Sarthaks Test
0 votes
in Biology by (46.0k points)

Mention the chemical change that proinsulin undergoes, to be able to act as mature insulin.

1 Answer

+1 vote
by (63.9k points)
selected by
Best answer

Insulin is synthesized as a pro-hormone, which needs to be processed before it becomes a fully mature and functional hormone. The pro-hormone is a single polypeptide chain with an extra stretch called the C peptide. This is removed during maturation.

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.