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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741220/independent-impact-of-plasma-homocysteine-levels-on-neurological-outcome-following-head-injury
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Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Ankur Bajaj, Chandrasekar Gendle, Inderjeet Saini, Irwanjeet Kaur, Isha Chaudhary, Jasandeep, Jaspinder Kaur, Geetanjali Kalyan, Manju Dhandapani, Sunil K Gupta
Homocysteine (tHcy) has been hardly studied among patients with head injury. This study was to evaluate whether there is any independent impact of tHcy levels on neurological outcome following head injury in a multivariate model. Patients admitted within 24 h of injury were included in the study, along with 20 age- and gender-matched controls. Plasma levels of tHcy were measured at admission using direct immunoassay. All the variables were analyzed with respect to tHcy levels and outcome according to Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) at 3 months...
July 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738082/short-term-sleep-deprivation-leads-to-decreased-systemic-redox-metabolites-and-altered-epigenetic-status
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Malav S Trivedi, Dana Holger, Anh Tuyet Bui, Travis J A Craddock, Jaime L Tartar
Sleep is critical for repair as well as the rejuvenation processes in the body and many of these functions are regulated via underlying cellular metabolic homeostasis. Changes in sleep pattern are reported to alter such metabolic function resulting in altered disease susceptibility or behavior. Here, we measured the extent to which overnight total sleep deprivation (SD) in young adult humans can influence systemic (plasma-derived) redox-metabolism including the major antioxidant, glutathione as well as DNA methylation levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736368/-relationship-between-blood-pressure-variability-and-combined-cardiovascular-events-in-5-10-years-in-hypertensive-patients
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Jun Liu, Rui-Xue DU, Liang Wang, Bin Zhu, Lei-Ming Luo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and combined cardiovascular events in 5-10 years in patients with hypertension. METHODS: A total of 367 hypertensive patients treated in our hospital from January, 2000 to January, 2005 were analyzed, and their BPV was assessed in comparison with 145 normotensive individuals. The hypertensive patients were classified into high BPV group and low BPV group, and the general clinical data and biochemical profiles were compared...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735646/hyperhomocysteinemia-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-and-pyroptosis-a-proposal
#4
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/28726800/role-of-nicotinamide-n-methyltransferase-in-dorsal-striatum-in-cocaine-place-preference
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Li Luo, Fei-Fei Shang, Hailei Long, Linhong Jiang, Ruiming Zhu, Qian Zhao, Hui Gu, Jueying Kong, Wei Xu, Yinglan Zhao, Xiaobo Cen
Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) transfers the methyl from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) to nicotinamide (NA) to produce S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine (SAH) and 1-methylnicotinamide (MeN). NNMT has been implicated in a variety of diseases; however, the role of NNMT in drug addiction is largely unknown. Here, we found that the expression of Nnmt was significantly upregulated in the dorsal striatum (DS) of cocaine-conditioned mice. Cocaine significantly decreased SAM/SAH ratio levels in the DS, which was accompanied with the decreased activities of Rac1 and RhoA...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726667/clinical-and-genetic-peculiarities-of-vascular-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-case-report
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D Vasylyev, L Chernobay, O Vasylieva, M Oliinyk, M Vashuk
Pathogenetic mechanisms of the development of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are considered in the article, which is the basis for the development of clinical manifestations and laboratory markers of APS. The modern literature data are analyzed, according to which the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies is a hypercoagulable background, and the formation of thrombi occurs under the influence of other allowing procoagulation factors. The classification of the main types of hereditary thrombophilia is given, which is the primary disorder, against the background of which an autoimmune thrombosis APS develops...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726655/influence-of-beta-blockers-and-ivabradine-on-long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-stable-angina
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T Ilashchuk, O Glubochenko, B Senyuk, N Bachuk-Ponich, I Lukashevich
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of beta-blockers and ivabradine on long-term prognosis of patients with stable angina. 90 patients with stable angina that have been involved in present study along with nitrates, antiplatelet agents and statins received bisoprolol (Group I), carvedilol (Group II) and ivabradine (Group III). We analyzed the following indicators: patient adherence to treatment, cases of myocardial infarction and circulatory decompensation, which resulted in necessity of patient's hospitalization during the year of observation, calculating the probability of achieving a key prognostic endpoint by patient using the concept of the odds ratio and determination of important components in the progression of the disease...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726051/serum-methylmalonic-acid-correlates-with-neuropathic-pain-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Jin-Sung Park, Donghwi Park, Pan-Woo Ko, Kyunghun Kang, Ho-Won Lee
Recent studies have shown a relatively higher prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). The hypothesis is that prolonged levodopa exposure causes vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to peripheral neuropathy. The aim of our study was to find the relationship between vitamin B12 and its precursor methylmalonic acid (MMA) in IPD patients with neuropathic pain. We performed a cross-sectional study by enrolling consecutive 43 patients who were clinically tested positive for F-18 FP-CIT PET and 15 patients were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy according to the Toronto clinical scoring system (TCSS)...
