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Hena Naqvi, Mohammad Kaleem Ahmad, Syed Rizwan Hussain, Shalini Gupta, Mohammad Waseem, Abbas Ali Mahdi
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) occurrence appears to be the number one among all cancers in India. Folate is a methyl donor during DNA methylation, as it provides substrate for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) to convert 5,10-MTHF to 5-MTHF and subsequently metabolizes it to methionine. The purpose of this study was to identify MTHFR C677T gene polymorphism in patients with OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 350 OSCC cases and 350 healthy controls participated in this study...
October 24, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Mark Lucock, Emma Beckett, Charlotte Martin, Patrice Jones, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Martin Veysey
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine whether UV exposure alters folate status according to C677T-MTHFR genotype, and to consider the relevance of this to human health and the evolutionary model of skin pigmentation. METHODS: Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) satellite data were used to examine surface UV-irradiance, as a marker of UV exposure, in a large (n = 649) Australian cross-sectional study population. PCR/RFLP analysis was used to genotype C677T-MTHFR...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Mogge Hajiesmaeil, Farzaneh Tafvizi, Soheila Sarmadi
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women worldwide. Several factors lead to cervical cancer, among which human papilloma virus (HPV) infection has a prominent role. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is crucial in folate metabolic pathway and plays an important role in DNA synthesis and DNA methylation. MTHFR gene polymorphisms, including C677T and A1298C, lead to reduced enzyme activity. This case-control study aims to illustrate the association between MTHFR gene polymorphisms and the risk of cervical cancer...
October 19, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Rola F Turki, Mourad Assidi, Huda A Banni, Hanan A Zahed, Sajjad Karim, Hans-Juergen Schulten, Muhammad Abu-Elmagd, Abdulrahim A Rouzi, Osama Bajouh, Hassan S Jamal, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani, Adel M Abuzenadah
BACKGROUND: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) or recurrent spontaneous abortion is an obstetric complication that affects couples at reproductive age. Previous reports documented a clear relationship between parents with chromosomal abnormalities and both recurrent miscarriages and infertility. However, limited data is available from the Arabian Peninsula which is known by higher rates of consanguineous marriages. The main goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities and thrombophilic polymorphisms, and to correlate them with RPL and consanguinity in Saudi Arabia...
October 10, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
I O Oliveira, L P Silva, M C Borges, O M Cruz, J W Tessmann, J V S Motta, F K Seixas, B L Horta, D P Gigante
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Homocysteine (Hcy) is a key intermediate in methionine metabolism. A high plasma concentration of Hcy is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases among other determinants. In this study, we aimed to investigate the interactions between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme gene (MTHFR) polymorphisms and lifestyle variables (smoking, alcohol intake and physical activity) on Hcy concentrations in a young Brazilian population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The study population comprised 3803 individuals from the Pelotas Birth Cohort, aged 22-23 years...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Naushad Shaik Mohammad, P Sai Shruti, Venkat Bharathi, Chintakindi Krishna Prasad, Tajamul Hussain, Salman A Alrokayan, Usha Naik, Akella Radha Rama Devi
BACKGROUND: The rationale of the current study was to test the clinical utility of the folate pathway genetic polymorphisms in predicting the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to address the inconsistencies in the association of MTHFR C677T and hyperhomocysteinemia with ASD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An artificial neural network (ANN) model was developed from the data of 138 autistic and 138 nonautistic children using GCPII C1561T, SHMT1 C1420T, MTHFR C677T, MTR A2756G, and MTRR A66G as the predictors of autism risk...
October 17, 2016: Psychiatric Genetics
X Qi, G Han, X Guo, V De Stefano, K Xu, Z Lu, H Xu, A Mancuso, W Zhang, X Han, D C Valla, D Fan
BACKGROUND: China may have the largest number of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) cases in the world (at least 1914 original papers were published, and at least 20 191 BCS patients were reported). Considering the discrepancy in the clinical profiles and preferred treatment selection of primary BCS between the West and China, understanding its aetiology in these two different regions is very important. AIM: To review the data from large cohort studies and meta-analyses to illustrate the epidemiology of risk factors for BCS in the West and China...
