How Understanding Epigenetics Can Save Your Life

How Understanding Epigenetics Can Save Your Life

What is Epigenetics and Epigenomics? Epigenomics is the study of the complete set of epigenetic (chemical) modifications on the genome that can modify DNA instructions, turning on and off genes, or control the production of proteins. These modifications occur when...
What is COL1A1?

What is COL1A1?

COL1A1 produces alpha 1 chain of type I collagen, a major protein in tendons and ligaments. ACL ruptures are considered the most severe injury sustained in sports. According to this study, the gene encoding for the alpha1 chain of type I collagen (COL1A1) has been...
What is FUT2?

What is FUT2?

Variants in the FUT2 gene (fucosyltransferase 2) may impact B12 absportion and the production of prebiotics, to support the colonization of probiotics. Genome-wide association studies have recently identified several common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in...
What is CBS?

What is CBS?

The Cystathione Beta-Synthase (CBS) enzyme pulls homocysteine to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and glutathione, requiring B6 and SAMe as a modulator. Interruptions in this process may be connected to digestive disorders, intolerance to sulfur rich food/high protein meals,...
What is MTRR?

What is MTRR?

Methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) is a vital enzyme of homocysteine/methionine metabolic pathway and is required for the conversion of inactive form of methionine synthase (MTR) to its active form. MTRR helps recycle B12. The MTRR enzyme places a methyl group on...