M. Lucía Gavete

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Insulin resistance develops with ageing in humans and rodents. Here, we have studied the evolution of insulin sensitivity with ageing trying to discriminate the role of adiposity from that of ageing in this process. We performed oral glucose tolerance tests and determined overall and tissue-specific glucose utilization under euglycemic-hyper-insulinemic(More)
Undernutrition in rats impairs secretion of insulin but maintains glucose normotolerance, because muscle tissue presents an increased insulin-induced glucose uptake. We studied glucose transporters in gastrocnemius muscles from food-restricted and control anesthetized rats under basal and euglycemic hyperinsulinemic conditions. Muscle membranes were(More)
Restriction of protein calories during stages of immaturity has a major influence on glucose metabolism and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood. However, it is known that reduction of food intake alleviates insulin resistance. We previously demonstrated an improved insulin-induced glucose uptake in skeletal muscle of chronically(More)
The high energy demands of myocardium are met through the metabolism of lipids and glucose. Importantly, enhanced glucose utilization rates are crucial adaptations of the cardiac cell to some pathological conditions, such as hypertrophy and ischemia, but the effects of undernutrition on heart glucose metabolism are unknown. Our previous studies have shown(More)
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