Receptors for insulin and IGF-I in bovine lens epithelium

A. C. Sinha, C. A. Stuart, S. K. Srivastava

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The presence of insulin receptors has not yet been established in lens epithelial cells. Our goal was to understand the involvement of insulin in lens pathology, especially diabetic cataractogenesis. As a first step in this process, we evaluated the presence of insulin receptors in bovine lens epithelium. Insulin bound to insulin receptor with a high affinity (K(D) 53.7 nM). SDS-PAGE and subsequent autoradiography of affinity labeled insulin receptor show the presence of a 130 kDa band, indicating that the lens epithelium insulin receptor may be similar to insulin receptors isolated from other tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalLens and Eye Toxicity Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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