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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342013/the-evaluation-of-folic-acid-deficient-or-folic-acid-supplemented-diet-in-the-gestational-phase-of-female-rats-and-in-their-adult-offspring-subjected-to-an-animal-model-of-schizophrenia
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L Canever, C S V Alves, G Mastella, L Damázio, J V Polla, S Citadin, L A De Luca, A S Barcellos, M L Garcez, J Quevedo, J Budni, A I Zugno
Although folic acid (FA) supplementation is known to influence numerous physiological functions, especially during pregnancy, little is known about its direct effects on the mothers' health. However, this vitamin is essential for the health of the mother and for the normal growth and development of the fetus. Thus, the aim of this study was (1) to evaluate the cognitive effects and biochemical markers produced by the AIN-93 diet (control), the AIN-93 diet supplemented with different doses of FA (5, 10, and 50 mg/kg), and a FA-deficient diet during pregnancy and lactation in female mother rats (dams) and (2) to evaluate the effect of maternal diets on inflammatory parameters in the adult offspring which were subjected to an animal model of schizophrenia (SZ) induced by ketamine (Ket)...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341195/methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr-c677t-and-a1298c-polymorphisms-and-vascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Najiba Fekih-Mrissa, Meriem Mrad, Hazard Ibrahim, Imen Akremi, Aicha Sayeh, Amel Jaidane, Haroun Ouertani, Borni Zidi, Nasreddine Gritli
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether 2 polymorphisms of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, C677T and A1298C, are risk factors for vascular complications in Tunisian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The MTHFR polymorphisms were genotyped, and plasma homocysteine levels were evaluated in 160 Tunisian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. RESULTS: Prevalence of the 2 heterozygous polymorphisms of the thermolabile MTHFR gene (CT and AC) was encountered more commonly in patients with diabetes mellitus than in the healthy controls (p<10(-3))...
March 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334897/genetic-absence-of-alox5-protects-from-homocysteine-induced-memory-impairment-tau-phosphorylation-and-synaptic-pathology
#3
Jian-Guo Li, Carlos Barrero, Salim Merali, Domenico Praticò
Elevated level of homocysteine (Hcy) is considered a risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, but the mechanisms remain to be established. Since high Hcy is associated with an up-regulation of the ALOX5 gene product, the 5Lipoxygenase (5LO), herein we investigated whether this activation is responsible for the Hcy effect on neurodegeneration or is a secondary event.To reach this goal, wild type mice and mice genetically deficient for 5LO were assessed after being exposed to a diet known to significantly increase brain levels of Hcy...
March 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323956/hyperhomocysteinemia-promotes-insulin-resistance-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-pcos-mice-through-modulating-m2-macrophage-polarization-via-estrogen-suppression
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Xinyu Qi, Bochun Zhang, Yue Zhao, Rong Li, Hsun-Ming Chang, Yanli Pang, Jie Qiao
It has been shown that serum homocycteine (Hcy) levels are higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, the specific role of hyperhomocycteinemia (HHcy) in the development of PCOS has never been reported. Adipose tissue inflammation is featured by the infiltration of macrophages that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glucose and insulin intolerance. In this study, C57BL/6 mice were treated with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and/or high methionine diet to induce PCOS and HHcy mice models...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322053/development-of-a-novel-lysosome-targeted-ruthenium-ii-complex-for-phosphorescence-time-gated-luminescence-assay-of-biothiols
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Quankun Gao, Wenzhu Zhang, Bo Song, Run Zhang, Weihua Guo, Jingli Yuan
Considering the important roles of biothiols in lysosomes of live organisms, and unique photophysical/photochemical prop-erties of ruthenium(II) complexes, a novel ruthenium(II) complex, Ru-2, has been developed as a molecular probe for phosphorescence and time-gated luminescence assay of biothiols in human sera, live cells and in vivo. Ru-2 is weakly lumi-nescent due to the effective photo-induced electron transfer (PET) from Ru(II) luminophore to electron acceptor, 2,4-dinitrobenzene-sulfonyl (DNBS). In the presence of biothiols, such as glutathione (GSH), cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy), the emission of Ru-2 solution was switched ON, as the result of the cleavage of quencher to form the production, Ru-1...
March 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317478/homocysteine-and-non-cardiac-vascular-disease
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Niki Katsiki, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hyperhomocysteinemia has also been associated with total and CVD mortality. However, whether Hcy is just a marker or plays a causal role in CVD remains to be elucidated. In this narrative review, we discuss the associations between Hcy and non-cardiac vascular diseases, namely stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317089/egcg-protects-against-homocysteine-induced-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-apoptosis-by-modulating-mitochondrial-dependent-apoptotic-signaling-and-pi3k-akt-enos-signaling-pathways
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Shumin Liu, Zhengwu Sun, Peng Chu, Hailong Li, Anil Ahsan, Ziru Zhou, Zonghui Zhang, Bin Sun, Jingjun Wu, Yalin Xi, Guozhu Han, Yuan Lin, Jinyong Peng, Zeyao Tang
Homocysteine (Hcy) induced vascular endothelial injury leads to the progression of endothelial dysfunction in atherosclerosis. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a natural dietary antioxidant, has been applied to protect against atherosclerosis. However, the underlying protective mechanism of EGCG has not been clarified. The present study investigated the mechanism of EGCG protected against Hcy-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) apoptosis. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay (MTT), transmission electron microscope, fluorescent staining, flow cytometry, western blot were used in this study...
