Glucose stimulation of the antilipolytic effect of insulin in humans

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Science  03 Jun 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4601, pp. 1057-1059
DOI: 10.1126/science.6342138


Dose-response studies of the inhibition of lipolysis by insulin in isolated human adipocytes were conducted with the use of a sensitive bioluminescent assay of glycerol release. The addition of glucose to the incubation medium was associated with an increase in insulin sensitivity and an increase in the maximum insulin effect. The results suggest that glucose plays an important role in regulating the antilipolytic action of insulin in humans.