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Donghong Zhang et al.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 35(1), 71-78 (2014-11-02)
Homocysteine can accelerate the senescence of endothelial progenitor cells or endothelial cells (ECs) via telomerase inactivation and length shortening. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here, we investigated whether homocysteine promotes endothelial senescence by reducing the expression and activity of
Priscila B Rosa et al.
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 127, 1-6 (2014-10-16)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of folic acid on depressive-like behavior induced by chronic administration of corticosterone in mice. Corticosterone (20mg/kg, p.o.) was administered once a day for 21days. Folic acid (30mg/kg, p.o.) or fluoxetine
Xiuwei Wang et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 962, 9-13 (2014-06-01)
Folate deficiency is considered a risk factor for many diseases such as cancer, congenital heart disease and neural tube defects (NTDs). There is a pressing need for more methods of detecting folate and its main metabolites in the human body.
David W Baker et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 10(7), 2945-2955 (2014-04-15)
Plasticity of macrophage (MΦ) phenotypes exist in a spectrum from classically activated (M1) cells, to alternatively activated (M2) cells, contributing to both the normal healing of tissues and the pathogenesis of implant failure. Here, folate- and mannose-based optical probes were
Alvin Nursalim et al.
Acta medica Indonesiana, 45(2), 150-156 (2013-06-19)
to determine whether the administration of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 would lead to reduction of cardiovascular complication and mortality among CKD patients. a search was conducted on PubMed and Google. The selection of title and abstract was
Suranjana Mukherjee et al.
PloS one, 10(2), e0118153-e0118153 (2015-02-28)
Natural Killer (NK) cells perform many functions that depend on actin assembly, including adhesion, chemotaxis, lytic synapse assembly and cytolysis. HS1, the hematopoietic homolog of cortactin, binds to Arp2/3 complex and promotes actin assembly by helping to form and stabilize
Estelle Cateau et al.
Research in microbiology, 165(10), 847-851 (2014-12-03)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a bacteria involved in healthcare-associated infections, can be found in hospital water systems. Other microorganisms, such as Free Living amoebae (FLA), are also at times recovered in the same environment. Amongst these protozoa, many authors have reported the
Amir Al-Dabagh et al.
American journal of clinical dermatology, 14(3), 155-161 (2013-04-12)
Methotrexate (MTX) is an effective treatment for psoriasis but its use is limited by its toxicity. Folate supplementation can be used to reduce the adverse effects of MTX, though this may impact efficacy. The frequency of folic acid supplementation is
Shaolian Zhang et al.
The Analyst, 139(23), 6259-6265 (2014-10-15)
A highly sensitive and recyclable quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) biosensor was developed using chitosan (CS) and folic acid (FA), generating conjugates that are selectively recognized by MCF-7 cancer cell over-expressed folic acid receptors. The prepared CS-FA conjugate was characterized by
Vanessa R da Silva et al.
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 307(1), E93-101 (2014-05-16)
Low vitamin B-6 nutritional status is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) serves as a coenzyme in many cellular processes, including several reactions in one-carbon (1C) metabolism and the transsulfuration pathway of homocysteine
Folic acid or folinic acid for reducing side effects of methotrexate for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Beverley Shea
Journal of evidence-based medicine, 6(3), 202-203 (2013-12-12)
Katsumi Shibata et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 78(12), 2102-2109 (2014-08-15)
We previously reported that mild food restriction induces a reduction in tryptophan-nicotinamide conversion, which helps to explain why death secondary to pellagra is pandemic during the hungry season. In this study, we investigated the levels of B-group vitamins in the
Karine Meisser-Redeuil et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 97(4), 1121-1126 (2014-08-26)
A UHPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of folate (vitamin B9) in infant formula and adult/pediatric nutritional formula was assessed for compliance with standard method performance requirements set forth by the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Stakeholder Panel for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals
Shougang Jiang et al.
Drug delivery, 22(2), 206-213 (2014-01-30)
Docetaxel is now a major antitumor drug in clinical use for the treatment of a variety of tumors. The ethanol/Tween 80 solvent required in the formulation to increase the docetaxel solubility is at least partly responsible for the hypersensitivity reaction
Aline H Guariento et al.
International journal of cancer, 135(1), 7-18 (2013-12-05)
The steady increase in the incidence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) signifies a crucial need to understand better its pathogenesis to improve clinical management and prevention of the disease. The aim of this study was to investigate molecular mechanisms
Wen-Ni Chang et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1840(7), 2340-2350 (2014-04-22)
Folate is an essential nutrient for cell survival and embryogenesis. 10-Formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase (FDH) is the most abundant folate enzyme in folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism. 10-Formyltetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase converts 10-formyltetrahydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate and CO2, the only pathway responsible for formate oxidation in methanol
Domenica Taruscio et al.
