Anatomy and Physiology: Endocrine System
Anatomy and Physiology: Endocrine System What is an Endocrine System? The endocrine system regulates body processes slower than the nervous system. If the latter body system uses nerve impuls…
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Synapse Ultrastructure The chemical synapse, which is the primary location for communication between neurons, is characterized by the apposition of two neuronal membranes with unequal membrane dens…
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A multi-omic map of the lipid-producing yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides
The ability of oleaginous fungi to produce lipids for biofuels remains untapped, in part due to a lack of genetic information required to engineer industrial strains. Zhuet al. present the genome of R. toruloides, and identify transcriptomic and proteomic changes associated with lipid production.
The Synapse and mechanism of synaptic transmission.
The synapse is an area of functional contact between one neuron and another for the purpose of transferring information. Synapses are usually found between the fine terminal branches of the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of another This type of neuron is called axo-dendrite synapse. Sir Charles Sherrington (1861-1954) was the first person who used the term ‘synapse’ to the unctional points between two neurons. Structure of synapse: A typical (generalized ) synapse consists…
The Pentose Phosphate Pathway: The missing link between hormonal imbalances and carbohydrate metabolism?
I've taken a bit of time away from blogging because I've been swamped with clients and wanted to spend what free time I have reading. I've come across some very interesting stuff that I believe plays a significant role in hormonal balance that no one is covering so I'll do my best to break it down in to digestible information. Anabolic carbohydrate metabolism When people think of carbohydrate metabolism, they immediately think of glycolysis and maybe even the citric acid cycle. Both of these…