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Unformatted text preview: Liver activates gluconeogenesis which makes glucose from amino acids Glucose goes to the neural tissues But what about the muscle cells o Muscle cells Hormone sensitive lipase will be stimulated by sympathetic NS and break fat into fatty acids for the muscles to use o What happens when there are no more amino acids? Pituitary Gland o ACTH released from pituitary gland (stimulated by hypothalamus) o ACTH activates the adrenal cortex o Adrenal cortex release glucocorticoids break down muscle proteins into amino acids. o Amino acids get dumped into the blood, then back in the liver...
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- Fall '05