Insulin-regulatable tissues express a unique insulin-sensitive glucose transport protein

  title={Insulin-regulatable tissues express a unique insulin-sensitive glucose transport protein},
  author={D. James and R. Brown and J. Navarro and P. Pilch},
  • D. James, R. Brown, +1 author P. Pilch
  • Published 1988
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • At least three different glucose transport systems exist in mammalian cells. These are: (1) the constitutively active, facilitative carrier characteristic of human erythrocytes1, Hep G2 (ref. 2) cells and rat brain3; (2) the Na-dependent active transporter of kidney and small intestine4,5; and (3) the facilitative carrier of rat liver (B. Thorens and H. F. Lodish, personal communication). A fourth possible glucose transport system is the insulin-dependent carrier that may be specific to muscle… CONTINUE READING
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