Biology

Question

Insulin-dependent diabetics depend upon ____________ microorganisms to produce the human protein that they rely upon to uptake glucose from their bloodstreams.

2 Answer

  • Insulin-dependent diabetics depend upon transgenic¬†microorganisms to produce the human protein that they rely upon to uptake glucose from their bloodstreams.
  • Ans. The correct word to be filled in the blank is 'transgenic.'

    Insulin-dependent diabetes or type 1 diabetes  is a metabolic disorder, characterized by insulin deficiency. It results in an increased level of blood glucose as their is no or very little insulin in blood to regulate the blood sugar level.

    It can be treated by taking recombinant insulin, made from recombinant DNA technology. The recombinant insulin is synthesized artificially in microbes, by introducing insulin coding human gene in there genetic material. These recombinant microbes with foreign DNA molecule (transgene) are known as 'transgenic microbes.'

     

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