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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716455/the-vitamin-b6-paradox-supplementation-with-high-concentrations-of-pyridoxine-leads-to-decreased-vitamin-b6-function
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Misha F Vrolijk, Antoon Opperhuizen, Eugène H J M Jansen, Geja J Hageman, Aalt Bast, Guido R M M Haenen
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as a coenzyme in many reactions involved in amino acid, carbohydrates and lipid metabolism. Since 2014, >50 cases of sensory neuronal pain due to vitamin B6 supplementation were reported. Up to now, the mechanism of this toxicity is enigmatic and the contribution of the various B6 vitamers to this toxicity is largely unknown. In the present study, the neurotoxicity of the different forms of vitamin B6 is tested on SHSY5Y and CaCo-2 cells. Cells were exposed to pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal, pyridoxal-5-phosphate or pyridoxamine-5-phosphate for 24h, after which cell viability was measured using the MTT assay...
July 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711016/therapeutic-supermolecular-micelles-of-vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-as-potential-carriers-for-curcumin-enhancing-tumour-penetration-and-improving-therapeutic-effect-on-glioma
#2
He-Lin Xu, Zi-Liang Fan, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Bing-Hui Jin, Jian Xiao, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Severe toxicity and poor tumour penetration are two intrinsic limited factors to hinder the broad clinical application for most of first-line chemotherapeutics. In this study, a novel vitamin E succinate-grafted ε-polylysine (VES-g-PLL) polymer was synthesized by using ε-polylysine as backbone. By adjusting VES graft ratio, VES-g-PLL (50) with a theoretic VES graft ratio of 50% could self-assemble into a supermolecular micelle with a hydrodynamic diameter (Dh) of ca.20nm, and Zeta potential of 19.6mV. VES-g-PLL micelles themselves displayed a strong anti-tumour effect on glioma...
July 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710526/exposure-effects-and-absorption-of-lead-in-american-woodcock-scolopax-minor-a-review
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REVIEW
Amanda D French, Warren C Conway, Jaclyn E Cañas-Carrell, David M Klein
Due to long term declines of American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) and widespread distribution of environmentally available lead (Pb) throughout their geographic range, it is important to assess if Pb exposure is a potential contributor to these declines. Woodcock are exposed to Pb through various environmental sources and are known to exhibit relatively high bone-Pb concentrations. Absorption of Pb by birds, and woodcock specifically, is not well understood. Some studies show that interactions among calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and vitamin D levels may play an important role in Pb absorption...
July 14, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707393/malaria-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-the-pathogenesis-of-burkitt-s-lymphoma
#4
Anthony R Mawson, Suvankar Majumdar
A geographical and causal connection has long been recognized between malaria, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and Burkitt's lymphoma (BL), but the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Potential clues are that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum selectively absorbs vitamin A from the host and depends on it for its biological activities; secondly, alterations in vitamin A (retinoid) metabolism have been implicated in many forms of cancer, including BL. The first author has proposed that the merozoite-stage malaria parasite, emerging from the liver, uses its absorbed vitamin A as a cell membrane destabilizer to invade the red blood cells, causing anemia and other signs and symptoms of the disease as manifestations of an endogenous form of hypervitaminosis A (Mawson AR...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704918/anticancer-activity-of-graphene-oxide-reduced-graphene-oxide-silver-nanoparticle-composites
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Thangavel Kavinkumar, Krishnamoorthy Varunkumar, Vilwanathan Ravikumar, Sellaperumal Manivannan
