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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523235/effects-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-versus-oral-levodopa-carbidopa-on-b-vitamin-levels-and-neuropathy
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Sebastian Loens, Elena Chorbadzhieva, Alexandra Kleimann, Dirk Dressler, Christoph Schrader
OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible interactions between levodopa therapy and plasma levels of B vitamins in patients with advanced idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) in the context of either oral levodopa therapy or levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG). Secondly, to determine the prevalence of neuropathy and its relation to plasma levels of B vitamins and homocysteine. METHODS: Medication doses, neurographies, and serum levels of pyridoxine, cobalamin, folate, and homocysteine of eight LCIG and 13 orally treated advanced IPD patients matched for age, Hoehn & Yahr stage, and UPRDS III were collected...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523048/what-to-eat-for-a-better-sleep-in-haemodialysis-patients-potential-role-of-b-vitamins-intake-and-appetite
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Dilek Ongan, Aysun Yuksel
OBJECTIVE: Sleeping disorders are common among Haemodialysis-HD patients. In addition to well-known factors, food consumption impact on sleep quality needs being discovered. Aim was to examine the nutrition-related factors that may influence sleep quality in HD patients. METHODS: One hundred and three patients in three HD centres participated. Data were collected with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index-PSQI and Questionnaire Form about socio-demographic characteristics and appetite...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505069/b-vitamin-intake-from-diet-and-supplements-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-middle-aged-women-results-from-the-prospective-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Manon Egnell, Philippine Fassier, Lucie Lécuyer, Laurent Zelek, Marie-Paule Vasson, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Pilar Galan, Mélanie Deschasaux, Mathilde Touvier
Experimental studies suggest a protective effect of B-vitamins on breast cancer risk, potentially modulated by alcohol intake. However, epidemiological studies are limited, especially regarding non-folate B-vitamins. Furthermore, few studies included quantitative assessment of supplemental intake. This prospective study aimed to investigate the associations between intakes of B-vitamins (dietary, supplemental, total) and breast cancer risk. 27,853 women aged ≥45 years from the NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-2016) were included, with a median follow-up time of 4...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499901/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-nutrient-status-supplementation-and-mechanisms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Sumedha Mitra, Radhika Natarajan, Douglas Ziedonis, Xiaoduo Fan
Over 50 million people around the world suffer from schizophrenia, a severe mental illness characterized by misinterpretation of reality. Although the exact causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, studies have indicated that inflammation and oxidative stress may play an important role in the etiology of the disease. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are crucial for normal central nervous development and proper functioning of neural networks and neurotransmitters. Patients with schizophrenia tend to have abnormal immune activation resulting in elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, ultimately leading to functional brain impairments...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479390/arsenic-metabolism-and-one-carbon-metabolism-at-low-moderate-arsenic-exposure-evidence-from-the-strong-heart-study
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Miranda Jones Spratlen, Mary V Gamble, Maria Grau-Perez, Chin-Chi Kuo, Lyle G Best, Joseph Yracheta, Kevin Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Meghan Hall, Jason G Umans, Amanda Fretts, Ana Navas-Acien
B-vitamins involved in one-carbon metabolism (OCM) can affect arsenic metabolism efficiency in highly arsenic exposed, undernourished populations. We evaluated whether dietary intake of OCM nutrients (including vitamins B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12) was associated with arsenic metabolism in a more nourished population exposed to lower arsenic than previously studied. Dietary intake of OCM nutrients and urine arsenic was evaluated in 405 participants from the Strong Heart Study. Arsenic exposure was measured as the sum of iAs, monomethylarsonate (MMA) and dimethylarsenate (DMA) in urine...
