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Top 4 basic functions of insulin which every medico should know
Oct 23, 2020, 11:55 PM
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Insulin is a basic Protein anabolic hormone that participates in the formation of glycogen and triacylglycerol and proteins. Belongs to the gene family that includes insulin-like growth factor Type 1 type 2 and relaxin. In the context of carbohydrate metabolism insulin declines the blood glucose level. In protein metabolism,it lowers the blood amino acids level as and increase protein deposition in body tissues specifically muscles.In fat metabolism,it lowers blood free fatty acid level and stimulate lipogenesis and esterification, thus an anabolic hormone.
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