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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930162/lean-body-mass-harbors-sensing-mechanisms-that-allow-safeguarding-of-methionine-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Yves Ingenbleek
Protein-depleted states generate allosteric inhibition of liver cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), which governs the first enzymatic step of the transsulfuration cascade, resulting in upstream accretion of homocysteine (Hcy) in body fluids. A similar Hcy increase may arise from normal hepatocytes undergoing experimentally-induced impairment of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHTM) activity or from components of lean body mass (LBM) submitted to any inflammatory disorder. LBM comprises a composite agglomeration of extrarenal tissues characterized by naturally occurring BHTM inactivity...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898977/from-the-cover-metabolomics-reveals-a-role-of-betaine-in-prenatal-dbp-exposure-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-failure-of-spermatogenesis-in-rats
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Beilei Yuan, Wei Wu, Minjian Chen, Hao Gu, Qiuqin Tang, Dan Guo, Ting Chen, Yiqiu Chen, Chuncheng Lu, Ling Song, Yankai Xia, Daozhen Chen, Virender K Rehan, Jiahao Sha, Xinru Wang
There is increasing concern that early-life exposure to endocrine disruptors affects male offspring reproduction. However, whether di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), a widely used endocrine disruptor, has transgenerational effects and, if so, the exact underlying molecular mechanisms involved remain unknown. In our study, 5 of time-mated pregnant SD rats were exposed to 0 and 500 mg/kg DBP with corn oil as the vehicle via oral gavage from embryonic days (E8-E14). Epigenetic and metabolomic of testis were analyzed after post-natal 60 days...
August 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895788/association-between-serum-unmetabolized-folic-acid-concentrations-and-folic-acid-from-fortified-foods
#3
Cecília Zanin Palchetti, Clóvis Paniz, Eduardo de Carli, Dirce M Marchioni, Célia Colli, Josiane Steluti, Christine M Pfeiffer, Zia Fazili, Elvira Maria Guerra-Shinohara
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum unmetabolized folic acid (UMFA) concentrations and folic acid from fortified foods and nutrients known as dietary methyl-group donors (folate, methionine, choline, betaine and vitamins B2, B6 and B12) in participants exposed to mandatory fortification of wheat and maize flours with folic acid. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out with 144 healthy Brazilian participants, both sexes, supplement nonusers...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779878/adult-classical-homocystinuria-requiring-parenteral-nutrition-pitfalls-and-management
#4
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/28770393/association-of-neural-tube-defects-with-gene-polymorphisms-in-one-carbon-metabolic-pathway
#5
Lirong Cao, Yizheng Wang, Ruiping Zhang, Liang Dong, Hualei Cui, Yulian Fang, Linsheng Zhao, Ouyan Shi, Chunquan Cai
PURPOSE: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common congenital malformations. In this study, we aimed to explore the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to one-carbon metabolism (OCM) and NTDs in Han population of Northern China. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in 152 children with NTDs and 169 controls. Twenty-nine SNPs in five genes were genotyped by Sequenom MassARRAY technology, and haplotype analysis was done by Haploview4...
August 2, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715642/reduced-brain-volume-and-impaired-memory-in-betaine-homocysteine-s-methyltransferase-knockout-mice
#6
Emily A K Prieur, Eneda Pjetri, Steven H Zeisel, Nafisa M Jadavji
Using a mouse model, this study examined the impact of lack of betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT) on neurological function. Bhmt-/- mice maintained on a control diet had elevated concentrations of homocysteine, reduced total brain MRI volume, as well as impaired reference and short- term memories. The results of this study indicate that the absence of BHMT may play a role in neurological function.
July 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630000/betaine-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-expression-during-physiological-cardiac-hypertrophy-induced-by-pregnancy
#7
Jesús Alfredo Rosas-Rodríguez, José Guadalupe Soñanez-Organis, José Arquimides Godoy-Lugo, Juan Alberto Espinoza-Salazar, Cesar Jeravy López-Jacobo, Norma Aurora Stephens-Camacho, Guadalupe González-Ochoa
Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase (betaine aldehyde: NAD(P)(+) oxidoreductase, (E.C. 1.2.1.8; BADH) catalyze the irreversible oxidation of betaine aldehyde (BA) to glycine betaine (GB) and is essential for polyamine catabolism, γ-aminobutyric acid synthesis, and carnitine biosynthesis. GB is an important osmolyte that regulates the homocysteine levels, contributing to a vascular risk factor reduction. In this sense, distinct investigations describe the physiological roles of GB, but there is a lack of information about the GB novo synthesis process and regulation during cardiac hypertrophy induced by pregnancy...
