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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938553/homocysteine-induced-peripheral-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-zebrafish-and-its-attenuation-by-l-arginine
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Sang Joon Lee, Sung Ho Park, Jinhyuk Fred Chung, Woorak Choi, Hyung Kyu Huh
Elevated blood homocysteine (Hcy) level is frequently observed in aged individuals and those with age-related vascular diseases. However, its effect on peripheral microcirculation is still not fully understood. Using in vivo zebrafish model, the degree of Hcy-induced peripheral microcirculation dysfunction is assessed in this study with a proposed dimensionless velocity parameter [Formula: see text], where [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] represent the peripheral microcirculation perfusion and the systemic perfusion levels, respectively...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938431/association-of-thyroid-function-with-maternal-and-neonatal-homocysteine-concentrations
#2
Mirjana Barjaktarovic, Eric A P Steegers, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Yolanda B de Rijke, Theo J Visser, Tim I M Korevaar, Robin P Peeters
Context: High homocysteine concentrations are associated with maternal pregnancy complications and low birth weight, jaundice and cerebrovascular accidents in neonates. Thyroid hormone may interfere with homocysteine metabolism via stimulation of vitamin B12- and folate-dependent processes and via effects on enzymes of the re-methylation pathway. Objective: Investigating the associations of maternal and neonatal thyroid function with homocysteine during pregnancy and after delivery, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937295/adropin-levels-in-women-with-polycystic-ovaries-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-correlation-with-lipoprotein-lipid-profiles
#3
Artemis Bousmpoula, Evangelia Kouskouni, Evangelos Benidis, Styliani Demeridou, Rachil Kapeta-Kourkouli, Anthia Chasiakou, Stavroula Baka
This study aimed to investigate serum and follicular fluid (FF) adropin levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and normal women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation and correlate them with the lipid and lipoprotein levels. We included 60 women (30 lean and 30 overweight) with diagnosed PCOS, and 60 age and weight-matched non-PCOS controls (30 lean and 30 overweight), under in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Serum lipid and lipoprotein levels were assessed by the Abbott Architect c8000 autoanalyzer while adropin levels were determined by enzyme immunoassay...
September 22, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936998/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-hyperhomocysteinaemia-and-tuberculosis
#4
Ankush Chaudhary, Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi
An 18-year-old male presented to our hospital with complaints of episodic abdominal pain, dry cough and right pleuritic chest pain. He was diagnosed as a case of right tuberculous pleural effusion on the basis of the pleural fluid Genexpert report of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detected sensitive to rifampicin and was started on antituberculous therapy. Forty-five days later, he presented with acute onset breathlessness, swelling of the right leg, streaky haemoptysis and a fresh left-sided pleural effusion. Evaluation revealed venous thromboembolism (right lower lobar segment pulmonary embolism with right leg deep vein thrombosis)...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936164/sodium-arsenite-induced-learning-and-memory-impairment-is-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-in-rat-hippocampus
#5
Hongna Sun, Yanmei Yang, Hanwen Shao, Weiwei Sun, Muyu Gu, Hui Wang, Lixin Jiang, Lisha Qu, Dianjun Sun, Yanhui Gao
Chronic arsenic exposure has been associated to cognitive deficits. However, mechanisms remain unknown. The present study investigated the neurotoxic effects of sodium arsenite in drinking water over different dosages and time periods. Based on results from the Morris water maze (MWM) and morphological analysis, an exposure to sodium arsenite could induce neuronal damage in the hippocampus, reduce learning ability, and accelerate memory impairment. Sodium arsenite significantly increased homocysteine levels in serum and brain...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936154/potential-role-of-amino-acids-in-pathogenesis-of-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Shamaila Saleem, Faiza Shaukat, Anjuman Gul, Mahwish Arooj, Arif Malik
Schizophrenia is a syndrome of inconclusive etiopathogenesis with a prevalence of about 1% in general population. Underlying factors include genetic predisposition and defected neurodevelopment in early stages of life. The role of amino acids has been indicated in some reports. However, very few workers have detailed the effect of each amino acid in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Thus, in the present review, we aimed to provide an insight into the potential role of amino acids levels during schizophrenia...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933241/characterization-of-human-s-adenosyl-homocysteine-hydrolase-in-vitro-and-identification-of-its-potential-inhibitors
#7
Weiwei Hao, Yanhua Li, Qiuli Shan, Tian Han, Wencheng Li, Sheng He, Kongkai Zhu, Yumei Li, Xiaojun Tan, Jinsong Gu
