Somatostatin release, electrical activity, membrane currents and exocytosis in human pancreatic delta cells.
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to characterise electrical activity, ion channels, exocytosis and somatostatin release in human delta cells/pancreatic islets. METHODS: Glucose-stimulated somatostatin release was measured from intact human islets. Membrane potential, currents and changes in membrane capacitance (reflecting exocytosis) were recorded from individual human delta cells identified by immunocytochemistry. RESULTS: Somatostatin secretion from human islets was stimulated by...Expand abstract
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