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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331496/maternal-betaine-supplementation-attenuates-glucocorticoid-induced-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-through-epigenetic-modification-in-adult-offspring-rats
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Nannan Zhao, Shu Yang, Yimin Jia, Bo Sun, Bin He, Ruqian Zhao
There are lots of reports about alleviation of NAFLD by dietary supplements of betaine. However, it remains unclear whether maternal betaine supplementation can also ameliorate NAFLD in offspring. Hence, twenty pregnant rats were fed with a basal diet with or without betaine (1%), and then the female offspring rats were raised at 3 months of age followed by 3 weeks of physiological saline or dexamethasone in a dose of 0.1 mg/kg body mass every day via intraperitoneal injection. In this study, maternal betaine supplementation significantly (P<...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329322/methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-contributes-to-allergic-airway-disease
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Kenneth R Eyring, Brent S Pedersen, Kenneth N Maclean, Sally P Stabler, Ivana V Yang, David A Schwartz
RATIONALE: Environmental exposures strongly influence the development and progression of asthma. We have previously demonstrated that mice exposed to a diet enriched with methyl donors during vulnerable periods of fetal development can enhance the heritable risk of allergic airway disease through epigenetic changes. There is conflicting evidence on the role of folate (one of the primary methyl donors) in modifying allergic airway disease. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that blocking folate metabolism through the loss of methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (Mthfr) activity would reduce the allergic airway disease phenotype through epigenetic mechanisms...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247843/dietary-betaine-supplementation-in-hens-modulates-hypothalamic-expression-of-cholesterol-metabolic-genes-in-f1-cockerels-through-modification-of-dna-methylation
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Abdulrahman A Idriss, Yun Hu, Zhen Hou, Yan Hu, Qinwei Sun, Nagmeldin A Omer, Halima Abobaker, Yingdong Ni, Ruqian Zhao
Betaine is widely used in animal nutrition to promote growth, development and methyl donor during methionine metabolism through nutritional reprogramming via regulation of gene expression. Prenatal betaine exposure is reported to modulate hypothalamic cholesterol metabolism in chickens, yet it remains unknown whether feeding hens with betaine-supplemented diet may affect hypothalamic cholesterol metabolism in F1 offspring. In this study, hens were fed with basal or betaine-supplemented (0.5%) for 30days, and the eggs were collected for incubation...
December 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246599/manifestations-of-neurological-symptoms-and-thromboembolism-in-adults-with-mthfr-deficiency
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Paulus S Rommer, Johannes Zschocke, Brian Fowler, Manuela Födinger, Vassiliki Konstantopoulou, Dorothea Möslinger, Elisabeth Stögmann, Erhard Suess, Matthias Baumgartner, Eduard Auff, Gere Sunder-Plassmann
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase (MTHFR) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder affecting intracellular folate metabolism with affection of different organ systems and clinical manifestation usually in childhood. OBJECTIVE: We report on four adult members of a family with MTHFR deficiency presenting with neurological and thromboembolic complications in adulthood. METHODS: Extensive diagnostic work-up including genetic testing was performed in four adult members...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241055/ph-dependent-reversible-crystal-transformation-of-1-carboxymethyl-1-methyl-pyrrolidinium-bromides-and-their-spectroscopic-fingerprint
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Ya-Yan Tong, Heng Zhang, Liang-Liang Chang, Xiao-Peng Xuan
In this work, two 1-carboxymethyl-1-methyl-pyrrolidinium bromides (N-methylpyrrolidine betaine hydrobromides) with the stoichiometry of betaine:hydrobromic acid as 1:1 and 2:1, denoted as CMPRHBr-I and CMPRHBr-II, respectively, were prepared and crystallographically determined. The large difference in these two structures is the type of hydrogen bonds, resulting in the different thermal stability. A strong OH⋯Br hydrogen bond was observed in CMPRHBr-I, whereas O⋯H⋯O hydrogen bond in CMPRHBr-II. Both these two crystals can mutually transform by changing the pH value of the aqueous solution...
November 28, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236108/palladium-pincer-type-complexes-and-zwitterionic-sulfur-adducts-of-pyridine-bridged-bis-1-2-3-triazolin-5-ylidenes-syntheses-characterizations-and-catalytic-applications
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Haiying Wang, Bo Zhang, Xuechao Yan, Shuai Guo
Four pyridine-bridged bis(1,2,3-triazoles) A/B and C/D have been prepared by "click" reactions. Methylations/ethylations of A/B and C/D employing Meerwein's salts led to the formation of the corresponding dicationic salts 1/2 and 3/4 with pyridine moieties surviving from the alkylations. Interestingly, the reactions of "N-linked" salts 1/2 with K2CO3 in the presence of elemental sulfur did not yield the mesoionic carbene-sulfur betaine adducts but unexpectedly afforded 1,5-disubstituted triazoles 5/6, which may produce pyridine thioaldehydes as by-products...
