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Liver

(Science: anatomy) a solid organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The liver plays a major role in metabolism, digestion, detoxification and elimination of substances from the body. Large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes.Liver of an animal used as meat.One of the most important organisms of the mammalian body, it is chiefly responsible for the control of glucose concentration in the bloodstream.


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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

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Thank you! But then I didn't get the point regarding location. How does the location of GNG in the liver affect the time when GNG starts in relation with the timing of glycogenolysis? Sorry for not being very quick :)

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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

I also didn't say anything like that. The GNG takes place in liver and starts when blood glucose level goes down. The transportation is consecutive process.

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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

... however that it would induce a delay of a couple of minutes... Besides, I think the start of GNG should be determined by the time at which the liver starts using alanine/lactate to make glucose, not the time by which said glucose has reached the recipient cells. This is how I understand it, ...

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