Increases uses of fats, while conserving glucose and protein.
Inhibits the glucose uptake of muscle, lipid, and other tissues.
Stimulates adipose lipolysis, muscle amino acid uptake, and proteogenesis.
Stimulates hepatic glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, and ketogenesis.
Stimulates release of IGF-1 from the liver which promotes growth.
Mechanism of action: Binds to membrane receptor, activates second messenger systems, alters enzyme activity.