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Diabetes. 1990 Jun;39(6):757-9.

Vanadate induction of pancreatic amylase mRNA in diabetic rats.

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  • 1Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-0618.


Amylase activity and mRNA abundance are reduced to less than 1% of normal levels in diabetic rat pancreas. Administration of vanadate in drinking water restored normal amylase activity and amylase mRNA levels. These results demonstrate an effect of vanadate on pancreatic acinar cells and suggest that vanadate can mimic the effect of insulin on transcription of the pancreatic amylase gene.

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