Citations with the tag: AMINO acids -- Therapeutic use

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  • Topical Aminolevulinic Acid HCl Photodynamic Therapy.
    Ormrod, D.; Jarvis, B. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology; Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p133 

    â–´ Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is the treatment of tumors or dysplasic tissue with drugs that produce cytotoxic metabolites when exposed to light. â–´ Aminolevulinic acid HCl (5-aminolevulinic acid HCl; ALA) is a prodrug that is metabolized intracellularly to form the photosensitizing...

  • Icatibant.
    Ormrod, D.; Jarvis, B. // Reactions Weekly; 4/23/2011, Issue 1348/1349, p21 

    The article describes the case of a 61-year-old man with acquired angiodema who developed injection site reaction while receiving icatibant.

  • Sermorelin: A Review of its Use in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Idiopathic Growth Hormone Deficiency.
    Prakash, A.; Goa, K.L. // BioDrugs; 1999, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p139 

    Sermorelin, a 29 amino acid analogue of human growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), is the shortest synthetic peptide with full biological activity of GHRH. Intravenous and subcutaneous sermorelin specifically stimulate growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary. Hormone responses...

  • Spotlight on Glatiramer Acetate in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
    Simpson, Dene; Noble, Stuart; Perry, Caroline // BioDrugs; 2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p207 

    Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone[sup ®]) is a synthetic copolymer composed of a random mixture of four amino acids that modifies the immune response that results in the CNS inflammation, demyelination and axonal loss characteristic of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). In three...

  • Topical Aminolevulinic Acid HCL: A Viewpoint by Peter Wolf.
    Wolf, P. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology; Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p140 

    Comments on the testing of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratosis on face and scalp in the United States. Details on the adverse effects of ALA PDT; Forms of PDT; Comparison between ALA PDT and topical chemotherapy with fluorouracil.

    Wolf, P. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; May2001, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p52 

    Provides information on a study which examined the therapeutic use of amino acid glutamate as nutritional regimens to boost immune function and improve survival of cancer patients. Methods used; Findings and conclusion.

    Wolf, P. // Better Nutrition; Sep2010, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p16 

    The article evaluates multiple dietary supplements including Ashwagandha Root from Gaia Herbs, VM-100 Complete from Buried Treasure, and MemoryCell from Enzymedica.

    Wolf, P. // Muscle & Performance; Jun2012, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p22 

    The article explains the health benefits of silk amino acids including enhanced endurance, muscle mass growth, and enhanced recovery from workouts.

  • Aminocaproic acid/romiplostim.
    Wolf, P. // Reactions Weekly; 10/23/2010, Issue 1324, p9 

    The article describes the case of a 71-year-old man with recurrent chronic myeloid leukemia and a history of chronic sinusitis experienced superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis while taking aminocaproic acid and following treatment with romiplostim.

  • Outcome and survival of 88 patients with urea cycle disorders: a retrospective evaluation.
    Bachmann, Claude // European Journal of Pediatrics; 2003, Vol. 162 Issue 6, p410 

    Unlabelled: This paper presents data obtained by questionnaires sent to local hospitals and metabolic centres in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland concerning the survival and outcome of patients with urea cycle disorders treated between 1975 and 1986. A total of 130...

  • Natural Headache Rx.
    Rautaoja, Marjo; Fowler, Amy; Eisele, Cricket; Loy, Missy; Witte, Eric // Prevention; Jan2014, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p124 

    The article offers tips shared by several persons for easing headache which include elimination of soda from diet, taking small dose of amino acid, and using aspirin.

  • Oxitriptan.
    Rautaoja, Marjo; Fowler, Amy; Eisele, Cricket; Loy, Missy; Witte, Eric // Reactions Weekly; 9/11/2010, Issue 1318, p35 

    The article describes the case of a 56-year-old woman who experienced diarrhea after taking oxitriptan for 18 months.

  • Potential Use of Taurine Against Pterygium Formation.
    Heidary, Fatemeh; Gharebaghi, Reza; Heidary, Roghayeh; Gharebaghi, Amir Hasan // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Jan2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p3 

    A letter to the editor is presented on the potential use of taurine against pterygium formation.

