Insulin lispro



Insulin lispro is a modified form of fast-acting insulin used to control hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus.

Brand Names
Admelog, Humalog, Humalog Mix, Humalog kwikpen, Liprolog, Lyumjev
Generic Name
Insulin lispro
DrugBank Accession Number

Insulin lispro is a rapid-acting form of insulin used for the treatment of hyperglycemia caused by Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is prescribed for the management of diabetes mellitus to mimic the activity of endogenously produced human insulin, a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreas that promotes glucose metabolism. Insulin is released from the pancreas following a meal to promote the uptake of glucose from the blood into internal organs and tissues such as the liver, fat cells, and skeletal muscle. Absorption of glucose into cells allows for its transformation into glycogen or fat for storage. Insulin also inhibits hepatic glucose production, enhances protein synthesis, and inhibits lipolysis and proteolysis among many other functions.

Insulin is an important treatment in the management of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) which is caused by an autoimmune reaction that destroys the beta cells of the pancreas, resulting in the body not being able to produce the insulin needed to manage circulating blood sugar levels. As a result, people with T1D rely primarily on exogenous forms of insulin, such as insulin lispro, to lower glucose levels in the blood. Insulin is also used in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), another form of diabetes mellitus that is a slowly progressing metabolic disorder caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors that promote chronically elevated blood sugar levels. Without treatment or improvement in non-pharmacological measures such as diet and exercise to lower blood glucose, high blood sugar eventually cause cellular resistance to endogenous insulin, and in the long term, damage to pancreatic islet cells. Insulin is typically prescribed later in the course of T2D, after several oral medications such as Metformin, Gliclazide, or Sitagliptin have been tried, and when sufficient damage has been caused to pancreatic cells that the body is no longer able to produce insulin on its own.

Marketed as the brand name product Humalog, insulin lispro begins to exert its effects within 15 minutes of subcutaneous administration, while peak levels occur 30 to 90 minutes after administration. Due to its duration of action of around 5 hours, Humalog is considered "bolus insulin" as it provides high levels of insulin in a short period of time to mimic the release of endogenous insulin from the pancreas after meals. Bolus insulin is often combined with once daily, long-acting "basal insulin" such as Insulin detemir, Insulin degludec, or Insulin glargine to provide low concentrations of background insulin that can keep blood sugar stable between meals or overnight. Use of basal and bolus insulin together is intended to mimic the pancreas' production of endogenous insulin, with a goal of avoiding any periods of hypoglycemia.

Insulin lispro is produced by recombinant DNA technology utilizing a non-pathogenic laboratory strain of Escherichia coli and was the first commercially available insulin analog. Formerly called LYSPRO from the chemical nomenclature LYS(B28), PRO(B29), insulin lispro differs from human insulin in that the amino acid proline at position B28 is replaced by lysine and the lysine in position B29 is replaced by proline. These biochemical changes result in a reduced tendency for self-association resulting in dissolution to a dimer and then to a monomer that is absorbed more rapidly after subcutaneous injection compared to endogenous human insulin.

Without an adequate supply of insulin to promote absorption of glucose from the bloodstream, blood sugar levels can climb to dangerously high levels and can result in symptoms such as fatigue, headache, blurred vision, and increased thirst. If left untreated, the body starts to break down fat, instead of glucose, for energy which results in a build-up of ketone acids in the blood and a syndrome called ketoacidosis, which is a life-threatening medical emergency. In the long term, elevated blood sugar levels increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetic neuropathy.

Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Hormones / Insulins
Protein Structure
Protein Chemical Formula
Protein Average Weight
5808.0 Da
>A chain
>B chain
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  • Insulin lispro
  • Insulin lispro (genetical recombination)
  • Insulin lispro (rDNA origin)
  • Insulin lispro protamine
  • Insulin lispro protamine recombinant
  • Insulin lispro recombinant
  • insulin lispro-aabc
  • Insulin,lispro,human/rDNA
  • Insulin,lispro,protamine/rDNA
  • Insulina lispro
External IDs
  • LY-275585
  • LY275585
  • SAR-342434
  • SAR342434



Insulin lispro is indicated to improve glycemic control in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus.9

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Insulin is a natural hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreas. In non-diabetic individuals, a basal level of insulin is supplemented with insulin spikes following meals. Increased insulin secretion following meals is responsible for the metabolic changes that occur as the body transitions from a postabsorptive to absorptive state. Insulin promotes cellular uptake of glucose, particularly in muscle and adipose tissues, promotes energy storage via glycogenesis, opposes catabolism of energy stores, increases DNA replication and protein synthesis by stimulating amino acid uptake by liver, muscle and adipose tissue, and modifies the activity of numerous enzymes involved in glycogen synthesis and glycolysis. Insulin also promotes growth and is required for the actions of growth hormone (e.g. protein synthesis, cell division, DNA synthesis). Insulin lispro is a rapid-acting insulin analogue used to mimic postprandial insulin spikes in diabetic individuals. The onset of action of insulin lispro is 10-15 minutes. Its activity peaks 60 minutes following subcutaneous injection and its duration of action is 4-5 hours. Compared to regular human insulin, insulin lispro has a more rapid onset of action and a shorter duration of action. Insulin lispro is also shown to be equipotent to human insulin on a molar basis.

Insulin lispro has been shown to be equipotent to human insulin on a molar basis. One unit of insulin lispro has the same glucose-lowering effect as one unit of regular human insulin. Studies in normal volunteers and patients with diabetes demonstrated that insulin lispro has a more rapid onset of action and a shorter duration of activity than regular human insulin when given subcutaneously.9

The pharmacodynamics of a single 20 unit dose of insulin lispro at 200 units/mL (HUMALOG U-200) administered subcutaneously were compared to the pharmacodynamics of a single 20 unit dose of insulin lispro at 100 units/mL (HUMALOG U-100) administered subcutaneously in a euglycemic clamp study enrolling healthy subjects. In this study, the overall, maximum, and time to maximum glucose lowering effect were similar between HUMALOG U-200 and HUMALOG U-100. The mean area under the glucose infusion rate curves (measure of overall pharmacodynamic effect) were 125 g and 126 g for HUMALOG U-200 and HUMALOG U-100, respectively. The maximum glucose infusion rate was 534 mg/min and 559 mg/min and the corresponding median time (min, max) to maximum effect were 2.8 h (0.5 h – 6.3 h) and 2.4 h (0.5 h – 4.7 h) for HUMALOG U-200 and HUMALOG U-100, respectively.9

Mechanism of action

Insulin lispro binds to the insulin receptor (IR), a heterotetrameric protein consisting of two extracellular alpha units and two transmembrane beta units. The binding of insulin to the alpha subunit of IR stimulates the tyrosine kinase activity intrinsic to the beta subunit of the receptor. The bound receptor autophosphorylates and phosphorylates numerous intracellular substrates such as insulin receptor substrates (IRS) proteins, Cbl, APS, Shc and Gab 1. Activation of these proteins leads to the activation of downstream signaling molecules including PI3 kinase and Akt. Akt regulates the activity of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) and protein kinase C (PKC), both of which play critical roles in metabolism and catabolism. In humans, insulin is stored in the form of hexamers; however, only insulin monomers are able to interact with IR. Reversal of the proline and lysine residues at positions B28 and B29 of native insulin eliminates hydrophobic interactions and weakens some of the hydrogen bonds that contribute to the stability of the insulin dimers that comprise insulin hexamers. Hexamers of insulin lispro are produced in the presence of zinc and m-cresol. These weakly associated hexamers quickly dissociate upon subcutaneous injection and are absorbed as monomers through vascular endothelial cells. These properties give insulin lispro its fast-acting properties.

