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class notes 4.7 - Biology 1006: 4/7/2010 Functions of the...

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Biology 1006: 4/7/2010 Functions of the liver: o Receives all of the blood from the small intestines Forms excess glucose, if the glucose levels are too high then it makes glycogen Converts amino acids from our diet to different amino acids if they are needed 20 amino acids in nature and 8 of those amino acids are essential to get from our diet, other ones we can eat and convert into another one which is done in out liver, turn glucose and excess amino acids into fat o Produce bile Bile (emulsifies fat) is produced in the liver o Breaks down RBC’s and recycles hemoglobin o Deamination of amino acids o Produces Urea- how we get rid of ammonia in the amino acids (body converts ammonia to urea), urea is produced in the liver o Detoxifies Poisons Ethanol Pharmaceuticals Toxins Excessive drinking will destroy the liver because alcohol is detoxified in the liver o Synthesizes blood proteins Albumin Globulins Adaptations of Carnivores: o Large capacity stomach for holding large meals o Relatively short intestinal tract, since no plant material is involved (don’t eat anything with glucose) o Amphibians- show change in digestive systems from herbivore (tadpoles) to carnivore in frogs First part of life are herbivores and eat a lot of algae(so have a long digestive tract) and then become carnivores later in life Adaptations of Herbivores: o The problem- cellulose of plants cannot be digested by animal systems, cells must be crushed to extract cytoplasm
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