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BENG 140B BIOENG’G PHYSIOLOGY S 2010 Homework #3 Due Wednesday 4/28 before class Suggested Reading: Sections 16A Problems: 1. What are the three components of a meal that your body uses to maintain metabolic function in an adsorptive state? 2. What is glycogen and where is it found? 3. Lipoprotein lipase is an enzyme that breaks down triglycerides into monoglycerides. Upon administering a drug to block this enzyme’s function, what happens to plasma triglyceride concentration? What happens to the intake of triglycerides in adipose? When would a physician want to prescribe such a drug ( hint: think of what high plasma triglyceride levels really mean for patient health
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Unformatted text preview: )? 4. What does the body do to regulate metabolism, what organ(s) are in charge of its regulation, and what do they use to regulate it? 5. How does the body maintain normal levels of blood glucose when fasting, i.e. in the post-adsorptive state? 6. A diabetic patient undergoes surgery. Would you say that he/she should increase or decrease insulin intake and why? 7. There are a variety of reasons that a persons metabolism may prevent them from losing weight easily. Name 2 of the reasons presented in class and indicate why this may prevent weight loss. What is they evolutionary reason for this?...
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