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April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tattoos have been used for many purposes over the years. In ancient times, and in indigenous cultures, they have been representations of status and position. In our more recent past, they...

Latest Metabolic pathways Stories

2013-10-01 10:24:45

UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels. The new pathway is intended to replace the natural metabolic pathway known as glycolysis, a series of chemical reactions that nearly all organisms use to convert sugars into the molecular precursors that cells need. Glycolysis converts four of the six carbon atoms found in glucose into two-carbon molecules...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Abalone which are small to very large edible sea snails, the Krebs Cycle which is a cycle of chemical reactions used by all aerobic living organisms to generate energy, and Clostridium which is a genus of bacteria with multiple bio-industrial uses. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Biology Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological...

2011-11-22 11:27:49

Finding could lead to new cancer-stopping therapies A research team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists has identified an atypical metabolic pathway unique to some tumors, possibly providing a future target for drugs that could reduce or halt the spread of cancer. Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis, senior author of the study published Nov. 20 in Nature, likened the newly discovered pathway to traffic that is rerouted during a highway construction project. "If we hone in on this...

2010-12-01 21:15:03

SRC-1 (steroid receptor coactivator) orchestrates glucose production in the liver, regulating the activity of a cascade of enzymes that turns sugar production on and off in the liver, said Baylor College of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of Cell Metabolism. "As we achieve a better understanding of gluconeogenesis (production of glucose) in the liver, we can look for new ways to treat metabolic diseases such as type 2...

2010-09-16 20:59:29

Cancer-cell quirk could be exploited to develop new drugs that starve tumors In a paper appearing in the Sept. 16 online edition of Science, Matthew Vander Heiden assistant professor of biology and member of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and researchers at Harvard University report a previously unknown element of cancer cells' peculiar metabolism. They found that cells can trigger an alternative biochemical pathway that speeds up their metabolism and...

2010-01-27 16:46:51

Findings provide a new potential target for killing cancer cells HOUSTON - Leukemia cells, like most cancers, are addicted to glucose to generate their energy, but new research shows for the first time that these cells also rely on fatty acid metabolism to grow and to evade cell death. Inhibiting fatty acid oxidation makes leukemia cells vulnerable to drugs that force them to commit suicide, scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas...

2010-01-21 16:59:15

Understanding mechanism underlying SIRT6 activity may help treat diabetes, cancer A study investigating how a cellular enzyme affects blood glucose levels in mice provides clues to pathways that may be involved in processes including the regulation of longevity and the proliferation of tumor cells. In their report in the January 22 issue of Cell, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based team of researchers describes the mechanism by which absence of the enzyme SIRT6 induces a fatal drop...

2009-09-09 14:01:00

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., the leader in the design and development of instruments for assessing cellular bioenergetics, today announced it will present data with the University of Nebraska demonstrating the power of the XF Extracellular Flux Analyzer in revealing the effects of KSR1 and nutrients on oxidative phosphorylation and aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells. The data will appear in two posters at the AACR Metabolism and Cancer...

2009-06-08 13:25:43

U.S. researchers have engineered a metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity. The UCLA scientists led by Professor James Liao and Associate Professor Katrina Dipple constructed a non-native pathway in mice that increased fatty acid metabolism and resulted in resistance to diet-induced obesity. Graduate student Jason Dean, the study's author, said the idea came from plants and bacteria. We know plants and bacteria digest fats differently from humans, from mammals, Dean said....


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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