Author(s): Wente W, Efanov AM, Treinies I, Zitzer H, Gromada J,
Abstract Share this page
Abstract The multi-domain protein PIST (protein interacting specifically with Tc10) interacts with the SSTR5 (somatostatin receptor 5) and is responsible for its intracellular localization. Here, we show that PIST is expressed in pancreatic beta-cells and interacts with SSTR5 in these cells. PIST expression in MIN6 insulinoma cells is reduced by somatostatin (SST). After stimulation with SST, SSTR5 undergoes internalization together with PIST. MIN6 cells over-expressing PIST display enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and a decreased sensitivity to SST-induced inhibition of insulin secretion. These data suggest that PIST plays an important role in insulin secretion by regulating SSTR5 availability at the plasma membrane.
This article was published in FEBS Lett
and referenced in Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access