Fasting-induced dissociation of cationic and secretory events in pancreatic islets

Cell Biochemistry and Function
Angelo Rafael CarpinelliW J Malaisse


In pancreatic islets removed from 48 h-fasted rats, as distinct from fed animals, the release of insulin evoked by D-glucose is more severely impaired than that evoked by 2-ketoisocaproate. This decreased secretory response to D-glucose contrasts with an unimpaired cationic response to the sugar in terms of the glucose-induced decrease in both 86Rb and 45Ca outflow from pre-labelled islets. Likewise, fasting only causes a modest decrease of the secondary rise in 45Ca outflow evoked by D-glucose in islets perifused at normal Ca2+ concentration. The latter decrease appears more marked, however, if the cationic response to glucose is expressed relative to that evoked by 2-ketoisocaproate in islets removed from rats in the same nutritional state. It is concluded that, in the process of nutrient-stimulated insulin release, neither the decrease in K+ conductance (inhibition of 86Rb outflow) nor the sequestration of Ca2+ by intracellular organelles and/or direct inhibition of Ca2+ outward transport (decrease in 45Ca outflow) represent the sole determinant(s) of the subsequent gating of Ca2+ channels (secondary rise in 45Ca efflux).


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