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Lu Xie, Wei Guo, Yi Yang, Tao Ji, Jie Xu
5,10-Methylenetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), a key enzyme for folate metabolism, catalyses the irreversible conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, which is located at the end of the short arm (1p36.3). Two common non-synonymous variants, the C677T (Ala222Val) and A1298C (Glu429Ala), were mainly described with decreased enzymatic activity and an alteration of intracellular folate distribution. Osteosarcomas are currently treated with high dose of methotrexate (MTX). The decreased enzyme activity of MTHFR theoretically could increase the drug action of MTX and at the same time increase toxic and side effect...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Hanaa Hardi, Rahma Melki, Zouhour Boughaleb, Tijani El Harroudi, Souria Aissaoui, Noureddine Boukhatem
BACKGROUND: Genetic determinants of breast cancer (BC) remained largely unknown in the majority of Moroccan patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the association of ERCC2 and MTHFR polymorphisms with genetic susceptibility to breast cancer in Moroccan population. METHODS: We genotyped ERCC2 polymorphisms (rs1799793 (G934A) and rs13181 (A2251C)) and MTHFR polymorphisms (rs1801133 (C677T) and rs1801131 (A1298C)) using TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays. Genotypes were compared in 151 BC cases and 156 population-matched controls...
March 15, 2018: BMC Cancer
Sarah Yang, Jeonghee Lee, Yoon Park, Eun Kyung Lee, Yul Hwangbo, Junsun Ryu, Joohon Sung, Jeongseon Kim
The effect of alcohol intake on thyroid cancer is unestablished, and its interaction effects with genetic susceptibility are unclear. In this case-control study, the relationship among alcohol intake, the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, and thyroid cancer risk has been evaluated. In total, 642 cases and 642 controls of Korean origin were included, and the genetic variants C677T and A1298C of the MTHFR gene were analysed. The interactions between alcohol-consumption behaviour and genetic variants were analysed with a likelihood ratio test, wherein a multiplicative interaction term was added to a logistic regression model...
March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
S Pamela K Shiao, James Grayson, Chong Ho Yu, Brandi Wasek, Teodoro Bottiglieri
For the personalization of polygenic/omics-based health care, the purpose of this study was to examine the gene-environment interactions and predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) by including five key genes in the one-carbon metabolism pathways. In this proof-of-concept study, we included a total of 54 families and 108 participants, 54 CRC cases and 54 matched family friends representing four major racial ethnic groups in southern California (White, Asian, Hispanics, and Black). We used three phases of data analytics, including exploratory, family-based analyses adjusting for the dependence within the family for sharing genetic heritage, the ensemble method, and generalized regression models for predictive modeling with a machine learning validation procedure to validate the results for enhanced prediction and reproducibility...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Personalized Medicine
N Kotova, V Maichuk, O Fedorenko
Neural tube defects occupy second place in frequency after the defects of the cardiovascular system. The folate metabolism violation and hyperhomocysteinemia in women are proved to be the leading risk factors for the NTD of the fetus. Polymorphism of the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) is a genetic determinant of folate metabolism violation. Admission of folic acid in a standard dose of 0.4 mg and / or the use of fortified foods does not allow reaching the protective level of folic acid if there is a mutation of the MTHFR gene or when several risk factors combine, which requires a higher dose of folic acid...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Juan Ni, Yaoxian Liu, Tao Zhou, Xiayu Wu, Xu Wang
OBJECTIVE: One-carbon metabolism (OCM) is essential for DNA synthesis and methylation. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within OCM genes may affect folic acid (FA) metabolism, disrupt homocysteine (Hcy) homeostasis, and increase the risk of disease. This study investigated the relationship between SNPs in key OCM genes and their association with blood FA and Hcy levels in a healthy population in Yunnan, China. METHODS: Six SNPs within five key OCM genes (MTHFR C677T, MTHFR A1298C, MS A2756G, MTRR A66G, CBS T833C, and SHMT C1420T) were genotyped in 300 healthy volunteers (148 males and 152 females) using polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism...
February 16, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Domenico Dell'Edera, Antonella L'Episcopia, Francesca Simone, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Annunziata Anna Epifania, Arianna Allegretti
Several studies have investigated the link between two different polymorphisms (C677T and A1298T) of the gene encoding methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and the risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL); however, the results remain controversial. This study aimed to provide greater insight into this debated topic. In the current study, two groups of pregnant women (group A: RPL women; group B: non-RPL women), each of which were subdivided further into two subgroups based on their gestational age, were screened for C677T and A1298T variants of the MTHFR gene...