Human S-adenosyl-homocysteine hydrolase (SAHH, E.C.3.3.1.1) has been considered to be an attractive target for the design of medicines to treat human disease, because of its important role in regulating biological methylation reactions to catalyse the reversible hydrolysis of S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) to adenosine (Ado) and l-homocysteine (Hcy). In this study, SAHH protein was successfully cloned and purified with optimized, Pichia pastoris (P. pastoris) expression system. The biological activity results revealed that, among the tested compounds screened by ChemMapper and SciFinder Scholar, 4-(3-hydroxyprop-1-en-1-yl)-2-methoxyphenol (coniferyl alcohol, CAS: 458-35-5, ZINC: 12359045) exhibited the highest inhibition against rSAHH (IC50= 34 nM)...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931831/hyperhomocysteinemia-alters-retinal-endothelial-cells-barrier-function-and-angiogenic-potential-via-activation-of-oxidative-stress
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Riyaz Mohamed, Isha Sharma, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Heba Saleh, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Sadanand Fulzele, Khaled Elmasry, Sylvia B Smith, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Amany Tawfik
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several human visual disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is linked to vision loss in DR and AMD. Our previous work revealed that HHcy altered BRB in retinal endothelial cells in vivo. Here we hypothesize that homocysteine (Hcy) alters retinal endothelial cell barrier function and angiogenic potential via activation of oxidative stress. Human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with and without different concentrations of Hcy showed a reduction of tight junction protein expression, increased FITC dextran leakage, decreased transcellular electrical resistance and increased angiogenic potential...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930162/lean-body-mass-harbors-sensing-mechanisms-that-allow-safeguarding-of-methionine-homeostasis
#9
REVIEW
Yves Ingenbleek
Protein-depleted states generate allosteric inhibition of liver cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), which governs the first enzymatic step of the transsulfuration cascade, resulting in upstream accretion of homocysteine (Hcy) in body fluids. A similar Hcy increase may arise from normal hepatocytes undergoing experimentally-induced impairment of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHTM) activity or from components of lean body mass (LBM) submitted to any inflammatory disorder. LBM comprises a composite agglomeration of extrarenal tissues characterized by naturally occurring BHTM inactivity...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929442/the-role-of-methionine-on-metabolism-oxidative-stress-and-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Yordan Martínez, Xue Li, Gang Liu, Peng Bin, Wenxin Yan, Dairon Más, Manuel Valdivié, Chien-An Andy Hu, Wenkai Ren, Yulong Yin
Methionine is an aliphatic, sulfur-containing, essential amino acid, and a precursor of succinyl-CoA, homocysteine, cysteine, creatine, and carnitine. Recent research has demonstrated that methionine can regulate metabolic processes, the innate immune system, and digestive functioning in mammals. It also intervenes in lipid metabolism, activation of endogenous antioxidant enzymes such as methionine sulfoxide reductase A, and the biosynthesis of glutathione to counteract oxidative stress. In addition, methionine restriction prevents altered methionine/transmethylation metabolism, thereby decreasing DNA damage and carcinogenic processes and possibly preventing arterial, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases...
September 19, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928969/morphine-pre-and-post-conditioning-exacerbates-apoptosis-in-rat-hippocampus-cells-in-a-model-of-homocysteine-induced-oxidative-stress
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Ahmad Karkhah, Ramin Ataee, Amin Ataie
Recent investigations indicated that morphine has protective effects in different ischemia/reperfusion models and may protect against neuronal cell death, while other evidence showed that morphine induces apoptosis in neurons. Therefore, the current study was conducted to investigate pre- and post-conditioning effects of morphine on hippocampal cell apoptosis in a rat model of homocysteine (Hcy)-induced oxidative stress. In the present study, 0.5 µmol/µl Hcy was injected into bilateral intrahipocampal in the rat brain and morphine at a therapeutic dose of 10 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally 5 days before and after Hcy injection in rats...
October 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927791/design-and-synthesis-of-novel-prmt1-inhibitors-and-investigation-of-their-binding-preferences-using-molecular-modelling
#12
Hao Yang, Yifan Ouyang, Hao Ma, Hui Cong, Chunlin Zhuang, Wun-Taai Lok, Zhe Wang, Xuanli Zhu, Yutong Sun, Wei Hong, Hao Wang
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) catalyses the methylation of substrate arginine by transferring the methyl group from SAM (S-adenosyl-l-methionine), which leads to the formation of S-adenosyl homocysteine (SAH) and methylated arginine. We have shown previously that the Asp84 on PRMT1 could be a potential inhibitor binding site. In the current study, 28 compounds were designed and synthesized that were predicted to bind the Asp84 and substrate arginine sites together. Among them, 6 compounds were identified as potential PRMT1 inhibitors, and showed strong inhibitory effects on cancer cell lines, especially HepG2...
