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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329322/methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-contributes-to-allergic-airway-disease
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Kenneth R Eyring, Brent S Pedersen, Kenneth N Maclean, Sally P Stabler, Ivana V Yang, David A Schwartz
RATIONALE: Environmental exposures strongly influence the development and progression of asthma. We have previously demonstrated that mice exposed to a diet enriched with methyl donors during vulnerable periods of fetal development can enhance the heritable risk of allergic airway disease through epigenetic changes. There is conflicting evidence on the role of folate (one of the primary methyl donors) in modifying allergic airway disease. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that blocking folate metabolism through the loss of methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (Mthfr) activity would reduce the allergic airway disease phenotype through epigenetic mechanisms...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329238/long-chain-metabolites-of-vitamin-e-metabolic-activation-as-a-general-concept-for-lipid-soluble-vitamins
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Martin Schubert, Stefan Kluge, Lisa Schmölz, Maria Wallert, Francesco Galli, Marc Birringer, Stefan Lorkowski
Vitamins E, A, D and K comprise the class of lipid-soluble vitamins. For vitamins A and D, a metabolic conversion of precursors to active metabolites has already been described. During the metabolism of vitamin E, the long-chain metabolites (LCMs) 13'-hydroxychromanol (13'-OH) and 13'-carboxychromanol (13'-COOH) are formed by oxidative modification of the side-chain. The occurrence of these metabolites in human serum indicates a physiological relevance. Indeed, effects of the LCMs on lipid metabolism, apoptosis, proliferation and inflammatory actions as well as tocopherol and xenobiotic metabolism have been shown...
January 12, 2018: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327380/effects-of-deficiency-and-surplus-dietary-threonine-on-reproductive-performance-of-primiparous-pregnant-gilts
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M Shi, T Liu, T Li, H Wang, T Yuan, D Li, J Wang
Dietary threonine imbalance is known to impair reproductive performances of gestating sows, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, effects of deficiency and surplus dietary threonine during gestation on reproductive performance, serum metabolites and hormones concentration, and colostral nutrient and immunoglobulin contents of primiparous sows were investigated. Ninety primiparous pregnant gilts were assigned to one of the three dietary treatments with different standardized ileal digestible threonine/lysine ratios at 0...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325144/a-metabolomics-analysis-of-body-mass-index-and-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-risk
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Steven C Moore, Mary C Playdon, Joshua N Sampson, Robert N Hoover, Britton Trabert, Charles E Matthews, Regina G Ziegler
Background: Elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain elusive. Methods: In a nested case-control study of 621 postmenopausal breast cancer case participants and 621 matched control participants, we measured 617 metabolites in prediagnostic serum. We calculated partial Pearson correlations between metabolites and BMI, and then evaluated BMI-associated metabolites (Bonferroni-corrected α level for 617 statistical tests = P < 8...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325058/serum-carnitine-metabolites-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-suspected-stable-angina-pectoris
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Elin Strand, Eirik W Rebnord, Malin R Flygel, Vegard Lysne, Gard F T Svingen, Grethe S Tell, Kjetil H Løland, Rolf K Berge, Asbjørn Svardal, Ottar Nygård, Eva R Pedersen
Context: Carnitine and its metabolites are centrally involved in fatty acid metabolism. While elevated circulating concentrations have been observed in obesity and insulin resistance, prospective studies examining whether these metabolites are associated with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are sparse. Objective: We performed a comprehensive evaluation of metabolites along the carnitine pathway in relation to incident T2D. Design: A total of 2519 patients (73...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324308/antacids-side-effect-hyperuricaemia-could-be-alleviated-by-long-term-aerobic-exercise-via-accelerating-atp-turnover-rate
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Shu Yuan, Zhong-Wei Zhang, Zi-Lin Li
Hyperuricemia is the term for an abnormally high serum uric acid level. Many factors contribute to hyperuricemia, however no definite correlation between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and hyperuricemia has been reported before. Physical exercise also decreases serum uric acid levels. However, the detailed biochemical-regulatory mechanisms remain unknown. Here we found that adenylate deaminase activities are much higher in hyperuricemia patients than in the healthy people. Therefore, the patients have higher levels of adenosine metabolites hypoxanthine and uric acid...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322776/altered-serum-metabolite-profiling-and-relevant-pathways-analysis-in-rats-stimulated-by-honeybee-venom-a-new-insight-into-allergy-to-honeybee-venom
