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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735646/hyperhomocysteinemia-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-and-pyroptosis-a-proposal
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Mahavir Singh, Suresh C Tyagi
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and pyroptosis cause irreversible vascular changes in the eyes leading to central vision loss in patients. It is the most common eye disease affecting millions of people aged 50years or older, and is slowly becoming a major health problem worldwide. The disease mainly affects macula lutea, an oval-shaped pigmented area surrounding fovea near the center of retina, a region responsible for visual acuity. It is fairly a complex disease as genetics of patients, environmental triggers as well as risk factors such as age, family history of CVDs, diabetes, gender, obesity, race, hyperopia, iris color, smoking, diabetes, exposure to sun light and pyroptosis have all been clubbed together as probable causes of macular degeneration...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721139/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-non-lipid-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-risk
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Kamil F Faridi, Joshua R Lupton, Seth S Martin, Maciej Banach, Renato Quispe, Krishnaji Kulkarni, Steven R Jones, Erin D Michos
INTRODUCTION: Deficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels have been associated with dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases, though the underlying mechanism of these associations is uncertain. We analyzed associations between vitamin D and other non-lipid biomarkers of cardiovascular risk to better elucidate possible relationships between deficient 25(OH)D and cardiovascular disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 4,591 adults included in a clinical laboratory database from 2009 to 2011 with available measurements for 25(OH)D and the following biomarkers: homocysteine (Hcy), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cystatin-C, creatinine, γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), uric acid, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709892/liuwei-dihuang-soft-capsules-attenuates-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-through-gpr30-mediated-regulation-in-ovariectomized-apoe-deficient-mice
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Yi Jing, Danfeng Cai, Qi Chen, Qingping Xiong, Tianhui Hu, Yuan Yao, Chao Lin, Xin Sun, Ying Lu, Xueyun Kong, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Huimin Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH), a classical traditional Chinese medicine prescription, has been widely used to prevent and to treat various diseases with symptoms of 'Kidney-Yin' deficiency syndrome for over 1000 years in China. It is commonly used to treat functional decline associated with senile disease and menopausal syndrome, especially memory decline, insomnia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Modern experimental pharmacological studies indicated that the mechanism of LWDH treatment of menopausal syndrome may be associated with enhanced estrogenic effects...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709390/elevated-homocysteine-in-human-abdominal-aortic-aneurysmal-tissues
#4
Crystal Yin Tung Chan, Stephen Wing Keung Cheng
An abnormally high level of homocysteine (Hcy) has been consistently observed in the blood of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients. However, the expression of Hcy in human AAA tissues has not been investigated. In this study, the expression of Hcy in aneurysmal tissues from AAA patients ( n=30) was compared with non-aneurysmal tissues from organ donors ( n=31) by dot blotting and immunohistochemistry. A significantly higher expression of Hcy was observed in AAA than control tissues ( p<0.001). Furthermore, the associations of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism, detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism, with both AAA and tissue Hcy expression were evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698453/plasma-homocysteine-and-serum-folate-and-vitamin-b12-levels-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-a-case-control-study
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Fei Ma, Tianfeng Wu, Jiangang Zhao, Lu Ji, Aili Song, Meilin Zhang, Guowei Huang
Homocysteine (Hcy) is a risk factor for brain atrophy, cognitive impairment, and dementia. Vitamin B12 and folate are cofactors necessary for the methylation of Hcy. However, there is some debate regarding the differing levels of plasma Hcy and serum folate and vitamin B12 among healthy controls, patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study aimed to evaluate how the levels of plasma Hcy and its biological determinants, folate and vitamin B12, are related to MCI and AD in older Chinese adults...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693733/a-fluorescent-dyad-with-large-emission-shift-for-discrimination-of-cysteine-homocysteine-from-glutathione-and-hydrogen-sulfide-and-the-application-of-bioimaging
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Xueling Yang, Longwei He, Kaixin Xu, Weiying Lin
Biothiols, as reactive sulfur species (RSS), play important roles in human physiology, and they have a close connection of generation and metabolism pathways among of them. It is challenging to discriminate biothiols from each other due to the similar chemical structures and properties of them. Herein, we develop a fluorescent hybrid dyad (CS-NBD) for efficiently discriminating cysteine (Cys)/homocysteine (Hcy) from glutathione (GSH) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) by a dual-channel detection method. CS-NBD performs inherently no fluorescence in ranging from visible to near infrared region...
August 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693429/plasma-homocysteine-levels-associated-with-a-corrected-qt-interval
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Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun, Yamin Liu, Maria Roselle Abraham
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between homocysteine (Hcy) levels and the QT interval. We examined the association of different Hcy levels with corrected QT (QTc) intervals in a general population. METHODS: Plasma levels of Hcy were assessed in a population-based study of 7002 participants 35 years of age and older from 2012 to 2013. Twelve-lead ECGs were performed on all participants and analyzed automatically. RESULTS: The distribution of Hcy levels was determined for an entire population after the data were grouped into quartiles (Q1: <=11...
