Inhibition of MafA transcriptional activity and human insulin gene transcription by interleukin-1β and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase in pancreatic islet beta cells


Inappropriate insulin secretion and biosynthesis are hallmarks of beta cell dysfunction and contribute to the progression from a prediabetic state to overt diabetes mellitus. During the prediabetic state, beta cells are exposed to elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines. In the present study the effect of these cytokines and mitogen-activated protein… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00125-007-0712-2


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