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Trends Mol Med. 2001 Jul;7(7):320-2.

Disease model: hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. Part A-targeted disruption of insulin signaling or glucose transport.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba City, (305-8575), Ibaraki, Japan.


Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia are common pathophysiological features of several metabolic diseases, obesity and diabetes being two notable examples. In this article we review how the use of animal models has increased our understanding of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, with a particular emphasis on the use of mice with targeted disruptions of the insulin signaling pathway.

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