Metabolic syndrome ‘interacts’ with COVID-19

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Zeling Guo, Shanping Jiang, Zilun Li and Sifan Chen from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China review how metabolic syndrome “interacts” with COVID-19. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide and has exerted a great influence on public health and […]

How poor oral hygiene may result in metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily

Periodontal or gum disease is known to be a significant risk factor of metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions increasing the risk for heart disease and diabetes. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) discovered that infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium causing periodontal disease, causes skeletal muscle metabolic dysfunction, […]

Hidden structure found in essential metabolic machinery

Membrane-separated compartments are visible inside the peroxisomes of 4-day-old Arabidopsis thaliana plant cells in this image from a confocal microscope. The cells were genetically modified to produce fluorescent proteins in both the membranes (green) and lumen (magenta) of the peroxisomes. (Image courtesy of Zachary Wright/Rice University) Credit: Zachary Wright/Rice University In his first year of […]