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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737925/lipid-bilayer-gated-mesoporous-silica-nanocarriers-for-tumor-targeted-delivery-of-zoledronic-acid-in-vivo
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Diti Desai, Jixi Zhang, Jouko Sandholm, Jaakko Lehtimäki, Tove Grönroos, Johanna Tuomela, Jessica M Rosenholm
Zoledronic acid (ZOL) is a nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate used for the treatment of bone diseases and calcium metabolism. Anticancer activity of ZOL has been established, but its extraskeletal effects are limited due to its rapid uptake and accumulation to bone hydroxyapatite. In this work, we report on the development of tethered lipid bilayer-gated mesoporous silica nanocarriers (MSNs) for the incorporation, retention and intracellular delivery of ZOL. The in vitro anticancer activity of ZOL-loaded nanocarriers was evaluated by cell viability assay and live-cell imaging...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735828/investigation-of-dietary-supplements-prevalence-as-complementary-therapy-comparison-between-hospitalized-psoriasis-patients-and-non-psoriasis-patients-correlation-with-disease-severity-and-quality-of-life
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Hadis Yousefzadeh, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Mahnaz Banihashemi, Maryam Rastin, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis patients are often displeased with traditional medical treatments and they may self-prescribe dietary supplements as an alternative or complementary treatments. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-medication of dietary supplements among psoriasis and non-psoriasis cases and its impact on disease severity and quality of life. DESIGN AND SETTING: This case-control study evaluated 252 records of psoriasis patients and 245 non-psoriasis cases...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735004/trna-conjugation-with-folic-acid-chitosan-conjugates
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P Chanphai, H A Tajmir-Riahi
The conjugation of tRNA with folic acid-chitosan conjugates was studied, using multiple spectroscopic methods and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Thermodynamic analysis ΔH -14 to -10 (KJ. Mol(-1)) and ΔS 14 to -1 (J. Mol(-1), K(-1)) showed tRNA-folic acid-chitosan bindings occur via H-bonding, hydrophobic and van der Waals contacts. The loading efficacy and the stability of tRNA conjugates were enhanced as folic acid-chitosan size increased. TEM analysis showed major tRNA morphological changes, upon folic acid-chitosan conjugation...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733112/distinctions-in-gene-specific-changes-in-dna-methylation-in-response-to-folic-acid-supplementation-between-women-with-normal-weight-and-obesity
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Hea Jin Park, Lynn B Bailey, Deanna C Shade, Dorothy B Hausman, Natalie M Hohos, Richard B Meagher, Gail Pa Kauwell, Richard D Lewis, Alicia K Smith
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity and maternal folate deficiency are associated with increased risk for neural tube defects (NTDs). Limited knowledge exists on the impact of folate status or obesity on DNA methylation of genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Women (18-35y) with normal weight (NW; BMI 18.5-24.9kg/m(2); n=12) and obesity (OB; BMI >30kg/m(2); n=6) were provided FA (800μg/d) for 8-weeks. Serum folate concentration and changes in DNA methylation across 2098 CpG sites in 91 genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism were examined...
July 18, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731321/conjugation-dependent-interaction-of-folic-acid-with-folate-binding-protein
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Rachel Leah Merzel, Carolina Frey, Junjie Chen, Rachel Garn, Mallory A van Dongen, Casey A Dougherty, Ananda Kandaluru, Philip S Low, E Neil G Marsh, Mark M Banaszak Holl
Serum proteins play a critical role in the transport, uptake, and efficacy of targeted drug therapies, and here we investigate the interactions between folic acid-polymer conjugates and serum folate binding protein (FBP), the soluble form of the cellular membrane-bound folate receptor. We demonstrate that both choice of polymer and method of ligand conjugation affect the interactions between folic acid-polymer conjugates and serum FBP, resulting in changes in the folic acid-induced protein aggregation process...
July 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728599/a-phase-iii-randomized-two-armed-double-blind-parallel-active-controlled-and-non-inferiority-clinical-trial-to-compare-efficacy-and-safety-of-biosimilar-adalimumab-cinnora%C3%A2-to-the-reference-product-humira%C3%A2-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Farhad Gharibdoost, Mahdi Vojdanian, Soosan G Soroosh, Mohsen Soroush, Arman Ahmadzadeh, Mohammad Ali Nazarinia, Mohammad Mousavi, Hadi Karimzadeh, Mohammad Reza Shakibi, Zahra Rezaieyazdi, Maryam Sahebari, Asghar Hajiabbasi, Ali Asghar Ebrahimi, Najmeh Mahjourian, Amin Mohammadinejad Rashti
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare efficacy and safety of test-adalimumab (CinnoRA®, CinnaGen, Iran) to the innovator product (Humira®, AbbVie, USA) in adult patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, non-inferiority trial, a total of 136 patients with active RA were randomized to receive 40 mg subcutaneous injections of either CinnoRA® or Humira® every other week, while receiving methotrexate (15 mg/week), folic acid (1 mg/day), and prednisolone (7...
