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profileReceptor, Insulin

"Receptor, Insulin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A cell surface receptor for INSULIN. It comprises a tetramer of two alpha and two beta subunits which are derived from cleavage of a single precursor protein. The receptor contains an intrinsic TYROSINE KINASE domain that is located within the beta subunit. Activation of the receptor by INSULIN results in numerous metabolic changes including increased uptake of GLUCOSE into the liver, muscle, and ADIPOSE TISSUE.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Receptor, Insulin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Receptor, Insulin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 550 publications over 38 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 1992
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