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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432711/vdr-gene-methylation-as-a-molecular-adaption-to-light-exposure-historic-recent-and-genetic-influences
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Emma L Beckett, Patrice Jones, Martin Veysey, Konsta Duesing, Charlotte Martin, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Mark Lucock
OBJECTIVES: The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. We examined whether degree of VDR gene methylation acts as a molecular adaptation to light exposure. We explored this in the context of photoperiod at conception, recent UV irradiance at 305 nm, and gene-latitude effects. METHODS: Eighty subjects were examined for VDR gene-CpG island methylation density. VDR gene variants were also examined by PCR-RFLP. RESULTS: Photoperiod at conception was significantly positively related to VDR methylation density, explaining 17% of the variance in methylation (r(2)  = 0...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422514/vitamin-c-prevents-offspring-dna-methylation-changes-associated-with-maternal-smoking-in-pregnancy
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Lyndsey E Shorey-Kendrick, Cindy T McEvoy, Betsy Ferguson, Julja Burchard, Byung S Park, Lina Gao, Brittany H Vuylsteke, Kristin F Milner, Cynthia D Morris, Eliot R Spindel
BACKGROUND: Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy demonstrate lifelong decreases in pulmonary function. DNA methylation changes associated with maternal smoking during pregnancy have been described in placenta and cord blood at delivery, in fetal lung, and in buccal epithelium and blood during childhood. We recently demonstrated in a randomized clinical trial (NCT00632476) that vitamin C supplementation to pregnant smokers can lessen the impact of maternal smoking on offspring pulmonary function and decrease the incidence of wheeze at one year of age...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412819/d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-succinate-micelles-structure-kinetic-pathways-and-modulation-by-cyclodextrins
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Joan Puig-Rigall, Isabelle Grillo, Cecile A Dreiss, Gustavo González-Gaitano
The aggregation and structure of D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate micelles, TPGS-1000, an amphiphilic derivative of vitamin E, were characterized by scattering and spectroscopic methods, and the impact of different cyclodextrins (CDs) on the self-assembly studied, with the view of combining these two versatile pharmaceutical excipients in drug formulations. Combined SANS, DLS, time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence emission experiments revealed a core-shell architecture with a high aggregation number (Nagg ~ 100) and a highly hydrated PEO corona (~ 11 molecules of solvent per EO unit)...
April 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398653/the-noble-gas-xenon-provides-protection-and-trophic-stimulation-to-midbrain-dopamine-neurons
#4
Jérémie Lavaur, Déborah Le Nogue, Marc Lemaire, Jan Pype, Géraldine Farjot, Etienne C Hirsch, Patrick P Michel
Despite its low chemical reactivity, the noble gas xenon possesses a remarkable spectrum of biological effects. In particular, xenon is a strong neuroprotectant in preclinical models of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. In the present study, we wished to determine whether xenon retained its neuroprotective potential in experimental settings that model the progressive loss of midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Using rat midbrain cultures, we established that xenon was partially protective for DA neurons through either direct or indirect effects on these neurons...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380384/clock-regulation-of-metabolites-reveals-coupling-between-transcription-and-metabolism
#5
Saikumari Y Krishnaiah, Gang Wu, Brian J Altman, Jacqueline Growe, Seth D Rhoades, Faith Coldren, Anand Venkataraman, Anthony O Olarerin-George, Lauren J Francey, Sarmistha Mukherjee, Saiveda Girish, Christopher P Selby, Sibel Cal, Ubeydullah Er, Bahareh Sianati, Arjun Sengupta, Ron C Anafi, I Halil Kavakli, Aziz Sancar, Joseph A Baur, Chi V Dang, John B Hogenesch, Aalim M Weljie
The intricate connection between the circadian clock and metabolism remains poorly understood. We used high temporal resolution metabolite profiling to explore clock regulation of mouse liver and cell-autonomous metabolism. In liver, ∼50% of metabolites were circadian, with enrichment of nucleotide, amino acid, and methylation pathways. In U2 OS cells, 28% were circadian, including amino acids and NAD biosynthesis metabolites. Eighteen metabolites oscillated in both systems and a subset of these in primary hepatocytes...
