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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731851/the-frequency-of-occurrence-of-fish-shaped-red-blood-cells-in-different-haematologic-disorders
#1
Christoph Robier, Carolin Körber, Franz Quehenberger, Manfred Neubauer, Albert Wölfler
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBC) resembling the silhouette of a fish are rarely observed in peripheral blood (PB) smears. In this study, we determined the frequency of occurrence of fish-shaped RBC in different haematologic diseases. METHODS: We examined PB smears of patients with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) (n=23), β-thalassaemia minor (BTM) (n=30), sickle cell disease (SCD) (n=7), autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) (n=13), microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) (n=11), hereditary sphaerocytosis (HS) (n=4), hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) (n=3), vitamin B12 and folate deficiency (n=15), anaemia in liver disease (LD) (n=17), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n=15), acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (n=29), chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) (n=18), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (n=12), chronic myelo-monocytic leukaemia (CMML) (n=15) and 21 healthy controls by light microscopy for the occurrence of fish-shaped erythrocytes...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718091/nutritional-and-micronutrient-care-of-bariatric-surgery-patients-current-evidence-update
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REVIEW
Michael A Via, Jeffrey I Mechanick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The continued success of bariatric surgery to treat obesity and obesity-associated metabolic conditions creates a need for a strong understanding of clinical nutrition both before and after these procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgically induced alteration of gastrointestinal physiology can affect the nutrition of individuals, especially among those who have undergone malabsorptive procedures. While uncommon, a subset of patients may develop protein-calorie malnutrition...
July 17, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710276/atp-binding-and-hydrolysis-disrupts-the-high-affinity-interaction-between-the-heme-abc-transporter-hmuuv-and-its-cognate-substrate-binding-protein
#3
Hiba Qasem Abdullah, Michal Perach, Nurit Livnat-Levanon, Oded Lewinson
Using the energy of ATP hydrolysis ABC transporters catalyze the trans-membrane transport of molecules. In bacteria they partner with a high affinity substrate binding protein (SBP) to import essential micronutrients. ATP binding by Type-I ABC transporters (importers of amino acids, sugars, peptides, small ions) stabilizes the interaction between the transporter and the SBP, thus allowing transfer of the substrate from the latter to the former. In Type-II ABC transporters (importers of trace elements, e.g., vitamin B12, heme, iron-siderophores) the role of ATP remains debatable...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708674/chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-review-of-recent-findings
#4
Peggy Y Kim, Carrie E Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common, frequently chronic condition characterized by pain and decreased function. Given the growing number of cancer survivors and an increasing recognition of opioid therapy limitations, there is a need for critical analysis of the literature in directing an informed and thoughtful approach for the management of painful CIPN. RECENT FINDINGS: A PubMed search for 'chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy AND pain' identifies 259 publications between 1 January 2016 and 31 March 2017...
July 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700571/open-and-closed-structures-reveal-allostery-and-pliability-in-the-hiv-1-envelope-spike
#5
Gabriel Ozorowski, Jesper Pallesen, Natalia de Val, Dmitry Lyumkis, Christopher A Cottrell, Jonathan L Torres, Jeffrey Copps, Robyn L Stanfield, Albert Cupo, Pavel Pugach, John P Moore, Ian A Wilson, Andrew B Ward
For many enveloped viruses, binding to a receptor(s) on a host cell acts as the first step in a series of events culminating in fusion with the host cell membrane and transfer of genetic material for replication. The envelope glycoprotein (Env) trimer on the surface of HIV is responsible for receptor binding and fusion. Although Env can tolerate a high degree of mutation in five variable regions (V1-V5), and also at N-linked glycosylation sites that contribute roughly half the mass of Env, the functional sites for recognition of receptor CD4 and co-receptor CXCR4/CCR5 are conserved and essential for viral fitness...
