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Insulin receptor

Insulin receptor

areas on the outer part of a cell that allow the cell to join or bind with insulin that is in the blood. When the cell and insulin bind together, the cell can take glucose (sugar) from the blood and use it for energy.

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Re: O level Past paper exam question on gland secretion

... thing I would think of though is relative molecule size, for example Insulin is gigantic when compared to the size of considerably small molecules ... it will need to reach a minimum threshold or exceed that threshold of receptor-molecule complexes in order to produce a response, small physical ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O level Past paper exam question on gland secretion
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Views: 3101

insulin receptor substrate (IRS)

Is anybody familiar with the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) pathway. I am trying to figure out what the IRS compares to in the G-protein coupled receptor pathway. Also what the effectors are. I understand the basics of the pathway, but ...

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by hannahzarzar
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: insulin receptor substrate (IRS)
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

Bone remodelling

... glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones. Factors such as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), prostaglandins, tumor growth factor-beta ... functions have been recently identified. Furthermore, through the RANK/receptor activator of NF-kappa B ligand (RANKL)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) system ...

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by matrix23
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
Replies: 11
Views: 36266

Laboratory methods

... Here's the reference: Maiso, P. et al. 2007. The insulin-like growth factor-I receptor inhibitor NVP-AEW541 provokes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in multiple myeloma ...

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by lrob
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Laboratory methods
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

insulin pathways

insulin is a hormone that travels thorugh the blood to cells, triggering the cells to alter ... proceses. Insulin does not enter target cells, but instead binds to an extracellular receptor, starting a signal transduction pathway in the cell. I have to put the steps in order ...

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by nickname
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: insulin pathways
Replies: 1
Views: 4040
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