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Min6; MIN-6; Mouse INsulinoma 6






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The MIN-6 cell line is a mouse pancreatic beta cell line derived from insulinomas in transgenic mice through the targeted expression of the simian virus 40 T antigen gene. These cells closely resemble pancreatic beta cells in terms of their morphology and ability to produce insulin and T antigen. MIN-6 cells demonstrate glucose-dependent insulin secretion similar to normal mouse islet cells and exhibit high levels of liver-type glucose transporter mRNA. However, recent research suggests that MIN-6 is not a pure beta cell line but rather a mixed cell line that also secretes glucagon, somatostatin, and ghrelin. Molecular analysis reveals the presence of various mRNAs associated with insulin I and II, proglucagon, somatostatin, pancreatic polypeptide (PP), and ghrelin. Furthermore, immunofluorescence imaging reveals the coexistence of insulin-positive cells with double-positive cells expressing insulin and either glucagon or somatostatin within the MIN-6 cell population.


Why choose MIN-6 from AcceGen?

MIN-6 cells from AcceGen are an excellent choice due to their high quality and viability. These cells are provided in a sterile condition and undergo rigorous quality control measures, ensuring reliable and consistent results for research and experimental purposes.

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With the ability to regulate insulin secretion in response to glucose concentrations, the MIN-6 cell line holds significant applications in studying the molecular mechanisms of beta cell regulation. It serves as a valuable model for investigating pancreatic islet development, cell differentiation, and overall islet function. Researchers can utilize MIN-6 cells to gain insights into the intricate processes involved in insulin secretion and explore potential therapeutic strategies for conditions related to beta cell dysfunction, such as diabetes.

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37 ℃, 5% CO2

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β Cell

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Mouse Pancreas Cancer Cell Lines

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