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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470399/a-novel-dicyanoisophorone-based-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-selective-detection-of-cysteine-and-its-bioimaging-application-in-living-cells
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Hengrui Zhang, Nan Qin, Zhijie Fang
A selective and ratiometric turn-on fluorescent probe was designed and synthesized by using a novel dicyanoisophorone-based derivative and acrylate moiety. The probe displayed high stability and good selectivity to cysteine (Cys) over homocysteine (Hcy) and glutathione (GSH). It also exhibited rapid response to Cys within 180 s. Most importantly, the fluorescence intensity ratio at 590 and 525 nm (I590 /I525 ) was linearly dependent on the Cys concentration in the range from 0 to 40 μM and the detection limit calculated to be 0...
February 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469009/dairy-consumption-and-inflammatory-profile-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#2
Tábata Natal Gadotti, Marina Maintinguer Norde, Marcelo Macedo Rogero, Mauro Fisberg, Regina Mara Fisberg, Erica Oki, Lígia Araújo Martini
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dairy product consumption and plasma inflammatory biomarkers levels among a representative sample of Brazilian adults from São Paulo City. METHODS: Data were acquired from the Health Survey for São Paulo, a cross-sectional population-based study. All individuals 20 to 59 y of age with complete food consumption information (24-h dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire) and blood sample analysis were included (N = 259)...
October 26, 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466875/impacts-of-maternal-dietary-protein-intake-on-fetal-survival-growth-and-development
#3
Cassandra M Herring, Fuller W Bazer, Gregory A Johnson, Guoyao Wu
Maternal nutrition during gestation, especially dietary protein intake, is a key determinant in embryonic survival, growth, and development. Low maternal dietary protein intake can cause embryonic losses, intra-uterine growth restriction, and reduced postnatal growth due to a deficiency in specific amino acids that are important for cell metabolism and function. Of note, high maternal dietary protein intake can also result in intra-uterine growth restriction and embryonic death, due to amino acid excesses, as well as the toxicity of ammonia, homocysteine, and H2 S that are generated from amino acid catabolism...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465562/subacute-onset-leukodystrophy-and-visual-spatial-disorders-revealing-phenylketonuria-combined-with-homocysteinmia-in-adulthood-a-case-report
#4
Chunchen Wang, Jieying Li
RATIONALE: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disorder, which manifests a progressive irreversible neurological impairment during infancy and childhood. Hyperhomocysteinemia also showed that it might be involved in pathophysiology of many neuropsychiatric disorders. The late-onset clinical manifestations of these 2 diseases have not been reported elsewhere. We speculated that the late-onset PKU is caused by 2 kinds of metabolic dysfunction synergistically, especially a short period of irregular diet directly caused clinical symptoms...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463473/poorly-controlled-homocystinuria-a-rare-cause-of-ischemic-priapism
#5
Mark Johnson, Elaine Murphy, Amr Raheem, David Ralph
We report on the 1st case of ischemic priapism secondary to poorly controlled homocystinuria. Homocystinuria is a rare, autosomal recessive, inherited disorder of metabolism that is caused by a deficiency of cystathionine synthase, leading to marked hyperhomocysteinemia. Arterial and/or venous thromboemboli are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with homocystinuria. Untreated patients have a 50% chance of having a vascular event by 30 years of age. Increased homocysteine levels have been reported to upregulate prothrombotic factors and downregulate antithrombotic factors; in particular, increased homocystinuria has been found to downregulate nitric oxide (NO)...
February 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461880/expression-profiles-of-six-atherosclerosis-associated-micrornas-that-cluster-in-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia-a-clinical-study
#6
Kejian Liu, Saiyare Xuekelati, Kang Zhou, Zhitao Yan, Xu Yang, Azeem Inayat, Jiangdong Wu, Xiaomei Guo
The aim of this study is to discuss the hypothesis that expression of plasma atherosclerosis-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) in hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) patients could predict the presence of atherosclerosis from different channels. Six plasma miRNAs (miR-145, miR-155, miR-222, miR-133, miR-217, and miR-30) selected for our study have been confirmed as critical gene regulators involved in atherosclerosis and can be steadily determined in plasma. Expression of the above six plasma circulating miRNAs revealed significant upregulation of two miRNAs (miR-133 and miR-217) and downregulation of three miRNAs (miR-145, miR-155, and miR-222)...
