BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

molecular model of insulin molecule

T.Blundell & N Campillo

Available online

view molecular model of insulin molecule


CC0 1.0 Universal

You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.

Creative Commons Zero (CC0) terms and conditions

Credit: molecular model of insulin molecule. Credit: T.Blundell & N Campillo. CC0 1.0 Universal

About this work


Molecular model of the insulin molecule. The alpha-helices are represented as cylinders. Insulin molecules consist of two polypeptide chains (A and B) linked by disulphide bonds. Insulin decreases blood glucose concentrations, and increases cell permeability to monosaccharides, amino acids and fatty acids. Defects of insulin are the causeof hyperinsulinemia and type-II diabetes mellitus.


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.