Research published by Cambridge and the Francis Crick Institute suggests that genes and metabolism have a circular relationship, with genes shaping metabolic processes, but also with food influencing genes. In experiments with yeast cells, it was found that up to 90 percent of genes are responsive to changes made in nutrient availability. Availability of nutrients could radically alter how genes express themselves. This research could provide important insights into the issue of why medications affect different people in different ways.
- Although our genetic code is innate, new research suggests metabolism can produce nutrients that in turn affects our genes.
- In one study, researchers used easily manipulated yeast cells to simulate what happens in the body metabolically when it comes to the connection between metabolism and genes.
- The data revealed that up to 90% of the genes and gene products responded to changes in cellular metabolism.
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