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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422052/folic-acid-reduces-tau-phosphorylation-by-regulating-pp2a-methylation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Miaoyan Zheng, Chen Zou, Mengyue Li, Guowei Huang, Yuxia Gao, Huan Liu
High incidence rate of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is observed in patients with type 2 diabetes. Aggregated β-amyloid (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau are the hallmarks of AD. Hyperphosphorylated tau has been detected in diabetic animals as well as in diabetic patients. Folates mediate the transfer of one carbon unit, required in various biochemical reactions. The effect of folate on tau phosphorylation in diabetic models still remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect and mechanism of folic acid on hyperphosphorylation of tau in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409385/the-effect-of-dietary-folic-acid-on-biochemical-parameters-and-gene-expression-of-three-heat-shock-proteins-hsps-of-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-fingerling-under-acute-high-temperature-stress
#2
Daniella Fatmata Sesay, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Qunlan Zhou, Mingchun Ren, Jun Xie, Bo Liu, Ruli Chen, Liangkun Pan
The effects of dietary folic acid on biochemical parameters and gene expression of three heat shock proteins (HSPs) of blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) fingerling under acute high temperature stress. Six dietary folic acid groups (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0, and 10.0) mg/kg diets were designed and assigned into 18 tanks in three replicates each (300 l/tank) and were administered for 10 weeks in a re-circulated water system. The fingerlings with an initial weight of 27.0 ± 0.03 g were fed with their respective diets four times daily...
April 13, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407219/multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
#3
REVIEW
Batool A Haider, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Multiple-micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies often coexist among women of reproductive age in low- to middle-income countries. They are exacerbated in pregnancy due to the increased demands, leading to potentially adverse effects on the mother and developing fetus. Though supplementation with MMNs has been recommended earlier because of the evidence of impact on pregnancy outcomes, a consensus is yet to be reached regarding the replacement of iron and folic acid supplementation with MMNs...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404799/meta-analysis-of-folic-acid-efficacy-trials-in-stroke-prevention-insight-into-effect-modifiers
#4
Min Zhao, Guangliang Wu, Youbao Li, Xiaobin Wang, Fan Fan Hou, Xiping Xu, Xianhui Qin, Yefeng Cai
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and effect modifiers of folic acid supplementation in the prevention of stroke in regions without folic acid fortification based on relevant, up-to-date published randomized trials. METHODS: Relative risk (RR) was used to measure the effect of folic acid supplementation on risk of stroke using a fixed effects model. FINDINGS: Overall, folic acid supplementation significantly reduced the stroke risk by 11% (22 trials, n = 82,723; RR 0...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383273/near-infrared-light-responsive-folate-targeted-gold-nanorods-for-combined-photothermal-chemotherapy-of-osteosarcoma
#5
Anna Li Volsi, Cinzia Scialabba, Valeria Vetri, Gennara Cavallaro, Mariano Licciardi, Gaetano Giammona
Folate-targeted gold nanorods (GNRs) are proposed as selective theranostic agents for osteosarcoma treatment. An amphiphilic polysaccharide based graft-copolymer (INU-LA-PEG-FA) and an amino derivative of the α,β-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)-d,l-aspartamide functionalized with folic acid (PHEA-EDA-FA), have been synthesized to act as coating agents for GNRs. The obtained polymer-coated GNRs were characterized in terms of size, shape, zeta potential, chemical composition, and aqueous stability. They protected the anticancer drug nutlin-3 and were able to deliver it efficiently in different physiological media...
April 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360116/homocysteine-and-stroke-risk-modifying-effect-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-polymorphism-and-folic-acid-intervention
#6
Min Zhao, Xiaobin Wang, Mingli He, Xianhui Qin, Genfu Tang, Yong Huo, Jianping Li, Jia Fu, Xiao Huang, Xiaoshu Cheng, Binyan Wang, Fan Fan Hou, Ningling Sun, Yefeng Cai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated blood homocysteine concentration increases the risk of stroke, especially among hypertensive individuals. Homocysteine is largely affected by the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T polymorphism and folate status. Among hypertensive patients, we aimed to test the hypothesis that the association between homocysteine and stroke can be modified by the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T polymorphism and folic acid intervention. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 20 424 hypertensive adults enrolled in the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial...
March 30, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335416/supplementation-with-phycocyanobilin-citrulline-taurine-and-supranutritional-doses-of-folic-acid-and-biotin-potential-for-preventing-or-slowing-the-progression-of-diabetic-complications
#7
Mark F McCarty
Oxidative stress, the resulting uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and loss of nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity, are key mediators of the vascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Much of this oxidative stress arises from up-regulated nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity. Phycocyanobilin (PhyCB), the light-harvesting chromophore in edible cyanobacteria such as spirulina, is a biliverdin derivative that shares the ability of free bilirubin to inhibit certain isoforms of NADPH oxidase...
