Tag Archives: vitamin

B-vitamins over-consumption may be the cause of the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes

Obesity and type 2 diabetes have been a major health issue in the United States. It is during the past few decades that obesity and type 2 diabetes have rapidly reached epidemic levels not only in adults

Vitamin D may contribute to development of asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, which development mechanism has not been fully investigated yet. Despite the progress of medical science in asthma field, morbidity of this disease remains high worldwide. Scientists raise hypothesis that vitamin

Chronic radiation proctitis: prevention better than cure?

Radiation therapy (RT) is common used in treatments for pelvic malignancies (prostate, urinary bladder, cervix, uterus, and anus). A feared complication of RT is called Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP). This is a relatively frequent late (3-6 months

Modulating drug release from Polyox matrix tablets: influence of Polyox molecular weight, drug solubility and vitamin E

Polyethylene oxide (polyox) has been extensively used as a controlled release excipient to modulate drug release from solid hydrophilic matrix preparations. The attraction of polyox as a polymer matrix is due to its high swelling ability, compressibility

Use of an in vitro model of blastema tissue from Rabbit pinna

Rabbit ear wound repair is an accepted model for studies of tissue regeneration, leading to scar less wound repair. It is believed that a specific tissue, blastema, is responsible for such interesting capacity of tissue regeneration. To

Lipofuscin, lipofuscin-like pigments and autofluorescence

This paper provides a syntethic overview on lipofuscin and lipofuscin-like substances, with particlar reference to their biological significance as well as to their cellular origin and pathophysiological role. Special emphasis is also placed on the mutual relationships between

A new role for vitamin D3

Mutations in the genome of body cells (somatic cells) can lead to excess activation of signaling pathways and thus to unlimited cellular proliferation and cancer formation. One such cancer-inducing pathway is the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling cascade, which

Antiepileptic property of vitamin B12 in one animal model

Epilepsy –a serious neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide– is usually associated with a disturbance of normal activity of the brain, and in most typical form, is accompanied by seizures. Various antiepileptic drugs with different

Who is going to do well on anticoagulants?

Anticoagulants are very good at preventing recurrent disease in patients with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This is important because venous thrombosis frequently causes long-term complaints such as pain, edema, fatique and dyspnea. Moreover, 4% of

A new pluripotent building block for the synthesis of fluorine-containing functional molecules

Fluorine, which is represented by symbol F, is the most electronegative element (fluorine 4.0 vs. carbon 2.6, nitrogen 3.4, and oxygen 3.4): this means that fluorine strongly withdraws electrons from neighboring atoms. The introduction of fluorine or