October 13, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Wen-Xing Li, Wei Li, Jia-Qian Cao, Haiyue Yan, Yuanyuan Sun, Hong Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Ling Tang, Manman Wang, Jing-Fei Huang, Dahai Liu
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), and glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) were three key enzymes in the hepatic metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the effect of homocysteine (Hcy) metabolism gene polymorphisms and serum Hcy and folate level on the hepatic functions in a Chinese hypertensive population. A representative sample with 480 subjects aged 28-75 was enrolled in 2005.9-2005.12 from six hospitals in different Chinese regions. Serum ALT, AST and GGT were measured by using an automatic biochemistry analyzer...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Mohammad Waseem, Syed Rizwan Hussain, Shashank Kumar, Mohammad Serajuddin, Farzana Mahdi, Satyendra Kumar Sonkar, Cherry Bansal, Mohammad Kaleem Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies in women and is associated with a variety of risk factors. The functional single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) C677T in the gene encoding 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) may lead to decreased enzyme activity and affect the chemosensitivity of tumor cells. This study was designed to investigate the association of MTHFR gene polymorphism (SNP) in the pathogenesis of breast cancer among the North Indian women population...
2016: Biomarkers in Cancer
L Yang, X W Wang, L P Zhu, H L Wang, B Wang, T Wu, Q Zhao, D L X T JinSiHan, X Y Wang
Activity of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), an enzyme involved in folate metabolism, is influenced by mutations in the corresponding gene, contributing to a decrease in 5,10-MTHF. Due to such polymorphisms, individuals differ in MTHFR enzyme activity and plasma folate levels. We investigated the relationship between two common MTHFR polymorphisms (C677T and A1298C) and breast cancer (BC) chemotherapy response. From February 2013 to January 2016, 148 advanced BC patients at the Center Hospital of Cangzhou were enrolled and treated with six different chemotherapy regimens...
September 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Maryam Alinejad Dizaj, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Payam Tabarsi, Hamed Ahari, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Seyed Alireza Nadji, Habib Emami, Esmaeil Mortaz
Hypercoagulable state in Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterium Disease (MSMD) patients who are prone to mycobacterium infection has been established in a few studies and thrombosis considered as a rare. In a case-control study, the prevalence of factor V Leiden (FVL), Prothrombin (PTH) G20210A and Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) C677T, A1298C mutations, were investigated among mycobacterium infected patients. The study were compromised 30 patients with mycobacterium infections (Invasive, disseminated and/ or recurrent infections with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) or non Tuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB), with positive result for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), and Tuberculin skin test (TST)) and 30 normal healthy controls...
September 30, 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
A Eroğlu, G G Ceylan, E Ozturk, A Yalcin, B Yalcin, D Karasoy
UNLABELLED: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common complications in cancer patients. Although factor V Leiden (FVL) is the most common genetic defect causing thrombosis, the impact of gene abnormalities on thrombotic tendency in cancer patients remains poorly explored. Tissue factor (TF) is a major physiologic initiator of blood coagulation. This is the first study regarding the association of TF gene -603A/G and +5466A>G polymorphisms with VTE in malignancy. Materials and Me-thods: The study consists of two groups: cancer patients with VTE were included as Group 1 (n = 46); Group 2 comprises 196 cancer patients without VTE...
September 2016: Experimental Oncology
Ali Suner, Hakan Buyukhatipoglu, Gokmen Aktas, Tulay Kus, Mustafa Ulasli, Serdar Oztuzcu, Mehmet Emin Kalender, Alper Sevinc, Seval Kul, Celaletdin Camci
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to clarify the relationship between recurrence risk of breast cancer and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphisms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Breast cancer patients who had undergone surgery in Gaziantep University Oncology Hospital between June 2005 and June 2012 were followed-up and retrospectively enrolled in this study. Blood samples were collected from all patients to assess MTHFR C677T polymorphisms. Stage according to tumor-node-metastasis system, estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status, grade of disease, menopausal status, and administered chemotherapy or hormonal therapy were recorded...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Cecilia Contreras-Cubas, Beatríz E Sánchez-Hernández, Humberto García-Ortiz, Angélica Martínez-Hernández, Francisco Barajas-Olmos, Miguel Cid, Elvia C Mendoza-Caamal, Federico Centeno-Cruz, Gabriela Ortiz-Cruz, José Concepción Jiménez-López, Emilio J Córdova, Eva Gabriela Salas-Bautista, Yolanda Saldaña-Alvarez, Juan Carlos Fernández-López, Osvaldo M Mutchinick, Lorena Orozco
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a key enzyme in folate metabolism. Folate deficiency has been related to several conditions, including neural tube defects (NTDs) and cardiovascular diseases. Hence, MTHFR genetic variants have been studied worldwide, particularly the C677T and A1298C. We genotyped the C677T and A1298C MTHFR polymorphisms in Mexican Amerindians (MAs), from the largest sample included in a genetic study (n = 2026, from 62 ethnic groups), and in a geographically-matched Mexican Mestizo population (MEZ, n = 638)...
