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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534301/effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-diabetic-neuropathy-and-other-geriatric-disorders
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G Sergi, S Pizzato, F Piovesan, C Trevisan, N Veronese, E Manzato
A long history of diabetes mellitus and increasing age are associated with the onset of diabetic neuropathy, a painful and highly disabling complication with a prevalence peaking at 50% among elderly diabetic patients. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a molecule derived from the acetylation of carnitine in the mitochondria that has an essential role in energy production. It has recently been proposed as a therapy to improve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ALC is widely distributed in mammalian tissues, including the brain, blood-brain barrier, brain neurons, and astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532831/cryosurvival-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-bovine-embryos-supplemented-with-l-carnitine-and-concurrent-reduction-of-fatty-acids
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E Held-Hoelker, S L Klein, F Rings, D Salilew-Wondim, M Saeed-Zidane, C Neuhoff, D Tesfaye, K Schellander, M Hoelker
Lipid accumulation is associated with reduced embryonic quality, causing limited survival after cryopreservation. Therefore, in the present study we aimed to reveal the effects of supplementation of a lipid reducing agent, l-carnitine and the removal of fatty acids during in vitro culture on the morphological as well as on the molecular level. To accomplish that, presumptive zygotes were cultured in 4 contrasting groups: namely SOFaa medium supplemented with BSA, (BSA), SOFaa medium supplemented with fatty acid free BSA (FAF), SOFaa medium supplemented with BSA as well as l-Carnitine (BSA + LC) and SOFaa medium concurrently supplemented with fatty acid free BSA and l-Carnitine (FAF + LC)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531771/preventive-effect-of-l-carnitine-and-its-derivatives-on-endothelial-dysfunction-and-platelet-aggregation
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REVIEW
Mohammad Mohammadi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Mohammad Alidoosti
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Oxidative stress plays an important role in platelet activation and endothelial dysfunction. Exogenous and endogenous reactive oxygen species are associated with platelet activation and vascular dysfunction. Antioxidants have been shown to attenuate oxidative stress and consequently endothelial dysfunction by preventing inflammation, regulating vascular tone, and promoting antiadhesive and antithrombotic properties. l-carnitine and its derivatives have been demonstrated to improve endothelial and platelet function against oxidative stress by several mechanisms, some of which cannot be found in other antioxidants...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523950/levocarnitine-and-vitamin-b-complex-for-the-treatment-of-pegaspargase-induced-hepatotoxicity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Alison Blackman, Alyssa Boutin, Alexei Shimanovsky, William J Baker, Nicholas Forcello
Asparaginase is a chemotherapeutic agent that is commonly used in combination with other medications for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An adverse effect of asparaginase includes hepatotoxicity, which can lead to severe liver failure and death. Several reports have documented successful treatment of asparaginase-induced hepatotoxicity using levocarnitine (l-carnitine) and vitamin B complex. Herein, we report a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that experienced acute liver injury following pegaspargase administration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523277/the-effect-of-l-carnitine-hypotaurine-and-taurine-supplementation-on-the-quality-of-cryopreserved-chicken-semen
#5
Agnieszka Partyka, Olga Rodak, Joanna Bajzert, Joanna Kochan, Wojciech Niżański
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of L-carnitine (LC), hypotaurine (HT), and taurine (T) on the quality of frozen-thawed chicken semen. Pooled semen samples were divided into seven aliquots (control, 1 mM LC, 5 mM LC, 1 mM HT, 10 mM HT, 1 mM T, and 10 mM T) and subjected to cryopreservation. Postthaw sperm motility was determined by IVOS system and sperm characteristics were assessed with fluorochromes and flow cytometry. The highest sperm motility and the highest percentage of viable sperm were in the HT1 group (P < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508995/l-carnitine-and-acetyl-l-carnitine-roles-and-neuroprotection-in-developing-brain
#6
Gustavo C Ferreira, Mary C McKenna
L-Carnitine functions to transport long chain fatty acyl-CoAs into the mitochondria for degradation by β-oxidation. Treatment with L-carnitine can ameliorate metabolic imbalances in many inborn errors of metabolism. In recent years there has been considerable interest in the therapeutic potential of L-carnitine and its acetylated derivative acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) for neuroprotection in a number of disorders including hypoxia-ischemia, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease and in conditions leading to central or peripheral nervous system injury...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499875/natural-zwitterionic-l-carnitine-as-efficient-cryoprotectant-for-solvent-free-cell-cryopreservation
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Hongwen Zhai, Jing Yang, Jiamin Zhang, Chao Pan, Nana Cai, Yingnan Zhu, Lei Zhang
Organic solvents, such as dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and glycerol, have been commonly used as cryoprotectants (CPAs) in cell cryopreservation. However, their cytotoxicity and need of complex freezing protocols have impeded their applications especially in clinical cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Trehalose has been explored as a natural CPA to cryopreserve cells, but its poor cell permeability frequently results in low cryopreservation efficacy. In this work, we presented that a natural zwitterionic molecule-l-carnitine-could serve as a promising CPA for solvent-free cryopreservation...
