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Hexose Recognition by the Pancreatic β-Cell and the Gustatory Cell

  • A. Niki
  • H. Niki
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 426)

Abstract

It is widely accepted that the signal for insulin release by D-glucose is generated by the metabolism of the sugar in the pancreatic β-cell, while the gustatory cell has a receptor for sugars.[1] However, these two cells phenomenally share the common properties in their stimulus-secretion coupling, as far as the stimulant is D-glucose.[2,3]

Keywords

Insulin Secretion Insulin Release Sweet Taste Gustatory Cell Taste Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Niki
    • 1
  • H. Niki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineAichigakuin University School of DentistrySuemori, Chikusa, Nagoya, 464Japan

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