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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934375/into-the-wild-parallel-transcriptomics-of-the-tsetse-wigglesworthia-mutualism-within-kenyan-populations
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Miguel Medina Munoz, Adam R Pollio, Hunter L White, Rita V M Rio
Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) have medical significance as the obligate vectors of African trypanosomes. In addition, tsetse harbor a simple gut microbiota. A predominant gut microbiota member, the Gammaproteobacterium Wigglesworthia spp., has coevolved with tsetse for a significant portion of Glossina radiation proving critical to tsetse fitness. Although multiple roles have been described for Wigglesworthia within colony flies, little research has been dedicated towards functional characterization within wild tsetse...
September 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933636/nicotinic-acid-inhibits-angiogenesis-likely-through-cytoskeleton-remodeling
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Lemen Pan, Guanfeng Yu, Xiangjian Chen, Xiaoqiang Li
Angiogenesis is a physiological procedure during which the new blood vessels develop from the pre-existing vessels. Uncontrolled angiogenesis is related to various diseases including cancers. Clinical inhibition of undesired angiogenesis is still under investigation. We utilized nicotinic acid, a family member of the B-vitamin niacin (vitamin B3) that has been used in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis or other lipid-metabolic disorders, to treat human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM), and investigated its influence on angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
September 21, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922910/clinical-study-of-vitamin-a-combined-with-vitamin-b-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-anemia-in-premature-infants
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Changhong Chai, Xiuhua Wang, Chunlei Hou
BACKGROUND: We explored the clinical efficacy of vitamin A combined with vitamin B in the prevention and treatment of premature infants with anemia. METHODS: 150 cases of premature infants were divided into three groups. Vitamin A combined with recombinant human erythropoietin (group A), vitamin B combined with recombinant human erythropoietin (group B), vitamin A combined with vitamin B combined with recombinant human erythropoietin treatment (recorded as group C)...
September 15, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922778/circulating-folate-vitamin-b6-and-methionine-in-relation-to-lung-cancer-risk-in-the-lung-cancer-cohort-consortium-lc3
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Anouar Fanidi, David C Muller, Jian-Min Yuan, Victoria L Stevens, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Ross Prentice, Cynthia A Thomsen, Mary Pettinger, Qiuyin Cai, William J Blot, Jie Wu, Alan A Arslan, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Marjorie L McCullough, Loic Le Marchand, Lynne R Wilkens, Christopher A Haiman, Xuehong Zhang, Jiali Han, Meir J Stampfer, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Edward Giovannucci, Graham G Giles, Allison M Hodge, Gianluca Severi, Mikael Johansson, Kjell Grankvist, Arnulf Langhammer, Steinar Krokstad, Marit Næss, Renwei Wang, Yu-Tang Gao, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang, Honglan Li, Wei Zheng, Qing Lan, Kala Visvanathan, Judith Hoffman Bolton, Per Magne Ueland, Øivind Midttun, Arve Ulvik, Neil E Caporaso, Mark Purdue, Regina G Ziegler, Neal D Freedman, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Howard D Sesso, J Michael Gaziano, Jonas Manjer, Ulrika Ericson, Caroline Relton, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson
Background: Circulating concentrations of B vitamins and factors related to one-carbon metabolism have been found to be strongly inversely associated with lung cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. The extent to which these associations are present in other study populations is unknown. Methods: Within 20 prospective cohorts from the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium, a nested case-control study was designed including 5364 incident lung cancer case patients and 5364 control subjects who were individually matched to case patients by age, sex, cohort, and smoking status...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894552/status-of-antioxidant-and-homocysteine-lowering-vitamins-related-to-cardiovascular-diseases-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Akram Kooshki, Mitra Eftekhari Yazdi, Manidgeh Yousefi Moghaddam, Roya Akbarzadeh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients. Oxidative stress and hyperhomocysteinemia may contribute to an increased risk of CVD. Therefore, we assessed the status of antioxidant and homocysteine-lowering vitamins related to cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients at Vasei hospital in Sabzevar. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 75 hemodialysis patients by using census method at Vasei Hospital in Sabzevar (Iran) in 2014...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890864/germ-soak-water-as-nutrient-source-to-improve-fermentation-of-corn-grits-from-modified-corn-dry-grind-process
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Ankita Juneja, Deepak Kumar, Vijay Singh