AInsulin receptor
UInsulin-like growth factor 1 receptor

Studies in healthy volunteers and patients with diabetes demonstrated that insulin lispro is absorbed more quickly than regular human insulin, specifically at the abdominal, deltoid, or femoral subcutaneous sites. In healthy volunteers given subcutaneous doses of insulin lispro ranging from 0.1 to 0.4 unit/kg, peak serum levels were seen 30 to 90 minutes after dosing. When healthy volunteers received equivalent doses of regular human insulin, peak insulin levels occurred between 50 to 120 minutes after dosing. After insulin lispro was administered in the abdomen, serum drug levels were higher, and the duration of action was slightly shorter than after deltoid or thigh administration.9

Bioavailability of insulin lispro is similar to that of regular human insulin. The absolute bioavailability after subcutaneous injection ranges from 55% to 77% with doses between 0.1 to 0.2 unit/kg, inclusive.9

The mean observed area under the serum insulin concentration-time curve from time zero to infinity was 2360 pmol hr/L to 2390 pmol hr/L. The corresponding mean peak serum insulin concentration was 795 pmol/L to 909 pmol/L, and the median time to maximum concentration was 1.0 hour.9

Volume of distribution

When administered intravenously as bolus injections of 0.1 and 0.2 U/kg dose in two separate groups of healthy subjects, the mean volume of distribution of HUMALOG appeared to decrease with increase in dose (1.55 and 0.72 L/kg, respectively) in contrast to that of regular human insulin for which, the volume of distribution was comparable across the two dose groups (1.37 and 1.12 L/kg for 0.1 and 0.2 U/kg dose, respectively).9

Protein binding

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Human metabolism studies have not been conducted. However, animal studies indicate that the metabolism of insulin lispro is identical to that of regular human insulin.9

Route of elimination

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After subcutaneous administration of insulin lispro, the t1/2 is shorter than that of regular human insulin (1 versus 1.5 hours, respectively).9 For intravenous administration, insulin lispro demonstrated a mean t1/2 of 0.85 hours (51 minutes) and 0.92 hours (55 minutes), respectively for 0.1 unit/kg and 0.2 unit/kg doses, and regular human insulin mean t1/2 was 0.79 hours (47 minutes) and 1.28 hours (77 minutes), respectively for 0.1 unit/kg and 0.2 unit/kg doses.9


When administered intravenously, insulin lispro and regular human insulin demonstrated similar dose-dependent clearance, with a mean clearance of 21.0 mL/min/kg and 21.4 mL/min/kg, respectively (0.1 unit/kg dose), and 9.6 mL/min/kg and 9.4 mL/min/kg, respectively (0.2 unit/kg dose).9

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Inappropriately high dosages relative to food intake and/or energy expenditure may result in severe and sometimes prolonged and life-threatening hypoglycemia. Neurogenic (autonomic) signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia include trembling, palpitations, sweating, anxiety, hunger, nausea and tingling. Neuroglycopenic signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia include difficulty concentrating, lethargy/weakness, confusion, drowsiness, vision changes, difficulty speaking, headache, and dizziness. Mild hypoglycemia is characterized by the presence of autonomic symptoms. Moderate hypoglycemia is characterized by the presence of autonomic and neuroglycopenic symptoms. Individuals may become unconscious in severe cases of hypoglycemia. Rare cases of lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy reactions have been observed.