May 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498348/nutrients-turned-into-toxins-microbiota-modulation-of-nutrient-properties-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Raul Fernandez-Prado, Raquel Esteras, Maria Vanessa Perez-Gomez, Carolina Gracia-Iguacel, Emilio Gonzalez-Parra, Ana B Sanz, Alberto Ortiz, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Niño
In chronic kidney disease (CKD), accumulation of uremic toxins is associated with an increased risk of death. Some uremic toxins are ingested with the diet, such as phosphate and star fruit-derived caramboxin. Others result from nutrient processing by gut microbiota, yielding precursors of uremic toxins or uremic toxins themselves. These nutrients include l-carnitine, choline/phosphatidylcholine, tryptophan and tyrosine, which are also sold over-the-counter as nutritional supplements. Physicians and patients alike should be aware that, in CKD patients, the use of these supplements may lead to potentially toxic effects...
May 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497060/efficacy-and-safety-of-l-carnitine-treatment-for-chronic-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
REVIEW
Xiaolong Song, Huiyan Qu, Zongguo Yang, Jingfeng Rong, Wan Cai, Hua Zhou
Background. Whether additional benefit can be achieved with the use of L-carnitine (L-C) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) remains controversial. We therefore performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effects of L-C treatment in CHF patients. Methods. Pubmed, Ovid Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database, Wanfang database, Chinese Biomedical (CBM) database, and Chinese Science and Technology Periodicals database (VIP) until September 30, 2016, were identified...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481394/the-effect-of-intravenous-l-carnitine-on-vasospasm-process-in-the-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-model
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Ahmet Soyer, Murat Gokten, Kamil Oge, Figen Soylemezoglu
AIM: Cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study we examined the effects of L-carnitine on cerebral vasospasm process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups. Group 1 served as control; group 2 were not subjected to SAH and received intravenous L-carnitine 3 times; group 3 were subjected to SAH and group 4 were subjected to SAH and treated with 100 mg/kg intravenous L-carnitine at 0 24 and 48 hours after SAH...
March 25, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469156/impaired-renal-function-and-dysbiosis-of-gut-microbiota-contribute-to-increased-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Kai-Yu Xu, Geng-Hong Xia, Jun-Qi Lu, Mu-Xuan Chen, Xin Zhen, Shan Wang, Chao You, Jing Nie, Hong-Wei Zhou, Jia Yin
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The present study aimed to investigate the gut microbiota and blood trimethylamine-N-oxide concentration (TMAO) in Chinese CKD patients and explore the underlying explanations through the animal experiment. The median plasma TMAO level was 30.33 μmol/L in the CKD patients, which was significantly higher than the 2.08 μmol/L concentration measured in the healthy controls. Next-generation sequence revealed obvious dysbiosis of the gut microbiome in CKD patients, with reduced bacterial diversity and biased community constitutions...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452736/-action-of-l-carnitine-corvitin-and-their-combination-on-functional-state-of-liver-in-experimental-model-of-reye-syndrome-in-rats
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M Ghonghadze, N Antelava, K Liluashvili, M Okujava, K Pachkoria
Administration of Aacetylsalicylic acid in children with viral infections (influence B, chickenpox) can be related with development of Reye syndrome - severe encephalopathy and liver insufficiency with mortality in 50% of cases. During Reye syndrome most important is deficiency of carnitine and hepatocyte damage. Decreased amount of carnitine impairs the energy function of mitochondria and gluconeogenesis as well as production of urea. As a result develops toxic encephalopathy and liver insufficiency. The goal of the research was assessment of efficacy of L-Carnitine, Corvitin and their combination on functional state of liver in experimental model of Reye Syndrome in rats...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451084/effects-of-a-therapeutic-lifestyle-change-diet-and-supplementation-with-q10-plus-l-carnitine-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Hossein Sharifi, Mohammad Hassan Eftekhari, Mohammad Ali Ostovan, Abbas Rezaianazadeh
Introduction: Myocardial infarction (MI) has a deleterious effect on quality of life (QoL), which can affect cardiac prognosis after MI. Thus, new strategies have to be identified for improving the QoL. To our knowledge, no studies have been conducted on the impact of therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) diet and L-carnitine plus Q10 supplementation on QoL after MI. Methods: The study aimed to measure 128 MI patients' QoL using MacNew QoL questionnaire (global scales and physical, emotional, and social subscales) before and 3 months after the intervention...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445364/n-acetylcysteine-prevents-retrograde-motor-neuron-death-after-neonatal-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Joseph Catapano, Jennifer Zhang, David Scholl, Cameron Chiang, Tessa Gordon, Gregory H Borschel