February 20, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461236/features-of-excretion-of-melatonin-in-urine-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-manifestations-of-fibrosis-and-its-relationship-with-certain-metabolic-and-immunological-indicators
#7
O Zemlianitsyna, L Polozova, I Karachentsev, V Sinaiko, N Kravchun
To study the features of secretion of melatonin in the urine in patients with DM type 2 and NAFLD with manifestations of fibrosis and its relationship with some metabolic and immunological parameters, 23 patients with DM type 2 and NAFLD were examined. The degree of fibrosis in patients was diagnosed on the basis of static elastography and the study of indirect fibrosis markers 16 persons (72%) diagnosed with mild fibrosis (F0-F1 on METAVIR), 5 people (18.2%) - with moderate fibrosis (F2-F3 on METAVIR). Only 2 (8...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461227/-the-differentiated-approach-to-prevention-of-neural-tube-defects-in-children
#8
N Kotova, V Maichuk, O Fedorenko
Neural tube defects occupy second place in frequency after the defects of the cardiovascular system. The folate metabolism violation and hyperhomocysteinemia in women are proved to be the leading risk factors for the NTD of the fetus. Polymorphism of the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) is a genetic determinant of folate metabolism violation. Admission of folic acid in a standard dose of 0.4 mg and / or the use of fortified foods does not allow reaching the protective level of folic acid if there is a mutation of the MTHFR gene or when several risk factors combine, which requires a higher dose of folic acid...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461119/reconsidering-the-relation-between-serum-homocysteine-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-a-cross-sectional-study-of-a-large-cohort
#9
Ili Margalit, Eytan Cohen, Elad Goldberg, Ilan Krause
PURPOSE: In a recent small sample study, red blood cell distribution width (RDW) was suggested as a predictor of homocysteine levels. The current study we aimed to reexamine this association in a large scale sample. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study of healthy adults, conducted at Rabin Medical Center, during 2000-2014. Data were retrieved from the medical charts and a logistic regression controlling for interfering factors was carried out. Sensitivity analysis was implemented by exclusion of individuals with anemia...
February 20, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461042/rational-design-of-magnetic-micro-nanoelectrodes-for-recognition-and-ultrasensitive-quantification-of-cysteine-enantiomers
#10
Haifeng Zhou, Guoxia Ran, Jean-François Masson, Chan Wang, Yuan Zhao, Qijun Song
Driven by the urgent need for recognition and quantification of trace amino acids enantiomers in various biologic samples, we demonstrate for the first time an ultrasensitive electrochemical chiral biosensor for cysteine (Cys) based on magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4@PDA/CuxO) as electrode units. D-Cys-Cu2+-D-Cys formed in the presence of cysteine, exhibits strong stability and a shielding effect on the redox current of indicator Cu2+, which can be used to quantify and recognize D-Cys by square wave voltammetry...
February 20, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453804/probiotics-affect-one-carbon-metabolites-and-catecholamines-in-a-genetic-rat-model-of-depression
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Sandra Tillmann, Hussain M Awwad, Amanda R Eskelund, Giulia Treccani, Juergen Geisel, Gregers Wegener, Rima Obeid
SCOPE: Probiotics may influence one-carbon (C1) metabolism, neurotransmitters, liver function markers, or behavior. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male adult Flinders Sensitive Line rats (model of depression, FSL; n = 22) received Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 (10 9 or 10 10 colony-forming units/d) or vehicle for 10 weeks. The controls, Flinders Resistant Line rats (FRL, n = 8), only received vehicle. C1-related metabolites were measured in plasma, urine, and different tissues...
February 17, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453283/chemical-stresses-fail-to-mimic-the-unfolded-protein-response-resulting-from-luminal-load-with-unfolded-polypeptides
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Timothy J Bergmann, Ilaria Fregno, Fiorenza Fumagalli, Andrea Rinaldi, Francesco Bertoni, Paul J Boersema, Paola Picotti, Maurizio Molinari
The stress sensors ATF6, IRE1 and PERK monitor deviations from homeostatic conditions in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a protein biogenesis compartment of eukaryotic cells. Their activation elicits unfolded protein responses (UPR) to re-establish proteostasis. UPR have been extensively investigated in cells exposed to chemicals that activate ER stress sensors by perturbing calcium, N-glycans or redox homeostasis. Cell responses to variations in luminal load with unfolded proteins are, in contrast, poorly characterized...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452261/maternal-betaine-administration-modulates-hepatic-type-1-iodothyronine-deiodinase-dio1-expression-in-chicken-offspring-through-epigenetic-modifications
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Zhen Hou, Qinwei Sun, Yun Hu, Shu Yang, Yibo Zong, Ruqian Zhao
As a feed additive, betaine is widely used in livestock production for its ability to promote growth. Our previous studies had reported that maternal betaine supplementation altered hepatic metabolism in offspring. But it remains unknown whether and how maternal betaine modulates metabolism of thyroid hormones in the offspring chickens by epigenetic modification. In this study, one hundred and twenty Rugao yellow-feathered laying hens were randomly divided into two groups, and were fed basal diet with or without 0...
