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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545007/catechol-o-methyltransferase-gene-promoter-methylation-as-a-peripheral-biomarker-in-male-schizophrenia
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S Gao, J Cheng, G Li, T Sun, Y Xu, Y Wang, X Du, G Xu, S Duan
As an epigenetic modification, DNA methylation may reflect the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the development of schizophrenia (SCZ). Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is a promising candidate gene of SCZ. In the present study, we investigate the association of COMT methylation with the risk of SCZ using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology. Significant association between DNA methylation of COMT and the risk of SCZ is identified (P=1.618e-007). A breakdown analysis by gender shows that the significance is driven by males (P=3...
March 30, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544426/the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-val158met-genotype-modulates-working-memory-related-dorsolateral-prefrontal-response-and-performance-in-bipolar-disorder
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K W Miskowiak, H L Kjaerstad, M M Støttrup, A M Svendsen, K M Demant, L K Hoeffding, T M Werge, K E Burdick, K Domschke, A F Carvalho, E Vieta, M Vinberg, L V Kessing, H R Siebner, J Macoveanu
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction affects a substantial proportion of patients with bipolar disorder (BD), and genetic-imaging paradigms may aid in the elucidation of mechanisms implicated in this symptomatic domain. The Val allele of the functional Val158Met polymorphism of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is associated with reduced prefrontal cortex dopamine and exaggerated working memory-related prefrontal activity. This functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated for the first time whether the COMT Val158Met genotype modulates prefrontal activity during spatial working memory in BD...
May 23, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536775/catechol-o-methyltransferase-and-udp-glucuronosyltransferases-in-the-metabolism-of-baicalein-in-different-species
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Ruiya Zhang, Yonglei Cui, Yan Wang, Xiangge Tian, Lu Zheng, HaiJian Cong, Bin Wu, Xiaokui Huo, Chao Wang, BaoJing Zhang, Xiaobo Wang, Zhonghui Yu
BACKGROUND: Baicalein is the major bioactive flavonoid in some herb medicines and dietary plants; however, the detailed metabolism pathway of its major metabolite oroxylin A-7-O-β-D-glucuronide in human was not clear. It was important to illustrate the major metabolic enzymes that participate in its elimination for the clinic use of baicalein. OBJECTIVES: We first revealed a two-step metabolism profile for baicalein and illustrated the combination of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) in drug metabolism, further evaluated its bioactivity variation during drug metabolism...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526448/the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-inhibitors-tolcapone-and-entacapone-uncouple-and-inhibit-the-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-in-heparg-cells
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David Grünig, Andrea Felser, Jamal Bouitbir, Stephan Krähenbühl
The catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor tolcapone causes hepatotoxicity and mitochondrial damage in animal models. We studied the interaction of tolcapone with mitochondrial respiration in comparison to entacapone in different experimental models. In HepaRG cells (human cell-line), tolcapone decreased the ATP content (estimated IC50 100±15μM) and was cytotoxic (estimated IC50 333±45μM), whereas entacapone caused no cytotoxicity and no ATP depletion up to 200μM. Cytochrome P450 induction did not increase the toxicity of the compounds...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523234/the-effect-of-comt-val158met-and-drd2-c957t-polymorphisms-on-executive-function-and-the-impact-of-early-life-stress
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Kristel Klaus, Kevin Butler, Simon J Durrant, Manir Ali, Chris F Inglehearn, Timothy L Hodgson, Humberto Gutierrez, Kyla Pennington
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has indicated that variation in genes encoding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) may influence cognitive function and that this may confer vulnerability to the development of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. However, increasing evidence suggests environmental factors such as early life stress may interact with genetic variants in affecting these cognitive outcomes. This study investigated the effect of COMT Val158Met and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function and the impact of early life stress in healthy adults...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512752/an-optimized-two-photon-fluorescent-probe-for-biological-sensing-and-imaging-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase
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Ping Wang, Yang-Liu Xia, Li-Wei Zou, Xing-Kai Qian, Dong-Yi Dou, Qiang Jin, Shi-Yang Li, Yang Yu, Dan-Dan Wang, Qun Luo, Guangbo Ge, Ling Yang
This study aimed to develop a practical two-photon fluorescent probe for highly sensitive and selective sensing the activities of COMT in complex biological samples. To this end, a series of 3-substituted 7,8-dihydroxycoumarins were designed and synthesized. Among them, 3-BTD displayed the best combina-tion of selectivity, sensitivity, reactivity and fluorescence re-sponse following COMT-catalyzed 8-O-metylation. The newly developed two-photon fluorescent probe 3-BTD can be used for determining the activities of COMT in complex biological samples and bio-imaging of endogenous COMT in living cells and tissue slices with good cell permeability, low cytotoxicity and high imaging resolution...
