Current status of the E23K Kir6.2 polymorphism: implications for type-2 diabetes

The ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel couples membrane excitability to cellular metabolism and is a critical mediator in the process of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Increasing numbers of KATP channel polymorphisms are being described and linked to altered insulin secretion indicating that genes encoding this ion channel could be susceptibility… (More)