Boron containing compounds promote the survival and the maintenance of pancreatic β-cells.

Boron containing compounds promote the survival and the maintenance of pancreatic β-cells. Mol Biol Rep. 2019 Jul 31;: Authors: Aydın S, Demirci S, Doğan A, Sağraç D, Kaşıkcı E, Şahin F Abstract Diabetes mellitus is worldwide disease. The life of diabetic patients are dependent on exogenous insulin. Pancreas or particularly islet transplantations are performed for reducing external insulin dependency. External substances are also used to protect the β-cells from the death or increase insulin secretion. In the current study, two different boron containing compounds (sodium pentaborate pentahydrate-NaB and boric acid-BA) were investigated for their effect on pancreatic cells in terms of pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic markers, genes related to insulin production mechanism, pancreatic development and glucose metabolism, some antioxidant enzymes, and genes for the initiation of diabetes, insulin secretion and antioxidant enzyme activities in vitro. The results revealed that boron containing compounds did not lead to apoptosis. On the contrary, they increased cell viability, antioxidant enzyme activities and the level of genes related to insulin production. Overall evaluation, data in the current study showed that boron containing compounds might be promising therapeutic agents for type 1 diabetes. However, additional investigations are strictly needed to elucidate molecular mechanisms of boron containing compounds. PMID: 3136802...
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