Lack of insulin stimulation on Percoll-prepared or high-speed-centrifuged rat liver hepatocytes.


Rat liver hepatocytes isolated from a 30-31% percoll density gradient at 10,000g are refractory toward insulin stimulation of 14CO2 formation and 14C-incorporation into protein from [2,3-14C]succinate. Basal hepatocyte oxidation of succinate was not impaired by the presence of 5% percoll in the incubation medium nor was it impaired when percoll-free… (More)