In the present study, a chemical route was employed to synthesize graphene oxide (GO)-reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-Ag nanoparticle (AgNP) composites from graphite and AgNO3 using vitamin C as reducing agent. Powder X-ray diffraction pattern and field emission scanning electron microscope images revealed that the AgNP were uniformly distributed on the surface of GO and rGO nanosheets. For the first time, the cytotoxicity of GO, rGO, AgNP, GO-AgNP and rGO-AgNP composites were examined against human lung cancer A549 cells using MTT assay and reported quantitatively...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698808/vitamins-k1-and-k2-the-emerging-group-of-vitamins-required-for-human-health
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REVIEW
Gerry Kurt Schwalfenberg
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for the use of vitamin K supplementation in clinical conditions such as osteoporosis, vascular calcification, arthritis, cancer, renal calculi, diabetes, and warfarin therapy. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: PubMed was searched for articles on vitamin K (K1 and K2) along with books and conference proceedings and health conditions listed above. Level I and II evidence supports the use of vitamins K1 and K2 in osteoporosis and Level II evidence supports vitamin K2 in prevention of coronary calcification and cardiovascular disease...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697391/nutrients-in-one-carbon-metabolism-and-urinary-arsenic-methylation-in-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-2003-2004
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Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, Vanessa da Silva, Cynthia A Thomson, Vern Hartz, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Jefferey L Burgess, Mary Kay O'Rourke, Robin B Harris
Exposure to inorganic arsenic (inAs), a potent toxicant, occurs primarily through ingestion of food and water. The efficiency with which it is methylated to mono and dimethyl arsenicals (MMA and DMA) affects toxicity. Folate, vitamins B12 and B6 are required for 1C metabolism, and studies have found that higher levels of these nutrients increase methylation capacity and are associated with protection against adverse health effects from inAs, especially in undernourished populations. Our aim was to determine whether 1C-related nutrients are associated with greater inAs methylation capacity in a general population sample with overall adequate nutrition and low levels of As exposure...
July 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693088/-study-of-the-relevant-factors-of-behavioral-development-among-30-month-old-infants-in-rural-area-of-shaanxi-province
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X Yang, Z H Zhu, M Zhang, D Y Li, D L Liu, Y Cheng, H Yan, L X Zeng
Objective: To explore the relevant factors of behavioral development among 30-month-old infants in rural area, Shaanxi Province. Methods: The behavioral development among 977 infants aged 30-month-old was evaluated in Changwu and Binxian of Shaanxi province from July 2006 to August 2008. The inclusion criteria included single live birth between January 2004 and February 2006, mother had participated in a community-based intervention study named "Impact of multi-micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on low birth weight and premature delivery" ...
July 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677080/comparison-of-impact-of-two-decontamination-solutions-on-the-viability-of-the-cells-in-human-amnion
#9
Ingrida Smeringaiova, Peter Trosan, Miluse Berka Mrstinova, Jan Matecha, Jan Burkert, Jan Bednar, Katerina Jirsova
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) is used as an allograft in regenerative medicine or as a source of pluripotent cells for stem cell research. Various decontamination protocols and solutions are used to sterilize HAM before its application, but little is known about the toxicity of disinfectants on HAM cells. In this study, we tested two decontamination solutions, commercial (BASE·128) and laboratory decontamination solution (LDS), with an analogous content of antimycotic/antibiotics for their cytotoxic effect on HAM epithelial (EC) and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC)...
