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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938431/association-of-thyroid-function-with-maternal-and-neonatal-homocysteine-concentrations
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Mirjana Barjaktarovic, Eric A P Steegers, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Yolanda B de Rijke, Theo J Visser, Tim I M Korevaar, Robin P Peeters
Context: High homocysteine concentrations are associated with maternal pregnancy complications and low birth weight, jaundice and cerebrovascular accidents in neonates. Thyroid hormone may interfere with homocysteine metabolism via stimulation of vitamin B12- and folate-dependent processes and via effects on enzymes of the re-methylation pathway. Objective: Investigating the associations of maternal and neonatal thyroid function with homocysteine during pregnancy and after delivery, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925645/vitamin-b12-deficiency-recognition-and-management
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Robert C Langan, Andrew J Goodbred
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia, various neuropsychiatric symptoms, and other clinical manifestations. Screening average-risk adults for vitamin B12 deficiency is not recommended. Screening may be warranted in patients with one or more risk factors, such as gastric or small intestine resections, inflammatory bowel disease, use of metformin for more than four months, use of proton pump inhibitors or histamine H2 blockers for more than 12 months, vegans or strict vegetarians, and adults older than 75 years...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918286/identifying-combinatorial-biomarkers-by-association-rule-mining-in-the-camd-alzheimer-s-database
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Balázs Szalkai, Vince K Grolmusz, Vince I Grolmusz
The concept of combinatorial biomarkers was conceived when it was noticed that simple biomarkers are often inadequate for recognizing and characterizing complex diseases. Here we present an algorithmic search method for complex biomarkers which may predict or indicate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other kinds of dementia. We show that our method is universal since it can describe any Boolean function for biomarker discovery. We applied data mining techniques that are capable to uncover implication-like logical schemes with detailed quality scoring...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917239/screening-for-inadequate-dietary-vitamin-b-12-intake-in-south-asian-women-using-a-nutrient-specific-semi-quantitative-food-frequency-questionnaire
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Gael Janine Mearns, Elaine Carolyn Rush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A high prevalence of vitamin B-12 (B-12) deficiency among young women of South Asian origin predisposes to significant health risks for these women and their future offspring. Vegetarian or low-meat based dietary practices contribute to B-12 deficiency. This study validated a nutrient-specific, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (B12FFQ), developed to estimate dietary B-12 intake in South Asian women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The B12FFQ was developed, then tested in 60 apparently healthy South Asian women aged 18-50 years, living in Auckland, New Zealand...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890613/assessment-of-vitamin-b12-and-its-correlation-with-dental-caries-and-gingival-diseases-in-10-to-14-year-old-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shivayogi M Hugar, Neha S Dhariwal, Andleeb Majeed, Chandrashekhar Badakar, Niraj Gokhale, Laresh Mistry
AIM: To assess the level of vitamin B12 and correlate it with dental caries [decayed, missing, and filled permanent teeth (DMFT) score] and gingival diseases [plaque index (PI) and gingival index (GI)]. DESIGN: Healthy children according to the inclusion criteria were selected by the computerized randomization method from a school to assess the vitamin B12 levels using Centaur/ Versace machine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected to assess vitamin B12 levels using automated analyzer...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882470/an-observational-study-of-vitamin-b12-levels-and-peripheral-neuropathy-profile-in-patients-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-metformin-therapy
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Kamesh Gupta, Anand Jain, Anurag Rohatgi
METHODS: A descriptive, observational study was completed in a tertiary care hospital between November 2014 and March 2016. Fifty consecutive patients of Type 2-Diabetes Mellitus who had been on metformin therapy for at least three months were included in our study. Several Parameters were compared with vitamin B12 levels and severity of peripheral neuropathy (using Toronto Clinical Scoring System (TCSS) and Nerve Conduction Velocity). These included the duration of diabetes, duration of metformin usage, dietary history, and HbA1c levels...
August 25, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881100/an-engineered-glycerol-dehydratase-with-improved-activity-for-the-conversion-of-meso-2-3-butanediol-to-butanone
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Danielle J Maddock, Monica L Gerth, Wayne M Patrick
There is substantial interest in engineering microorganisms to produce industrial chemicals that are currently derived from petroleum. One of these petrochemicals is butanone, which could be produced from microbially synthesized 2,3-butanediol through the action of a suitable dehydratase enzyme. Unfortunately, however, there are no known enzymes that natively catalyze this reaction. In this work, we set out to engineer the B12 -dependent glycerol dehydratase from Klebsiella pneumoniae (KpGDHt), in order to increase its activity for the conversion of meso-2,3-butanediol into butanone...
