Renal metabolism

In addition to its higher blood flow per weight than other vital organs, the kidney exhibits a higher rate of oxygen consumption than all other organs except the heart. The kidney normally plays a major role in the catabolism of low-molecular-weight proteins (insulin, glucagon, PTH). Reductions in glomerular filtration rate reduce protein filtration, hence decreasing renal protein catabolism and elevating plasma protein levels. Renal degradation of larger proteins (albumin) is normally minimal, although increased protein excretion (nephrotic syndrome) significantly enhances intrarenal protein catabolism.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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