ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Meta-analysis adds evidence to association between omega-3 supplementation and lower heart rate

Friendly User's Guide for the Timing of Nutritional Supplements

The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Increase Your Magnesium Intake

Love Your Lungs With Tomatoes and Apples

Top Tips to Boost Your Immunity

Vitamin D supplementation could ease IBS symptoms

Essential Oils Lower Blood Pressure

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda

Nicotinamide riboside shows promise for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

 
Print Page
Email Article

Genes and ApoE

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Report by the AD Educ & Referral Ctr • www.ProHealth.com • March 1, 1996


Genes play a complex and not yet fully understood role in human life. Their part in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is no exception. The more researchers learn about AD, the more they become aware of multiple factors, including genetics and certain biological processes, that work together in the development of AD. Recent excitement has centered around the discovery of the relationship between apolipoprotein E (apoE) and AD.

Like recipes, genes provide instructions about how to make something: what ingredients go in and in what order. But, the environment (things outside the body like food, the air we breathe, or chemicals we are exposed to) and biological processes (inside the body) determine which ingredients are available and in what quantities and forms.

Along with environmental influences, genes and other processes inside the body combine to do more than just determine eye and hair color and other traits inherited from parents. Genes also see to it that people have two arms and two legs and can walk. In almost every case, nature (genes) and nurture (including the physical and chemical environment) work together to shape all living things.

Genes are not all-powerful. Most genes can do little unless spurred on by other substances. Although they are necessary in their own right, genes basically wait inside the cell's nucleus (or control center) for other molecules to come along and read their messages. Within the nucleus of every human cell, two long, thread-like DNA strands encode the instructions for making all proteins needed for life. Each cell holds more than 50,000 different genes found on 46 chromosomes of tightly coiled DNA. Each DNA strand bears four types of coding molecules or bases. The sequence of bases in a gene is the code for protein manufacture.

Sometimes genes are triggered to build a certain protein. They may build a protein correctly or, in some cases, incorrectly, depending on the substances that interact with them. A gene also can produce a faulty protein if it has one or more mutations (defects) in its DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Faulty proteins can lead to cell malfunction, disease, and death.

Source: Connection Magazine [Volume 5(1), Winter/Spring 1996]



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Optimized Curcumin Longvida®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get Energized with Malic Acid & Magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7 Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map