Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The GLUT's : Mnemonic

Hello everyone !
I'm back with another short post on biochemistry.
It's about the Glucose transporters which we all hate :D So let's get down to it.

GLUT - Short for Glucose Transporters , are channels present in our body that bring about glucose uptake. They are forms of Facilitated transport mechanism and basically occur across a Concentration gradient.

Now it's important for us to understand their location , function and regulation if we want a good understanding of Glucose metabolism. But this can get a little tedious , hence this post.

There are a total of 4 major GLUTs. Out of which one is dependent on insulin and the others are not.
So first we're doing insulin independent ones.

Remember :

BBB
Kid's LiPs are
PiNK.

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GLUT 1 -
Remember : BBB.

B - Blood ( The RBCs)
B - Baby  (So fetal tissue)
B - BBB ( The Blood brain barrier itself )

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GLUT 2 -
Remember :  Kid's LiPs

Kid's - Kidneys
Li - Liver
Ps - Pancreatic Beta cells

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GLUT 3 -
Remember : PiNK

Pi - Placenta
N - Neurons
K - Kidneys

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Now we come to the Dependent one.
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GLUT 4 -
Remember :
Father Mother Depend.

Father - Fat
Mother - Muscles ( Cardiac / Skeletal)

Now how do we remember this ?
In general the Mother and Father are who we depend on ! But in biochemistry the mother and father themselves depend on insulin. ! And the baby ( BBB etc) are independent.

Got it ?
Hope this helped.
It's something I've struggled with.
Anyway.
Happy studying. !
Stay awesome

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