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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747917/upregulation-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-mice-with-dss-induced-colitis-by-a-defined-bacterial-consortium-is-associated-with-expansion-of-il-17a-producing-gamma-delta-t-cells
#1
Ming Li, Bing Wang, Xiaotong Sun, Yan Tang, Xiaoqing Wei, Biying Ge, Yawei Tang, Ying Deng, Chunyang He, Jieli Yuan, Xia Li
Bacterial consortium transplantation (BCT) is a promising alternative to fecal microbiota transplantation in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here, we showed that a defined bacterial consortium derived from healthy mice was able to enhance the intestinal barrier function of mice with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. Interestingly, we found that the bacterial consortium significantly promoted the expansion of IL-17A-producing γδT (γδT17) cells in colonic lamina propria, which was closely associated with changing of intestinal microbial composition...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747693/expression-profile-of-intestinal-stem-cell-markers-in-colitis-associated-carcinogenesis
#2
Hye Sung Kim, Cheol Lee, Woo Ho Kim, Young Hee Maeng, Bo Gun Jang
The intestinal epithelium has two distinct two stem cell populations, namely, crypt base columnar (CBC) cells and +4 cells. Several specific markers have been identified for each stem cell population. In this study, we examined the expression profiles of these markers in colitis-associated carcinogenesis (CAC) to investigate whether they can be used as biomarkers for the early detection of dysplasia. The expression of intestinal stem cell (ISC) markers was measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction during CAC that was induced by azoxymethane and dextran sodium sulfate treatment...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747340/epithelial-tnf-receptor-signaling-promotes-mucosal-repair-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#3
Emily M Bradford, Stacy H Ryu, Ajay Pal Singh, Goo Lee, Tatiana Goretsky, Preetika Sinh, David B Williams, Amber L Cloud, Elias Gounaris, Vihang Patel, Olivia F Lamping, Evan B Lynch, Mary Pat Moyer, Isabelle G De Plaen, David J Shealy, Guang-Yu Yang, Terrence A Barrett
TNF plays an integral role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as evidenced by the dramatic therapeutic responses in Crohn's disease (CD) patients induced by chimeric anti-TNF mAbs. However, treatment of CD patients with etanercept, a decoy receptor that binds soluble TNF, fails to improve disease. To explore this discrepancy, we investigated the role of TNF signaling in Wnt/β-catenin-mediated intestinal stem cell and progenitor cell expansion in CD patients, human cells, and preclinical mouse models. We hypothesized that TNF exerts beneficial effects on intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) responses to injury...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745812/neuronal-control-of-experimental-colitis-occurs-via-sympathetic-intestinal-innervation
#4
R A Willemze, O Welting, H P van Hamersveld, S L Meijer, J H A Folgering, H Darwinkel, J Witherington, A Sridhar, M J Vervoordeldonk, J Seppen, W J de Jonge
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation is currently clinically evaluated as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. However, the mechanism by which this therapeutic intervention can have an immune-regulatory effect in colitis remains unclear. We determined the effect of intestine-specific vagotomy or intestine-specific sympathectomy of the superior mesenteric nerve (SMN) on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in mice. Furthermore, we tested the efficacy of therapeutic SMN stimulation to treat DSS-induced colitis in rats...
July 26, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745492/amphiphilic-polysaccharide-block-copolymers-for-ph-responsive-micellar-nanoparticles
#5
Benjamin B Breitenbach, Ira Schmid, Peter R Wich
A full polysaccharide amphiphilic block copolymer was prepared from end group-functionalized dextrans using copper mediated azide-alkyne click chemistry. Sufficient modification of the reducing end in both blocks was achieved by microwave-enhanced reductive amination in a borate-buffer/methanol solvent system. The combination of a hydrophilic dextran block with a hydrophobic acetalated dextran block results in an amphiphilic structure that turns water-soluble upon acid treatment. The material has a low CMC and self-assembles in water to spherical micellar nanoparticles...
