(a) Write the difference between the pro insulin and mature insulin.

(b) How did American company Eli Lilly produce human insulin using rDNA technique ?

 

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a) 

  • Proinsulin has peptide chain A and chain B along with peptide chain C in the middle.
  • Mature insulin has only peptide chain A and chain B linked together by a disulphide bond 

b) They prepared two DNA sequences corresponding to chains A and B of human insulin and introduced them into the plasmids of E.coli to produce insulin chains.

Then, A and B were produced separately, then extracted and combined creating disulphide bonds to form human insulin.

 

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