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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727115/the-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-as-a-key-regulator-of-neural-function-and-the-stress-response-implications-for-human-and-animal-health
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N C Wiley, T G Dinan, R P Ross, C Stanton, G Clarke, J F Cryan
The brain-gut-microbiota axis comprises an extensive communication network between the brain, the gut, and the microbiota residing there. Development of a diverse gut microbiota is vital for multiple features of behavior and physiology, as well as many fundamental aspects of brain structure and function. Appropriate early-life assembly of the gut microbiota is also believed to play a role in subsequent emotional and cognitive development. If the composition, diversity, or assembly of the gut microbiota is impaired, this impairment can have a negative impact on host health and lead to disorders such as obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and even potentially neuropsychiatric illnesses, including anxiety and depression...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727105/analysis-of-the-gut-bacterial-communities-in-beef-cattle-and-their-association-with-feed-intake-growth-and-efficiency
#2
P R Myer, H C Freetly, J E Wells, T P L Smith, L A Kuehn
The impetus behind the global food security challenge is direct, with the necessity to feed almost 10 billion people by 2050. Developing a food-secure world, where people have access to a safe and sustainable food supply, is the principal goal of this challenge. To achieve this end, beef production enterprises must develop methods to produce more pounds of animal protein with less. Selection for feed-efficient beef cattle using genetic improvement technologies has helped to understand and improve the stayability and longevity of such traits within the herd...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721546/health-benefits-observed-after-probiotic-lactobacillus-fermentum-ccm-7421-application-in-dogs
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REVIEW
Viola Strompfová, Ivana Kubašová, Andrea Lauková
The importance of the intestinal microbiota has attracted much interest in recent years particularly with respect to ways in which the microbiota can be manipulated in order to improve health. Improving gut health through the use of probiotic microorganisms has become an area of research activity in both human and animal nutrition. However, the amount of research using companion animals is insufficient. The present review evaluates and compares the effects achieved after application of canine-derived probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum CCM 7421 to healthy dogs as well as to dogs suffering from gastrointestinal disorders...
July 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720731/an-in-vitro-chicken-gut-model-demonstrates-transfer-of-a-multidrug-resistance-plasmid-from-salmonella-to-commensal-escherichia-coli
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Roderick M Card, Shaun A Cawthraw, Javier Nunez-Garcia, Richard J Ellis, Gemma Kay, Mark J Pallen, Martin J Woodward, Muna F Anjum
The chicken gastrointestinal tract is richly populated by commensal bacteria that fulfill various beneficial roles for the host, including helping to resist colonization by pathogens. It can also facilitate the conjugative transfer of multidrug resistance (MDR) plasmids between commensal and pathogenic bacteria which is a significant public and animal health concern as it may affect our ability to treat bacterial infections. We used an in vitro chemostat system to approximate the chicken cecal microbiota, simulate colonization by an MDR Salmonella pathogen, and examine the dynamics of transfer of its MDR plasmid harboring several genes, including the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase blaCTX-M1 We also evaluated the impact of cefotaxime administration on plasmid transfer and microbial diversity...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696041/the-contribution-of-microbial-biotechnology-to-sustainable-development-goals-microbiome-therapies
#5
Paul W O'Toole, Max Paoli
Complex communities of microbes live on and in plants, humans and other animals. These communities are collectively referred to as the microbiota or microbiome. Plants and animals evolved to co-exist with these microbes. In mammals, particular kinds of alteration of the microbiome (dysbiosis) are associated with loss of health, most likely due to loss of microbial metabolites, signalling molecules, or regulators of host pathways. Modern life-style diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome have been linked to dysbiosis...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684750/molecular-ecological-network-analysis-reveals-the-effects-of-probiotics-and-florfenicol-on-intestinal-microbiota-homeostasis-an-example-of-sea-cucumber
#6
Gang Yang, Mo Peng, Xiangli Tian, Shuanglin Dong
Animal gut harbors diverse microbes that play crucial roles in the nutrition uptake, metabolism, and the regulation of host immune responses. The intestinal microbiota homeostasis is critical for health but poorly understood. Probiotics Paracoccus marcusii DB11 and Bacillus cereus G19, and antibiotics florfenicol did not significantly impact species richness and the diversity of intestinal microbiota of sea cucumber, in comparison with those in the control group by high-throughput sequencing. Molecular ecological network analysis indicated that P...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678344/prebiotic-potential-and-chemical-composition-of-seven-culinary-spice-extracts
#7
Qing-Yi Lu, Paula H Summanen, Ru-Po Lee, Jianjun Huang, Susanne M Henning, David Heber, Sydney M Finegold, Zhaoping Li
The objective of this study was to investigate prebiotic potential, chemical composition, and antioxidant capacity of spice extracts. Seven culinary spices including black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, Mediterranean oregano, rosemary, and turmeric were extracted with boiling water. Major chemical constituents were characterized by RP-HPLC-DAD method and antioxidant capacity was determined by measuring colorimetrically the extent to scavenge ABTS radical cations. Effects of spice extracts on the viability of 88 anaerobic and facultative isolates from intestinal microbiota were determined by using Brucella agar plates containing serial dilutions of extracts...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669638/host-genetics-and-gut-microbiome-challenges-and-perspectives
#8
REVIEW
Alexander Kurilshikov, Cisca Wijmenga, Jingyuan Fu, Alexandra Zhernakova
The mammalian gut is colonized by trillions of microorganisms collectively called the microbiome. It is increasingly clear that this microbiome has a critical role of in many aspects of health including metabolism and immunity. While environmental factors such as diet and medications have been shown to influence the microbiome composition, the role of host genetics has only recently emerged in human studies and animal models. In this review, we summarize the current state of microbiome research with an emphasis on the effect of host genetics on the gut microbiome composition...