February 2018: Biomedical Reports
Sukhvinder Kaur, Arif Ali, Anil Kumar Pandey, Balkirat Singh
Polymorphisms in MTHFR gene are mostly associated with increased levels of homocysteine in the absence of dietary folate and are a risk factor for complex neurovascular diseases like migraine. The aim of present case-control study was to determine the association between MTHFR gene polymorphisms (C667T; rs 1801133, A1298C; rs 1801131) with migraine susceptibility. In total, 100 patients with migraine (23with MA and 77 with MO) and age-sex matched 100 healthy controls were included in this study from OPD of ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad...
February 9, 2018: Neurological Sciences
Koroush Khalighi, Gang Cheng, Seyedabbas Mirabbasi, Bahar Khalighi, Yin Wu, Wuqiang Fan
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms have been found to be related with many diseases. Systemic inflammation is now considered as a major predisposition factor for diseases including diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary arterial disease (CAD), stroke, and cancer. This study aimed to investigate whether systemic inflammation is a possible underlying pathogenesis for MTHFR gene polymorphism-related disease. METHODS: A total of 292 patients were enrolled, and single nucleotide polymorphisms for MTHFR C667T and A1298C were genotyped...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Igrid García-González, Roger Iván López-Díaz, José Reyes Canché-Pech, Alberto de Jesús Solís-Cárdenas, Jorge A Flores-Ocampo, Renán Mendoza-Alcocer, Luis Fernando Herrera-Sánchez, Marco Antonio Jiménez-Rico, Adrián Alejandro Ceballos-López, María E López-Novelo
OBJECTIVE: Epistasis is a type of genetic interaction that could explain much of the phenotypic variability of complex diseases. In this work, the effect of epistasis of metabolic genes and cardiovascular risk on the susceptibility to the development of ischemic heart disease in Yucatan was determined. METHODS: Case-control study in 79 Yucatecan patients with ischemic heart disease and 101 healthy controls matched by age and origin with cases. The polymorphisms -108CT, Q192R, L55M (paraoxonase 1; PON1), C677T, A1298C (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase; MTHFR), and the presence/absence of the glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) gene were genotyped...
January 28, 2018: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Ewelina Maria Kałużna, Ewa Strauss, Bogna Świątek-Kościelna, Olga Zając-Spychała, Ewelina Gowin, Jerzy S Nowak, Jolanta Rembowska, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska
The etiology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is complex, linked with both environmental exposures and genetic factors. Functional variants of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene result in disturbance in folate metabolism and may affect susceptibility to cancer. The study was performed to evaluate whether MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms, analyzed separately and together, are associated with the development of ALL in a population under 18 years of age of Caucasian ancestry.The study included 117 pediatric patients (59% males, mean age at diagnosis 7...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohaddeseh Salehi, Mona Amin-Beidokhti, Behnam Safarpour Lima, Milad Gholami, Gholam-Reza Javadi, Reza Mirfakhraie
Introduction: Migraine is a painful complex neurovascular disease characterized by recurrent moderate-to-severe headaches. Increased level of homocysteine is related to dilation of cerebral vessels and endothelial injury that could trigger migraine attacks. Functional polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene affect homocysteine metabolism and, therefore, play an important role in the etiology of the disease. Objectives: We aimed to investigate the possible association between MTHFR gene rs4846049, C677T, and A1298C polymorphisms and the risk of migraine in Iranian population...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Santoshi Kumari Manche, Madhavi Jangala, Dinesh Dudekula, Meganadh Koralla, Jyothy Akka
AIM: Presbycusis or age related hearing loss is caused by several extrinsic and intrinsic factors that damage the auditory system. Gene polymorphisms in folate metabolism were found to play an important role in the etiology of presbycusis. The present study aimed to investigate the role of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), methionine synthase (MTR) and thymidylate synthase (TYMS) gene polymorphisms in the onset of presbycusis in a South Indian population. MAIN METHODS: A total of 220 subjects confirmed with presbycusis along with 270 age and sex matched healthy controls visiting MAA ENT Hospitals, Hyderabad, India were enrolled for the study...
