FA and epigenetic changes during the prostate cancer

FA and epigenetic changes during the prostate cancer Figure 2 illustrates the "untrapping" of L-methyl-THF by vitamin Bseveral. This untrapping regenerates active reduced folate as tetrahydrofolate (THF). DNA-T formation is dependent on 5,10-methylene-THF, which passes its CH3 group to deoxyuridine monophosphate, thus forming thymidine monophosphate (TMP). TMP is subsequently phosphorylated, forming thymidine triphosphate, which is incorporated into DNA as DNA-T. In the absence of adequately reduced folates, uracil rather than thymine is incorporated into DNA, thus affecting DNA and its synthesis. Incorporated uracil leads to gene point mutations and may initiate malignant transformation. FA interference of dihydrofolate reductase (DFR) and polymorphisms of methyltetrahydrofolate reductase L-methyl-THF (MTHFR), that is, MTHFR six67TT, inhibits generation of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (5-methyl-THF). Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) exerts its influence in part through serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT), the activity of which directs 5,10-methylene-THF in the direction of the de novo synthesis of DNA-T, thus minimizing the misincorporation of uracil into DNA. FA is not naturally found in nature. In 1998, the...
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