July 4, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676827/isolation-and-characterization-of-yeasts-able-to-assimilate-sugarcane-bagasse-hemicellulosic-hydrolysate-and-produce-xylitol-associated-with-veturius-transversus-passalidae-coleoptera-and-insecta
#10
Italo Thiago Silveira Rocha Matos, Enedina Nogueira Assunção, Edson Junior do Carmo, Verena Makaren Soares, Spartaco Astolfi-Filho
Yeasts are an important component of insect gut microbial content, playing roles such as degradation of polymers and toxic compounds, biological control, and hormone, vitamin, and digestive enzyme production. The xylophagous beetle gut is a hyperdiverse habitat and a potential source of new species with industrial abilities such as enzyme production, pentose fermentation, and biodetoxification. In this work, samples of Veturius transversus (Passalidae, Coleoptera, and Insecta) were collected from the Central Amazon Rainforest...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670522/co-administration-of-vitamin-e-and-testosterone-attenuates-the-atrazine-induced-toxic-effects-on-sperm-quality-and-testes-in-rats
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Hamed Rezaie Agdam, Mazdak Razi, Amir Amniattalab, Hassan Malekinejad, Morteza Molavi
OBJECTIVE: Atrazine (ATZ) as a widely used herbicide is considered as a potent endocrine disrupter which adversely affects reproductive systems in both genders. This study aimed to assess the effects of testosterone (T)- and vitamin E (VitE)- alone and their coadministration on testicular function and sperm parameters after exposure to ATZ in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the rats (n=30) are assigned into the following 5 groups: control-sham group (n=6) receiving corn oil, ATZ group (n=6) receiving 200 mg/kg ATZ alone, ATZ+VitE group (n=6) receiving 150 mg/kg ATZ+VitE, ATZ+T group (n=6) receiving 400 µg/kg ATZ+T, and ATZ+VitE+T group (n=6) receiving ATZ+VitE+T for 48 consecutive days...
July 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658959/vitamin-c-attenuates-methotrexate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-kidney-and-liver-of-rats
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M Savran, E Cicek, D K Doguc, H Asci, S Yesilot, I A Candan, B Dagdeviren, F N Cankara, M Oncu, A C Uğuz, M K Ozer
Like several other anticancer drugs, methotrexate (MTX) causes side effects, such as neuropathic pain, hepatotoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. Abnormal production of reactive oxygen species has been suspected in the pathophysiology of MTX-induced hepatorenal toxicity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the probable protective role of vitamin C (Vit C) on oxidative stress induced by MTX in the liver and kidney tissues of rats. A total of 32 rats were randomly and equally divided into four groups...
June 29, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657924/health-status-and-anthropometric-changes-in-resettled-refugee-children
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Angela M D Sandell, Robert D Baker, Jennifer Maccarone, Susan S Baker
Recently the United States has experienced an increase in refugees. Pediatric refugees are at risk for health and nutrition problems. Literature on longitudinal change in nutritional status of resettled pediatric refugees is scant. OBJECTIVE: This study reports the health and nutritional status of pediatric refugees and tracks changes in nutritional status. METHODS: Data was extracted retrospectively from the records of a community health center in Buffalo, NY. Two cohorts of refugees (0-18 years) were selected...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657605/pharmacological-modulation-of-radiation-damage-does-it-exist-a-chance-for-other-substances-than-hematopoietic-growth-factors-and-cytokines
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REVIEW
Michal Hofer, Zuzana Hoferová, Martin Falk
In recent times, cytokines and hematopoietic growth factors have been at the center of attention for many researchers trying to establish pharmacological therapeutic procedures for the treatment of radiation accident victims. Two granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-based radiation countermeasures have been approved for the treatment of the hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome. However, at the same time, many different substances with varying effects have been tested in animal studies as potential radioprotectors and mitigators of radiation damage...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653765/a-liquid-calcium-vitamin-d3-supplement-is-effective-prophylaxis-against-hypocalcemic-toxicity-during-apheresis-platelet-donation
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Robert Weinstein, Stefanie Haynes, Yong Zhao, Elda Hickson, Jeanne Linden, Patricia St Pierre, Paula Ducharme, Paula Sulmasy, Molly Graves, Jeffrey A Bailey, Linda Welch, Amie Simard, Michelle Vauthrin, Mindy Greene
Hypocalcemic toxicity, because of return of citrate anion to the donor, is the major toxicity of apheresis platelet donation. Oral calcium carbonate, given prophylactically at the start of donation, has shown limited ability to alleviate this toxicity. We examined whether repeated prophylactic doses of calcium carbonate, or of a liquid preparation containing calcium citrate, calcium phosphate, and vitamin D3 , would be more effective at preventing symptoms of hypocalcemic toxicity. Symptoms were reported by 48% of donors who received no prophylaxis and 60% of donors who received 1000 mg of oral calcium carbonate at the start of, and every 20 minutes during, donation (P = 0...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651670/alterations-in-vitamin-a-retinoic-acid-homeostasis-in-diet-induced-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
#16
Nimesh Mody
Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient for life and the phytochemical β-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, is an important dietary source of this vitamin. Vitamin A (retinol) is the parent compound of all bioactive retinoids but it is retinoic acid (RA) that is the active metabolite of vitamin A. The plasma concentration of retinol is maintained in a narrow range and its normal biological activities strictly regulated since excessive intake can lead to toxicity and thus also be detrimental to life. The present review will give an overview of how vitamin A homeostasis is maintained and move on to focus on the link between circulating vitamin A and metabolic disease states...