July 20, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728571/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-preterm-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-rural-chinese-population
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Shi Chen, Rong Zhu, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Yu Jiang, Bill Q Lian, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shi-Kun Zhang, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA) are strong indicators of neonatal adverse outcomes. With the growing importance of preterm SGA infants, we aim to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for preterm SGA in China. METHOD: We analyzed the data of parents and infants from a population-based cohort research of the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project (NPCP) in rural China. Only singleton live births that occurred between 24 weeks +0 days and 36 weeks +6 days of pregnancy were included in this study...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724658/a-daily-dose-of-5-mg-folic-acid-for-90-days-is-associated-with-increased-serum-unmetabolized-folic-acid-and-reduced-natural-killer-cell-cytotoxicity-in-healthy-brazilian-adults
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Clovis Paniz, Juliano Felix Bertinato, Maylla Rodrigues Lucena, Eduardo De Carli, Patrícia Mendonça da Silva Amorim, Guilherme Wataru Gomes, Cecília Zanin Palchetti, Maria Stella Figueiredo, Christine M Pfeiffer, Zia Fazili, Ralph Green, Elvira Maria Guerra-Shinohara
Background: The effects of high-dose folic acid (FA) supplementation in healthy individuals on blood folate concentrations and immune response are unknown.Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of daily consumption of a tablet containing 5 mg FA on serum folate; number and cytotoxicity of natural killer (NK) cells; mRNA expression of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), interferon γ (IFNG), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFA), and interleukin 8 (IL8) genes; and concentrations of serum inflammatory markers...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724657/prenatal-lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-do-not-affect-pregnancy-or-childbirth-complications-or-cesarean-delivery-in-bangladesh-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-effectiveness-trial
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Malay K Mridha, Susana L Matias, Rina Rani Paul, Sohrab Hussain, Mostofa Sarker, Mokbul Hossain, Janet M Peerson, Stephen A Vosti, Kathryn G Dewey
Background: Pregnancy and childbirth complications and cesarean delivery are common in Bangladesh.Objective: We evaluated the effect of lipid-based nutrient supplements for pregnant and lactating women (LNS-PL) on pregnancy and childbirth complications and cesarean delivery.Methods: We conducted the Rang-Din Nutrition Study, a cluster-randomized controlled effectiveness trial within a community health program in rural Bangladesh. We enrolled 4011 pregnant women in early pregnancy. Women in 48 clusters received iron and folic acid (IFA; 60 mg Fe + 400 μg folic acid/d) and women in 16 clusters received LNS-PL (20 g/d, 118 kcal) containing essential fatty acids and 22 vitamins and minerals...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724645/effect-of-maternal-high-dosages-of-folic-acid-supplements-on-neurocognitive-development-in-children-at-4-5-years-of-age-the-prospective-birth-cohort-infancia-y-medio-ambiente-inma-study
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Desirée Valera-Gran, Eva M Navarrete-Muñoz, Manuela Garcia de la Hera, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Adonina Tardón, Jesús Ibarluzea, Nekane Balluerka, Mario Murcia, Llúcia González-Safont, Dora Romaguera, Jordi Julvez, Jesús Vioque
Background: The benefits of the use of folic acid supplements (FASs) during the periconception period to prevent neural tube defects and to ensure normal brain development in offspring are well known. There is concern, however, about the long-term effects of the maternal use of high dosages of FASs that exceed the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) (≥1000 μg/d) on child neurocognitive outcomes.Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the association between the use of high dosages of FASs during pregnancy and child neuropsychological development at ages 4-5 y...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724178/could-myo-inositol-soft-gel-capsules-outperform-clomiphene-in-inducing-ovulation-results-of-a-pilot-study
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A-L Rolland, M Peigné, P Plouvier, A Dumont, S Catteau-Jonard, D Dewailly
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance is known to worsen polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The management of insulin resistance is crucial in the treatment of PCOS and insulin-sensitizing molecule as myo-inositol (MYO) seems to have promising effects. The aim of our pilot study was to study whether supplementation with MYO can improve patients' sensitivity to clomiphene citrate (CC) in terms of ovulation and pregnancy rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 26 patients with PCOS, eligible to ovulation induction with CC...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724173/a-comparative-study-between-myo-inositol-and-metformin-in-the-treatment-of-insulin-resistant-women
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K Nas, L Tűű
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) is a common disorder, which can impair female fertility and is characterized by phenotypic heterogeneity. Life-style treatment and insulin sensitizers are commonly used in the management of women with IR and consequent hyperinsulinemia, in order to restore the normal endocrinological and clinical parameters. Metformin (MET) is considered one of the first approaches to this pathology but new evidences are showing promising results using myo-inositol (MYO) in the management of this pathology...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723303/folate-serum-levels-in-italian-women-entering-an-in-vitro-fertilization-program
