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the feedback loop responsible for regulating blood glucose levels. What illness results if this system no longer functions properly? Insulin is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas, which are stimulated to release insulin as blood glucose levels rise. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels by enhancing the rate of glucose uptake and utilization by target cells, which use glucose for ATP production. It also stimulates the liver to convert glucose to glycogen, which is then stored by cells for later use. As insulin binds to its target cell via insulin receptors and signal transduction, it triggers the cell to incorporate glucose transport proteins into its membrane. This allows glucose to enter the cell, where it can be used as an energy source. These actions mediated by insulin cause blood glucose concentrations to fall, called a hypoglycemic, or "low sugar" effect, which inhibits further insulin release from beta cells through a negative feedback loop. Impaired insulin function can lead to a condition called diabetes mellitus, which has many effects on the body Source: Boundless. “Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism.” Boundless Biology. Boundless, 03 Jul. 2014. Retrieved 01 Feb. 2015 from - endocrine-system-37/regulation-of-body-processes-212/hormonal-regulation-of- metabolism-799-12035/
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