Which of the following functions is NOT performed by the liver?
a) Storage of vitamins and minerals b) converts glucose to glycogen c) converts toxins to harmless chemicals d) produces bile
I chose b and got it wrong, any help?
Liver does all those functions as far as I know. The liver hepatocyctes are stimulated to create the enzyme glycogen synthase which promotes the conversion of glucose to glycogen in the presence of insulin. Glycogen is stored in the liver after its production for further use. The whole process is explained in detail in this page. Regarding the storage of vitamins and minerals, I have a paper which details the absorption and storage of Vitamin A in rat liver. I am also linking another paper that details the presence of Vitamin B12 in the human liver.