December 13, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178728/a-randomized-clinical-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-an-ultra-low-abrasivity-dentifrice-on-extrinsic-dental-stain
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Sarah Young, Stephen Mason, Jeffery L Milleman, Kimberly R Milleman
PURPOSE: To investigate the stain-removal efficacy of an experimental ultra-low abrasivity anti-sensitivity dentifrice containing sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) and a cocamidopropyl betaine/sodium methyl cocoyl taurate detergent system. METHODS: This was a single-center, examiner-blind, randomized, parallel-group study. Extrinsic dental stain was assessed on the facial surfaces of the six maxillary and six mandibular anterior teeth and the lingual surfaces of the six mandibular anterior teeth using the Macpherson modification of the Lobene Stain Index (MLSI)...
October 2017: American Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178045/considering-choline-as-methionine-precursor-lipoproteins-transporter-hepatic-promoter-and-antioxidant-agent-in-dairy-cows
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REVIEW
Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Rab N Soomro, Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Mervat A Abdel-Latif, Wen Li, Ren Hao, Feifei Sun, Bello M Bodinga, Khawar Hayat, Junhu Yao, Yangchun Cao
During the transition period, fatty liver syndrome may be caused in cows undergo negative energy balance, ketosis or hypocalcemia, retained placenta or mastitis problems. During the transition stage, movement of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) increases into blood which declines the hepatic metabolism or reproduction and consequently, lactation performance of dairy cows deteriorates. Most of studies documented that, choline is an essential nutrient which plays a key role to decrease fatty liver, NEFA proportion, improve synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, maintain lactation or physiological function and work as anti-oxidant in the transition period of dairy cows...
November 25, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147712/a-biocompatible-betaine-functionalized-polycation-for-coacervation
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Mintai P Hwang, Xiaochu Ding, Jin Gao, Abhinav P Acharya, Steven R Little, Yadong Wang
The aqueous nature of complex coacervates provides a biologically-relevant context for various therapeutic applications. In this sense, biological applications demand a corresponding level of biocompatibility from the polyelectrolytes that participate in complex coacervation. Continued development with naturally-occurring polyelectrolytes such as heparin and chitosan underscore such aims. Herein, we design a synthetic polycation, in which betaine is conjugated to a biodegradable polyester backbone. Betaine is a naturally-occurring methylated amino acid that is ubiquitously present in human plasma...
November 17, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092879/eggs-early-in-complementary-feeding-increase-choline-pathway-biomarkers-and-dha-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ecuador
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lora L Iannotti, Chessa K Lutter, William F Waters, Carlos Andres Gallegos Riofrío, Carla Malo, Gregory Reinhart, Ana Palacios, Celia Karp, Melissa Chapnick, Katherine Cox, Santiago Aguirre, Luis Narvaez, Fernando López, Rohini Sidhu, Pamela Kell, Xuntian Jiang, Hideji Fujiwara, Daniel S Ory, Rebecca Young, Christine P Stewart
Background: Choline status has been associated with stunting among young children. Findings from this study showed that an egg intervention improved linear growth by a length-for-age z score of 0.63.Objective: We aimed to test the efficacy of eggs introduced early in complementary feeding on plasma concentrations of biomarkers in choline pathways, vitamins B-12 and A, and essential fatty acids.Design: A randomized controlled trial, the Lulun ("egg" in Kichwa) Project, was conducted in a rural indigenous population of Ecuador...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068997/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-induced-by-cblc-subtype-of-methylmalonic-academia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Minguang Chen, Jieqiu Zhuang, JianHuan Yang, Dexuan Wang, Qing Yang
RATIONALE: Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is a common organic acidemia, mainly due to methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) or its coenzyme cobalamin (VitB12) metabolic disorders. Cobalamin C (CblC) type is the most frequent inborn error of cobalamin metabolism; it can develop symptoms in childhood and often combine multisystem damage, which leads to methylmalonic acid, propionic acid, methyl citrate, and other metabolites abnormal accumulation, causing nerve, liver, kidney, bone marrow, and other organ damage...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053854/dietary-betaine-supplementation-increases-adrenal-expression-of-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-and-yolk-deposition-of-corticosterone-in-laying-hens
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Halima Abobaker, Yun Hu, Zhen Hou, Qinwei Sun, Abdulrahman A Idriss, Nagmeldin A Omer, Yibo Zong, Ruqian Zhao
Betaine, an important methyl donor, is known to execute epigenetic regulation of gene expression via nutritional reprogramming. Herein, we explore whether feeding a betaine-supplemented diet to laying hens would affect corticosteroid biosynthesis in the adrenal gland and corticosterone deposition in eggs, in correlation with the expression of methyl transfer enzymes and the promoter DNA methylation status of affected genes. Rugao yellow-feathered laying hens at 38 weeks of age were assigned to Control and Betaine groups, fed basal and betaine-supplemented diets, respectively, for four weeks...
