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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New guidance for healthcare providers caring for hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes

New guidance for healthcare providers caring for hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes

Perchlorate in drinking water may be more dangerous than previously thought

Perchlorate in drinking water may be more dangerous than previously thought

Study offers a deeper understanding of T cell immunity in the elderly

Study offers a deeper understanding of T cell immunity in the elderly

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

Study reveals biochemical alterations in patients with Lesch-Nyhan disease

Study reveals biochemical alterations in patients with Lesch-Nyhan disease

Computational models predict known biomarkers of inherited metabolic diseases

Computational models predict known biomarkers of inherited metabolic diseases

Protein markers could help predict how ill a COVID-19 patient will become

Protein markers could help predict how ill a COVID-19 patient will become

27 protein biomarkers predict COVID-19 severity in patients

27 protein biomarkers predict COVID-19 severity in patients

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Drug Teixobactin shows promise against drug-resistant superbugs

Drug Teixobactin shows promise against drug-resistant superbugs

New test identifies CAD-affected children who may benefit from uridine

New test identifies CAD-affected children who may benefit from uridine

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Study maps genes essential for metabolic function of two common bacteria

Study maps genes essential for metabolic function of two common bacteria

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

Study examines how cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition relate to brain health

Study examines how cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition relate to brain health

Journal publication supports Synlogic’s first clinical immuno-oncology program, SYNB1891

Journal publication supports Synlogic’s first clinical immuno-oncology program, SYNB1891

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Cognitive aptitudes of young women may be more affected with high alcohol use than men

Cognitive aptitudes of young women may be more affected with high alcohol use than men