Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrates

Molecular Nutrition: Carbohydrates

1st Edition - October 16, 2019

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  • Editor: Vinood Patel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128498743
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128498866

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 442
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 16, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128498743
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128498866

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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