April 4, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355272/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-is-epigenetically-altered-and-transcriptionally-up-regulated-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Teresa Ayuso, Patricia Aznar, Luis Soriano, Ander Olaskoaga, Miren Roldán, María Otano, Iratxe Ajuria, Gerardo Soriano, Francisco Lacruz, Maite Mendioroz
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and poor outcome. However, the specific role that vitamin D plays in MS still remains unknown. In order to identify potential mechanisms underlying vitamin D effects in MS, we profiled epigenetic changes in vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene to identify genomic regulatory elements relevant to MS pathogenesis. METHODS: Human T cells derived from whole blood by negative selection were isolated in a set of 23 relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients and 12 controls matched by age and gender...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333111/solanesol-biosynthesis-in-plants
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Ning Yan, Yanhua Liu, Hongbo Zhang, Yongmei Du, Xinmin Liu, Zhongfeng Zhang
Solanesol is a non-cyclic terpene alcohol composed of nine isoprene units that mainly accumulates in solanaceous plants. Solanesol plays an important role in the interactions between plants and environmental factors such as pathogen infections and moderate-to-high temperatures. Additionally, it is a key intermediate for the pharmaceutical synthesis of ubiquinone-based drugs such as coenzyme Q10 and vitamin K2, and anti-cancer agent synergizers such as N-solanesyl-N,N'-bis(3,4-dimethoxybenzyl) ethylenediamine (SDB)...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289216/b-vitamins-attenuate-the-epigenetic-effects-of-ambient-fine-particles-in-a-pilot-human-intervention-trial
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Jia Zhong, Oskar Karlsson, Guan Wang, Jun Li, Yichen Guo, Xinyi Lin, Michele Zemplenyi, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Letizia Trevisi, Bruce Urch, Mary Speck, Liming Liang, Brent A Coull, Petros Koutrakis, Frances Silverman, Diane R Gold, Tangchun Wu, Andrea A Baccarelli
Acute exposure to fine particle (PM2.5) induces DNA methylation changes implicated in inflammation and oxidative stress. We conducted a crossover trial to determine whether B-vitamin supplementation averts such changes. Ten healthy adults blindly received a 2-h, controlled-exposure experiment to sham under placebo, PM2.5 (250 μg/m(3)) under placebo, and PM2.5 (250 μg/m(3)) under B-vitamin supplementation (2.5 mg/d folic acid, 50 mg/d vitamin B6, and 1 mg/d vitamin B12), respectively. We profiled epigenome-wide methylation before and after each experiment using the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip in peripheral CD4(+) T-helper cells...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236844/altered-metabolic-homeostasis-between-vitamin-d-and-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-preeclampsia
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Anindita A Nandi, Nisha S Wadhwani, Sadhana R Joshi
Sub-optimal maternal nutrition may result in pregnancy complications like preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is known to be of placental origin and a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Our earlier studies suggest that altered metabolism of folic acid, vitamin B12 and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFAs) in the one carbon cycle increases homocysteine levels in preeclampsia. Recent reports indicate that vitamin D deficiency may also have a role in preeclampsia, although the mechanisms are unclear...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196884/functional-genomics-analysis-of-vitamin-d-effects-on-cd4-t-cells-in-vivo-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-%C3%A2
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Manuel Zeitelhofer, Milena Z Adzemovic, David Gomez-Cabrero, Petra Bergman, Sonja Hochmeister, Marie N'diaye, Atul Paulson, Sabrina Ruhrmann, Malin Almgren, Jesper N Tegnér, Tomas J Ekström, André Ortlieb Guerreiro-Cacais, Maja Jagodic
Vitamin D exerts multiple immunomodulatory functions and has been implicated in the etiology and treatment of several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). We have previously reported that in juvenile/adolescent rats, vitamin D supplementation protects from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of MS. Here we demonstrate that this protective effect associates with decreased proliferation of CD4+ T cells and lower frequency of pathogenic T helper (Th) 17 cells. Using transcriptome, methylome, and pathway analyses in CD4+ T cells, we show that vitamin D affects multiple signaling and metabolic pathways critical for T-cell activation and differentiation into Th1 and Th17 subsets in vivo...
