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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Computational model can help predict cellular drug targets against COVID-19

Computational model can help predict cellular drug targets against COVID-19

Researchers describe a simple, inexpensive way to measure drug dissolution

Researchers describe a simple, inexpensive way to measure drug dissolution

Cleveland Clinic team successfully used latest ablation technology to destroy large liver tumors

Cleveland Clinic team successfully used latest ablation technology to destroy large liver tumors

Hormone that suppresses food intake could be used as potential treatment for obesity

Hormone that suppresses food intake could be used as potential treatment for obesity

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

University of Sheffield and Pfizer launch new consortium to accelerate development of ATMPs

University of Sheffield and Pfizer launch new consortium to accelerate development of ATMPs

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Novel targeted therapy blocks metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects

Novel targeted therapy blocks metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

Study identifies enzyme vital to the metastatic growth of prostate cancer cells

Study identifies enzyme vital to the metastatic growth of prostate cancer cells

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

UC researcher receives $443,000 NIH grant to study antiviral drugs

UC researcher receives $443,000 NIH grant to study antiviral drugs

CRYM protein counteracts the growth of prostate tumors

CRYM protein counteracts the growth of prostate tumors

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

Study reveals the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells

Study reveals the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells

Manipulating mitochondria to improve the efficiency of neuronal reprogramming

Manipulating mitochondria to improve the efficiency of neuronal reprogramming

Study identifies new factor that offers potential strategy for treating obesity

Study identifies new factor that offers potential strategy for treating obesity