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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445440/micronutrient-status-among-pregnant-women-in-zinder-niger-and-risk-factors-associated-with-deficiency
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K Ryan Wessells, Césaire T Ouédraogo, Rebecca R Young, M Thierno Faye, Alex Brito, Sonja Y Hess
Anemia and micronutrient (MN) deficiencies in pregnant women are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. In Niger, 58.6% of pregnant women are anemic; however, MN statuses are unknown. The study objectives were to estimate the prevalence of MN deficiencies among pregnant women in Zinder, Niger and explore associated risk factors. Pregnant women living in randomly selected rural villages (n = 88) were included. Capillary and venous blood samples (n = 770) were analyzed for hemoglobin (Hb) and plasma ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), zinc (pZn), retinol binding protein (RBP), folate and vitamin B12...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445420/vitamin-d-and-calcium-are-required-during-denosumab-treatment-in-osteoporosis-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yukio Nakamura, Takako Suzuki, Tomohiko Yoshida, Hideshi Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Kato
The aim of this 12-month retrospective study was to evaluate differences in the outcomes of denosumab alone or denosumab combined with vitamin D and calcium supplementation in patients having osteoporosis (OP) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients were divided into the denosumab monotherapy group (denosumab group, 22 cases) or denosumab plus vitamin D supplementation group (combination group, 21 cases). We measured serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), N-terminal propeptide of type 1 collagen (P1NP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP)-5b, and urinary N-terminal telopeptide of type-I collagen (NTX) at baseline, 1 week, and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 months...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443672/heightened-hiv-antibody-responses-in-postpartum-women-as-exemplified-by-recent-infection-assays-implications-for-incidence-estimates
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John Hargrove, Cari van Schalkwyk, Jean Humphrey, Kuda Mutasa, Robert Ntozini, Michele Owen, Silvina Masciotra, Bharat Parekh, Yen T Duong, Trudy Dobbs, Peter Kilmarx, Elizabeth Gonese
BACKGROUND: Laboratory assays that identify recent HIV infections are important for assessing impacts of interventions aimed at reducing HIV incidence. Kinetics of HIV humoral responses can vary with inherent assay properties, and between HIV subtypes, populations and physiological states. They are important in determining mean duration of recent infection (MDRI) for antibody-based assays for detecting recent HIV infections. METHODS: We determined MDRIs for BED-CEIA, LAg and BRAI assays for 101 seroconverting postpartum women, recruited in Harare in 1997- 2000 during the Zimbabwe Vitamin A for Mothers and Babies (ZVITAMBO) Trial, comparing them against published MDRIs estimated from seroconverting cases in the general population...
April 26, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441982/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-biomarkers-of-eosinophilic-inflammation-and-airway-remodeling-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-untreated-asthma
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Grazyna Sypniewska, Magdalena Krintus, Gabriele Fulgheri, Joanna Siodmiak, Magdalena Kuligowska-Prusinska, Beata Stepien-Jaszowska, Radosława Staszak-Kowalska, Anna Zawadzka-Krajewska, Szymon Kierat, Katarzyna Bergmann, Urszula Demkow
BACKGROUND: Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and asthma development may be related to airway remodeling and eosinophilia. Periostin is proposed as a key molecule that links remodeling and eosinophilic inflammation. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association of 25(OH)D concentration with periostin, peripheral blood eosinophil counts, and immunoglobulin E (IgE) in children with newly diagnosed asthma. METHODS: The study included 150 children: 110 with atopic asthma and 40 constituted a reference group...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441892/changes-in-blood-and-urinary-cadmium-levels-and-bone-mineral-density-according-to-osteoporosis-medication-in-individuals-with-an-increased-cadmium-body-burden
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S-Y Eom, D-H Yim, S-M Hong, Y-D Kim, H Kim, B-S Choi, J-D Park, C-H Park, G-B Kim, S-D Yu
The aim of this study was to assess changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and cadmium (Cd) levels in blood and urine in individuals living in a Cd-contaminated area according to the type of osteoporosis medication over a three-year period. This follow-up study included 204 residents living in the vicinity of a closed copper refinery, who had been found to have elevated urinary or blood Cd levels. Cd levels in the blood and urine, as well as BMD, were measured every 6 months. After the first BMD measurement, individuals were prescribed antiresorptives such as alendronate or vitamin D and calcium, according to their BMD...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440800/the-trichodesmium-consortium-conserved-heterotrophic-co-occurrence-and-genomic-signatures-of-potential-interactions
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Michael D Lee, Nathan G Walworth, Erin L McParland, Fei-Xue Fu, Tracy J Mincer, Naomi M Levine, David A Hutchins, Eric A Webb
The nitrogen (N)-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium is globally distributed in warm, oligotrophic oceans, where it contributes a substantial proportion of new N and fuels primary production. These photoautotrophs form macroscopic colonies that serve as relatively nutrient-rich substrates that are colonized by many other organisms. The nature of these associations may modulate ocean N and carbon (C) cycling, and can offer insights into marine co-evolutionary mechanisms. Here we integrate multiple omics-based and experimental approaches to investigate Trichodesmium-associated bacterial consortia in both laboratory cultures and natural environmental samples...
April 25, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440340/comparative-genomics-and-metabolomics-analyses-of-the-adaptation-mechanism-in-ketogulonicigenium-vulgare-bacillus-thuringiensis-consortium
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Nan Jia, Ming-Zhu Ding, Yang Zou, Feng Gao, Ying-Jin Yuan
Adaptive evolution by serial subcultivation of co-cultured Bacillus thuringiensis and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare significantly enhanced the productivity of 2-keto-L-gulonic acid in two-step vitamin C production. The adaptation mechanism in K. vulgare-B. thuringiensis consortium was investigated in this study based on comparative genomics and metabolomics studies. It was found that the growth, anti-oxidation, transcription and regulation were significantly enhanced in the adapted consortium. The mutation of the genes, which encode amidohydrolase in adapted K...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440008/major-bleeding-risks-of-different-low-molecular-meight-heparin-agents-a-cohort-study-in-12-934-patients-treated-for-acute-venous-thrombosis
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N van Rein, J S Biedermann, F J M van der Meer, S C Cannegieter, N Wiersma, H W Vermaas, P H Reitsma, M J H A Kruip, W M Lijfering
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight-heparins (LMWHs) are considered members of a class of drugs with similar anticoagulant properties. However, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics between LMWHs differ, which may result in different bleeding risks. As these agents are used by many patients, small differences may lead to a large effect on numbers of major bleeding events. OBJECTIVES: To determine major bleeding risks for different LMWH agents and dosing schedules. METHODS: Cohort with acute venous thrombosis patients from four anticoagulation clinics who used a LMWH and a vitamin K antagonist...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439619/association-between-bone-mineral-density-muscle-strength-and-vitamin-d-status-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Y Guan, F Lv, Y Meng, D Ma, X Xu, Y Song, O Wang, Y Jiang, W Xia, X Xing, J Zhang, M Li
Myasthenia gravis (MG) patients had low proximal hip BMD, which could be explained by reduced muscle strength, elevated bone resorption markers, vitamin D deficiency, and increased PTH levels in those with MG compared to controls. INTRODUCTION: Muscle strength is closely correlated with bone mineral density (BMD) and vitamin D status. Here, we evaluated muscle strength, BMD, and vitamin D status in a large sample of Chinese patients with MG. METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey, 86 patients with MG without glucocorticoid treatment and 86 healthy controls were included...
April 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439617/-stroke-prophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-when-how-and-for-whom
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T Maurer, C Sohns
In patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), modern antithrombotic therapy and anticoagulation strategies should be individualized based on shared decision making including patient preferences and the absolute and relative risks of stroke and bleeding. Estimation of the individual risk for stroke is still based on the CHA2DS2-VASc score. Based on the most recent guidelines for the management of AF, oral anticoagulation therapy should be considered for men with a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥1 and women with a score ≥2, balancing the expected stroke reduction, risk of bleeding and patient preference...
