Diabetes Basics – What is gummed matrix?

Majid Ali, M.D.

The matrix is the living matter between cells. It is often called the cement between the bricks of cells. However, this is not a good analogyCI myself used it before I recognized its inappropriateness Csince it implies that the matrix is static and lifeless. In reality, the matrix regulates most cellular functions, including cell development, metabolism, growth, and death. As in the case of biomembranes, cellular waste, debris, rancid fats, sticky sugars, and pulped proteins accumulate in the matrix and impair or block its myriad functions. Grease buildup on matrixCthe “jamming of the works,” so to speak.

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