The Epigenetic Effect of Vitamin C on Melanoma

The Epigenetic Effect of Vitamin C on Melanoma

A study came out in 2015 that was able to show how vitamin C can epigenetically reprogram melanoma cells. While this study uses a lot of complicated jargon, I will attempt to simplify it. Approximately 99% of animals produce their own vitamin C and do not require it...
The Neurotoxic Pathway of Glutamate

The Neurotoxic Pathway of Glutamate

The neurotransmitter section of the Nutrition Genome Report looks at the GAD1 gene for glutamate. The GAD1 gene is connected to the conversion of excess glutamate to GABA. People who have numerous gene variants in GAD1 have a slower conversion of glutamate to GABA,...
What is PEMT?

What is PEMT?

PEMT stands for phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase. That is quite a word! This gene encodes an enzyme which converts phosphatidylethanolamine to phosphatidylcholine by methylation in the liver. Methyltransferases control methylating capacity of the cell.  In...
What is PON1?

What is PON1?

Paraoxonases (PON1) are a family of enzymes involved in breaking down chemicals including several types of pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs. They are involved in protecting both high and low-density lipoproteins from oxidation, an important mechanism in...