Published in Healthcare Finance, Tax and Law Weekly, June 22nd, 2005
Study 1: Protein kinase C plays a role in insulin resistance.
"The initial response of liver cells to insulin is mediated through exocytosis of Cl- channel-containing vesicles and a subsequent opening of plasma membrane Cl- channels. Intracellular accumulation of fatty acids leads to profound defects in metabolism, and is closely associated with insulin resistance. It is not known whether the activity of Cl- channels is altered in insulin resistance and by which mechanisms. We studied the effects of fatty acid accumulation on Cl- channel opening in a model liver cell line,"...
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