May 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478836/interleukin-1beta-may-act-on-hepatocytes-to-boost-plasma-homocysteine-the-increased-cardiovascular-risk-associated-with-elevated-homocysteine-may-be-mediated-by-this-cytokine
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Mark F McCarty, James H O'Keefe, James J DiNicolantonio
The results of multi-center trials of B vitamin supplementation reveal that, whereas moderately elevated homocysteine predicts increased risk for coronary disease, it does not play a mediating role in this regard. This essay proposes that interleukin-1beta can act on hepatocytes to suppress expression of the hepatocyte-specific forms of methionine adenosyltransferase; this in turn can be expected to decrease hepatic activity of cystathionine-β-synthase, leading to an increase in plasma homocysteine. It is further proposed that interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) is a true mediating risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and that elevated homocysteine predicts coronary disease because it can serve as a marker for increased IL-1β activity...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471487/folic-acid-is-necessary-for-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-c2c12-myoblasts
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Seong Yeon Hwang, Yong Jung Kang, Bokyung Sung, Jung Yoon Jang, Na Lam Hwang, Hye Jin Oh, Yu Ra Ahn, Hong Jae Kim, Jinhong Shin, Mi-Ae Yoo, Cheol Min Kim, Hae Young Chung, Nam Deuk Kim
Folic acid, a water soluble B vitamin, plays an important role in cellular metabolic activities, such as functioning as a cofactor in one-carbon metabolism for DNA and RNA synthesis as well as nucleotide and amino acid biosynthesis in the body. A lack of dietary folic acid can lead to folic acid deficiency and result in several health problems, including macrocytic anemia, elevated plasma homocysteine, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, carcinogenesis, muscle weakness, and walking difficulty. However, the effect of folic acid deficiency on skeletal muscle development and its molecular mechanisms are unknown...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466679/effect-of-two-prophylactic-bolus-vitamin-d-dosing-regimens-1000%C3%A2-iu-day-vs-400%C3%A2-iu-day-on-bone-mineral-content-in-new-onset-and-infrequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Sravani Muske, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Sadish Kumar Kamalanathan, Medha Rajappa, K T Harichandrakumar, Palanisamy Sivamurukan
OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of two vitamin D dosages (1000 vs. 400 IU/day) for osteoprotection in children with new-onset and infrequently-relapsing nephrotic syndrome (IFRNS) receiving corticosteroids. METHODS: This parallel-group, open label, randomised clinical trial enrolled 92 children with new-onset nephrotic syndrome (NS) (n = 28) or IFRNS (n = 64) to receive 1000 IU/day (Group A, n = 46) or 400 IU/day (Group B, n = 46) vitamin D (administered as a single bolus initial supplemental dose) by block randomisation in a 1:1 allocation ratio...
May 3, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462727/a-prospective-evaluation-of-the-depression-nutrient-intake-reverse-causality-hypothesis-in-a-cohort-of-community-dwelling-older-canadians
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Laura Gougeon, Hélène Payette, José A Morais, Pierrette Gaudreau, Bryna Shatenstein, Katherine Gray-Donald
Studies have investigated the potential protective effects that diet may have on late-life depression incidence. This disorder can, however, affect the person's food intake, widely known as the reverse causality hypothesis of depression. To test this hypothesis, we compared mean nutrient intakes from three 24-h recalls during the year depression was detected (Geriatric Depression Scale ≥11 or antidepressant medication) with intakes from 1 year earlier among community-dwelling older adults (67-83 years) followed up annually in the 4-year Québec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Aging, who were free of depression and cognitive impairment at baseline...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460586/supplementation-with-6s-5-methyltetrahydrofolate-or-folic-acid-equally-reduces-serum-homocysteine-concentrations-in-older-adults
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Ewa Sicińska, Anna Brzozowska, Wojciech Roszkowski, Paul M Finglas
Folic acid (FA) supplementation reduces the elevated serum homocysteine (Hcy) concentrations. [6 S]-5-methyltetrahydrofolate ([6 S]-5-MTHF) is an alternative to FA due to possible advantages, that is, no masking cobalamin deficiency. The study aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of [6 S]-5-MTHF in relations to FA supplementation in reducing the serum Hcy. Healthy volunteers, aged 50-65, had normal serum folate and did not use supplements with B-vitamins for 6 months. Forty subjects were divided into two groups: receiving 400 μg/d FA or the equimolar amount of [6 S]-5-MTHF...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460180/role-of-folate-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
#11
Victoria Sid, Yaw L Siow, Karmin O
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of chronic liver conditions that are characterized by steatosis, inflammation, fibrosis and liver injury. The global prevalence of NAFLD is rapidly increasing in proportion to the rising incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Since NAFLD is a multifaceted disorder with many underlying metabolic abnormalities, currently, there is no pharmacological agent that is therapeutically approved for the treatment of this disease. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays an essential role in one-carbon transfer reactions involved in nucleic acid biosynthesis, methylation reactions and sulfur-containing amino acid metabolism...
