Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase, but not phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, is present in GLUT4-containing vesicles isolated from rat skeletal muscle.

Insulin stimulates the rate of glucose transport into muscle and adipose cells by translocation of glucose transporter (GLUT4)-containing vesicles from an intracellular storage pool to the surface membrane. This event is mediated through the insulin receptor substrates (IRSs), which in turn activate phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase isoforms. It has been… (More)