Biochemistry of Nutritional SciencesLeila Sadeghi*, and Helena Jenzer
R&D Nutrition and Dietetics, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Health Division, The Netherlands
- *Corresponding Author:
- Leila Sadeghi
Deputy Head, R&D Nutrition and Dietetics
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Health Divisionv Murtenstrasse 10, CH-3008
Bern, The Netherlands
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Received date: February 22, 2017; Accepted date: April 15, 2017; Published date: April 18, 2017
Citation: Sadeghi L, Jenzer H (2017) Biochemistry of Nutritional Sciences. J Mol Biomark Diagn 8:338. doi: 10.4172/2155-9929.1000338
Copyright: © 2017 Sadeghi L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biochemistry provides knowledge about commonality principles, explains particularities of individuals, and discloses targets for therapeutic approaches. Although common biochemical pathways have been conserved during evolution, and although molecules and pathways have been generated based on existing ones, a one-fitsall medicine is about to be more and more replaced by personalized medicine. The declared objective of personalized medicine is to either predict a person’s risks for developing a disease or to treat a patient according to his or her metabolic predisposition and capacity, genetic mutations, or polymorphisms. The genotype of a person can hint at imminent risks and prevent the outbreak of diseases if lifestyle or behavior is changed according to the risk profile. The phenotype does not only describe proteins, enzymes and metabolites from the expression of the person’s genes, but provides data to recognize patterns belonging to an existing or eventually silent disease which can be treated effectively.