Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose

Animal research have shown that low calorie natural sugars like allulose could help regulate glucose levels. Researchers are now trying to find out how it works, and their findings are reported in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.Sucrose is the natural sweetener what everyone refer to when sugar is on the ingredient list. Allulose, which is … Continue reading Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose

Researchers discover role of molecular switch TSC22D4 in glucose metabolism

A Research team led by the metabolism expert Professor Stephan Herzig, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer at Helmholtz Zentrum München (IDC), has discovered a new mechanism that is responsible for the regulation of the glucose metabolism. The transforming growth factor beta 1-stimulated clone 22 D4, abbreviated TSC22D4, acts as a molecular switch … Continue reading Researchers discover role of molecular switch TSC22D4 in glucose metabolism

Role of nerve growth factor in glucose metabolism

Research led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist demonstrates the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes. In a paper published in the current issue of Developmental Cell, Jessica Houtz, a graduate student working with Rejji Kuruvilla in the Department … Continue reading Role of nerve growth factor in glucose metabolism

Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism

Credit: M. Fukuda/Cell ReportsScientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity. Fukuda and colleagues studied … Continue reading Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism