insulinase


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insulinase

[′in·sə·lə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme produced by the liver which is able to inactivate insulin.
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Previously, the potential of medicinal plants have been reported the effects on glucose metabolism through the various mechanisms, including, play a function role as insulin-like substances [30], inhibition the insulinase activity [2], increased insulin secretion from [beta]-cells of islets of langerhans or its release from bound insulin [4,6] and may increase cells in the pancreas by activating regeneration of pancreatic cells [5].
For instance, benzoic acid-related molecules inhibit insulinase and enhance insulin effects (Aybar et al.
Hemolyzed samples contain an insulin-degrading enzyme and should not be analyzed unless they can be handled at 4 [degrees]C within ~2-3 h or an insulinase inhibitor has been added in the blood collection tube to prevent insulin degradation.