Control of blood glucose

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  • Control of blood glucose
    • IF TOO HIGH
      • detected by Beta cells
        • secrete INSULIN
          • bind to specific receptors on liver cells and muscle cells
            • more glucose channels place in plasma membrane
              • more glucose enters cells
                • Glucose in cell converted to glycogen (storage)
                  • GLYCOGENESIS
                • more glucose converted to fats
                • More glucose used for respiration
                  • BLOOD [GLUCOSE] falls
                    • more glucose converted to fats
                    • Glucose in cell converted to glycogen (storage)
                      • GLYCOGENESIS
    • IF TOO LOW
      • detected by ALPHA cells
        • secretes GLUCAGON
          • binds to specific receptors on liver cells (hepatocytes)
            • coversion of glycogen to glucose
              • GLUCOGENOLYSIS
            • use of more fatty acids
            • production of glucose by conversion of fats and amino acids
              • GLUCONEOGENESIS

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