Structure of Insulin

Page: 294

K. Huml * and T. Barth **

* Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, ** Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague


A short survey of primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures of insulin is presented. Also supersecondary and crystal structures are briefly described. A special attention is paid to a variety of natural and artificial insulin analogues. Finally, computer-aided molecular modelling is mentioned as a modern method of protein study.


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