June 29, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667114/initial-gut-microbial-composition-as-a-key-factor-driving-host-response-to-antibiotic-treatment-as-exemplified-by-the-presence-or-absence-of-commensal-escherichia-coli
#9
Tingting Ju, Yasmeen Shoblak, Yanhua Gao, Kaiyuan Yang, Janelle Fouhse, B Brett Finlay, Yee Wing So, Paul Stothard, Benjamin P Willing
Antibiotics are important for treating bacterial infection, however, efficacy and side effects of antibiotics vary in medicine and experimental models. A few studies correlated microbiota composition variations with health outcomes in response to antibiotics, however, no study has demonstrated causality. We had noted variation in colonic expression of c-type lectins, regenerating islet-derived protein 3 (Reg3β) and Reg3γ, after metronidazole treatment in a mouse model. To investigate causality of specific variations in pre-existing microbiome on host response to antibiotics, mice harbouring a normal microbiota were allocated to 4 treatments in a 2x2 factorial arrangement with or without commensal Escherichia coli; and with or without metronidazole in drinking water...
June 30, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666375/role-of-peptide-yy3-36-and-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-in-anorexia-induction-by-trichothecences-t-2-toxin-ht-2-toxin-diacetoxyscirpenol-and-neosolaniol
#10
Jie Zhang, Hui Jia, Qingqing Wang, Yajie Zhang, Wenda Wu, Haibin Zhang
Trichothecences, secondary metabolites produced by Fusarium, are serious health risks to humans and animals worldwide. Although type A trichothecence-induced food refusal has been observed, the mechanism underlying the anorexia caused by these compounds is not fully understood. In this study, we hypothesized that anorexia induced by type A trichothecenes, including T-2 toxin (T-2), HT-2 toxin (HT-2), diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS) and neosolaniol (NEO), in mice corresponds to the changes in the gut satiety hormones peptide YY3-36 (PYY3-36) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) in plasma...
June 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662573/early-life-diet-affects-host-microbiota-and-later-life-defenses-against-parasites-in-frogs
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Sarah A Knutie, Lauren A Shea, Marinna Kupselaitis, Christina L Wilkinson, Kevin D Kohl, Jason R Rohr
Food resources can affect the health of organisms by altering their symbiotic microbiota and affecting energy reserves for host defenses against parasites. Different diets can vary in their macronutrient content and therefore they might favor certain bacterial communities of the host and affect the development and maintenance of the immune system, such as the inflammatory or antibody responses. Thus, testing the effect of diet, especially for animals with wide diet breadths, on host-associated microbiota and defenses against parasites might be important in determining infection and disease risk...
June 28, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659231/exercise-and-gut-microbiota-clinical-implications-for-the-feasibility-of-tai-chi
#12
REVIEW
Hidetaka Hamasaki
Recent studies have shown exercise is associated with changes in the gut microbiota in humans as well as in experimental animals. Tai Chi is an exercise that integrates a martial art, deep breathing and mediation, and has various beneficial effects for health. This review summarizes current knowledge and recent literature on the association between exercise and gut microbiota, and explores the feasibility of Tai Chi for improving gut microbiota composition and function. PubMed/MEDLINE was used to search the English literature for the keywords exercise and gut microbiota...
July 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655571/zoonotic-potential-of-helicobacter-spp
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REVIEW
Irena Mladenova-Hristova, Olga Grekova, Ami Patel
The genus Helicobacter contains more than 35 species. Helicobacter pylori is the most important in terms of human health. Discovery of these helicobacters gives opportunity to understand the relationship between these bacteria which colonise the animal and human gut and their effect on the host. Infection with Helicobacter spp. and the associated diseases in their hosts allow us to study the pathogenic mechanisms. The potential zoonotic pathway for the transmission of Helicobacter spp. and epidemiology of this genus, deserve more attention to these emerging pathogens...
June 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654798/the-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-kidney-function-and-pathogenesis
#14
REVIEW
Fariba Mahmoodpoor, Yalda Rahbar Saadat, Abolfazl Barzegari, Mohammadreza Ardalan, Sepideh Zununi Vahed
Chronic kidney diseases (CKDs) are a global health problem. Besides diverse leading reasons in initiation and progression of CKDs, it is evident that they might largely originate from changes in the gut microbial community (microbiota). Mounting evidence indicates that a bidirectional relationship exists between host and microbiome in humans and animals with CKDs. Changes in the microbiota composition and structure (dysbiosis) produce excessive amounts of uremic toxins (e.g. indoxyl sulfate, p-cresyl sulfate and trimethylamine-N-oxide) but less reno-protective metabolites that are implicated in oxidative stress, uremia, inflammation, deterioration of kidney function, kidney diseases progression, a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk, and mortality in patients with CKD...
