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Nerve Growth Factor Neutralization Suppresses β-Cell Proliferation Through Activin A and Betacellulin.
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PMID:  25401376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of nerve growth factor (NGF) neutralization on synthesis and secretion of activin A (Act-A) and betacellulin (BTC) from primary β cells and the importance of these relations for β-cell proliferation.
METHODS: β Cells were isolated from euglycemic and streptozotocin-induced (75 mg/kg) hyperglycemic rats and treated with NGF neutralization antibody. The gene expression levels of Act-A and BTC in the primary β cells were evaluated using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The cellular and secreted levels of Act-A and BTC proteins were estimated using Western blot analysis.
RESULTS: Nerve growth factor neutralization (1) reduced β-cell proliferation, (2) decreased Act-A at gene expression and protein levels while increasing its secretion from β cells, and (3) increased BTC at gene expression level while mildly decreasing its cellular protein level and secretion from β cells. Nerve growth factor neutralization specifically affected β cells of hyperglycemic rats.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that NGF is an important regulator for the synthesis and secretion of Act-A and BTC from the β cells. Moreover, the results suggested that β-cell proliferation decreased through NGF neutralization is possibly related to decreased BTC and increased Act-A secretion from β cells of hyperglycemic rats.
Selda Gezginci-Oktayoglu; Ayse Karatug; Sehnaz Bolkent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreas     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-4828     ISO Abbreviation:  Pancreas     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608542     Medline TA:  Pancreas     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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