Tag: ATP

Insulin Synthesis and Secretion

This is the first video under the series Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus. Through this video, we will know how is insulin synthesized and how is it secreted from the beta cells Pancreas gland has exocrine acini and endocrine islet Insulin is secreted from the beta cells of pancreas situated at the centre of islet. Alpha…

By Jose Scott January 16, 2020 6

Insulin Secretion Beta Cell – Diabetes

Glucose is transported via the glucose transporter GLUT2 into the cell. The enzyme glucokinase converts the glucose to glucose-6-phosphate. During glycolysis glucose-6-phosphate is metabolized and ATP as well as pyruvate are generated. The pyruvate is transported into the mitochondria where it is converted to acetyl CoA so it can enter the citric acid cycle. During…

By Jose Scott December 26, 2019 0