Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 34 - Self-Quiz - Page 601: 8


b. Insulin; glucagon

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When blood sugar levels rise such as after consumption of a meal, insulin is released from the pancreas, causing fat, liver, and muscle cells to take up glucose from the blood, transforming the glucose into fats and proteins. When blood glucose levels fall, glucagon, also secreted from the pancreas, breaks down glycogen stored in the liver into glucose, thus releasing glucose into the blood.
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