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HDL particle subpopulations: Focus on biological function
Punica granatum and its therapeutic implications on breast carcinogenesis: A review
Caffeic acid, a phyto polyphenol mitigates fluoride induced hepatotoxicity in rats: A possible mechanism
U937 cell apoptosis induced by arsenite is prevented by low concentrations of mitochondrial ascorbic acid with hardly any effect mediated by the cytosolic fraction of the vitamin
Transforming growth factor type-β inhibits Mas receptor expression in fibroblasts but not in myoblasts or differentiated myotubes; Relevance to fibrosis associated to muscular dystrophies
Evaluating the role of hnRNP-C and FMRP in the cAMP-induced APP metabolism
Branched-chain amino acids supplementation protects streptozotocin-induced insulin secretion and the correlated mechanism
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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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