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State the role of C peptide in human insulin. - Biology

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State the role of C peptide in human insulin.

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Mammalian insulin is synthesised as a prohormone which undergoes processing to become a fully mature and functional insulin molecule. The prohormone contains an extra chain called C peptide which is removed during the conversion of prohormone to the mature hormone insulin.

Concept: Biotechnological Applications in Medicine
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