Relationship between calbindin-D28K levels in the A and B cells of the rat endocrine pancreas and the secretion of insulin and glucagon: influence of vitamin D3 deficiency and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3.


The pancreatic B cell is equipped with specific receptors for 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) and contains vitamin D-dependent calcium binding proteins (calbindin-D). Insulin secretion is impaired by vitamin D deficiency and is restored by 1,25-(OH)2D3 (concomitantly with an improved calcium handling within B cells) but the effect of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on… (More)


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