Katrin Hörth

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with alterations in bile acid (BA) signaling. The aim of our study was to test whether pancreatic β-cells contribute to BA-dependent regulation of glucose homeostasis. Experiments were performed with islets from wild-type, farnesoid X receptor (FXR) knockout (KO), and β-cell ATP-dependent K(+) (K(ATP)) channel gene(More)
Evidence is accumulating that Ca2+-regulated K+ (KCa) channels are important for beta cell function. We used BK channel knockout (BK-KO) mice to examine the role of these KCa channels for glucose homeostasis, beta cell function and viability. Glucose and insulin tolerance were tested with male wild-type and BK-KO mice. BK channels were detected by(More)
Bile acids (BAs) are important signaling molecules that are involved in the regulation of their own metabolism, lipid metabolism, energy expenditure and glucose homeostasis. The nuclear farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and the G-protein-coupled TGR-5 are the most prominent BA receptors. FXR is highly expressed in liver and activation of liver FXR profoundly(More)
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