Category Archives for Genes

Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know Genetic testing is the examining of DNA to identify alterations in genes and chromosomes that might be responsible for illnesses and disorders. Through genetic testing, we are able to confirm or exclude a gene in a genetic condition or illness. Further, it also aids in determining the chances […]

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What is Methylation

Methylation, the process of activating a molecule through the addition of a methyl group, is required to ensure the proper functioning of metabolic pathways and efficient enzyme activity. Methylation is important in numerous biochemical reactions in the body that control vital processes, such as the regulation of gene expression. Methylation is, essentially, the on/off switches […]

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What is MTHFR?

The MTHFR gene is responsible for the production of its enzyme MTHFR, which stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. The MTHFR enzyme converts folate, in the presence of cofactors, into the active form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, for it to be metabolized and used in various biochemical reactions within the human body. This is done through a process called methylation, […]

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Is Your Chronic Fatigue Due To The MTHFR Gene?

What is Chronic fatigue? Chronic fatigue is a condition characterized by mental as well as physical tiredness and weakness over a long period of time, which is unaffected by taking rest. It results from irregularities in cellular metabolism and inefficient energy production. Here we discuss one of the factors that may be associated with chronic […]

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Link between MTHFR and Autism

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which are characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism spectrum […]

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The Link Between Autism and Acetaminophen

The Link Between Autism and Acetaminophen Autism, according to the 1994 definition by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994, is a developmental disorder described as “social and communication deficits and ritualistic-repetitive behaviours that appear in early childhood.” It is also characterized by two prominent features – 1) abnormal organization of the brain neurons and 2) […]

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Autism and Low Glutathione Levels

The role of glutathione Even though involvement of genetic abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is well-accepted, recent studies point to an equal contribution by environmental factors, particularly environmental toxicants. Glutathione in autism has become the topic of great interest as the scientists explore the theory that autism may be triggered by exposure to heavy […]

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Metagenics Presents Skewed Research at Methylation Seminar

By Carolyn Ledowsky Founder MTHFR Support Australia Last night I attended the Methylation Seminar in Sydney presented by Metagenics. The presentation started with a discussion on how Methylation is important for key metabolic processes like creatine synthesis, phospholipid synthesis, cell communication and DNA repair. Case studies were presented for each of these and we were […]

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