A Case of Severe Insulin Resistance (Student View)

Submitted by molecadmin on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:02

 Authors: Melanie Lenahan (Raritan Valley Community College, NJ), and Shuchismita Dutta* (Rutgers University, NJ); *contact: sdutta@rcsb.rutgers.edu

Citation and Adaptations: doi:10.25334/DTTA-WW18

Work funded by NSF grant # 1827011

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Prior to case discussion (Homework): Read the "Megan, Jade, and Joanna" story in the Preparation section and the scientific article abstract, then answer the questions before the case discussion begins.

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The scientific article

Question: What caused the insulin resistance? Can it be treated?
Biology/Cell Biology Getting to Structure: Part 1: Understanding Insulin Resistance
  Molecular Exploration: Part 2: Insulin Resistance in Molecular Detail
  Modeling: Part 3: Bypassing the Roadblock
  Assessment: A Constitutively Active Enzyme