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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This study was conducted not only to examine a possible relationship between Hcy levels and preeclampsia in Pakistani population in second and third trimesters of pregnancy but to find out cost effective way out of these morbid conditions which badly affect health of a mother and her children, household productivity, and national wealth.
One hundred twenty five patients were recruited in our study by taking 37%16 prevalence of increased Hcy in type II diabetes.
Plasma Hcy was still at a high level (100.5 [micro]mol/L) at discharge (January 16, 2015).
It is widely recognised that MTHFR is a key enzyme involved in folate metabolism and DNA methylation, and it plays a central role in Hcy homeostasis.
Peripheral vaso-occlusive complication occurred during early postoperative follow-up in Case 1 despite anticoagulation with ASA and normal Hcy levels.
The medians for the other markers were TNF-[alpha] = 16.7 pg/mL (12.9-28.30), Hcy = 13.5 [micro]mol/L (10.7-18.1), IL-6 = 12.5 pg/mL (5-18), and CRP = 12.5 mg/L (6-20).
Hcy indirectly diminishes NO bioavailability by generating superoxide which rapidly reacts with NO causing the generation of peroxynitrite [38].
The interassay and intra-assay variabilities for the quantification of various forms of Hcy were 7.3 and 11.5% [17].
Quantitative clinical data (age, BMI, blood pressure, duration of diabetes, total cholesterol, HDL-C, LDL-C, TG, and Hcy) were non-Gaussian distribution and presented as median (interquartile range), and Wilcoxon's test was used to compare the difference in clinical characteristics between DN and DM groups.
Three studies with PCOS patients using a combination of 35 [micro]g EE and 2 mg CPA reported increases in Hcy levels of 6%-18% [23, 34, 35].
Several meta-analysis studies have confirmed the association with consistently elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) and the risk of CV diseases: Boushey and colleagues [11] reported a 1.6 OR (95% CI 1.4-1.7) for coronary artery disease in men following an increase of 5 [micro]mol/l in serum Hcy levels, whereas Clarke et al.