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Glossary: C-peptide, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

C-peptide

(… PEP-tide)

A substance made by the pancreas. C-peptide and insulin are both part of a larger molecule that gets split apart before being released into the blood. Abnormal blood levels of C-peptide may occur in certain diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. Also called connecting peptide.

2010-02-02