News tagged with metabolites
Non-smokers should give hotels that allow smoking in certain rooms a wide berth, say the authors, and instead choose completely smoke free hotels.
Health May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Patients with Cushing's syndrome have abnormal brain metabolites suggestive of neuronal dysfunction even after they appeared to have been cured, according to a study presented at the annual ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Anti-smoking ads with strong arguments, not flashy editing, trigger part of brain involving behavior change
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Dietary supplements accounted for more than half the Class 1 drugs recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2004-12, meaning they contained substances that could cause serious health problems or even death, ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—For individuals with type 1 diabetes, low concentrations of vitamin D metabolites are not associated with an increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis, according to a study published online ...
Diabetes Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have generated new insights into the ways in which physical activity affects how much estrogen is broken down and secreted in the urine of postmenopausal women. These findings enhance understanding of the potential ...
Cancer Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis – or the hardening or clogging of the arteries – according to Cleveland Clinic ...
Cardiology Apr 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 14 |
(HealthDay)—For vitamin D deficient individuals, cholecalciferol therapy is associated with reduced phosphocreatine recovery half-time in skeletal muscle and with improvements in fatigue, according to a ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
While water bottles may tout BPA-free labels and personal care products declare phthalates not among their ingredients, these assurances may not be enough. According to a study published February 27 in the ...
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A natural sense of rhythm: Shifting levels of molecules in the blood provide a snapshot of internal 'body-time'
Anybody who has worked the overnight shift will testify that sometimes the time displayed on the clock is not the same as the one in your head. This disconnect is not merely perception; many physiological ...
Medical research Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Abnormalities of mineral metabolism worsen with progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are linked with a higher risk for kidney failure among African Americans, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, led by its director, María Blasco, together with Jose M. Mato, the director of the Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, has shown that the ...
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Drug Design have developed a synthetic compound that, in a mouse model, successfully prevents the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and the major cause of death for both mother and child in Europe and the U.S. It affects about one in 20 pregnancies. The main symptoms are high blood pressure and protein ...
Medical research Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Metabolites are the intermediates and products of metabolism. The term metabolite is usually restricted to small molecules. A primary metabolite is directly involved in normal growth, development, and reproduction. Alcohol is an example of a primary metabolite produced in large-scale by industrial microbiology. A secondary metabolite is not directly involved in those processes, but usually has an important ecological function. Examples include antibiotics and pigments. Some antibiotics use primary metabolites as precursors, such as actinomycin which is created from the primary metabolite, tryptophan.
Examples of primary metabolites produced by industrial microbiology:
The metabolome forms a large network of metabolic reactions, where outputs from one enzymatic chemical reaction are inputs to other chemical reactions.
Metabolites from chemical compounds, whether inherent or pharmaceutical, are formed as part of the natural biochemical process of degrading and eliminating the compounds. The rate of degradation of a compound is an important determinant of the duration and intensity of its action. Profiling metabolites of pharmaceutical compounds, drug metabolism, is an important part of drug discovery, leading to an understanding of any undesirable side effects.
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