Insulin crystals, light micrograph

Insulin crystals, light micrograph

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Caption: Insulin crystals. Polarized light micrograph of crystals of insulin. This polypeptide hormone is produced by the pancreas in mammals to aid the body in metabolising sugars. A lack of this hormone is a cause of diabetes. Field of view size: 1.49 x 2.23 millimetres.

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