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ABCB6 Is Key to Production of Heme in Hemoglobin

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that a protein called ABCB6 plays a central role in production of a molecule that is key to the ability// of red blood cells to carry oxygen, of liver cells to break down toxins, and of cells to extract energy from nutrients. ...

Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins

...0 7554 0164 or 07764 290 381 (out of office hours) or email newsdesk (at) bhf.org.uk Notes to editors (1) Induction of the cytoprotective enzyme heme oxygenase-1 by statins is enhanced in vascular endothelium exposed to laminar shear stress and impaired by disturbed flow . Ali F, Zakkar M, Karu K, ...

First-Ever Over-the-Counter Dual Action Iron Supplement Available at Major Retail Outlets in the United States; Bifera is a New, Innovative Dual Iron Supplement Now on the Market

... over-the-counter iron supplement that offers both heme (protein-based iron) and non-heme iron (plant-base...prenatal supplement PreferaOB, which contains both heme and non-heme iron. "Bifera provides two type...no, MS, RD/LD, FISSN, CSCS ( www.mariespano.com ), heme iron is the key that unlocks the efficiency of non...

Medical Futures partners with Norgine for MOVIPREP(R) in Canada

...ritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia for over forty years in Europe and is now available in North America. PROFERRIN(TM): A unique heme iron supplement that has higher absorption and lower side effects. PEGALAX(TM): osmotic laxative with electrolytes for the treatment of chron...

Mini heart attacks lessen damage from major ones

...hibits Nfkappa B, a protein known to switch on genes that drive inflammation. LNO2 also activates peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma and heme oxygenase 1, both of which block inflammation. The major finding of the study is that LNO2 is formed naturally in mitochondria during IPC in an is...

InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation Raises $28 Million in Series B Financing to Advance Its Neonatal Pipeline

...alty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing therapeutics to treat neonatal diseases. Stanate, InfaCare's lead product is a heme Oxygenase Inhibitor designed to reduce or eliminate the morbidity and mortality outcomes that can be associated with uncontrolled hyperbilirubinemia i...

First-Ever Over-the-Counter Dual Action Iron Supplement Launched at the American Dietetic Association Conference in Chicago; Bifera to be Available in Select Stores in Early 2009

... over-the-counter iron supplement that offers both heme (protein-based iron) and non-heme iron (plant-base...prenatal supplement PreferaOB, which contains both heme and non-heme iron. "Bifera -- unlike all other o...e energy and nutritional benefits provided by both heme and non-heme iron," said Autumn Akin, Bifera produ...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...eds no refrigeration. The drug works by preventing heme crystallization, which destroys the parasite by bu...ood cells as efficiently, and if the efficiency of heme binding is pushed in the wrong direction, they cant prevent heme from crystallizing. We know these mutant...

Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk

...causing chemicals such as heterocyclic amines, which are created during the cooking of red meat. The researchers also say red meat is a source of heme iron, which previous research has shown fuels the growth of estrogen-induced tumors. /...

Discovery Leads to Way to Curb Anthrax Effect

... in this case, humans. There is essentially no free iron available to a pathogen in a normal host. All of the host’s iron is functioning in enzymes or heme containing proteins, or is safely stored, with a small amount in transit bound to a protein called transferrin. Pathogenic bacteria like anthrax must ...

Carbon Monoxide Protects from Multiple Sclerosis

...ed if HO-1 expression is induced. The function of HO-1 is to degrade excess heme (a component of many important cellular proteins) and one of the by-products of heme degradation is carbon monoxoide. Surprisingly, like the induction of HO-1 e...

Diabetics - Beware of Red Meat !

...A recent study suggests red meat and foods rich in heme iron may increase risk of heart disease in diabeti...ther investigation they found, high intake of both heme iron and red meat appeared to be related to increa...e habit of consuming foods rich in high amounts of heme iron were found to have 50 percent more chance of ...

Iron intake reduces risk of infertility

... also investigated the dissimilarities between non heme iron and heme iron. The former is obtained from animal sources w...n compared to women who were consuming low iron or heme iron," said study author Dr. Jorge E. Chavarro, a ...

Proposal to revamp WIC food package

...heir nutrient needs." Specifically, eggs are one of the most convenient and economical source of protein. They also provide a type of iron, called heme iron, that is particularly well absorbed by the body. Additionally, eggs are an excellent source of choline, an essential nutrient that has recently b...

Genes Identified To Protect Heart Muscles

... It is one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. The study, released July 14 by the American Heart Association, found that a gene called heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) markedly protects the arteriosclerois-prone human aortic smooth muscle cells from death after exposure to high concentrations of re...

Chancroid Vaccine Holds Promise In Reducing HIV Transmission

... Blood tests showed that the immunized pigs formed antibodies that prevented the chancroid bacteria from binding hemoglobin and, hence, obtaining the heme it needs to survive, the authors said. In skin biopsies of the immunized animals, the researchers found no viable chancroid bacteria. An H...

Protective Protein Could Hold The Key In Fight Against Tuberculosis

...recovery of infected patients in addition to protecting individuals against TB. The normal physiological levels of the protective protein called heme oxygenase 1 could be reduced by alcohol consumption, according to Veena Antony, one of the researchers involved in the study. The study focuses on the...
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