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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736097/alcoholic-pellagra-as-a-cause-of-altered-mental-status-in-the-emergency-department
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Sarah Luthe Kyuragi, Ryota Sato
BACKGROUND: Pellagra, which is caused by a deficiency of niacin and tryptophan, the precursor of niacin, is a rare disease in developed countries where alcoholism is a major risk factor due to malnutrition and lack of B vitamins. Although pellagra involves treatable dementia and psychosis, it is often underdiagnosed, especially in developed countries. CASE REPORT: In Japan, a 37-year-old man presented to the emergency department with altered mental status and seizures...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721209/recent-advances-in-preventing-stroke-recurrence
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REVIEW
J David Spence
Recent advances in secondary stroke prevention include new evidence in hypertension, nutrition, anticoagulation, antiplatelet therapy, intracranial stenosis, percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale, and lipid-lowering therapy. Individualized therapy for hypertension based on phenotyping with plasma renin and aldosterone markedly improves blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension. A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of stroke by nearly half. The diagnosis and treatment of metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency, and B vitamins to lower homocysteine, can reduce the risk of stroke by approximately 30%...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705905/genome-wide-transcriptional-dynamics-in-the-companion-bacterial-symbionts-of-the-glassy-winged-sharpshooter-cicadellidae-homalodisca-vitripennis-reveal-differential-gene-expression-in-bacteria-occupying-multiple-host-organs
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Gordon M Bennett, Rebecca A Chong
The agricultural pest the Glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: GWSS), harbors two bacterial symbionts, "Candidatus Sulcia muelleri" and "Ca Baumannia cicadellinicola", that provide the ten essential amino acids (EAAs) limited in the host plant-sap diet. Although differing in origins and symbiotic age, both bacteria have experienced extensive genome degradation resulting from their ancient restriction to specialized host organs (bacteriomes) that provide cellular support and ensure vertical transmission...
July 13, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671236/vitamin-b-supplementation-what-s-the-right-choice-for-your-patients
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Laura G Leahy
As many patients turn to vitamins and supplements to enhance energy, relieve fatigue, or generally feel better, it is important to understand the connection between the B vitamins and psychiatric symptomatology. Vitamins B6, B8, and B12 have been shown not only to reduce psychiatric symptoms but also shorten the duration of illness. Vitamin B9, also known as folate or folic acid, has also been associated with psychiatric symptoms. However, when patients lack a specific genetic enzyme, which converts folate/folic acid to its most usable form, L-methylfolate, the neuroprotective and neuropsychiatric benefits are lost...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660890/vitamin-b12-deficiency
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REVIEW
Ralph Green, Lindsay H Allen, Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen, Alex Brito, Jean-Louis Guéant, Joshua W Miller, Anne M Molloy, Ebba Nexo, Sally Stabler, Ban-Hock Toh, Per Magne Ueland, Chittaranjan Yajnik
Vitamin B12 (B12; also known as cobalamin) is a B vitamin that has an important role in cellular metabolism, especially in DNA synthesis, methylation and mitochondrial metabolism. Clinical B12 deficiency with classic haematological and neurological manifestations is relatively uncommon. However, subclinical deficiency affects between 2.5% and 26% of the general population depending on the definition used, although the clinical relevance is unclear. B12 deficiency can affect individuals at all ages, but most particularly elderly individuals...
June 29, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659447/unravelling-the-relationship-between-the-tsetse-fly-and-its-obligate-symbiont-wigglesworthia-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-landscapes-reveal-highly-integrated-physiological-networks
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XiaoLi Bing, Geoffrey M Attardo, Aurelien Vigneron, Emre Aksoy, Francesca Scolari, Anna Malacrida, Brian L Weiss, Serap Aksoy
Insects with restricted diets rely on obligate microbes to fulfil nutritional requirements essential for biological function. Tsetse flies, vectors of African trypanosome parasites, feed exclusively on vertebrate blood and harbour the obligate endosymbiont Wigglesworthia glossinidia. Without Wigglesworthia, tsetse are unable to reproduce. These symbionts are sheltered within specialized cells (bacteriocytes) that form the midgut-associated bacteriome organ. To decipher the core functions of this symbiosis essential for tsetse's survival, we performed dual-RNA-seq analysis of the bacteriome, coupled with metabolomic analysis of bacteriome and haemolymph collected from normal and symbiont-cured (sterile) females...
