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 »

After digestion, disaccharides provide energy to muscles, fuel the central nervous system, metabolize fat and keep tissues from consuming protein for energy. A disaccharide is a type of carbohydrate made when two monosac... More »

Functions of human liver include working with the pancreas and intestines to process and absorb food, and filtering blood from the digestive tract, according to WebMD. The liver is primarily responsible for detoxifying c... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

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 »

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 This makes the body ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

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 »