February 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135083/polarized-xanes-monitors-femtosecond-structural-evolution-of-photoexcited-vitamin-b12
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Nicholas A Miller, Aniruddha Deb, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Brady D Garabato, James M Glownia, Laura M Kiefer, Jake Koralek, Marcin Sikorski, Kenneth G Spears, Theodore E Wiley, Diling Zhu, Pawel M Kozlowski, Kevin J Kubarych, James E Penner-Hahn, Roseanne J Sension
Ultrafast, polarization-selective time-resolved X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) was used to characterize the photochemistry of vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin (CNCbl), in solution. Cobalamins are important biological cofactors involved in methyl transfer, radical rearrangement, and light-activated gene regulation, while also holding promise as light-activated agents for spatiotemporal controlled delivery of therapeutics. We introduce polarized femtosecond XANES, combined with UV-visible spectroscopy, to reveal sequential structural evolution of CNCbl in the excited electronic state...
January 30, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104492/constitutively-active-ras-signaling-reduces-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-mediated-gene-transcription-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-by-reducing-vitamin-d-receptor-expression
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Marsha L DeSmet, James C Fleet
High vitamin D status is associated with reduced colon cancer risk but these studies ignore the diversity in the molecular etiology of colon cancer. RAS activating mutations are common in colon cancer and they activate pro-proliferative signaling pathways. We examined the impact of RAS activating mutations on 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D)-mediated gene expression in cultured colon and intestinal cell lines. Transient transfection of Caco-2 cells with a constitutively active mutant K-RAS (G12 V) significantly reduced 1,25(OH)2D-induced activity of both a human 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 24 hydroxyase (CYP24A1) promoter-luciferase and an artificial 3X vitamin D response element (VDRE) promoter-luciferase reporter gene...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100914/tet-mediated-hydroxymethylcytosine-at-the-ppar%C3%AE-locus-is-required-for-initiation-of-adipogenic-differentiation
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Y Yoo, J H Park, C Weigel, D B Liesenfeld, D Weichenhan, C Plass, D-G Seo, A M Lindroth, Y J Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Adipose tissue is one of the main organs regulating energy homeostasis via energy storage as well as endocrine function. The adipocyte cell number is largely determined by adipogenesis. While the molecular mechanism of adipogenesis has been extensively studied, its role in dynamic DNA methylation plasticity remains unclear. Recently, it has been shown that Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase (TET) is catalytically capable of oxidizing DNA 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) toward a complete removal of the methylated cytosine...
April 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029182/nedd4-deficiency-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-promotes-vascular-calcification-by-stabilizing-psmad1
#14
Ji-Hyun Lee, Seon-Ae Jeon, Byung-Gyu Kim, Michiko Takeda, Jae-Jin Cho, Dong-Ik Kim, Hiroshi Kawabe, Je-Yoel Cho
The nonosseous calcification process such as atherosclerosis is one of the major complications in several types of metabolic diseases. In a previous study, we uncovered that aberrant activity of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling pathway could contribute to the vascular smooth muscle cells' (VSMCs) calcification process. Also, we identified NEDD4 E3 ligase as a key suppressor of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)/Smad pathway via a polyubiquitination-dependent selective degradation of C-terminal phosphorylated Smad1 (pSmad1) activated by TGF-β...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993651/nafld-is-associated-with-methylation-shifts-with-relevance-for-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-lipoprotein-particle-composition
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Jessica Mwinyi, Adrian E Boström, Claudia Pisanu, Susan K Murphy, Wiebke Erhart, Clemens Schafmayer, Jochen Hampe, Cynthia Moylan, Helgi B Schiöth
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by the accumulation of triglycerides, cholesterol and toxic free fatty acids and is related to low vitamin D levels. In an analysis of specific gene sets we elucidate to what extent NAFLD associates to epigenetic and related transcriptional changes in gene networks regulating lipid, energy and vitamin D balance. Two gene clusters responsible for lipid homeostasis (74 genes) and vitamin D and energy balance (31 genes) were investigated with regard to average epigenetic shifts within the first 1500bp next to the transcriptional start site...