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Yazhou Zhao, Jianmei Zhang, Yanping Chen, Zhiguo Li, Hongyi Nie, Wenjun Peng, Songkun Su
To improve our understanding of the disturbed metabolic pathways and cellular responses triggered by honeybee venom stimulation, we compared the changes in serum metabolites rats, either stimulated or not by honeybee venom by performing 1H NMR spectrometry-based metabonomics to identify potential biomarkers. In this study, 65 metabolites were structurally confirmed and quantified and the following results were obtained. Firstly, by pattern recognition analysis, 14 metabolites were selected as potential biomarkers 3 hrs after venom stimulation...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321022/serum-metabolic-profiling-identified-a-distinct-metabolic-signature-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-potential-biomarker-role-for-lysopc
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Barbara Rindlisbacher, Cornelia Schmid, Thomas Geiser, Cédric Bovet, Manuela Funke-Chambour
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal lung disease of unknown etiology. Patients present loss of lung function, dyspnea and dry cough. Diagnosis requires compatible radiologic imaging and, in undetermined cases, invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy and surgical lung biopsy. The pathophysiological mechanisms of IPF are not completely understood. Lung injury with abnormal alveolar epithelial repair is thought to be a major cause for activation of profibrotic pathways in IPF...
January 10, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318851/-effect-of-combined-intervention-of-electroacupuncture-and-astragaloside-iv-on-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-in-rats-with-myocardial-fibrosis
#9
Jia-Shen Li, Xiao-Yu Zhu, Mei-Li Lu, Jun-Hong Gao, Hong-Xin Wang, Xiao-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of combined intervention of electroacupuncture (EA) and astragaloside IV(ASIV) on cardiac hypertrophy and transforming growth factor β 1 (TGF-β 1)/Smad signaling in isoproterenol (ISO) induced cardiac hypertrophy rats, so as to investigate its underlying mechanisms in improving myocardial fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 50 SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: normal control, model (ISO), Propranolol (PRO),ASIV and EA+ASIV groups (n=10 in each group)...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317959/impact-of-oxidative-stress-and-newer-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-albumin-and-cortisol-value-in-severe-motor-and-intellectual-disabilities-with-epilepsy
#10
Masahito Morimoto, Toshiaki Hashimoto, Taisuke Kitaoka, Shojiro Kyotani
Background: Epilepsy is a common complication in patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities (SMID). There are no reports as yet of the effects of these medications in vivo other than their epileptic efficacy. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of the newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on the blood biochemical parameters and oxidative stress in SMID with epilepsy by comparing the therapeutic effects between a group of patients receiving lamotrigine (LTG) and levetiracetam (LEV) in addition to the conventional AEDs (newer AED group) and a group receiving conventional AEDs alone (old AED group)...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316941/homocysteine-folate-hs-c-reactive-protein-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-inflammatory-proteins-are-these-biomarkers-related-to-nutritional-status-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Roberta Garcia Salomão, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Clarice Izumi, Érika Silva Czernisz, José César Rosa, Sonir Roberto Rauber Antonini, Ana Carolina Bueno, Maria Olímpia Ribeiro do Vale Almada, Carolina de Almeida Coelho-Landell, Alceu Afonso Jordão, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani, Jacqueline Pontes Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (c-SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease which increases cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) such as elevated homocysteine, TNF-α, and hs-C reactive protein. METHODS: We evaluated BMI, waist circumference (WC), 24-h recalls, SLEDAI-2 K, SLICC/ACR-DI, serum levels of homocysteine, folate, TNF-α, hs-C reactive protein, lipid profile, proteomic data, and duration of corticosteroid therapy in 19 c-SLE and 38 healthy volunteers...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316516/polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pbdes-and-hydroxylated-pbde-metabolites-oh-pbdes-in-maternal-and-fetal-tissues-and-associations-with-fetal-cytochrome-p450-gene-expression
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Ami R Zota, Susanna D Mitro, Joshua F Robinson, Emily G Hamilton, June-Soo Park, Emily Parry, R Thomas Zoeller, Tracey J Woodruff
BACKGROUND: Human fetal exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their metabolites (OH-PBDEs) are unique from adults, and in combination with a different metabolic profile, may make fetal development more sensitive to adverse health outcomes from these exposures. However, we lack data to characterize human fetal PBDE exposures and the metabolic factors that can influence these exposures. OBJECTIVE: We examined differences between 2nd trimester maternal and fetal exposures to PBDEs and OH-PBDEs...
