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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241179/rs739837-polymorphism-in-mir-885-3p-binding-site-within-3-untranslated-region-of-vitamin-d-receptor-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-pressure-ulcers
#1
Xia Ji, Jinbao Mao, Shuang Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Accumulative evidence has shown that miR-885-3p plays a crucial role in human carcinogenesis. From miRNA database, we also found that rs739837 polymorphism in miR-885-3p binding site within 3'-untranslated region of Vitamin D receptor (VDR), compromising the suppressive effect of miR-885-3p on VDR. Moreover, Vitamin D is involved in controlling the cell immune response and may play a role in pressure ulcers development. However, whether this polymorphism is actually linked with pressure ulcers remains unclear...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241161/troxerutin-protects-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-rats
#2
Liliang Shu, Wanzhe Zhang, Chen Huang, Gongcheng Huang, Gang Su
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Troxerutin, also known as vitamin P4, has been commonly used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) disease. However, its effect on in vivo myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, a model that closely mimics acute myocardial infarction in humans, is still unknown. METHODS: The myocardial I/R injury rat model was created with troxerutin preconditioning. Myocardial infarct size was evaluated by the Evans blue-TTC method. Hemodynamic parameters, including the heart rate (HR), left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP), maximal rate of rise in blood pressure in the ventricular chamber (+dp/dt max), and maximal rate of decline in blood pressure in the ventricular chamber (-dp/dt max) were monitored...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241119/bench-to-bedside-review-possible-role-of-vitamin-d-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Feiyong Jia, Ling Shan, Bing Wang, Honghua Li, Chunyue Miao, Zhida Xu, Ching-Po Lin, Khaled Saad
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of dysfunctions in social interaction, communication, and behaviors. Studies have demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and in individuals increased the risk of ASD. A genetic polymorphism study has pinpointed that genotype AA/A-allele of GC rs4588 in children is associated with ASD, which encodes the vitamin D binding protein. Translating the mentioned points into clinical practice, several clinical trials have demonstrated that vitamin D supplementation can improve the core symptoms in children with ASD...
December 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240856/combining-topical-psoriasis-treatment-to-enhance-systemic-and-phototherapy-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
Jerry Bagel, Linda Stein Gold
<p>Psoriasis is a chronic infammatory skin disease that affects millions of people in the United States as well as worldwide. While there is cur-rently no cure for psoriasis, many treatment options are available. Topical therapies are the mainstay for the majority of patients who have limited or mild psoriasis. Among these medications, topical vitamin D analogs (eg, calcipotriene) and corticosteroids (eg, betamethasone), and these drugs in combination, are the most widely prescribed psoriasis drugs and are the cornerstone of topical therapies...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240690/high-throughput-sequencing-of-small-rna-transcriptomes-in-maize-kernel-identifies-mirnas-involved-in-embryo-and-endosperm-development
#5
Lijuan Xing, Ming Zhu, Min Zhang, Wenzong Li, Haiyang Jiang, Junjie Zou, Lei Wang, Miaoyun Xu
Maize kernel development is a complex biological process that involves the temporal and spatial expression of many genes and fine gene regulation at a transcriptional and post-transcriptional level, and microRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles during this process. To gain insight into miRNA-mediated regulation of maize kernel development, a deep-sequencing technique was used to investigate the dynamic expression of miRNAs in the embryo and endosperm at three developmental stages in B73. By miRNA transcriptomic analysis, we characterized 132 known miRNAs and six novel miRNAs in developing maize kernel, among which, 15 and 14 miRNAs were commonly differentially expressed between the embryo and endosperm at 9 days after pollination (DAP), 15 DAP and 20 DAP respectively...
December 14, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240264/longitudinal-vitamin-d-deficiency-is-inversely-related-to-mite-sensitization-in-early-childhood
#6
Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuan-Wen Su, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai, Li-Chen Chen, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Jing-Long Huang
BACKGROUND: There are few studies addressing the longitudinal analysis of vitamin D deficiency and its impact to the development of atopic diseases in early childhood. METHODS: We investigated 155 children who regularly followed up at our clinic for 5 years as subjects enrolled in a birth cohort study. The pattern of vitamin D levels from birth to 5 years of age was clustered using K-means method in R software. Absolute eosinophil count (AEC), total serum and specific immunoglobulin E antibodies against food (egg white, milk, and wheat) and inhalant allergens (D...
