Recombinant Insulin

Year : 2024 | Volume :02 | Issue : 01 | Page : 39-43

Gauri Chaturvedi

  1. PG Student Department of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida Uttar Pradesh India


Recombinant insulin, a revolutionary product of biotechnology, has transformed the landscape of diabetes treatment. Developed through genetic engineering techniques, recombinant insulin offers a safer, more consistent alternative to traditional animal-derived insulin. Its production involves the insertion of the human insulin gene into host organisms such as Escherichia coli or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which serve as efficient factories for insulin synthesis.
Recombinant insulin is used to treat diabetic patients who are allergic to beef or pork insulin. This form of insulin is made from recombinant DNA technology that is similar to human insulin. As a consequence, allergy reactions in humans are not very severe. This insulin produced is manufactured and then purified. It is a boon for diabetic patients.
One of the key advantages of recombinant insulin lies in its molecular identity to endogenous human insulin, ensuring improved efficacy and reduced risk of adverse reactions. Additionally, recombinant insulin enables precise dosing and customization of treatment regimens through the development of insulin analogs with varied pharmacokinetic properties.
The widespread adoption of recombinant insulin has significantly enhanced diabetes management outcomes, leading to better glycemic control and decreased risk of complications. Furthermore, its scalable production and cost-effectiveness have contributed to increased accessibility to essential insulin therapy worldwide.
In conclusion, recombinant insulin represents a pivotal advancement in diabetes care, offering a potent combination of biotechnological innovation and medical progress. Further research and development in this area will improve insulin therapy, which looks set to ultimately improve the lives of millions of people with diabetes

Keywords: Insulin, Diabetes, Recombinant DNA technology, Recombinant insulin, Genetic engineering.

[This article belongs to International Journal of Genetic Modifications and Recombinations(ijgmr)]

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Volume 02
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Received February 20, 2024
Accepted March 19, 2024
Published March 28, 2024