Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 11th, 2005
According to published research from the United States, "Leucine (Leu) is known to stimulate translation initiation of protein synthesis at mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in the insulin signaling pathway. However, potential feedback from mTOR to upstream aspects of the insulin signaling pathway remains controversial."
"This study evaluates the impact of a physiological oral dose of Leu and/or carbohydrate (CHO) on upstream elements of the insulin signaling pathway using phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) activity and glucose uptake as markers for...
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