December 14, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240025/hypovitamininosis-d-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-importance-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-and-measurement-over-different-points-of-time
#7
Ashraf Fouda, Shaimaa Kandil, Khadijah Boujettif, Najwa Fayea
This observational retrospective cross-sectional and case-controlled study measures levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH-VD) in pediatric cancer survivors at different intervals and assesses the effect of 2 supplementation regimens over a period of 12 months. Sixty-eight patients were included in this quasi-experimental study, of which 32 were boys and 36 were girls. A control group of 30 healthy children were included. It was found that initial 25-OH-VD levels were insufficient (<30 ng/mL) in 61 patients (89...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239997/predisposing-risk-factors-and-stress-fractures-in-division-i-cross-country-runners
#8
Kaci L Giffin, Kathy B Knight, Martha A Bass, Melinda W Valliant
The purpose of this study was to explore factors associated with increased stress fractures in collegiate cross country runners. Participants in this study were 42 male and female cross country runners at a Division I university. Each athlete completed a questionnaire regarding smoking status, vitamin/mineral intake, previous stress fracture history, birth control usage, menstrual status, and demographic information. Nutritional assessment via a 3-day food record and measurements of whole body, lumbar spine, and hip bone mineral densities (BMD) were also conducted on each athlete...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239908/vitamin-c-is-not-the-missing-link-between-cigarette-smoking-and-spinal-pain
#9
Clermont E Dionne, Danielle Laurin, Thérèse Desrosiers, Belkacem Abdous, Natalie Le Sage, Jérôme Frenette, Myrto Mondor, Sylvie Pelletier
STUDY DESIGN: A nationwide cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To measure the associations between cigarette smoking (defined as serum cotinine concentration > 15 ng/ml) and the 3-month prevalence of spinal pain (neck pain, low back pain, low back pain with pain below knee, and self-reported diagnosis of arthritis/rheumatism) and related limitations, and to verify whether these associations are mediated by serum concentrations of vitamin C. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cigarette smoking has been consistently associated with back pain, but this association has never been explained...
December 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239820/all-trans-retinoic-acid-induces-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-affects-the-balance-of-the-adipogenic-differentiation
#10
Laynna de Carvalho Schweich, Edwin José Torres de Oliveira, João Renato Pesarini, Larissa Corrêa Hermeto, Melissa Camassola, Nance Beyer Nardi, Themis Maria Milan Brochado, Andréia Conceição Milan Brochado Antoniolli-Silva, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira
The all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) is the most active form of vitamin A that helps to regulate the proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of several types of cells, mainly the adipocytes, and causes weight loss through the reduction of adipogenesis and lipogenesis. In this present study we demonstrated that ATRA concentrations of 20.75, 50 and 100 μM decreased the cell viability in vitro of human adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), and in ADSCs during adipogenic differentiation. The cells cycle assessment showed that ATRA increased the cell frequency in Sub-G1 at 4...
November 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239815/provider-recommendations-for-patient-reported-muscle-symptoms-on-statin-therapy-insights-from-the-understanding-statin-use-in-america-and-gaps-in-patient-education-survey
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Terry A Jacobson, Abdullah Khan, Kevin C Maki, Eliot A Brinton, Jerome D Cohen
BACKGROUND: Statin-associated muscle symptoms are reported by 10% to 29% of patients in clinical practice and are a major determinant of statin nonadherence, discontinuation, and switching. Little is known about what advice patients receive from their providers when dealing with these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess patient's reports of provider advice when experiencing new or worsened muscle symptoms while taking a statin. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Understanding Statin Use in America and Gaps in Education survey, a self-administered internet-based survey of 10,138 adults with a reported history of high cholesterol and statin use...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239492/stereoselective-palladium-catalyzed-approach-to-vitamin-d3-derivatives-in-protic-medium
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Antonio Mourino, Diego Carballa, Rita Sigüeiro, Zaida Rodríguez-Docampo, Flavia Zacconi, Miguel A Maestro
Herein, we describe an efficient convergent synthesis of vitamin D3 metabolites and analogs. The synthetic strategy relies on a tandem Pd-catalyzed A-ring closure and Suzuki-Miyaura coupling to the CD-side chain component to set directly the vitamin D triene system under protic conditions. This strategy enables a rapid access to vitamin D3 and 3-epi-vitamin D3 metabolites and analogs modified at the side chain for biological evaluation, and structural and metabolic studies.