August 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582843/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-genetic-variations-in-bhmt-gene-case-control-study-and-computational-characterization
#8
Ravishankara Bellampalli, Manik Vohra, Kashish Sharma, Nalini Bhaskaranand, Kamalakshi G Bhat, Krishna Prasad, Anu R Sharma, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Padmalatha S Rai
BACKGROUND: Remethylation of homocysteine is catalyzed by B12 dependent methionine synthase (MTR) in all types of cells and by B12 non-dependent betaine homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) in liver and kidney cells. Of many etiologies of cancer, an unexplored area is the variations of genes implicated in methylation reaction. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated the association of BHMT (rs3733890) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), followed by in-silico characterization of variations in BHMT gene...
July 4, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468239/choline-other-methyl-donors-and-epigenetics
#9
Steven Zeisel
Choline dietary intake varies such that many people do not achieve adequate intakes. Diet intake of choline can modulate methylation because, via betaine homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT), this nutrient (and its metabolite, betaine) regulate the concentrations of S-adenosylhomocysteine and S-adenosylmethionine. Some of the epigenetic mechanisms that modify gene expression without modifying the genetic code depend on the methylation of DNA or of histones; and diet availability of choline and other methyl-group donors influences both of these methylations...
April 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381531/ratios-of-one-carbon-metabolites-are-functional-markers-of-b-vitamin-status-in-a-norwegian-coronary-angiography-screening-cohort
#10
Arve Ulvik, Steinar Hustad, Adrian McCann, Øivind Midttun, Ottar K Nygård, Per M Ueland
Background: Functional (metabolic) markers of B-vitamin status, including plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) for folate and plasma methylmalonic acid (MMA) for vitamin B-12, suffer from moderate sensitivity and poor specificity. Ratios of metabolites belonging to the same pathway may have better performance characteristics.Objective: We evaluated the ratios of tHcy to total cysteine (tCys; Hcy:Cys), tHcy to creatinine (Hcy:Cre), and tHcy to tCys to creatinine (Hcy:Cys:Cre) as functional markers of B-vitamin status represented by a summary score composed of folate, cobalamin, betaine, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), and riboflavin concentrations measured in plasma...
June 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369960/chronic-alcohol-exposure-differentially-alters-one-carbon-metabolism-in-rat-liver-and-brain
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James Auta, Huaibo Zhang, Subhash C Pandey, Alessandro Guidotti
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation play an important role in regulating the pathophysiology of alcoholism. Chronic alcohol exposure leads to behavioral changes as well as decreased expression of genes associated with synaptic plasticity. In the liver, it has been documented that chronic alcohol exposure impairs methionine synthase (Ms) activity leading to a decrease in S-adenosyl methionine/S-adenosyl homocysteine (SAM/SAH) ratio which results in DNA hypomethylation; however, it is not known whether similar alterations of SAM and SAH levels are also produced in brain...
June 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356272/choline-and-its-metabolites-are-differently-associated-with-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-history-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-mri-documented-cerebrovascular-disease-in-older-adults
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Annie J Roe, Shucha Zhang, Rafeeque A Bhadelia, Elizabeth J Johnson, Alice H Lichtenstein, Gail T Rogers, Irwin H Rosenberg, Caren E Smith, Steven H Zeisel, Tammy M Scott
Background: There is a potential role of choline in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease through its involvement in lipid and one-carbon metabolism.Objective: We evaluated the associations of plasma choline and choline-related compounds with cardiometabolic risk factors, history of cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular pathology.Design: A cross-sectional subset of the Nutrition, Aging, and Memory in Elders cohort who had undergone MRI of the brain (n = 296; mean ± SD age: 73 ± 8.1 y) was assessed...
June 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353361/enhancement-of-the-antitumor-effect-of-methotrexate-on-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-lactate-calcium-salt-targeting-methionine-metabolism
#13
Young-Kwon Jo, Min Hee Park, Hyunju Choi, HooKeun Lee, Jong-Moon Park, Jae Jun Sim, Chonghwan Chang, Keun-Yeong Jeong, Hwan Mook Kim
Methionine (Met) is involved in one-carbon de novo nucleotide synthesis and is an essential amino acid for cell survival. The impact of lactate calcium salt (CaLa) on the Met metabolism was investigated to evaluate the enhanced antitumor effect of methotrexate (MTX) on colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. Met dependency relating to homocysteine (Hcy) and betaine was investigated in human CRC cells (HCT-116 and HT-29) using a viability assay and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Expression of betaine transporter-1 (BGT-1) following treatment with MTX alone or with CaLa was determined by Western blot...
May 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288879/betaine-homocysteine-s-methyltransferase-emerges-as-a-new-player-of-the-nuclear-methionine-cycle
#14
Juliana Pérez-Miguelsanz, Néstor Vallecillo, Francisco Garrido, Edel Reytor, Dolores Pérez-Sala, María A Pajares
The paradigm of a cytoplasmic methionine cycle synthesizing/eliminating metabolites that are transported into/out of the nucleus as required has been challenged by detection of significant nuclear levels of several enzymes of this pathway. Here, we show betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT), an enzyme that exerts a dual function in maintenance of methionine levels and osmoregulation, as a new component of the nuclear branch of the cycle. In most tissues, low expression of Bhmt coincides with a preferential nuclear localization of the protein...
