Last Updated: 03/07/08 04:40 PM
We have finally been able to find the amino acid structure
for all of the insulin types used by humans in the US and Canada. Beef,
Pork, Human, Humulin, Novolin Human, Lantus, Humalog, and Novolog.
This is the road map for all vertebrate insulins, set
to track the most common (non-mutant) form of Human chains of amino acids,
and to show the differences between, beef, pork, Humulin, Novolin Human,
Humalog, Novolog, Lantus, and the various mutant forms of human insulin as
they are shown in the literature. Position of an amino acid on the chains
is as, or far more, important than one might think given how Humalog® has
been demonstrated to behave.
Green circles ( each circle is an individual amino
acid molecule) may be different in many vertebrates, colored circles
are coded at the the schematic below White circles are identical in all
Structure of the vertebrate insulin molecule and
the synthetics currently available in the US and Canada as of 11/2002.