June 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641593/preliminary-evidence-for-an-association-between-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiome-and-cognitive-function-in-neurologically-healthy-older-adults
#15
Lisa Manderino, Ian Carroll, M Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Amber Rochette, Leslie Heinberg, Christine Peat, Kristine Steffen, James Mitchell, John Gunstad
OBJECTIVES: Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome is implicated in numerous human health conditions. Animal studies have linked microbiome disruption to changes in cognitive functioning, although no study has examined this possibility in neurologically healthy older adults. METHODS: Participants were 43 community-dwelling older adults (50-85 years) that completed a brief cognitive test battery and provided stool samples for gut microbiome sequencing. Participants performing≥1 SD below normative performance on two or more tests were compared to persons with one or fewer impaired scores...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641532/trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-as-a-new-potential-therapeutic-target-for-insulin-resistance-and-cancer
#16
Jens Oellgaard, Signe Abitz Winther, Tobias Schmidt Hansen, Peter Rossing, Bernt Johan von Scholten
BACKGROUND: The intake of animal products in food has been associated with both the development of insulin resistance and gastrointestinal cancers (GIC). Through the digestion of animal protein and other constituents of animal products, the commensal bacteria in the gut (the gut microbiota) forms metabolites that can contribute to the development of both insulin resistance and cancer. Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO) is such a molecule and has recently drawn a lot of attention as it may be a risk factor for - and a link between - the gut microbiota and cardiovascular and renal disease...
June 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631826/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-of-red-pepper-schinus-terebinthifolius-raddi-essential-oil-on-performance-small-intestinal-morphology-and-microbial-counts-of-weanling-pigs
#17
Pedro Leon Gomes Cairo, Franz Dias Gois, Maicon Sbardella, Hebert Silveira, Roberto Maciel de Oliveira, Ivan Bezerra Allaman, Vinicius Souza Cantarelli, Leandro Batista Costa
BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been developed to improve intestinal health and performance of newly weaned piglets as the antibiotic growth promoters. Natural products such as essential oils have been scientifically recognized as growth enhancer feed additives for weanling pigs, replacing the antibiotics. Therefore, it has been hypothesized that Brazilian red pepper could replace performance-enhancing antibiotics also in weanling pig diets. However, one experiment was conducted to determine the effects of dietary Brazilian red pepper essential oil or antimicrobial growth promoter on intestinal health and growth performance of weanling pigs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617197/chronic-early-life-stress-induced-by-limited-bedding-and-nesting-lbn-material-in-rodents-critical-considerations-of-methodology-outcomes-and-translational-potential
#18
Claire-Dominique Walker, Kevin G Bath, Marian Joels, Aniko Korosi, Muriel Larauche, Paul J Lucassen, Margaret J Morris, Charlis Raineki, Tania L Roth, Regina M Sullivan, Yvette Taché, Tallie Z Baram
The immediate and long-term effects of exposure to early life stress (ELS) have been documented in humans and animal models. Even relatively brief periods of stress during the first 10 days of life in rodents can impact later behavioral regulation and the vulnerability to develop adult pathologies, in particular an impairment of cognitive functions and neurogenesis, but also modified social, emotional, and conditioned fear responses. The development of preclinical models of ELS exposure allows the examination of mechanisms and testing of therapeutic approaches that are not possible in humans...
July 12, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611740/the-shift-of-the-intestinal-microbiome-in-the-innate-immunity-deficient-mutant-rde-1-strain-of-c-elegans-upon-orsay-virus-infection
#19
Yuanyuan Guo, Zhe Xun, Stephanie R Coffman, Feng Chen
The status of intestinal microbiota is a determinant of host health. However, the alteration of the gut microbiota caused by the innate immune response to virus infection is unclear. Caenorhabditis elegans and its natural virus Orsay provide an excellent model of host-virus interactions. We evaluated the intestinal microbial community complexity of the wild-type N2 and the innate immunity-deficient mutant rde-1 (ne219) strains of C. elegans upon Orsay virus infection. The gut microbiota diversity was decreased in rde-1 (ne219) mutant animals, and a large number of genes were associated with the difference between infected and uninfected rde-1 (ne219) mutant animals...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604414/dietary-iron-and-heme-iron-consumption-genetic-susceptibility-and-risk-of-crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Hamed Khalili, Punyanganie S de Silva, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Paul Lochhead, Amit Joshi, John J Garber, James R Richter, Jenny Sauk, Andrew T Chan
BACKGROUND: Dietary iron and heme, likely through their effect on gut commensal bacteria and colonic barrier function, have been shown to modulate colonic inflammation in animal models of colitis. Nonetheless, the link between dietary total and heme iron and risk of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) has not been previously explored. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 165,331 U.S. women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II...
July 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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