World in a Cell

Pathway Narrative:

Single insulin proteins, called monomers, are transported towards the cell membrane for secretion in insulin vesicles. They organize into dimers, which organize into hexamers that eventually join an insulin crystal. Insulin is secreted in monomer form so it can be transported in the blood.

Acts as the final product
Interacts with:
Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, Insulin Vesicle
Interesting Facts:

As the insulin vesicle approaches the plasma membrane, more and more monomers arrange into dimers, which arrange into hexamers, which join the insulin crystal.

Cell Map Scale Diagram