PP cell

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PP cell
PP cells in Pancreatic Islet.png
PP cells (red), alpha cells (white) and beta cells (green) in PP cell rich area of Pancreatic Islet.
LocationIslets of Langerhans of pancreas
FunctionPancreatic polypeptide production
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

Pancreatic polypeptide cells (PP cells), or formerly as gamma cells, or F cells, are cells which produce pancreatic polypeptides in the pancreatic islets (Islets of Langerhans) of the pancreas. They are very few in number and are polygonal in shape.[1]

PP cells have very few organelles and few granules.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kerr, Jeffrey B (2000). Atlas of functional histology. Uk: Mosby. ISBN 0-7234-3072-1.

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