McClenaghan, Neville, Barnett, CR and Flatt, Peter (1998) Na+ cotransport by metabolizable and nonmetabolizable amino acids stimulates a glucose-regulated insulin-secretory response. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 249 (2). pp. 299-303. [Journal article]
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The involvement of Na+ in insulin-secretory responses to metabolizable and nonmetabolizable amino acids known to be cotransported with Na+, were examined using islet-derived BRIN-BD11 cells. At stimulatory (16.7 mM) glucose, 10 mM of L-alanine, alpha-aminoisobutyric acid (AIB) or L-proline stimulated 1.3- to 10.4-fold (p < 0.01) insulin-secretory responses. In each case, these effects were significantly greater than those observed at nonstimulatory (1.1 mM) glucose (p < 0.01). While, tetrodotoxin blockade of voltage-dependent Na+ channels exerted no significant effect on insulin release, Na/K pump blockade with ouabain significantly promoted the amino acid-induced effects (p < 0.05), Replacement of extracellular Na+ with equimolar N-methyl-D-glucamine(+) and omission of extracellular K+ or Ca2+ were all effective in removing the actions of each amino acid, confirming the critical role of ionic fluxes in the secretory responses to these amino acids. Collectively these results demonstrate that metabolizable and nonmetabolizable amino acids can induce glucose-dependent insulin-secretory responses by modulating electrogenic Na+ transport. (C) 1998 Academic Press.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
|Deposited By:||Professor Peter Flatt|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2010 14:27|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2011 11:10|
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