Effect of insulin on fat and protein deposition in diabetic lean and obese rats.

Abstract

Five-week-old male obese and lean Zucker rats were made comparably diabetic by intracardiac injections of alloxan (65-72 mg/kg body wt). Lean rats were then given daily injections of protamine zinc insulin at 3 doses: 0.25, 1.25, and 4.0 U.100 g body wt-1.day-1 for 3 wk. Obese rats received identical amounts as corresponding lean controls independent of… (More)

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