Should NaCl have an effect on glucose diffusion? Explain your answer?
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Are we looking at absorption at cell level?
What level are you studying?
Reply to Pauline's Post: Yes...absorption at cell level...this is an Anatomy and physiology I class.
Transport across intestine epithelium: Sodium and glucose are absorbed using a co-transporter, a sodium dependent co transporter (Glut1), there is a series of changes in conformation following attachment of sodium molecule first to allow glucose to attach to the transporter. So glucose absorption therefore increases when sodium is available to trigger the transporter.
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Have a look at this website: here for a illustration of the effect