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Umrani , M.R. and Joglekar , M.V. and Somerville , G.E. and Wong , W. and Hardikar , A.A. (2017) Connexins and microRNAs: Interlinked players in regulating islet function? Islets. . e1331192.

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Pancreatic β-cells are connected to neighboring endocrine cells through the adherin proteins and gap junctions. Connexin 36 (Cx36) is one of the most well-studied and abundantly expressed gap-junction proteins within rodent islets, which is important in coordinated insulin secretion. The expression of connexins is regulated at various levels and by several mechanisms; one of which is via microRNAs. In past 2 decades, microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key molecules in developmental, physiologic and pathological processes. However, very few studies have demonstrated miRNA-mediated regulation of connexins. Even though there are no reports yet on miRNAs and Cx36; we envisage that considering the important role of connexins and microRNAs in insulin secretion, there would be common pathways interlinking these biomolecules. Here, we discuss the current literature on connexins and miRNAs specifically with reference to islet function.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Diabetes
Depositing User: Mr. Rameshwar Nema
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 08:01
URI: http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/453

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