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Folding the proper action: how insulin get “chaperoned” to find its way out

Insulin is produced in the beta cells of the pancreas. The hormone is produced as a precursor called proinsulin. Insulin needs help acquiring the...

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...

Food diet and heart diseases: reviewing red meat and promoting healthy soy derivatives

Everyone knows that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. A sub-category, called sulfur amino acids, represented mainly by methionine and cysteine, plays...

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...

Liver cirrhosis and diabetes: they might share more “early” mechanisms than expected

Around 28 million people in the U.S. have type-2 diabetes, characterized by high blood sugar levels, a condition that can lead to many other...

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...

Control tower to diabetes: type 1, find a marker; type 2, repair the damage

Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that typically emerges before the age of 20, wipes out the body's ability to produce insulin--a hormone that's...

Microelements: weird but essential to keep blood glucose steady

Microelements are defined as a group of mineral salts whose daily income may not even reach the milligram, so much so that another name...

Insulin: how its structure and function are affected by metals (dietary or not)

Metals play a role in many biochemical processes. As an example, hemoglobin contains iron and carries oxygen in the blood; zinc and copper are...

Insulin from a toxin: sea cone snail as a spring for better therapies

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to allow the body to use sugar or glucose from carbohydrates from food for energy or...

Muscle wasting in diabetes: stop it by tagging the protein @ www.klf15.ub

Diabetes mellitus is a disease caused by insufficient action of the hormone insulin. Insulin not only lowers blood sugar levels, but promotes the growth...

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...

PCOS: what oxidative stress and markers are trying us to tell

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently observed endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age. Although the figures vary according to diagnostic criteria, its...

Sugar and its blood shifts: screening for “spikers” and not.

Food has a strong impact on glucose fluctuations and some commonly consumed foods have been found to cause a large glucose spike in most...

PCOS: the new pill calls fertility back to order

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is very common in girls and women of reproductive age and is a major cause of female subfertility. While no...

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