Part 2 of 2 computer animations about type 2 diabetes.
This animation explains the role of the insulin receptor in type 2 diabetic issues. It concentrates on the really current exploration of how the hormone insulin actually binds to the receptor on the surface area of cells, as determined by Professor Mike Lawrence’s research laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
Insulin binds to the receptor protein on the cell surface and advises the cell to take up glucose from the blood for usage as an energy resource. In kind 2 diabetic issues, our company believe that insulin binds to the receptor generally, however the signal is not sent out right into the cell, the cells do not take up glucose and also the resulting high blood sugar levels cause body organ damages with time.
Recognizing just how insulin connects with its receptor is basic to the development of novel insulin for the treatment of diabetes.
Maja Divjak, 2015