Role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator in KATP channel-mediated insulin secretion in INS-1 insulinoma cells

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Kim, Ji-Seon; Zheng, Haifeng; Kim, Sung Joon; Park, Jong-Wan; Park, Kyong Soo; Ho, Won-Kyung; Chun, Yang-Sook

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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 379 (2009) 1048-1053
AnimalsAryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator/genetics/*metabolismBasic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors/metabolismCell Line, TumorGene Knockdown TechniquesGlucose/pharmacologyHypoxia-Inducible Factor 1, alpha Subunit/metabolismInsulin/*secretionInsulin-Secreting Cells/drug effects/*secretionInsulinomaPotassium Channels/*biosynthesis/geneticsPotassium Channels, Inwardly Rectifying/*biosynthesis/geneticsRats
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) has been known to participate in cellular responses to xenobiotic and hypoxic stresses, as a common partner of aryl hydrocarbon receptor and hypoxia inducible factor-1/2alpha. Recently, it was reported that ARNT is essential for adequate insulin secretion in response to glucose input and that its expression is downregulated in the pancreatic islets of diabetic patients. In the present study, the authors addressed the mechanism by which ARNT regulates insulin secretion in the INS-1 insulinoma cell line. In ARNT knock-down cells, basal insulin release was elevated, but insulin secretion was not further stimulated by a high-glucose challenge. Electrophysiological analyses revealed that glucose-dependent membrane depolarization was impaired in these cells. Furthermore, K(ATP) channel activity and expression were reduced. Of two K(ATP) channel subunits, Kir6.2 was found to be positively regulated by ARNT at the mRNA and protein levels. Based on these results, the authors suggest that ARNT expresses K(ATP) channel and by so doing regulates glucose-dependent insulin secretion.
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