Measurements of membrane potential, transmembrane 45Ca fluxes, cytoplasmic free Ca2+ concentration and insulin release by transplantable rat insulinoma cells maintained in tissue culture.
Regulation of insulin release, membrane potential, transmembrane 45Ca fluxes and cytoplasmic free Ca2+ concentration, [Ca2+]i, was examined using suspensions of transplantable NEDH rat insulinoma cells previously cultured for 2-3 days to eliminate necrotic tumour cells and counter prior hypoglycaemia. Insulinoma cells displayed a resting [Ca2+]i of 94 +/- 8 nM (n = 17) and released 104 +/- 15 ng insulin 10(-6) cells (n = 7) during 60 min incubations with uptake of 2.7 +/- 0.2 nmol 45Ca 10(-6)...Expand abstract
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