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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079870/impact-of-l-carnitine-supplementation-on-metabolic-profiles-in-premature-infants
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R H Clark, D H Chace, A R Spitzer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the influence that of l-carnitine supplementation on acylcarnitine (AC) profiles and hospital outcomes in premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a secondary analysis of previously reported work. Metabolic profiles were obtained using standard newborn techniques on infants born between 23 and 31 completed weeks of gestation. The profiles were drawn within the first 24 h after birth and on approximately days 7, 28 and 42 of life, or at the time of discharge...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070248/childhood-cardiomyopathies-a-study-in-tertiary-care-hospital-in-upper-egypt
#2
Mohamed Abd Elaal Bakeet, Montaser Mohamed Mohamed, Ahmed Ahmed Allam, Rania Gamal
INTRODUCTION: Cardiomyopathy (CMP) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a disease of the myocardium associated with cardiac dysfunction. An understanding of CMP is very important, as it is a common cause of heart failure in children, and the most common indication for heart transplantation in children older than one year, but data on CMP in Egypt are scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the number, risk factors, clinical presentation, complications and outcome of different types of childhood cardiomyopathies in Sohag University Hospital...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065453/protective-effects-of-l-carnitine-against-delayed-graft-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Atefeh Jafari, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Alireza Abdollahi, Azadeh Moghaddas
OBJECTIVE: Delayed graft function (DGF) is an early complication after deceased donor kidney transplantation with significant adverse effects on graft outcomes. Ischemia-reperfusion injury during transplantation is a major cause of DGF. Tissue concentrations of carnitine, an antioxidant and regulator of cellular energy supply, decrease in the kidney following ischemia-reperfusion insult. Based on promising animal data, this study evaluated the possible protective effect of L-carnitine against DGF...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056548/l-carnitine-contributes-to-enhancement-of-neurogenesis-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-pka-pathway
#4
Ezzatollah Fathi, Raheleh Farahzadi, Hojjatollah N Charoudeh
The identification of factors capable of enhancing neurogenesis has great potential for cellular therapies in neurodegenerative diseases. Multiple studies have shown the neuroprotective effects of L-carnitine (LC). This study determined whether neuronal differentiation of rat adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) can be activated by LC. In this study, protein kinase A (PKA) and Wnt/β-catenin pathways were detected to show if this activation was due to these pathways. The expression of LC-induced neurogenesis markers in ADSCs was characterized using real-time PCR...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054002/data-on-pharmacological-applications-and-hypothermia-protection-against-in-vitro-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-related-neurodegeneration-of-adult-rat-ca1-region
#5
Pınar Öz, Hale Saybaşılı
In this data article, the level of chemical neuroprotection against oxygen-glucose-deprivation (OGD)-related neurodegeneration in CA1 was analyzed using the measurements on CA1 stratum pyramidale (CA1sp) width. Adult rat hippocampal slices were incubated in OGD medium for 60 min to create a model for severe ischemic conditions. Alternatively, control slices were incubated in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (ACSF) for 60 min. A study of OGD induced neurodegeneration and partial prevention by pharmacological agents reported; baclofen, memantine and l-carnitine effects were included...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044994/influence-of-l-carnitine-on-stored-rat-blood-a-study-on-plasma
#6
Carl Hsieh, Vani Rajashekharaiah
OBJECTIVE: Plasma acts as a good indicator of oxidative stress in blood. L-carnitine is an antioxidant that reduces metabolic stress in cells, thereby providing a protective effect against oxidative stress. L-carnitine as an additive in storage has not been explored. Thus, this study attempts to analyze the role of L-carnitine in blood storage solution, Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Adenine (CPDA)-1 through oxidative stress (OS) markers - antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation...
December 30, 2016: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043370/assessment-of-the-effect-of-adding-l-carnitine-and-or-resveratrol-to-maturation-medium-before-vitrification-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-matured-calf-oocytes
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José Felipe Sprícigo, Roser Morató, Núria Arcarons, Marc Yeste, Margot Alves Dode, Manuel López-Bejar, Teresa Mogas
Cryopreservation may lead bovine oocytes to undergo morphological changes and functional damage due to the high-lipid content in the cytoplasm and the formation of reactive oxygen species. Against this background, the present study aimed to improve the cryotolerance and developmental competence of prepubertal calf oocytes by adding L-carnitine (LC) and/or resveratrol (R) to the IVM medium, as the former is involved in lipid metabolism and both are able to scavenge reactive oxygen species. With this purpose, different quality and functional oocyte parameters, such as spindle and chromosome configuration, DNA integrity, caspase activity, and the profile of genes involved in lipid metabolism and oxidative stress were evaluated in IVM bovine oocytes before or after vitrification/warming...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042051/l-carnitine-is-a-survival-factor-for-chilled-storage-of-rooster-semen-for-a-long-time
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A Fattah, M Sharafi, R Masoudi, A Shahverdi, V Esmaeili
Rooster sperm is sensitive to cooling, which restricts procedures to store sperms for extended periods of time for artificial insemination of commercial flocks. This study was conducted to evaluate the suitability of adding L-carnitine (LC) to chilled-storage of rooster sperm and its effects on sperm quality parameters and its fertility potential during storage at 5 °C. Pooled semen from roosters were divided into six equal aliquots and diluted with media supplemented with different concentrations of LC (0, 0...