May 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511459/a-comparison-of-2-methoxyestradiol-value-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia-versus-normotensive-pregnancy
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John Wantania, Ahsanuddin Attamimi, Rukmono Siswishanto
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and proteinuria. Endothelial dysfunction is a major theory suggested as its aetiology. It is caused by anti-angiogenic condition characterized by low Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF). An estradiol metabolite, called 2-Methoxy Estradiol (2-ME), is produced with the help of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT). This substance has an important role in VEGF expression. A 2-ME is suppressed in women with preeclampsia...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494719/levodopa-in-parkinson-s-disease-current-status-and-future-developments
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N Tambasco, M Romoli, P Calabresi
Ever since the pioneering reports in the 60s, L-3,4-Dioxyphenylalanine (levodopa) has represented the gold standard for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease (PD). However, long-term levodopa (LD) treatment is frequently associated with fluctuations in motor response, often challenging to resolve, with serious impact on patients quality of life. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of LD are pivotal to such motor fluctuations: discontinuous drug delivery, short half-life, poor bioavailability, and narrow therapeutic window are all crucial for such fluctuations...
May 10, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473993/salvia-miltiorrhiza-roots-against-cardiovascular-disease-consideration-of-herb-drug-interactions
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REVIEW
Feng Chen, Li Li, Dan-Dan Tian
Salvia miltiorrhiza root (Danshen) is widely used in Asia for its cardiovascular benefits and contains both hydrophilic phenolic acids and lipophilic tanshinones, which are believed to be responsible for its therapeutic efficacy. This review summarized the effects of these bioactive components from S. miltiorrhiza roots on pharmacokinetics of comedicated drugs with mechanic insights regarding alterations of protein binding, enzyme activity, and transporter activity based on the published data stemming from both in vitro and in vivo human studies...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473194/association-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-polymorphism-val158met-and-mammographic-density-a-meta-analysis
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Roope A Kallionpää, Elina Uusitalo, Juha Peltonen
OBJECTIVES: The Val158Met polymorphism in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme reduces the methylation of catechol estrogens, which may affect mammographic density. High mammographic density is a known risk factor of breast cancer. Our aim was to perform meta-analysis of the effect of COMT Val158Met polymorphism on mammographic density. METHODS: Original studies reporting data on mammographic density, stratified by the presence of COMT Val158Met polymorphism, were identified and combined using genetic models Met/Val vs...
May 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472995/interaction-between-cytochrome-p450-2a6-and-catechol-o-methyltransferase-genes-and-their-association-with-smoking-risk-in-young-men
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Wei-Chih Ou, Yi-Chin Huang, Chih-Ling Huang, Min-Hsuan Lin, Yi-Chun Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Chen-Nu Liu, Mei-Chih Chen, Ching-Shan Huang, Pei-Lain Chen
BACKGROUND: Although some effects of gene-gene interactions on nicotine-dopamine metabolism for smoking behavior have been reported, polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) have not been studied together to determine their effects on smokers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the interaction between the CYP 2A6 and COMT genes on smoking behavior in young Taiwanese men. RESULTS: A self-report questionnaire regarding smoking status was administered to 500 young men...
May 4, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461606/catechol-o-methyltransferase-deficiency-leads-to-hypersensitivity-of-the-pressor-response-against-angiotensin-ii
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Norikazu Ueki, Keizo Kanasaki, Megumi Kanasaki, Satoru Takeda, Daisuke Koya
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) metabolizes 2-hydroxyestradiol into 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME); COMT deficiency has shown to be associated with hypertension in men and preeclampsia, the disease associated with hypersensitivity of pressor response against angiotensin II (Ang II). Here, we found that COMT deficiency could explain the hypersensitivity of pressor response against Ang II in mice because of the lack of 2-ME-dependent suppression of angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R). Male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to COMT inhibitor (COMTi: 25 mg/kg per day) or oil (control) for 4 weeks, with or without low-dose Ang II infusion (ANGII: 70 ng/kg per minute) for the last 3 weeks...
June 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457819/mechanisms-underlying-alterations-in-norepinephrine-levels-in-the-locus-coeruleus-of-ovariectomized-rats-modulation-by-estradiol-valerate-and-black-cohosh
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Jing Zhang, Wenpei Bai, Wenjuan Wang, Hai Jiang, Biao Jin, Yao Liu, Shuya Liu, Ke Wang, Jing Jia, Lihua Qin
Hot flushes are common in menopause. Norepinephrine (NE), primarily synthesized in the locus coeruleus (LC), plays a major role in central thermoregulation. Furthermore, we previously observed decreased dopamine beta hydroxylase (DβH), a key enzyme in NE synthesis, in LC neurons following ovariectomy. In this study, we explore the mechanisms underlying decreased NE levels in the LC (LC-NE) in ovariectomized (OVX) rats, and the modulating effects of estradiol valerate (E2) and black cohosh (ICR). We used high-performance liquid chromatography to detect LC-NE in SHAM, OVX, OVX-E2, and OVX-ICR groups...
