Cord blood irisin at the extremes of fetal growth.
Athens, Greece. In Metabolism, 29 Aug 2015
We aimed to investigate circulating irisin concentrations in large-for-gestational-age (LGA) and intrauterine-growth-restricted (IUGR) fetuses, both associated with metabolic dysregulation and long-term susceptibility to obesity and metabolic syndrome development.
An overview of biological production of L-theanine.
Wuxi, China. In Biotechnol Adv, May 2015
Four kinds of bacterial enzymes, including L-glutamine synthetase, γ-glutamylmethylamide synthetase, γ-glutamyltranspeptidase, and L-glutaminase, have been characterized to have L-theanine-producing ability.
Action at a distance: allostery and the development of drugs to target cancer cell metabolism.
Cambridge, United States. In Chem Biol, Oct 2014
We discuss the rationale for developing such drugs and review three targets with central roles in metabolic pathways crucial for cancer cell growth: pyruvate kinase muscle isozyme splice variant 2 (PKM2) in glycolysis, glutaminase in glutaminolysis, and mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 and 2 isozymes (IDH1/2) in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.