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BACKGROUND Because reference values for vitamin B(12) concentrations and vitamin B(12)-binding capacities for pregnant women have not been established, the reference values for nonpregnant women are often applied to assess vitamin B(12) status. The aim of the present study was to describe ranges of biochemical indices of vitamin B(12) status, including red(More)
prk encodes a protein serine/threonine kinase involved in regulating M phase functions during the cell cycle. We have expressed His6-Prk and His6-Cdc25C proteins using the baculoviral vector expression system. Purified recombinant His6-Prk, but not a kinase-defective mutant His6-PrkK52R, is capable of strongly phosphorylating His6-Cdc25C in vitro.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the strictness of long-term raw food diets and body weight loss, underweight and amenorrhea. METHODS In a cross-sectional study 216 men and 297 women consuming long-term raw food diets (3.7 years; SE 0.25) of different intensities completed a specially developed questionnaire. Participants were divided into 5(More)
The tumor suppressor protein APC (Adenomatous Polyposis Coli) is localized in the cytosol and in the nucleus. In this study, we demonstrate that the nuclear APC protein level is high in cells in the basal crypt region of the normal colorectal epithelium. Strikingly, the APC protein staining resembles the staining pattern of a nuclear proliferation marker.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study in humans the relationship between a diet consistent with most of the current recommendations for the prevention of nutrition-related diseases (Wholesome Nutrition) and the blood lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL-, HDL-cholesterol, LDL/HDL-ratio, triglycerides). DESIGN Cross-sectional study with two diet groups. SETTING Former(More)
As a signaling protein in the Wnt pathway beta-catenin plays a crucial role in the regulation of cellular proliferation. Recently, oncogenic beta-catenin mutations were described in human colorectal cancer and melanoma cell lines. Since activating mutations in the beta-catenin gene have similar effects on the biochemical level as inactivating mutations in(More)
A well-planned vegetarian diet has been stated to be adequate during pregnancy. The aim of the present study was to compare serum vitamin B-12 and homocysteine concentrations in pregnant women (n = 109) consuming vegetarian and Western diets and to evaluate the adequacy of current dietary reference intakes of vitamin B-12 for these women. Pregnant women(More)
Normal cells differ from malignant tumor cells in the transcription levels of many different genes. Two colorectal tumor cell lines were compared with a normal colorectal cell line by differential display reverse transcription PCR to screen for tumor cell specific differentially transcribed genes. By this strategy the upregulation of a novel gene was(More)
Cdc25A is a tyrosine phosphatase that is involved in the regulation of the G1/S phase transition by activating cyclin E/Cdk2 and cyclin A/Cdk2 complexes through removal of inhibitory phosphorylations. The E6 and E7 oncoproteins of the high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) interact with and functionally abrogate the p53 and pRB proteins, respectively. In(More)
The effect of increasing dietary folate on folate status during pregnancy is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare folate intake and folate status during pregnancy of women with high long-term vegetable intake and those eating an average Western diet. In a prospective study that included 109 participants, pregnant women adhering to a(More)