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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230279/folate-protects-hepatocytes-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-mice-from-apoptosis-via-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-activated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#1
Anning Yang, Yue Sun, Caiyan Mao, Songhao Yang, Min Huang, Mei Deng, Ning Ding, Xiaoling Yang, Minghao Zhang, Shaoju Jin, Yideng Jiang, Ying Huang
Folate deficiency is a known risk factor for liver injury; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we employed a high homocysteine-induced liver injury model of Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-) ) mice fed high-methionine diet and found that high homocysteine induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and liver cell apoptosis by downregulation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) expression; observations that were attenuated with supplementation of dietary folate...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229626/the-role-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-homocysteine-induced-cardiodynamic-effects-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-the-isolated-rat-heart
#2
M Stojanovic, V Zivkovic, I Srejovic, V Jakovljevic, N Jeremic, D Djuric
This study aimed to assess the role of H2S in homocysteine-induced cardiodynamic effects in the isolated rat heart. The hearts were retrogradely perfused according to the Langendorff technique. The maximum and minimum rates of pressure in the left ventricle (dp/dt max, dp/dt min), systolic and diastolic left ventricular pressures (SLVP, DLVP), heart rate (HR), and coronary flow (CF) were measured. A spectrophotometrical method was used to measure the following oxidative stress markers: index of lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS), nitrite level (NO2(-)), superoxide anion radicals (O2(•-)), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentrations...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229251/taurine-ameliorated-homocysteine-induced-h9c2-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-by-modulating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#3
Zhimin Zhang, Lianyou Zhao, Yanfen Zhou, Xuanhao Lu, Zhengqiang Wang, Jipeng Wang, Wei Li
Homocysteine (Hcy)-triggered endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated endothelial cell apoptosis has been suggested as a cause of Hcy-dependent vascular injury. However, whether ER stress is the molecular mechanism linking Hcy and cardiomyocytes death is unclear. Taurine has been reported to exert cardioprotective effects via various mechanisms. However, whether taurine protects against Hcy-induced cardiomyocyte death by attenuating ER stress is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the opposite effects of taurine on Hcy-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and their underlying mechanisms...
February 22, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215593/influence-mthfr-c677t-gene-polymorphism-in-the-development-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-egyptian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Tarek A Abd El-Aziz, Rasha H Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), homocysteine level, and MTHFR C677T (rs1801133) gene polymorphism in Egyptian people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 280 Egyptian women (160 RA patients and 120 controls) were included in the study. CIMT was measured using high resolution B-mode ultrasonography and homocysteine levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. While, MTHFR C677T polymorphism was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
February 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215036/serum-levels-of-homocysteine-at-admission-are-associated-with-post-stroke-depression-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#5
Yan Li, Li-Li Cao, Lin Liu, Qin-De Qi
The primary purpose of this study was to assess the serum levels of homocysteine (HCY) at admission to the presence of post-stroke depression (PSD). From September 2014 to December 2015, first-ever acute ischemic stroke patients within the first 24 h after stroke onset were consecutively recruited and followed-up for 3 months. Based on the symptoms, diagnoses of depression were made in accordance with DSM-IV criteria for depression. By the time of 3 month after stroke, 238 had finished the follow-up and included in our study...
February 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211809/the-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-polymorphism-and-risk-for-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-further-evidence-in-an-italian-multicenter-study
#6
Andrea Stoccoro, Pierpaola Tannorella, Maria Grazia Salluzzo, Raffaele Ferri, Corrado Romano, Benedetta Nacmias, Gabriele Siciliano, Lucia Migliore, Fabio Coppedè
BACKGROUND: A functional polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, namely C677T (rs1801133), results in increased Hcy levels and has been associated with risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). Many investigators reported association between rs1801133 and LOAD risk in Asian populations and in carriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ɛ4 allele, but recent meta-analyses suggest a contribution also in other populations, including Caucasians and/or northern Africans...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210876/effect-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-on-redox-balance-and-redox-defence-enzymes-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-or-after-ischemic-preconditioning-in-rats
#7
Martin Petráš, Anna Drgová, Mária Kovalská, Zuzana Tatarková, Barbara Tóthová, Oľga Križanová, Ján Lehotský
Increased level of homocysteine (hHcy) in plasma is an accompanying phenomenon of many diseases, including a brain stroke. This study determines whether hyperhomocysteinemia (which is a risk factor of brain ischemia) itself or in combination with ischemic preconditioning affects the ischemia-induced neurodegenerative changes, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipoperoxidation, protein oxidation, and activity of antioxidant enzymes in the rat brain cortex. The hHcy was induced by subcutaneous administration of homocysteine (0...
