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Pancreatic beta-cells: Role of glycerol and aquaglyceroporin 7.
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PMID:  21056684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pancreatic β-cells originate from gut endoderm during development. Pancreatic endocrine cells represent about 10% of the mature pancreatic cells, and β-cells represent the majority of endocrine cells. β-cells secrete insulin in response to elevation of nutrient concentrations. Insulin maintains glucose homeostasis by stimulating glucose uptake into muscle and adipose tissue. Aquaglyceroporin 7, permeable to water, glycerol and urea, is expressed in pancreatic β-cells and was recently described as being involved in the control of insulin secretion.
Myrna Virreira; Jason Perret; Christine Delporte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1878-5875     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508482     Medline TA:  Int J Biochem Cell Biol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Laboratory of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
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