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Understanding Protein Degradation in Healthy and Diabetic Muscle Cells

Understanding Protein Degradation in Healthy and Diabetic Muscle Cells

  • 2/29/2016 7:58:00 AM
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Jessica Cardin, MSThe regulation of protein assembly and disassembly (protein flux) within the body has been a topic that has been studied extensively for the last 60 years. However, the majority of the research has been mostly focused on the rates of assembly (synthesis) and the related methodologies. Protein disassembly (degradation) is an equally viable research endeavor, as it is the other half of protein flux within tissues and whole body systems.The body has many protein pools that ar...
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I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes

I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes

  • 7/23/2013 8:09:00 AM
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John Seawright, B.S.The national anthem has been sung, home plate has been cleaned, and the starting lineup announced. The athletes go through the final mental checklist before taking the field. Hat? Check. Glove? Check. Cup? Check. Insulin? Diabetes is a condition that affects close to 26 million Americans. A diabetic lacks the capability to adequately regulate glucose (sugar) in the blood. Normally, the body relies heavily on the hormone insulin to promote the uptake of glucose from the b...
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