December 18, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987058/vitamin-d-treatment-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-shifting-m1-to-m2-microglia-responses
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Rosa Calvello, Antonia Cianciulli, Giuseppe Nicolardi, Francesco De Nuccio, Laura Giannotti, Rosaria Salvatore, Chiara Porro, Teresa Trotta, Maria Antonietta Panaro, Dario Domenico Lofrumento
Microglia-mediated neuroinflammation has been described as a common hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD) and is believed to further exacerbate the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Current therapies are unable to prevent the disease progression. A significant association has been demonstrated between PD and low levels of vitamin D in patients serum, and vitamin D supplement appears to have a beneficial clinical effect. Herein, we investigated whether vitamin D administered orally in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced preclinical animal model of PD protects against glia-mediated inflammation and nigrostriatal neurodegeneration...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974130/-research-advances-in-association-between-vitamin-d-and-kawasaki-disease-and-related-mechanisms-of-action
#17
Xue Yang, Xiang-Yu Dong
Vitamin D is an important steroid hormone, which has a wide biological effect and is the protective factor against cardiovascular disease and other diseases. At present, the etiology and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD) remain unknown, but recent studies have shown that vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is associated with KD. Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency may affect KD via its influence on inflammatory response, adipokine, endothelial function, platelet function, and DNA methylation and increase the risk of coronary artery lesions...
December 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915349/roles-of-1-25-oh-2d3-and-vitamin-d-receptor-in-the-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-by-regulating-the-activation-of-cd4-t-cells-and-the-pkc%C3%AE-erk-signaling-pathway
#18
Xiao-Jie He, Yan Ding, Wei Xiang, Xi-Qiang Dang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aims to elucidate the roles of 1,25(OH)2D3 and vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by regulating the activation of CD4+ T cells and the PKCδ/ERK signaling pathway. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, a total of 130 SLE patients, 137 RA patients and 130 healthy controls were selected in this study. Serum levels of 1,25(OH)2D3 and VDR mRNA expression were detected by ELISA and real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881965/fundamental-role-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-677-c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-genotype-and-flavin-compounds-in-biochemical-phenotypes-for-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-psychosis
#19
Stephanie Fryar-Williams
The Mental Health Biomarker Project (2010-2016) explored variables for psychosis in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Blood samples from 67, highly characterized symptomatic cases and 67 gender and age matched control participants were analyzed for methyl tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C → T gene variants and for vitamin B6, B12 and D, folate, unbound copper, zinc cofactors for enzymes in the methylation cycle, and related catecholamine pathways. Urine samples were analyzed for indole-catecholamines, their metabolites, and oxidative-stress marker, hydroxylpyrolline-2-one (HPL)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855629/vitamin-d-and-the-epigenetic-machinery-in-colon-cancer
#20
Meiyan Sun, Bin Guo
Vitamin D is an important hormone that regulates many physiological processes related to human health. Through its nuclear receptor, VDR, vitamin D controls gene expression through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Increasing data have demonstrated the anti-cancer activities of vitamin D in various cancers, including colon cancer. This review summarizes the recent progresses in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of vitamin D and its interaction with the epigenetic machinery in colon cancer. Vitamin D changes the status of DNA methylation and histone modifications, resulting in the activation of tumor suppressors and inhibition of oncogenes...
November 17, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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