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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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The expression of proinsulin C-peptide
from differentiated IPCs was analyzed by flow cytometry (Figures 1(a)-1(c)).
The latter is defined as proinsulin C-peptide
fragment 33-63 with the amino acid sequence EAEDLQVGQVELGGGPGAGSLQPLALEGSLQ [relative molecular mass ([M.sub.r]) 3020.3].
and its C-terminal pentapeptide: degradation in human serum and Schiff base formation with subsequent C[O.sub.2] incorporation.