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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783174/facile-isolation-of-%C3%AE-ribazole-from-vitamin-b-12-hydrolysates-using-boronate-affinity-chromatography
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Theodoric A Mattes, Jorge C Escalante-Semerena
Alpha-ribazole (α-R) is a unique riboside found in the nucleotide loop of coenzyme B12 (CoB12 ). α-R is not an intermediate of the de novo biosynthetic pathway of coenzyme B12 , but some bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes have evolved a two-protein system (transporter, kinase) that scavenges α-R from the environment and converts it to the pathway intermediate α-RP. Since α-R is not commercially available, one must either synthesize α-R, or isolate it from hydrolysates of vitamin B12 (cyano-B12 , CNB12 ), so the function of the above-mentioned proteins can be studied...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780383/human-metapneumovirus-infection-inhibits-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-human-macrophages
#2
Youxian Li, Stine Østerhus, Ingvild B Johnsen
Human cathelicidin antimicriobial peptide (CAMP) is a critical component of host innate immunity with both antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions. Several pathogens have been shown to downregulate CAMP expression, yet it is unclear if such modulation occurs during a viral infection. In this study, we showed that infection with human metapneumovirus (hMPV), one of the leading causes of respiratory tract infections in young children, strongly suppressed basal and vitamin-D induced CAMP expression in human macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779954/construction-of-fluorescent-analogs-to-follow-the-uptake-and-distribution-of-cobalamin-vitamin-b-12-in-bacteria-worms-and-plants
#3
Andrew D Lawrence, Emi Nemoto-Smith, Evelyne Deery, Joseph A Baker, Susanne Schroeder, David G Brown, Jennifer M A Tullet, Mark J Howard, Ian R Brown, Alison G Smith, Helena I Boshoff, Clifton E Barry, Martin J Warren
Vitamin B12 is made by only certain prokaryotes yet is required by a number of eukaryotes such as mammals, fish, birds, worms, and Protista, including algae. There is still much to learn about how this nutrient is trafficked across the domains of life. Herein, we describe ways to make a number of different corrin analogs with fluorescent groups attached to the main tetrapyrrole-derived ring. A further range of analogs were also constructed by attaching similar fluorescent groups to the ribose ring of cobalamin, thereby generating a range of complete and incomplete corrinoids to follow uptake in bacteria, worms, and plants...
April 28, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779299/health-issues-of-refugees-attending-an-infectious-disease-refugee-health-clinic-in-a-regional-australian-hospital
#4
Peta J Masters, Penelope J Lanfranco, Emmy Sneath, Amanda J Wade, Sarah Huffam, James Pollard, James Standish, Kate McCloskey, Eugene Athan, Daniel P O'Brien, N Deborah Friedman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Refugees in Australia present with conditions different to those of the general population. The aim of this study was to review the reasons for referral, prevalence of conditions and treatment outcomes for refugee patients attending a specialist referral clinic in regional Victoria. METHOD: A retrospective review was undertaken of patients attending the refugee health clinic at University Hospital Geelong from January 2007 to December 2012...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778632/how-to-save-both-transverse-colon-and-continence-after-extensive-left-colon-surgery-a-case-report-of-a-new-procedure
#5
Marica Grasso, Alessandro Cimmino, Nicola Sangiuliano, Antonello Niglio
INTRODUCTION: Nowadays, after wide left colectomy, it is necessary to choose one of the following procedures: a definitive transverse colostomy, an ileo-rectal anastomosis or a right colo-rectal anastomosis (Deloyers procedure). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We performed our new procedure on a 63 years-old man. After an extensive left proctocolectomy, the intestinal continuity between the transverse colon and rectum was obtained by transposition and rotation of the right colon into the pelvis...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777237/dna-methylation-variant-b-vitamins-intake-and-longitudinal-change-in-body-mass-index
#6
Xiang Li, Tiange Wang, Min Zhao, Tao Huang, Dianjianyi Sun, Liyuan Han, Hoirun Nisa, Xiaoyun Shang, Yoriko Heianza, Lu Qi
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence has implicated DNA methylation (DNAm) in the regulation of body adiposity; a recent epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) identified a genetic variant determining DNAm at the SREBF1 gene that affected body mass index (BMI). OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we tested interactions between DNAm variant rs752579 and methylation metabolism-related B-vitamins (folate, vitamin B2 , vitamin B6 , and vitamin B12 ) on longitudinal change in BMI in the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS)...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776960/effect-of-combined-treatment-with-folic-acid-vitamin-b-6-and-vitamin-b-12-on-plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-women
#7
William G Christen, Nancy R Cook, Martin Van Denburgh, Elaine Zaharris, Christine M Albert, JoAnn E Manson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether reducing plasma homocysteine concentrations with long-term, combined treatment with folic acid, vitamin B6 , and vitamin B12 alters plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a blood substudy of 300 treatment-adherent participants (150 in the active treatment group, 150 in the placebo group) in the WAFACS (Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study), a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing a daily combination of folic acid (2...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773468/determination-of-vitamin-b-12-in-equine-urine-by-liquid-chromatography-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#8
Ross Wenzel, Derek Major, Karly Hesp, Philip Doble
Regulating authorities in the racing industry have restricted the administration of potentially performance enhancing cobalt salts to horses. There are severe penalties for trainers presenting horses with elevated urine cobalt concentrations, and compliance is ensured via analysis of total urinary cobalt at thresholds of 100 μg/L. When cobalt is present as part of the cobalamin molecule it is not considered performance enhancing. This paper demonstrates that a horse can excrete a significant proportion of a commercially available vitamin B12 injection in urine without metabolic modification...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771856/vitamin-e-phosphate-coating-stimulates-bone-deposition-in-implant-related-infections-in-a-rat-model
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Arianna B Lovati, Marta Bottagisio, Susanna Maraldi, Martina B Violatto, Monica Bortolin, Elena De Vecchi, Paolo Bigini, Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò
BACKGROUND: Implant-related infections are associated with impaired bone healing and osseointegration. In vitro antiadhesive and antibacterial properties and in vivo antiinflammatory effects protecting against bone loss of various formulations of vitamin E have been demonstrated in animal models. However, to the best of our knowledge, no in vivo studies have demonstrated the synergistic activity of vitamin E in preventing bacterial adhesion to orthopaedic implants, thus supporting the bone-implant integration...
