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Insulin Properties

Insulin

Description

 

Insulin is a natural hormone made by the pancreas that controls the level of the sugar glucose in the blood. Insulin permits cells to use glucose for energy.It stops the use of fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagon.Insulin also influences other body functions, such as vascular compliance and cognition.Human insulin is a peptide hormone composed of 51 amino acids and has a molecular weight of 5808 Da. It is produced in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.It is used medically to treat some forms of diabetes mellitus.Insulin also influences other body functions, such as vascular compliance and cognition.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 11061-68-0
EINECS Number 234-291-2
Molar Mass 5807.57 g/mol
Molecular Formula C257H383N65O77S6
Synonyms Biohulin; H-Tronin; Human Protaphane; Human insulin; Humulin; HumulinR; Humulin S; Incelligent SG; Insugen; Novolin; NovolinR; Novolin ge Toronto; Penfil R; Ultraphane; Umulin; Velosulin HM; VelosulineHM; Viaject
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