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Regarding Islet of Langerhans - choose the insulin and glucagon option :


( A ) The glucose homeostasis in blood is maintained jointly by insulin and glucagon.
( B ) Insulin is a peptide hormone, which plays a major role in the regulation of glucose homeostasis.
( C ) Glucagon is a glycopeptide hormone, and plays an important role in maintaining the normal blood glucose levels.
( D ) The α-cells secrete a hormone called glucagon, while the β-cells secrete insulin.

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(C) is the right answer.

The α-cells secrete a hormone called glucagon, while the β-cells secrete insulin. Glucagon is a peptide hormone, and plays an important role in maintaining the normal blood glucose levels. Insulin is a peptide hormone, which plays a major role in the regulation of glucose homeostasis.The glucose homeostasis in blood is thus maintained jointly by the two insulin and glucagon.
answered Apr 3, 2014 by pady_1
 
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