September 7, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876333/folate-vitamin-b12-homocysteine-and-polymorphisms-in-folate-metabolizing-genes-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-their-mothers
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K E Elizabeth, S L Praveen, N R Preethi, V T Jissa, M R Pillai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the role of variations in serum folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine and the presence of genetic polymorphisms as risk factors for congenital heart disease (CHD) in children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 32 children with CHD, and their mothers and 32 normal children and their mothers formed the study and control groups, respectively. Serum folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine as well as genetic polymorphisms MTHFR C677→︀T, MTHFR A1298→︀C, MTR A2756→︀G and MTRR A66→︀G were assessed...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874504/proteome-analysis-of-hypoxic-glioblastoma-cells-reveals-sequential-metabolic-adaptation-nbsp-of-one-carbon-metabolic-pathways
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Kangling Zhang, Pei Xu, James L Sowers, Daniel F Machuca, Barsam Mirfattah, Jason Herring, Hui Tang, Yan Chen, Bing Tian, Allan R Brasier, Lawrence C Sowers
Rapidly proliferating tumors are exposed to a hypoxic microenvironment due to their density, high metabolic consumption, and interruptions in blood flow due to immature angiogenesis. Cellular responses to hypoxia promote highly malignant and metastatic behavior, as well as a chemotherapy-resistant state. In order to better understand the complex relationships between hypoxic adaptations and cancer progression, we studied the dynamic proteome responses of glioblastoma cells exposed to hypoxia via an innovative approach: quantification of newly synthesized proteins using heavy stable-isotope arginine labeling combined with accurate assessment of cell replication by quantification of the light/heavy arginine ratio of peptides in histone H4...
September 5, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869218/novel-boron-channel-based-structure-of-boron-carbide-at-high-pressures
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Xinxin Zhang, Yu Zhao, Miao Zhang, Hanyu Liu, Yansun Yao, Taimin Cheng, Hui Chen
Boron carbide (B4C) is one of the hardest materials known to date. The extreme hardness of B4C arises from architecturally efficient B12 or B11C icosahedrons and strong inter-icosahedral B-C bonding. As an excellent material for use in ballistic armor, the mechanic limit of B4C and possible phase transitions under extreme stress conditions are of great interest. Here we systematically explored the post-icosahedral solid structures of B4C under high pressure, using an unbiased structure search method. A new structure composed of extended framework of B and zigzag chains of C is predicted to be stable above 96 GPa...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868811/the-distribution-of-total-vitamin-b12-holotranscobalamin-and-the-active-vitamin-b12-fraction-in-the-first-5%C3%A2-weeks-postpartum
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D A A van der Woude, J M A Pijnenborg, J de Vries, E M van Wijk
INTRODUCTION: Total vitamin B12 levels decrease significantly during pregnancy and recover to normal values within 8-week postpartum. Holotranscobalamin (holoTC) reflects the active part of vitamin B12 and has been shown to remain constant during pregnancy and postpartum. A mechanism of redistribution of vitamin B12 is suggested, with a shift toward holoTC if there is insufficient total vitamin B12 available. Our objective was to examine vitamin B12 deficiency and the active vitamin B12 fraction in postpartum women...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861696/treatment-of-vitamin-and-mineral-deficiencies-after-biliopancreatic-diversion-with-or-without-duodenal-switch-a-major-challenge
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Jens Homan, Wendy Schijns, Edo O Aarts, Ignace M C Janssen, Frits J Berends, Hans de Boer
BACKGROUND: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a major concern after biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and BPD with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). Evidence-based guidelines how to prevent or how to treat deficiencies in these patients are currently lacking. The aim of the current study is to give an overview of postsurgical deficiencies and how to prevent and treat these deficiencies. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of a 1-year structured monitoring and treatment schedule for various deficiencies in 34 patients after BPD or BPD/DS...
