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Study Shorts 4 * NO – Cellular Respiration * Chamomile – NO * Taurine – MELAS * Aspirin – Thromboembolism * Skin Bacteria – Cancer *

Nitric oxide regulates mitochondrial respiration and cell functions by inhibiting cytochrome oxidase

Nitric oxide inhibits cellular respiration, “one of the key ways a cell releases chemical energy to fuel cellular activity”, by competing with oxygen. This may be one of the main reasons the nitric oxide can have detrimental effects. More

Study Shorts 2 * Unsaturated Fats – Vitamin D * Caloric Restriction – Grey Matter * Environmental Enrichment – Cognitive Decline * Parathyroid Hormone – Cognitive Decline * Taurine – Learning Deficits *


Polyunsaturated fatty acids decrease the apparent affinity of vitamin D metabolites for human vitamin D-binding protein.

Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats affect vitamin D-binding protein, which transports vitamin D around the body.

Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids markedly decreased the affinity of both 25-OHD3 and 1,25-(OH)2D3 for DBP, whereas saturated fatty acids (stearic and arachidic acid), cholesterol, cholesterol esters, retinol, retinoic acid and prostaglandins (A1 and E1) did not affect the apparent affinity…
The binding and bioavailability of vitamin D metabolites thus might be altered by mono- and polyunsaturated but not by saturated fatty acids.

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