Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The intrapancreatic neuropeptide galanin potently inhibits glucose-induced insulin secretion. This effect is in part due to a repolarization of the beta-cells and ensuring reduction in the cytoplasmic free Ca2+ concentration, [Ca2+]i. We propos that galanin inhibition of beta-cell action potentials is associated with the appearance of ATP-regulated K+ channels. Galanin opens K+ channels in a patch membrane when applied to the external solution in the cell-attached patch configuration. However, galanin does not detectably increase K+ permeability during whole-cell experiments, even when GTP was included in the internal solution. Our findings are not consistent with a direct effect of galanin on the K+ channels, but rather indicate that the effect of the neuropeptide is mediated by some intracellular coupling factor(s).

Type

Journal article

Journal

Peptides

Publication Date

03/1989

Volume

10

Pages

453 - 457

Keywords

Adenosine Triphosphate, Animals, Calcium, Cells, Cultured, Galanin, Insulin, Islets of Langerhans, Membrane Potentials, Mice, Mice, Inbred Strains, Neuropeptides, Peptides, Potassium Channels