Study: Pancreatic islet cells tied to Pet1 in mice

10/27/2011 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in Diabetes revealed that pancreatic islet cells express the genes responsible for synthesis, packaging and secretion of serotonin, including the serotonergic transcription factor Pet1. Researchers also found that mice lacking Pet1 developed impaired glucose tolerance and lower insulin production and secretion.

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