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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156743/hepatitis-c-virus-core-overcomes-all-trans-retinoic-acid-induced-apoptosis-in-human-hepatoma-cells-by-inhibiting-p14-expression-via-dna-methylation
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Juri Kwak, Jung-Hye Choi, Kyung Lib Jang
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), the most biologically active metabolite of vitamin A, is known to induce p14 expression via promoter hypomethylation to activate the p14-MDM2-p53 pathway, which leads to activation of the p53-dependent apoptotic pathway and subsequent induction of apoptosis in human hepatoma cells. In the present study, we found that hepatitis C virus (HCV) Core derived from ectopic expression or HCV infection overcomes ATRA-induced apoptosis in p53-positive hepatoma cells. For this effect, HCV Core upregulated both protein levels and enzyme activities of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), DNMT3a, and DNMT3b and thereby repressed p14 expression via promoter hypermethylation, resulting in inactivation of the pathway leading to p53 accumulation in the presence of ATRA...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156559/tocotrienols-a-family-of-molecules-with-specific-biological-activities
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REVIEW
Raffaella Comitato, Roberto Ambra, Fabio Virgili
Vitamin E is a generic term frequently used to group together eight different molecules, namely: α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocopherol and the corresponding tocotrienols. The term tocopherol and eventually Vitamin E and its related activity was originally based on the capacity of countering foetal re-absorption in deficient rodents or the development of encephalomalacia in chickens. In humans, Vitamin E activity is generally considered to be solely related to the antioxidant properties of the tocolic chemical structure...
November 18, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156454/site-selective-and-stereoselective-functionalization-of-non-activated-tertiary-c-h-bonds
#3
Kuangbiao Liao, Thomas C Pickel, Vyacheslav Boyarskikh, John Bacsa, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Huw M L Davies
The synthesis of complex organic compounds usually relies on controlling the reactions of the functional groups. In recent years, it has become possible to carry out reactions directly on the C-H bonds, previously considered to be unreactive. One of the major challenges is to control the site-selectivity because most organic compounds have many similar C-H bonds. The most well developed procedures so far rely on the use of substrate control, in which the substrate has one inherently more reactive C-H bond or contains a directing group or the reaction is conducted intramolecularly so that a specific C-H bond is favoured...
November 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156273/contribution-of-sun-exposure-to-the-vitamin-d-dose-received-by-various-groups-of-the-spanish-population
#4
Maria-Antonia Serrano
Although the harmful effects of excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation are well known, the recommended dose of UV radiation is beneficial for the synthesis of vitamin D by the skin, in addition to being useful in the treatment of various illnesses and mental problems. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin D performs important functions in the human organism, such as absorbing calcium and phosphorous and contributing to the immune system, among others. Several studies have found that a high percentage of various groups of the Spanish population suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and since very few natural foods contain vitamin D, it was considered important to determine whether groups such as schoolchildren, outdoor workers and athletes, receive enough solar radiation to produce adequate levels of vitamin D in their daily activities...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155884/the-importance-of-mean-time-in-therapeutic-range-for-complication-rates-in-warfarin-therapy-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
#5
Anne Sig Vestergaard, Flemming Skjøth, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Lars Holger Ehlers
BACKGROUND: \Anticoagulation is used for stroke prophylaxis in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, amongst other by use of the vitamin K antagonist, warfarin. Quality in warfarin therapy is often summarized by the time patients spend within the therapeutic range (percent time in therapeutic range, TTR). The correlation between TTR and the occurrence of complications during warfarin therapy has been established, but the influence of patient characteristics in that respect remains undetermined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155883/admixture-mapping-in-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-reveals-regions-of-genetic-associations-with-blood-pressure-traits
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Tamar Sofer, Leslie J Baier, Sharon R Browning, Timothy A Thornton, Gregory A Talavera, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Martha L Daviglus, Robert Hanson, Sayuko Kobes, Richard S Cooper, Jianwen Cai, Daniel Levy, Alex P Reiner, Nora Franceschini
Admixture mapping can be used to detect genetic association regions in admixed populations, such as Hispanics/Latinos, by estimating associations between local ancestry allele counts and the trait of interest. We performed admixture mapping of the blood pressure traits systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and pulse pressure (PP), in a dataset of 12,116 participants from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Hispanics/Latinos have three predominant ancestral populations (European, African, and Amerindian), for each of which we separately tested local ancestry intervals across the genome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155646/combination-treatment-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-and-all-trans-retinoic-acid-atra-inhibit-il-17-and-ror%C3%AE-t-gene-expression-in-pbmcs-of-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Ateke Mousavi Nasl-Khameneh, Abbas Mirshafiey, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Reza Chahardoli, Maryam Mahmoudi, Karim Parastouei, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
OBJECTIVES: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disorder with a complex autoimmune pathophysiology. Its initiation and progression correlate with IL-17 and the related transcription factor, RORγt. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is a bioactive derivative of vitamin A, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an active metabolite of omega-3 fatty acid; both have immunomodulatory effects in many immune disorders. This study investigated the effects of DHA and ATRA individually and in combination on IL-17 and RORγt gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients who were receiving interferon beta (IFN-β)...
