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SLC35F3 rs12049593 Thiamine transport

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by Nine lives, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Nine lives

    Nine lives

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    So, in past year I noticed that I respond positively to benfothiamine, sulbutiamine. A subset of people here seem to get improvements from these thiamine based supplements. When I increase carbs to 100 grams a day I need more pills (4 a day). Back to low carb, I am back to 1 tablet a day.

    I am T/T for rs12049593 (0.0088 op European population).

    This snp has been discussed in regard neanderthal dna. Specifically, in this paper:
    The phenotypic legacy of admixture between modern humans and ...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26912863

    This snp affects thiamine transport in the brain and gut and at its worst is implicated in protein calorie malnutrition.

    For those helped by thiamine and have 23andme, might be worth checking this out.
     
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    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    Susan Costen Owens, an oxalates, sulphur researcher, thinks thiamine tranposters are a factor for her family & their health issues
    she is knowledgeable on this subject
    she posts on Trying Low Oxalates on FAcebook group
    she mentioned SLC44A5 to me
     
  3. Nine lives

    Nine lives

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    Thanks! Already a member there but I have not checked in recently since my oxalates are low. But, yes, she has some good stuff on thiamine so I appreciate the reminder!
     
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    sb4 Senior Member

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    Interesting. I am C/C for that one. I have noticed that the heavy heart pounding that I get from increased carbs is diminished somewhat with allithiamine however this then creates other problems such as insomnia.
     
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    nanonug Senior Member

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    Thanks for the pointer on allithiamine. I'm also C/C and also get the heart pounding problem. I'm going to give allithiamine a try and see what happens.
     
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