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From: Amiloride derivatives enhance insulin release in pancreatic islets from diabetic mice

Figure 2

DMA enhances insulin secretion stimulated by glucose and αKIC (alpha-ketoisocaproate), in islets isolated from both normal and diabetic mice: Groups of islets were treated with different secretagogues with and without intracellular acidification produced by 40 μM DMA (denoted in red). Insulin secretion was measured at the end of the 60-minute stimulation period. Insulin secretion produced by both 16.7 mM glucose and 20 mM αKIC is significantly enhanced by intracellular acidification, in all three mouse strains (n = 10; * = p < 0.001). Values in the figure are expressed as fractional release (% of total insulin content released over the 60-minute period). The corresponding absolute amounts (ng/ml) for each condition from left to right are: 0.46 ± 0.1, 4.04 ± 0.44, 6.37 ± 0.71, 3.39 ± 0.72, 31.97 ± 2.58, 46.12 ± 5.51, 7.5 ± 0.9, 22.4 ± 3.2, 29.87 ± 5.35, 1.24 ± 0.18, 2.05 ± 0.3, 17.12 ± 2.11, 34.73 ± 4.053, 11.8 ± 1.38 and 13.76 ± 1.77.

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