  • Herbs, Amino Acids, And Female Libido.
    Kellogg-Spadt, Susan // Urologic Nursing; Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p160 

    Examines the use of herbs and amino acids to increase sexual desire in female urology patients. ArginMax oral dietary supplement; Yohimbe herb; Standardized dehydroepiandrosterone; EROS-CTD hand-held suction device; Exercise; Phytoestrogens.

  • Topical Aminolevulinic Acid HCl: A Viewpoint by Edward Jeffes III.
    Jeffes, E.I. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology; Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p140 

    Comments on the use of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for skin neoplasms and actinic keratosis in the United States. Federal approval on the use of ALA; Account of the beneficial aspect of the therapy; Comparison between ALA PDT and fluorouracil cream.

  • Amino-acid studies raise hopes: Nutrients may reduce ALS problems.
    Jeffes, E.I. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; Spring90, Issue 54, p3 

    Focuses on amino-acids as a possible treatment to reduce amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) problems. Symptomatic improvements in some ALS patients administered with regular daily dosage of L-threonine; Rationale for using L-threonine in attempts to treat ALS.

  • Response to Mumtaz and Ford.
    Les, Iñigo; Augustin, Salvador; Córdoba, Juan // American Journal of Gastroenterology; Sep2011, Vol. 106 Issue 9, p1718 

    A response by Iñigo Les, Juan Córdoba, and Salvador Augustin to a letter to the editor regarding their article "Effects of branched-chain amino acids supplementation in patients with cirrhosis and a previous episode of hepatic encephalopathy: a randomized study" in a 2011 issue is presented.

  • Self-Control Pill.
    Morris, Lois B. // Allure; Mar2010, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p113 

    The article reports on the beneficial effect of taking amino-acid antioxidant N-acetylcysteine which, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, can help treat trichotillomania, an abnormal condition of habitual hair-pulling.

    Manimozhi, M.; Kaviyarasan, V. // International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review & Resear; Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p80 

    Optimization of manganese peroxidase production by an indigenous litter decomposing basidiomycetes Agaricus heterocystis was studied under submerged fermentation. The physical parameters namely, pH, temperature, and the nutritional parameters like suitable carbon and nitrogen sources and...

  • Amino acid doesn't work for Gehrig's disease.
    Manimozhi, M.; Kaviyarasan, V. // Modern Medicine; Feb97, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p5 

    Reports on a study showing that amino acid therapy is ineffective for treating Lou Gehrig's disease. Contradiction of an earlier study alleging that branched-chain amino acids reduced the rate of disease progression in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Effect of amino acid on...

  • HIV patients respond positively to amino acid supplements.
    Manimozhi, M.; Kaviyarasan, V. // New York Amsterdam News; 01/21/99, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p15 

    Presents research findings showing that supplementation with a special form of cysteine, an amino acid, might help HIV-infected patients. Effect of boosting the production of a natural antioxidant known as glutathione in symptom-free HIV-infected patients; Assessment that addition of...

  • Unnatural molecules are cancer assassins.
    Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist; 11/3/2012, Vol. 216 Issue 2889, p9 

    The article looks at a report published in "Peptides" by researcher Greg Hampikian and team on the use of theoretical nullomer amino acid chains to kill cancer cells through the inhibition of mitochondrial energy metabolism through the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecule.

  • SAMe: A dietary remedy for mind and body?
    Cerrato, Paul L.; Rowell, Nancy // RN; Dec99, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p61 

    Dwals with S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) amino acid used for the treatment of clinical depression and osteoarthritis in the United States. How SAMe affects brain chemistry; Potential advantage of SAMe over conventional anti-depressants; How SAMe benefit patients with osteoarthritis; Concern in...

