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Insulin receptor substrate (IRS) molecules are key mediators in insulin signaling and play a central role in maintaining basic cellular functions such as growth, survival, and metabolism. They act as docking proteins between the insulin receptor and a complex network of intracellular signaling molecules containing Src homology 2 (SH2) domains. Four members(More)
Insulin receptors (IR) and type 1 IGF receptors (IGF-IR) have been shown to form insulin/IGF-I hybrid receptors in tissues expressing both molecules. The biological function of hybrid receptors is still undefined. To date there is no information about the distribution of hybrid receptors in human tissues. We have applied two microwell-based immunoassays(More)
The insulin receptor (IR) is a protein tyrosine kinase playing a pivotal role in the regulation of peripheral glucose metabolism and energy homoeostasis. IRs are also abundantly distributed in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, where they regulate synaptic activity required for learning and memory. As the major anabolic hormone in mammals, insulin(More)
ADAM17 and its inhibitor TIMP3 are involved in nephropathy, but their role in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is unclear. Diabetic Timp3(-/-) mice showed increased albuminuria, increased membrane thickness and mesangial expansion. Microarray profiling uncovered a significant reduction of Foxo1 expression in diabetic Timp3(-/-) mice compared to WT, along with(More)
Aspirin modestly influences cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but the reason is unclear. The aim of the study was to determine whether in T2DM patients aspirin enhances platelet isoprostanes, which are eicosanoids with proaggregating properties derived from arachidonic acid oxidation by platelet NOX2, the catalytic(More)
BACKGROUND In type 1 diabetes (T1D) vascular complications such as accelerated atherosclerosis and diffused macro-/microangiopathy are linked to chronic hyperglycemia with a mechanism that is not yet well understood. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) worsens most diabetic complications, particularly, the risk of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular(More)
Ceramide regulates several different cellular responses including mechanisms leading to apoptosis. Serum- and glucocorticoid-inducible protein kinase (SGK)-1 is a serine threonine kinase, which activates survival pathways in response to stress stimuli. Recently, we demonstrated an anti-apoptotic role of SGK-1 in human umbilical endothelial cells treated(More)
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in humans. It results from a combination of factors that impair beta-cell function and tissue insulin sensitivity. However, growing evidence is showing that the beta-cell is central to the development and progression of this form of diabetes. Reduced islet and/or insulin-containing cell mass or volume in(More)
Insulin/IGF-I hybrid receptors composed of an insulin receptor (IR) alphabeta-hemireceptor and a type 1 IGF receptor (IGF-IR) alphabeta-hemireceptor are formed in tissues expressing both molecules. To date there is a limited information about the proportion of hybrids in tissues of normal or diabetic subjects. In this study, we determined the abundance of(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) have impaired insulin-induced enhancement of vasodilator responses. The incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), beyond its effects on blood glucose, has beneficial actions on vascular function. This study, therefore, aimed to assess whether GLP-1 affects insulin-stimulated vasodilator(More)