July 26, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743594/rhamnolipids-as-epithelial-permeability-enhancers-for-macromolecular-therapeutics
#6
Diego Romano Perinelli, Driton Vllasaliu, Giulia Bonacucina, Benedetta Come, Stefania Pucciarelli, Massimo Ricciutelli, Marco Cespi, Rosangela Itri, Francesco Spinozzi, Giovanni Filippo Palmieri, Luca Casettari
The use of surfactants as drug permeability enhancers across epithelial barriers remains a challenge. Although many studies have been performed in this field using synthetic surfactants, the possibility of employing surfactants produced by bacteria (the so called biosurfactants") has not been completely explored. Among them, one of the most well characterized class of biosurfactants are rhamnolipids. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of rhamnolipids on the epithelial permeability of fluorescein isothiocyanate-labelled dextrans 4kDa and 10kDa (named FD4 and FD10, respectively) as model for macromolecular drugs, across Caco-2 and Calu-3 monolayers...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743575/efficacy-of-vinyl-imidazole-grafted-cationized-pullulan-and-dextran-as-gene-delivery-vectors-a-comparative-study
#7
Sherly M Caroline Diana, M R Rekha
The present study deals with efficacy evaluation of two cationised polysaccharides - Pullulan PEI and Dextran PEI as gene delivery vector after grafting with vinyl imidazole. Chemical modifications of these polysaccharides were confirmed by FTIR and NMR. Nanoplex formed from dextran PEI imidazole (DPI) were of smaller size and possess greater positive charge as compared to that of pullulan PEI imidazole (PPI). MTT assay carried out in C6 and HeLa cell lines revealed that both PPI and DPI are cytocompatible and the percentage cell viability is higher for former...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740990/anthocyanins-inhibit-tumor-necrosis-alpha-induced-loss-of-caco-2-cell-barrier-integrity
#8
Eleonora Cremonini, Angela Mastaloudis, Shelly N Hester, Sandra V Verstraeten, Maureen Anderson, Steven M Wood, Andrew L Waterhouse, Cesar G Fraga, Patricia I Oteiza
An increased permeability of the intestinal barrier is proposed as a major event in the pathophysiology of conditions characterized by chronic gut inflammation. This study investigated the capacity of pure anthocyanins (AC), and berry and rice extracts containing different types and amounts of AC, to inhibit tumor necrosis alpha (TNFα)-induced permeabilization of Caco-2 cell monolayers. Caco-2 cells differentiated into intestinal epithelial cell monolayers were incubated in the absence/presence of TNFα, with or without the addition of AC or AC-rich plant extracts (ACRE)...
July 25, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739199/results-of-the-first-american-prospective-study-of-intravenous-iron-in-oral-iron-intolerant-iron-deficient-gravidas
#9
Michael Auerbach, Stephanie E James, Melissa Nicoletti, Steven Lenowitz, Nicola London, Huzefa F Bahrain, Richard Derman, Samuel Smith
BACKGROUND: Anemia affects up to 42% of gravidas. Neonatal iron deficiency is associated with low birth weight, delayed growth and development, and increased cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. While oral iron is convenient, up to 70% report significant gastrointestinal toxicity. Intravenous iron formulations allowing replacement in one visit with favorable side-effect profiles decrease rates of anemia with improved hemoglobin responses and maternal fetal outcomes. METHODS: 74 oral iron intolerant, 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimester iron deficient gravidas were questioned for oral iron intolerance and treated with intravenous iron...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738893/anaphylaxis-with-delayed-appearance-of-skin-manifestations-during-general-anesthesia-two-case-reports
#10
Hiroshi Hanamoto, Fumi Kozu, Aiko Oyamaguchi, Mika Inoue, Chizuko Yokoe, Hitoshi Niwa
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is difficult to diagnose in the absence of skin or mucosal signs and symptoms. We report two cases of anaphylaxis under general anesthesia, in which the initial presentation was in the form of respiratory signs, followed by skin manifestations 10-15 min later. Diagnosis of anaphylaxis was delayed because skin symptoms were absent early on in the presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: In the first case, a 23-year-old male patient with jaw deformity was scheduled to undergo maxillary alveolar osteotomy...