January 6, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315787/metabolomic-serum-profiling-after-acl-injury-in-rats-a-pilot-study-implicating-inflammation-and-immune-dysregulation-in-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Tristan Maerz, Eric Sherman, Michael Newton, Ali Yilmaz, Praveen Kumar, Stewart F Graham, Kevin C Baker
ACL rupture is a major risk factor for post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) development. Little information exists on acute systemic metabolic indicators of disease development. 36 female Lewis rats were randomized to Control or noninvasive anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACLR) and to three post-injury time points: 72 hours, 4 weeks, 10 weeks (n = 6). Serum was collected and analyzed by 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and combined direct injection and liquid chromatography (LC)-mass spectrometry (MS)/MS (DI-MS)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315663/circulating-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-nasopharyngeal-airway-metabolome-and-bronchiolitis-severity
#14
Kohei Hasegawa, Christopher J Stewart, Juan C Celedón, Jonathan M Mansbach, Courtney Tierney, Carlos A Camargo
Low circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels are a risk factor for acute respiratory infection (e.g., bronchiolitis) in children. However, little is known about the relation of circulating 25OHD with the many downstream functional molecules in target organs - such as the airway - and with clinical outcomes. In this prospective multicenter study of infants (age <1 year) hospitalized with bronchiolitis, we measured serum 25OHD levels and profiled the metabolome of 144 nasopharyngeal airway samples. Among 254 metabolites identified, we defined a set of 20 metabolites that are related to lower serum 25OHD and higher vitamin D-binding protein levels...
January 9, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314768/medium-and-long-chain-acylcarnitines-are-associated-with-osteoarthritis-severity-and-arterial-stiffness-in-end-stage-osteoarthritis-patients-a-case-control-study
#15
Kaspar Tootsi, Jaak Kals, Mihkel Zilmer, Kaido Paapstel, Aigar Ottas, Aare Märtson
AIM: Arterial pathology has been suggested to be involved in osteoarthritis (OA). Metabolic profiling enables the determination of low-molecular-weight molecules, which might further explain the pathogenesis of OA and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to compare the metabolic profile of lipid metabolism-related compounds and arterial stiffness in OA patients and in controls. METHOD: The serum of 70 end-stage OA patients prior to joint replacement surgery and 82 age-matched controls were analyzed by the AbsoluteIDQ™ p180 kit (BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Innsbruck, Austria) using the targeted metabolomic approach...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313230/diagnostics-of-early-changes-in-the-immune-system-due-to-low-concentration-of-n-nitrosamines-in-the-blood
#16
N V Zaitseva, T S Ulanova, O V Dolgikh, T V Nurislamova, O A Mal'tseva
The concentration of N-nitrosamines (N-nitrosodimethylamine and N-nitrosodiethylamine) was measured in blood samples from children after consumption of drinking water with high content of nitrates (main group) or water meeting health standards (reference group). N-nitrosodimethylamine level in the blood from children of the main group differed from that in the reference group by 2.6 times (0.00026±0.00012 and 0.0001±0.00092 mg/dm3, respectively; p<0.05). The specific immune response to N-nitrosodimethylamine exposure was manifested in an increase in the level of specific serum IgG (2 times higher than that in the reference group)...
