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July 4, 2017

As we come to celebrate our nation’s birthday, there are a lot of issues that need to be solved: healthcare coverage, defense issues, trade policies, and the like. One good thing is that gas prices are at an all-time low, and so many more people are expected to be traveling. …

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #81: Insulin Actions In Vivo: Glucose Metabolism Part 7 of 9

Cellular, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms of insulin action: The insulin receptor is a glycoprotein consisting of two alpha subunits and two beta subunits linked by disulfide bonds and expresses insulin-stimulated kinase activity directed towards its own tyrosine residues. Insulin receptor phosphorylation of the α subunit, with subsequent activation of insulin receptor tyrosine kinase, represents the first step in the action of insulin on glucose metabolism.

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