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A New Hormone Found?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Paralee, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Paralee

    Paralee Senior Member

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    It's called asprosin, it was on the news tonite, but I did a search and found an article from last March, I think. Anyway, it's got to do with glucose and possibly weight gain and loss, and diabetes. The article said it's on the gene B3GALT6.

    I looked to see if it has been brought up already on PR, and nothing pulled up just like it. Sorry if it's already been discussed and "old hat".

    Edit: sorry, meant to @Valentijn on this one.
     
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    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Very interesting, thanks for posting!
     
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    Paralee Senior Member

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    I just wonder if it might have something to do with me not wanting to eat, that's the way it was presented on the news to begin with, then went into the other possibilities.
     
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    "Not wanting to eat"... IMHO gluconeogenesis is easier for patients than glycolysis. This is a really intriguing puzzle piece, thanks for bringing it to attention!
     
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    Back when I was looking into the biochem that might be related to ME and CFS I discovered that new hormones are found on a regular basis. I have no idea if its that prevalent now. There are lots of subtle changes that can be made to hormones that alter their characteristics. Back then most of the new hormones discovered were eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are very short range hormones, targeting nearby cells. Asprosin appears to have long range effects, targeting the liver.
     
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  6. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Biscuit Antagonist

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    I wish I had something that made we want to eat less.....put on 2 stone since I stopped moving.

    If this hormone is faulty with people with CFS/ME though wouldn't this show up in abnormal blood glucose levels?

    Perhaps I skim read it wrong?
     
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