The most important pathways
QIAGEN provides a broad range of assay technologies for metabolism research, enabling analysis of gene expression and regulation, epigenetic modification, genotyping, and signal transduction pathway activation. Metabolism comprises catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism breaks down organic compounds to generate energy (ATP) through a series of chemical reactions. Anabolism uses energy to construct components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids. Any factor affecting a metabolic process, including absorption, excretion, enzymes, coenzymes, vitamins, hormones, cytokines, growth factors, minerals, and cofactors, can cause metabolic diseases. Solutions optimized for these research studies are organized into more focused research topics, shown below.