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Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2000 Jun;164(1-2):99-107.

Transcription factor expression during pancreatic islet regeneration.

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Department of Immunology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

Abstract

Recent studies by a number of laboratories have identified transcription factors that are involved in pancreatic development. Indeed, marked abnormalities in pancreatic development result from deficiencies in these molecules, which include, among others, PDX-1, islet-1 (Isl-1), and Pax-6. These studies have prompted us to evaluate the expression of Isl-1 and Pax-6 in the pancreas of the interferon-gamma (IFNgamma) transgenic mouse, which exhibits new islet growth and expansion of ducts throughout the life of the animal. We have previously demonstrated that PDX-1 is strikingly expressed in the ducts of the IFNgamma transgenic mouse. This latter observation compelled us to examine expression of hepatocyte nuclear factor-3beta (HNF3beta), which mediates PDX-1 gene transcription, in the IFNgamma transgenic pancreas as well. As a result of these studies, we now demonstrate marked expression of these transcription factors in the pancreatic ducts of IFNgamma transgenic mice. These data suggest a role for these transcription factors during pancreatic regeneration in the IFNgamma transgenic mouse.

PMID:
11026562
DOI:
10.1016/s0303-7207(00)00234-3
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