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Cellular energy: the evolutionary immune rheostat that likes to play under the moonlight

The first step in glycolysis is the phosphorylation of glucose, catalyzed by hexokinase (HK). There are four isoforms of HKs. While every kind of...

EneMY Coin: one side enhances energy while the other escapes immunity

Protein c-Myc is a major oncogene that is estimated to drive the development of almost 500.000 new cancer cases in the US every year....

Exploiting leukemia stem cells’ hunger for aminoacids: old notions get new dresses

Most of animal cells rip apart sugar to release energy. Sometimes they rip apart fats, and in special circumstances, cells can even metabolize proteins....

Glucose under female hormones: diabetes incidence or gender coincidence?

Beside the current pandemic, there are non infectious pandemics that started much earlier. Diabetes is declared by WHO as a pandemic of alarming proportions...

Inhibitors to release and agonists to block: the janus face of the newest antidiabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common long-term complication of type 2 diabetes and represents a major public health problem in the U.S. The...

The “enemy fructose” that damages gut barrier to induce fatty liver

Fructose is a simple sugar which, beside natural fruits, can be found in high quantities in soft drinks, sauces and fast foods. With the...

Bitter expectances from sweet “oses”: how to take advantage over a cancer mutation

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar ­– namely glucose – to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular...

Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations

According to the German Diabetes Health Report 2018, more than 5.7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes. The affected individuals react...

Ketodiet and health: one week is enough, unless you wanna diet forever

A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term,...

Brain plasticity: starvation is a stress and stem cells meet higher energy requirements

We all know that food is essential to healthy development of the brain and body, especially in the earliest stages of life. But exactly...

Wanna prevent sight loss threat? “Keep an eye” on your food glucose thread

Approximately one-third of people with diabetes develop diabetic retinopathy, which can impair vision and is a leading cause of blindness among people of working...

Ketogenic diet: born for seizures, it may keep the brain and its figures

According to the Alzheimer's Association, about 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and by 2050 the number is projected to increase to 14 million...

From a John Doe to Diabetes VIP: how redox IDed energy

With modern techniques more and more previously unknown genetic diseases are being discovered, which can lead to new knowledge about human biology and contribute...

Linoleic acid and omega-tales: effects rely on gene background

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid. People carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a different inflammatory response and different changes in...

Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper

UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting...

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