Public health genomics, 17(2), 115-123 (2014-04-10)
Congenital anomalies (CA) are the paradigm example of rare diseases liable to primary prevention actions due to the multifactorial etiology of many of them, involving a number of environmental factors together with genetic predispositions. Yet despite the preventive potential, lack
Mingjun Xuan et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 15(11), 2255-2260 (2014-04-18)
The synthesis of an innovative self-propelled Janus nanomotor with a diameter of about 75 nm that can be used as a drug carrier is described. The Janus nanomotor is based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with chromium/platinum metallic caps and
Rocío Pérez-Masiá et al.
Food chemistry, 168, 124-133 (2014-08-31)
In this work, two different technologies (electrospraying and nanospray drying) were evaluated for the encapsulation of folic acid using both a whey protein concentrate (WPC) matrix and a commercial resistant starch. The morphology of the capsules, molecular organization of the
Kenji Kishimoto et al.
Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.), 153(1), 17-22 (2014-04-03)
Hereditary folate malabsorption (HFM) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Severe folate deficiency in HFM can result in immunodeficiency. We describe a female infant with HFM who acquired severe Pneumocystis pneumonia. The objective of the present study was to elucidate
Bingyang Shi et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 119, 55-65 (2014-06-02)
Treatment of human diseases at gene level is always limited by effective gene delivery vectors. In this study, we designed and developed an endosomal pH sensitive targeted gene delivery system, folic acid functionalized Schiff-base linked imidazole chitosan (FA-SLICS), for cancer
Jennifer Williams et al.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 64(1), 1-5 (2015-01-16)
In 1992, the U.S. Public Health Service recommended that all women capable of becoming pregnant consume 400 µg of folic acid daily to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs are major birth defects of the brain and spine that occur
Hadi Hassani Nadiki et al.
Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 30(9), 911-918 (2014-09-13)
A glassy carbon electrode modified with ruthenium red and functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube has been developed. The electrochemical response characteristics of the modified electrode toward epinephrine (EP) and acetaminophen (AC) was investigated by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). Linear calibration plots
Xiaoxia Sun et al.
Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.), 14(2), 243-252 (2015-01-22)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in tumorigenesis, but their role in tumor-induced immune suppression is largely unknown. STAT3 signaling, a key pathway mediating immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment, is responsible for the transcription of several important miRNAs. In
Kamal Tyagi et al.
Food chemistry, 179, 76-84 (2015-02-28)
Folates are essential micronutrients for animals as they play a major role in one carbon metabolism. Animals are unable to synthesize folates and obtain them from plant derived food. In the present study, a high performance liquid chromatography coupled to
Young-Min Kim et al.
Biomaterials, 35(27), 7970-7977 (2014-06-22)
We developed a targetable micelleplex hydrogel as a new efficient systemic siRNA delivery material that functions as a targetable gene carrier, and a hydrogel capable of controlled release to overcome drawbacks of multiple administrations of systemic siRNA carriers due to
Devinder Ubhi et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 426(8), 1839-1847 (2014-02-15)
The cobalamin-independent methionine synthase from Candida albicans, known as Met6p, is a 90-kDa enzyme that consists of two (βα)8 barrels. The active site is located between the two domains and has binding sites for a zinc ion and substrates L-homocysteine
Diego Moretti et al.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1312, 54-65 (2013-12-18)
Several strategies appear suitable to improve iron and zinc bioavailability from fortified maize, and fortification per se will increase the intake of bioavailable iron and zinc. Corn masa flour or whole maize should be fortified with sodium iron ethylenediaminetetraacetate (NaFeEDTA)
Kin Lung Siu et al.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 307(11), H1559-H1564 (2014-09-28)
Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unpredictable and lethal. A clinically valid biomarker to monitor the disease has not been available. Based on our recent discoveries that uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)/tetrahydrobiopterin deficiency plays a causal role in
Federico Cacciapuoti
Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 36(3), 258-262 (2012-12-12)
Inheired or acquired hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several impairments, as certain tumors, deep venous thrombosis, tube neural defects, osteoporosis, early atherosclerosis and vascular acute events (IMA, stroke, PVD), mild cognitive impairments till Alzheimer's disease (AD). But, vascular and neuronal
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