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Insulin molecule, illustration

Insulin molecule, illustration

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KATERYNA KON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KATERYNA KON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Insulin molecule. Computer model showing the structure of a molecule of the hormone insulin. Insulin plays an important role in blood sugar regulation. Insulin is released from the pancreas when blood sugar levels are high, for example after a meal, prompting cells in the liver, muscle, and fat tissue to take up the glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen. Insufficient production of insulin leads to an accumulation of glucose in the blood causing diabetes.

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