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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318721/-physiology-of-the-visual-retinal-signal-from-phototransduction-to-the-visual-cycle
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REVIEW
C Salesse
The retinal photoreceptors (rods and cones) are responsible for light absorption and transduction of the signal, which is transmitted to the other retinal nerve cells and then to the brain. The chromophore of visual pigments of rods and cones is a particular isomer of a vitamin A derivative. Light absorption by this chromophore leads to its isomerization and to a phototransduction cascade, which results in photoreceptor hyperpolarization and cessation of glutamate secretion at their synaptic terminals. Phototransduction of cones and rods differs in their signal amplification and inactivation, which is consistent with their respective functions...
March 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318299/lithocholic-acid-a-new-emergent-protector-of-intestinal-calcium-absorption-under-oxidant-conditions
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Ana M Marchionatti, Adriana Pérez, María A Rivoira, Valeria A Rodríguez, Nori G Tolosa de Talamoni
LCA and 1,25(OH)2D3 are vitamin D receptor ligands with different binding affinity. The secosteroid stimulates intestinal Ca(2+) absorption. Whether LCA alters this process remains unknown. The aim of our work was to determine the effect of LCA on intestinal Ca(2+) absorption in the absence or presence of NaDOC, bile acid that inhibits the cation transport. The data show that LCA by itself did not alter intestinal Ca(2+) absorption, but prevented the inhibitory effect of NaDOC. The concomitant administration of LCA avoided the reduction of intestinal alkaline phosphatase activity caused by NaDOC...
March 20, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315682/n-terminal-domain-of-the-cholesterol-transporter-niemann-pick-c1-like-1-npc1l1-is-essential-for-%C3%AE-tocopherol-transport
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Jun Kamishikiryo, Misaki Haraguchi, Shunsuke Nakashima, Yuka Tasaka, Hiroe Narahara, Narumi Sugihara, Tetsuya Nakamura, Tetsuo Morita
Both cholesterol and α-tocopherol are essential lipophilic nutrients for humans and animals. Although cholesterol in excess causes severe problems such as coronary heart disease, it is a necessary component of cell membranes and is the precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones and bile acids. Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) is a cholesterol transporter that is highly expressed in the small intestine and liver in humans and plays an important role in cholesterol homeostasis. Cholesterol promotes NPC1L1 endocytosis, which is an early step in cholesterol uptake...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314428/nanostructuring-biomaterials-with-specific-activities-towards-digestive-enzymes-for-controlled-gastrointestinal-absorption-of-lipophilic-bioactive-molecules
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REVIEW
Paul Joyce, Catherine P Whitby, Clive A Prestidge
This review describes the development of novel lipid-based biomaterials that modulate fat digestion for the enhanced uptake of encapsulated lipophilic bioactive compounds (e.g. drugs and vitamins). Specific focus is directed towards analysing how key material characteristics affect the biological function of digestive lipases and manipulate lipolytic digestion. The mechanism of lipase action is a complex, interfacial process, whereby hydrolysis can be controlled by the ability for lipase to access and adsorb to the lipid-in-water interface...
November 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302014/role-of-hepcidin-25-in-chronic-kidney-disease-anemia-and-beyond
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Norishi Ueda, Kazuya Takasawa
Iron is an essential element for all living organisms, but produces toxic oxidants. Thus, iron homeostasis is tightly regulated in mammals. Hepcidin-25 (hepcidin) has emerged as a molecule that regulates iron metabolism. Binding of hepcidin to its receptor, ferroportin, inhibits intestinal iron absorption and iron efflux from hepatocytes and macrophages. Decreased hepcidin enhances iron absorption and efflux. Hepcidin could be predictive of iron status and the response to iron supplementation or erythropoietin-stimulating agents...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298266/metabolic-effects-of-inflammation-on-vitamin-a-and-carotenoids-in-humans-and-animal-models
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REVIEW
Lewis P Rubin, A Catharine Ross, Charles B Stephensen, Torsten Bohn, Sherry A Tanumihardjo
The association between inflammation and vitamin A (VA) metabolism and status assessment has been documented in multiple studies with animals and humans. The relation between inflammation and carotenoid status is less clear. Nonetheless, it is well known that carotenoids are associated with certain health benefits. Understanding these relations is key to improving health outcomes and mortality risk in infants and young children. Hyporetinolemia, i.e., low serum retinol concentrations, occurs during inflammation, and this can lead to the misdiagnosis of VA deficiency...