Ca2+ transport in pancreatic beta-cells during glucose stimulation of insulin secretion.
The role of Ca2+ in the regulation of insulin secretion was evaluated using beta-cell-rich pancreatic islets isolated from ob/ob-mice. The glucose stimulation of the secretory activity is supposed to result from accumulation of Ca2+ in the submembrane cytoplasmic space. It is likely that this process reflects the balance between increased entry of Ca2+ into the beta-cells and an enhanced sequestration of Ca2+ in the organelle sinks. The proposed model can explain the cAMP potentiation of gluc...Expand abstract
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