Journal article

INSULIN RESISTANCE IN CIRRHOSIS - EVIDENCE FOR A POST-RECEPTOR DEFECT

J PROIETTO, A NANKERVIS, P AITKEN, FJ DUDLEY, G CARUSO, FP ALFORD

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 1984

Abstract

Receptor and post-receptor abnormalities of insulin action and their possible role in the insulin resistance of cirrhosis were examined in eight biopsy-proven cirrhotic subjects and eight age-weight matched healthy volunteers. To this end, oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT), insulin dose response curves and insulin binding to circulating monocytes were determined for each subject. The dose-response curves for the cirrhotic subjects were significantly shifted to the right compared to the control subjects, indicating the presence of insulin insensitivity (ED50 223 +/- 30 versus 64 +/- 8 mU/l respectively; P less than 0.001). The magnitude of the right shift of the insulin-dose response curves..

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