December 29, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038897/herbal-supplements-association-with-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
#9
Isabel Costa, Marcelo D Mendonça, Vera Cruz E Silva, Sofia Calado, Miguel Viana-Baptista
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a clinico-radiologic syndrome characterized by thunderclap headache and reversible multifocal arterial constrictions that resolves within 3 months. RCVS can be either spontaneous or related to a trigger; vasoactive drugs including over-the-counter medicine are common culprits. Nevertheless, there are sparse data on the association of herbal supplements in the genesis of unexplained RCVS. METHODS: We describe a case of RCVS with a temporal association with the consumption of a diet pill composed of green tea, L-carnitine, and conjugated linoleic acid...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032304/l-carnitine-reduces-susceptibility-to-bupivacaine-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#10
Gail K Wong, Carolyne Pehora, Mark W Crawford
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute administration of L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv on susceptibility to bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. METHODS: In the first of two experiments, L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv (n = 10) or saline iv (n = 10) was administered to anesthetized and mechanically ventilated Sprague-Dawley rats following which an infusion of bupivacaine 2.0 mg·kg(-1)·min(-1) iv was given until asystole occurred...
December 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000945/histopathological-and-biochemical-comparisons-of-the-protective-effects-of-amifostine-and-l-carnitine-against-radiation-induced-acute-testicular-toxicity-in-rats
#11
T Aktoz, M Caloglu, V Yurut-Caloglu, O Yalcin, N Aydogdu, D Nurlu, E Arda, O Inci
The aim of this study was to compare the radioprotective efficacies of amifostine (AMI) and l-carnitine (LC) against radiation-induced acute testicular damage. Thirty Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned to four groups: control (n = 6), AMI plus radiotherapy (RT) (n = 8), LC plus RT (n = 8) and RT group (n = 8). The rats were irradiated with a single dose of 20 Gy to the scrotal field. LC (300 mg/kg) and AMI (200 mg/kg) were given intraperitoneally 30 min before irradiation. The mean seminiferous tubule diameters (MSTDs) were calculated...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983947/l-carnitine-in-rooster-semen-cryopreservation-flow-cytometric-biochemical-and-motion-findings-for-frozen-thawed-sperm
#12
A Fattah, M Sharafi, R Masoudi, A Shahverdi, V Esmaeili
Rooster semen cryopreservation is not efficient for artificial insemination in breeder flocks. lL-carnitine (LC) has been evaluated for effectiveness in cryopreservation media on the characteristics of rooster sperm after freeze-thawing. Motility characteristics, membrane functionality, abnormal morphology, apoptotic like changes, mitochondria activity and lipid peroxidation of rooster sperms were assessed after freeze-thawing with different concentrations of LC in Beltsville medium. Semen samples were collected from 12 roosters, twice a week, and diluted in the extenders that contained different concentrations of LC...
October 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975173/acetyl-l-carnitine-via-upegulating-dopamine-d1-receptor-and-attenuating-microglial-activation-prevents-neuronal-loss-and-improves-memory-functions-in-parkinsonian-rats
#13
Sonu Singh, Akanksha Mishra, Neha Srivastava, Rakesh Shukla, Shubha Shukla
Parkinson's disease is accompanied by nonmotor symptoms including cognitive impairment, which precede the onset of motor symptoms in patients and are regulated by dopamine (DA) receptors and the mesocorticolimbic pathway. The relative contribution of DA receptors and astrocytic glutamate transporter (GLT-1) in cognitive functions is largely unexplored. Similarly, whether microglia-derived increased immune response affects cognitive functions and neuronal survival is not yet understood. We have investigated the effect of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) on cognitive functions and its possible underlying mechanism of action in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced hemiparkinsonian rats...
December 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943151/l-carnitine-significantly-decreased-aging-of-rat-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Halimeh Mobarak, Ezzatollah Fathi, Raheleh Farahzadi, Nosratollah Zarghami, Sara Javanmardi
Mesenchymal stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to divide continuously and tissue regeneration potential during the transplantation. Aging and loss of cell survival, is one of the main problems in cell therapy. Since the production of free radicals in the aging process is effective, the use of antioxidant compounds can help in scavenging free radicals and prevent the aging of cells. The aim of this study is evaluate the effects of L-carnitine (LC) on proliferation and aging of rat adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (rADSC)...
