effect of an in utero high fat diet on the expression of transcription factors and glucose sensing in the developing rat pancreas
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A high fat diet (HFD) reduces beta-cell mass, impairs glucose signalling and is involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Malnutrition during gestation is hypothesized to irreversibly damage ...