*This webpage was produced as an assignment for an undergraduate course at Davidson college. *
Figure 1: This is the amino acid sequence of Human glucokinase on top lined up with the corresponding sequence in the Japanese puffer fish (Fugu rubripes). The red highlighted amino acids are those required for glucose binding. The green highlights are those that are most oftne mutated causing Type II diabetes. The * shows a conserved amino acid between the two proteins. : and . represent when the amino acids change from a non charged species to a charged species. This figure is from The Ensembl organization. Permission pending.
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