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  • 1. Insulin
    Adopted by: Samantha Barton
  • 2. Elements within Insulin
    Insulin is primarily made up of:
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Functional Groups of Insulin
    Insulin is made up of 51
    amino acids
  • 5. Amino Acid Chart
  • 6. Organic Compounds of Insulin
    Insulin is a protein
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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