There are many signals that control catabolism. Most of the known signals are hormones and the molecules involved in metabolism itself. Endocrinologists have traditionally classified many of the hormones as anabolic or catabolic, depending on which part of metabolism they stimulate. The so-called classic catabolic hormones known since the early 20th century are cortisol , glucagon , and adrenaline (and other catecholamines ). In recent decades, many more hormones with at least some catabolic effects have been discovered, including cytokines , orexin (also known as hypocretin ), and melatonin . [ citation needed ]
Sir, the term “literacy” means something different in each discipline taught in schools. Scientific literacy does not just mean “being able to read, write, and communicate”; it means “being able to read, write, and communicate–like a scientist”. Sarah took a big step by posting this comment. The attention she has paid to what you wrote is evidence that she is in the process of constructing meaning about the subject matter. As her scientific literacy improves, her learning improves—the two feed off of one another.
I must ask, if you meant something different (it’s not coming from thin air), then why did you write it the way you did? In my opinion, you owe her more than a flippant reply.
Cool dog by the way.
Respectfully (and proud as hell of my student), Geoff