How Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells Regulate Blood Sugar

A new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells could help to create a glucose-responsive ''smart'' insulin delivery system, finds a new research study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The research team has also modified insulin by binding it to a glucose derivative which is called glucosamine; this could bind to glucose transporters on the surface of the red blood cells and would effectively attach the insulin to the red blood cell.

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