April 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438861/vitamin-c-improves-therapeutic-effects-of-adipose-derived-stem-cell-transplantation-in-mouse-tendonitis-model
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Kyung-Ku Kang, Eun-Joo Lee, Youg-Deuk Kim, Myung-Jin Chung, Jun-Young Kim, Shin-Yoon Kim, Su-Kyeung Hwang, Kyu-Shik Jeong
BACKGROUND/AIM: We hypothesized that combined therapy using adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and vitamin C might improve tendon regeneration in tendonitis. To determine combined effects of ASC transplantation with vitamin C, we used senescence marker protein 30 (SMP30)-knockout (KO) mice that cannot biosynthesize vitamin C by themselves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SMP30-KO were divided into four groups: Control, vitamin C, ASCs, and vitamin C plus ASCs. Tendonitis was induced in the achilles tendons via injection of collagenase type I...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438052/successful-treatment-of-no-induced-methemoglobinemia-with-low-dose-vitamin-c
#12
Eun Jung Park, Minjeong Lee, Young-Gi Min
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438040/semi-preparative-hplc-purification-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-%C3%AE-t3-from-elaeis-guineensis-jacq-and-bixa-orellana-l-and-evaluation-of-its-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-in-human-a375-melanoma-cells
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Giangiacomo Beretta, Fabrizio Gelmini, Fabrizio Fontana, Roberta Manuela Moretti, Marina Montagnani Marelli, Patrizia Limonta
In this work, we report a rapid and convenient HPLC-UV-DAD method for the isolation of δ-T3 on semi-preparative scale from two different vitamin E rich processed, commercially available products obtained from the fruits of Elaeis guineensis Jacq. (oil palm) and from the seeds of Bixa orellana L. (achiote tree). Chromatography was run using reverse phase (RP) C-18 columns and HPLC-grade acetonitrile as mobile phase. The purity of the isolated δ-T3, assessed by GC-MS and (1)H NMR was above 98%. The δ-T3 cytotoxic activity found in vitro against the proliferation of human A375 melanoma cells compared to that of the other δ-T3 free tocols mixture suggest its primary role in the experimental anticancer activity observed for palm oil derived products...
April 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437713/reference-intervals-for-serum-24-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-and-the-ratio-with-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-established-using-a-newly-developed-lc-ms-ms-method
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Jonathan C Y Tang, Holly Nicholls, Isabelle Piec, Christopher J Washbourne, John J Dutton, Sarah Jackson, Julie Greeves, William D Fraser
24,25(OH)2D is the product of 25(OH)D catabolism by CYP24A1. The measurement of serum 24,25(OH)2D concentration may serve as an indicator of vitamin D catabolic status and the relative ratio with 25(OH)D can be used to identify patients with inactivating mutations in CYP24A1. We describe a LC-MS/MS method to determine: (1) the relationships between serum 24,25(OH)2D and 25(OH)D; (2) serum reference intervals in healthy individuals; (3) the diagnostic accuracy of 24,25(OH)2D measurement as an indicator for vitamin D status; 4) 24,25(OH)2D cut-off value for clinically significant change between inadequate and sufficient 25(OH)D status...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436762/use-of-dietary-vitamin-supplements-and-risk-of-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-connecticut
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Christopher Kim, Huang Huang, Nan Zhao, Catherine C Lerro, Min Dai, Yingtai Chen, Ni Li, Shuangge Ma, Robert Udelsman, Yawei Zhang
Certain dietary supplements have been reported to increase the risk of some cancers. Over half of the US population regularly uses dietary supplements. Thyroid cancer incidence has increased over the past several decades. However, few studies have investigated the association between dietary supplements and thyroid cancer. Thus, it is essential to clarify any association between dietary supplements and risk of thyroid cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based case-control study in Connecticut was conducted during 2010-2011 among 462 histologically confi rmed incident thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls...
