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Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128498866, 9780128498743

Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrates

1st Edition

Editor: Vinood Patel
eBook ISBN: 9780128498743
Paperback ISBN: 9780128498866
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th October 2019
Page Count: 442
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Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrates presents the nutritional and molecular aspects of carbohydrates. As part of the Molecular Nutrition includes sections covering carbohydrate metabolism, carbohydrates in the diet, insulin resistance, dietary sugars, cardiometabolic risk, lipoproteins, low-carbohydrate diets, antioxidants, refined dietary sugars, fats, glucose transporters, glucose sensing, the role of phosphorylation, carbohydrate responsive binding protein, cyclic AMP, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, SIRT1, insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GIP receptor (GIPR) genes rRNA and transcription, and more. In addition, the book addresses emerging fields of molecular biology and presents important discoveries relating to diet and nutritional health.

Key Features

  • Summarizes molecular nutrition in health as related to carbohydrates
  • Addresses emerging fields of molecular biology and presents important discoveries relating to diet and nutritional health
  • Includes key facts, a mini dictionary of terms and summary points


Researchers, professionals (including nutritionists, dieticians, health scientists, health care professionals, policy makers), educators, and students

Table of Contents

Part 1. General and Introductory Aspects
1. Interrelationships between lipoproteins and carbohydrate in the diet
Carmine Finelli
2. Molecular aspects and biochemical regulation of diabetes
Daniel Gyamfi

Part 2. Molecular Biology of the Cell
3. Glucose transporters and their cellular form, role and function
Archana Mohit Navale
4. Liquid fructose and liver insulin signalling: Molecular mechanisms controlling hepatic steatosis
Marta Alegret
5. PPARg knockouts and glucose tolerance
N.J.G. Webster
6. Dietary phenolic acids and metabolic syndrome
Taofeek Ajiboye
7. Glucose Transporter 1 and Prognosis in Cancer
Hideo Baba and Hiroshi Sawayama
8. Effects of dietary Salba on glucose metabolism in an experimental model of dyslipidemia and insulin resistance
Y.B. Lombardo

Part 3. Genetic Machinery and Its Function
9. Nutrigenomics for personalized nutrition to prevent hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus
Kumpei Tanisawa
10. High fructose consumption and DNA methylation
Hiroya Yamada
11. The GALT gene and galactosemia
Marisel De Lucca
12. Glucose and connections with OLR1 and IL17A genes
Burcu Bayoglu

Part 4. Other topics
13. Linking pathways and processes: retinoic acid and glucose
Kazuhiro Kimura
14. Role of fructose in ischemia/reperfusion injury
Gerald J. Maarman
15. ChREBP and cancer
Katsumi Iizuka
16. Glucose Metabolism in CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells
Clovis Steve Palmer
17. Correlation between sugar consumption and ectopic fat
Nicola McKeown
18. Beneficial applications of glucosamine
Khadijeh Jamialahmadi
19. Glycoprotein folding
Julio Javier Caramelo
20. Sugars, Sweet Taste Receptors, and Brain Responses
Chung Owyang
21. Master Role of Glucose-6 Phosphate in Cell Signalling and Consequences of its Deregulation in the Liver and Kidneys
Fabienne Rajas
22. Effects of D-galactose on the ageing heart and brain
Nipon Chattipakorn
23. Glucose Homeostasis and the gastrointestinal tract
Simon Veedfald, Jens Juul Holst and Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen


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About the Editor

Vinood Patel

Dr. Patel is a Reader at the University of Westminster. After completing his PhD at King’s College London, he continued his research experience by undertaking his post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Cunningham in the Department of Biochemistry at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, (Winston-Salem, NC, USA). This extensive project involved investigating mechanisms of hepatic mitochondrial ribosome dysfunction in alcoholic liver disease (ALD) using biophysical and proteomic techniques. These studies have led to new avenues in determining the pathology of ALD. His teaching areas at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels include clinical biochemistry, investigative pathology and laboratory investigation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader, University of Westminster, London, UK

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