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Your question doesn’t make it clear whether you think that the pancreas must be under the control of the hypothalmus, or whether you are asking whether it has an influence on the pancreas in relation to the secretion of insulin and glucagon, which control the concentration of blood glucose. First, it has been long known that secretion of insulin can be ...


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Interstitial glucose sensors can be reasonably accurate, but there are two main concerns: the sensor response time, and calibration. Glucose diffuses from blood into the interstitial fluid, and it can take some time during periods of glucose change (e.g. after a meal) for an equilibrium to be reached. Hence, the sensor measurement will lag behind the true ...


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A constitutive or "housekeeping" enzyme is usually defined as an enzyme whose expression level (amount of protein) is always constant, independent of any environmental factors. Hence, regulation of constitutive enzymes must be post-translational, for example allosteric regulation of the enzymatic activity by substrates or products. Note that constitutive ...



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