Corn fractionation in modified dry grind processes results in low fermentation efficiency of corn grits because of nutrient deficiency. This study investigated the use of nutrient-rich water from germ soaking to improve grits fermentation in the conventional dry grind and granular starch hydrolysis (GSH) processes. Comparison of germ soak water with the use of protease and external B-vitamin addition in improving grits fermentation was conducted. Use of water from optimum soaking conditions (12 h at 30 °C) resulted in complete fermentation with 29 and 8% higher final ethanol yields compared to that of control in conventional and GSH process, respectively...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884726/-polyneuropathies-in-intestinal-diseases
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I V Damulin, D A Degterev
Different aspects of polyneuropathies (PN) developed due to the deficit of group B vitamins in intestinal diseases are considered. Neurological disturbances related to intestinal diseases are caused by malabsorption that leads to the deficit of some compounds extremely important for normal cell metabolism, pathological changes of mucous coat of the stomach and intestine and higher sensitivity to the plant protein gluten. Vitamin B12 deficit can lead to a number of neurological disturbances; patients with pernicious anemia most often develop myelopathy and PN...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884720/-etiopathogenetic-factors-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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E S Filatova, Sh F Erdes
AIM: To determine a neuropathic component of pain and define its causes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-three patients with confirmed RA, mean age 46,5±11,7 years, RA duration from 3 month to 30 years, were studied. Rheumatology, neurological, using the DN4 questionnaire, examinations and stimulation electromyography were used. Results and сonclusion. Signs of neuropathic pain (NP) assessed with the DN4 were identified in 73 (43%) patients with RA...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871404/assessment-of-bioavailable-b-vitamin-content-in-food-using-in-vitro-digestibility-assay-and-lc-ms-sida
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Toomas Paalme, Allan Vilbaste, Kaspar Kevvai, Ildar Nisamedtinov, Kristel Hälvin-Tanilas
Standardized analytical methods, where each B vitamin is extracted from a given sample individually using separate procedures, typically ensure that the extraction conditions provide the maximum recovery of each vitamin. However, in the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT), the extraction conditions are the same for all vitamins. Here, we present an analytically feasible extraction protocol that simulates conditions in the GIT and provides a measure of the content of bioavailable vitamins using LC-MS stable isotope dilution assay...
September 4, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854586/folate-homocysteine-and-the-ovarian-cycle-among-healthy-regularly-menstruating-women
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Kara A Michels, Jean Wactawski-Wende, James L Mills, Karen C Schliep, Audrey J Gaskins, Edwina H Yeung, Keewan Kim, Torie C Plowden, Lindsey A Sjaarda, Ellen N Chaljub, Sunni L Mumford
STUDY QUESTION: How are concentrations of plasma homocysteine and serum folate associated with reproductive hormones and anovulation in regularly menstruating women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Higher homocysteine was associated with sporadic anovulation and hormonal changes that may be indicative of impaired ovulatory function, but higher serum folate was associated only with higher luteal phase progesterone. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Higher folate levels as well as some variants in genes relevant to one-carbon metabolism, are associated with improved reproductive outcomes and responses to fertility treatment, but only a few small studies have explored the relationship between markers of one-carbon metabolism and menstrual cycle characteristics...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847140/effects-of-b-vitamins-overload-on-plasma-insulin-level-and-hydrogen-peroxide-generation-in-rats
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Wuping Sun, Mingzhu Zhai, Qian Zhou, Chengrui Qian, Changyu Jiang
It has been reported that nicotinamide-overload induces oxidative stress associated with insulin resistance, the key feature of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study aimed to investigate the effects of B vitamins in T2DM. Glucose tolerance tests were carried out in adult Sprague-Dawley rats treated with or without cumulative doses of B vitamins. More specifically, insulin tolerance tests were also carried out in adult Sprague-Dawley rats treated with or without cumulative doses of Vitamin B3. We found that cumulative Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B3 administration significantly increased the plasma H₂O₂ levels associated with high insulin levels...
August 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830419/prevalence-patterns-and-perceived-value-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-hiv-patients-a-descriptive-study
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Mandreker Bahall
BACKGROUND: Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread among different patient populations despite the availability of evidence-based conventional medicine and lack of supporting evidence for the claims of most CAM types. This study explored the prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of CAM among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. METHODS: This quantitative descriptive study was conducted between November 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 among a cross-sectional, convenience sample of attendees of the HIV clinic of a public tertiary health care institution...
