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Energy Homeostasis

Postby mkb34 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:32 pm

Hope this is the right forum for this question. Just wondering if anyone could clarify what exactly the term "energy homeostasis" refers to? . And how it is, or isn't, related to glucose homeostasis? I've got to describe the role of the liver in energy homeostasis - I've found lots of info on how the liver is involved in glucose homeostasis, i.e. keeping blood sugar levels roughly constant, but i'm not sure if this is what the question's asking...

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Postby JackBean » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:25 pm

Yeah, I think, it's pretty much it.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Re: Energy Homeostasis

Postby LeslieSamuel » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:43 am

Glucose is used in cellular respiration, which produces ATP (energy). If you are regulating Glucose levels, you are regulating its availability to produce ATP. So yes, the liver helps to regulate glucose levels, and i THINK that's what they are referring to.
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Re: Energy Homeostasis

Postby Nataly56 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:11 am

It is now recognized that there are many central and peripheral factors involved in energy homeostasis, and it is expected that the understanding of these mechanisms should lead to effective treatments for the control of obesity.
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