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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323902/no-prognostic-value-added-by-vitamin-d-pathway-snps-to-current-prognostic-system-for-melanoma-survival
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Li Luo, Irene Orlow, Peter A Kanetsky, Nancy E Thomas, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Marianne Berwick, Ji-Hyun Lee
The prognostic improvement attributed to genetic markers over current prognostic system has not been well studied for melanoma. The goal of this study is to evaluate the added prognostic value of Vitamin D Pathway (VitD) SNPs to currently known clinical and demographic factors such as age, sex, Breslow thickness, mitosis and ulceration (CDF). We utilized two large independent well-characterized melanoma studies: the Genes, Environment, and Melanoma (GEM) and MD Anderson studies, and performed variable selection of VitD pathway SNPs and CDF using Random Survival Forest (RSF) method in addition to Cox proportional hazards models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320118/prothrombin-complex-concentrate-administration-for-bleeding-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-the-samurai-nvaf-study
#2
Sohei Yoshimura, Shoichiro Sato, Kenichi Todo, Yasushi Okada, Eisuke Furui, Takayuki Matsuki, Hiroshi Yamagami, Masatoshi Koga, Jun C Takahashi, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Shoji Arihiro, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: Antidotes appropriate for non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are not yet in widespread clinical use. Efficacy of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in NOAC-associated bleeding remains unclarified. METHODS: Ten NOAC users (4 women, median 74years old) who developed major bleeding and received PCC were prospectively enrolled. Eight single-center NOAC users (0 women, median 74years old) with intracerebral hemorrhage, who over the same period did not receive PCC, were studied for comparison...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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/28317241/organogels-from-double-chained-vitamin-c-amphiphilic-derivatives
#4
Pierandrea Lo Nostro, Elia Tempestini, Martina Bucci, Vincenzo Mastromartino, Marianna Gori, Damiano Tanini, Moira Ambrosi, Emiliano Fratini, Antonella Capperucci
We report on the synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of double chained amphiphilic compounds obtained from vitamin C: Di-alkanoyl-5,6-O-ascorbic acid esters, Di-ASCn, with n = 8, 10 and 12. The acetyl-5-dodecanoyl-6-ascorbic acid ester was synthesized and investigated for comparison. These products are quite insoluble in water and in polar solvents, while they form homogeneous dispersions in cyclohexane. By cooling, these dispersions turn into a gel-like phase. DSC, FTIR, and SAXS/WAXS experiments were carried out to investigate the properties of the pure solids and of their liquid dispersions...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315391/quality-assessment-of-vitamin-d-metabolite-assays-used-by-clinical-and-research-laboratories
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G D Carter, J Berry, R Durazo-Arvizu, E Gunter, G Jones, J Jones, H L J Makin, P Pattni, K W Phinney, C T Sempos, E L Williams
The Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS) was launched in 1989 and monitors the performance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) and 1,25- dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) assays. In April 2015 a pilot scheme for 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (24,25(OH)2D) was introduced. The 25-OHD scheme is accuracy - based with target values assigned by the NIST Reference Measurement Procedure (RMP) for 25-OHD2 and 25-OHD3. A similar method is used to assign values for 3-epi-25-OHD. Five samples of human serum are distributed quarterly to over 1000 participants in 58 countries (April 2016) and clinical laboratories are expected to submit results within approximately 5 weeks...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315301/metabolites-of-2-3-diketogulonate-delay-peroxidase-action-and-induce-non-enzymic-h2o2-generation-potential-roles-in-the-plant-cell-wall
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Anna Kärkönen, Rebecca A Dewhirst, C Logan Mackay, Stephen C Fry
A proportion of the plant's l-ascorbate (vitamin C) occurs in the apoplast, where it and its metabolites may act as pro-oxidants and anti-oxidants. One ascorbate metabolite is 2,3-diketogulonate (DKG), preparations of which can non-enzymically generate H2O2 and delay peroxidase action on aromatic substrates. As DKG itself generates several by-products, we characterised these and their ability to generate H2O2 and delay peroxidase action. DKG preparations rapidly produced a by-product, compound (1), with λmax 271 and 251 nm at neutral and acidic pH respectively...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315146/attempts-to-improve-human-ovarian-transplantation-outcomes-of-needle-immersed-vitrification-and-slow-freezing-by-host-and-graft-treatments
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Ronit Abir, Benjamin Fisch, Noa Fisher, Nivin Samara, Galit Lerer-Serfaty, Roei Magen, Michal Herman-Edelstein, Avi Ben-Haroush, Anat Stein, Raoul Orvieto
PURPOSE: To investigate if needle-immersed vitrification or slow-freezing yields better implantation results for human ovarian tissue and which method benefits more when combined with the "improvement protocol" of host melatonin treatment and graft incubation with biological glue + vitamin E + vascular endothelial growth factor-A. METHODS: Human ovarian tissue was preserved by needle-immersed vitrification or slow-freezing and transplanted into immunodeficient mice, either untreated (groups A and C, respectively) or treated with the improvement protocol (groups B and D, respectively)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306207/development-and-validation-of-a-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-five-bioactive-flavonoids-in-rat-plasma-and-comparative-pharmacokinetic-study-after-oral-administration-of-xiaochaihu-tang-and-three-compatibilities
