Metabolism

Metabolism is the means by which the body derives energy and synthesizes the other molecules it needs from the fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat as food, by enzymatic reactions helped by minerals and vitamins.
What is Anabolism?

Anabolism is the process by which the body utilizes the energy released by catabolism to synthesize complex molecules. These complex molecules are then utilized to form cellular structures that are formed from small and simple precursors that act as building blocks.

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Similarities and dissimilarities in immune responses and metabolism in SARS-CoV-2 and HIV-1 infections

Similarities and dissimilarities in immune responses and metabolism in SARS-CoV-2 and HIV-1 infections

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

Study finds blunted cortisol profiles in women who experienced childhood sexual abuse

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Metabolic vulnerabilities in malignant cells may lead to new breast cancer therapies

Metabolic vulnerabilities in malignant cells may lead to new breast cancer therapies

UCLA study provides new insights into molecular 'crosstalk' in pancreas cancer cells

UCLA study provides new insights into molecular 'crosstalk' in pancreas cancer cells

Discovery of new protein could lead to effective treatments for developmental, neurological disorders

Discovery of new protein could lead to effective treatments for developmental, neurological disorders

Study reveals the beneficial role of fat in type 2 diabetes

Study reveals the beneficial role of fat in type 2 diabetes

Study reveals genomic regions that could help understand obesity

Study reveals genomic regions that could help understand obesity

Developing a 'fingerprint' test that could diagnose Alzheimer’s early

Developing a 'fingerprint' test that could diagnose Alzheimer’s early

SARS-CoV-2 levels decrease when human SIRT5 is deleted or inhibited

SARS-CoV-2 levels decrease when human SIRT5 is deleted or inhibited

Scientists shine new light on the complexity of vitamin B12 diseases

Scientists shine new light on the complexity of vitamin B12 diseases

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Maternal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict children's behavioral problems

Maternal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict children's behavioral problems

New study strengthens the link between sleep-disordered breathing and gestational diabetes

New study strengthens the link between sleep-disordered breathing and gestational diabetes

Drugs that block mineralocorticoid receptor may help protect bone cells during aging

Drugs that block mineralocorticoid receptor may help protect bone cells during aging

Study finds critical metabolic vulnerability of diffuse large B cell lymphomas

Study finds critical metabolic vulnerability of diffuse large B cell lymphomas

Study finds increased oxidative stress, oxidant damage and glutathione deficiency in COVID-19 patients

Study finds increased oxidative stress, oxidant damage and glutathione deficiency in COVID-19 patients

Alzheimer’s disease risk genes disturb the brain protective mechanism

Alzheimer’s disease risk genes disturb the brain protective mechanism

Study uses metabolomics to discriminate drug-induced liver injury phenotypes

Study uses metabolomics to discriminate drug-induced liver injury phenotypes

Exploring the importance of selenium in COVID-19 patients

Exploring the importance of selenium in COVID-19 patients