July 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689074/a-label-free-fluorimetric-detection-of-biothiols-based-on-the-oxidase-like-activity-of-ag-ions
#8
Ru Li, Cuihua Lei, Xian-En Zhao, Yue Gao, Han Gao, Shuyun Zhu, Hua Wang
In this work, a label-free and sensitive fluorimetric method has been developed for the detections of biothiols including cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy), and glutathione (GSH), based on the specific biothiol-induced inhibition of the oxidase-like activity of silver ions (Ag(+)). It is well established that o-phenylenediamine (OPD) can be oxidized by Ag(+) ions to generate fluorescent 2,3-diaminophenazine (OPDox). The introduction of biothiols would inhibit the oxidation of OPD by Ag(+) due to the strong coordination between biothiols and Ag(+)...
July 2, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685957/the-characteristics-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-at-different-disease-course-and-the-intervention-by-statins-in-the-very-elderly-patients
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Wenjun Chen, Tao Tian, Shiming Wang, Yan Xue, Zongqin Sun, Shuli Wang
INTRODUCTION: Chronic complications of diabetes have become the leading cause of death in elderly patients with diabetes. Carotid atherosclerosis, one of the major complications was evaluated and the effect of atorvastatin on carotid atherosclerosis in very elderly patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) were observed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients were divided into 3 groups: 1) disease course < 5 years; 2) disease course = 5-10 years; 3) disease course > 10 years, and carotid atherosclerosis were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684797/association-between-homocysteine-levels-and-all-cause-mortality-a-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#10
Rui Fan, Aiping Zhang, Fade Zhong
Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels may be associated with all-cause mortality risk. However, the results of this association are conflicting and the dose-response relationship between them has not been clearly defined. In this meta-analysis, we conducted a systematic literature search of the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library for the relevant articles dated up to February 2017. Pooled relative risks (RRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate the estimates, and the dose-response relationship was estimated using a restricted cubic spline model...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684218/the-relationship-between-s-adenosylhomocysteine-and-coronary-artery-lesions-a-case-control-study
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Xinrui Huang, Xin Lv, Hui Song, Qing Yang, Yuemin Sun, Wenjuan Zhang, Xiangdong Yu, Shaozhuang Dong, Wei Yao, Yongle Li, Qing Wang, Bei Wang, Liya Ma, Guowei Huang, Yuxia Gao
The role of homocysteine (Hcy) in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is controversial, as decreased Hcy levels have not demonstrated consistent clinical benefits. Recent studies propose that S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH), and not Hcy, plays a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to assess the relationship between plasma SAH and coronary artery lesions. Participants (n=160; aged 40-80years) with chest pain and suspected CAD underwent coronary angiography (CAG) for assessment of coronary artery stenosis, and were assigned to either the atherosclerosis (AS) or CAD group...
August 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671332/association-between-malnutrition-and-hyperhomocysteine-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-and-diet-intervention-of-betaine
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Jianying Sun, Shiling Wen, Jing Zhou, Shuling Ding
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease, which is associated with malnutrition and hyperhomocysteine. The current study aimed to analyze the relationship between malnutrition and hyperhomocysteine in AD patients, and effects of diet intervention with betaine on the disease. METHODS: The nutritional statuses of the AD patients were assessed by short form mini nutritional assessment (MNA-SF). The levels of Hcy, tau hyperphosphorylation, synaptic proteins, blood inflammatory factors were measured by enzymatic cycling assay, Western blot and ELISA...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663561/a-simple-and-rapid-turn-on-esipt-fluorescent-probe-for-colorimetric-and-ratiometric-detection-of-biothiols-in-living-cells
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Yi Wang, Meiqing Zhu, Erkang Jiang, Rimao Hua, Risong Na, Qing X Li
Biothiols, such as cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy), and glutathione (GSH), play a key role in an extensive range of physiological processes and biological functions. Therefore, the selective and sensitive detection of intracellular thiols is important for revealing cellular function. In this study, ethyl 2-(4-(acryloyloxy)-3-formylphenyl)-4-methylthiazole-5-carboxylate (NL-AC) was designed and synthesized as a colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent probe that can be utilized to rapidly, sensitively and selectively detect biothiols in physiological media...