May 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458291/similarities-of-water-soluble-vitamin-components-among-non-prescription-pharmaceutical-vitamin-products-generally-available-on-the-domestic-market
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Keiichiro Suzuki, Moeko Kojina, Tetsuya Aiba
 Similarities among non-prescription pharmaceutical vitamin products generally available in community pharmacies were examined based on their vitamin components, and a chart was constructed to differentiate products to assist in appropriate product choice. In the analysis of the similarities, two hundred and seventy-six data entries on vitamin products were extracted from the database on the package inserts of the pharmaceutical products provided by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and they were reviewed for the amounts of vitamins they contained, in which the B vitamins, or vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, and niacin, were considered as well as vitamins C and E...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449833/rational-medical-therapy-is-the-key-to-effective-cardiovascular-disease-prevention
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J David Spence
In an era in which medicine personalized on the basis of genotyping is being proposed, it is timely to recognize that existing therapies could be markedly improved if they were on the basis of more effective application of principles on the basis of available phenotyping. Blood pressure control, which is poor on a worldwide basis, is a major opportunity to reduce cardiovascular risk. There are many genetic variants that have a small effect on blood pressure, but specific therapies are not available for most of them...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443432/marmite-may-help-regulate-healthy-brain-function
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Eating foods rich in B vitamins - such as the yeast extract Marmite - can boost chemicals associated with healthy brain function, according to researchers.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440964/effect-of-b9-and-b12-vitamin-intake-on-semen-parameters-and-fertility-of-men-with-mthfr-polymorphisms
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R Najafipour, S Moghbelinejad, A Aleyasin, A Jalilvand
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene codes a crucial enzyme which involve in folate metabolism. The effect of MTHFR gene polymorphisms on male fertility status is uncertain and controversial. We evaluated the effect of B vitamin family intake on total homocysteine content and semen parameters of men with MTHFR gene polymorphisms. MTHFR genotypes frequency and serum total homocysteine concentration were measured among 280 men with impaired spermatogenesis (asthenospermia, oligospermia, severe oligospermia and azoospermia) and 85 control participants...