August 31, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829668/long-term-supplemental-one-carbon-metabolism-related-vitamin-b-use-in-relation-to-lung-cancer-risk-in-the-vitamins-and-lifestyle-vital-cohort
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Theodore M Brasky, Emily White, Chi-Ling Chen
Purpose Inconsistent findings have been reported of a link between the use of one-carbon metabolism-related B vitamins and lung cancer risk. Because of the high prevalence of supplemental vitamin B use, any possible increased association warrants further investigation. We examined the association between long-term use of supplemental B vitamins on the one-carbon metabolism pathway and lung cancer risk in the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort, which was designed specifically to look at supplement use relative to cancer risk...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818841/distinct-intestinal-adaptation-for-vitamin-b12-and-bile-acid-absorption-revealed-in-a-new-mouse-model-of-massive-ileocecal-resection
#14
Yuka Matsumoto, Wakana Mochizuki, Shintaro Akiyama, Taichi Matsumoto, Kengo Nozaki, Mamoru Watanabe, Tetsuya Nakamura
Ileocecal resection (ICR), one of several types of intestinal resection that results in short bowel syndrome (SBS), causes severe clinical disease in humans. We here describe a mouse model of massive ICR in which 75% of the distal small intestine is removed. We demonstrate that mice underwent 75% ICR show severe clinical signs and high mortality, which may recapitulate severe forms of human SBS, despite an adaptive response throughout the remnant intestine. By using this model, we also investigated whether the epithelium of the remnant intestine shows enhanced expression of factors involved in region-specific functions of the ileum...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816346/homocysteine-lowering-interventions-for-preventing-cardiovascular-events
#15
REVIEW
Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ivan Solà, Dimitrios Lathyris, Mark Dayer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, is a leading cause of death worldwide. Homocysteine is an amino acid with biological functions in methionine metabolism. A postulated risk factor for cardiovascular disease is an elevated circulating total homocysteine level. The impact of homocysteine-lowering interventions, given to patients in the form of vitamins B6, B9 or B12 supplements, on cardiovascular events has been investigated...
August 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816120/b-vitamins-in-stroke-prevention-time-to-reconsider
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REVIEW
J David Spence, Qilong Yi, Graeme J Hankey
B vitamin therapy lowers plasma total homocysteine concentrations, and might be a beneficial intervention for stroke prevention; however, cyanocobalamin (a form of vitamin B12) can accelerate decline in renal function and increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with impaired renal function. Although early trials did not show benefit in reduction of stroke, these results might have been due to harm in participants with impaired renal function. In patients with diabetic nephropathy, cyanocobalamin is harmful, whereas B vitamins appear to reduce cardiovascular events in study participants with normal renal function...
September 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792705/homocysteine-metabolism-and-hematological-parameters-in-early-stage-of-phenytoin-treated-epileptic-children
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Tarun K Sharma, S K Vardey, S Sitaraman
BACKGROUND: Long-term antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy has been associated with metabolic consequences that lead to an increase in risk of atherosclerosis in patients with epilepsy. Earlier published studies showed conflicting results about the levels of hematological parameters, serum homocysteine, folate, and vitamin B12, in epileptics treated with phenytoin monotherapy. Therefore, we evaluated homocysteine metabolism and hematological parameters in early stage of phenytoin treated epileptic children...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789684/blood-lead-cadmium-and-mercury-in-relation-to-homocysteine-and-c-reactive-protein-in-women-of-reproductive-age-a-panel-study
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Anna Z Pollack, Sunni L Mumford, Lindsey Sjaarda, Neil J Perkins, Farah Malik, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Enrique F Schisterman
BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between cadmium, lead, and mercury concentrations with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine in women. METHODS: Metals were measured at enrollment in whole blood. Homocysteine and hs-CRP were measured in one (N = 9) or two (N = 250) menstrual cycles up to 3 and 8 times per cycle, respectively. Linear mixed models with inverse probability of exposure weights to account for time varying confounding were used and models were stratified by dietary and serum vitamin status (dietary: vitamin B6, B12, folate; serum: folate)...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780990/folate-and-vitamin-b12-status-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-morbid-obesity
#19
Zhen Li, Rosa-Maria Gueant-Rodriguez, Didier Quilliot, Marie-Aude Sirveaux, David Meyre, Jean-Louis Gueant, Laurent Brunaud
BACKGROUND: Low vitamin B12 and high folate during pregnancy are associated with visceral obesity and insulin resistance in offspring. In the general population, high folate exacerbates the increase of methylmalonic acid, a marker of vitamin B12 deficiency. However, the influence of vitamin B12 and folate and their related markers on insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome remains unknown in severe obesity. AIM: To evaluate the influence of vitamin B12 and folate on HOMA-IR and components of metabolic syndrome in severe obesity...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779878/adult-classical-homocystinuria-requiring-parenteral-nutrition-pitfalls-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Christel Tran, Luisa Bonafé, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Julie Rieger, Mette M Berger
BACKGROUND: Homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) deficiency presents with a wide clinical spectrum. Treatment by the enteral route aims at reducing homocysteine levels by using vitamin B6, possibly methionine-restricted diet, betaine and/or folate and vitamin B12 supplementation. Currently no nutritional guidelines exist regarding parenteral nutrition (PN) under acute conditions. METHODS: Exhaustive literature search was performed, in order to identify the relevant studies describing the pathogenesis and nutritional intervention of adult classical homocystinuria requiring PN...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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