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Insulin from bovine pancreas

≥27 USP units/mg (HPLC), powder



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Two-chain polypeptide hormone produced by the β-cells of pancreatic islets. Its molecular weight is ~5800 Da. The α and β chains are joined by two interchain disulfide bonds. The α chain contains an intrachain disulfide bond. Insulin regulates the cellular uptake, utilization, and storage of glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids and inhibits the breakdown of glycogen, protein, and fat.


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Peer-Reviewed Papers


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Species variation in the amino acid sequence of insulin. Smith, L.F. Am. J. Med. 40, 662-666, (1966)


Insulin-sensitive glucose transport. Kono, T. Vitam. Horm. 7, 103-154, (1988)


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A Novel Purification Method For CNS Projection Neurons Leads To The Identification Of Brain Vascular Cells As A Source Of Trophic Support For Corticospinal Motor Neurons. Dugas, J.C., et al. J. Neurosci. 28, 8294-305, (2008)


Zebrafish primordial germ cell cultures derived from vasa::RFP transgenic embryos. Lianchun Fan et al Stem Cells Dev. 17, 585-97, (2008)


Dry eye reversal and corneal sensation restoration with topical naltrexone in diabetes mellitus. Ian S. Zagon et al Arch. Ophthal. 127, 1468-73, (2010)


Analysis of conjunctival fibroblasts from a proband with Schnyder corneal dystrophy. Jodhbir S. Mehta et al Mol. Vis. 14, 1277-81, (2008)


Differentiating human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells regulate microRNAs: prediction of microRNA regulation by PDGF during osteogenesis. Goff, LA Exp. Hematol. 36(10), 1354-1369, (2008)


Identification of a second lipopolysaccharide in Porphyromonas gingivalis W50. Rangarajan M J. Bacteriol. 190(8), 2920-32, (2008)


Progressive tumor features accompany epithelial-mesenchymal transition induced in mitochondrial DNA-depleted cells. Naito A Cancer Sci. 99(8), 1584-8, (2008)


Inhibition of lung tumor colonization and cell migration with the disintegrin crotatroxin 2 isolated from the venom of Crotalus atrox. Galán, JA Toxicon 51(7), 1186-96, (2008)


LIP expression is regulated by IGF-1R signaling and participates in suppression of anoikis. Huili Li et al Mol. Cancer 10, 100, (2011)


Role of Ceacam1 in VEGF induced vasculogenesis of murine embryonic stem cell-derived embryoid bodies in 3D culture. Angel Gu et al Exp. Cell Res. 315, 1668-82, (2009)


Isothiocyanates repress estrogen receptor alpha expression in breast cancer cells. Kang, L Oncol. Rep. 21(1), 185-92, (2009)


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