The protein insulin is responsible for regulating the sugar levels in our bodies. When the production malfunction it leads to diabetes.
The researchers within the Human Protein Atlas-project at SciLifeLab are mapping out the proteins in 3D, this makes it possible for Cecilia Lindskog, to voyage through the pancreas and study the Islets of Langehans, the cells that produce the insulin. The 3D images give new and important knowledge about the islets different sizes and how they are distributed within the pancreas.
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