C-peptide

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C-peptide

[¦sē ′pep‚tīd]
(biochemistry)
A metabolically inactive polypeptide chain that is a by-product of normal insulin production by the beta cells in the pancreas.
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Storage conditions influence urinary C peptide; in our study, UCPCR decreased by 18% when stored at -20 [degrees]C for 90 days, in keeping with previous work on serum C-peptide stability at -20 [degrees]C (16).