Excess insulin administration may cause hypoglycemia and hypokalemia. Mild episodes of hypoglycemia usually can be treated with oral glucose. Adjustments in drug dosage, meal patterns, or exercise may be needed. More severe episodes with coma, seizure, or neurologic impairment may be treated with a glucagon product for emergency use or concentrated intravenous glucose. Sustained carbohydrate intake and observation may be necessary because hypoglycemia may recur after apparent clinical recovery. Hypokalemia must be corrected appropriately.9

Patients with renal or hepatic impairment may be at increased risk of hypoglycemia and may require more frequent insulin lispro dose adjustment and more frequent blood glucose monitoring.9

Standard 2-year carcinogenicity studies in animals have not been performed. In Fischer 344 rats, a 12-month repeat-dose toxicity study was conducted with insulin lispro at subcutaneous doses of 20 and 200 units/kg/day (approximately 3 and 32 times the human subcutaneous dose of 1 unit/kg/day, based on units/body surface area). Insulin lispro did not produce important target organ toxicity including mammary tumors at any dose.9

Insulin lispro was not mutagenic in the following genetic toxicity assays: bacterial mutation, unscheduled DNA synthesis, mouse lymphoma, chromosomal aberration and micronucleus assays.9

Male fertility was not compromised when male rats given subcutaneous insulin lispro injections of 5 and 20 units/kg/day (0.8 and 3 times the human subcutaneous dose of 1 unit/kg/day, based on units/body surface area) for 6 months were mated with untreated female rats. In a combined fertility, perinatal, and postnatal study in male and female rats given 1, 5, and 20 units/kg/day subcutaneously (0.2, 0.8, and 3 times the human subcutaneous dose of 1 unit/kg/day, based on units/body surface area), mating and fertility were not adversely affected in either gender at any dose.9

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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Drug Interactions
This information should not be interpreted without the help of a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing an interaction, contact a healthcare provider immediately. The absence of an interaction does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.
AcarboseThe risk or severity of hypoglycemia can be increased when Acarbose is combined with Insulin lispro.
AcebutololThe therapeutic efficacy of Insulin lispro can be increased when used in combination with Acebutolol.
AcetazolamideThe risk or severity of hypoglycemia can be increased when Acetazolamide is combined with Insulin lispro.
AcetohexamideThe risk or severity of hypoglycemia can be increased when Acetohexamide is combined with Insulin lispro.
AcetophenazineThe therapeutic efficacy of Insulin lispro can be decreased when used in combination with Acetophenazine.
Food Interactions
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Brand Name Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
AdmelogInjection, solution100 U/1mLIntravenous; Subcutaneoussanofi-aventis U.S. LLC2017-12-11Not applicableUS flag
AdmelogSolution100 unit / mLSubcutaneousSanofi Aventis2019-11-22Not applicableCanada flag
AdmelogSolution100 unit / mLSubcutaneousSanofi Aventis2019-11-22Not applicableCanada flag
AdmelogInjection, solution100 U/1mLIntravenous; Subcutaneoussanofi-aventis U.S. LLC2018-10-19Not applicableUS flag
AdmelogInjection, solution100 U/1mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousREMEDYREPACK INC.2019-10-30Not applicableUS flag
Mixture Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Humalog Mix 25 (cartridge)Insulin lispro (25 unit / mL) + Insulin lispro (75 unit / mL)SuspensionSubcutaneousEli Lilly & Co. Ltd.1999-07-05Not applicableCanada flag
Humalog Mix 25 (cartridge)Insulin lispro (25 unit / mL) + Insulin lispro (75 unit / mL)SuspensionSubcutaneousEli Lilly & Co. Ltd.1999-07-05Not applicableCanada flag
Humalog Mix 25 (kwikpen)Insulin lispro (25 unit / mL) + Insulin lispro (75 unit / mL)SuspensionSubcutaneousEli Lilly & Co. Ltd.2013-09-30Not applicableCanada flag
Humalog Mix 25 (kwikpen)Insulin lispro (25 unit / mL) + Insulin lispro (75 unit / mL)SuspensionSubcutaneousEli Lilly & Co. Ltd.2013-09-30Not applicableCanada flag
Humalog Mix 25 (pen)Insulin lispro (25 unit / mL) + Insulin lispro (75 unit / mL)SuspensionSubcutaneousEli Lilly & Co. Ltd.2000-01-102011-04-29Canada flag


