Insulin induces translocation of the alpha 2 and beta 1 subunits of the Na+/K(+)-ATPase from intracellular compartments to the plasma membrane in mammalian skeletal muscle.

Unlike glucose transport, where translocation of the insulin-responsive glucose transporter (GLUT4) from an intracellular compartment to the plasma membrane is the principal mechanism underlying insulin stimulation, no consensus exists presently for the mechanism by which insulin activates the Na+/K(+)-ATPase. We have investigated (i) the subunit isoforms… CONTINUE READING