description
Two transcription factors, PDX1 and HNF1A, play key roles in maintaining the gene expression pattern characteristic of mature beta cells in the endocrine pancreas. Targets of these regulatory molecules include genes encoding insulin, the GLUT2 glucose transporter, the liver- (and pancreas) specific form of pyruvate kinase and other transcription factors including HNF4A, HNF4G, and FOXA3. PDX1 expression in turn is controlled by the activities of MAFA, FOXA2, and PAX6, and negatively regulated via AKT (Chakrabarti and Mirmira 2003; Servitja and Ferrer 2004)

external resources
NCBI:1270341
REACTOME:R-HSA-210745
PUBMED:12591178
PUBMED:15298336

genes
AKT1 , AKT2 , FOXO1 , GCK , FOXA2 , FOXA3 , HNF4A , HNF4G , IAPP , INS , PDX1 , NEUROD1 , NKX2-2 , NKX6-1 , PAX6 , PKLR , SLC2A2 , HNF1A , AKT3 , RFX6 , MAFA ,