Diet rich in methionine may promote memory loss

Excerpt: “We are looking further into epigenetic factors like microRNA and other downstream genes that could be associated with memory loss.”

See also: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems (an invited review of nutritional epigenetic)

Abstract excerpt: “This atoms to ecosystems model of ecological adaptations links nutrient-dependent epigenetic effects on base pairs and amino acid substitutions to pheromone-controlled changes in the microRNA / messenger RNA balance and chromosomal rearrangements. The nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled changes are required for the thermodynamic regulation of intracellular signaling, which enables biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent protein folding; experience-dependent receptor-mediated behaviors, and organism-level thermoregulation in ever-changing ecological niches and social niches. Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological, social, neurogenic and socio-cognitive niche construction are manifested in increasing organismal complexity in species from microbes to man.”

The review was invited, in part, based on this claim: “The honeybee already serves as a model organism for studying human immunity, disease resistance, allergic reaction, circadian rhythms, antibiotic resistance, the development of the brain and behavior, mental health, longevity, diseases of the X chromosome, learning and memory, as well as conditioned responses to sensory stimuli (Kohl, 2012).” — Kohl (2013) Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model

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