homocysteine


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homocysteine

[¦hä·mə′sis·tēn]
(biochemistry)
C4H9O2NS An amino acid formed in animals by demethylation of methionine.
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KEYWORDS: Endothelial dysfunction, Epilepsy, Homocysteine, Monotherapy, Seizures.
5 Many studies have suggested that the plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is increased as a side effect with prolong use of some AEDs, which is associated with vascular endothelial injury; hence it increases the risk of atherosclerosis.
New studies link high homocysteine to degenerative brain disorders.
High levels of homocysteine have been shown to increase the risk of (http://circ.
Methionine and homocysteine are two very important amino acids.
10,11] Epidemiological data suggest that even slight elevation of plasma homocysteine is a risk factor and possibly a causative agent for atherosclerotic disease.
Elevated plasma homocysteine (> 16 micromole/L) is significantly associated with ischaemic stroke and treating hyperhomocysteinaemia may be an effective way of decreasing the risk of stroke.
The MaxDiscovery Homocysteine Enzymatic Assay Kit is the latest addition to Bioo Scientific's extensive MaxDiscovery line of preclinical assay kits.
2005) proposed that Pb may increase homocysteine concentration by reacting with sulfhydryl groups on several proteins in the homocysteine-processing one-carbon metabolism cycle (Figure 1).
Many studies have shown an association between increased homocysteine level and a risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease.
This material causes defection of methionine synthase that converts homocysteine to methionine and there for decreases concentration of homocysteine [2].
In order to serum vitamin B12 and homocysteine level measurements, blood samples were taken both at the beginning of the study before anesthesia (baseline) and 24 hours after the surgery.