Thursday, June 26, 2008
Palli and Panni - ?
Wondering what is common between palli (lizard) and panni (pig)?
Well, the yuck factor - Aruveruppu.. Wait.. I don't intend to kadichufy you makkale!! Okay..okay.. there is another common thing.. Guess what?...
Diabetic patients have to thank both palli and panni!
Previously, insulin was obtained from bovine source. Now, due to prevalence of mad-cow disease, human recombinant insulin is only used and is genetically manufactured in pigs
Recently, it is also found that the saliva venom of lizard (gila monster) is an antidiabetic agent and is currently used. Also, synthetic lizard saliva anti-D molecule is being manufactured (but is not yet in market)
Well, wondering why am I telling you all this..
Makkale..last minutela examukku padikarennu kaata illa:)- thookam thookamaa varudhu..adha kalaika dhaan:)-