July 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736035/propane-2-sulfonic-acid-octadec-9-enyl-amide-a-novel-ppar%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-agonist-protects-against-ischemia-induced-brain-damage-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
#11
Ying Li, Lanxi Xu, Kaiyue Zeng, Zhentian Xu, Daqin Suo, Lu Peng, Tong Ren, Zhiheng Sun, Wushuang Yang, Xin Jin, Lichao Yang
Propane-2-sulfonic acid octadec-9-enyl-amide (N15), an analogue of oleoylethanolamide (OEA), is a novel PPARα/γ dual agonist. Our previous studies verified the positive effects of OEA on the acute and delayed stages of cerebral ischemia. However, it is not clear whether N15 is effective against ischemic cerebral injury. In the present study, male Kunming mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). To evaluate its preventive effects, N15 (50, 100 or 200 mg/kg, ip) was administered for 3 days before ischemia...
July 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735027/translation-of-an-injectable-triple-interpenetrating-network-hydrogel-for-intervertebral-disc-regeneration-in-a-goat-model
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Sarah E Gullbrand, Thomas P Schaer, Prateek Agarwal, Justin R Bendigo, George R Dodge, Weiliam Chen, Dawn M Elliott, Robert L Mauck, Neil R Malhotra, Lachlan J Smith
Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is a progressive cascade of cellular, compositional and structural changes that is frequently associated with low back pain. As the first signs of disc degeneration typically arise in the disc's central nucleus pulposus (NP), augmentation of the NP via hydrogel injection represents a promising strategy to treat early to mid-stage degeneration. The purpose of this study was to establish the translational feasibility of a triple interpenetrating network hydrogel composed of dextran, chitosan, and teleostean (DCT) for augmentation of the degenerative NP in a preclinical goat model...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735026/regulated-viral-bdnf-delivery-in-combination-with-schwann-cells-promotes-axonal-regeneration-through-capillary-alginate-hydrogels-after-spinal-cord-injury
#13
Shengwen Liu, Beatrice Sandner, Thomas Schackel, LaShae Nicholson, Abdelwahed Chtarto, Liliane Tenenbaum, Radhika Puttagunta, Rainer Müller, Norbert Weidner, Armin Blesch
Grafting of cell-seeded alginate capillary hydrogels into a spinal cord lesion site provides an axonal bridge while physically directing regenerating axonal growth in a linear pattern. However, without an additional growth stimulus, bridging axons fail to extend into the distal host spinal cord. Here we examined whether a combinatory strategy would support regeneration of descending axons across a cervical (C5) lateral hemisection lesion in the rat spinal cord. Following spinal cord transections, Schwann cell (SC)-seeded alginate hydrogels were grafted to the lesion site and AAV5 expressing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) under control of a tetracycline-regulated promoter was injected caudally...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734351/capillary-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry-as-a-highly-selective-tool-for-the-compositional-and-site-specific-assessment-of-multiple-peptide-deamidation
#14
Elena Dominguez-Vega, Thomas De Vijlder, Edwin P Romijn, Govert W Somsen
Site-specific mapping of multiple deamidations in peptides is a challenging analytical task. In this work, capillary electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry (CE-MS/MS) is presented as a high-resolution tool for the detailed characterization of these subtle modifications in peptides. The 4.5-kDa peptide drug TRI-1144, which contains five closely-positioned potential deamidation sites, was selected as model compound. TRI-1144 was exposed to acidic conditions and/or elevated temperatures for 1-14 h. Stressed samples were analyzed using a background electrolyte (BGE) of 150 mM ammonium formate (pH 6...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733636/pi3k-p85%C3%AE-subunit-deficient-macrophages-protect-mice-from-acute-colitis-due-to-the-enhancement-of-il-10-production
#15
Shusaku Hayashi, Takayuki Hamada, Donald G A Zinsou, Momoe Oshiro, Kana Itoi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Makoto Kadowaki
We investigated the role of the PI3K p85α subunit in the development of acute colitis with a focus on intestinal macrophages. Experimental acute colitis was induced using 3% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in drinking water for 7 days. The severity of DSS-induced acute colitis was significantly attenuated in p85α hetero-deficient (p85α+/-) mice compared with WT mice. The expression of proinflammatory mediators in intestinal macrophages isolated from the inflamed colonic mucosa was significantly suppressed in p85α+/- colitis mice compared with WT colitis mice...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733632/3d-anatomical-and-perfusion-mri-for-longitudinal-evaluation-of-biomaterials-for-bone-regeneration-of-femoral-bone-defect-in-rats
