LRP16 gene protects mouse insulinoma MIN6 cells against fatty acid-induced apoptosis through Akt/FoxO1 signaling.

BACKGROUND Pancreatic β cells are susceptible to fatty acid-induced apoptosis. The 17β-estradiol (E2) protects pancreatic β cells from apoptosis, mediated by the estrogen receptor-α (ERα). The mRNA level and promoter activity of leukemia-related protein (LRP) 16 were significantly increased by E2 in ER-α and LRP16 was a co-activator of ER-α. The aim of the… CONTINUE READING