Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 50 - Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption - 50.4 - Nutrient Availability Is COntrolled and Regulated - 50.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1089: 2


Insulin has a variety of effects. In fat cells, insulin inhibits lipase and induces fat synthesis from glucose. In the liver, it activates an enzyme that is responsible for phosphorylating glucose as it enters the liver cell, which improves the overall transport of glucose into the cells. Insulin also induces glycogen synthesis by activating the enzymes in liver cells.

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