Alpha cell

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Alpha cells are endocrine cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas. They are responsible for synthesizing and secreting the peptide hormone glucagon, which elevates the glucose levels in the blood.

See also

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Endocrine system - pancreas Edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=MediaWiki:Endocrine_pancreas&action=edit)

Islets of Langerhans - alpha cell - beta cell - delta cell - PP cell

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