January 8, 2018: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310349/adrenocortical-oncocytoma-11-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Yazhao Hong, Yuanyuan Hao, Jinghai Hu, Bo Xu, Hongli Shan, Xiaoqing Wang
RATIONALE: Adrenocortical oncocytoma is an extremely rare tumor of the adrenal gland. Its diagnostic criteria and biological behavior has not yet reached a consensus. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of adrenocortical oncocytoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: The clinical data from 11 cases of adrenocortical oncocytoma were retrospectively analyzed. Five patients found the tumor incidentally during the healthy examination, and 3 cases found the tumor during the diagnostic work-up for the evaluation of flank pain or hypertension...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306913/diagnosis-of-acute-pediatric-appendicitis-from-children-with-inflammatory-diseases-by-combination-of-metabolic-markers-and-inflammatory-response-variables
#18
Mengjie Yu, Tianxin Xiang, Xiaoping Wu, Shouhua Zhang, Wenlong Yang, Yu Zhang, Qiang Chen, Shuilin Sun, Baogang Xie
BACKGROUND: The discovery of new metabolic markers may be helpful for early diagnosis of acute pediatric appendicitis (APA). However, no studies have been reported regarding identification of potential metabolic markers for the APA diagnosis by metabonomics. METHODS: Serum samples of APA (n=32), non-appendicitis inflammation (NAI, n=32) and healthy children (HS, n=65) were analyzed by the 1H NMR-based metabonomics. A logistic regression model was established to screen the most efficient markers combinations for classification...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305667/a-pilot-study-comparing-the-metabolic-profiles-of-elite-level-athletes-from-different-sporting-disciplines
#19
Fatima Al-Khelaifi, Ilhame Diboun, Francesco Donati, Francesco Botrè, Mohammed Alsayrafi, Costas Georgakopoulos, Karsten Suhre, Noha A Yousri, Mohamed A Elrayess
BACKGROUND: The outstanding performance of an elite athlete might be associated with changes in their blood metabolic profile. The aims of this study were to compare the blood metabolic profiles between moderate- and high-power and endurance elite athletes and to identify the potential metabolic pathways underlying these differences. METHODS: Metabolic profiling of serum samples from 191 elite athletes from different sports disciplines (121 high- and 70 moderate-endurance athletes, including 44 high- and 144 moderate-power athletes), who participated in national or international sports events and tested negative for doping abuse at anti-doping laboratories, was performed using non-targeted metabolomics-based mass spectroscopy combined with ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography...
January 5, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304397/evaluation-of-a-novel-method-for-the-analysis-of-alcohol-biomarkers-ethyl-glucuronide-ethyl-sulfate-and-phosphatidylethanol
#20
Van Long Nguyen, Phillip Paull, Paul S Haber, Kate Chitty, Devanshi Seth
Currently available markers and methods to evaluate alcohol consumption are indirect and suboptimal, or rely on self-report, which have inherent problems. Direct metabolites of alcohol, phosphatidylethanol (PEth), ethyl sulfate (EtS), and ethyl glucuronide (EtG), are known to improve diagnostic accuracy. In this study, methods were established for the identification of PEth in erythrocytes and EtG and EtS in serum using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). The three biomarkers were tested and validated in volunteer teetotalers (n = 4) and drinkers (n = 10), and applied in patients (n = 8) hospitalized with alcohol-related problems...
August 31, 2017: Alcohol
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