July 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725568/a-compound-heterozygote-case-of-isolated-sulfite-oxidase-deficiency
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Daniel Brumaru, Eric Guerin, Anne-Claire Voegeli, Didier Eyer, Michel Maitre
We report an isolated sulfite oxidase deficiency in the first child boy of a non-consanguineous Caucasian family. He's a compound heterozygote for the sulfite oxidase gene, presenting low cystine, undetectable homocysteine and normal uric acid blood concentrations and undetectable sulfite oxidase activity in his cultured fibroblasts. Both mutations are not reported yet. The clinical presentation was typical and severe, with generalized status epilepticus and premature death.
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723303/folate-serum-levels-in-italian-women-entering-an-in-vitro-fertilization-program
#10
Adalisa Ponzano, Gian Mario Tiboni
Italian public health authorities recommend women of childbearing age to assume a daily dose of 0.4 mg of folic acid (FA) from at least one month before conception in order to reduce the risk of having children affected by neural tube defects (NTDs). In this study, folate, homocysteine and vitamin B12 serum levels were determined in 77 women entering an in vitro fertilization program. About 75% of patients had serum folate values compatible with the intake of the recommended dose of FA for at least three months, whereas only the 61% of them reached or exceeded the serum folate concentration regarded as the optimal concentration during the periconceptional period...
July 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721209/recent-advances-in-preventing-stroke-recurrence
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REVIEW
J David Spence
Recent advances in secondary stroke prevention include new evidence in hypertension, nutrition, anticoagulation, antiplatelet therapy, intracranial stenosis, percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale, and lipid-lowering therapy. Individualized therapy for hypertension based on phenotyping with plasma renin and aldosterone markedly improves blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension. A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of stroke by nearly half. The diagnosis and treatment of metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency, and B vitamins to lower homocysteine, can reduce the risk of stroke by approximately 30%...