BACKGROUND: Neuronal death may be an overlooked and unaddressed component of disability following neonatal nerve injuries, such as obstetric brachial plexus injury. N-acetylcysteine and acetyl-L-carnitine improve survival of neurons after adult nerve injury, but it is unknown whether they improve survival after neonatal injury, when neurons are most susceptible to retrograde neuronal death. The authors' objective was to examine whether N-acetylcysteine or acetyl-L-carnitine treatment improves survival of neonatal motor or sensory neurons in a rat model of neonatal nerve injury...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444774/protective-effect-of-l-carnitine-and-l-arginine-against-busulfan-induced-oligospermia-in-adult-rat
#15
A M Abd-Elrazek, O A H Ahmed-Farid
Busulfan is an anticancer drug caused variety of adverse effects for patients with cancer. But it could cause damage to the male reproductive system as one of its adverse effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of L-carnitine and L-arginine on semen quality, oxidative stress parameters and testes cell energy after busulfan treatment. Adult male rats were divided into four groups: control (Con), busulfan (Bus), busulfan plus L-arginine (Bus + L-arg) and busulfan plus L-carnitine (Bus + L-car)...
April 25, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436999/clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-evidence-based-use-of-integrative-therapies-during-and-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Heather Greenlee, Melissa J DuPont-Reyes, Lynda G Balneaves, Linda E Carlson, Misha R Cohen, Gary Deng, Jillian A Johnson, Matthew Mumber, Dugald Seely, Suzanna M Zick, Lindsay M Boyce, Debu Tripathy
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Patients with breast cancer commonly use complementary and integrative therapies as supportive care during cancer treatment and to manage treatment-related side effects. However, evidence supporting the use of such therapies in the oncology setting is limited. This report provides updated clinical practice guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology on the use of integrative therapies for specific clinical indications during and after breast cancer treatment, including anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life/physical functioning, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance...
April 24, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434257/ratio-of-serum-levels-of-ages-to-soluble-rage-is-correlated-with-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-non-diabetic-subjects
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Atsuko Tahara, Nobuhiro Tahara, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Akihiro Honda, Sachiyo Igata, Yoshikazu Nitta, Munehisa Bekki, Tomohisa Nakamura, Yoichi Sugiyama, Jiahui Sun, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Makiko Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kei Fukami, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Trimethylamine (TMA), an intestinal microflora-dependent metabolite formed from phosphatidylcholine- and L-carnitine-rich food, such as red meat, is further converted to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), which could play a role in cardiometabolic disease. Red meat-derived products are one of the major environmental sources of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that may also contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic disorders through the interaction with receptor for AGEs (RAGE). However, the relationship among AGEs, soluble form of RAGE (sRAGE) and TMAO in humans remains unclear...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433816/l-carnitine-prevents-memory-impairment-induced-by-chronic-rem-sleep-deprivation
#18
Karem H Alzoubi, Abeer M Rababa'h, Amani Owaisi, Omar F Khabour
Sleep deprivation (SD) negatively impacts memory, which was related to oxidative stress induced damage. L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound, synthesized endogenously in mammalian species and known to possess antioxidant properties. In this study, the effect of L-carnitine on learning and memory impairment induced by rapid eye movement sleep (REM-sleep) deprivation was investigated. REM-sleep deprivation was induced using modified multiple platform model (8h/day, for 6 weeks). Simultaneously, L-carnitine was administered (300mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for 6 weeks...
May 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425821/l-carnitine-supplementation-to-reverse-hyperammonemia-in-a-patient-undergoing-chronic-valproic-acid-treatment-a-case-report
#19
Cecilia Maldonado, Natalia Guevara, Alicia Silveira, Pietro Fagiolino, Marta Vázquez
Valproic acid is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant that has also gained attention in the psychiatric setting. With respect to safety, valproic acid may induce a seemingly rare condition, hyperammonemia, which can induce a wide variety of symptoms ranging from irritability to coma. The proposed mechanism of hyperammonemia involves depletion of carnitine and overproduction of a toxic metabolite, 4-en-valproic acid, both of which impair the urea cycle and thus ammonia elimination. Carnitine is a commonly used antidote for acute intoxication of valproic acid, but is not a therapeutic option for management of chronic adults with adverse effects related to valproic acid...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424167/rethinking-the-regulation-of-l-carnitine-transport-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-focus-on-the-role-of-ampk
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Da Xu, Guofeng You
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April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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