July 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275217/identification-of-proteins-interacting-with-cytoplasmic-high-mobility-group-box-1-during-the-hepatocellular-response-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#15
Tianjiao Zhang, Weiwei Wei, Olaf Dirsch, Thomas Krüger, Chunyi Kan, Chichi Xie, Olaf Kniemeyer, Haoshu Fang, Utz Settmacher, Uta Dahmen
Ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) occurs inevitably in liver transplantations and frequently during major resections, and can lead to liver dysfunction as well as systemic disorders. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) plays a pathogenic role in hepatic IRI. In the normal liver, HMGB1 is located in the nucleus of hepatocytes; after ischemia reperfusion, it translocates to the cytoplasm and it is further released to the extracellular space. Unlike the well-explored functions of nuclear and extracellular HMGB1, the role of cytoplasmic HMGB1 in hepatic IRI remains elusive...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241805/rapidly-progressive-psychotic-symptoms-triggered-by-infection-in-a-patient-with-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-deficiency-a-case-report
#16
Shin Iida, Masataka Nakamura, Shinya Asayama, Takenobu Kunieda, Satoshi Kaneko, Hitoshi Osaka, Hirofumi Kusaka
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency is a rare inborn error of metabolism inherited in autosomal recessive pattern and is associated with a wide spectrum of neurological abnormalities. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein describe a 15-year-old boy with MTHFR deficiency who presented with a slowly progressive decline of school performance and a spastic gait. Rapidly deteriorating psychosis and repetitive seizures triggered by a febrile infection prompted neurological investigation...
February 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239993/maternal-betaine-supplementation-in-rats-induces-intergenerational-changes-in-hepatic-igf-1-expression-and-dna-methylation
#17
Nannan Zhao, Shu Yang, Yun Hu, Haibo Dong, Ruqian Zhao
SCOPE: Betaine is widely used in animal nutrition to promote growth. Here, we aimed to investigate whether maternal betaine supplementation during pregnancy can exert multigenerational effects on growth across two generations and the possible epigenetic modifications associated to such effects. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were fed diet supplemented with 1% betaine throughout the pregnancy and lactation. Betaine-supplemented dams produced bigger litter but smaller F1 pups at birth and weaning...
August 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189056/metabolic-responses-to-intestine-regeneration-in-sea-cucumbers-apostichopus-japonicus
#18
Lina Sun, Jingchun Sun, Qinzeng Xu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are excellent models for studying organ regeneration due to their striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration. In this study, we applied NMR-based metabolomics to determine the metabolite changes that occur during the process of intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis showed that there was significant differences in metabolism between regenerative intestines at 3, 7, and 14days post evisceration (dpe) and normal intestines...
June 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179424/altered-methylation-of-specific-dna-loci-in-the-liver-of-bhmt-null-mice-results-in-repression-of-iqgap2-and-f2rl2-and-is-associated-with-development-of-preneoplastic-foci
#19
Daniel S Lupu, Luz D Orozco, Ying Wang, John M Cullen, Matteo Pellegrini, Steven H Zeisel
Folate B12-dependent remethylation of homocysteine is important, but less is understood about the importance of the alternative betaine-dependent methylation pathway-catalyzed by betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT)-for establishing and maintaining adequate DNA methylation across the genome. We studied C57Bl/6J Bhmt (betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase)-null mice at age 4, 12, 24, and 52 wk (N = 8) and observed elevation of S-adenosylhomocysteine concentrations and development of preneoplastic foci in the liver (increased placental glutathione S-transferase and cytokeratin 8-18 activity; starting at 12 wk)...
May 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161170/maternal-supplementation-with-rumen-protected-methionine-increases-prepartal-plasma-methionine-concentration-and-alters-hepatic-mrna-abundance-of-1-carbon-methionine-and-transsulfuration-pathways-in-neonatal-holstein-calves
#20
C B Jacometo, Z Zhou, D Luchini, M N Corrêa, J J Loor
An important mechanism of nutritional "programming" induced by supplementation with methyl donors during pregnancy is the alteration of mRNA abundance in the offspring. We investigated the effects of rumen-protected Met (RPM) on abundance of 17 genes in the 1-carbon, Met, and transsulfuration pathways in calf liver from cows fed the same basal diet without (control, CON) or with RPM at 0.08% of diet dry matter/d (MET) from -21 through +30 d around calving. Biopsies (n = 8 calves per diet) were harvested on d 4, 14, 28, and 50 of age...
April 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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