March 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314600/anemia-and-hematinic-deficiencies-in-gastric-parietal-cell-antibody-positive-and-negative-oral-mucosal-disease-patients-with-microcytosis
#8
Hung-Pin Lin, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yi-Ping Wang, Yang-Che Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Microcytosis is defined as mean corpuscular volume (MCV) < 80 fL. This study assessed the anemia statuses and hematinic deficiencies in 30 patients with gastric parietal cell antibody-positive microcytosis (GPCA+/microcytosis) and 210 patients with GPCA-negative microcytosis (GPCA-/microcytosis). METHODS: We measured and compared the mean red blood cell (RBC) count, MCV, and RBC distribution width (RDW), as well as blood levels of hemoglobin, iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine among the aforementioned patient groups and 240 healthy controls...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303504/do-bariatric-patients-follow-dietary-and-lifestyle-recommendations-during-the-first-postoperative-year
#9
Shiri Sherf Dagan, Andrei Keidar, Asnat Raziel, Nasser Sakran, David Goitein, Oren Shibolet, Shira Zelber-Sagi
BACKGROUND: Data on adherence to postoperative lifestyle recommendations by bariatric patients are scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate adherence to selected recommendations during the first year following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) surgery. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with 12 months of follow-up on 100 LSG patients was conducted. Data were collected at baseline and at 3 (M3), 6 (M6), and 12 (M12) months post-surgery and included anthropometrics, biochemical tests, food intake, food tolerance, common surgery-related side effects, physical activity (PA), supplementation, and number of follow-up meetings with a dietitian...
March 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291568/anemia-and-hematinic-deficiencies-in-oral-mucosal-disease-patients-with-microcytosis
#10
Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yi-Ping Wang, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yang-Che Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Patients with microcytosis (defined as mean corpuscular volume < 80 fL) are not uncommonly found in oral mucosal disease clinics. This study assessed the anemia statuses and hematinic deficiencies in 240 oral mucosal disease patients with microcytosis. METHODS: The mean red blood cell (RBC) count, mean corpuscular volume, and RBC distribution width, as well as blood concentrations of hemoglobin (Hb), iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine in 240 microcytosis patients and in 240 age- and sex-matched healthy control individuals were measured and compared...
March 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288342/controlled-release-of-insulin-from-folic-acid-insulin-complex-nanoparticles
#11
Rajat Gupta, Sanat Mohanty
Associative interactions between folic acid and proteins are well known. This work leverages these interactions to engineer folic acid nanoparticles for controlled release of insulin during diabetes therapy. The insulin-loaded folic acid nanoformulation is synthesized during this study to achieve better insulin loading and encapsulation than previous strategies. The maximum insulin loading in the FA particles was kept at 6mg with less than 10% insulin loss during the synthesis process which is significantly better compare to previous strategies...
March 3, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288142/serine-hydroxymethyl-transferase-1-stimulates-pro-oncogenic-cytokine-expression-through-sialic-acid-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-tumor-growth-and-progression
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R Gupta, Q Yang, S K Dogra, N Wajapeyee
High-grade serous (HGS) ovarian cancer accounts for 90% of all ovarian cancer-related deaths. However, factors that drive HGS ovarian cancer tumor growth have not been fully elucidated. In particular, comprehensive analysis of the metabolic requirements of ovarian cancer tumor growth has not been performed. By analyzing The Cancer Genome Atlas mRNA expression data for HGS ovarian cancer patient samples, we observed that six enzymes of the folic acid metabolic pathway were overexpressed in HGS ovarian cancer samples compared with normal ovary samples...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252168/interactions-among-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr-and-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-cbs-polymorphisms-a-cross-sectional-study-multiple-heterozygosis-as-a-risk-factor-for-higher-homocysteine-levels-and-vaso-occlusive-episodes
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F M Amaral, A L Miranda-Vilela, G S Lordelo, I F Ribeiro, M B Daldegan, C K Grisolia
High plasma homocysteine (Hcy) ​​levels may be responsible for vaso-occlusive episodes and may have acquired and/or genetic causes. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR; C677T; A1298C) and cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS; T833C/844ins68, G919A) polymorphisms in serum levels of folic acid, vitamin B12 and Hcy, and to verify a possible association between these polymorphisms and the clinical variability. Blood samples of Brazilian patients with a diagnosis of thrombosis were submitted to genotyping by PCR-based methods and serum dosages of folic acid, vitamin B12 and Hcy...
