Insulin signal mimicry as a mechanism for the insulin-like effects of vanadium

@article{Mehdi2006InsulinSM,
  title={Insulin signal mimicry as a mechanism for the insulin-like effects of vanadium},
  author={Mohamad Z. Mehdi and Sanjay K Pandey and Jean-François Th{\'e}berge and Ashok K. Srivastava},
  journal={Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={73-81}
}
Among several metals, vanadium has emerged as an extremely potent agent with insulin-like properties. These insulin-like properties have been demonstrated in isolated cells, tissues different animal models of type I and type II diabetes as well as a limited number of human subjects. Vanadium treatment has been found to improve abnormalities of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and of gene expression in rodent models of diabetes. In isolated cells, it enhances glucose transport, glycogen and… CONTINUE READING