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Paul Langerhans

German pathologist, physiologist and biologist

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Paul Langerhans was a German pathologist, physiologist and biologist, credited with the discovery of the cells that secrete insulin, named after him as the islets of Langerhans.Eponymous terms Islets of Langerhans – Pancreatic cells which produce insulin. Langerhans discovered these cells during his studies for his doctorate at the Berlin Pathological Institute in 1869.Langerhans cells – Skin cells concerned with the immune response and which sometimes contain Langerhans granules. In 1868, Langerhans used the technique taught to him by Julius Friedrich Cohnheim to stain a sample of human skin with gold chloride and identified the cells which bear his name. From their appearance, Langerhans believed they were nerve cells. However they are a form of dendritic cells.Layer of Langerhans – In the same paper in which he described Langerhans cells , he described the granular cells in the exterior portion of the Malpighian layer of the epidermis, the stratum granulosum otherwise known as the Layer of Langerhans.Langerin – CD207, langerin is a protein which in humans is encoded by the CD207 gene. It is expressed in the Birbeck granules of Langerhans cells.

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University of Freiburg

University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

University of Jena

University located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany

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Biology