Biophysical optimization of a therapeutic protein by nonstandard mutagenesis: studies of an iodo-insulin derivative.


Insulin provides a model for the therapeutic application of protein engineering. A paradigm in molecular pharmacology was defined by design of rapid-acting insulin analogs for the prandial control of glycemia. Such analogs, a cornerstone of current diabetes regimens, exhibit accelerated subcutaneous absorption due to more rapid disassembly of oligomeric… (More)
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.588277


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