  • Changes in plasma amino acid concentrations with increasing age in patients with propionic acidemia.
    Scholl-Bürgi, Sabine; Sass, Jörn Oliver; Heinz-Erian, Peter; Amann, Edda; Haberlandt, Edda; Albrecht, Ursula; Ertl, Claudia; Sigl, Sara Baumgartner; Lagler, Florian; Rostasy, Kevin; Karall, Daniela // Amino Acids; May2010, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p1473 

    The objective of the study is to analyze plasma amino acid concentrations in propionic acidemia (PA) for the purpose of elucidating possible correlations between propionyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency and distinct amino acid behavior. Plasma concentrations of 19 amino acids were measured in 240...

  • Genome Medicine: BUSM researchers find potential key to halt progression, reverse damage from emphysema.
    Scholl-Bürgi, Sabine; Sass, Jörn Oliver; Heinz-Erian, Peter; Amann, Edda; Haberlandt, Edda; Albrecht, Ursula; Ertl, Claudia; Sigl, Sara Baumgartner; Lagler, Florian; Rostasy, Kevin; Karall, Daniela // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 8/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1 

    The article offers information on a study which revealed that the progression of pulmonary emphysema can be prevented with the help of Glycine-Histidine-Lysine (Gly-His-Lys) which is found in skin creams.

  • Ornithine in chronic migraine therapy and allodynia pattern: comparison with dopaminergic activation.
    Nicolodi, M // Journal of Headache & Pain; Feb2013 Supplement, Vol. 14, p1 

    An abstract of the article "Ornithine in chronic migraine therapy and allodynia pattern: comparison with dopaminergic activation" by M. Nicolodi is presented.

  • Alternative News.
    Nicolodi, M // Health (Time Inc. Health); Jun99, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p61 

    Covers information on issues dealing with health and health products. Popular remedies for tired, aching muscles; Introduction of Sam-E, an amino acid-derived supplement for depression and arthritis; Trace levels of dioxin in brand-name tampons.

    Sego, Sherril // Clinical Advisor; Nov2015, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p102 

    No abstract available.

  • Branched-chain Amino Acids Extend Life Span in Animal Model.
    Dye, D. // Life Extension; Jan2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1 

    The article discusses a report in an issue of "Cell Metabolism" regarding research that found adding branched-chain amino acids, including leucine, isoleucine, and valine, to the drinking water of mice extended their life span.

  • Contribution of Poly(Amino Acids) to Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
    Chiao-Hsi Chiang, V. Prasaci; Ming-Kung Yeh, V. Prasaci // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Oct2003, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p323 

    Recently, protein biotechnology generates tremendous impacts in therapeutic products. These products include enzymes, antibodies, hormones, blood factors, growth factors and regulatory factors. Protein, vaccine and gene therapy drugs could be formulated with suitable biomaterials to deliver...

  • Fumonisin: A template for methodology development and drug discovery.
    Chiao-Hsi Chiang, V. Prasaci; Ming-Kung Yeh, V. Prasaci // Pure & Applied Chemistry; Mar2011, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p445 

    No abstract available.

  • The most overlooked aspect of nursing.
    Cerrato, Paul L. // RN; Sep88, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p85 

    Offers information on alternative medications that can help control mental depression. Impact of the amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan on depressed patients; Effect of carbohydrates on the mood of depressed patients.

  • Early amino acids and the metabolic response of ELBW infants (1000 g) in three time periods.
    Radmacher, P. G.; Lewis, S. L.; Adamkin, D. H. // Journal of Perinatology; Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p433 

    Objective:To evaluate early amino-acid (AA) administration in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants over three time periods, beginning with the initiation of this strategy.Study design:This was a retrospective study of ELBW infants between 2000 and 2007. Nutritional intake and laboratory...

  • Does oral administration of the amino acid tyrosine affect oestradiol-17β concentration and sexual behaviour in the bitch?
    Spankowsky, S.; Heuwieser, W.; Arlt, S. P. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association; 2/23/2013, Vol. 172 Issue 8, following p212 

    The oral administration of the amino acid, tyrosine, has been for years recommended in order to improve fertility, especially to improve copulation behaviour in female dogs. However, evidence is comparatively poor. The objective of our study was to determine whether oral administration of...