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294976/vitamins-and-microelement-bioavailability-in-different-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Magdalena Jankowska, Bolesław Rutkowski, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) predisposes one to either deficiency or toxic excess of different micronutrients. The knowledge on micronutrients-specifically water-soluble vitamins and trace elements-in CKD is very limited. Consequently, current guidelines and recommendations are mostly based on expert opinions or poor-quality evidence. Abnormalities of micronutrient resources in CKD develop for several reasons. Dietary restrictions and anorexia lead to an insufficient micronutrient intake, while diuretics use and renal replacement therapy lead to their excessive losses...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291696/parenteral-vitamin-d-supplementation-is-superior-to-oral-in-vitamin-d-insufficient-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Awanindra Dwivedi, Balram Gupta, Shalbha Tiwari, Daliparthy D Pratyush, Saurabh Singh, Surya Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Oral vitamin D supplementation is better than parenteral in improving vitamin D deficiency in individuals with no systemic illness. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of oral and parenteral routes of vitamin D supplementation on circulating serum 25(OH) vitamin D level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Total 85 cases of with type 2 diabetes mellitus were screened for vitamin D status of which 71 patients were vitamin D insufficient/deficient...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290237/multiple-nutritional-factors-and-the-risk-of-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Shiqian Hu, Margaret P Rayman
Background Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (HT) is considered to be the most common autoimmune disease. It is currently accepted that genetic susceptibility, environmental factors and immune disorders contribute to its development. Regarding nutritional factors, evidence implicates high iodine intake, deficiencies of selenium and iron with a potential relevance of vitamin D status. To elucidate the role of nutritional factors in the risk, pathogenesis and treatment of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (HT), PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched for publications on iodine, iron, selenium and vitamin D and risk/treatment of HT...
March 14, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290186/phosphorus-and-other-aspects-of-ckd-mbd-in-the-conservative-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Anuja Shah
As the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases and the population ages, there is an imperative to offer cost effective and patient specific therapeutic options for the management of advanced CKD. In cases where there is a desire to avoid or delay renal replacement therapy, conservative options need to be defined and strategies for delaying the need for renal replacement therapy should be offered. CKD-mineral bone disorders (MBD) refers to the constellation of disturbances in abnormal bone and soft tissue calcification along with abnormalities, in phosphorus, calcium, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and FGF-23...
June 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284395/treatable-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-due-to-membrane-vitamin-transporters-deficiency
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Juan Darío Ortigoza Escobar, Belén Pérez Dueñas
B vitamins act as cofactors for strategic metabolic processes. The SLC19 gene family of solute carriers has a significant structural similarity, transporting substrates with different structure and ionic charge. Three proteins of this family are expressed ubiquitously and mediate the transport of 2 important water-soluble vitamins, folate, and thiamine. SLC19A1 transports folate and SLC19A2 and SLC19A3 transport thiamine. PCFT and FOLR1 ensure intestinal absorption and transport of folate through the blood-brain barrier and SLC19A25 transports thiamine into the mitochondria...
November 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282870/genetic-variations-associated-with-vitamin-a-status-and-vitamin-a-bioavailability
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REVIEW
Patrick Borel, Charles Desmarchelier
Blood concentration of vitamin A (VA), which is present as different molecules, i.e., mainly retinol and provitamin A carotenoids, plus retinyl esters in the postprandial period after a VA-containing meal, is affected by numerous factors: dietary VA intake, VA absorption efficiency, efficiency of provitamin A carotenoid conversion to VA, VA tissue uptake, etc. Most of these factors are in turn modulated by genetic variations in genes encoding proteins involved in VA metabolism. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and candidate gene association studies have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with blood concentrations of retinol and β-carotene, as well as with β-carotene bioavailability...
March 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281718/quantum-yield-for-the-photo-degradation-of-vitamin-d3
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Arjan van Dijk
Ultraviolet radiation can photodegrade vitamin D3 to suprasterol I, superasterol II and 5,6-transvitamin D3. The probability of the photodegradation of vitamin D3, after the absorption of one photon, is called the quantum yield. We estimated the quantum yield ϕ for all the degeneration reactions together on the basis of the results reported by Webb et al. (1989) for a degradation experiment on pure, tritiated vitamin D3 in methanol in sunlight. We find ϕ = (0.42 ± 0.1). This value of the quantum yield can be used to estimate the kinetics contribution from vitamin D3 degradation in exposure experiments and model calculations...
