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How is a mature, functional insulin hormone different from its prohormone form?
- Pro insulin contains 3 chains of polypeptides i.e. A, B & chain C.
Chain A have 21 amino acids, B contains 30 amino acids & chain c consists of 33 amino acids.
When C-peptide is removed and cut, A & B peptide chains are joined by disulfide bonds, mature, functional insulin is formed.
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