  • Taurine Protects Against Coronary Heart Disease in Women with High Cholesterol.
    Dye, D. // Life Extension; Jun2012, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p2 

    No abstract available.

  • Urine Test Distinguishes Benign from Aggressive Prostate Cancer.
    Breindl, Anette // BioWorld Today; 2/12/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p1 

    The article discusses research on the role of sarcosine in differentiating benign from invasive prostate cancer. It references a study by Arul Chinnaiyan et al, published in the February 12, 2009 issue of "Nature." Findings show that the level of sarcosine, an amino acid, is elevated in invasive...

  • Protective effect of N-acetylcysteine on the hearing of rabbits exposed to noise and carbon monoxide.
    Salehi, Negin; Akbari, Mehdi; Kashani, Masoud Masoud Motalebi; Haghani, Hamid // Audiology; 2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p36 

    Background and Aim: One of the chemical pollutions which is frequently common in industry-other than noise is carbon monoxide. The present study aimed to assess the putative protective effect of N-acetylcysteine on the function of outer hair cells of rabbits exposed simultaneously to noise and...

  • Early Intervention of Intravenous KB220IV- Neuroadaptagen Amino-Acid Therapy (NAAT)â„¢ Improves Behavioral Outcomes in a Residential Addiction Treatment Program: A Pilot Study.
    Miller, Merlene; Chen, Amanda LC; Stokes, Stan D.; Silverman, Susan; Bowirrat, Abdalla; Manka, Matthew; Manka, Debra; Miller, David K.; Perrine, Kenneth; Chen, Thomas JH; Bailey, John A.; Downs, William; Waite, Roger L.; Madigan, Margaret A.; Braverman, Eric R.; Damle, Uma; Kerner, Mallory; Giordano, John; Morse, Siobhan; Oscar-Berman, Marlene // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p398 

    Substance use disorders (SUD) are inheritable and the culprit is hypodopaminergic function regulated by reward genes. We evaluated a natural dopaminergic agonist; KB220 intravenous (IV) and oral variants, to improve dopaminergic function in SUD. Our pilot experiment found a significant reduction...

  • Why D-neuron? Importance in schizophrenia research.
    Ikemoto, Keiko // Open Journal of Psychiatry; Nov2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4A, p393 

    Recent pharmacological discovery on trace amineassociated receptor, type 1(TAAR1) has emphasized importance of trace amines in pathogenesis of psychoses, such as schizophrenia. TAAR1 has many ligands, including tyramine, β-phenylethylamine (PEA), amphetamines, and 3′-iodothyronamine....

  • Intramolecular Cyclisation of β-Aryl-β-Amino Acids in the Design of Novel Heterocyclic Systems with Therapeutic Interest: An Unfailing Source of Diversity.
    Rochais, Christophe; Rault, Sylvain; Dallemagne, Patrick // Current Medicinal Chemistry; Dec2010, Vol. 17 Issue 35, p4342 

    No abstract available.

  • Hops Could Reduce Ammonia Production in Cattle.
    McGinnis, Laura // Agricultural Research; Apr2010, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p18 

    The article discusses the study done by U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) microbiologist Michael Flythe on hyper-ammonia-producing bacteria (HABs). HABs can be found in the first stomach chamber of cattle and other ruminants. Amino acids are needed to build muscle tissue but with the...

  • Stack of the Month.
    Elliott, Tabatha // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Apr2010, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p212 

    The article offers information on supplement ingredients to add a long-lasting spark to one's physical training program. Taking grape extract increases muscle power by more than 20% and enhances exercise recovery and decrease inflammation. Beta-alanine, an amino acid, helps to combat the...

  • L-Citrulline Helps Arteries.
    Elliott, Tabatha // Better Nutrition; Feb2011, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p10 

    The article presents the results of a study published in the "Journal of Cardiology" that found men who took a supplement of the amino acid L-citrulline showed improvements in their arterial health.