April 24, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434876/dual-targeting-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-fmn-riboswitch-disrupt-riboflavin-homeostasis-in-an-infectious-setting
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Hao Wang, Paul A Mann, Li Xiao, Charles Gill, Andrew M Galgoci, John A Howe, Artjohn Villafania, Christopher M Barbieri, Juliana C Malinverni, Xinwei Sher, Todd Mayhood, Megan D McCurry, Nicholas Murgolo, Amy Flattery, Matthias Mack, Terry Roemer
Riboswitches are bacterial-specific, broadly conserved, non-coding RNA structural elements that control gene expression of numerous metabolic pathways and transport functions essential for cell growth. As such, riboswitch inhibitors represent a new class of potential antibacterial agents. Recently, we identified ribocil-C, a highly selective inhibitor of the flavin mononucleotide (FMN) riboswitch that controls expression of de novo riboflavin (RF, vitamin B2) biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Here, we provide a mechanistic characterization of the antibacterial effects of ribocil-C as well as of roseoflavin (RoF), an antimetabolite analog of RF, among medically significant Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterococcus faecalis...
April 18, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434760/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-is-associated-with-oxidative-stress-and-dyslipidemia-but-does-not-contribute-to-better-lipid-and-oxidative-status-on-hemodialysis-patients
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Andresa Marques de Mattos, José Abrão Cardeal da Costa, Alceu Afonso Jordão Júnior, Paula Garcia Chiarello
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore the effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplementation in physiological doses on oxidative stress (OS) and dyslipidemia in patients on hemodialysis (HD). DESIGN AND METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, controlled, experimental trial. A total of 88 HD patients ≥18 years old and on HD for at least 6 months. A total of 43 patients received 1.28 g/day of n-3 PUFA, and 45 other patients received soybean oil for 12 weeks...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433267/dose-response-effects-of-supplementation-with-calcifediol-on-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-status-and-its-metabolites-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-older-adults
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Anouk M M Vaes, Michael Tieland, Margot F de Regt, Jonas Wittwer, Luc J C van Loon, Lisette C P G M de Groot
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Oral supplementation with vitamin D is recommended for older adults to maintain a sufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status throughout the year. While supplementation with vitamin D2 or D3 is most common, alternative treatment regimens exist which require further investigation with respect to increasing 25(OH)D concentration. We investigated the dose-response effects of supplementation with calcifediol compared to vitamin D3 and assessed the dose which results in mean serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations between 75 and 100 nmol/L...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432750/effect-of-feeding-two-rrr-alpha-tocopherol-formulations-on-serum-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-muscle-alpha-tocopherol-concentrations-in-horses-with-subclinical-vitamin-e-deficiency
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J C Brown, S J Valberg, M Hogg, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: Alpha tocopherol (α-TP) supplementation is recommended for the prevention of various equine neuromuscular disorders. Formulations available include RRR-α-TP acetate powder and a more expensive but rapidly water-dispersible liquid RRR-α-TP (WD α-TP). A cost-effective means to rapidly increase serum and CSF α-TP with WD-α-TP and then sustain concentrations with RRR-α-TP acetate has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate serum, CSF and muscle α-TP concentrations in an 8-week dosing regimen where horses were transitioned from WD RRR-α-TP to RRR-α-TP acetate...
April 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431245/host-microbe-co-metabolism-dictates-cancer-drug-efficacy-in-c-%C3%A2-elegans
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Timothy A Scott, Leonor M Quintaneiro, Povilas Norvaisas, Prudence P Lui, Matthew P Wilson, Kit-Yi Leung, Lucia Herrera-Dominguez, Sonia Sudiwala, Alberto Pessia, Peter T Clayton, Kevin Bryson, Vidya Velagapudi, Philippa B Mills, Athanasios Typas, Nicholas D E Greene, Filipe Cabreiro
Fluoropyrimidines are the first-line treatment for colorectal cancer, but their efficacy is highly variable between patients. We queried whether gut microbes, a known source of inter-individual variability, impacted drug efficacy. Combining two tractable genetic models, the bacterium E. coli and the nematode C. elegans, we performed three-way high-throughput screens that unraveled the complexity underlying host-microbe-drug interactions. We report that microbes can bolster or suppress the effects of fluoropyrimidines through metabolic drug interconversion involving bacterial vitamin B6, B9, and ribonucleotide metabolism...
April 20, 2017: Cell
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