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Unformatted text preview: ole in fuel metabolism of the hormones insulin, glucagon and adrenaline. It integrates the knowledge of metabolism you have gained in the course so far. The Pancreas The pancreas is a glandular organ. The majority of which acts to produce diges;ve enzymes (exocrine gland). 1 ­2% of the ;ssues are scaZered with cells known as the islets of Langerhans (endocrine gland). In the pancrea;c islets, α cells secrete glucagon and β cells secrete insulin, in response to blood glucose levels. The Pancreas In the pancrea;c islets, α cells secrete glucagon and β cells secrete insulin, in response to blood glucose levels. FED STATE: In the blood, levels of insulin are high and levels of glucagon are low. FASTED STATE: In the blood, levels of insulin are low and levels of glucagon are high. Insulin FED • Insulin is secreted by β cells in response to high blood glucose levels. This promotes glucose uptake by insulin ­dependent...
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