insulin antagonist

in·su·lin an·tag·o·nist

substances in the β- and γ-globulin or the β1-lipoprotein fractions of serum that may induce a functional insulin deficiency; may include nonprecipitating antibodies against nonhuman insulin.

in·su·lin an·tag·o·nist

(insŭ-lin an-tagŏ-nist)
Substances that may induce a functional insulin deficiency; may include nonprecipitating antibodies against nonhuman insulin.
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TNF-[alpha] has been reported to interfere with lipid metabolism and to be an insulin antagonist.
9) T3 and T4 are insulin antagonist that also potentiate the action of insulin indirectly.
Although there are many possibilities, some of which may include the followings: enhancement of glucose utilization, possession of insulin-like properties and therefore induce transport of glucose into the peripheral tissues, ability to repair the pancreas to be responsive to glucose concentration for insulin production, may be acted upon and transferred by enzymes to an intermediate which possesses a pharmacological property such as hypoglycaemic property, it may contain biomolecules that can modify or stimulate insulin receptors, may modify the structure of glucose transport protein (GLUT 4) and it may inhibit insulin antagonist within the body