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Should NaCl have an effect on glucose diffusion

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Should NaCl have an effect on glucose diffusion? Explain your answer?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 10 years ago.

Are we looking at absorption at cell level?

What level are you studying?


Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Pauline's Post: Yes...absorption at cell level...this is an Anatomy and physiology I class.
Expert:  Pauline replied 10 years ago.

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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Expert:  Pauline replied 10 years ago.
Have a look at this website: here for a illustration of the effect