Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 83, Supplement 1, pp S146–S162 | Cite as

Analysis of Insulin Analogs and the Strategy of Their Further Development

  • O. M. Selivanova
  • S. Yu. Grishin
  • A. V. Glyakina
  • A. S. Sadgyan
  • N. I. Ushakova
  • O. V. GalzitskayaEmail author


We analyzed the structural properties of the peptide hormone insulin and described the mechanism of its physiological action, as well as effects of insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes. Recently published data on the development of novel insulin preparations based on combining molecular design and genetic engineering approaches are presented. New strategies for creation of long-acting insulin analogs, the mechanisms of functioning of these analogs and their structure are discussed. Side effects of insulin preparations are described, including amyloidogenesis and possible mitogenic effect. The pathways for development of novel insulin analogs are outlined with regard to the current requirements for therapeutic preparations due to the wider occurrence of diabetes of both types.


insulin analogs diabetes hyperglycemia hypoglycemia glycemic control insulin fibrils 



C-terminal domain of insulin receptor α-subunit


body mass index


endoplasmic reticulum


insulin receptor


type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor


insulin receptor isoform A


nsulin receptor isoform B


leucine-rich repeat domain of the insulin receptor α-subunit


neutral protamine Hagedorn


polyethylene glycol


thioflavin T


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. Selivanova
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Grishin
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Glyakina
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. S. Sadgyan
    • 4
  • N. I. Ushakova
    • 4
  • O. V. Galzitskaya
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Protein ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia
  2. 2.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia
  4. 4.Joint-Stock Scientific Production Association BioranMoscowRussia

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