April 25, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435317/systemic-alterations-in-plasma-proteins-from-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain-compared-to-healthy-controls-a-proteomic-study
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Karin Wåhlén, Patrik Olausson, Anders Carlsson, Nazdar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Bijar Ghafouri
Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a complex pain condition that is difficult to treat. The prevalence of CWP approximates ~10% of the general population, with higher prevalence in women. Lack of understanding of molecular mechanisms has been a challenge for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. The aim of this study was to explore the systemic protein changes in CWP compared to those in healthy controls (CON). By applying 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis, we analyzed the protein pattern of plasma samples from women with CWP (n=16) and healthy women (n=23)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424186/circulating-concentrations-of-biomarkers-and-metabolites-related-to-vitamin-status-one-carbon-and-the-kynurenine-pathways-in-us-nordic-asian-and-australian-populations
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Øivind Midttun, Despoina Theofylaktopoulou, Adrian McCann, Anouar Fanidi, David C Muller, Klaus Meyer, Arve Ulvik, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang, Ross Prentice, Cynthia A Thomson, Mary Pettinger, Graham G Giles, Allison Hodge, Qiuyin Cai, William J Blot, Jie Wu, Mikael Johansson, Johan Hultdin, Kjell Grankvist, Victoria L Stevens, Marjorie L McCullough, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Arnulf Langhammer, Kristian Hveem, Marit Næss, Howard D Sesso, J Michael Gaziano, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Gianluca Severi, Xuehong Zhang, Jiali Han, Meir J Stampfer, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Loic le Marchand, Jian-Min Yuan, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Renwei Wang, Yu-Tang Gao, Ulrika Ericson, Emily Sonestedt, Regina G Ziegler, Neal D Freedman, Kala Visvanathan, Miranda R Jones, Caroline Relton, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson, Per M Ueland
Background: Circulating concentrations of biomarkers that are related to vitamin status vary by factors such as diet, fortification, and supplement use. Published biomarker concentrations have also been influenced by the variation across laboratories, which complicates a comparison of results from different studies.Objective: We robustly and comprehensively assessed differences in biomarkers that are related to vitamin status across geographic regions.Design: The trial was a cross-sectional study in which we investigated 38 biomarkers that are related to vitamin status and one-carbon and tryptophan metabolism in serum and plasma from 5314 healthy control subjects representing 20 cohorts recruited from the United States, Nordic countries, Asia, and Australia, participating in the Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419609/band-aids-for-buchnera-and-b-vitamins-for-all
#18
Jacob A Russell, Kerry M Oliver, Allison K Hansen
Evolution lacks foresight, and hence, key adaptations may produce major challenges over the long run. The natural world is rife with examples of long-term 'side effects' associated with quick-fix tinkering, including blind spots in vertebrate eyes. An important question is how nature compensates for imperfections once evolution has set a course. The symbioses associated with sap-feeding insects present a fascinating opportunity to address this issue. On one hand, the substantial diversity and biomass of sap-feeding insects are largely due to ancient acquisitions of nutrient-provisioning bacterial symbionts...
April 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419279/primates-lice-and-bacteria-speciation-and-genome-evolution-in-the-symbionts-of-hominid-lice
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Bret M Boyd, Julie M Allen, Nam-Phuong Nguyen, Pranjal Vachaspati, Zach Quicksall, Tandy Warnow, Lawrence Mugisha, Kevin P Johnson, David L Reed
Insects with restricted diets rely on symbiotic bacteria to provide essential metabolites missing in their diet. The blood-sucking lice are obligate, host-specific parasites of mammals and are themselves host to symbiotic bacteria. In human lice, these bacterial symbionts supply the lice with B-vitamins. Here we sequenced the genomes of symbiotic and heritable bacterial of human, chimpanzee, gorilla, and monkey lice and used phylogenomics to investigate their evolutionary relationships. We find that these symbionts have a phylogenetic history reflecting the louse phylogeny, a finding contrary to previous reports of symbiont replacement...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415531/new-synthesis-of-poly-ortho-methoxyaniline-nanostructures-and-its-application-to-construct-modified-multi-wall-carbon-nanotube-graphite-paste-electrode-for-simultaneous-determination-of-uric-acid-and-folic-acid
#20
Hossein Rajabi, Meissam Noroozifar
Uric acid (UA) and folic acid (FA) are compounds of biomedical interest. In humans, about 70% of daily uric acid disposal occurs via the kidneys, and in 5-25% of humans, impaired renal (kidney) excretion leads to hyperuricemia. Folate is another form folic acid of which is known as, is one of the B vitamins. It is used as a supplement by women to prevent neural tube defects developing during pregnancy. Polyortho-methoxyaniline nanostructures (POMANS) was synthesized with a new two phase (organic-water) synthesis method...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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