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Term:islet of Langerhans physiology trait
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Accession:VT:0010501 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the function of or processes in the cellular masses in the interstitial tissue of the pancreas that form the endocrine portion of the gland.

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Niddm36 Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus QTL 36 IDA RGD PMID:11723056 RGD:619688 NCBI chr 1:184,550,676...229,550,676 JBrowse link
Q Niddm62 Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus QTL 62 IDA RGD PMID:15266047 RGD:1302801 NCBI chr 2:150,540,301...202,447,032 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      endocrine/exocrine system trait 162
        gland physiology trait 5
          pancreas gland physiology trait 5
            islet of Langerhans physiology trait 5
              pancreatic alpha cell physiology trait + 0
              pancreatic beta cell physiology trait + 5
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