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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801091/how-much-is-too-much-two-contrasting-cases-of-excessive-vitamin-d-supplementation
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Sollip Kim, Laura D Stephens, Robert L Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: In this report, we describe 2 contrasting cases of hypervitaminosis D. CASE PRESENTATION: Patient 1 was a 75-y old man who developed symptomatic hypercalcemia (peak serum calcium concentration of 15.3mg/dl; reference range: 8.5-10.6mg/dl), cardiac injury, and a high total serum vitamin D concentration of 243ng/ml (30-80ng/ml) as a result of daily consumption of prescribed 50,000IU ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and 500mg calcium-citrate for 1y. Patient 2 was a 60-y old woman who consumed 40,000IU of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) daily for >10months with a peak total serum vitamin D concentration of 479ng/ml (30-80ng/ml), but did not present with symptoms related to vitamin D toxicity...
August 8, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796426/vitamin-d-levels-in-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome
#2
Miyad Movassaghi, Simona Bianconi, Richard Feinn, Christopher A Wassif, Forbes D Porter
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive congenital malformation syndrome caused by mutations in the 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase gene. This inborn error of cholesterol synthesis leads to elevated concentrations of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC). 7-DHC also serves as the precursor for vitamin D synthesis. Limited data is available on vitamin D levels in individuals with SLOS. Due to elevated concentrations of 7-DHC, we hypothesized that vitamin D status would be abnormal and possibly reach toxic levels in patients with SLOS...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791253/potential-role-of-metabolic-intervention-in-the-management-of-advanced-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#3
Sri Harsha Tella, Anuhya Kommalapati, Mary Angelynne Esquivel, Ricardo Correa
Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is the most common endocrine malignancy that has an excellent prognosis with a 5-year survival rate of about 98%. However, approximately 50% of the patients with DTC who present with distant metastases (advanced DTC) die from the disease within 5 years of initial diagnosis even after getting the appropriate therapy. Apart from recent advancements in chemotherapy agents, the potential role of metabolic interventions, including the use of metformin, ketogenic diet, and high-dose vitamin C in the management of advanced cancers have been investigated as a less toxic co-adjuvant therapies...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780476/health-behaviour-information-provided-to-clients-during-midwife-led-prenatal-booking-visits-findings-from-video-analyses
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Ruth Baron, Linda Martin, Janneke T Gitsels-van der Wal, Janneke Noordman, Martijn W Heymans, Evelien R Spelten, Johannes Brug, Eileen K Hutton
OBJECTIVE: to quantify to what extent evidence-based health behaviour topics relevant for pregnancy are discussed with clients during midwife-led prenatal booking visits and to assess the association of client characteristics with the extent of information provided. DESIGN: quantitative video analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 173 video recordings of prenatal booking visits with primary care midwives and clients in the Netherlands taking place between August 2010 and April 2011...
July 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779878/adult-classical-homocystinuria-requiring-parenteral-nutrition-pitfalls-and-management
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REVIEW
Christel Tran, Luisa Bonafé, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Julie Rieger, Mette M Berger
BACKGROUND: Homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) deficiency presents with a wide clinical spectrum. Treatment by the enteral route aims at reducing homocysteine levels by using vitamin B6, possibly methionine-restricted diet, betaine and/or folate and vitamin B12 supplementation. Currently no nutritional guidelines exist regarding parenteral nutrition (PN) under acute conditions. METHODS: Exhaustive literature search was performed, in order to identify the relevant studies describing the pathogenesis and nutritional intervention of adult classical homocystinuria requiring PN...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777671/protective-effect-of-azadirachta-indica-and-vitamin-e-against-arsenic-acid-induced-genotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Olumuyiwa Abiola Adejumobi, Ebunoluwa Rachael Asenuga, Funmilola Kehinde Adeniji, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Sodium arsenite (NaAsO2) is one of the major environmental toxicants with severe toxicological consequences in some developing and developed countries. Rats in Group A received normal saline. Genotoxicity and apoptosis were induced by single intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg sodium arsenite to rats in Groups B-F. Rats in Groups C and D had earlier been pretreated with Azadirachta indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) or E and F with vitamin E (50 and 100 mg/kg), respectively. Markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, hepatic damage, genotoxicity, and apoptosis were assessed...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771889/phase-i-ii-study-of-pralatrexate-in-japanese-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
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Dai Maruyama, Hirokazu Nagai, Yoshinobu Maeda, Takahiko Nakane, Tatsu Shimoyama, Tomonori Nakazato, Rika Sakai, Takayuki Ishikawa, Koji Izutsu, Ryuzo Ueda, Kensei Tobinai
Pralatrexate is a novel antifolate approved in the United States for the treatment of relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. To assess its safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics in Japanese patients with this disease, we conducted a phase I/II study. Pralatrexate was given i.v. weekly for 6 weeks of a 7-week cycle. All patients received concurrent vitamin B12 and folic acid. In phase I, three patients received pralatrexate 30 mg/m(2) and none experienced a dose-limiting toxicity. In phase II, we treated 22 additional patients with that dose...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767071/intramitochondrial-ascorbic-acid-enhances-the-formation-of-mitochondrial-superoxide-induced-by-peroxynitrite-via-a-ca-2-independent-mechanism
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Andrea Guidarelli, Liana Cerioni, Mara Fiorani, Orazio Cantoni
Exposure of U937 cells to peroxynitrite promotes mitochondrial superoxide formation via a mechanism dependent on both inhibition of complex III and increased mitochondrial Ca(2+) accumulation. Otherwise inactive concentrations of the oxidant produced the same maximal effects in the presence of either complex III inhibitors or agents mobilizing Ca(2+) from the ryanodine receptor and enforcing its mitochondrial accumulation. l-Ascorbic acid (AA) produced similar enhancing effects in terms of superoxide formation, DNA strand scission and cytotoxicity...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764290/wheatgrass-green-blood-can-help-to-fight-cancer
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Rucha Diwakar Gore, Sangeeta Jayant Palaskar, Anirudha Ratnadeep Bartake
INTRODUCTION: Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is one of the leading causes of death especially in developing countries like India. It is usually managed with the help of chemotherapeutic agents that are toxic not only to the tumor cells but also to normal cells in many ways. Whereas the traditional herbal medicines which are used from ancient days in India are generally known to be free of toxic effects and are effective. Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant 'Tritcumaestivum Linn', family Poaceae (Gramineae)...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758913/versatility-of-pyridoxal-phosphate-as-a-coating-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Debora Bonvin, Ulrich J Aschauer, Jessica A M Bastiaansen, Matthias Stuber, Heinrich Hofmann, Marijana Mionić Ebersold
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) is the most important cofactor of vitamin B₆-dependent enzymes, which catalyses a wide range of essential body functions (e.g., metabolism) that could be exploited to specifically target highly metabolic cells, such as tumour metastatic cells. However, the use of PLP as a simultaneous coating and targeting molecule, which at once provides colloidal stability and specific biological effects has not been exploited so far. Therefore, in this work iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) were coated by PLP at two different pH values to tune PLP bonding (e...