June 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640642/epidemiological-characteristics-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-h-type-hypertension-in-the-elderly-in-beijing-china
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Lina Ma, Li Li, Zhe Tang
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis-related diseases, and H-type hypertension (HHT) is becoming a major health-care concern in China. We assessed the prevalence of HHcy and HHT in the elderly in a retrospective study based on data obtained from the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging. This cross-sectional study comprised 1460 people in the general population (638 males and 822 females) aged ≥60 years dwelling in an urban district, a suburb, and an outer suburb of Beijing in 2012...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637244/elevated-homocysteine-increases-the-risk-of-left-atrial-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-low-cha2ds2-vasc-score
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Yan Yao, Mei-Sheng Shang, Li-Jian Gao, Jing-Hua Zhao, Xiao-Hui Yang, Tong Liu, Ri-Bo Tang, Chen-Xi Jiang, De-Yong Long, Man Ning, Hui Zhu, Qiang Lv, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong
Aims: To assess the association and the predictive value of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels with LA/LAA thrombus in non-valvular Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with low CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: Eight hundred and eighty-eight consecutive patients in non-valvular AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 and 1 were enrolled. All patients routinely underwent transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. A total of thirty-two patients had LA/LAA thrombus...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636071/the-role-of-homocysteine-in-seminal-vesicles-remodeling-in-rat
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Adel Ghoul, Elara Moudilou, Mohamed El Hadi Cherifi, Fouzia Zerrouk, Billel Chaouad, Anissa Moulahoum, Souhila Aouichat-Bouguerra, Khira Othmani, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Yasmina Benazzoug
INTRODUCTION: Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels have been associated with several tissue injuries including heart and liver fibrosis. In these diseases, hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) plays a major role in modulating the alteration of the balance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), leading to the pathological accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Since the effect of Hhcy on ECM of seminal vesicle was not studied, the aim of our research was to check if Hcy can induce a remodeling within seminal vesicles ECM...
June 21, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633641/expression-levels-of-atherosclerosis-associated-mir-143-and-mir-145-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinaemia
#17
Kejian Liu, Saiyare Xuekelati, Yue Zhang, Yin Yin, Yue Li, Rui Chai, Xinwei Li, Yi Peng, Jiangdong Wu, Xiaomei Guo
BACKGROUND: An elevated level of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood is designated hyperhomocysteinaemia (Hhcy) and is regarded as a strong risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis (ATH), although the association remains controversial. Considered to be essential gene expression regulators, micro-RNAs (miRNAs) modulate cardiovascular disease development and thus can be regarded as potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets in atherosclerosis. The aim of the current study is to investigate the expression levels of atherosclerosis-associated miR-143 and miR-145 in Hhcy patients and predict the progress of atherosclerosis in Hhcy patients...
June 20, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631302/l-hcy-induced-cathepsin-v-mediates-the-vascular-endothelial-inflammation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
#18
Yi-Ping Leng, Ye-Shuo Ma, Xiao-Gang Li, Rui-Fang Chen, Ping-Yu Zeng, Xiao-Hui Li, Cheng-Feng Qiu, Ya-Pei Li, Zhen Zhang, Alex F Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation, including the expression of inflammatory cytokines in endothelial cells, plays a critical role in hyperhomocysteinemia-associated vascular diseases. Cathepsin V, specifically expressed in humans, is involved in vascular diseases through its elastolytic and collagenolytic activities. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of cathepsin V on the L-homocysteine (L-Hcy)-induced vascular inflammation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A high methionine diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemic mice model was used to assess the cathepsin V expression and vascular inflammation...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630659/homocysteine-induces-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#19
Zhimin Zhang, Congying Wei, Yanfen Zhou, Tao Yan, Zhengqiang Wang, Wei Li, Lianyou Zhao
Homocysteine- (Hcy-) induced endothelial cell apoptosis has been suggested as a cause of Hcy-dependent vascular injury, while the proposed molecular pathways underlying this process are unclear. In this study, we investigated the adverse effects of Hcy on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and the underlying mechanisms. Our results demonstrated that moderate-dose Hcy treatment induced HUVEC apoptosis in a time-dependent manner. Furthermore, prolonged Hcy treatment increased the expression of NOX4 and the production of intracellular ROS but decreased the ratio of Bcl-2/Bax and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), resulting in the leakage of cytochrome c and activation of caspase-3...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628270/serum-klotho-vitamin-d-and-homocysteine-in-combination-predict-the-outcomes-of-chinese-patients-with-multiple-system-atrophy
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Yue Guo, Xiao-Dong Zhuang, Wen-Biao Xian, Ling-Ling Wu, Ze-Na Huang, Xun Hu, Xiang-Song Zhang, Ling Chen, Xin-Xue Liao
AIMS: Neuroinflammation contributed to the pathogenesis of multiple system atrophy (MSA). We aimed to detect the correlation between inflammatory mediators, such as Klotho (Klt), vitamin D (25(OH)D) and homocysteine (Hcy), and disease severity among MSA patients. METHODS: A total of 53 MSA patients, 65 PD patients, and 62 normal subjects were recruited in our cross-sectional study. Serum Klotho (Klt), vitamin D (25(OH)D), and homocysteine (Hcy) levels were measured...
June 19, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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