Discoidin domain receptor 2 impairs insulin-stimulated insulin receptor substrate-1 tyrosine phosphorylation and glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Differentiation of preadipocytes into functional adipocytes depends on early proliferative events (mitotic clonal expansion) and extracellular matrix interactions. We report that discoidin domain receptor (DDR) 2, a novel adhesion receptor, is expressed in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and is downregulated during the early phase of adipogenesis. DDR2 overexpression… CONTINUE READING