123I-tyrosine-(A14)-insulin: preparation and preliminary clinical studies.

Insulin was radioiodinated with 123I (123I-tyrosine-(A14)-insulin) to a specific activity of 1 micrograms/mCi, corresponding to 0.025 I.U. of insulin/mCi. This preparation was used for in vitro binding experiments with adipose tissue, showing active binding to the two subunits of the known insulin receptor. In a preliminary clinical investigation, 5 adipose… (More)