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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3D imaging reveals degeneration of liver sympathetic nerves in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

3D imaging reveals degeneration of liver sympathetic nerves in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers develop a cell culture test to detect substances that harm the placenta and embryo

Researchers develop a cell culture test to detect substances that harm the placenta and embryo

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease

New substance derived from Saussurea controversa exhibits osteoprotective properties

New substance derived from Saussurea controversa exhibits osteoprotective properties

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21

UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

Study reports no link between coffee consumption and cardiac arrhythmia

Study reports no link between coffee consumption and cardiac arrhythmia

Protein consumption at breakfast can increase muscle size and function, finds study

Protein consumption at breakfast can increase muscle size and function, finds study

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

Chemical modification in RNA molecules may offer protection against liver disease

A novel method developed for producing new antibiotics to combat resistant bacteria

A novel method developed for producing new antibiotics to combat resistant bacteria

New method shows how fatty acids are absorbed by single cells

New method shows how fatty acids are absorbed by single cells

Study finds clear association between hemoglobin levels and key cardiovascular traits

Study finds clear association between hemoglobin levels and key cardiovascular traits

Diagnosis and management of COVID-19 in clinical settings

Diagnosis and management of COVID-19 in clinical settings

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

Early life exposure to antibiotics could alter brain development

UH researchers report new gut–liver drug recycling process

UH researchers report new gut–liver drug recycling process

Antidepressants may lower risk of death, complications in people with diabetes and depression

Antidepressants may lower risk of death, complications in people with diabetes and depression

Metabolomics: The Individual Metabolic Profile is the Key to Personalized Medicine

Metabolomics: The Individual Metabolic Profile is the Key to Personalized Medicine

Study uncovers how specific bacteria contribute to common, recurrent gynecological condition

Study uncovers how specific bacteria contribute to common, recurrent gynecological condition

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

Combination of dietary isoflavones and metabolizing gut bacteria may protect against MS

New study focuses on personalized therapies for people with severe asthma

New study focuses on personalized therapies for people with severe asthma