ATC Codes
A10AC04 — Insulin lisproA10AB04 — Insulin lisproA10AD04 — Insulin lispro
Drug Categories
Chemical TaxonomyProvided by Classyfire
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Organic Compounds
Super Class
Organic Acids
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Sub Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
Direct Parent
Alternative Parents
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Molecular Framework
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External Descriptors
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Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals

Chemical Identifiers

CAS number


General References
  1. Miles HL, Acerini CL: Insulin analog preparations and their use in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Paediatr Drugs. 2008;10(3):163-76. [Article]
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  8. HUMALOG FDA Label [Link]
  9. FDA Approved Drug Products: HUMALOG (insulin lispro) injection, for subcutaneous or intravenous use (July 2023) [Link]
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
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4CompletedPreventionCoronary Artery Disease (CAD)1
4CompletedPreventionDiabetic Nephropathy1
4CompletedTreatmentAcute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) / Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus1


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Dosage Forms
Injection, solutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 U/1mL
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous100 U/1mL
SolutionSubcutaneous100 unit / mL
SolutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 U
Injection, solution40 U/ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Parenteral; Subcutaneous100 U/ML
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Parenteral; Subcutaneous200 U/ML
Injection, solutionIntravenous100 U/ML
Injection, solutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 U/ML
Injection, solutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 [iU]/1mL
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous100 [iU]/1mL
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous200 U/ML
Injection, suspensionIntramuscular; Parenteral; Subcutaneous100 U/ML
Injection, suspensionParenteral; Subcutaneous100 IU/ml
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Injection, suspensionSubcutaneous100
Solution100 iu/1ml
SolutionSubcutaneous100 U/ml
SolutionSubcutaneous100 UI
SolutionIntramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous100 unit / mL
SuspensionParenteral3.5 mg
SolutionSubcutaneous100 iu/ml
SolutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous3.5 mg
SolutionSubcutaneous200 unit / mL
InjectionSubcutaneous100 iu/ml
InjectionIntravenous; Subcutaneous
Injection, solutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 iu/1ml
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous200 [iU]/1mL
InjectionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 iu/ml
InjectionSubcutaneous200 U/mL
Suspension100 iu/1ml
Injection, suspensionSubcutaneous100 IU/mL
Injection, suspensionSubcutaneous100 U/mL
Injection, suspension100 iu/1ml
Injection, suspensionSubcutaneous100 [iU]/1mL
LiquidIntramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous100 unit / mL
Injection, solutionIntramuscular; Subcutaneous100 U/ML
Injection, solutionParenteral; Subcutaneous100 U/ML
Injection, solution100 U/ml
Injection, solution200 U/ml
Injection, solutionSubcutaneous100 U/ML
SolutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous100 unit / mL
SolutionIntravenous; Subcutaneous300 unit / 3 mL
SolutionSubcutaneous200 U
SolutionSubcutaneous600 unit / 3 mL
Unit descriptionCostUnit
HumaLOG KwikPen 100 unit/ml Solution (1box = 5 Pens = 15ml)240.18USD box
HumaLOG Mix 50/50 KwikPen 50-50% Suspension Five 3ml Pens Per Box = 15ml240.18USD box
HumaLOG Mix 75/25 KwikPen 75-25% Suspension Five 3ml Pen Per Box = 15ml240.18USD box
HumaLOG Mix 75/25 Pen 75-25% Suspension 15ml Box240.18USD box
HumaLOG Pen (five 3ml Pens Per Box) 15ml Box240.18USD box
HumaLOG 100 unit/ml Solution 1 Box = Five 3ml Cartridges = 15ml231.0USD box
HumaLOG 100 unit/ml Solution 10ml Vial124.36USD vial
Humalog 100 unit/ml kwikpen15.4USD ml
Humalog 100 unit/ml pen15.4USD ml
Humalog mix 50-50 kwikpen15.4USD ml
Humalog mix 50-50 pen15.4USD ml
Humalog mix 50/50 kwikpen11.83USD ml
Humalog 100 unit/ml Cartridge9.37USD cartridge
Humalog 100 unit/ml2.95USD cartridge
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Experimental Properties
melting point (°C)81 °CKhachidze, D.G. et al., J. Biol. Phys. Chem. 1:64-67 (2001)
hydrophobicity0.218Not Available
isoelectric point5.39Not Available


