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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.
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.
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