July 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698453/plasma-homocysteine-and-serum-folate-and-vitamin-b12-levels-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-a-case-control-study
#6
Fei Ma, Tianfeng Wu, Jiangang Zhao, Lu Ji, Aili Song, Meilin Zhang, Guowei Huang
Homocysteine (Hcy) is a risk factor for brain atrophy, cognitive impairment, and dementia. Vitamin B12 and folate are cofactors necessary for the methylation of Hcy. However, there is some debate regarding the differing levels of plasma Hcy and serum folate and vitamin B12 among healthy controls, patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study aimed to evaluate how the levels of plasma Hcy and its biological determinants, folate and vitamin B12, are related to MCI and AD in older Chinese adults...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691407/oxidative-stress-hepcidin-and-nesfatin-i-status-in-childhood-iron-and-vitamin-b12-deficiency-anemias
#7
Tünay Kontaş Aşkar, Olga Büyükleblebici, Adnan Adil Hismioğulları, Zeynep Hünkerler
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a disease that is long and often repetitive and can result in great burden to the national economy. The most frequent nutritional deficiency anemias in children are related with iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the oxidative stress, hepcidin, and nesfatin-I levels in childhood iron and vitamin B12 deficiency anemias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study had three groups of 15 children, iron anemia deficiency group, vitamin B12 deficiency group and a control group...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682891/influence-of-phenylketonuria-s-diet-on-dimethylated-arginines-and-methylation-cycle
#8
Fernando Andrade, Olalla López-Suárez, Marta Llarena, María L Couce, Luis Aldámiz-Echevarría
Phenylketonuria's (PKU) treatment based on low natural protein diet may affect homocysteine (Hcys) metabolic pathway. Hcys alteration may be related to the methylation of arginine to asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), which both modify nitric oxide production. The aim of this work is to evaluate the status of Hcys formation methylation cycle and ADMA and SDMA levels in patients with PKU in order to establish a potential relationship.Forty-two early diagnosed PKU patients under dietary treatment and good adherence to their diets were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672791/risk-of-deficiency-in-multiple-concurrent-micronutrients-in-children-and-adults-in-the-united-states
#9
Julia K Bird, Rachel A Murphy, Eric D Ciappio, Michael I McBurney
Certain population sub-groups in the United States are vulnerable to micronutrient malnutrition. Nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) describing the biochemical status of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, folate, and anemia, were aggregated to determine the overall risk of multiple concurrent deficiencies in U.S. children and adults (n = 15,030) aged >9 years. The prevalence of deficiency risk according to socio-demographic, life-stage, dietary supplement use, and dietary adequacy categories was investigated...
June 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671181/cobamide-mediated-enzymatic-reductive-dehalogenation-via-long-range-electron-transfer
#10
Cindy Kunze, Martin Bommer, Wilfred R Hagen, Marie Uksa, Holger Dobbek, Torsten Schubert, Gabriele Diekert
The capacity of metal-containing porphyrinoids to mediate reductive dehalogenation is implemented in cobamide-containing reductive dehalogenases (RDases), which serve as terminal reductases in organohalide-respiring microbes. RDases allow for the exploitation of halogenated compounds as electron acceptors. Their reaction mechanism is under debate. Here we report on substrate-enzyme interactions in a tetrachloroethene RDase (PceA) that also converts aryl halides. The shape of PceA's highly apolar active site directs binding of bromophenols at some distance from the cobalt and with the hydroxyl substituent towards the metal...
July 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667844/elevated-plasma-vitamin-b12-levels-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-cancer-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Johan Frederik Håkonsen Arendt, Dóra Körmendiné Farkas, Lars Pedersen, Henrik Toft Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: Both venous thromboembolism (VTE) and high plasma vitamin B12 levels (cobalamin, Cbl) are markers of occult cancer and aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. In this population-based cohort study, we assessed VTE risk among cancer patients with high plasma Cbl levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used Danish health registries to identify a Cb1 cohort of 25,310 cancer patients with a plasma Cbl measurement prior to cancer diagnosis. The cohort was subdivided according to Cbl levels (pmol/L): 200-600 (population reference range), 601-800 and >800...
June 23, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660890/vitamin-b12-deficiency
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REVIEW
Ralph Green, Lindsay H Allen, Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen, Alex Brito, Jean-Louis Guéant, Joshua W Miller, Anne M Molloy, Ebba Nexo, Sally Stabler, Ban-Hock Toh, Per Magne Ueland, Chittaranjan Yajnik
Vitamin B12 (B12; also known as cobalamin) is a B vitamin that has an important role in cellular metabolism, especially in DNA synthesis, methylation and mitochondrial metabolism. Clinical B12 deficiency with classic haematological and neurological manifestations is relatively uncommon. However, subclinical deficiency affects between 2.5% and 26% of the general population depending on the definition used, although the clinical relevance is unclear. B12 deficiency can affect individuals at all ages, but most particularly elderly individuals...
June 29, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658672/identification-of-a-novel-hiv-1-neutralizing-antibody-from-a-crf07_bc-infected-chinese-donor
#13
Youxiang Sun, Yuanyuan Qiao, Yuanmei Zhu, Huihui Chong, Yuxian He
The identification of human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) able to neutralize a broad spectrum of primary HIV-1 isolates is highly important for understanding the immune response of HIV-1 infection and developing vaccines and therapeutics. In this study, we isolated a novel human mAb termed Y498 from a phage display antibody library constructed with the PBMC samples of a CRF07_BC-infected Chinese donor whose sera exhibited broadly neutralizing activity. Y498 cross-reacted with diverse Env antigens and neutralized 30% of 70 tested HIV-1 isolates...
