Quantitative ultrastructural analysis of receptor-mediated insulin uptake into adipocytes.

Monomeric ferritin-insulin was used as an ultrastructural marker to determine by quantitative electron microscopy the time course and route of insulin uptake in rat adipocytes. To approximate steady state membrane binding conditions prior to any internalization, adipocytes were prefixed with glutaraldehyde and incubated for 30 min with 70 nM monomeric… CONTINUE READING