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Compound Summary for: CID 70678557

Insulin

Also known as: Actrapid; Afrezza; Actrapid HM; Endopancrine; Biohulin; Decurvon; Dermulin; Exubera; Humilin
Molecular Formula: C256H381N65O77S6   Molecular Weight: 5793.54364   InChIKey: YAJCHEVQCOHZDC-QMMNLEPNSA-N
A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).   From: MeSH
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