Insulin-like growth factor I-mediated degradation of insulin receptor substrate-1 is inhibited by epidermal growth factor in prostate epithelial cells.

We have sought to determine whether insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) regulates the levels of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) in prostate epithelial cells. Exposure of prostate epithelial cells to IGF-I in the absence of other growth factors leads to a reduction in IRS-1 levels. Ubiquitin content of IRS-1 is increased in the presence of IGF-I, and… CONTINUE READING