PMID: 6989651Feb 20, 1980Paper

The maintenance of insulin secretory response of long-term cultured pancreatic islets to glucose, acetylcholine and epinephrine (author's transl)

Nihon Naibunpi Gakkai zasshi
A TsutouS Baba


The present study was performed to investigate whether long-term cultured rat pancreatic islets possess a postcultural insulin secretory response to hormones and neurotransmitters in spite of their lack of stimulation during the culture period. We also investigated the method of maintaining the insulin secretory response of islets cultured in a physiological concentration of glucose. The tissue culture media were TCM 199 supplemented with 5.5 mM glucose (A medium), 5.5 mM glucose plus 1 mM adenosine (B medium), 16.7 mM glucose (C medium), and 16.7 mM glucose plus 1 mM adenosine (D medium). Short-term incubation after the culture period of 14 days showed that the islets cultured in B, C and D media maintained the same insulin secretory responsiveness to 8.3 mM glucose and/or 5 microM acetylcholine and also to 1 microM epinephrine as did non-cultured islets. A similar response was found among the islets maintained in B, C and D media. An insulin secretory response to epinephrine and phentolamine was deficient in islets cultured in A medium, whereas it was maintained in those cultured in C medium. The responsiveness of the islets cultured in C medium to the concomitant stimulation by epinephrine and phentolamine was not different ...Continue Reading

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