The Effects of Glycine on Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome-related Parameters.

2019-02-27 00:18:27 | BioPortfolio


The current study will test the central hypothesis that Glycine supplementation in humans improves Lipid profile and therefore reduces the risk of Atherosclerosis. Secondary outcomes including Insulin sensitivity and parameters related to Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) will also be measured. Furthermore, a mechanistic study in an ex-vivo model will test the hypothesis that Glycine via its key biosynthetic pathway involving Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase 2 (SHMT2), is athero-protective by inhibiting Sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2 (SREBP2)-mediated cholesterol biosynthesis in murine macrophage-like cell line.

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Metabolic Syndrome




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Rambam Health Care Campus

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