  • D-amino acid oxidase gene therapy sensitizes glioma cells to the antiglycolytic effect of 3-bromopyruvate.
    El Sayed, S M; Abou El-Magd, R M; Shishido, Y; Chung, S P; Sakai, T; Watanabe, H; Kagami, S; Fukui, K // Cancer Gene Therapy; Jan2012, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1 

    Glioma tumors are refractory to conventional treatment. Glioblastoma multiforme is the most aggressive type of primary brain tumors in humans. In this study, we introduce oxidative stress-energy depletion (OSED) therapy as a new suggested treatment for glioblastoma. OSED utilizes D-amino acid...

  • Antibacterial Screening of Some Synthesized Palmitoyl Amino Acids and Their Aromatic Analogues.
    Baba, Haruna; Usifoh, Cyril O.; Onanuga, Adebola // British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; 4/16/2014, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p513 

    Aims: The aims of the research were to synthesize, characterize some palmitoyl amino acids and their aromatic analogues and to screen the synthesized compounds for possible antibacterial activity Study Design: Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial screening of palmitoyl amino acids and...

  • ENHANCED Winter Wellness Against COLDS & FLU.
    DOWNEY, MICHAEL // Life Extension; Dec2013, p84 

    The article discusses evidence from a research study which shows that the amino acids L-cystine and L-theanine enhance the efficacy of flu vaccine. Topics discussed are the association between the co-administration L-systine and L-theanine and increased immune response or restoration of...

  • Double crosslinked chitosan and gelatin submicronic capsules entrapping aminoacid derivatives with potential antitumoral activity.
    Moise, Mihaela; Şunel, Valeriu; Holban, Mihaela; Popa, Marcel; Desbrieres, Jacques; Peptu, Cristian; Lionte, Cătălina // Journal of Materials Science; Dec2012, Vol. 47 Issue 23, p8223 

    The aim of the article was the synthesis of novel l-phenylalanine derivatives with biological activity and their immobilization into polymeric particles. Thus, new formyl, acetyl and p-methoxy derivatives of l-phenylalanine with antitumor activity were synthesized by reaction with p-nitrobenzoyl...

  • Measuring Interesting Amino Acid Patterns for Alzheimer's Disease Related Studies Targets on the Binding Site Using Association Rule Mining.
    Ponmary Pushpa Latha, D.; Joseph Pushpa Raj, D. // Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science; Jul2013, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p25 

    Data mining techniques are used in various areas like stock exchange, education, bioinformatics, health care etc. The main purpose of data mining techniques is used to extract the useful and interesting information. Association Rule Mining (ARM) associates the different attributes and gives the...

  • Broadening of Neutralization Activity to Directly Block a Dominant Antibody-Driven SARS-Coronavirus Evolution Pathway.
    Jianhua Sui; Aird, Daniel R.; Tamin, Azaibi; Murakami, Akikazu; Meiying Yan; Yammanuru, Anuradha; Huaiqi Jing; Biao Kan; Xin Liu; Quan Zhu; Qing-an Yuan; Adams, Gregory P.; Bellini, William J.; Jianguo Xu; Anderson, Larry J.; Marasco, Wayne A. // PLoS Pathogens; Nov2008, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p1 

    Phylogenetic analyses have provided strong evidence that amino acid changes in spike (S) protein of animal and human SARS coronaviruses (SARS-CoVs) during and between two zoonotic transfers (2002/03 and 2003/04) are the result of positive selection. While several studies support that some amino...

  • The non-proteinogenic amino acids l-methionine sulfoximine and dl-phosphinothricin activate mTOR.
    Tardito, Saverio; Chiu, Martina; Franchi-Gazzola, Renata; Dall'Asta, Valeria; Comi, Paola; Bussolati, Ovidio // Amino Acids; Jun2012, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p2507 

    l-Methionine sulfoximine (MSO) and dl-Phosphinothricin (PPT), two non-proteinogenic amino acids known as inhibitors of Glutamine Synthetase, cause a dose-dependent increase in the phosphorylation of the mTOR substrate S6 kinase 1. The effect is particularly evident in glutamine-depleted cells,...

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