June 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771289/performance-of-plasma-trigonelline-as-a-marker-of-coffee-consumption-in-an-epidemiologic-setting
#10
Øivind Midttun, Arve Ulvik, Ottar Nygård, Per M Ueland
Background: Coffee is a widely consumed beverage, and studies suggest that drinking coffee has beneficial health effects. The phytohormone trigonelline is present in large amounts in coffee beans, and circulating concentrations of trigonelline have been shown to be positively related to dietary intake of coffee and to increase significantly after the consumption of a bolus dose of coffee. Objective: We cross-sectionally investigated the utility of plasma trigonelline as a marker of coffee consumption in an epidemiologic setting...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769494/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-study-in-a-tertiary-cardiac-hospital-of-bangladesh
#11
N Fatema, S K Banerjee, C M Ahmed, A A Habib, F Rahman, S A Ahsan, H Hoque, R C Debnath, S Hashem, J Arzu
This study was done to evaluate the clinical profile, management and to analysis of pregnancy outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy pregnant women. Follow up was done after treatment and to see the prognosis. All patients admitted with peripartum cardiomyopathy from July 2009 to June 2014 in the department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh were considered for this observational study. Seventy two (72) women were evaluated. Primi-paras are 28 (39%) of the total study population...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767694/shorter-time-to-pregnancy-with-increasing-preconception-carotene-concentrations-among-women-with-1-to-2-previous-pregnancy-losses
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Keewan Kim, Enrique F Schisterman, Robert M Silver, Brian D Wilcox, Anne M Lynch, Neil J Perkins, Richard W Browne, Laurie L Lesher, Joseph B Stanford, Aijun Ye, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Sunni L Mumford
Although maternal nutrition may impact fecundity, associations between preconception micronutrients and time to pregnancy (TTP) has not been examined. We assessed the relationship between preconception fat-soluble micronutrient concentrations and TTP among women with 1-2 prior pregnancy losses. This is a prospective cohort study of 1,228 women set in the EAGeR Trial (US, 2007-2011), which assessed the effect of preconception-initiated daily low dose aspirin on reproductive outcomes. We measured preconception zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, lycopene, α- and β-carotene, and α- and γ-tocopherol in serum...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767467/treatment-of-periorbital-dark-circles-comparative-study-of-carboxy-therapy-vs-chemical-peeling-vs-mesotherapy
#13
Naglaa A Ahmed, Salma S Mohammed, Mohammad I Fatani
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation and comparison of the efficacy and safety of 3 different modalities of treatment for dark circles that function via different modes of action. METHODS: In total, 45 female patients with periorbital hyperpigmentation were randomly selected to participate from those attending the outpatient dermatology clinic of Al-Zahraa University Hospital within a 6-month period. Patients were divided into 3 groups, and the groups were subjected to different types of therapy: group A, carboxy therapy; group B, chemical peel; and group C, vitamin C mesotherapy...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766002/influence-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-on-response-to-pegylated-interferon-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-egyptian-patients
#14
Gomaa Mostafa-Hedeab, Dina Sabry, Ghada Mostafa Abdelaziz, Manal Ewaiss, Nagla Adli, Wael Fathy
Background: We explored the effect of vitamin D receptor gene ( VDR ) polymorphisms in response to PEG-IFN treatment in Egyptian chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Methods: Two hundred hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients (42.3±10.7 years) on PEG-IFN α-2a (180 µg /kg for 48 weeks) and one hundred control subjects (37.3 ±12 years) were enrolled in the study. Vitamin D levels and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) expression were assessed by ELISA. VDR polymorphisms FokI T>C (rs 10735810), BsmI A>G (rs 1544410), ApaI (rs7975253), and TaqI C>T (rs 731236), were genotyped using real-time PCR...