September 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927716/the-effects-of-lifestyle-modification-and-statin-therapy-on-the-circulatory-markers-for-vascular-risk-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#13
Dong Wook Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, Eun-Kee Bae
Although long-term therapy with antiepileptic drugs can increase the risk of vascular diseases, there have been little attempts to reduce the increased vascular risk in patients with epilepsy. We conducted a prospective longitudinal study to assess the effects of lifestyle modification and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy on the increased circulatory markers for vascular risk in patients with epilepsy. We recruited patients with increased vascular risk such as a history of vascular events or hypercholesterolemia, and they decided whether to be treated with statin or just to modify their lifestyle...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925645/vitamin-b12-deficiency-recognition-and-management
#14
Robert C Langan, Andrew J Goodbred
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia, various neuropsychiatric symptoms, and other clinical manifestations. Screening average-risk adults for vitamin B12 deficiency is not recommended. Screening may be warranted in patients with one or more risk factors, such as gastric or small intestine resections, inflammatory bowel disease, use of metformin for more than four months, use of proton pump inhibitors or histamine H2 blockers for more than 12 months, vegans or strict vegetarians, and adults older than 75 years...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923627/associations-among-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-levels-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#15
T Trakarnvanich, S Prommool, S Kurathong, T Teepprasan, Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease, even after renal transplantation. Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) provides an indicator of arterial stiffness, whereas fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) levels may provide a biomarker for atherosclerotic disease. We investigated the association between CAVI and FGF-21 and their relationships to carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: This study included 90 renal transplant patients...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923114/homocysteine-exaggerates-microglia-activation-and-neuroinflammation-through-microglia-localized-stat3-overactivation-following-ischemic-stroke
#16
Shuang Chen, Zhiping Dong, Man Cheng, Yaqian Zhao, Mengying Wang, Na Sai, Xuan Wang, Huan Liu, Guowei Huang, Xumei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels have been indicated as a strong and modifiable risk factor of ischemic stroke; the previous studies have shown that exposure to Hcy activates cultured microglia. However, whether neurotoxicity of Hcy involves microglia activation following brain ischemia and the underlying mechanisms remains incompletely understood. METHODS: The cerebral damage was evaluated by staining with 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride, hematoxylin-eosin, and Fluoro Jade B...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921884/structural-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-an-enzyme-involved-in-the-reverse-transsulfuration-pathway-of-bacillus-anthracis
#17
Suneeta Devi, Syed Arif Abdul Rehman, Khaja Faisal Tarique, Samudrala Gourinath
The reverse transsulfuration pathway has been reported to produce cysteine from homocysteine in eukaryotes ranging from protozoans to mammals while bacteria and plants produce cysteine via a de-novo pathway. Interestingly, the bacterium Bacillus anthracis includes enzymes of the reverse transsulfuration pathway viz. cystathionine β-synthase (BaCBS, previously annotated to be an O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase (OASS)) and cystathionine γ-lyase. Here, we report the structure of BaCBS at a resolution of 2.2 Å...
September 16, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920709/comparison-of-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-hypertensive-patients-with-or-without-hyperhomocysteinemia
#18
Gang Guo, Wenjiang Sun, Guanghui Liu, Huan Zheng, Jiasheng Zhao
Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular impairment in hypertension. Oxidative stress is important in the molecular mechanisms associated with hypertension, but there are few studies focusing on the comparison of oxidative stress biomarkers in hypertensive patients with or without hyperhomocysteinemia. The study included 50 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients with hyperhomocysteinemia, 50 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients without hyperhomocysteinemia, and 50 age-matched healthy controls...
September 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920568/pregnant-women-of-south-asian-ethnicity-in-canada-have-substantially-lower-vitamin-b12-status-compared-with-pregnant-women-of-european-ethnicity
#19
Theresa H Schroder, Graham Sinclair, Andre Mattman, Benjamin Jung, Susan I Barr, Hilary D Vallance, Yvonne Lamers
Maternal vitamin B12 (B12) status has been inversely associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and positively with fetal growth and infant development. South Asians, Canada's largest ethnic minority, are prone to B12 deficiency. Yet, data are lacking on B12 status in South Asian pregnant women in North America. We sought to determine B12 status, using multiple biomarkers, in 1st and 2nd trimester pregnant women of South Asian and, for comparison, European ethnicity living in Vancouver, Canada. In this retrospective cohort study, total B12, holotranscobalamin (holoTC), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and total homocysteine concentrations were quantified in two routinely collected (mean gestational week: 11·5 (range 8·3-13·9) and 16·5 (range 14·9-20·9)), banked serum samples of 748 healthy pregnant South Asian (n 371) and European (n 377) women...
September 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919411/homocysteine-upregulates-interleukin-17a-expression-via-nsun2-mediated-rna-methylation-in-t-lymphocytes
#20
Nan Wang, Hao Tang, Xian Wang, Wengong Wang, Juan Feng
Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) has been proven to participate in the process of various autoimmune diseases. The elevation of plasma homocysteine (Hcy), known as hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), is related to various chronic inflammatory diseases. Though HHcy-induced upregulation of IL-17A expression in T lymphocytes has been examined, the way in which IL-17A is regulated remains unclear. In this study, western blotting assays showed that Hcy (100 μM) upregulated NOP2/Sun domain family, member 2 (NSun2) expression in rat T lymphocytes...
September 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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