2017: F1000Research
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/28720493/crystal-structures-of-monkey-and-mouse-nicotinamide-n-methyltransferase-nnmt-bound-with-end-product-1-methyl-nicotinamide
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Srinivasan Swaminathan, Swarnakumari Birudukota, Manish Kumar Thakur, Reejuana Parveen, Saravanan Kandan, Suresh Juluri, Shama Shaik, Niranjan Naranapura Anand, Raghunadha Reddy Burri, Rajendra Kristam, Sridharan Rajagopal, Herman Schreuder, Thomas Langer, Christine Rudolph, Sven Ruf, Saravanakumar Dhakshinamoorthy, Ramachandraiah Gosu, Aimo Kannt
Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) is a S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes N-methylation of nicotinamide (NA) and other pyridines to form N-methyl pyridinium ions. Here we report the first ternary complex X-ray crystal structures of monkey NNMT and mouse NNMT in bound form with the primary endogenous product, 1-methyl nicotinamide (MNA) and demethylated cofactor, S-adenosyl-homocysteine (SAH) determined at 2.30 Å and 1.88 Å respectively. The structural fold of these enzymes is identical to human NNMT...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715867/therapeutic-impact-of-grape-leaves-polyphenols-on-certain-biochemical-and-neurological-markers-in-alcl3-induced-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ibrahim H Borai, Magda K Ezz, Maha Z Rizk, Hanan F Aly, Mahmoud El-Sherbiny, Azza A Matloub, Ghadha I Fouad
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a grave and prevailing neurodegenerative disease, characterized by slow and progressive neurodegeneration in different brain regions. Aluminum (Al) is a potent and widely distributed neurotoxic metal, implicated in the neuropathogenesis of AD. This study aimed to evaluate the possible neurorestorative potential of Vitis vinifera Leaves Polyphenolic (VLP) extract in alleviating aluminum chloride (AlCl3)-induced neurotoxicity in male rats. AlCl3 neurotoxicity induced a significant decrease in brain/serum acetylcholine (ACh) contents and serum dopamine (DA) levels, along with a significant increment of brain/serum acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715642/reduced-brain-volume-and-impaired-memory-in-betaine-homocysteine-s-methyltransferase-knockout-mice
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Emily A K Prieur, Eneda Pjetri, Steven H Zeisel, Nafisa M Jadavji
Using a mouse model, this study examined the impact of lack of betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT) on neurological function. Bhmt-/- mice maintained on a control diet had elevated concentrations of homocysteine, reduced total brain MRI volume, as well as impaired reference and short- term memories. The results of this study indicate that the absence of BHMT may play a role in neurological function.
July 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713986/hydrogen-sulfide-prevents-homocysteine%C3%A2-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-pc12-cells-by-upregulating-sirt%C3%A2-1
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Chun-Yan Wang, Wei Zou, Xiao-Yu Liang, Zhi-Sheng Jiang, Xiang Li, Hai-Jun Wei, Yi-Yun Tang, Ping Zhang, Xiao-Qing Tang
It was previously confirmed that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has a neuroprotective effect, preventing homocysteine‑induced neurotoxicity. However, the exact molecular mechanisms underlying this protective effect remain to be fully elucidated. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to homocysteine‑induced neurotoxicity. Silent mating type information regulator 2 homolog 1 (SIRT‑1) can attenuate ER stress, exerting its neuroprotective effect. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether H2S protects PC12 cells against homocysteine‑induced ER stress and whether SIRT‑1 mediates this protective effect of H2S...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712423/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-three-months-after-myocardial-infarction-association-with-markers-of-coagulation-and-the-relevance-of-age
#17
Franziska Geiser, Anne Sarah Urbach, Ursula Harbrecht, Rupert Conrad, Bernd Pötzsch, Nele Amann, Katharina Kiesewetter, Alexandra Sieke, Kyra Wolffs, Dirk Skowasch
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety and depression are associated with an activation of coagulation and an impairment of fibrinolysis, which may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with the two disorders. However, very few studies have examined the impact of psychological distress on coagulation factors in coronary artery disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between anxiety/depression and factors of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients who had suffered an acute MI three months prior...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712006/an-inframe-trinucleotide-deletion-in-mtrr-exon-1-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-spina-bifida
#18
Jun Zhang, Xiao-Lu Dai, Gui-Cen Liu, Juan Wang, Xue-Yi Ren, Mu-Hua Jin, Nan-Nan Mi, Shu-Qin Wang
Maternal genetic variants of enzymes in folate-homocysteine metabolic network are significantly correlative with the risk of spina bifida. To survey the genetic causality, the genotypes of three women having spina bifida fetuses from two unrelated Chinese families were screened in candidate alleles. Polymerase chain reaction, capillary electrophoresis and Sanger sequencing were employed to recognize the allelic variation. A trinucleotide deletion (c.4_6delAGG) was identified in the first exon of MTRR. All the three women showed the novel clinical variation including one heterozygous and two homozygous...
July 15, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
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
#20
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
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