March 19, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315668/cmybp-c-was-decreased-via-klhl3-mediated-proteasomal-degradation-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#8
Leitong Wang, Guangrui Lai, Guoming Chu, Xiaoyan Liang, Yanyan Zhao
Cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyBP-C) is a cardiac structural and regulatory protein; mutations of cMyBP-C are frequently associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Cardiac special transcription factors may regulate the expression of cMyBP-C. However, the role of cMyBP-C in congenital heart diseases (CHD) remains poorly understood. In the current study, western blotting and the MRM approach showed that cMyBP-C expression was significantly reduced in fetuses with CHD compared to those without...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302398/synthesis-of-isomeric-analogues-of-s-ribosylhomocysteine-analogues-with-homocysteine-unit-attached-to-c2-of-ribose
#9
Christiane Chbib
LuxS (S-ribosylhomocysteinase; EC 4.4.1.21) is an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of the thioether linkage in the catalytic pathway of S-ribosylhomocysteine (SRH) which produces homocysteine and 4,5-dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD). DPD is the precursor of the signaling molecules known as autoinducer 2 (AI-2) responsible for the bacterial quorum sensing (QS) identified as cell to cell communication. Inhibitors of LuxS should be able to interfere with its catalytic pathway thus preventing the formation of the autoinducer molecules...
March 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296733/clinical-usefulness-of-metabolic-risk-factors-to-identify-young-asymptomatic-women-adults-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Guangming Qin, Zhihao Chen, Weiwei Su, Xiaoge Geng, Xiaojun Chen, Xiang Xu, Wensheng Pan
Interventions of cardiovascular disease should be implemented in early ages. But most studies were performed in middle aged or elderly adults because of the low prevalence in young, especially for women. We investigate the association between metabolic risk factors and subclinical atherosclerosis in young asymptomatic women adults, using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) as a marker of the atherosclerotic process.We performed a cross-sectional study of 950 Chinese young asymptomatic women adults (37.28 ± 5...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288890/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-associated-microrna-516a-5p-regulates-expressions-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-tissue-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-in-human-abdominal-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Crystal Yin Tung Chan, Bernice Lai Yee Cheuk, Stephen Wing Keung Cheng
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) have been highlighted to be involved in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the emergence of recent miRNA microarray profiling studies. miR-516a-5p has been shown to be significantly overexpressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from human AAA tissues from our previous microarray study, suggesting its crucial association with AAA. In addition, further bioinformatics analysis predicted methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), which regulates homocysteine (Hcy) metabolism and is proposed to be a risk gene for AAA formation, to be the down-regulation target of miR-516a-5p...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288621/relationship-between-plasma-homocysteine-level-and-lipid-profiles-in-a-community-based-chinese-population
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Mohetaboer Momin, Jia Jia, Fangfang Fan, Jianping Li, Jingtao Dou, Dafang Chen, Yong Huo, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies established a possible link among hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), dyslipidemia, and atherosclerosis. However, there was limited epidemic data concerning the relation between HHcy and lipid profiles, especially in community-based Chinese populations. This study aim to investigate the association of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level with lipid profiles in a Chinese community-based population without lipid-lowering treatment. METHOD: A total of 4660 Chinese subjects from a cohort of the Shijingshan district in Beijing were included in the analysis...
March 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287885/homocysteine-levels-and-risk-of-essential-hypertension-a-meta-analysis-of-published-epidemiological-studies
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Fade Zhong, Li Zhuang, Ying Wang, Youli Ma
BACKGROUND: Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels may be associated with essential hypertension (EH). However, the results of previous studies on this association are inconsistent. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, we performed a systematic literature search of the Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science for the relevant articles dated up to March 2016. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to evaluate the estimates...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287278/carotid-intima-media-thickness-is-not-associated-with-homocysteine-and-vitamin-d-levels-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Katarína Klobučníková, Pavel Šiarnik, Monika Siváková, Helena Wágnerová, Imrich Mucska, Branislav Kollár, Peter Turčáni
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is associated with increased vascular morbidity. Accelerated atherosclerosis might be one of the most important mechanisms linking OSA with the development of vascular disorders. Homocysteine (HCY) and vitamin D has been associated with atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess a possible association between the levels of HCY and vitamin D and the carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), which is a known marker for subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with OSA...
