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Males have more muscle mass,so they require more blood.Also females undergo menstrution so they lose more red blood cells.
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Oxytocin is produced by cleavage of the protein of the oxytocin/neurophysin I prepropeptide gene. The precursor peptide is cleaved by Proprotein-Convertase 1 . Mice lacking the gene which encodes for this enzyme have reduced levels of oxytocin. The final step in the biosynthesis of oxytocin is carried out by Peptidyl glycine alpha-amidating mono-oxygenase.
Good article, please allow me to comment: Both hormones cortisol and glucagon are insulin-antagonistic (=anti-insulin hormones). Glucagon differs from cortisol because it is a peptide hormone and cannot cross cell membrane. It must be injected like insulin. Glucagon is released from α-Langerhans cells in the pancreas during the acute stage of hypoglycemia ...
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