Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cell Metab. 2006 Mar;3(3):148-50.

Pancreatic beta cells: responding to the matrix.

Author information

1
Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA.

Abstract

In a recent issue of Developmental Cell, Nikolova et al. (2006) make the unusual discovery that, unlike most epithelial cells, pancreatic beta cells do not produce a basement membrane of extracellular matrix. Rather, the matrix is provided to a subset of beta cells by local capillary endothelial cells, explaining in part how the endothelium helps promote optimal levels of insulin production.

PMID:
16517401
DOI:
10.1016/j.cmet.2006.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center