The calcium dependence of insulin degradation by rat skeletal muscle.


The effect of calcium on insulin degradation by intact or homogenized skeletal muscle, by skeletal muscle cytosol, and by partially purified skeletal muscle insulin-degrading protease activity was examined. After a 15-min lag phase, intact soleus muscles degraded [125I]insulin to trichloroacetic acid-soluble products in a time-dependent fashion. Degradation… (More)