Issue Date: February 16, 2015
Chemists Design Insulin That’s Responsive To Blood Glucose Levels
For people with type 1 diabetes, insulin injections can keep blood glucose levels down. To make the injection process easier for patients, chemists have been tweaking insulin’s composition. One long-lasting insulin formulation, for example, contains a hydrophobic alkyl chain that increases circulation half-life by binding to albumin and other proteins. The activity of that long-lasting insulin, however, is independent of the amount of glucose in the blood, so changes in blood sugar are not always . . .
To view the rest of this content, please log in with your ACS ID.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society