Treatment of rat pancreatic islets with the glucose metabolite D-glucose 6-phosphate elevates the level of ATP-dependent Ca2+ within the endoplasmic reticulum indicating it is a key regulator of Ca2+ storage in the islets.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 261(35), 16284-16287 (1986-12-15)
Glucose stimulation of islets is coupled with the rapid intracellular release of myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) and arachidonic acid which in turn mobilize Ca2+ stored in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The metabolism of glucose is required for insulin secretion although the...
Glucose metabolism is regulated by the opposing actions of insulin and glucagon. Insulin is released from pancreatic ß cells in response to high blood glucose levels and regulates glucose metabolism through its actions on muscle, liver, and adipose tissue.
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