The Study of Relationship of Plasma Concentrations of Folic Acid, Vitamin B and Homocysteine With Carotid Atherosclerosis and Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilatation of Geriatric and Young Patients in the Ambulatory Care Department of NTUH
Elevation of plasma homocysteine has been recognized as one of the risk factors of atherosclerotic disease. The objectives of this study are: (1) to investigate the level of plasma homocysteine and the prevalence of hypehomocysteinemia (2) to find out the role of homocysteine in coronary artery disease and the proper cut-off point of plasma homocysteine to evaluate the presence of coronary artery disease; (3) to understand the control condition of tranditional risk factors of cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus.
The study subjects were recruited from the ambulatory setting of cardiology in National Taiwan University Hospital.
Observational Model: Case Control, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Retrospective
National Taiwan University Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00172250
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
An enzyme that catalyzes the demethylation of L-homocysteine to L-METHIONINE.
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of methionine by transfer of a methyl group from 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to homocysteine. It requires a cobamide coenzyme. The enzyme can act on mono- or triglutamate derivatives. EC 184.108.40.206.
A ZINC metalloenzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from BETAINE to HOMOCYSTEINE to produce dimethylglycine and METHIONINE, respectively. This enzyme is a member of a family of ZINC-dependent METHYLTRANSFERASES that use THIOLS or selenols as methyl acceptors.
Condition in which the plasma levels of homocysteine and related metabolites are elevated (>13.9 μmol/l). Hyperhomocysteinemia can be familial or acquired. Development of the acquired hyperhomocysteinemia is mostly associated with vitamins B and/or folate deficiency (e.g., PERNICIOUS ANEMIA, vitamin malabsorption). Familial hyperhomocysteinemia often results in a more severe elevation of total homocysteine and excretion into the urine, resulting in HOMOCYSTINURIA. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, osteoporotic fractures and complications during pregnancy.
A thiol-containing amino acid formed by a demethylation of METHIONINE.
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