Insulin induces monocytic CXCL8 secretion by the mitogenic signalling pathway.

Oral glucose uptake alters the function of immune cells and an elevation of systemic CXCL8 was described. Monocytes secrete high amounts of CXCL8 and therefore it was analyzed whether glucose or insulin upregulate monocytic CXCL8 release. Incubation of monocytes with insulin for 2h induced CXCL8 mRNA and secretion whereas glucose had no effect. Inhibition… CONTINUE READING