Category: Metabolism

Metabolic processes generate Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) an energy carrier. There are two types of metabolic process, catabolic and anabolic. Catabolic processes break down molecules and produce energy while anabolic processes create molecules and require energy to do so, involving carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and ketones. Regarding anabolic processes, gene expression helps to determine the specific compounds that can synthesized.

Navdeep S. Chandel (2015). Navigating Metabolism. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY. p. 9.  See chapter 1 “What is Metabolism?

Colín-González, A. L., et al. (2012). The Antioxidant Mechanisms Underlying the Aged Garlic Extract- and S-Allylcysteine-Induced Protection. Figure 2.

Mani’s metabolic musings

Garlic, sugar & COVID19 11-13.7.2020| Sugar & infection | Aged garlic | Tight Glucose control | Sugars & protein function | Sugars & nerve sheaths | Virality or vitality? |Glycan shield or glucose sword...

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Ketosis versus ketoacidosis, metabolic flexibility or pancreatic disability?

Ketosis is the natural production of ketone bodies in the fasted state by the liver and kidney from fatty acids. Ketoacidosis results from dysregulated pancreatic beta-cell insulin production.

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What is metabolic health? A biochemist’s definition

It depends on who you ask, but there are some generally agreed upon parameters for measuring metabolic health. It can be measured in our blood or bodies. These medical, physiological and laboratory test markers...