November 14 is World Diabetes Day
Glucose is transported through the blood, powering cells throughout the body. However, if the level of glucose gets too high, it can cause the chronic problems associated with diabetes mellitus. Atomic structures have revealed how glucose levels are regulated in the body and are providing new hope for combating the disease.
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The Insulin and Diabetes poster illustrates how structural biology has revealed the details of insulin signaling and how this knowledge is being used to create new and better treatments for diabetes. Visit PDB-101 to access this poster and other materials.