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Category: Proteins

The Citrate Shuttle

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This is a rather brief post explaining one part of multiple physiological pathways, most notably as part of fatty acid synthesis. The citrate shuttle can be narrowed down to 3 steps to allow the transport of ACoA (Acetyl Co-enzyme A) out of the mitochondrial matrix and into the cell cytoplasm, when necessary. The steps below […]

The Government and The Farmers

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Why does the government advise a healthy diet? This government intervention aims to give everyone a basic education on how to live healthily, not only for the benefit of our own personal quality of life because a healthy person is usually a happy person but also, which is more likely an influence for our parliament, […]

3) Eat More Fish

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3) Eat more fish. Aim for 2 portions a week, according to the guidelines. It is no surprise that some of the healthiest regions in the world, with the longest living people, tend to have diets very rich in fish. Think of Venice or Costa Rica, both places have impeccably healthy people who’s diets mostly […]

8 Basic Guidelines For Great Health

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The UK. Britain. Good ol’ Blighty. This small collection of countries has been a global power since before your mum was born, and one of our greatest attributes is the food. Through invasion from the Vikings, the Romans, the Normans, and – in more recent years – immigration from the Jewish, the Italians, the Vietnamese, […]

Gene Mutation (and Expression)

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In the protein synthesis  post (read over it here) I talked about how 1 gene = 1 protein due to the process of transcription deciding how translation occurs. If you haven’t read the post on synthesis before, or are just a tad rusty, I’ll quickly explain the process again: DNA consists of 2 strands of nucleotides, which […]

Protein Synthesis (Gene Expression)

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As mentioned in the protein structure post, a protein’s whole structure, function and just general use is dependent on being correctly put together for its purpose. Proteins will fold in specific ways to present specific properties for specific roles, and if this isn’t as specific as it should be, then the protein isn’t much use, is […]

Basic Biology 101: Enzymes

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Enzymes are a functional protein, responsible for catalysing (speeding up) a reaction. Most processes tend to involve enzymes, as they are very specific and vastly improve the efficiency of a process. Enzymes function by a general idea known as the ‘lock and key’ model: Each enzyme has a section within it that acts like a […]

Basic Biology 101: Protein Structure

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Proteins are our muscles. They are in our cell membranes. They are the enzymes that drive our reactions! They are the sole purpose of DNA! Any which-way you put it, they’re pretty important. [http://theodysseyonline.com/lycoming-college/] I know, at least from my experience, that protein is pretty much an obsession and/or addiction in the gymming community and […]

Basic Biology 101: Energy From Respiration

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Ah!… My favorite! Respiration really is a key topic to understand when it comes to anything diet or fitness related: It explains how we get energy from food. Don’t be put off by long words, because as soon as you read the info or watch the video that I made on respiration, then you will […]