"C-Peptide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The middle segment of proinsulin that is between the N-terminal B-chain and the C-terminal A-chain. It is a pancreatic peptide of about 31 residues, depending on the species. Upon proteolytic cleavage of proinsulin, equimolar INSULIN and C-peptide are released. C-peptide immunoassay has been used to assess pancreatic beta cell function in diabetic patients with circulating insulin antibodies or exogenous insulin. Half-life of C-peptide is 30 min, almost 8 times that of insulin.
- C Peptide
- Connecting Peptide
- Proinsulin C-Peptide
- Proinsulin C Peptide
- C-Peptide, Proinsulin
- C Peptide, Proinsulin
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