Explain why the liver hepatocytes have both insulin and glucagon receptors?

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Explain why the liver hepatocytes have both insulin and glucagon receptors?
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Hepatocytes are involved in the regulation of blood glucose. Increased glucagon (produced by the pancreas' islets of Langerhans) correlates with lowered blood glucose. Glucagon binds to receptors on hepatocytes, stimulating glycogenolysis, which converts stored glycogen to glucose to be used in raising blood glucose levels.

Increased insulin (also produced by the pancreas' islets of Langerhans) correlates with increased blood glucose. Its effect in the liver is to cause an increase in conversion of glucose to glycogen for storage.

Hopefully you can see how the two processes act as each other's inverse to maintain constant blood glucose!
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