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Animation of a molecular model of insulin, a peptide hormone. Insulin plays an important role in blood sugar regulation. It 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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