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    Mechanism of Insulin Action

    Insulin is a small 51 residue hormone synthesized and secreted by ß cells in the pancreas. Insulin is central to lowering blood glucose and maintaining metabolic function. Diabetes Educators and healthcare providers use this set of 3D printed models to explain how insulin binds the insulin receptor, calls up Glucose Transporters to the plasma membrane so that Glucose molecules can then flow through to the inside the cell.