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      Preparation of an Insulin with Improved Pharmacokinetics Relative to Human Insulin through Consideration of Structural Homology with Insulin-Like Growth Factor I

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          The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial has emphasized the need for improved control of blood glucose as a means to diminish long-term complications of diabetes. LysPro-insulin is an analog of human insulin whose design was modeled on structural homology with insulin-like growth factor I. An analysis of the structural conformation of insulin suggested that an inversion of amino acids B28 and B29 in the C-terminus of the B chain could yield an insulin analog with a faster onset of biological action. This insulin analog has proved to be virtually identical to human insulin in action, with one important exception. LysPro-insulin has demonstrated an improved time course of action in control of a mealtime glucose elevation. This offers the opportunity for improved convenience and safety for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

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          Horm Res Paediatr
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          05 December 2008
          : 41
          : Suppl 2
          : 93-96
          Division of Diabetes Research, Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, Ind., USA
          183967 Horm Res 1994;41:93–96
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Symposium Session II: Hormone Receptor Physiology and Novel Therapeutic Approaches


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