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Insulin and Protein Metabolism

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, The Endocrine Pancreas and Regulation of Metabolism

  1. Robert R. Wolfe,
  2. Elena Volpi

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070224

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Wolfe, R. R. and Volpi, E. 2011. Insulin and Protein Metabolism. Comprehensive Physiology. 735–757.

Author Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, and Metabolism Department, Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston Burns Hospital, Galveston, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Molecular Basis of Insulin Action on Protein Metabolism
    • 1.1
      Protein Synthesis
    • 1.2
      Protein Breakdown
    • 1.3
      Transmembrane Amino Acid Transport
  • 2
    Physiological Effects of Insulin at the Whole-Body Level
  • 3
    Effects of Insulin on Muscle Tissue
  • 4
    Physiological Effects of Insulin on Other Tissues
    • 4.1
      Liver
    • 4.2
      Gut
    • 4.3
      Heart
    • 4.4
      Skin
  • 5
    Effect of Insulin on Transport in vivo
  • 6
    Insulin Resistance
    • 6.1
      Diabetes
    • 6.2
      Critical Illness
  • 7
    Exercise
  • 8
    Conclusion