Protein Data Bank ID: 3IRO
Protein Name: Insulin
Organism: Homo sapiens
Title of Drawing: “The Fly”
Insulin is a famous hormone involved in the regulation of our metabolism. In its active form, as a monomer, it can reduce the level of glucose in blood by transporting the sugar into the cell. While inactive insulin is stored as a hexamer complexed with a zinc ion.
The drawing of the fly is produced from an insulin dimer.