• IMA sites
  • IMAJ services
  • IMA journals
  • Follow us
  • Alternate Text Alternate Text
עמוד בית
Mon, 22.07.24

Special Section: Clinic and Science

IMAJ | volume

Journal 2, February 2001
pages: 114-116

Nerve and fibroblast growth factors as modulators of pancreatic beta cell plasticity and insulin secretion

    Summary

    Trophic factors such as nerve and fibroblast growth factors are important modulators of 13 cell physiology. These two factors induce the extension of neurite-Iike processes in primary cultures of adult rat 13 cells. Moreover, both NGF and FGF enhance glucose-induced insulin secretion. Since â cells synthesize NGF and pancreatic islet cells produce FGFs, it is possible that autocrine/paracrine interactions may be major regulators of insulin secretion, and impairment of these interactions could lead to pathological states such as diabetes mellitus.

    Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or medical advice on any matter.
    The IMA is not responsible for and expressly disclaims liability for damages of any kind arising from the use of or reliance on information contained within the site.
    © All rights to information on this site are reserved and are the property of the Israeli Medical Association. Privacy policy

    2 Twin Towers, 35 Jabotinsky, POB 4292, Ramat Gan 5251108 Israel