February 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208244/fluorescein-based-chromogenic-and-ratiometric-fluorescence-probe-for-highly-selective-detection-of-cysteine-and-its-application-in-bioimaging
#8
Zhen-Hai Fu, Xiao Han, Yongliang Shao, Jianguo Fang, Zhi-Hong Zhang, Ya-Wen Wang, Yu Peng
A dual mode fluorescent probe, which is based on an integration of fluorescein and coumarin fluorophores, was developed for the discrimination of Cys from Hcy and GSH. This probe (2) shows the advantage of quick reaction (5 min) with Cys, resulting in a strong fluorescence turn-on response when excited at 450 nm. Notably, it also demonstrates the ratiometric fluorescence property while excited by a shorter wavelength (332 nm). All of results suggest probe 2 has a high selectivity toward Cys even in the presence of other amino acids, cations and anions...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192930/mitochondria-targeted-and-intracellular-biothiol-triggered-hyperpolarized-129-xe-magnetofluorescent-biosensor
#9
Qingbin Zeng, Qianni Guo, Yaping Yuan, Yuqi Yang, Bin Zhang, Lili Ren, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Qing Luo, Maili Liu, Louis-S Bouchard, Xin Zhou
Biothiols such as gluthathione (GSH), cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy), and thioredoxin (Trx) play vital roles in cellular metabolism. Various diseases are associated with abnormal cellular biothiol levels. Thus, the intracellular detection of biothiol levels could be a useful diagnostic tool. A number of methods have been developed to detect intracellular thiols, but sensitivity and specificity problems have limited their applications. To address these limitations, we have designed a new biosensor based on hyperpolarized xenon magnetic resonance detection, which can be used to detect biothiol levels noninvasively...
February 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167469/relationship-of-oxidative-stress-with-elevated-level-of-dna-damage-and-homocysteine-in-cardiovascular-disease-patients
#10
Muhammad Qasim, Shazia Anwer Bukhari, Madiha Javeed Ghani, Muhammad Shareef Masoud, Tayyabah Huma, Muhammad Arshad, Asma Haque, Zubair Ibrahim, Sadia Javed, Muhammad Ibrahim Rajoka
Amounts of DNA damage and homocysteine (Hcy) in heart patients blood may have strong function in the causation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main objective of this work was to know experimentally the role of total oxidants (produced by Reactive Oxygen species (ROS), clinical biochemical indices, their oxidized products and total antioxidant status (TAS) among such patients to find the association of homocysteine, total oxidation status (TOS) and oxidative DNA damage with other clinical parameters in sixty positive CVD patients compared with those of 60 normal subjects...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161091/associations-between-genetic-variation-in-one-carbon-metabolism-and-leukocyte-dna-methylation-in-valproate-treated-patients-with-epilepsy
#11
Guanzhong Ni, Jiaming Qin, Ziyi Chen, Hongliang Li, Jueqian Zhou, Min Huang, Liemin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Valproate (VPA) as a first-line antiepileptic drug is useful for the most types of epileptic seizure treatment. Previous studies observed that VPA influenced one-carbon metabolism (OCM), consequently, DNA methylation. However, other individual genetic variations, as well as VPA, modify DNA methylation. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated associations between genetic variations in OCM and leukocyte DNA methylation in VPA-treated patients with epilepsy...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150525/role-of-homocysteine-and-folic-acid-on-the-altered-calcium-homeostasis-of-platelets-from-rats-with-biliary-cirrhosis
#12
Paola Romecín, Noemí M Atucha, Esther G Navarro, M Clara Ortiz, David Iyú, Juan Antonio Rosado, Joaquín García-Estañ
Previously, we have found that intracellular calcium homeostasis is altered in platelets from an experimental model of liver cirrhosis, the bile-duct ligated (BDL) rat; these alterations are compatible with the existence of a hypercoagulable state. Different studies indicate that cholestatic diseases are associated with hyperhomocysteinemia; thus, we hypothetized that it could contribute to those platelet alterations. In the present study, we have investigated the role of homocysteine (HCY) in platelet aggregation and calcium signaling in the BDL model...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149369/the-effect-of-the-mthfr-c677t-mutation-on-athletic-performance-and-the-homocysteine-level-of-soccer-players-and-sedentary-individuals
#13
Nurten Dinç, Selda Bereket Yücel, Fatma Taneli, Metin Vehbi Sayın
This study investigated athletic performance and homocysteine (Hcy) levels in relation to the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation and explored the relationship between this mutation and other cardiac risk factors in soccer players and sedentary individuals. The study groups consisted of randomly selected soccer players (n=48) from the Turkish Super and Major League and sedentary male students (n=48) aged 18-27. Anthropometric variables, aerobic and anaerobic thresholds were measured, furthermore, biochemical assays were performed...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148781/the-amino-acid-metabolite-homocysteine-activates-mtorc1-to-inhibit-autophagy-and-form-abnormal-proteins-in-human-neurons-and-mice
#14
Khoosheh Khayati, Henri Antikainen, Edward M Bonder, Gregory F Weber, Warren D Kruger, Hieronim Jakubowski, Radek Dobrowolski
The molecular mechanisms leading to and responsible for age-related, sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) remain largely unknown. It is well documented that aging patients with elevated levels of the amino acid metabolite homocysteine (Hcy) are at high risk of developing AD. We investigated the impact of Hcy on molecular clearance pathways in mammalian cells, including in vitro cultured induced pluripotent stem cell-derived forebrain neurons and in vivo neurons in mouse brains. Exposure to Hcy resulted in up-regulation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) activity, one of the major kinases in cells that is tightly linked to anabolic and catabolic pathways...
