ISB 202 9-25-08 - ISB 202 Insulin example o o o o 1....

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9-25-08 Insulin example o 1. Produced I the pancreas o 2. Moves through the blood stream o 3. Attaches to muscle (and other) cells o 4. Allows glucose to get into cells How does glucose attach to the cells? Links to an insulin receptor (another protein!!) Shape of insulin and receptor must matter or it doesn’t work Diabetes type 1 is genetic Type 2 is when you gain weight and are unable to produce insulin “Resistin” was discovered recently resists the action of insulin A “bad” hormone; produced only by fat cells Blocks (inhibits) the action of insulin It is the shape of the protein that determines whether it’s an enzyme, hormone, transporter, etc. Proteins are what life is all about!!! Nucleic acids are made up of nucleotides o Nucleotides- have two major roles A. Building blocks for genetic material, DNA, and RNA B. form ATP- the “energy” molecule ***”ATP is to life what money is to shopping!!” ATP is the energy source for most of life’s reactions!
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course ISB 202 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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ISB 202 9-25-08 - ISB 202 Insulin example o o o o 1....

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