Effect of Recombinant Human Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I on Expression of Glucose Transporters, GLUT 2 and GLUT 4, in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rat

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Abstract

We investigated the effect of recombinant insulin-like growth factor-I (rhIGF-I) on the expression of glucose transporters, GLUT 2 in the liver and GLUT 4 in the heart, in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats by the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. GLUT 2 and its mRNA in the liver was elevated, whereas GLUT 4 and its mRNA in the heart were decreased in STZ-diabetic rats. A two-week treatment with rhIGF-I mostly restored the expression of GLUT 2 and GLUT 4 to normal rat level. We demonstrated that the effect of IGF-I on the expressions of GLUTs was almost the same as that of insulin.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 78(1), 63-67, 1998-09

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008193769
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    SHO
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    4565704
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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