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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164236/posttranscriptional-regulation-of-loxl1-expression-via-alternative-splicing-and-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-as-an-adaptive-stress-response
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Daniel Berner, Matthias Zenkel, Francesca Pasutto, Ursula Hoja, Panah Liravi, Gabriele C Gusek-Schneider, Friedrich E Kruse, Johannes Schödel, Andre Reis, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt
Purpose: Alternative mRNA splicing coupled to nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) is a common mRNA surveillance pathway also known to dynamically modulate gene expression in response to cellular stress. Here, we investigated the involvement of this pathway in the regulation of lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) expression in response to pseudoexfoliation (PEX)-associated pathophysiologic factors. Methods: Transcript levels of LOXL1 isoforms were determined in ocular tissues obtained from donor eyes without and with PEX syndrome...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160857/synergistic-effects-of-danshen-salvia-miltiorrhizae-radix-et-rhizoma-and-sanqi-notoginseng-radix-et-rhizoma-combination-in-angiogenesis-behavior-in-eahy-926-cells
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Xian Zhou, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski, Antony Kam, Dennis Chang, Chunguang Li, Alan Bensoussan, Kelvin Chan
Background: This study investigated the combination effects of the Danshen and Sanqi herb pair on angiogenesis in vitro. Methods: Nine combination ratios of Danshen-Sanqi extracts (DS-SQ) were screened for their angiogenic effects in the human vascular endothelial EAhy 926 cell line via cell proliferation, cell migration and tube formation activities against the damage to the cells exerted by DL-homocysteine (Hcy) and adenosine (Ado). The type of interaction (synergistic, antagonistic, additive) between Danshen and Sanqi was analyzed using combination index (CI) and isobologram models...
November 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159884/serum-homocysteine-levels-in-acne-patients
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Hao Jiang, Changyi Li, Bin Wei, Qiang Wang, Jiang Zhong, Jianqi Lu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate serum homocysteine (HCY) levels in acne patients. METHODS: Acne patients (n = 124) and healthy volunteers (n = 70), matched in terms of both age and sex, were enrolled. Serum HCY levels for all subjects were measured by a clinical laboratory. RESULTS: Serum HCY levels in male and female patients with severe and moderate acne were significantly higher than in the healthy control group (P < ...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158778/helicobacter-pylori-and-gut-microbiota-in-multiple-sclerosis-versus-alzheimer-s-disease-10-pitfalls-of-microbiome-studies
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Ah-Mee Park, Seiichi Omura, Mitsugu Fujita, Fumitaka Sato, Ikuo Tsunoda
Alteration of microbiota has been associated with intestinal, inflammatory, and neurological diseases. Abundance of "good bacteria" such as Bifidobacterium, or their products have been generally believed to be beneficial for any diseases, while "bad bacteria" such as pathogenic Helicobacter pylori are assumed to be always detrimental for hosts. However, this is not the case when we compare and contrast the association of the gut microbiota with two neurological diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
August 2017: Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157083/folate-a-possible-role-in-erectile-dysfunction
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Massimiliano Sansone, Andrea Sansone, Mariagrazia Romano, Silvia Seraceno, Luigi Di Luigi, Francesco Romanelli
A growing body of evidence suggests a role for homocysteine (Hcys) and folate (FA) in erectile function (EF): Hcys appears to impair EF affecting endothelium via several mechanism whereas the role of FA remains to be elucidated, besides decreasing Hcys. To assess correlation between erectile dysfunction (ED) and serum levels of FA, Hcys, and B12, we enrolled 31 patients affected by ED (Group A; age 52.83 ± 11.89 years) and 31 healthy adults (Group B; age 49.14 ± 13.63 years). Fasting blood samples were taken for each subject...