February 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145815/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-can-improve-the-cognitive-function-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-intervention-study
#15
Haiqing Yan, Zhixin Yan, Xiaolu Niu, Jianling Wang, Yongkun Gui, Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the effects of dl-3-n-butylphthalide on cognitive function of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with AIS admitted between October 2012 and June 2013 were assigned to either the Treatment (standardized treatment plus dl-3-n-butylphthalide) or Control (standardized treatment alone) groups. Cognitive function was assessed by the Beijing version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-BJ) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) before and 1 month after treatment, when high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine (Hcy) were also detected...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133545/plasma-and-aorta-biochemistry-and-mmps-activities-in-female-rabbit-fed-methionine-enriched-diet-and-their-offspring
#16
Khira Othmani Mecif, Souhila Aouichat Bouguerra, Yasmina Benazzoug
This study investigated whether a high Met diet influences biochemical parameters, MMPs activities in plasma, and biochemical and histological remodeling in aorta, in both pregnant female rabbits and their offspring. Four female rabbit groups are constituted (each n = 8), nonpregnant control (NPC), pregnant control (PC) that received normal commercial chow, nonpregnant Met (NPMet), and pregnant Met (PMet) that received the same diet supplemented with 0,35% L-methionine (w/w) for 3 months (500 mg/d). All pregnant females realize 3 successive pregnancies...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131880/homocysteine-measurement-in-pig-saliva-assay-validation-and-changes-after-acute-stress-and-experimental-inflammation-models-a-pilot-study
#17
F Tecles, D Escribano, S Martínez-Miró, J J Cerón
High homocysteine (Hcy) concentration in serum has been associated to stress and inflammation in humans, but this association has not been studied in saliva in any animal species. The purpose of this research was to study salivary Hcy levels in pigs under stressful and inflammatory conditions. A commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay specific for Hcy determination in pigs was adapted and validated in saliva, yielding reproducible and accurate results. Hcy was measured in paired serum-saliva samples and no correlation was observed between serum and salivary Hcy...
January 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109191/serum-high-concentrations-of-homocysteine-and-low-levels-of-folic-acid-and-vitamin-b12-are-significantly-correlated-with-the-categories-of-coronary-artery-diseases
#18
Yan Ma, Duanliang Peng, Chenggui Liu, Chen Huang, Jun Luo
BACKGROUND: Homocysteine (Hcy) has been considered as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Folic acid and vitamin B12 are two vital regulators in Hcy metabolic process. We evaluated the correlations between serum Hcy, folic acid and vitamin B12 with the categories of CAD. METHODS: Serum Hcy, folic acid and vitamin B12 from 292 CAD patients, including 73 acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 116 unstable angina pectoris (UAP), 103 stable angina pectoris (SAP), and 100 controls with chest pain patients were measured, and the data were analyzed by SPSS software...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100069/the-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-supplementation-on-serum-homocysteine-levels-and-hepatic-and-renal-oxidative-stress-in-homocysteine-thiolactone-treated-rats
#19
Gamze Kondakçı, A Fatih Aydın, Semra Doğru-Abbasoğlu, Müjdat Uysal
The effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) (1 g/kg body weight/day) on serum homocysteine (Hcy) levels, insulin resistance (IR), and hepatic and renal prooxidant-antioxidant balance was evaluated in rats treated with homocysteine thiolactone (HcyT) (500 mg/kg body weight/day for 6 weeks). Reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione, ferric reducing antioxidant power, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities were determined in the liver and kidney. HcyT elevated serum Hcy levels and caused IR, but liver and kidney function tests remained unchanged...
January 19, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094233/association-between-the-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism-blood-folate-and-vitamin-b12-deficiency-and-elevated-serum-total-homocysteine-in-healthy-individuals-in-yunnan-province-china
#20
Juan Ni, Ling Zhang, Tao Zhou, Wei-Jiang Xu, Jing-Lun Xue, Neng Cao, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: An increased serum total homocysteine (tHcy) concentration is typically associated with genetic defects involved in Hcy metabolism or related nutritional deficiencies. In this study, the combined effects of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism and folate and vitamin B12 deficiency on serum total Hcy (tHcy) levels were evaluated in a healthy Chinese population in Yunnan Province, China. METHODS: The MTHFR C677T polymorphism was genotyped in 330 volunteers (164 men and 166 women) using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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