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Yunhai Bo, Lijuan Wang, Xiao Wu, Longshan Zhao, Jingyu Yang, Zhili Xiong, Chunfu Wu
An accurate, rapid and reliable ultra high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of baicalin, wogonoside, baicalein, wogonin and oroxylinA in rat plasma. Then, the stability of baicalin and baicalein in the preparation of plasma sample was systematically investigated. The Waters BEH C18 column was used with a gradient mobile phase system of acetonitrile and water containing 0.1% formic acid. The analytes were detected in the multiple reaction monitoring mode with positive electrospray ionization...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303787/screening-natural-content-of-water-soluble-b-vitamins-in-fish-enzymatic-extraction-hilic-separation-and-tandem-mass-spectrometric-determination
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Niladri Sekhar Chatterjee, K Ashok Kumar, K K Ajeeshkumar, K R Remya Kumari, K V Vishnu, Rangasamy Anandan, Suseela Mathew, C N Ravishankar
Despite the potential of LC with tandem MS (MS/MS) in improving sensitivity and selectivity, analytical methods are scarce for the determination of protein-bound and phosphorylated forms of B vitamins in food. This prompted us to develop a method for LC-MS/MS determination of naturally occurring nicotinamide, nicotinic acid, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, and cyanocobalamin in fish. Baseline separation of the vitamins was achieved in a hydrophilic interaction LC condition...
March 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303703/assessment-of-dietary-choices-of-young-women-in-the-contexts-of-hormonal-contraceptives
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Mariola Friedrich, Magdalena Junak
Background: Metabolic changes caused by hormonal contraception combined with unbalanced diet may pose many threats, and deficiency or excess of nutrients may increase the risk of using such contraceptives. Objective: The purpose of the survey was to assess the dietary choices of young women using hormonal contraceptives, taking into account their general knowledge about the contraception and its impact on their bodies. Material and methods: The survey comprised 67 women aged from 18 to 25 years...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303161/a-systematic-review-of-intervention-studies-examining-nutritional-and-herbal-therapies-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-using-neuroimaging-methods-study-characteristics-and-intervention-efficacy
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REVIEW
Genevieve Z Steiner, Danielle C Mathersul, Freya MacMillan, David A Camfield, Nerida L Klupp, Sai W Seto, Yong Huang, Mark I Hohenberg, Dennis H Chang
Neuroimaging facilitates the assessment of complementary medicines (CMs) by providing a noninvasive insight into their mechanisms of action in the human brain. This is important for identifying the potential treatment options for target disease cohorts with complex pathophysiologies. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate study characteristics, intervention efficacy, and the structural and functional neuroimaging methods used in research assessing nutritional and herbal medicines for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301692/vitamin-c-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Lena Al-Khudairy, Nadine Flowers, Rebecca Wheelhouse, Obadah Ghannam, Louise Hartley, Saverio Stranges, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient and powerful antioxidant. Observational studies have shown an inverse relationship between vitamin C intake and major cardiovascular events and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Results from clinical trials are less consistent. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of vitamin C supplementation as a single supplement for the primary prevention of CVD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases on 11 May 2016: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE (Ovid); Embase Classic and Embase (Ovid); Web of Science Core Collection (Thomson Reuters); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE); Health Technology Assessment Database and Health Economics Evaluations Database in the Cochrane Library...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301169/conformational-dynamics-of-cyanocobalamin-and-its-conjugates-with-peptide-nucleic-acids
#13
Tomasz Pieńko, Aleksandra J Wierzba, Monika Wojciechowska, Dorota Gryko, Joanna Trylska
Vitamin B12 also called cobalamin (Cbl) is an important enzymatic co-factor taken up by mammalian and also by many bacterial cells. Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a synthetic DNA analogue that has the ability to bind in a complementary manner to natural nucleic acids. Provided that PNA is efficiently delivered to cells, it could act as a steric blocker of functional DNA or RNA and regulate gene expression at the level of transcription or translation. Recently, Cbl has been examined as a transporter of various molecules to cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300755/vitamin-d-impacts-the-expression-of-runx2-target-genes-and-modulates-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-membrane-vesicle-biogenesis-gene-networks-in-143b-osteosarcoma-cells
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Rama Garimella, Priyanka Tadikonda, Ossama Tawfik, Sumedha Gunewardena, Peter Rowe, Peter Van Veldhuizen
