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Ampelopsin protects endothelial cells from hyperglycemia-induced oxidative damage by inducing autophagy via the AMPK signaling pathway
Endogenously elevated n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids alleviate acute ethanol-induced liver steatosis
Piperine alleviates osteoclast formation through the p38/c-Fos/NFATc1 signaling axis
Less increase of copeptin and MR-proADM due to intervention with selenium and coenzyme Q10 combined: Results from a 4-year prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial among elderly Swedish citizens
Curcumin inhibits B[a]PDE-induced procarcinogenic signals in lung cancer cells, and curbs B[a]P-induced mutagenesis and lung carcinogenesis
Metabolic responses to dietary leucine restriction involve remodeling of adipose tissue and enhanced hepatic insulin signaling
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2015 BioFactors Young Investigator Award
On behalf of the IUBMB, BioFactors and Wiley, it is with great pleasure and honor that we announce Shilpa Thakur as the recipient of the 2015 BioFactors - Wiley Young Investigator Award for her article, Regulation at multiple levels controls the expression of folate transporters in liver cells in conditions of ethanol exposure and folate deficiency.
Shilpa Thakur is a Ph.D student in the Department of Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, in Chandigarh, India. She completed her Bachelor’s and Masters' degree in Biotechnology and thereafter joined the Ph.D program under the guidance of Dr. Jyotdeep Kaur, Additional Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. As a part of her thesis work, Dr. Thakur has examined various regulatory mechanisms underlying the effects of folate deficiency and ethanol exposure on folate transport, and has gained expertise in the field of molecular biology and epigenetics during her Ph.D tenure. Presently, Dr. Thakur’s laboratory is focusing on folate deficiency and epigenetic regulation of some imprinting genes.
Shilpa Thakur will be honored with the 2015 BioFactors - Wiley Young Investigator Award at the 23rd International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Congress and 44th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil from August 24th to 28th, 2015, and her award-winning article will be FREELY available online through the conference.
Please join us in congratulating Shipla Thakur as the recipient of the annual BioFactors– Wiley Young Investigator Award!
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Novel insights on interactions between folate and lipid metabolism
Robin P. da Silva, Karen B. Kelly, Ala Al Rajabi, René L. Jacobs
Volume 40, Issue 3, May/June 2014
Folate is an essential B vitamin required for the maintenance of AdoMet-dependent methylation. The liver is responsible for many methylation reactions that are used for post-translational modifications of proteins, methylation of DNA, and the synthesis of hormones, creatine, carnitine, and phosphatidylcholine. Conditions where methylation capacity is compromised, including folate deficiency, are associated with impaired phospatidylcholine synthesis resulting in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis. Read the full article FREE!
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