case study insulin.docx - Pg 7 Questions 1 How could the study of insulin signaling help people with diabetes a It allows researchers to identify the

case study insulin.docx - Pg 7 Questions 1 How could the...

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Pg. 7 Questions1.How could the study of insulin signaling help people with diabetes?a.It allows researchers to identify the portions in the insulin signaling pathway that may have been altered due to diabetes. He primary problem faced by those with type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, their cells no longer respond accordingly to an increase in blood insulin. If you can identify the altered portion of the signalingpathway, researchers may be able to produce drug delivery techniques to combat diabetic problems.2.Why does it make sense that Mia’s grandfather may be more fatigued than a non-diabetic?a.Diabetics have a problem with their insulin response mechanisms. The signaling pathway initiates the mechanism by which cells uptake blood glucose for cellular respiration. Diabetics cannot uptake their blood glucose resulting in a high concentration of blood sugar but a low concentration of cellular ATP.3.Examine the figure of insulin signaling. Why does one receptor have so many different signal transduction proteins/pathways?a.The receptor can initiate both short and long term responses. The pathways that occur are often regulated by feedback inhibition so depending on the cellular
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