Osteosarcoma (OS) is an aggressive malignancy of bone affecting children, adolescents and young adults. Understanding vitamin D metabolism and vitamin D regulated genes in OS is an important aspect of vitamin D/cancer paradigm, and in evaluating vitamin D as adjuvant therapy for human OS. Vitamin D treatment of 143B OS cells induced significant and novel changes in the expression of genes that regulate: (a) inflammation and immunity; (b) formation of reactive oxygen species, metabolism of cyclic nucleotides, sterols, vitamins and mineral (calcium), quantity of gap junctions and skeletogenesis; (c) bone mineral density; and (d) cell viability of skeletal cells, aggregation of bone cancer cells and exocytosis of secretory vesicles...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300676/bare-metal-versus-paclitaxel-eluting-stents-for-long-femoropopliteal-lesions-prospective-cohorts-comparison-using-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#15
Pierre-Alexandre Vent, Adrien Kaladji, Jean-Michel Davaine, Béatrice Guyomarch, Philippe Chaillou, Alain Costargent, Thibaut Quillard, Yann Gouëffic
BACKGROUND: The study aims to compare outcomes of primary stenting of TASC C/D femoropopliteal (FP) lesions with bare metal stent (BMS) versus paclitaxel eluting stent (PES). METHODS: In a single centre study, we established 2 consecutive and prospective cohorts with TASC C/D FP de novo lesions. The inclusion and exclusion criteria were similar. Bare metal stent (LifeStent(®), Bard Peripheral) and PES (Zilver(®) PTX(®), Cook Peripheral Vascular) were implanted...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299420/vegetarian-diets-in-children-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
S Schürmann, M Kersting, U Alexy
PURPOSE: While the prevalence of children on vegetarian diets is assumed to be on the rise in industrialized countries, there are hardly any representative data available. In general, vegetarian diets are presumed to be healthy; nevertheless, there are concerns as to whether the dietary specifications required during infancy, childhood, and adolescence can be met. Therefore, the objective of this systematic review was to evaluate studies on the dietary intake and the nutritional or health status of vegetarian infants, children, and adolescents...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299378/factors-associated-with-acute-phase-response-of-bisphosphonate-na%C3%A3-ve-or-pretreated-women-with-osteoporosis-receiving-an-intravenous-first-dose-of-zoledronate-or-ibandronate
#17
A W Popp, R Senn, I Curkovic, C Senn, H Buffat, P F Popp, K Lippuner
A first intravenous dose of bisphosphonates may be associated with an acute-phase response (APR). In bisphosphonate-naïve women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, the characteristics and frequency of APR may differ by compound. Prior bisphosphonate exposure was predictive of APR risk and severity. INTRODUCTION: Intravenous (IV) administration of bisphosphonates (BP), such as zoledronate (ZOL) and ibandronate (IBN), may be associated with an APR. The characteristics of APR may differ by compound...
March 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298698/high-pressure-processing-and-thermal-pasteurization-of-strawberry-pur%C3%A3-e-quality-parameters-and-shelf-life-evaluation-during-cold-storage
#18
Krystian Marszałek, Łukasz Woźniak, Sylwia Skąpska, Marta Mitek
This study was aimed at monitoring changes in the quality of strawberry purée preserved by high pressure processing (HPP) and thermal pasteurization (TP) during cold storage (6 °C) and determining its optimal storage period. The storage period of strawberry purée treated at 500 MPa, 50 °C, 15 min based on microbiological changes was 12 weeks. During this period, purée lost 32% of polyphenols, 73% of anthocyanins and entire vitamin C. Color changes described as dE increased up to 5.05 whereas the overall sensory quality decreased by 3 points on a 9-point scale...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298690/quality-attributes-phytochemical-profile-and-storage-stability-studies-of-functional-ready-to-serve-rts-drink-made-from-blend-of-aloe-vera-sweet-lime-amla-and-ginger
#19
Lokesh K Mishra, Danme Sangma
Aloe vera based RTS formulation was prepared in this study which provides the health benefits of this wonder plant and was also appealing in terms of sensory qualities. In the present study four formulations of A. vera RTS drink with ginger, sweet lime and amla (V1, V2, V3 and V4 were developed). The developed products were subjected to physico-chemical, organoleptic and microbial analysis. The formulation V3 was found to be the most preferred variant with respect to the sensory quality. Further the blends were found to be a good source of vitamin C and other nutritional parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298688/quality-storability-and-essential-oil-content-of-ligularia-fischeri-during-modified-atmosphere-packaging-storage
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M A Mele, M Z Islam, J P Baek, H M Kang
Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) enhanced the quality and storability of Ligularia fischeri. Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) films were used as a MAP. MAP storage displayed lower fresh weight loss than perforated film. The oxygen, carbon dioxide, and ethylene concentration were properly maintained by a 10,000 cc OTR packaging film at 8 °C and 30,000 cc OTR packaging film at 24 °C. On the last day of storage, the off-odor, such as the acetaldehyde and ethanol concentration, was the lowest in the 10,000 cc OTR film at 8 °C and 30,000 cc OTR film at 24 °C treatments...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
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