A hormone is a chemical released by one or more cells that affects cells in other parts of the organism. Only a small amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. It is essentially a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another.
In this interview, AZoLifeSciences spoke to Dr. Atanu Sarkar to find out what potentially harmful chemicals could be lurking in your home.
Australian researchers have identified a protein that could protect the kidneys from 'bystander' damage caused by cancer therapies.
The production of fat in the human body is essentially regulated by gut hormones.
A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today in eLife.
There is growing evidence that adipose tissue plays a key role in the aggravation of COVID-19. One of the theories under investigation is that fat cells (adipocytes) act as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and increase viral load in obese or overweight individuals.
The cell membrane is the cell's outermost line of defense against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 disease.
New economic research from the University of Kent, University of Reading, and IHS Markit reveals the extent to which UK consumers dislike food produced using production methods such as hormones in beef and chlorine-washed chicken.
Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis.
Researchers have identified a genetic signature in localized prostate cancer that can predict whether the cancer is likely to spread, or metastasize, early in the course of the disease and whether it will respond to anti-androgen therapy, a common treatment for advanced disease.
The thyroid hormone used to promote the proliferation of hepatocytes improved the efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene repair in the mouse liver.
The sweet taste of sugar is very popular worldwide. In Austria and Germany, the yearly intake per person adds up to about 33 and 34 kilograms, respectively. Thus, sugar plays an increasingly role in the nutrition and health of the population, especially with regard to body weight.
New findings indicate that melatonin could be a potential treatment option for COVID-19.
Scientists have found that insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac, limiting its ability to adapt to obesity and thereby rendering most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes.
Plants have veins that transport nutrients throughout their whole body. These veins are organized in a highly ordered manner.
Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School.
A team of researchers have discovered that a gut hormone, called ghrelin, is a crucial regulator of new nerve cells that form in the adult brain.
Recently, researchers explained that infection by certain enteroviruses could possibly activate diabetes.
Researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan generated mice lacking the estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) gene, both fiber-specific and muscle stem cell-specific, which resulted in abnormalities in the growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle in female mice.
According to a new study reported in the Oncogene journal, the thymoquinone (TQ) compound selectively destroys prostate cancer cells at advanced phases.
Scientists have long known that the plant hormone auxin controls many aspects of plant growth, development, and responses to the environment. Only more recently have they begun to understand that there is also a link between auxin and leaf spotting diseases.