December 10, 2016: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938594/-clinical-biochemical-and-gene-mutation-characteristics-of-short-chain-acyl-coenzyme-a-dehydrogenase-deficiency-by-neonatal-screening
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X W Huang, Y Zhang, J B Yang, F Hong, G L Qian, F Tong, H Q Mao, X L Huang, X L Zhou, R L Yang, Z Y Zhao
Objective: To investigate the incidence, clinical, biochemical and gene mutation characteristics of short chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency (SCADD). Method: From January, 2009 to October, 2015, a retrospective analysis of the urine organic acids and acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (ACADS) gene mutation characteristics of patients diagnosed as SCADD by newborn screening using tandem mass spectrometry in Department of Genetics and Metabolism (Newborn screening Center of Zhejiang Province), Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine...
December 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938385/comparison-of-the-effect-of-a-combination-of-eight-micronutrients-versus-a-standard-mono-preparation-on-sperm-parameters
#16
Markus Lipovac, Florian Bodner, Martin Imhof, Peter Chedraui
BACKGROUND: There are reports showing that l-carnitine alone or in combination with other micronutrients improve sperm parameters. However, comparative studies are still lacking. This study was carried out to compare the short term effects of a combination of eight micronutrients including l-carnitine vs. a mono-substance (l-carnitine alone) on sperm parameters. METHODS: This was a prospective, open-labelled, nonrandomized study that included male subjects (20 to 60 years) with at least 1 year of subfertility and at least one pathological semen analysis who received 3 months treatment with a mono-substance (500 mg l-carnitine/twice a day, n = 156) or a combined compound (440 mg l-carnitine + 250 mg l-arginine + 40 mg zinc + 120 mg vitamin E + 80 mg glutathione + 60 μg selenium + 15 mg coenzyme Q10 + 800 μg folic acid/once a day, n = 143) for the same time period...
December 9, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935992/intense-exercise-and-aerobic-conditioning-associated-with-chromium-or-l-carnitine-supplementation-modified-the-fecal-microbiota-of-fillies
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Maria Luiza Mendes de Almeida, Walter Heinz Feringer, Júlia Ribeiro Garcia Carvalho, Isadora Mestriner Rodrigues, Lilian Rezende Jordão, Mayara Gonçalves Fonseca, Adalgiza Souza Carneiro de Rezende, Antonio de Queiroz Neto, J Scott Weese, Márcio Carvalho da Costa, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos, Guilherme de Camargo Ferraz
Recent studies performed in humans and rats have reported that exercise can alter the intestinal microbiota. Athletic horses perform intense exercise regularly, but studies characterizing horse microbiome during aerobic conditioning programs are still limited. Evidence has indicated that this microbial community is involved in the metabolic homeostasis of the host. Research on ergogenic substances using new sequencing technologies have been limited to the intestinal microbiota and there is a considerable demand for scientific studies that verify the effectiveness of these supplements in horses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935219/the-influence-of-a-chronic-l-carnitine-administration-on-the-plasma-metabolome-of-male-fischer%C3%A2-344-rats
#18
Christoph H Weinert, Michael T Empl, Ralf Krüger, Lara Frommherz, Björn Egert, Pablo Steinberg, Sabine E Kulling
SCOPE: L-carnitine has been advertised as a fat-lowering and performance-enhancing supplement, although scientific evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The uptake of about 1-2 g of L-carnitine per day may result in the formation of metabolites like trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), which in turn may be converted to potential carcinogens or promote the development of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: To assess whether an L-carnitine supplementation changes overall metabolism or causes the formation of previously unknown metabolites, we analyzed plasma samples from Fischer 344 rats originating from a previous study 2 using a multi-platform metabolomics approach comprising LC-MS/MS and GC×GC-MS methods...
December 9, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933994/serum-metabolomics-analysis-of-quercetin-against-acrylamide-induced-toxicity-in-rats
#19
Shuang Yang, Can Cao, Shuai Chen, Liyan Hu, Wei Bao, Haidan Shi, Xiujuan Zhao, Changhao Sun
The current study aimed to investigate whether quercetin plays a protective role in acrylamide (AA)-induced toxicity using a metabolomics approach. Rats were randomly divided into groups as follows: control, treated with AA [5 mg/kg body weight (bw)], treated with different dosages of quercetin (10 and 50 mg/kg bw, respectively), and treated with two dosages of quercetin plus AA. After a 16 week treatment, rat serum was collected for metabolomics analysis. Biochemical tests and examination of liver histopathology were further conducted to verify metabolic alterations...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931027/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-young-cancer-patients-the-role-of-carnitine
#20
Saro H Armenian
While the increased rates of survival in childhood cancers have increased progressively in recent decades, many childhood cancer survivors will have at least one chronic health condition within 40 years of age. In this regard, cardiovascular complications have emerged as a leading cause of long-term morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of childhood cancer, likely due to exposure to anthracycline chemotherapy, and outcomes in patients with anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy remain poor. Some progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms at the basis of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy, which appear to involve generation of reactive oxygen species, leading to mitochondrial dysfunction, followed by myocyte apoptosis and maladaptive left ventricular remodeling...
2016: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
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