August 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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/28820082/high-dose-b-vitamin-supplements-and-risk-for-age-related-cataract-a-population-based-prospective-study-of-men-and-women
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Jinjin Z Selin, Birgitta E Lindblad, Matteo Bottai, Ralf Morgenstern, Alicja Wolk
Previous studies that have investigated the association between B-vitamin supplement use and risk for cataract yield conflicting results. The aim of this study was to examine the association between use of high-dose B-vitamin supplements (approximately 10 times recommended daily intake) and risk for age-related cataract in a population-based prospective study of 13 757 women from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and 22 823 men from the Cohort of Swedish Men. Dietary supplement use and potential confounders were assessed using a questionnaire at baseline...
July 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816120/b-vitamins-in-stroke-prevention-time-to-reconsider
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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/28807434/nutritional-strategies-in-the-management-of-alzheimer-disease-systematic-review-with-network-meta-analysis
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Shirley Steffany Muñoz Fernández, Terry Ivanauskas, Sandra Maria Lima Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer disease (AD) is the major cause of dependency and disability in the elderly. Numerous studies have sought to achieve its prevention and/or management examining a role for modifiable risk factors, such as nutrition. This work aims to investigate the effects of food and/or nutrients in the management of AD at different stages. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for clinical trials examining the effect of nutrient intervention in individuals with AD, compared with placebo, published up to 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806886/rs6586282-of-the-cbs-gene-its-lack-of-eff-ect-on-homocysteine-concentrations-and-interaction-eff-ects-on-body-weight-in-elderly-women
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Agata Chmurzynska, Anna M Malinowska, Jolanta Twardowska-Rajewska, Jan Gawecki
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of the rs6586282 polymorphism of the cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) gene, and of the intake of B vitamins on anthropometric parameters, tHcy levels, and lipoprotein levels in women over 60 years of age. 122 volunteers were supplemented with 400 μg/day folic acid for 8 weeks. The intake of B vitamins above the median value was associated with lower levels of blood biomarkers: folate with tHcy post supplementation (6.21 ± 0.24 μM vs 7.11 ± 0.32 μM; p < 0...
August 15, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803010/short-communication-apparent-ruminal-synthesis-of-b-vitamins-in-lactating-dairy-cows-fed-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fermentation-product
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D S Castagnino, Y Ying, M S Allen, R Gervais, P Y Chouinard, C L Girard
Apparent ruminal synthesis and duodenal flow of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folates, and vitamin B12 were evaluated in an experiment using 15 ruminally and duodenally cannulated lactating Holstein cows fed a basal diet, according to a crossover design, supplemented or not with 56 g/d of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product. Duration of the treatment period was 28 d. The basal ration had 28% neutral detergent fber, 30% starch and 16.5% crude protein; forages were corn silage (67% of forage dry matter) and alfalfa silage (33% of forage dry matter)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782187/sensitive-three-dimensional-ultrasound-assessment-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-by-weighted-average-of-local-vessel-wall-and-plaque-thickness-change
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Jieyu Cheng, Eranga Ukwatta, Shadi Shavakh, Tommy W S Chow, Grace Parraga, J David Spence, Bernard Chiu
PURPOSE: Vitamin B deficiency has been identified as a risk factor for vascular events. However, the reduction of vascular events was not shown in large randomized controlled trials evaluating B-Vitamin therapy. There is an important requirement to develop sensitive biomarkers to be used as efficacy targets for B-Vitamin therapy as well as other dietary treatments and lifestyle regimes that are being developed. Carotid vessel-wall-plus-plaque thickness change (VWT-Change) measured from 3D ultrasound has been shown to be sensitive to atorvastatin therapies in previous studies...
August 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781726/the-anti-parkinsonism-effects-of-katp-channel-blockade-in-the-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-animal-model-the-role-of-oxidative-stress
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Hossein Piri, Hashem Haghdoost-Yazdi, Negin Fraidouni, Tahereh Dargahi, Mohamadhosein Yaghoubidoust, Abbas Azadmehr
INTRODUCTION: Studies suggest that ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels are a potential pharmacotherapeutic target for neuroprotection in neurodegenerative diseases. The current study aimed at evaluating the effect of pretreatment with glibenclamide (Glib) and B vitamins supplement on the severity of behavioral symptoms in 6-hydroxydopamine (OHDA)-induced Parkinsonism. Also malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration was measured in the blood and brain suspensions to find probable neuroprotective mechanism of Glib...
May 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
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