SnapShot: Insulin/IGF1 Signaling

Cell. 2015 May 7;161(4):948-948.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.041.


The insulin/IGF1signaling pathway (ISP) plays an essential role in long-term health. Some perturbations in this pathway are associated with diseases such as type 2 diabetes; other perturbations extend lifespan in worms, flies, and mice. The ISP regulates many biological processes, including energy storage, apoptosis, transcription, and cellular homeostasis. Such regulation involves precise rewiring of temporal events in protein phosphorylation networks. For an animated version of this Enhanced SnapShot, please visit

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Insulin / metabolism*
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor I / metabolism*
  • Phosphorylation
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Insulin
  • Proteins
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor I