glucose transporters

glucose transporters

a family of membrane proteins that transport glucose across cell membranes down its concentration gradient, into most cells but out of the liver and kidney cells when gluconeogenesis occurs.
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Passive glucose transporters (GLUTs) facilitate some of the uptake of glucose by sugar-hungry tumors.
A solid phase ELISA method was used to quantify glucose transporters in the membrane preparations of L6 myotubes and 3T3-L1 adipocytes (Sarabia et al.
Similarly, tea reduces blood glucose level an indicator of diabetes by suppressing the activity of glucose transporters in the intestinal epithelium that is common in aging population.
Evidence for defects in the trafficking and translocation of GLUT4 glucose transporters in skeletal muscle as a cause of human insulin resistance.
Genetic deletions/mutations of glucose transporters may mimic effects of inhibition
Insulin action on glucose transporters through molecular switches, tracks and tethers.
Inflammatory cells have an increased positive expression of glucose transporters and growth factors, which affect the affinity of these transporters for deoxyglucose.
The uptake of glucose into skeletal muscle cells is mediated by the glucose transporters, GLUT1 and GLUT4, the latter being subject to insulin regulation.
Berberine appears to stimulate glucose transporters, allowing cells to take up blood sugar from the bloodstream without the need for insulin," says leading authority on herbal medicine Tieraona Low Dog, M.
The number of glucose transporters (GLUT4) drops with obesity - but only on fat cells - and it happens early in the development of diabetes.

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