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Re: [IPp] Re: Switching a child to Novolog--follow-up

In a message dated 4/10/2002 4:51:08 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> In plain english, the
>  insulin is reproduced by bacteria in a vat.  Insulin and insulin
>  analogs are comprised of very long chains of molecules. The insulin
>  analogs are essentially identical to "real" insulin except that one
>  (Novlog) or two (Humalog) of the molecules have been moved or
>  replaced.
>  In Humalog the amino acids at positions 28(lys) and 29(pro) on the
>  insulin B chain are reversed. In Novolog/NovoRapid, the amino acid
>  proline in position 28 of the insulin B chain is replace with a
>  molecule of aspartic.

Michael, is there a reason why the molecules must be moved or replaced?

Curious Lyndy
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