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  • n. Any amino sugar derived from a hexose


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  • For quite some time now, scientists suspected the so-called hexosamine pathway - a small side busine ...


  • Here, we examined the implication of glucose metabolism and more precisely the role of the hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) to understand the mechanisms by which glucose regulates beta cell development.

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  • The article goes on to state that the researchers believe that the hexosamine pathway acts a fuel gauge in protecting the body’s cells against the toxic effects of too much glucose and other toxic high-energy molecules.

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  • The four main mechanisms that may explain how chronic hyperglycemia may induce diabetic complications are: 1) an increase in polyol pathway flux; 2) an increase in advanced glycation end-product formation; 3) an activation of protein kinase C isoforms; and 4) an increase in hexosamine pathway flux

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