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...

  • 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 

    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 questionnaires were sent out of...

    Bachmann, Claude // 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.

    Bachmann, Claude // 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.

  • 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. // 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.

  • Icatibant.
    Wolf, P. // 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.

  • 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.

  • Aminocaproic acid/romiplostim.
    Rautaoja, Marjo; Fowler, Amy; Eisele, Cricket; Loy, Missy; Witte, Eric // 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.

  • Alternative News.
    Rautaoja, Marjo; Fowler, Amy; Eisele, Cricket; Loy, Missy; Witte, Eric // 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.

  • 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.

  • Amino acid doesn't work for Gehrig's disease.
    Kellogg-Spadt, Susan // 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...

  • 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.

  • Changes in plasma amino acid concentrations with increasing age in patients with propionic acidemia.
    Scholl-B�rgi, Sabine; Sass, J�rn 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HIV patients respond positively to amino acid supplements.
    Jeffes, E.I. // 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...

  • Genome Medicine: BUSM researchers find potential key to halt progression, reverse damage from emphysema.
    Jeffes, E.I. // 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.

    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...

  • 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.

  • Neurogenetics and Clinical Evidence for the Putative Activation of the Brain Reward Circuitry by a Neuroadaptagen: Proposing an Addiction Candidate Gene Panel Map.
    Chen, Thomas J. H.; Blum, Kenneth; Chen, Amanda L. C.; Bowirrat, Abdalla; Downs, William B.; Madigan, Margret A.; Waite, Roger L.; Bailey, John A.; Kerner, Mallory; Yeldandi, Swetha; Majmundar, Neil; Giordano, John; Morse, Siohban; Miller, David; Fornari, Frank; Braverman, Eric R. // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p108 

    This document presents evidence supporting the role of the K8220/KB220Z neuroadaptagens consisting of amino-acid neurotransmitter precursors and enkephalinase-catecholamine-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibition therapy called Neuroadaptagen Amino Acid Therapy (NAAT) in brain reward function. It is...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Intramolecular Cyclisation of �-Aryl-�-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.

  • Acetyl-L-carnitine.
    McMillan, Wendy // Natural Solutions; Mar2009, Issue 115, p78 

    The article offers information on the benefits of acetyl-L-carnitine. It relates that acetyl-L-carnitine, an amino acid, has its antioxidant properties that repair damaged neurons leading to an increase in memory and the capacity to learn. Furthermore, it notes that this amino acid helps the...

  • Self-treatment of acetaminophen overdose with dietary-supplement acetylcysteine.
    Burda, Anthony T.; Ipema, Heather J.; Wahl, Michael S. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 5/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p786 

    The article recommends against self-management of acetaminophen overdose with dietary-supplement acetylcysteine, and mentions the lack of reports on such treatment. It highlights the case of a man with a history of alcohol abuse, who took acetylcysteine supplement over 3-4 days in order to...

  • Fumonisin: A template for methodology development and drug discovery.
    Burda, Anthony T.; Ipema, Heather J.; Wahl, Michael S. // 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 Intervention of Intravenous KB220IV- Neuroadaptagen Amino-Acid Therapy (NAAT)� 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...

  • Beat Herpes II with Lysine.
    Birkner, Katherine M. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2010, p1 

    The article focuses on the importance of lysine, an amino acid needed for human nutrition, for treating herpes II which is a viral disease causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane. It notes that lysine is needed by the body for growth, tissue repair, and production of antibodies. It...

  • Insomnia: a Major Problem.
    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2010, p1 

    The article focuses on the causes, signs or symptoms, and treatment of insomnia. Primary factors for insomnia or sleep deprivation include stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. Stress lowers the levels of neurotransmitters and serotonin in the brain causing an imbalance of the sleep pattern...

  • BCAA, Branch Chain Amino Acids.
    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2010, p1 

    The article focuses on the health benefits of branched chain amino acids (BCCAs) which include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCCAs are amino acids which function as a source of energy in the muscles. They are used in recovery from trauma, surgery, sepsis, and other medical conditions....

  • 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan) for Serotonin.
    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2010, p1 

    The article focuses on the health benefits of 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxyl-1-tryptophan, a Griffonia plant seed extract. The 5-HTP is an amino acid which is converted into serotonin in the brain in a natural process. Studies showed that serotonin level of the brain were elevated by the 5-HPT. They also...

  • Stability of extemporaneously prepared acetylcysteine 1% and 10% solutions for treatment of meconium ileus.
    Fohl, Alexander L.; Johnson, Cary E.; Cober, M. Petrea // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 1/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p69 

    Purpose. The stability of extemporaneously prepared acetylcysteine 1% and 10% solutions for treatment of meconium ileus was evaluated. Methods. Acetylcysteine 1% (10-mg/ mL) and 10% (100-mg/mL) solutions were prepared by mixing 3 and 10 mL, respectively, of commercially available 20%...

  • 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...

  • L-Methionine, Clostridium Difficile, Hepatitis C, Chronic Superficial Thrombophlebitis: What's the Connection?
    Zamm, A. V.; Bhitiyakul, S. // Townsend Letter; Jun2013, Issue 359, p61 

    The article reports on the addition of the amino acid L-methionine to treatment regimens for diseases such as hepatitis C and chronic superficial thrombophlebitis (CST). A patient with hepatitis C and CST in her right leg experienced reduced pain and tenderness within 10 days after L-methionine...

  • 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,...

  • Photorelease of amino acids from novel thioxobenzo[ f]benzopyran ester conjugates.
    Piloto, Ana; Soares, Ana; Costa, Susana; Gonçalves, M. // Amino Acids; Jun2012, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p2275 

    Aiming at the enhancement of the performance of (9-methoxy-3-oxo-3 H-benzo[ f]benzopyran-1-yl) methyl ester as photocleavable protecting group for the carboxylic acid function at long-wavelengths, 9-methoxy-3-thioxo-3 H-benzo[ f]benzopyran- l-valine and l-phenylalanine model conjugates were...

    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2008, p1 

    The article suggests the efficacy of amino acids in treating pain, stress and anxiety. Amino acid therapy is preserving the optimal health as well as prevent and treat disease through the use of nutrients that belong in the brain. The brain needs more amino acids when the person is experiencing...

  • DLPA for Chronic Pain & Depression.
    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2008, p1 

    The article suggests the efficacy of amino acids DL Phenylalanine (DLPA) in treating chronic pain, inflammation and depression. DLPA protects endorphins, a substance produced by the brain to relieve pain and depression. Results of various studies show that DLPA is more effective when combined...

  • Arginine and Sexual Dysfunction.
    Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2008, p1 

    The article investigates on the efficacy of arginine in treating sexual dysfunction. Arginine is an amino acid responsible for various biochemical reactions in the brain and body including the building of muscles, enhancing fat metabolism, assisting the release of growth hormone from the...

  • A rapid and robust assay for the determination of the amino acid hypusine as a possible biomarker for a high-throughput screening of antimalarials and for the diagnosis and therapy of different diseases.
    Kaiser, Annette; Khomutov, Alex; Simonian, Alina; Agostinelli, Enzo // Amino Acids; May2012, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p1651 

    Eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF5A) has recently been identified as a biomarker of prognostic significance and therapeutic potential for the treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma. This prompted us to establish a rapid and robust assay to determine deoxyhypusine and hypusine formed with the...

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatment.
    Klotter, Jule // Townsend Letter; Jul2013, Issue 360, p25 

    The article discusses an effective treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis which causes patients to not respond to acid suppression treatment. It mentions that the most effective approach to help patients experience remission is to prevent foods that cause the condition. According to the author,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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