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Submission + - Insulin "docking" breakthrough could lead to better diabetes treatments (gizmag.com)

cylonlover writes: Despite decades of study, scientists remained unsure as to how insulin binds to the insulin receptor on the surface of cells to allow them to take up sugar from the blood and transform it into energy. Now, A definitive answer has now been found with a team of scientists capturing the first three-dimensional images of insulin “docking” to its receptor. It is hoped that the new knowledge can be exploited to develop new and improved insulin medications to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Insulin "docking" breakthrough could lead to better diabetes treatments

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