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    Explanation of plasma glucagon for biochemistry students

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    In a prolonged fast, plasma glucagon levels are elevated. Describe how this hormone leads to an activation of fatty acid oxidation and explain why this adaptation leads to a gradual but pronounced raise in plasma ketone bodies.

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    This solution provides a step by step guide to understanding the connection between fasting and oxidation of ketone bodies. The role of glucagon in this process is described.

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