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Pharmacological action
General Function
Receptor signaling protein tyrosine kinase activity
Specific Function
Receptor tyrosine kinase which mediates the pleiotropic actions of insulin. Binding of insulin leads to phosphorylation of several intracellular substrates, including, insulin receptor substrates (...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Insulin receptor
Molecular Weight
156331.465 Da
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  4. Sciacca L, Cassarino MF, Genua M, Pandini G, Le Moli R, Squatrito S, Vigneri R: Insulin analogues differently activate insulin receptor isoforms and post-receptor signalling. Diabetologia. 2010 Aug;53(8):1743-53. doi: 10.1007/s00125-010-1760-6. Epub 2010 Apr 28. [Article]
  5. De Meyts P: The Insulin Receptor and Its Signal Transduction Network . [Article]
Pharmacological action
General Function
Protein tyrosine kinase activity
Specific Function
Receptor tyrosine kinase which mediates actions of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). Binds IGF1 with high affinity and IGF2 and insulin (INS) with a lower affinity. The activated IGF1R is involv...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor
Molecular Weight
154791.73 Da
  1. Varewijck AJ, Janssen JA: Insulin and its analogues and their affinities for the IGF1 receptor. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2012 Sep 5;19(5):F63-75. doi: 10.1530/ERC-12-0026. Print 2012 Oct. [Article]
  2. Sarfstein R, Nagaraj K, LeRoith D, Werner H: Differential Effects of Insulin and IGF1 Receptors on ERK and AKT Subcellular Distribution in Breast Cancer Cells. Cells. 2019 Nov 23;8(12). pii: cells8121499. doi: 10.3390/cells8121499. [Article]
  3. Donner T, Sarkar S: Insulin - Pharmacology, Therapeutic Regimens, and Principles of Intensive Insulin Therapy . [Article]


Pharmacological action
General Function
Oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, reduced flavin or flavoprotein as one donor, and incorporation of one atom of oxygen
Specific Function
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally un...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Cytochrome P450 1A2
Molecular Weight
58293.76 Da
  1. Barnett CR, Wilson J, Wolf CR, Flatt PR, Ioannides C: Hyperinsulinaemia causes a preferential increase in hepatic P4501A2 activity. Biochem Pharmacol. 1992 Mar 17;43(6):1255-61. doi: 10.1016/0006-2952(92)90500-i. [Article]
  2. Pass GJ, Becker W, Kluge R, Linnartz K, Plum L, Giesen K, Joost HG: Effect of hyperinsulinemia and type 2 diabetes-like hyperglycemia on expression of hepatic cytochrome p450 and glutathione s-transferase isoforms in a New Zealand obese-derived mouse backcross population. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2002 Aug;302(2):442-50. doi: 10.1124/jpet.102.033553. [Article]
  3. Flockhart Table of Drug Interactions [Link]
Pharmacological action
General Function
Zinc ion binding
Specific Function
Plays a role in the cellular breakdown of insulin, IAPP, glucagon, bradykinin, kallidin and other peptides, and thereby plays a role in intercellular peptide signaling. Degrades amyloid formed by A...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Insulin-degrading enzyme
Molecular Weight
117967.49 Da
  1. Bennett RG, Fawcett J, Kruer MC, Duckworth WC, Hamel FG: Insulin inhibition of the proteasome is dependent on degradation of insulin by insulin-degrading enzyme. J Endocrinol. 2003 Jun;177(3):399-405. doi: 10.1677/joe.0.1770399. [Article]

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