Exocrine Pancreas : NIDDK

Exocrine Pancreas

The Pancreas Program encourages research into the structure, function, and diseases (excluding cancer and cystic fibrosis) of the exocrine pancreas. Areas of research interest include hormonal and neural regulation of electrolyte, fluid, and enzyme secretion; receptors for secretagogues; stimulus-secretion coupling mechanisms; gut-islet-acinar interrelations; organization and expression of pancreatic genes; protein synthesis and export; tissue injury, repair, and regeneration; physiology and pathology of trophic responses; neural innervation; transcapillary solute and fluid exchange; duct cell physiology and function; pancreas transplantation, storage, and preservation; imaging of the pancreas; pancreatic insufficiency; acute and chronic pancreatitis; and relevant experimental models.

For more information, contact Dr. Jose SerranoDirector of the Liver and Biliary Program.

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