December 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239465/vitamin-b12-bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Luciana Leal Gomes de Macêdo, Cecilia Maria Resende Gonçalves de Carvalho, Janaína Costa Cavalcanti, Betania de Jesus E Silva de Almendra Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To consolidate information available on the effect of vitamin B12 on bone mineral density and fracture risk, with emphasis on clinical trials, observational and longitudinal data conducted in humans. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature of the past decade on the role of vitamin B12 in bone mineral density and fracture risk in subjects of all ages and both sexes was performed by means of a PubMed, Science Direct, Medline and SciELO database search...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239065/vitamin-d-receptor-rs2228570-polymorphism-and-susceptibility-to-ovarian-cancer-an-updated-meta-analysis
#14
Hongmei Chen, Jin Zhu
AIM: The FokI polymorphism (C>T, rs2228570) of the vitamin D receptor gene is a coding nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphism in the translational initiation codon reported to have functional significance. Although the role of rs2228570 in the risk of ovarian cancer has been widely researched, the association is still unclear. We performed an updated meta-analysis to clarify this issue. METHODS: Eligible studies were retrieved from electronic databases for the period 2007-2016...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238985/impaired-functional-vitamin-b6-status-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-lung-cancer
#15
Despoina Theofylaktopoulou, Øivind Midttun, Per M Ueland, Klaus Meyer, Anouar Fanidi, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang, Ross Prentice, Mary Pettinger, Cynthia A Thomson, Graham G Giles, Allison Hodge, Qiuyin Cai, William J Blot, Jie Wu, Mikael Johansson, Johan Hultdin, Kjell Grankvist, Victoria L Stevens, Marjorie M McCullough, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Regina Ziegler, Neal D Freedman, Arnulf Langhammer, Kristian Hveem, Marit Naess, Howard D Sesso, J Michael Gaziano, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Gianluca Severi, Xuehong Zhang, Meir J Stampfer, Jiali Han, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Loic le Marchand, Jian-Min Yuan, Renwei Wang, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Yu-Tang Gao, Nathaniel Rothman, Ulrika Ericson, Emily Sonestedt, Kala Visvanathan, Miranda R Jones, Caroline Relton, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson, Arve Ulvik
Circulating vitamin B6 levels have been found to be inversely associated with lung cancer. Most studies have focused on the B6 form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), a direct biomarker influenced by inflammation and other factors. Using a functional B6 marker allows further investigation of the potential role of vitamin B6 status in the pathogenesis of lung cancer. We prospectively evaluated the association of the functional marker of vitamin B6 status, the 3-hydroxykynurenine:xanthurenic acid ratio (HK:XA), with risk of lung cancer in a nested case-control study consisting of 5,364 matched case control pairs from the Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium (LC3)...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238546/receptor-uptake-arrays-for-vitamin-b12-siderophores-and-glycans-shape-bacterial-communities
#16
REVIEW
Steven A Frank
Molecular variants of vitamin B12, siderophores, and glycans occur. To take up variant forms, bacteria may express an array of receptors. The gut microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron has three different receptors to take up variants of vitamin B12 and 88 receptors to take up various glycans. The design of receptor arrays reflects key processes that shape cellular evolution. Competition may focus each species on a subset of the available nutrient diversity. Some gut bacteria can take up only a narrow range of carbohydrates, whereas species such as B...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238479/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-for-obesity-in-saudi-men
#17
Ayman Saeed Al-Hazmi, Mazin Mohammed Al-Mehmadi, Sarah Mohammad Al-Bogami, Ashjan Ali Shami, Ahmed Ali Al-Askary, Anas Mohammad Alomery, Saad Saeed Al-Shehri, Haytham Dahlawi, Khadija Abdulrazag, Tariq Ali, Abdalaziz Al-Bogami, Emad Sheshah, Abdalaziz Al-Mutairi, Salh Al-Suhimi, Faris Alharb
Background: The prevalence of obesity and vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabia has increased recently. Decreased physical activity might play a role in obesity. Previous studies showed an association between low vitamin D level and its receptor polymorphism with obesity development. Objective: To determine association of low vitamin D level and its receptor polymorphism with obesity in Saudi men. Methods: This case control study was carried out from March 2016 through March 2017...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238472/vitamin-e-improved-bone-strength-and-bone-minerals-in-male-rats-given-alcohol
#18
Syuhada Zakaria, Siti-Zulaikha Mat-Husain, Kong Ying-Hwey, Kek Xin-Kai, Abdullah Mohd-Badawi, Nurul-Amiza Abd-Ghani, Muhamad-Arizi Aziz, Norazlina Mohamed
Objectives: Alcohol consumption induces oxidative stress on bone, which in turn increases the risk of osteoporosis. This study determined the effects of vitamin E on bone strength and bone mineral content in alcohol-induced osteoporotic rats. Materials and Methods: Three months old Sprague Dawley male rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: (I) control group; (II) alcohol (3g/kg) + normal saline; (III) alcohol (3g/kg) + olive oil; (IV) alcohol (3g/kg) + alpha-tocopherol (60mg/kg) and (V) alcohol (3g/kg) + palm vitamin E (60mg/kg)...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238429/the-effect-of-ongoing-vitamin-d-and-low-fat-milk-intake-on-bone-metabolism-in-female-high-school-endurance-runners
#19
Aoi Ikedo, Takuma Arimitsu, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Kumiko Ebi, Satoshi Fujita
Background: Vitamin D and calcium are essential nutrients for bone health. In addition, vitamin D suppresses inflammatory cytokines and increases bone resorption. Therefore, improvements in bone health by calcium and vitamin D supplementation have the potential to not only improve calcium metabolism but also suppress inflammation associated with exercise training. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ongoing vitamin D supplementation and low-fat milk intake by female high-school endurance runners would improve bone metabolism by suppressing inflammatory cytokines and the parathyroid hormone (PTH)...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238379/correlation-of-vitamin-d-status-and-orthodontic-induced-external-apical-root-resorption
#20
Azita Tehranchi, Azin Sadighnia, Farnaz Younessian, Amir H Abdi, Armin Shirvani
Background: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for dental and skeletal health in children and adult. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation of serum Vitamin D level with external-induced apical root resorption (EARR) following fixed orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency (defined by25-hydroxyvitamin-D) was determined in 34 patients (23.5% male; age range 12-23 years; mean age 16...
November 2017: Dental Research Journal
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