June 28, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658926/role-of-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-a-in-oral-mucositis-induced-by-cancer-chemo-radiotherapy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nallan Csk Chaitanya, Arvind Muthukrishnan, Dara Balaji Gandhi Babu, Chinta Sanjeeva Kumari, Madishetty Adi Lakshmi, Gayathri Palat, Khwaja Shoeb Alam
INTRODUCTION: Oral mucositis is known to hamper the quality of life in patients treated for oral cancer. Many pharmacological agents have been tried and tested in its management, especially vitamin supplements including A, E and their combinations. AIM: A Meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of vitamins individually used for prevention or treatment of oral mucositis separately for chemotherapy, concurrent chemo radiotherapy, radiotherapy and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) individuals...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656633/the-roles-of-b-vitamins-in-phytoplankton-nutrition-new-perspectives-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Katherine E Helliwell
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. References SUMMARY: B vitamins play essential roles in central metabolism. These organic water-soluble molecules act as, or as part of, coenzymes within the cell. Unlike land plants, many eukaryotic algae are auxotrophic for certain B vitamins. Recent progress in algal genetic resources and environmental chemistry have promoted a renewal of interest in the role of vitamins in governing phytoplankton dynamics, and illuminated amazing versatility in phytoplankton vitamin metabolism. Accumulating evidence demonstrates metabolic complexity in the production and bioavailability of different vitamin forms, coupled with specialized acquisition strategies to salvage and remodel vitamin precursors...
June 28, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649192/deleterious-effects-of-chronic-folate-deficiency-in-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
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Susan Helm, Morgan Blayney, Taylor Whited, Mahjabin Noroozi, Sen Lin, Semira Kern, David Green, Ahmad Salehi
Folate is an important B vitamin naturally found in the human diet and plays a critical role in methylation of nucleic acids. Indeed, abnormalities in this major epigenetic mechanism play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of cognitive deficit and intellectual disability in humans. The most common cause of cognitive dysfunction in children is Down syndrome (DS). Since folate deficiency is very common among the pediatric population, we questioned whether chronic folate deficiency (CFD) exacerbates cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of DS...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635642/lack-of-association-between-serum-vitamin-b%C3%A2-vitamin-b12-and-vitamin-d-levels-with-different-types-of-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shengjie Li, Danhui Li, Mingxi Shao, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
Although vitamins play a major role in health, and their deficiency may be linked to symptoms of optic-nerve dysfunction, the association between serum vitamin levels and glaucoma in humans remains controversial. In this study, articles in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched up to 25March 2017. Nine studies on primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), four studies on normal tension glaucoma (NTG), and six studies on exfoliative glaucoma (EXG) were retrieved. The combined results showed no differences in the levels of serum vitamin B₆ between POAG (p = 0...
June 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628687/the-infatuation-with-biotin-supplementation-is-there-truth-behind-its-rising-popularity-a-comparative-analysis-of-clinical-efficacy-versus-social-popularity
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Teo Soleymani, Kristen Lo Sicco, Jerry Shapiro
<p>Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7 or vitamin H, is a water-soluble B vitamin that acts as an essential cofactor for several carboxylases involved in the cellular metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, and gluconeogenesis. Although there exists an incredible amount of social media hype and market advertising touting its efficacy for the improvement of hair quantity and quality, biotin's efficacy for hair remains largely unsubstantiated in scientific literature. We reviewed all pertinent scientific literature regarding the efficacy of biotin supplementation for hair growth and quality improvement, and we also investigated its popularity in society defined as a function of market analytics...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628360/genetic-risk-factors-for-folate-responsive-neural-tube-defects
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Anne M Molloy, Faith Pangilinan, Lawrence C Brody
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the most severe congenital malformations of the central nervous system. The etiology is complex, with both genetic and environmental factors having important contributions. Researchers have known for the past two decades that maternal periconceptional use of the B vitamin folic acid can prevent many NTDs. Though this finding is arguably one of the most important recent discoveries in birth defect research, the mechanism by which folic acid exerts this benefit remains unknown. Research to date has focused on the hypothesis that an underlying genetic susceptibility interacts with folate-sensitive metabolic processes at the time of neural tube closure...
