The glycolipid sulfatide protects insulin-producing cells against cytokine-induced apoptosis, a possible role in diabetes

A Roeske-Nielsen, L T Dalgaard, Sven-Erik Månsson, K Buschard

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Abstract

Cytokine-induced apoptosis is recognised as a major cause of the decline in β-cell mass that ultimately leads to type 1 diabetes mellitus. Interleukin-1β, interferon-γ and tumour necrosis factor-α in conjunction initiate a series of events that lead to β-cell apoptosis; important among these is NO production. The glycosphingolipid sulfatide is present in β-cells in the secretory granules in varying amounts and is secreted together with insulin. We now investigate whether sulfatide is able to protect insulin-producing cells against the pro-apoptotic effect of interleukin-1β, interferon-γ and tumour necrosis factor-α.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDiabetes - Metabolism: Research and Reviews (Print Edition)
Vol/bind26
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)631-8
Antal sider8
ISSN1520-7552
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2010

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