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July 26, 2016

Vitamin K2 Ameliorates Damage of Blood Vessels by Glucocorticoid: a Potential Mechanism for Its Protective Effects in Glucocorticoid-induced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in a Rat Model (Zhang Y et al.)

Glucocorticoid has been reported to decrease blood vessel number and harm the blood supply in the femoral…

July 26, 2016

Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review (Ravnskov U et al.)

A new review paper published in the British Medical Journal Open examines whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C),…

July 26, 2016

Medicines and Vegetable Oils as Hidden Causes of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes (Okuyama H et al.)

A new review paper published in leading journal, Pharmacology, examines the positive associations observed between cardiovascular disease…

June 16, 2016

Functional deficiency of vitamin K in hemodialysis patients in Upper Silesia in Poland (Wyskida K et al.)

Functional vitamin K deficiency (both K1 and K2) is postulated to be one of the most relevant…

June 16, 2016

Inhibition of TNF-a, IL-1a, and IL-1b by Pretreatment of Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages with Menaquinone-7 and Cell Activation with TLR Agonists In Vitro (Pan MH et al.)

Circulatory markers of low-grade inflammation such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α), and interleukin-1 beta…

May 11, 2016

In vitro vitamin K(2) and 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) combination enhances osteoblasts anabolism of diabetic mice. (Poon CC et al)

Recently published paper in Eur J Pharmacology showed that the combination of vitamins K2 and D3 could…

May 11, 2016

Plasma Desphospho-Uncarboxylated Matrix Gla Protein as a Marker of Kidney Damage and Cardiovascular Risk in Advanced Stage of Chronic Kidney Disease

Previous studies showed that lower vitamin K intake in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated…

May 11, 2016

Vitamin K dependent protection of renal function in multi-ethnic population studies (Wei et al.)

The vitamin  K-dependent matrix Gla- protein (MGP) plays an important  role in in modulating vascular calcium metabolism.…

March 25, 2016

Biological Systems of Vitamin K: A Plasma Nutriproteomics Study of Subclinical Vitamin K Deficiency in 500 Nepalese Children (Lee SE et al)

Vitamin K (VK) is a fat-soluble vitamin whose deficiency disrupts coagulation and may disturb bone and cardiovascular…

March 25, 2016

Calcimimetic and vitamin D analog use in hemodialyzed patients is associated with increased levels of vitamin K dependent proteins (Fusaro M et al)

Matrix Gla protein (MGP) and bone Gla protein (BGP) are two vitamin K-dependent proteins (VKDPs) involved in…

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