June 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638446/overexpression-of-transcobalamin-1-is-an-independent-negative-prognosticator-in-rectal-cancers-receiving-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#14
Yi-Ying Lee, Yu-Ching Wei, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Li-Ching Lin, Chen-Yi Lin, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Wan-Shan Li, Chien-Feng Li, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ching-Yih Lin
Objective: Neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is an increasingly common therapeutic strategy for locally advanced rectal cancer, but stratification of risk and final outcomes remain a major challenge. Transcobalamin 1 (TCN1), a vitamin B12 (cobalamin)-binding protein, regulates cobalamin homeostasis. High expression of TCN1 have been reported in neoplasms such as breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, little is known about the relevance of TCN1 to rectal cancer receiving CCRT. This study examined the predictive and prognostic impact of TCN1 expression in patients with rectal cancer following neoadjuvant CCRT...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634850/novel-vitamin-b12-producing-enterococcus-spp-and-preliminary-in-vitro-evaluation-of-probiotic-potentials
#15
Ping Li, Qing Gu, Yuejiao Wang, Yue Yu, Lanlan Yang, Jieyan V Chen
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient required for crucial metabolic processes in humans. Vitamin B12-producing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been attracting increased attentions currently because of the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status. Most of recent studies focused on Lactobacillus, and little is known about B12-producing Enterococcus. In the present study, five Enterococcus strains isolated from infant feces were identified as vitamin B12 producers. Among them, Enterococcus faecium LZ86 had the highest B12 production (499...
June 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627191/-associations-between-insulin-resistance-and-three-b-vitamins-in-european-adolescents-the-helena-study
#16
Iris Iglesia, Marcela González-Gross, Inge Huybrechts, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Denes Molnar, Yannis Manios, Kurt Widhalm, Frédéric Gottrand, Anthony Kafatos, Asensión Marcos, Alejandro De la O Puerta, Catherine Leclercq, Stefaan De Henauw, Peter Stehle, Mathilde Kersting, Theodora Mouratidou, Luis Alberto Moreno
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether adolescents with high body mass index (BMI), or fat mass index (FMI), in combination with insulin resistance (assessed with the Homeostatic Model Assessment [HOMA] index), had also lower blood vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 concentrations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six hundred and fifteen adolescents from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study, with data on B-vitamins (both intakes and status), and BMI, FMI, HOMA, were selected...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620818/effects-of-atorvastatin-and-simvastatin-on-oxidative-stress-in-diet-induced-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-wistar-albino-rats-a-comparative-study
#17
T Nikolic, V Zivkovic, I Srejovic, I Stojic, N Jeremic, J Jeremic, K Radonjic, S Stankovic, R Obrenovic, D Djuric, V Jakovljevic
Considering the well-known antioxidant properties of statins, it seems important to assess their impact on major markers of oxidative stress (superoxide anion radical, nitric oxide, and index of lipid peroxidation) to compare the antioxidative potentials of atorvastatin and simvastatin during the different degrees of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) in rats. This study was conducted on adult male Wistar albino rats (n = 90; 4 weeks old; 100 ± 15 g body mass) in which HHcy was achieved by dietary manipulation...
June 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620491/pseudo-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-presenting-as-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-pernicious-anemia
#18
Saroj Kandel, Nibash Budhathoki, Shanta Pandey, Bikash Bhattarai, Aam Baqui, Ramesh Pandey, Divya Salhan, Danilo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances M Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of pernicious anemia presented as multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, later found to have pseudo-thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS: An 86-year-old female presented with respiratory distress, altered mental status, acute renal failure and was intubated in emergency room. She was found to have severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, high lactate, high lactate dehydrogenase and low haptoglobin. Peripheral smear revealed multilobulated neutrophils with schistocytes, poikilocytes and anisocytes...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616555/mtrr-rs326119-polymorphism-is-associated-with-plasma-concentrations-of-homocysteine-and-cobalamin-but-not-with-congenital-heart-disease-or-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-brazilian-patients
#19
Melanie Horita, Carolina Tosin Bueno, Andrea R Horimoto, Pedro A Lemos, Antonio A Morandini-Filho, Jose E Krieger, Paulo C J L Santos, Alexandre C Pereira
BACKGROUND: Differences in the distribution of the MTRR rs326119 polymorphism (c.56 + 781 A > C) between patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and controls have been described in Chinese individuals. The association is thought to be due to deregulation of homocysteine-cobalamin pathways. This has not been replicated in other populations. The primary objective of this study was to assess the influence of the MTRR rs326119 polymorphism on biochemical parameters of vitamin B12 metabolism, coronary lesions, and congenital heart disease in Brazilian subjects...
March 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616214/high-dose-hydroxocobalamin-for-vasoplegic-syndrome-causing-false-blood-leak-alarm
#20
Wisit Cheungpasitporn, John Hui, Kianoush B Kashani, Erica D Wittwer, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon
Blood leak alarms are important safety features in a hemodialysis machine to protect patients from loss of blood through a rupture in the dialyzer membrane (true alarms). A false blood leak alarm can be triggered by air bubbles or detector malfunction (such as deposits of grease or scale). Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of confirmed or suspected cyanide toxicity. Due to observations of an increase in arterial pressure after high-dose hydroxocobalamin infusion for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, it has recently been reported as an off-label rescue treatment for post-cardiopulmonary bypass vasoplegic syndrome...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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