March 1, 2018: Life Sciences
Lin Jiajin, Cao Shuyan, Wu Ying, Chen Junxiao, Wang Xiudi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between maternal gene polymorphisms of the enzymes involved in folate metabolism and the risk of having a Down syndrome (DS) offspring in southern China mothers. METHODS: Gene polymorphisms in folate metabolizing and the levels of homocysteine (HCY) were analyzed in 84 southern China mothers with DS babies (the case group) and 120 healthy mothers (the control group). Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T (rs1801133) and A1298C (rs1801131), methionine synthase (MTR) A2756G (rs1805087), and methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) A66G (rs1801394) were studied...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Jiancheng Wang, Nengtai Ouyang, Long Qu, Tengfei Lin, Xianglin Zhang, Yaren Yu, Chongfei Jiang, Liling Xie, Liping Wang, Zhigui Wang, Shuzhen Ren, Shizhi Chen, Jiang Huang, Fang Liu, Weiqing Huang, Xianhui Qin
Background and Objectives: The Chinese population typically has inadequate folate intake and no mandatory folic acid fortification. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) are the two key regulatory enzymes in the folate/homocysteine (Hcy) metabolism. Hcy has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess whether the MTHFR gene A1298C and the MTRR gene A66G polymorphisms affect Hcy levels in the Chinese population...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
Qiwen Fang, Yixuan Jiang, Zhenqiu Liu, Zhijie Zhang, Tiejun Zhang
AIM: To date, reported associations between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and preterm delivery are conflicting. The present meta-analysis summarized the existing evidence and evaluated these associations. METHODS: Eligible studies were retrieved from Medline (PubMed), EMBASE, the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and the Cochrane Library. We calculated pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence interval (CIs) within five genetic models using either random-effects or fixed-effects models dependent on study heterogeneity...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Gnanasambandan Ramanathan, Bollimpalli Harichandana, Suresh Kannan, Ramprasad Elumalai, Solomon Paul
AIM: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a regulatory enzyme of homocysteine metabolism. The C677T and A1298C polymorphism of the MTHFR gene has been reported to be associated with elevated plasma homocysteine in patients with Diabetic nephropathy. This study aimed to investigate the influence of the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms on the progression chronic kidney disease in diabetic nephropathy of south Indian population. METHODS: We genotyped 145 DN cases and 100 controls for the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms using PCR-RFLP based protocols, and all diabetic nephropathy cases divided into two groups based on CKD stages: 60 DN cases were early stage (CKD1 to CKD3) and 85 DN cases were advanced stage (CKD4 and CKD5)...
December 11, 2017: Nephrology
Rim B Nefissi, Faida Ouali, Taieb Massaoud, Nasreddine Gritli
BACKGROUND: Factor V-Leiden (FVL), Prothrombin (PRT) G20210A, and Methylene Tetrahydro Folate Reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C mutations are major inherited risk factors of thrombotic complications. Our aim in this study was to investigate the prevalence of these mutations among Tunisian sickle cell patients. METHODS: Study subjects comprised 64 patients and 100 healthy controls. FVL, PRT G20210A, and MTHFR genotypes were determined using a reverse dot blot based method...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
Fang Liu, Danuzia Silva, Mariuxi Viteri Malone, Kala Seetharaman
BACKGROUND: Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a key enzyme in homocysteine metabolism. This study aims to determine the impact of MTHFR polymorphisms on plasma homocysteine levels and risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS: This retrospective chart review study included a total of 188 subjects who were tested for MTHFR polymorphisms at Metrowest Coagulation Laboratory between April 2011 and April 2016. Two independent coders were trained to extract relevant clinical data for statistical analysis...
2017: Acta Haematologica
Kevin Cho, Zubair M Amin, Jie An, Kerry Anne Rambaran, Tyler B Johnson, Saeed K Alzghari
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a disorder that carries significant psychosocial and economic implications. Research efforts have focused on identifying biomarkers that can aid in the prediction, diagnosis, and efficacious treatment of MDD. Most of this focus has been placed on a polymorphism of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase ( MTHFR ) gene, C677T. MTHFR C677T is screened during MDD diagnosis in many protocols. However, MTHFR C667T poses conflicting data in various ethnic groups and geographic populations calling into question its utility...
October 1, 2017: Curēus
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