March 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285136/homocysteine-ameliorates-the-endothelium-independent-hypoxic-vasoconstriction-via-the-suppression-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-akt-pathway-in-porcine-coronary-arteries
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Yuan-Ming An, Han Feng, Xing-Zhong Zhang, Xin Cong, Qian Zhao, Li-Ling Wu, Dou Dou
OBJECTIVE: Endothelium-independent coronary vasoconstriction induced by continuous hypoxia contributes to the development of ischemic heart diseases. Acute elevation of homocysteine (Hcy) has a potent of vasodilation. The present study aims to investigate the role of Hcy in endothelium-independent hypoxic coronary vasoconstriction and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Vessel tension of isolated porcine coronary arteries was measured by organ chamber study and the protein expression were detected by western blot...
April 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275883/elevated-plasma-homocysteine-level-increased-the-risk-of-early-renal-impairment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Jingjuan Chen, Guode Li, Zuohang Xu, Chengguo Zhang, Yukai Wang, Haiqun Xie, Yan Shao, Lingmei Peng, Jiancong Lu, Dahua Yuan
Renal insufficiency is associated with the prognosis of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and homocysteine (Hcy) levels. This study investigated the association between plasma Hcy levels and renal insufficiency in patients with AIS. A total of 987 patients with AIS who had been treated at the First People's Hospital of Foshan between 2011 and 2014 were retrospectively studied. Based on their cystatin C (Cys C) levels, the patients were divided into the normal renal function group (Cys C ≤ 1.25 mg/L) or the renal impairment group (Cys C > 1...
March 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271696/folate-deficiency-and-gene-polymorphisms-of-mthfr-mtr-and-mtrr-elevate-the-hyperhomocysteinemia-risk
#17
Wen-Xing Li, Fei Cheng, A-Jie Zhang, Shao-Xing Dai, Gong-Hua Li, Wen-Wen Lv, Tao Zhou, Qiang Zhang, Hong Zhang, Tao Zhang, Fang Liu, Dahai Liu, Jing-Fei Huang
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to investigate the joint effect of homocysteine metabolism gene polymorphisms, as well as the folate deficiency on the risk of HHcy in a Chinese hypertensive population. METHODS: This study enrolled 480 hypertensive patients aged 28 - 75 from six hospitals in different Chinese regions from 9/2005 - 12/2005. Known genotypes of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C, methionine synthase (MTR) A2756G, and methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) A66G were detected by PCRRFLP methods...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261756/association-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-stroke-with-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion-depends-on-homocysteine-metabolism-related-vitamin-levels-in-chinese-patients-with-normal-renal-function
#18
Guan-Hui Wu, Fan-Zhen Kong, Xiao-Feng Dong, De-Feng Wu, Qian-Zhu Guo, Ai-Rong Shen, Qing-Zhang Cheng, Wei-Feng Luo
This study was conducted to investigate the role of different homocysteine metabolism-related vitamin (HMRV) levels in the correlation between hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) and ischemic stroke (IS) subtypes. Three hundred and forty-eight IS patients manifesting different vascular subtypes were subclassified on the basis of HMRV deficiencies. Correlation between HHCY and IS subtypes was investigated in all the subgroups. In this study, HHCY was significantly correlated with the IS subtypes in large artery atherosclerosis (OR 1...
March 6, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260319/-protective-effect-and-related-mechanism-of-tanshinol-borneol-ester-on-homocysteine-induced-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-damage
#19
X Wang, J Yang, H Yuan, X L Liu, Y Li, P Jia, X H Zheng, X P Zheng
Objective: To investigate the protective effect and potential mechanism of tanshinol borneol ester (TBE) on homocysteine(Hcy) induced rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) damage. Methods: BMSCs were isolated and cultured in vitro by density gradient centrifugation and adherent culture method. BMSCs were divided into the control (normal isolation and culture), TBE-1(10 μmol/L TBE-1 solution with 100 μl), TBE-2 (10 μmol/L TBE-2 solution with 100 μl), Hcy (0.5 mmol/L Hcy solution with 100 μl), Hcy + TBE-1(0...
February 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258516/oxidative-stress-in-homocystinuria-due-to-cystathionine-%C3%A3-synthase-deficiency-findings-in-patients-and-in-animal-models
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REVIEW
Jéssica Lamberty Faverzani, Tatiane Grazieli Hammerschmidt, Angela Sitta, Marion Deon, Moacir Wajner, Carmen Regla Vargas
Homocystinuria is an inborn error of amino acid metabolism caused by deficiency of cystathionine ß-synthase (CBS) activity, biochemically characterized by homocysteine (Hcy) and methionine (Met) accumulation in biological fluids and high urinary excretion of homocystine. Clinical manifestations include thinning and lengthening of long bones, osteoporosis, dislocation of the ocular lens, thromboembolism, and mental retardation. Although the pathophysiology of this disease is poorly known, the present review summarizes the available experimental findings obtained from patients and animal models indicating that oxidative stress may contribute to the pathogenesis of homocystinuria...
March 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
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