March 10, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274898/association-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-with-osteoporosis-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-case-controlled-study
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Abdullah Karataş, Gülşah Acar Yüceant, Turgut Yüce, Cemal Hacı, Işıl Taylan Cebi, Mehti Salviz
OBJECTIVE: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common type of vertigo caused by the peripheral vestibular system. The majority of cases are accepted as idiopathic. Calcium metabolism also plays a primary role in the synthesis/absorption of otoconia made of calcium carbonate and thus might be an etiological factor in the onset of BPPV. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of osteoporosis and vitamin D in the etiology of BPPV by comparing BPPV patients with hospital-based controls...
March 9, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265366/micronutrient-composition-and-acceptability-of-moringa-oleifera-leaf-fortified-dishes-by-children-in-ada-east-district-ghana
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Mary Glover-Amengor, Richmond Aryeetey, Edwin Afari, Alexander Nyarko
Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera), a green leafy vegetable, is a good source of minerals and vitamins which could be consumed as part of diet to improve human health and well-being. Drying M. oleifera leaves could make it readily available for use as a food fortificant. The objectives of the study were to determine micromineral and β -carotene content of dried M. oleifera leaves, and leaf-incorporated local dishes, and also assess school children's (4-12 yr) acceptability of dried M. oleifera leaf-incorporated local dishes and feasibility of introducing dried leaves into a school lunch menu...
March 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263435/anti-inflammatory-coatings-of-hernia-repair-meshes-a-pilot-study
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Dmitry Gil, James Rex, William Cobb, Vladimir Reukov, Alexey Vertegel
The current prevalence of postoperative chronic pain from hernioplasty procedures employing polymer mesh is close to 30%. Most of the researchers agree that oxidative stress, resulting from the release of oxidants and enzymes during acute inflammatory response, is a key factor in the development of posthernioplasty complications. This results in both the decrease of the biomechanical properties and stiffening of the polymer fibers of the mesh, leading to chronic pain. Moreover, enhanced activity of inflammatory cells can lead to an excessive deposition of connective tissue around the implant...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251655/the-vitamin-d-metabolite-ratio-vmr-as-a-predictor-of-functional-biomarkers-of-bone-health
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John Aloia, Melissa Fazzari, Albert Shieh, Ruban Dhaliwal, Mageda Mikhail, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Lou Ragolia
CONTEXT: The Vitamin D Metabolite Ratio (VMR) (Serum 24,25(OH)2 D3 /25(OH)D3 ) has been proposed as a biomarker of vitamin D sufficiency to replace serum 25(OH)D. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationships of 24,25(OH)2 D3 and VMR to functional biomarkers of bone health following vitamin D supplementation. SETTING: An ambulatory research center. DESIGN: Serum from a previous research study of dose-response of PTH, calcium absorption and bone turnover to vitamin D supplementation was analyzed for vitamin D metabolites (25(OH)D, 24,25(OH)2 D3 )...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249279/farnesoid-x-receptor-an-emerging-target-to-combat-obesity
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C Daniel De Magalhaes Filho, Michael Downes, Ronald M Evans
Obesity and its associated diseases, including type 2 diabetes, have reached epidemic levels worldwide. However, available treatment options are limited and ineffective in managing the disease. There is therefore an urgent need for the development of new pharmacological solutions. The bile acid (BA) Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) has recently emerged as an attractive candidate. Initially described for their role in lipid and vitamin absorption from diet, BAs are hormones with powerful effects on whole body lipid and glucose metabolism...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239320/status-of-serum-vitamin-b12-and-folate-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-china
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Shaozhong Huang, Jiayi Ma, Mingming Zhu, Zhihua Ran
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) primarily involves the intestinal tract and can affect vitamin absorption. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies in patients with IBD, and to identify the risk factors associated with abnormal serum vitamin B12 and folate levels. METHODS: We evaluated the medical records of 195 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and 62 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), and selected 118 healthy subjects for the control group...
January 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230720/role-of-vitamin-a-retinoic-acid-in-regulation-of-embryonic-and-adult-hematopoiesis
#20
REVIEW
Ana Cañete, Elena Cano, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli, Rita Carmona
Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient throughout life. Its physiologically active metabolite retinoic acid (RA), acting through nuclear retinoic acid receptors (RARs), is a potent regulator of patterning during embryonic development, as well as being necessary for adult tissue homeostasis. Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy increases risk of maternal night blindness and anemia and may be a cause of congenital malformations. Childhood Vitamin A deficiency can cause xerophthalmia, lower resistance to infection and increased risk of mortality...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
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