June 19, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627191/-associations-between-insulin-resistance-and-three-b-vitamins-in-european-adolescents-the-helena-study
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Iris Iglesia, Marcela González-Gross, Inge Huybrechts, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Denes Molnar, Yannis Manios, Kurt Widhalm, Frédéric Gottrand, Anthony Kafatos, Asensión Marcos, Alejandro De la O Puerta, Catherine Leclercq, Stefaan De Henauw, Peter Stehle, Mathilde Kersting, Theodora Mouratidou, Luis Alberto Moreno
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether adolescents with high body mass index (BMI), or fat mass index (FMI), in combination with insulin resistance (assessed with the Homeostatic Model Assessment [HOMA] index), had also lower blood vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 concentrations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six hundred and fifteen adolescents from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study, with data on B-vitamins (both intakes and status), and BMI, FMI, HOMA, were selected...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625322/effect-of-b-vitamins-from-diet-on-hypertension
#14
Ruru Liu, Baibing Mi, Yaling Zhao, Qiang Li, Hong Yan, Shaonong Dang
BACKGROUND: In western populations, a higher level of dietary B vitamins intake has been associated with a lower risk of hypertension. However, data in Chinese is limited, whose B vitamins consumption is low and rates of hypertension are high. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate whether the three B vitamins are associated with hypertension in rural Chinese. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey among 2241 rural Chinese aged 18-80 years was conducted in northwestern China in 2010...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620818/effects-of-atorvastatin-and-simvastatin-on-oxidative-stress-in-diet-induced-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-wistar-albino-rats-a-comparative-study
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T Nikolic, V Zivkovic, I Srejovic, I Stojic, N Jeremic, J Jeremic, K Radonjic, S Stankovic, R Obrenovic, D Djuric, V Jakovljevic
Considering the well-known antioxidant properties of statins, it seems important to assess their impact on major markers of oxidative stress (superoxide anion radical, nitric oxide, and index of lipid peroxidation) to compare the antioxidative potentials of atorvastatin and simvastatin during the different degrees of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) in rats. This study was conducted on adult male Wistar albino rats (n = 90; 4 weeks old; 100 ± 15 g body mass) in which HHcy was achieved by dietary manipulation...
June 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608247/tryptophan-status-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-the-influence-of-supplementation-on-its-level
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Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska, Jagoda Jóźwik-Pruska, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
Recent reports show that the worldwide incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is dramatically increasing, although ASD etiology and pathogenesis are still far to be fully elucidated. Some dietary-derived essential compounds, such as the amino acid tryptophan, appear to be impaired in patients with ASD. Tryptophan (Trp) plays a significant role in the human organism and serves as a precursor for a wide range of bioactive compounds, including major neurotransmitters. Research indicates that tryptophan might be deficient in subjects with ASD...
June 12, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602467/intake-of-b-vitamins-and-impairment-in-physical-function-in-older-adults
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Ellen A Struijk, Alberto Lana, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Esther Lopez-Garcia
BACKGROUND: The effect of vitamin B intake on physical function is not well known. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prospective association of the intake of vitamins B6, B12 and folate with physical function impairment in older adults. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study with 1630 participants from the Seniors-ENRICA study, a cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥60 years who were free of physical function impairment at baseline...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587068/genetic-variants-involved-in-one-carbon-metabolism-polymorphism-frequencies-and-differences-in-homocysteine-concentrations-in-the-folic-acid-fortification-era
#18
Josiane Steluti, Aline M Carvalho, Antonio A F Carioca, Andreia Miranda, Gilka J F Gattás, Regina M Fisberg, Dirce M Marchioni
Folate and other B vitamins are essential co-factors of one-carbon metabolism, and genetic variants, such as polymorphisms, can alter the metabolism. Furthermore, the adoption of food fortification with folic acid showed a decrease of homocysteine concentration. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequencies of the polymorphisms of enzymes and carrier proteins involved in one-carbon metabolism, and to evaluate homocysteine concentrations in the presence of these genetic variants in a population exposed to mandatory food fortification with folic acid...
May 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574605/b-vitamins-and-hip-fracture-secondary-analyses-and-extended-follow-up-of-two-large-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
M Garcia Lopez, K H Bønaa, M Ebbing, E F Eriksen, C G Gjesdal, O Nygård, G S Tell, P M Ueland, H E Meyer
Elevated plasma homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of fractures in observational studies. However, it is unsettled if homocysteine-lowering treatment affects fracture risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an intervention with B-vitamins on the risk of hip fracture in a secondary analysis of combined data from two large randomized controlled trials originally designed to study cardiovascular diseases. Both trials had identical design, intervention and primary objective...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565892/metabolic-surgery-and-nutritional-deficiencies
#20
Christine Stroh, Thomas Manger, Frank Benedix
The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity in Germany is associated with an increasing number of metabolic surgical interventions. Short-term surgical and long-term metabolic complications such as nutrient deficiencies can be considered as the main risks of metabolic surgery with its malabsorptive but also restrictive procedures. The aim of this review was to characterize the most relevant metabolic complications specific for the various bariatric procedures, which, subsequently, require a permanent surveillance and supplementation, respectively...
October 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
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