Humalog Insulin Hexamer
Do you forget to take your medication before meals? Use this 3D printed Biologic Model of Humalog Insulin Hexamer as a desktop reminder to take your medication before each meal.
This is a 3D print of the Humalog Insulin Hexamer. This model is generated from PDB ID: 1lph and color-coded to denote the Hexamer configuration on insulin.
Protein Description 1lph
Insulin is a chemical messenger produced by the pancreas in response to food. These types of proteins are called hormones, traveling throughout the body to communicate messages from one cell to another. Insulin notifies the cell to send up glucose transporters because sugar molecules are circulating through the bloodstream. When bound to an insulin receptor, this message sequesters internal stores of glucose transporters up into the plasma membrane. Once in the membrane, glucose transporters begin pumping glucose into the cell gradually lowering glucose in the blood to normal levels. An important protein for sure, you can imagine the dangers of diseases like diabetes when levels of this hormone dramatically change.
Biologic Explorer: 1LPH
Insulin receptor signaling has a central role in mammalian biology, regulating cellular metabolism, growth, division, differentiation, and survival. Insulin resistance contributes to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease; aberrant signaling occurs in diverse cancers, exacerbated by cross-talk with the homologous type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF1R).
3D Print Humalog Insulin Hexamer
Model is 3D printed in Full-color sandstone and available in Matte or Glossy UV protectant finish and available in multiple sizes.
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