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Insulin's function is to help regulate glucose levels in the blood by transporting glucose into the cells of the human body. If a person doesn't produce enough insulin or doesn't respond well to insulin, he may have diab... More »

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The primary functions of the liver are to process nutrients from food, produce bile to aid in digesting food, filter toxins and waste from the bloodstream, and produce proteins. The liver is the heaviest organ in the bod... More »

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Glycogen is a polysaccharide that is the storage form of glucose in the human body. Glucose is an important biomolecule that provides energy to cells throughout the entire human body. Humans derive glucose from the foods... More »

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Two examples of active transport include the root hair cells in plants taking in mineral ions and humans taking in glucose through their intestines. In general terms, active transport refers to a substance moving from ar... More »

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People with diabetes experience sudden weight loss, as inadequate insulin hampers the body from obtaining glucose from the blood to be used as energy in the body's cells, according to Diabetes.co.uk. This makes the body ... More »

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Active transport is important for cellular function because it moves important items, such as calcium and glucose, into and out of cells. Proteins sit on the cell membrane, with one part inside and one part outside the m... More »

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The main function of white blood cells is to help protect the human body from infection as well as other foreign materials. White blood cells are also known as leukocytes, and they develop in bone marrow from stem cells. More »

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