November 18, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155557/wearable-nanoplasmonic-patch-detecting-sun-uv-exposure
#8
Jessica G Barajas-Carmona, Leydi Francisco-Aldana, Eden Morales-Narváez
Sun exposure is known to yield beneficial health outcomes, including synthesis of adequate levels of vitamin D, beneficial modulation of blood pressure and is a valuable factor in mental health care. However, the increasing incidence of sun/UV exposure-related illness, such as skin cancer, is seriously concerning public health authorities as well as the scientific community. Consequently, moderate sun/UV exposure is strongly recommended. A wearable nanoplasmonic patch whose original color changes upon sun exposure due to its UV-responsive capabilities that are visually detectable has been engineered...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155496/insulin-resistance-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
REVIEW
Hong Xu, Juan J Carrero
This review provides an overview of insulin resistance (IR) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). IR is a pathological state in which target tissues fail to respond normally to insulin. IR is understood as a consequence of CKD and its prevalence rises particularly in advanced CKD stages. Mechanisms leading to IR are complex and multifactorial, involving post-receptor signaling defects, unhealthy lifestyles, metabolic acidosis, inflammation, oxidative stress, vitamin D deficiency, anemia, and uremic toxicity, as shown by human and experimental studies over the last 30 years...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155243/the-24-25-to-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-ratio-and-fracture-risk-in-older-adults-the-cardiovascular-health-study
#10
Charles Ginsberg, Ronit Katz, Ian H de Boer, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Michel Chonchol, Michael G Shlipak, Mark J Sarnak, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Dena E Rifkin, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix
25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] may not optimally indicate vitamin D receptor activity. Higher concentrations of its catabolic product 24,25-dihydroxyvitmin D [24,25(OH)2D] and a higher ratio of 24,25(OH)2D to 25(OH)D (the vitamin D metabolite ratio [VMR]) may provide additional information on receptor activity. We compared the strength of associations of these markers with serum PTH concentrations, hip bone mineral density (BMD), and risk of incident hip fracture in community-living older participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study...
November 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154959/early-life-innate-immune-signatures-of-persistent-food-allergy
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Melanie R Neeland, Jennifer J Koplin, Thanh D Dang, Shyamali C Dharmage, Mimi L Tang, Susan L Prescott, Richard Saffery, David J Martino, Katrina J Allen
BACKGROUND: Food allergy naturally resolves in a proportion of food allergic children without intervention, however the underlying mechanisms governing the persistence or resolution of food allergy in childhood are not understood. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to define the innate immune profiles associated with egg allergy at one year of age, determine the phenotypic changes that occur with the development of natural tolerance in childhood and explore the relationship between early life innate immune function and serum vitamin D...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154815/vitamin-d-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Wei-Ling Huang, Jun Yang, Jian Yang, Hui-Bo Wang, Chao-Jun Yang, Ying Yang
OBJECTIVES: To research vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset atrial fibrillation(AF), we conducting a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched for English-language RCTs published before September 2016.We focus on the vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset AF. The outcomes assessed were vitamin D levels, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and Left atrium diameter...
November 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154507/relationship-between-selected-micronutrient-deficiencies-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-foot-ulcers-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Elizabeth Bosede Bolajoko, Olubayo Michael Akınosun, John Anetor, Kensese Sontin Mossanda
Background/aim: Micronutrients are indispensable in the prevention of diseases and maintenance of good health. Their deficiencies have been implicated in several diseases associated with oxidative stress (OS). This study aimed at investigating the levels of some vitamins and minerals in association with OS markers in diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Materials and methods: Seventy DFU patients and 50 apparently healthy volunteers (controls) were recruited for the study. Blood samples of 10 mL were collected after a 10-h overnight fast from each participant after obtaining their consent...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154172/association-between-b-vitamins-and-schizophrenia-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Bing Cao, Xiao-Yu Sun, Chuan-Bo Zhang, Jing-Jing Yan, Qian-Qian Zhao, Si-Yu Yang, Lai-Lai Yan, Ning-Hua Huang, Jing Zeng, Jie-Ying Liao, Jing-Yu Wang
To explore the association between schizophrenia and six types of B vitamins, including choline, biotin, riboflavin, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine and nicotinamide, based on the hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography column (HILIC) Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) platform. We conducted the case-control study between November 2015 and September 2016 in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. Blood samples from 128 cases of schizophrenia and 101 controls were collected, and B vitamin were measured by LC-MS coupled with HILIC...