February 13, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451408/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-key-one-carbon-metabolism-genes-and-their-association-with-blood-folate-and-homocysteine-levels-in-a-chinese-population-in-yunnan
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Juan Ni, Yaoxian Liu, Tao Zhou, Xiayu Wu, Xu Wang
OBJECTIVE: One-carbon metabolism (OCM) is essential for DNA synthesis and methylation. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within OCM genes may affect folic acid (FA) metabolism, disrupt homocysteine (Hcy) homeostasis, and increase the risk of disease. This study investigated the relationship between SNPs in key OCM genes and their association with blood FA and Hcy levels in a healthy population in Yunnan, China. METHODS: Six SNPs within five key OCM genes (MTHFR C677T, MTHFR A1298C, MS A2756G, MTRR A66G, CBS T833C, and SHMT C1420T) were genotyped in 300 healthy volunteers (148 males and 152 females) using polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism...
February 16, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449933/a-simplified-characterization-of-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-consuming-enzymes-with-1-step-ez-mtase-a-universal-and-straightforward-coupled-assay-for-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-setting
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Emmanuel S Burgos, Ryan O Walters, Derek M Huffman, David Shechter
Methyltransferases use S -adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) to deposit methyl marks. Many of these epigenetic 'writers' are associated with gene regulation. As cancer etiology is highly correlated with misregulated methylation patterns, methyltransferases are emerging therapeutic targets. Successful assignment of methyltransferases' roles within intricate biological networks relies on (1) the access to enzyme mechanistic insights and (2) the efficient screening of chemical probes against these targets. To characterize methyltransferases in vitro and in vivo , we report a highly-sensitive one-step deaminase-linked continuous assay where the S -adenosyl-l-homocysteine (SAH) enzyme-product is rapidly and quantitatively catabolized to S -inosyl-l-homocysteine (SIH)...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449868/prediction-of-methionine-and-homocysteine-levels-in-zucker-diabetic-fatty-zdf-rats-as-a-t2dm-animal-model-after-consumption-of-a-methionine-rich-diet
#16
Nayoung Han, Jung-Woo Chae, Jihyun Jeon, Jaeyeon Lee, Hyun-Moon Back, Byungjeong Song, Kwang-Il Kwon, Sang Kyum Kim, Hwi-Yeol Yun
Background: Although alterations in the methionine metabolism cycle (MMC) have been associated with vascular complications of diabetes, there have not been consistent results about the levels of methionine and homocysteine in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the current study was to predict changes in plasma methionine and homocysteine concentrations after simulated consumption of methionine-rich foods, following the development of a mathematical model for MMC in Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats, as a representative T2DM animal model...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448287/-significance-of-homocysteine-in-glaucoma
#17
Anselm Jünemann, Robert Rejdak, Bettina Hohberger
Endothelial dysfunction and vascular dysregulation play a role in the multifactorial pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic nerve atrophy. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and is associated with primary open-angle glaucoma as well as secondary open-angle glaucoma in the pseudoexfoliation syndrome. This paper reviews the literature on the association between homocysteine metabolism and glaucomatous disease and explains the possible role of hyperhomocysteinemia in the pathogenesis and progression of glaucoma...
February 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446340/identification-of-vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-vegetarian-indians
#18
Sadanand Naik, Namita Mahalle, Vijayshri Bhide
The prevalence of a sub-clinical vitamin B12 deficiency in the vegetarians is high. Total serum vitamin B12 concentration alone does not reliably reflect vitamin B12 status. Holotranscobalamin (holo-TC) II is a bioactive B12 fraction promoting specific uptake of B12 by cells and the circulating concentration reflects the intake of B12, whereas total homocysteine (tHcy) indicates the metabolic ability. In this study, we investigated the diagnostic value of circulating holo-TC, B12, folate and homocysteine in vegetarians who were at risk of B12 deficiency...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444504/the-snp-rs915014-in-mthfr-regulated-by-mirna-associates-with-atherosclerosis
#19
Xinye Liu, Lingxu Wang, Hao Chi, Jin Wang, Qian Zheng, Jingye Li, Yong Li, Dongwei Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The association between the genetic polymorphisms located in either the exon or untranslated region of MTHFR and the risk of human atherosclerosis has been well-documented. This study analyzed MTHFR polymorphisms at the 3'-untranslated region for association with risk and outcome of atherosclerosis in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: The hospital based case-control study was conducted with 500 patients and 600 healthy volunteers as control enrolled...
February 8, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439619/elevated-cd14-cd16-monocytes-in-hyperhomocysteinemia-associated-insulin-resistance-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#20
Bochun Zhang, Xinyu Qi, Yue Zhao, Rong Li, Chunmei Zhang, Hsun-Ming Chang, Yanli Pang, Jie Qiao
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia, chronic low-grade inflammation, and insulin resistance are predominant features in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). CD14 ++ CD16 + inflammatory monocytes are elevated in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, in which inflammation is one of the pathogenesis. We aimed to determine whether homocysteine levels are associated with monocyte subtypes or insulin resistance in women with PCOS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2014 and June 2015 at Peking University Third Hospital...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
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