September 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984387/gene-expression-differences-in-the-methionine-remethylation-and-transsulphuration-pathways-under-methionine-restriction-and-recovery-with-d-l-methionine-or-d-l-hmtba-in-meat-type-chickens
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S E Aggrey, F González-Cerón, R Rekaya, Y Mercier
This study examined the molecular mechanisms of methionine pathways in meat-type chickens where birds were provided with a diet deficient in methionine from 3 to 5 weeks of age. The birds on the deficient diet were then provided with a diet supplemented with either D,L-methionine or D,L-HMTBA from 5 to 7 weeks. The diet of the control birds was supplemented with L-methionine from hatch till 7 weeks of age. We studied the mRNA expression of methionine adenosyltransferase 1, alpha, methionine adenosyltransferase 1, beta, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase reductase, betaine-homocysteine S-methyltransferase, glycine N-methyltransferase, S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase and cystathionine beta synthase genes in the liver, duodenum, Pectoralis (P...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945383/effect-of-a-tertiary-butyl-group-on-polar-solvation-dynamics-in-aqueous-solution-femtosecond-fluorescence-spectroscopy
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Mario Gerecke, Celin Richter, Martin Quick, Ilya N Ioffe, Rainer Mahrwald, Sergey A Kovalenko, Nikolaus P Ernsting
We monitor the time-dependent Stokes shift (TDSS) of fluorescence from the zwitterionic probe N-methyl-6-oxyquinolinium betaine in water. A spectral relaxation time τsolv = 0.57 ps (at 20.5 °C) is attributed to a solvation process involving water in the hydration layer. In this article we show that a tertiary butyl group, when attached to the chromophore, slows the dynamics to τsolv = 0.76 ps and increases the corresponding activation energy by 5 kJ/mol. In a companion paper (10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05039), simulations suggest that the observed slow-down indicates coupling of solute vibrations to hydration water...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945379/effect-of-a-tertiary-butyl-group-on-polar-solvation-dynamics-in-aqueous-solution-a-computational-approach
#15
Esther Heid, Christian Schröder
The current computational study investigates the changes in solvation dynamics of water when introducing hydrophobic side chains to the molecular probe N-methyl-6-oxyquinolinium betaine. High-precision transient fluorescence and absorption measurements published in the companion article (10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05031) revealed an influence of hydrophobic side chain alterations on the observed solvation dynamics of a chromophore in water. As the influence of shape, size, and structure of chromophores on the time-dependent Stokes shift was so far thought to play a role only in slowly rotating solvents compared to the solute or if the hydrogen bonding ability of the solute changes, this finding is quite unexpected...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930592/choline-the-brain-and-neurodegeneration-insights-from-epigenetics
#16
Rola A Bekdash
  Neurodegenerative disorders are a major public health problem worldwide with huge socioeconomic effect. Recent evidence suggests that neurodegeneration is not only caused by genetic factors but also affected by environmental factors including nutrients. Environmental influences have been shown to cause epigenetic modifications in the brain with long-lasting effects on behavior if they occur in early life. It has been suggested that early nutritional intervention that includes choline, betaine, VitB6, VitB12 and/or folic acid could attenuate decline in cognitive functions...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
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
#17
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
#18
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 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888041/supplementation-with-the-methyl-donor-betaine-prevents-congenital-defects-induced-by-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
#19
Ganga Karunamuni, Megan M Sheehan, Yong Qiu Doughman, Shi Gu, Jiayang Sun, Youjun Li, James P Strainic, Andrew M Rollins, Michael W Jenkins, Michiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of public education about dire consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), drinking alcohol during pregnancy remains prevalent. As high as 40% of live-born infants exposed to alcohol during gestation and diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome have congenital heart defects that can be life-threatening. In animal models, the methyl donor betaine, found in foods such as wheat bran, quinoa, beets, and spinach, ameliorated neurobehavioral deficits associated with PAE, but effects on heart development are unknown...
November 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733762/reconsidering-betaine-as-a-natural-anti-heat-stress-agent-in-poultry-industry-a-review
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REVIEW
Muhammad Saeed, Daryoush Babazadeh, Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Asif Arain, Faiz Ul Hassan, Sun Chao
Betaine is found ubiquitously in plants, animals, microorganisms, and rich dietary sources including seafood, spinach, and wheat bran. The chief physiological role of betaine is to function as a methyl donor and an osmolyte. Betaine also acts as an osmolyte, to maintain the avian's cellular water and ion balance to improve the avian's capacity against heat stress via preventing dehydration and osmotic inactivation. It helps in maintaining the protective osmolytic activity, especially in heat-stressed birds...
October 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
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