Journal article

AN ANOMALOUS POSTPRANDIAL INCREASE IN ERYTHROCYTE INSULIN-RECEPTOR AFFINITY ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERINSULINEMIA

GM WARD, LC HARRISON

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition | AMER SOC CLINICAL NUTRITION | Published : 1986

Abstract

Whereas the expected decrease in the binding of 125I-insulin to erythrocytes 4.5 h after a standard mixed breakfast was seen in six young nonobese normoglycemic controls (delta % bound/free = 2.0 +/- 0.5 SEM), 10 obese hyperglycemic subjects showed an increase (0.54 +/- 0.43) and eight obese normoglycemic subjects of similar age and weight, no change in binding (0 +/- 0.31), both being significantly different from the controls (p less than 0.05) but not from each other. Of the total 18 obese subjects, the 11 with fasting hyperinsulinemia (23 +/- 1.4 mU/l) showed an increase in binding of 0.82 +/- 0.40, significantly different (p less than 0.05) from the decrease of 0.30 +/- 0.25 shown by the..

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