Receptors insulin

receptors, insulin

cell surface proteins that bind insulin and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behaviour of cells. The best understood physiological consequence of insulin receptor activation is increased transport of glucose into most cells, which controls the rate of carbohydrate metabolism. The insulin receptor is a multifunctional protein complex that has intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity and is capable of autophosphorylation.


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