The role of metabolism-excitation coupling in insulin secretion has long been apparent, but in recent years, in parallel with studies of human hyperinsulinism and diabetes, genetic manipulation of proteins involved in glucose transport, metabolism, and excitability in mice has brought the central importance of this pathway into sharp relief. We focus on these animal studies and how they provide important insights into not only metabolic and electrical regulation of insulin secretion, but also downstream consequences of alterations in this pathway and the etiology and treatment of insulin-secretion diseases in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-453
Number of pages12
JournalCell metabolism
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2 2009


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