D-myo-inositol 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakisphosphate (InsP6) formed via complex pathways of inositol phosphate metabolism, composes the main bulk of inositol polyphosphates in the cell. Relatively little is known regarding possible biological functions for InsP6. We now show that InsP6 can modulate insulin exocytosis in permeabilized insulin-secreting cells. Concentration of InsP6 above 20 μM stimulated insulin secretion at basal Ca2+-concentration (30 nM) and primed Ca2+-induced exocytosis (10 μM), both effects being due to activation of protein kinase C. Our results suggest that InsP6 can play an important modulatory role in the regulation of processes such as exocytosis in insulin-secreting cells. The specific role for InsP6 can then be to recruit secretory granules to the site of exocytosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Apr 29 1997|
- HIT T15 cells
- Insulin exocytosis
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