February 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250195/adherence-specific-social-support-enhances-adherence-to-calcium-supplementation-regimens-among-pregnant-women
#14
Stephanie L Martin, Moshood O Omotayo, Gretel H Pelto, Gina M Chapleau, Rebecca J Stoltzfus, Katherine L Dickin
Background: WHO guidelines recommend integrating calcium supplementation into antenatal care (ANC) alongside iron and folic acid (IFA) to reduce maternal mortality. However, supplementation programs face multiple barriers, and strategies to improve adherence are needed. An adherence partner is someone whom pregnant women ask to support adherence at home.Objectives: This study 1) assessed adherence partner acceptability, feasibility, and associations with calcium and IFA supplement adherence and 2) examined relations between social support and adherence...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238650/which-patients-discontinue-issues-on-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-treatment-italian-multicentre-survey-of-905-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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Mariachiara Sensi, Giovanni Cossu, Francesca Mancini, Manuela Pilleri, Maurizio Zibetti, Nicola Modugno, Rocco Quatrale, Filippo Tamma, Angelo Antonini
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of a national survey aimed at quantifying the current level of diffusion of Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) in Italy. METHODS: Sixty Parkinson's Disease (PD) specialists in Italy were invited to complete a survey covering issues on clinical and practical aspects of LCIG therapy. RESULTS: Clinical features of 905 patients were collected retrospectively. The majority of centres reported the use of a multidisciplinary team, biochemistry testing, neurophysiological and neuropsychological tests before and after treatment, in addition to caregivers' training and patient's follow as outpatients...
February 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214085/folic-acid-protects-against-lead-acetate-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-decreasing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-lipid-peroxidation-mediataed-cell-injury
#16
Eman S H Abd Allah, Dalia M Badary
Folic acid plays an important role in cellular metabolic activities. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of folic acid against lead acetate-induced hepatotoxicity. Twenty four male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into four groups, six animals each. Negative control group received the vehicle, positive control group received 1mg/kg folic acid for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks orally, lead-exposed group received 10mg/kg lead acetate intraperitoneally (IP) for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks, and lead-treated group received 10mg/kg lead acetate IP and 1mg/kg folic acid orally for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks concurrently...
February 10, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185404/consumption-of-dietary-supplements-by-chinese-women-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Li Tang, Andy H Lee, Kelvin K W Yau, Yer Van Hui, Colin W Binns
The objectives of this study were to investigate usage patterns and factors associated with maternal dietary supplementation by Chinese women. A prospective cohort study of 695 mothers, who gave birth to a singleton baby, was conducted in Jiangyou, Sichuan Province of China. Information on dietary supplement use was collected from participants by personal interview at hospital discharge and followed up by telephone at 1, 3, and 6 months postpartum. Logistic regression analysis and generalised linear-mixed modelling were performed to determine factors affecting dietary supplementation during pregnancy and the first 6 months postpartum, respectively...
February 10, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151917/chronic-diarrhea-associated-with-high-serum-level-of-immunoglobulin-a-and-diffuse-infiltration-of-plasma-cell-in-small-intestine-a-case-report
#18
Junwen Yang, Shuijiao Chen, Linlin Chen, Miao Ouyang, Fujun Li
RATIONALE: Chronic diarrhea in adult patients due to various causes is very common in clinic, but patient suffering with mal-absorption due to immunoproliferative small intestinal disease was rarely reported in China. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 35-year-old female presented with more than three years history of chronic diarrhea, rickets, high serum value of immunoglobulin A protein, and anemia. Bone marrow aspiration suggested that the patient was in a sideropenic and megalobastic anemia stage...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142123/plasmonic-nanocarrier-grid-enhanced-raman-sensor-for-studies-of-anticancer-drug-delivery
#19
Katarzyna Kurzątkowska, Ty Santiago, Maria Hepel
Targeted drug delivery systems using nanoparticle nanocarriers offer remarkable promise for cancer therapy by discriminating against devastating cytotoxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs to healthy cells. To aid in the development of new drug nanocarriers, we propose a novel plasmonic nanocarrier grid-enhanced Raman sensor which can be applied for studies and testing of drug loading onto the nanocarriers, attachment of targeting ligands, dynamics of drug release, assessment of nanocarrier stability in biological environment, and general capabilities of the nanocarrier...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138029/dual-targeting-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-via-folate-receptor-%C3%AE-and-the-proton-coupled-folate-transporter-with-6-substituted-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidine-antifolates
#20
Zhanjun Hou, Leda Gattoc, Carrie O'Connor, Si Yang, Adrianne Wallace-Povirk, Christina George, Steve Orr, Lisa Polin, Kathryn White, Juiwanna Kushner, Robert T Morris, Aleem Gangjee, Larry H Matherly
Folate uptake in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) involves the reduced folate carrier (RFC) and the proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT), both facilitative transporters, and folate receptor (FR) α. Whereas in primary EOC specimens, FRα is widely expressed and increases with tumor stage, PCFT was expressed independent of tumor stage (by real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry). EOC cell line models, including cisplatin sensitive (IGROV1 and A2780) and resistant (SKOV3 and TOV112D) cells, expressed a 17-fold range of FRα and similar amounts (within ~2-fold) of PCFT...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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