Insulin degradation by fat cell ghosts

W. F. Ward, H. M. Klitgaard, R. C. Meade

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The insulin degrading activity of fat cell ghosts prepared from obese rats was equivalent to those prepared from normal rats. Normal human fat cell ghosts exhibited much less activity than the normal fat cell ghost. Due to the ubiquitous distribution of adipose tissue and the substantial insulin degrading activity observed, it would appear that this tissue may play an important role in insulin turnover in the body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-239
Number of pages2
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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