April 2018: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765505/inhibition-of-protein-aggregation-by-several-antioxidants
#15
Samra Hasanbašić, Alma Jahić, Selma Berbić, Magda Tušek Žnidarič, Eva Žerovnik
Amyloid fibril formation is a shared property of all proteins; therefore, model proteins can be used to study this process. We measured protein aggregation of the model amyloid-forming protein stefin B in the presence and absence of several antioxidants. Amyloid fibril formation by stefin B was routinely induced at pH 5 and 10% TFE, at room temperature. The effects of antioxidants NAC, vitamin C, vitamin E, and the three polyphenols resveratrol, quercetin, and curcumin on the kinetics of fibril formation were followed using ThT fluorescence...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764903/vitamin-d-supplementation-does-not-improve-cvd-risk-factors-in-vitamin-d-insufficient-subjects
#16
Julia Magdalena Kubiak, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Elena Kamycheva, Rolf Jorde
OBJECTIVE: Low serum 25(OH)D levels are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and some of its risk factors. However, in interventional studies the effects of vitamin D supplementation have been uncertain, possibly due to inclusion of vitamin D sufficient subjects. Our aim was therefore to examine effects of vitamin D supplementation on CVD risk factors in vitamin D insufficient subjects. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomized controlled trial. METHODS: A four months interventional study with high dose vitamin D (100 000 IU loading dose, followed by 20 000 IU/week) or placebo with measurements of blood pressure, lipids (total-, LDL- and HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoproteins A1 and B), and glucose metabolism parameters (blood glucose, HbA1c, sRAGE, insulin, C-peptide, and HOMA-IR)...
May 15, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764762/analysis-of-plasma-albumin-vitamin-d-and-apolipoproteins-a-and-b-as-predictive-coronary-risk-biomarkers-in-the-regicor-study
#17
Gabriel Vázquez-Oliva, Alberto Zamora, Rafel Ramos, Isaac Subirana, María Grau, Irene R Dégano, Daniel Muñoz, Montserrat Fitó, Roberto Elosua, Jaume Marrugat
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: New biomarkers could improve the predictive capacity of classic risk functions. The aims of this study were to determine the association between circulating levels of apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1), apolipoprotein B (apoB), albumin, and 25-OH-vitamin D and coronary events and to analyze whether these biomarkers improve the predictive capacity of the Framingham-REGICOR risk function. METHODS: A case-cohort study was designed. From an initial cohort of 5404 individuals aged 35 to 74 years with a 5-year follow-up, all the participants who had a coronary event (n = 117) and a random group of the cohort (subcohort; n = 667) were selected...
May 12, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762760/evaluation-of-different-dietary-alterations-in-their-ability-to-mitigate-the-incidence-and-severity-of-woody-breast-and-white-striping-in-commercial-male-broilers
#18
B C Bodle, C Alvarado, R B Shirley, Y Mercier, J T Lee
The following study was conducted to define how multiple nutritional strategies affect broiler performance, meat yield, and the presence and severity of white striping (WS) and woody breast (WB) in high-yielding broilers. Relative to a commercial set of reference broiler diets (Commercial reference diet; Trt 1) that were fed in a 4-phase program, the following nutritional strategies were investigated: increasing the ratio of digestible arginine: digestible lysine (dArg: dLys ranged from 113 to 126; Trt 2), supplementing Trt 1 with 94...
May 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762474/saccharomyces-cerevisiae-boulardii-reduces-the-deoxynivalenol-induced-alteration-of-the-intestinal-transcriptome
#19
Imourana Alassane-Kpembi, Philippe Pinton, Jean-François Hupé, Manon Neves, Yannick Lippi, Sylvie Combes, Mathieu Castex, Isabelle P Oswald
Type B trichothecene mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most frequently occurring food contaminants. By inducing trans-activation of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increasing the stability of their mRNA, trichothecene can impair intestinal health. Several yeast products, especially Saccharomyces cerevisiae , have the potential for improving the enteric health of piglets, but little is known about the mechanisms by which the administration of yeast counteracts the DON-induced intestinal alterations...
May 15, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761652/vitamin-d-status-and-associated-genetic-polymorphisms-in-a-cohort-of-uk-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
P S Gibson, A Quaglia, A Dhawan, H Wu, S Lanham-New, K H Hart, E Fitzpatrick, J B Moore
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the role of polymorphisms determining vitamin D status remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine in UK children with biopsy-proven NAFLD (i) their vitamin D status throughout a 12-month period and (ii) interactions between key vitamin D-related genetic variants (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide synthase-1/dehydrocholesterol reductase-7, vitamin D receptor, group-specific component, CYP2R1) and disease severity...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
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