I am a bit stuck on understanding a question i have, if anyone would take the time to look and offer advice it'd be much appreciated!
I have just copied and pasted the question, as i get lost a bit when trying to articulate. im just not getting it
"The overall results from this experiment show us that the relative rates of glucose production remain fairly constant within a small range between the precursors Lactate and Glycerol. Alanine is similar in that production rate for this particular precursor remains fairly constant within a range, however unlike Lactate and Glycerol, Alanine, as a precursor for glucose was found to be the lowest of the three..
From your understanding of the possible precursors for gluconeogenesis, discuss briefly whether these results explain anything about the rat who provided the kidney samples, perhaps considering the following?
- was the rate fed or fasted ?
- was the rat at rest or active ?
- remember that this experiment does not necessarily represent whole-body gluconeogenesis as there is no information about liver gluconeogenesis
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