November 20, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156926/-oral-feeding-and-nutritional-improvement-in-hospitals-and-residential-care-homes-industry-innovations
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Rosa M Ortega, Ana Isabel Jiménez Ortega, José Miguel Perea Sánchez, Esther Cuadrado Soto, Rosa M Martínez García, Ana M López Sobaler
OBJECTIVES: Inpatient and institutionalized elderly patients are population groups vulnerable from the nutritional point of view because oftheir greater risk of deficiencies and because in them the effects of imbalances are more serious than in other groups. Analyzing the possible usefulness of industry innovations offering solutions in the oral feeding of these population groups constitutes the objective of the present work. METHODS: Bibliographic search related to the topic...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155363/homocysteine-inhibits-endothelial-progenitor-cell-proliferation-via-dnmt1-mediated-hypomethylation-of-cyclin-a
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Hui-Ping Zhang, Yan-Hua Wang, Sheng-Chao Ma, Hui Zhang, An-Ning Yang, Xiao-Ling Yang, Ming-Hao Zhang, Jian-Min Sun, Yin-Ju Hao, Yi-Deng Jiang
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neovasculogenesis and reendothelialization of damaged blood vessels to maintain the endothelium. Dysfunction of EPCs is implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular injury induced by homocysteine (Hcy). We aimed to investigate the role of Cyclin A in Hcy-induced EPCs dysfunction and explore its molecular mechanism. In this study, by treatment of EPCs with Hcy, we found that the expression of Cyclin A mRNA and protein were significantly downregulated in a dose-dependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155016/topical-administration-of-reversible-sahh-inhibitor-ameliorates-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-skin-lesions-in-mice-via-suppression-of-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-keratinocytes-and-t-cell-derived-il-17
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Ze-Min Lin, Meng Ma, Heng Li, Qing Qi, Yu-Ting Liu, Yu-Xi Yan, Yun-Fu Shen, Xiao-Qian Yang, Feng-Hua Zhu, Shi-Jun He, Wei Tang, Jian-Ping Zuo
DZ2002, a reversible S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase (SAHH) inhibitor with immunosuppressive properties and potent therapeutic activity against various autoimmune diseases in mice. The present study was designed to characterize the potential therapeutic effects of DZ2002 on murine model of psoriasis and reveal the correlated mechanisms. In this report, we demonstrated that in vitro, DZ2002 significantly decreased the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecule including IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α and ICAM-1 by inhibiting the phosphorylation of p38 MAPK, ERK and JNK in TNF-α/IFN-γ-stimulated HaCaT human keratinocytes...
November 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154397/effects-of-high-ambient-temperature-on-plasma-metabolomic-profiles-in-chicks
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Shozo Tomonaga, Hirofumi Okuyama, Tetsuya Tachibana, Ryosuke Makino
Exposure to high ambient temperature is detrimental to the poultry industry. To understand the influence from a metabolic perspective, we investigated the effects of exposure to high ambient temperature on plasma low-molecular-weight metabolite levels in chicks using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry-based non-targeted metabolomic analysis. Heat exposure for 4 days suppressed growth and food intake. Of the 92 metabolites identified, the levels of 29 decreased, whereas the levels of nine increased. We performed an enrichment analysis on the identified metabolites and found 35 candidates for metabolic processes affected by heat exposure...
November 20, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150497/low-molecular-weight-thiols-and-thioredoxins-are-important-players-in-hg-ii-resistance-in-thermus-thermophilus-hb27
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J Norambuena, Y Wang, T Hanson, J M Boyd, T Barkay
Mercury (Hg), one of the most toxic and widely distributed heavy metals, has a high affinity for thiol groups. Thiol groups reduce and sequester Hg. Therefore, low molecular weight and protein thiols may be important cell components used in Hg resistance. To date, the role of low molecular weight thiols in Hg-detoxification remains understudied. The mercury resistance (mer) operon of Thermus thermophilus suggests an evolutionary link between Hg(II) resistance and low molecular weight thiol metabolism. This mer operon encodes for an enzyme involved in methionine biosynthesis, Oah...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146987/homocysteine-in-retinal-artery-occlusive-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Xuetao Huang, Yezhen Yang, Yiqin Duan, Yi-Qun Kuang, Ding Lin
Few studies have reported the relationship between retinal artery occlusion (RAO) and plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels. Our goal was to evaluate the association between the plasma Hcy level and the risk of RAO disease. Several databases were searched for all published studies that involved Hcy and RAO. Six studies evaluated hyperhomocysteinemia (hHcy) in retinal artery occlusion patients and controls; the incidence of hHcy in patients with RAO was higher than the control and the pooled odds ratio (OR) was 6...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142565/correlation-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-common-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-carbamazepine-treated-epileptic-patients-using-ultrasonography
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Shazia Bano, Nudrat Anwar Zuberi, Syed Munawar Alam
Objective: The objective was to assess the role of homocysteine in the development of atherosclerosis in common carotid artery in the carbamazepine treated epileptic patients. Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Biochemistry, Basic Medical Sciences Institute (BMSI), Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Karachi. Three hundred individuals, aged 34 ± 9.5 years were selected and divided into three groups. Each group comprised of 100 subjects labeled as Group-A (control group had healthy individuals), Group-B (newly diagnosed epileptic patients without antiepileptic therapy), Group-C (epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy, which was further subdivided into C-I having epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy less than 1 year n=33, C-II had epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy 1-2 years n = 33 and C-III comprised of epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy more than 2 years n = 34)...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139533/at-the-very-beginning-of-life-on-earth-the-thiol-rich-peptide-trp-world-hypothesis
