Wednesday, 15 May 2013

5.14 understand that large amounts of human insulin can be manufactured from genetically modified bacteria that are grown in a fermenter

The gene that causes human insulin production is taken from a cell and put into a bacteria's DNA. This bacteria is then put into a fermenter where the conditions are optimum for it to replicate many times. These bacteria then produce human insulin which can be harvested and given to humans with diabetes.

This is a very helpful animation:
http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/diabetes/diabetes6.cfm?coSiteNavigation_allTopic=1

5 comments:

  1. what is the gene called that makes insulin? thanks this website is saving my life

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  2. I have my bio mocks tomorrow and this is ridiculously helpful, many thanks.

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    1. Its no problem! Good luck tommorow :)

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    http://igcse-biology-notes.blogspot.hk/2017/06/514-understand-that-large-amounts-of.html

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