July 29, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756368/cadmium-chloride-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-male-wistar-rats-prophylactic-effect-of-quercetin-and-assessment-of-testicular-recovery-following-cadmium-chloride-withdrawal
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Victor U Nna, Godwin A Ujah, Mahaneem Mohamed, Kingsley B Etim, Benedict O Igba, Ele R Augustine, Eme E Osim
This study assessed the effect of quercetin (QE) on cadmium chloride (CdCl2) - induced testicular toxicity, as well as the effect of withdrawal of CdCl2 treatment on same. Thirty male Wistar rats aged 10 weeks old and weighing 270-300g were assigned into 5 groups and used for this study. Rats in groups 1-4 were administered vehicle, CdCl2 (5mg/kg bwt), CdCl2+QE (5mg/kg bwt and 20mg/kg bwt, respectively) or QE (20mg/kg bwt) orally for 4 weeks. Group 5 rats received CdCl2, with 4 weeks recovery period. Results showed that cadmium accumulated in serum, testis and epididymis, decreased body weight, testicular and epididymal weights, sperm count, motility and viability...
July 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755953/kidney-toxicity-related-to-herbs-and-dietary-supplements-online-table-of-case-reports-part-3-of-5-series
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REVIEW
Amy Christine Brown
BACKGROUND: No tabular summary of potentially life-threatening, kidney-toxic dietary supplements (DS; includes herbs) based on PubMed case reports is currently available online and continually updated to forewarn United States consumers, clinicians, and companies manufacturing DS. The purpose of this review was to create an online research summary table of kidney toxicity case reports related to DS. METHODS: Documented PubMed case reports (1966 to May 2016, and cross-referencing) of DS appearing to contribute to kidney toxicity were listed in "DS Toxic Tables...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753984/dietary-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
REVIEW
Arjun Thapa, Nick J Carroll
Cells generate unpaired electrons, typically via oxygen- or nitrogen-based by-products during normal cellular respiration and under stressed situations. These pro-oxidant molecules are highly unstable and may oxidize surrounding cellular macromolecules. Under normal conditions, the reactive oxygen or nitrogen species can be beneficial to cell survival and function by destroying and degrading pathogens or antigens. However, excessive generation and accumulation of the reactive pro-oxidant species over time can damage proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734988/can-adverse-effects-of-excessive-vitamin-d-supplementation-occur-without-developing-hypervitaminosis-d
#14
REVIEW
Mohammed S Razzaque
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that has endocrine, paracrine and autocrine functions. Consumption of vitamin D-supplemented food & drugs have increased significantly in the last couple of decades due to campaign and awareness programs. Despite such wide use of artificial vitamin D supplements, serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] does not always reflect the amount of uptake. In contrast to the safe sunlight exposure, prolonged and disproportionate consumption of vitamin D supplements may lead to vitamin D intoxication, even without developing hypervitaminosis D...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726777/humanin-g-hng-protects-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd-transmitochondrial-arpe-19-cybrids-from-mitochondrial-and-cellular-damage
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Sonali Nashine, Pinchas Cohen, Marilyn Chwa, Stephanie Lu, Anthony B Nesburn, Baruch D Kuppermann, M Cristina Kenney
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ranks third among the leading causes of visual impairment with a blindness prevalence rate of 8.7%. Despite several treatment regimens, such as anti-angiogenic drugs, laser therapy, and vitamin supplementation, being available for wet AMD, to date there are no FDA-approved therapies for dry AMD. Substantial evidence implicates mitochondrial damage and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell death in the pathogenesis of AMD. However, the effects of AMD mitochondria and Humanin G (HNG), a more potent variant of the mitochondrial-derived peptide (MDP) Humanin, on retinal cell survival have not been elucidated...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716455/the-vitamin-b6-paradox-supplementation-with-high-concentrations-of-pyridoxine-leads-to-decreased-vitamin-b6-function
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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, Path Global Health 2013;107(3):122-9)...
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
#20
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
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