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Yannick Vallee, Ibrahim Shalayel, Kieu-Dung Ly, K V Raghavendra Rao, Gael De Paëpe, Katharina Märker, Anne Milet
Life developed on Earth probably about 3.8 billion years ago, on a planet that was already largely covered by oceans and where the atmosphere was very humid. The reactions, which may have led to the formation of the first polymers, particularly to the first peptides and nucleic acids, must have been compatible with these conditions. This is the case of the reaction of nitriles with aminothiols, such as cysteine and homocysteine. Since aminonitriles are the probable precursors of amino acids, this condensation reaction has been able to rapidly yield dipeptides, tripeptides, oligomers and even true polymers, each containing thiol functions...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138117/melatonin-protects-against-behavioral-deficits-dopamine-loss-and-oxidative-stress-in-homocysteine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Rajib Paul, Banashree Chetia Phukan, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Pallab Bhattacharya, Anupom Borah
AIM: Hyperhomocysteinemia and homocysteine (Hcy) mediated dopaminergic neurotoxicity is a matter of concern in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Our previous study established the involvement of oxidative stress in the substantia nigra (SN) of Hcy rat model of PD; however, the role of antioxidants, such as melatonin, was not tested in this model. MAIN METHODS: Melatonin (10, 20 and 30mg/kg, i.p.) was administered to rats injected with Hcy in right SN (1...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136818/a-mitochondria-targeted-ratiometric-two-photon-fluorescent-probe-for-detecting-intracellular-cysteine-and-homocysteine
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Ping Yue, Xiuli Yang, Peng Ning, Xinguo Xi, Haizhu Yu, Yan Feng, Rong Shao, Xiangming Meng
A novel mitochondria-targeted ratiometric two-photon fluorescent probe (Mito-MQ) for detecting intracellular cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy) has been designed. Mito-MQ showed the ratiometric fluorescent detection signal (the green-to-blue emissionfrom 517nm to 460nm) to cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy) over glutathione (GSH), along with the fast response rate (10min). The detection mechanism was illustrated by (1)H NMR, ESI-MS and theoretical calculation. The co-localization coefficient of 0.87 between Mito-MQ and MitoTracker Red revealed that the probe was predominantly present in mitochondria, therefore, Mito-MQ was successfully applied to detect mitochondrial oxidative stress by detecting the change of Cys/Hcy...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135056/a-systematic-review-of-the-associations-between-hiv-hcv-coinfection-and-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Olatokunbo Osibogun, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Erin D Michos, Erica S Spatz, Babatunde Olubajo, Khurram Nasir, Wasim Maziak
The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection has been increasing with over 10 million people affected globally. The role biomarkers play as predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among coinfected individuals is not well defined. We aimed to systematically review current evidence describing CVD biomarkers among individuals with HIV/HCV coinfection. We searched EMBASE, CINAHL, Google Scholar, PubMed, and Web of Science from inception to June 2017. MeSH terms and keywords were used to identify studies with information on HIV/HCV coinfection and CVD biomarkers (structural, functional, and serological) such as carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), endothelial markers, C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and lipids...
November 14, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131273/diagnostic-value-of-joint-detection-of-homocysteine-and-rdw-cv-on-acute-myocardial-infarction
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G-X Hu, J Zhang, Y-G Tian, Y-H Li, L Mou, L-J Qiao
The article "Diagnostic value of joint detection of homocysteine and RDW CV on acute myocardial infarction" by G.-X. Hu, J. Zhang, Y.-G. Tian, Y.-H. Li, L. Mou, L.-J. Qiao, published in Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2016; 20 (19): 4124-4128 has been withdrawn.
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129906/correlation-of-maternal-serum-homocysteine-in-the-first-trimester-with-the-development-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
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Feng Sun, Wei Qian, Chen Zhang, Jian-Xia Fan, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relationship of serum homocysteine in early pregnancy with the risk of gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) and with the severity of preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, we identified 147 confirmed cases of preeclampsia (103 with mild PE and 44 with severe PE) and 147 confirmed cases of GH; 4418 women who remained normotensive and nonproteinuric throughout pregnancy served as controls. Maternal blood samples were collected at between 11 and 13 weeks of gestation to test serum concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), folic acid, and VitB12...
November 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129471/higher-intake-of-fish-and-fat-is-associated-with-lower-plasma-s-adenosylhomocysteine-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mads V Lind, Lotte Lauritzen, Oluf Pedersen, Henrik Vestergaard, Ken D Stark, Torben Hansen, Alastair B Ross, Mette Kristensen
Several B-vitamins act as co-factors in one-carbon metabolism, a pathway that plays a central role in several chronic diseases. However, there is a lack of knowledge of how diet affects markers in one-carbon metabolism. The aim of this study was to explore dietary patterns and components associated with one-carbon metabolites. We hypothesized that intake of whole-grains and fish would be associated with lower Hcy, and higher SAM:SAH ratio due to their nutrient content. We assessed dietary information using a four-day dietary record in 118 men and women with features of the metabolic syndrome...
October 2, 2017: Nutrition Research
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