2016: PloS One
Emir F Kaya, Nevin Karakus, Ali N Ulusoy, Cihangir Özaslan, Nurten Kara
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. 1 in every 8 women in the United States have a lifetime risk of getting breast cancer. MTHFR is a key enzyme that regulates the folate metabolism which has an important role in DNA synthesis, repair, and methylation. The aim of the current study was to analyze the association between the MTHFR gene C677T (Ala222Val, rs1801133) polymorphism and breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 199 breast cancer patients and 195 healthy controls were included in this study...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
Vandana Rai
The C677T polymorphism of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene was implicated to be associated with thrombophilia due to its role in catalyzing the formation of 5-methylenetetrahydrofolate, a co-substrate for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Several case-control studies were investigated MTHFR C677T polymorphism as risk for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). These studies rendered contradictory results, some indicating that the polymorphism is associated with the risk of RPL whereas others concluded there is no association...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
Jie Liu, Xin Jia, Haifeng Li, Senhao Jia, Minhong Zhang, Yongle Xu, Xin Du, Nianrong Zhang, Weihang Lu, Wei Guo
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening condition. A number of studies reported the association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism and AAA risk, but substantial controversial findings were observed and the strength of the association remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the aforementioned association in the overall population and different subgroups. METHODS: PUBMED and EMBASE databases were searched until March 2016 to identify eligible studies, restricted to humans and articles published in English...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wiam Hmimech, Hind Hassani Idrissi, Brehima Diakite, Dalila Baghdadi, Farah Korchi, Rachida Habbal, Sellama Nadifi
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a common complex pathology, localized in the main leading causes of mortality worldwide. It is the result of the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential association of C677T 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) (rs1801133) and G20210A factor II prothrombin (FII) (rs1799963) polymorphisms with the susceptibility of MI. Following extraction by the standard salting-out procedure, DNA samples of 100 MI patients and 182 apparently healthy controls were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism using HinfI and HindIII restriction enzymes, respectively...
September 2016: Biomedical Reports
Hamoud Al-Shahrani, Najwa Al-Dabbagh, Nourah Al-Dohayan, Misbahul Arfin, Mohammad Al-Asmari, Sadaf Rizvi, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), a critical enzyme in folate metabolism is involved in DNA synthesis, DNA repair and DNA methylation. The functional polymorphism of MTHFR gene, C677T has been shown to impact various diseases and implicated as a risk factor for the development of various neurodegenerative disorders including glaucoma. METHODS: We investigated MTHFR C677T genotypes and alleles frequencies in primary glaucoma [primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG)] patients and matched healthy controls in a case-control study...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Wen-Qing Huang, Hui-Ming Ye, Fang-Fang Li, Ke-Hui Yi, Ya Zhang, Liang-Liang Cai, Hui-Nuan Lin, Qing Lin, Chi-Meng Tzeng
Leukoaraiosis (LA) is a frequent neuroimaging finding commonly observed on brain MRIs of elderly people with prevalence ranging from 50% to 100%. Multiple susceptibility genes or genetic risk factors for LA have been identified in subjects of European descent. Here, we report the first replication study on several common and novel genetic variations in the Chinese population. In this study, a total of 244 subjects (201 LA patients and 43 controls) were enrolled according to our new and strict definition for LA...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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