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Record History
Added on October 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on October 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time October 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time October 28, 2015 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 512 Light Hall
Presenter Name Nicholas C. Vierra
Presentation Title “Novel insights into the modulation of islet hormone secretion and metabolic homeostasis by the two-pore domain K+ channel TALK-1"
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

The two-pore domain K+ channel TALK-1 is the most abundant K+ channel in the pancreatic islet, where it regulates β-cell excitability and insulin secretion. Interestingly, mice lacking TALK-1 channels are protected from diet-induced hyperglycemia and obesity. This presentation will focus on the function of TALK-1 channels in other endocrine cell types, and possible mechanisms by which TALK-1 channels participate in the pathogenesis of hyperglycemia and obesity.