Special Issue "B-Vitamins and One-Carbon Metabolism"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: B-vitamin requirements and recommendations for intake in humans; B-vitamins in health and disease; B-vitamins and epigenetics; food folate bioavailability; food folate analysis; food fortification; functional foods
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Folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and riboflavin have a key role as coenzymes in one-carbon metabolism which in turn is essential for a broad range of fundamental physiological processes including RNA and DNA synthesis, cell division, tissue growth and methylation. Deficiencies or imbalance of B-vitamins, as well as genetic polymorphisms and environmental factors, are shown to disturb the normal function of one-carbon metabolism with adverse effects on human health. Although a vast volume of research has already been conducted in this area, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge that require further investigations. This Special Issue of Nutrients invites submission of manuscripts, original research or reviews of the scientific literature, focused on novel findings in relation to B-vitamins and one-carbon metabolism in terms of: metabolic roles and molecular mechanisms; gene-nutrient interactions; fetal growth and programing; risk of disease (birth defects and pregnancy related conditions, cancer, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, neuropsychiatric disease, osteoporosis); health effects of B-vitamin supplementation and food fortification.
Dr. Kristina Pentieva
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- One-carbon metabolism
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
- DNA methylation
- Neural tube defects
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neuropsychiatric diseases
- Folic acid and B-vitamin food fortification