November 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154065/does-nurses-role-health-or-symptoms-influence-their-personal-use-of-ingestible-complementary-and-alternative-medicines
#15
Sofia Dimitrelis, Lin Perry, Robyn Gallagher, Christine Duffield, David Sibbritt, Rachel Nicholls, Xiaoyue Xu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of work-related characteristics, health, health behaviours and symptoms on ingestible biologically-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use within the Australian nursing and midwifery workforce. BACKGROUND: CAM use is widespread worldwide, but there is little research into nurses' and midwives' personal use of ingestible CAM in Australia. METHODS: An online survey in 2014-15 used validated instruments and items to examine use of ingestible biologically-based CAM (herbs, foods and vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other supplements), and the health and work-related characteristics of 5041 nurses and midwives recruited through the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association and professional networks...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153845/identification-of-abc-transporters-acting-in-vitamin-b12-metabolism-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#16
Megan K McDonald, Julie-Anne Fritz, Dongxin Jia, Deborah Scheuchner, Floyd F Snyder, Avalyn Stanislaus, Jared Curle, Liang Li, Sally P Stabler, Robert H Allen, Paul E Mains, Roy A Gravel
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin, Cbl) is a micronutrient essential to human health. Cbl is not utilized as is but must go through complex subcellular and metabolic processing to generate two cofactor forms: methyl-Cbl for methionine synthase, a cytosolic enzyme; and adenosyl-Cbl for methylmalonyl-CoA mutase, a mitochondrial enzyme. Some 10-12 human genes have been identified responsible for the intracellular conversion of Cbl to cofactor forms, including genes that code for ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters acting at the lysosomal and plasma membranes...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153698/adolescent-pregnancy-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-in-patients-with-and-without-preeclampsia
#17
Felly Bakwa-Kanyinga, Edimárlei Gonsales Valério, Vera Lúcia Bosa, Cecília Ogando Alfama, Marianna Sperb, Edison Capp, Janete Vettorazzi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of preeclampsia (PE) in adolescents and to evaluate its association with risk factors for, and the occurrence of, adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. RESULTS: Of 3006 deliveries, 533 (17.7%) were from teenage mothers, with twenty-eight (5.3%) presenting PE; 17.8% of these cases were classed as severe. Vitamin and mineral supplementation was associated with the occurrence of PE (p=0.034). Puerperal complications and prematurity were more frequent in the PE group...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153679/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-from-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#18
Luciana Lourenço Gomes Dos Santos da Silva, Cláudia Saunders, Aline Bull Ferreira Campos, Gabriella Pinto Belfort, Patricia de Carvalho Padilha, Rosangela Alves Pereira, Rita Guérios Bornia
Pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) have a greater chance of developing Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) by the effect of insulin resistance in nitric oxide action.This study aims to describe factors associated with the development of HDP in pregnant women with GDM, assisted in a public maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study including 292 pregnant adult women with GDM assisted at Maternidade Escola of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153546/vitamin-d3-supplementation-and-the-il-2-il-2r-pathway-in-multiple-sclerosis-attenuation-of-progressive-disturbances
#19
Linda Rolf, Anne-Hilde Muris, Ruud Theunissen, Raymond Hupperts, Jan Damoiseaux, Joost Smolders
Vitamin D3 upregulates IL-2 receptor alpha (IL2RA, CD25)-expression on CD4(+) T cells in vitro. We investigated effects of 48-weeks vitamin D3 supplements on CD25-expression by CD4(+) T cells of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). There was no significant difference between the vitamin D3 (n=30) and placebo group (n=23) in IL2RA mRNA-expression by PBMC. Likewise, CD25 cell surface-expression by conventional or regulatory T cells (Treg) did not differ between groups, although Treg CD25-expression and circulating soluble-CD25 levels decreased significantly in the placebo but not vitamin D3-group...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153269/vitamin-d-pathway-gene-polymorphisms-influenced-vitamin-d-level-among-pregnant-women
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Bule Shao, Shuying Jiang, Xiamusiye Muyiduli, Shuojia Wang, Minjia Mo, Minchao Li, Zhaopin Wang, Yunxian Yu
AIMS: To explore the relationship between vitamin D pathway genes, gene-environment interactions and vitamin D level among southeast Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: 759 participants from Zhoushan Pregnant Women Cohort (ZPWC) study, were enrolled from August 2011 to April 2014 in China. Plasma 25(OH)D levels and genetic variants in vitamin D pathway (NADSYN1/DHCR7, GC, CYP3A4, CYP2R1, CYP27A1, CYP27B1, VDR, CYP24A1, and LRP2) were measured using the blood sample collected at the first trimester...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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