The role of growth hormone receptor in β cell function

Shuang Wang, Jin Wu, Ning Wang, Li Zeng, Yingjie Wu

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Growth hormone (GH) exerts numerous effects on tissues through binding to its receptor, GHR, which resides on cell membranes in many different organs and tissues. Endocrine pancreatic β cells are the only source of insulin secretion in response to metabolic demand, thereby regulating blood glucose and maintaining metabolic homeostasis. β cell dysfunction is the main composition of diabetes mellitus. Numerous studies have provided strong evidence that GHR signaling plays an independent role in β cell function. In this review, we focus on the role of GHR signaling in β cell actions and the underlying molecular mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalGrowth Hormone and IGF Research
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes
  • GHR signaling
  • Growth hormone receptor
  • β cell function


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