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Elements within Insulin Insulin is primarily made up of:
Subunits of Insulin Insulin has more than one non reducible form The alpha: Mr=135,000 The beta: Mr=95,000 The gamma: Mr=210,000 The two major parts of the molecule are the alpha and beta particles while the gamma particles are minor.
Functional Groups of Insulin Insulin is made up of 51 amino acids
Organic Compounds of Insulin Insulin is a protein
General Function of Amino Acids Amino Acids serve primarily as the building blocks for proteins (including insulin) Order of the amino acids determines function and shape of protein Proteins are simply a long chain of amino acids, without water due to peptide bonding
Function of Insulin Insulin is a hormone located within the pancreas Helps to regulate the body’s blood sugar after meals If a blood sugar is high, more insulin will be released, if blood sugar is low, less insulin will be released Insulin gene consists of two separate chains of amino acids, A and B
Adoption Process Insulin is necessary to all of our bodies When one’s body does not produce insulin properly, we become diabetic I will fuel my body with a proper diet in order to keep my insulin production healthy and normal I will also have regular check-ups making sure that my sugar levels maintain healthy