Stefanie Ramrath

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The potentially enhanced mitogenic activity of insulin analogs represents a safety risk that requires detailed analysis of new analogs considered for therapeutic applications. We assessed the signaling properties and mitogenic potency of two novel rapid-acting insulin analogs, Lys(B3),Glu(B29) insulin (HMR 1964) and Lys(B3),Ile(B28) insulin (HMR 1153) using(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipose tissue is now considered as an endocrine and secretory organ, and some adipocyte factors are thought to play a major role in the induction of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. Here we tested the hypothesis that the crosstalk between fat and muscle involves activation of inhibitor kappaB Kinase (IKK) in the myocytes. MEASUREMENTS(More)
Thioctic acid (alpha-lipoic acid) has been shown to improve insulin-regulated glucose disposal in animal models of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetic patients. In the present study, we have used isolated adult ventricular cardiomyocytes in order to analyze 1) direct effects of this compound on glucose uptake in a primary muscle cell, and 2) the(More)
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