BioScience Trends
Online ISSN : 1881-7823
Print ISSN : 1881-7815
ISSN-L : 1881-7815
Role of TRPV channels in regulating various pancreatic β-cell functions: Lessons from in vitro studies
Marek SkrzypskiMaria BillertStefan MerglerNoushafarin KhajaviKrzysztof W. NowakMathias Z. Strowski
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2017 Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 9-15


Pancreatic β-cell functions are regulated by a variety of endogenous and exogenous factors. Calcium is one of the most potent triggers of β-cell growth, insulin production and exocytosis. Recently, others and we showed that TRPV channels are expressed in insulin producing cell lines and/or primary β-cells. These channels modulate calcium ions, insulin secretion and cell proliferation. Besides the classical roles of TRPV channels in the sensory system, there are also novel functions described in non-excitable cells such as in insulin-producing β-cells. This review summarises the current knowledge about the expression and the role of TRPV channels in controlling β-cell functions based upon studies performed in isolated primary β-cells as well as permanent β-cell models.

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