April 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456872/catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-an-update-on-its-role-in-cancer-neurological-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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Pedro Bastos, Tiago Gomes, Laura Ribeiro
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is an enzyme that catalyses the methylation of catechol substrates, classically in catecholamine metabolism, but also acting upon other substrates such as oestrogen and polyphenols. Although its classical function has been established for more than five decades, an ever expanding COMT role in other pathways and diseases has become a subject of active study in recent years. The most highlighted domains are related with COMT involvement in neuropsychiatric disorders and its role in the neurobiology of cognition, behaviour, emotions, pain processing and perception, sleep regulation, addictive behaviour and neurodegeneration...
April 30, 2017: Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451382/roles-of-functional-catechol-o-methyltransferase-genotypes-in-chinese-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Qin Xiao, Yiwei Qian, Jiujiang Liu, Shaoqing Xu, Xiaodong Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found that the functional catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene may be associated with the susceptibility to and pharmacotherapy of Parkinson's disease (PD). In this case-control study, we investigated the most common functional COMT gene haplotypes that had been shown to influence COMT enzymatic activity and the association of the single and combined COMT haplotypes with clinical symptoms and pharmacotherapy in Chinese patients with PD. METHODS: One hundred forty-three patients with idiopathic PD and 157 healthy individuals were enrolled in this study...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448141/correction-to-design-of-potent-and-druglike-nonphenolic-inhibitors-for-catechol-o-methyltransferase-derived-from-a-fragment-screening-approach-targeting-the-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-pocket
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Christian Lerner, Roland Jakob-Roetne, Bernd Buettelmann, Andreas Ehler, Markus G Rudolph, Rosa María Rodríguez Sarmiento
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446500/protective-effect-of-homovanillyl-alcohol-on-cardiovascular-disease-and-total-mortality-virgin-olive-oil-wine-and-catechol-methylathion
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Rafael De la Torre, Dolores Corella, Olga Castañer, Miguel A Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvador, Joan Vila, Ramón Estruch, José V Sorli, Fernando Arós, Miquel Fiol, Emili Ros, Lluís Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, José Lapetra, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, José Basora, Eva Maria Asensio, Maria Isabel Covas, Montserrat Fitó
Background: Hydroxytyrosol is a phenolic compound that is present in virgin olive oil (VOO) and wine. Hydroxytyrosol-related foods have been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD).Objective: We investigated the associations between hydroxytyrosol and its biological metabolite, 3-O-methyl-hydroxytyrosol, also known as homovanillyl alcohol (HVAL), with CVD and total mortality.Design: We included 1851 men and women with a mean ± SD age of 66.8 ± 6 y at high risk of CVD from prospective cohort data...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445188/tpmt-comt-and-acyp2-genetic-variants-in-paediatric-cancer-patients-with-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity
#18
Signe Thiesen, Peng Yin, Andrea L Jorgensen, Jieying E Zhang, Valentina Manzo, Laurence McEvoy, Christopher Barton, Susan Picton, Simon Bailey, Penelope Brock, Harish Vyas, David Walker, Guy Makin, Srinivas Bandi, Barry Pizer, Daniel B Hawcutt, Munir Pirmohamed
OBJECTIVES: Cisplatin ototoxicity affects 42-88% of treated children. Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) and AYCP2 genetic variants have been associated with ototoxicity, but the findings have been contradictory. The aims of the study were as follows: (a) to investigate these associations in a carefully phenotyped cohort of UK children and (b) to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We recruited 149 children from seven UK centres using a retrospective cohort study design...
June 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438054/evaluation-of-active-hexose-correlated-compound-ahcc-in-combination-with-anticancer-hormones-in-orthotopic-breast-cancer-models
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Lata Mathew, Anjali Gaikwad, Anneliese Gonzalez, Elizabeth K Nugent, Judith A Smith
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact on antitumor activity when active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) in combination with anticancer hormonal agents in orthotopic mouse models of human estrogen receptor positive breast cancer and evaluate impact of AHCC on aromatase activity. METHODS: The study consisted of 7 treatment arms (n=10) conducted in 2 breast cancer mouse models: MCF-7 and ZR-75. Treatment groups included untreated, vehicle, AHCC 50 mg/kg, AHCC 50 mg/kg + tamoxifen 10 mg/kg, tamoxifen 10 mg/kg, AHCC 50 mg/kg + letrozole 10 µg/mouse, or letrozole 10 µg/mouse...
April 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431168/identifying-new-susceptibility-genes-on-dopaminergic-and-serotonergic-pathways-for-the-framing-effect-in-decision-making
#20
Xiaoxue Gao, Jinting Liu, Pingyuan Gong, Junhui Wang, Wan Fang, Hongming Yan, Lusha Zhu, Xiaolin Zhou
The framing effect refers the tendency to be risk-averse when options are presented positively but be risk-seeking when the same options are presented negatively during decision-making. This effect has been found to be modulated by the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) and the catechol-o-methyltransferase gene (COMT) polymorphisms, which are on the dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways and which are associated with affective processing. The current study aimed to identify new genetic variations of genes on dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways that may contribute to individual differences in the susceptibility to framing...
April 19, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
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