June 27, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643280/effect-of-oxidative-stress-from-nanoscale-tio2-particles-on-a-physarum-polycephalum-macroplasmodium-under-dark-conditions
#17
Zhi Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Caixia Shi, Heng Guo, RuiYang Ni, Junle Qu, Jiaoning Tang, Shide Liu
Information regarding the effect of nanoscale titanium dioxide particles (nTiO2) on the environment under dark conditions is scarce, and the effect of nTiO2 on fungi is largely unknown. Due to its huge size and high sensitivity to external stimuli, the slime mold fungi cell, Physarum polycephalum macroplasmodium, was utilized as a novel subject for the toxicity investigations in the present study, and oxidative stress from nTiO2 on the macroplasmodium was assessed under dark conditions. Short exposure (2-3 h) caused an intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) imbalance, and an anti-oxidative mechanism was activated from intermediate doses of nTiO2 (5-18 mg/mL)...
July 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633997/nicotinamide-inhibits-the-growth-of-p-falciparum-and-enhances-the-antimalarial-effect-of-artemisinin-chloroquine-and-pyrimethamine
#18
Sergey O Tcherniuk, Olga Chesnokova, Irina V Oleinikov, Andrew V Oleinikov
Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) - is a water soluble amide derivative of nicotinic acid, which has been used at high doses for a variety of therapeutic applications. However, its antimalarial effect has not been intensively explored. In this work we analysed the effect of nicotinamide alone and in combination with artemisinin, chloroquine andpyrimethamine on the growth of blood stages of P. falciparum. Our results demonstrate that nicotinamide effectively inhibits the growth of blood stage parasites with IC50 of 6...
June 19, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628680/current-perspectives-among-u-s-dermatologists-on-chemoprevention-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-a-survey-based-study
#19
Brittany Oliver, Serena Durrani, Joel L Cohen, Adam J Friedman
<p>Introduction: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy in the US Primary prevention of NMSC with physical photoprotective measures are often not sufficient to impact skin cancer incidence in high-risk individuals. Chemoprevention is the use of agents to prevent, suppress, and reverse carcinogenic progression. Many agents have been investigated, but preclinical and clinical studies are often inconsistent.</p> <p>Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess current practices, perceptions, and general knowledge of U...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620200/urinary-metabolomics-reveals-the-therapeutic-effect-of-huangqi-injections-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxic-rats
#20
Chang-Yin Li, Hui-Ting Song, Xiao-Xiao Wang, Yao-Yao Wan, Xuan-Sheng Ding, Shi-Jia Liu, Guo-Liang Dai, Yue-Heng Liu, Wen-Zheng Ju
The side effects of cisplatin (CDDP), notably nephrotoxicity, greatly limited its use in clinical chemotherapy. HuangQi Injections (HI), a commonly used preparation of the well-known Chinese herbal medicine Astragali radix, appeared to be promising treatment for nephrotoxicity without compromising the anti-tumor activity of CDDP. In this study, the urinary metabolomics approach using liquid chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-TOF/MS) was developed to assess the toxicity-attenuation effects and corresponding mechanisms of HI on CDDP-exposed rats...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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