Protein Structure week6

Protein Structure week6 - Title The purpose of this lab is...

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Title The purpose of this lab is to explore two human insulin protein structures and determine the differences or in this case mutation that occurred from one to another. To view these structures documents have been provided to view the structures in 3D form. First we will compare the differences visually between the structures then go into depths into with proteins, amino acids and structures are different between both documentation. The analysis of human insulin (2HIU) protein is a normal structure that assists in maintaining insulin therefore creating produced by the pancreas, an organ near the stomach that assists in creating Insulin that turns sugar found in foods into glucose or energy, that cells utilize in creating homeostasis in the human body, then we Analyze a mutant insulin protein structure, in this case (2JUM), we would see that the mutant structure is very. This mutant structure causes what’s known as Diabetes mellitus there are 2 types. Type One diabetes, is when the body  destroys insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, therefore not creating insulin. Type 2  diabetes, is when the body has problems producing enough insulin or maintaining proper insulin 
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOS biology taught by Professor Varner during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Denver.

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Protein Structure week6 - Title The purpose of this lab is...

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