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Starting with human embryonic kidney cells engineered to make a light-sensitive protein called melanopsin, researchers inserted a second gene encoding GLP-1, which governs production of insulin and other proteins that help control blood sugar.
Specifically, the researchers expressed the ABCC11 gene and variant proteins in cultured human embryonic kidney cells and showed exactly how the ABCC11 gene produces the wet-type earwax and excessive armpit odor.
This protein was found to be present in numerous cell cultures so I purified to homogeneity by preparative isoelectric focusing and SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis this protein from human embryonic kidney cells (i.