quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2016

Snail venom holds key to better diabetes treatments

Date: September 12, 2016

Source: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Researchers have successfully determined the three-dimensional structure of a cone snail venom insulin, revealing how these highly efficient natural proteins called Con-Ins G1 can operate faster than human insulin. The teams also discovered that Con-Ins G1 was able bind to human insulin receptors, signifying the potential for its translation into a human therapeutic.

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