Insulin derived from Viruses may help to combat Diabetes more effectively


Insulin derived from Viruses may help to combat Diabetes more effectively
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Insulin derived from Viruses may help to combat Diabetes more effectively

Insulin derived from Viruses may help to combat Diabetes more effectively

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and control blood sugar level. Insulin allows body to use sugar in the food that we eat for meeting energy needs or to store it for future use. Almost every cell in body responds to the Insulin. Diabetes is disease which occurs when body does not produce insulin or cells in body do not respond to insulin.

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like peptides. These viruses are known to infect fish but it is not known whether they infect human beings.

Experiments by scientist show this insulin like peptides is active on human cells. Pharma companies can analyse these peptides derived from viruses to design new formulations of human insulin. Insulin produce may have new properties such as rapid absorption, slow metabolism in body or longer duration of storage without need of refrigerator.

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