The upregulating effect of insulin and vanadate on cell surface insulin receptors in rat adipocytes is modulated by glucose and energy availability.

The aim of this study was to further characterize the rapid effects of insulin and the tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor vanadate to amplify cell surface insulin binding capacity in isolated rat adipocytes. The effect of 20 min insulin treatment (1000 microU/ml) was 2- to 3-fold (p < 0.01) when cells were treated in medium containing 5.6 mM D-glucose, but it… (More)