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PROTEIN METABOLISM

Much of the body is made of protein, and these proteins take on a myriad of forms. They represent cell signaling receptors, signaling molecules, structural members, enzymes, intracellular trafficking components, extracellular matrix scaffolds, ion pumps, ion channels, oxygen and CO2 transporters (hemoglobin). There is protein in bones (collagen), muscles, and tendons; the hemoglobin that transports oxygen; … Continue reading PROTEIN METABOLISM

AN OVERVIEW OF THE SKELETAL MUSCLE

Contraction of skeletal muscle is under voluntary control. Each skeletal muscle cell is innervated by a branch of a motor neuron. Action potentials are propagated along the motoneurons, leading to release of ACh at the neuromuscular junction, depolarization of the motor end plate, and initiation of action potentials in the muscle fiber. These events, occurring … Continue reading AN OVERVIEW OF THE SKELETAL MUSCLE

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF EXERCISING MUSCLE

Muscle is involved, when the heart beats, when digested food moves through the intestines and when the body moves in a way. These functions and many more are performed by 3 types of muscle – smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and skeletal muscle. Smooth muscle – sometimes called involuntary muscle because it is not under direct … Continue reading STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF EXERCISING MUSCLE

INTERMITTENT FASTING – A WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTH BOOSTING TOOL

            Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that this type of diet may also slow down aging and disease.             In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the … Continue reading INTERMITTENT FASTING – A WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTH BOOSTING TOOL

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