What is Pyruvate dehydrogenase? Pyruvate dehydrogenase is involved in the production of cellular energy in the mitochondria. It acts as a catalyst in the conversion of pyruvate into acetyl-CoA, which is used in the citric acid cycle (Kreb’s cycle) in cellular respiration and production…
Category: Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Medium-chain acyl-COA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency is an “inborn error of metabolism” in which there is an impaired ability to break down medium-chain fatty acids. In a nutshell, the body can use either glucose (through glycolysis) or fatty acids (through beta-oxidation) to begin producing energy…
If you have tried fasting or a ketogenic diet and felt really horrible, this article may apply to you. The human body is wonderfully made and resilient enough to get energy from either carbs or fats — for most people. But there are…
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