Virtual issue: JBC and JLR: 100 years since the discovery of insulin

Virtual issue: JBC and JLR: 100 Years of the Discovery of Insulin

The year 2021 marks the centennial anniversary of the discovery of insulin, one of the most impactful molecules in the history of biochemistry research. Since the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best in the laboratory of John MacLeod 100 years ago, biochemists have studied this protein and its functions in nearly every branch of the health sciences, including physiology, endocrinology, cell biology, and genetics. Two ASBMB journals, the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) and Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) have published many significant biochemical studies in these fields. In this joint virtual issue, we have selected 27 articles published in JBC and JLR over the past century to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the discovery of insulin and the research triumphs that followed.

Artwork by Luciana Giono.

Assembled by Alan D. Attie, Qi-Qun Tang and Karin E. Bornfeldt; published November 2021

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