Results for: Insulin

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What does insulin do?

Your cells cannot use glucose without insulin, a hormone secreted from the beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin helps the cells take in glucose and convert it to energy. When t (MORE)

What is insulin?

Insulin is a substance produced in the pancreas that helps the body use sugars. Insulin is a peptide hormone that causes cells in the liver, skeletal muscles, and fat tissue t (MORE)
In Biology

Structure of insulin?

Insulin is monomeric. It is made up of two polypeptide chains.  There are 30 amino acids in one chain while the other contains 21  amino acids.
In Biology

Where is insulin secreted?

Insulin is secreted in the islets of Langerhans, which are clusters of endocrine tissue found throughout the pancreas. They are made up of different cell types that secrete va (MORE)

What is the purpose of insulin?

Insulin controls the sugars in your body. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the beta cells of pancreas which regulates glucose levels (an increase in insulin lowers blood gluco (MORE)

Who is the inventor of insulin?

The true inventor of insulin was the Romanian scientist Nicolae Paulescu (1869- 1931). He succeeded to develop an aqueous pancreatic extract which, when injected into a diabet (MORE)

What does insulin control?

Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, controls the level of  glucose (sugar) in the blood. It does this by promoting the  absorption of glucose into fat cells, and in (MORE)