Journal article

The effect of insulin and exercise on c-Cbl protein abundance and phosphorylation in insulin-resistant skeletal muscle in lean and obese Zucker rats

GD Wadley, CR Bruce, N Konstantopoulos, SL Macaulay, KF Howlett, JA Hawley, D Cameron-Smith

Diabetologia | SPRINGER | Published : 2004


AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Recruitment of the protein c-Cbl to the insulin receptor (IR) and its tyrosine phosphorylation via a pathway that is independent from phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase is necessary for insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The activation of this pathway by insulin or exercise has yet to be reported in skeletal muscle. METHODS: Lean and obese Zucker rats were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: (i). control, (ii). insulin-stimulated or (iii). acute, exhaustive exercise. Hind limb skeletal muscle was removed and the phosphorylation state of IR, Akt and c-Cbl measured. RESULTS: Insulin receptor phosphorylation was increased 12-fold after insu..

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