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Insulin meets its receptor

The hormone insulin has a central role in human physiology, yet the answer to a fundamental biochemical question — how it binds to its cell-surface receptor — has remained elusive, until now. See Letter p.241

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Figure 1: Binding of insulin to its receptor.


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