#16
Emeline J Ribot, Clement Tournier, Rachida Aid-Launais, Neha Koonjoo, Hugo Oliveira, Aurelien J Trotier, Sylvie Rey, Didier Wecker, Didier Letourneur, Joelle Amedee Vilamitjana, Sylvain Miraux
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) appears as a good surrogate to Computed Tomography (CT) scan as it does not involve radiation. In this context, a 3D anatomical and perfusion MR imaging protocol was developed to follow the evolution of bone regeneration and the neo-vascularization in femoral bone defects in rats. For this, three different biomaterials based on Pullulan-Dextran and containing either Fucoidan or HydroxyApatite or both were implanted. In vivo MRI, ex vivo micro-CT and histology were performed 1, 3 and 5 weeks after implantation...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732901/multiple-polysaccharide-drug-complex-loaded-liposomes-a-unique-strategy-in-drug-loading-and-cancer-targeting
#17
Hima Bindu Ruttala, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Biki Gupta, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
In the present study, a unique strategy was developed to develop nanocarriers containing multiple therapeutics with controlled release characteristics. In this study, we demonstrated the synthesis of dextran sulfate-doxorubicin (DS-DOX) and alginate-cisplatin (AL-CIS) polymer-drug complexes to produce a transferrin ligand-conjugated liposome. The targeted nanoparticles (TL-DDAC) were nano-sized and spherical. The targeted liposome exhibited a specific receptor-mediated endocytic uptake in cancer cells. The enhanced cellular uptake of TL-DDAC resulted in a significantly better anticancer effect in resistant and sensitive breast cancer cells compared to that of the free drugs...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732892/biodegradable-blend-membranes-of-poly-butylene-succinate-cellulose-acetate-dextran-preparation-characterization-and-performance
#18
Ali Hoseinzadeh Bahremand, Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi, Ali Ahmadpour, Mostafa Taherian
The aim of this study is to prepare biodegradable blend membranes of poly (butylene succinate) (PBS)/cellulose acetate (CA)/dextran (DEX). The effect of DEX concentration as an additive on morphology, porosity, hydrophilicity, mechanical strength, biodegradability, antifouling properties, and performance of dairy wastewater treatment of the membranes was investigated. Results demonstrated that larger pores were formed in the membrane structure and the porosity of the membranes was remarkably increased by adding DEX concentration...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732069/saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-supplementation-reduces-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-an-animal-model-of-ibs
#19
Paola Brun, Melania Scarpa, Chiara Marchiori, Gloria Sarasin, Valentina Caputi, Andrea Porzionato, Maria Cecilia Giron, Giorgio Palù, Ignazio Castagliuolo
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 on intestinal neuromuscular anomalies in an IBS-type mouse model of gastrointestinal motor dysfunctions elicited by Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) exposure. METHODS: Mice were inoculated intranasally with HSV-1 (102 PFU) or vehicle at time 0 and 4 weeks later by the intragastric (IG) route (108 PFU). Six weeks after IG inoculum, mice were randomly allocated to receive oral gavage with either S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730206/evaluation-of-dextran-ethylene-glycol-hydrogel-films-for-giant-unilamellar-lipid-vesicle-production-and-their-application-for-the-encapsulation-of-polymersomes
#20
Nestor Lopez Mora, Yue Gao, M Gertrude Gutierrez, Justin Peruzzi, Ivan Bakker, Ruud J R W Peters, Bianka Siewert, Sylvestre Bonnet, Roxanne E Kieltyka, Jan C M van Hest, Noah Malmstadt, Alexander Kros
Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) prepared from phospholipids are becoming popular membrane model systems for use in biophysical studies. The quality, size and yield of GUVs depend on the preparation method used to obtain them. In this study, hydrogels consisting of dextran polymers crosslinked by poly(ethylene glycol) (DexPEG) were used as hydrophilic frameworks for the preparation of vesicle suspensions under physiological ionic strength conditions. A comparative study was conducted using hydrogels with varied physicochemical properties to evaluate their performance for GUV production...
July 21, 2017: Soft Matter
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