Insulin action on the liver in vivo.

Cherrington AD, Moore MC, Sindelar DK, Edgerton DS
Biochem Soc Trans. 2007 35 (Pt 5): 1171-4

PMID: 17956305 · DOI:10.1042/BST0351171

Insulin has a potent inhibitory effect on hepatic glucose production by direct action at hepatic receptors. The hormone also inhibits glucose production by suppressing both lipolysis in the fat cell and secretion of glucagon by the alpha-cell. Neural sensing of insulin levels appears to participate in control of hepatic glucose production in rodents, but a role for brain insulin sensing has not been documented in dogs or humans. The primary effect of insulin on the liver is its direct action.

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Animals Humans Insulin Lipolysis Liver Nervous System Physiological Phenomena Pancreas

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