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The process of glucose entering the cell

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Ian Summers

on 17 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Glucose and how it enters the cell Digestion Bibliography It all begins when food enters the body. Sugars are broken down into glucose. They prepare to go into the blood stream Glucose in the blood stream Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas.
It causes cells in the liver, skeletal muscles, and fat tissues to take in glucose from the blood.
In the liver and skeletal muscles, glucose is stored as glycogon. Insulin Glucose travels through the bloodstream and prepares itself to enter cells. Insulin opens up the cell Insulin travels to the cell receptor. Here it sends a chain link reaction known as signal transduction cascade. The signal transduction cascade causes more glucose transport proteins (glut) to be present.
These glut open the membrane and allow a passage for glucose to enter the cell. Glut Recap 1. CareClub, Diabetes. "How Can Diabetes Affect the Digestion?" DiabetesCareClub. DiabetesCareClub, 24 Apr. 2012. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. <http://www.diabetescareclub.com/learning/diabetes-health/how-can-diabetes-affect-the-digestion.html>.
2. Media, Demand. "About Diabetes." LIVESTRONG.COM. LiveStrong, 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. <http://www.livestrong.com/about-diabetes/>. 3. Times, Dreams. "Royalty Free Illustration: Glucose Molecule." Dreamstime. DreamsTime, 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. <http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-glucose-molecule-image11063520>.
4. Hoelzer, Mark. "Insulin and the Regulation of Glucose in the Blood." YouTube. YouTube, 08 Mar. 2011. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlHez8gwMgw>.
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