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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/28723213/dual-functional-core-shell-fluorescent-ag2s-carbon-nanostructure-for-selective-assay-of-e-coli-o157-h7-and-bactericidal-treatment
#15
Ning Wang, Xing Wei, An-Qi Zheng, Ting Yang, Ming-Li Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
A dual functional fluorescent core-shell Ag2S@Carbon nanostructure is prepared by a hydrothermally assisted multi-amino synthesis approach with folic acid (FA), polyethylenimine (PEI), and mannoses (Mans) as carbon and nitrogen sources (FA-PEI-Mans-Ag2S nanocomposite shortly as Ag2S@C). The nanostructure exhibits strong fluorescent emission at λex/λem = 340/450 nm with a quantum yield of 12.57 ± 0.52%. Ag2S@C is bound to E. coli O157:H7 via strong interaction with the Mans moiety in Ag2S@C with FimH proteins on the fimbriae tip in E...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722335/protective-effects-of-folic-acid-on-pm2-5-induced-cardiac-developmental-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos-by-targeting-ahr-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathways
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Cong Yue, Cheng Ji, Hang Zhang, Leshuai W Zhang, Jian Tong, Yan Jiang, Tao Chen
Our previous observations indicated that extractable organic matter (EOM) from PM2.5 induced malformations in the heart of zebrafish embryos by activating AhR and inhibiting canonical Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway. As a nutritional factor, folic acid (FA) is reported to prevent cardiac defects during embryo development. Hence, we hypothesize that FA may prevent PM2.5-induced heart defects by interfering with AhR and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways. Our results showed that FA supplementation alleviated the EOM-induced heart defects in zebrafish embryos, and both AhR inhibitor CH223191 and Wnt activator CHIR99021 enhanced the protective efficiency of FA...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721345/effects-of-a-low-fodmap-diet-and-specific-carbohydrate-diet-on-symptoms-and-nutritional-adequacy-of-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-preliminary-results-of-a-single-blinded-randomized-trial
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Massimo Vincenzi, Irene Del Ciondolo, Elisa Pasquini, Katia Gennai, Barbara Paolini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: IBS is the most common functional disease of the low gastrointestinal tract. Recently, the interest towards a diet approach has increased, for example, a diet with low content of fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs). The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficacy of a low FODMAP diet and a specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) conducted for 3 months on symptoms and to evaluate the deficiencies of vitamin D and folic acid in patients affected by IBS, matching the Rome IV criteria...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718286/functionalized-selenium-nanosystem-as-radiation-sensitizer-of-125i-seeds-for-precise-cancer-therapy
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Yahui Yang, Qiang Xie, Zhennan Zhao, Lizhen He, Leung Chan, Yingxiang Liu, Yongle Chen, Mingjun Bai, Tao Pan, Yanni Qu, Long Ling, Tianfeng Chen
Although radiotherapy has been extensively applied in cancer treatment, external beam radiation therapy is still difficult to avoid damage to adjacent normal tissues in the process of delivering a sufficient radiation dose to the tumor sites of patients. To overcome this limitation, chemoradiotherapy, as a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy of radioactive seed, has been proposed to decrease the damage for tumor surrounding tissues and enhance the radiosensitivity of solid tumors. In the study, we designed and synthesized folic acid-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (FA@SeNPs) as cancer-targeting agent, which could be synergistically enhanced by the radioactive 125I seeds to realize anticancer efficacy and inhibited colony formation ability...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718265/haemoglobinuria-and-portal-venous-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
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Zain Ul Abideen, Munnam Sohail Jafar, Nasir Hameed, Ahmad Malik
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a non-malignant stem cell disorder due to acquired somatic mutations in cell surface anchored proteins CD55 and CD59. Both have a compliment inhibitory role and their deficiency leads to intravascular haemolysis. This paper reports a challenging case of a 25 years old male who presented with generalized weakness, exertional dyspnoea and episodic early morning haematuria. Recently, he started developing progressive abdominal distention and dull generalized abdominal pain...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717270/antioxidant-therapy-in-idiopathic-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
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Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (iOAT) is commonly encountered during the evaluation of men with infertility. Antioxidants have been utilized empirically in the treatment of iOAT based on their ability to reverse oxidative stress (OS)-induced sperm dysfunction often encountered in this patient population. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE/PubMed, focusing on publications of antioxidant therapies for iOAT. The main objective of our review article was to report the rationale and available evidence supporting the use of antioxidants...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
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