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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901279/role-of-physical-exercise-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-depressive-illness-in-the-elderly
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Stefano Farioli-Vecchioli, Stefano Sacchetti, Vittoria Nicolis di Robilant, Debora Cutuli
BACKGROUND: In adulthood, depression is the most common type of mental illness and will be the second leading cause of disease by 2020. Major depression dramatically affects the function of the central nervous system and degrades life quality, especially during aging. Several mechanisms underlie the pathophysiology of depressive illness, given it has a multifactorial etiology. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that depression is mainly associated with imbalances in neurotransmitters and neurotrophins, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis alterations, brain volume changes, neurogenesis dysfunction, and dysregulation of inflammatory pathways...
September 11, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895587/a-new-animal-diet-based-on-human-western-diet-is-a-robust-diet-induced-obesity-model-comparison-to-high-fat-and-cafeteria-diets-in-term-of-metabolic-and-gut-microbiota-disruption
#2
R C Bortolin, A R Vargas, J Gasparotto, P R Chaves, C E Schnorr, K da Boit Martinello, A K Silveira, T K Rabelo, D P Gelain, J C F Moreira
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a metabolic disorder that predisposes patients to numerous diseases and has become a major global public-health concern. Animal models of diet-induced obesity (DIO) are frequently used to study obesity, but which DIO model most accurately reflects the pathology of human obesity remains unclear. In this study, we designed a diet based on the human Western diet (WD) and compared it with the cafeteria diet (CAF) and high-fat diet (HFD) in order to evaluate which diet most closely mirrors human obesity...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891744/caloric-restriction-promotes-rapid-expansion-and-long-lasting-increase-of-lactobacillus-in-the-rat-fecal-microbiota
#3
Cristina Fraumene, Valeria Manghina, Erika Cadoni, Fabio Marongiu, Marcello Abbondio, Monica Serra, Antonio Palomba, Alessandro Tanca, Ezio Laconi, Sergio Uzzau
Previous studies indicated that caloric restricted diet enables to lower significantly the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. In experimental animal models, life-long lasting caloric restriction (CR) was demonstrated to induce changes of the intestinal microbiota composition, regardless of fat content and/or exercise. To explore the potential impact of short and long-term CR treatment on the gut microbiota, we conducted an analysis of fecal microbiota composition in young and adult Fisher 344 rats treated with a low fat feed under ad libitum (AL) or CR conditions (70%)...
September 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874411/complementary-methodologies-to-investigate-human-gut-microbiota-in-host-health-working-towards-integrative-systems-biology
#4
Celia Méndez-García, Coral Barbas, Manuel Ferrer, David Rojo
In 1680, Antonie van Leewenhoek noted compositional differences in his oral and fecal microbiota, pioneering the study of the diversity of the human microbiome. From Leewenhoek to modern successful attempts of changing the gut microbiota landscape to cure disease, there has been an exponential increase in the recognition of our resident microbes as part of ourselves. Thus, the human host and microbiome have evolved in parallel to configure a balanced system in which microbes survive in homeostasis with our innate and acquired immune system, unless disease occurs...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866243/intestinal-lactobacillus-in-health-and-disease-a-driver-or-just-along-for-the-ride
#5
REVIEW
Dustin D Heeney, Mélanie G Gareau, Maria L Marco
Metagenomics and related methods have led to significant advances in our understanding of the human microbiome. Members of the genus Lactobacillus, although best understood for essential roles in food fermentations and applications as probiotics, have also come to the fore in a number of untargeted gut microbiome studies in humans and animals. Even though Lactobacillus is only a minor member of the human colonic microbiota, the proportions of those bacteria are frequently either positively or negatively correlated with human disease and chronic conditions...
August 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861074/the-probiotic-combination-of-bifidobacterium-longum-subsp-infantis-cect-7210-and-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-bpl6-reduces-pathogen-loads-and-improves-gut-health-of-weaned-piglets-orally-challenged-with-salmonella-typhimurium
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Emili Barba-Vidal, Lorena Castillejos, Victor F B Roll, Gloria Cifuentes-Orjuela, José A Moreno Muñoz, Susana M Martín-Orúe
Probiotics have been demonstrated to be useful to enhance gut health and prevent gastrointestinal infections in humans. Additionally, some multi-strain probiotic combinations have been suggested to have greater efficacy than single strains. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the potential of a combination of the probiotic strains: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis CECT 7210 (brand name B. infantis IM1(®)) and B. animalis subsp. lactis BPL6 to enhance gut health and to ameliorate the outcome of a Salmonella challenge using a weaning piglet model...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859525/influence-of-essential-oils-in-diet-and-life-stage-on-gut-microbiota-and-fillet-quality-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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Florencia Ceppa, Filippo Faccenda, Carlotta De Filippo, Davide Albanese, Massimo Pindo, Roberta Martelli, Paola Marconi, Fernando Lunelli, Francesca Fava, Giuliana Parisi
Developing fish farming to meet the demands of food security and sustainability in the 21st century will require new farming systems and improved feeds. Diet and microbe interactions in the gut is an important variable with the potential to make a significant impact on future fish farming diets and production systems. It was monitored the gut microbiota of farmed rainbow trout using 16S rRNA profiling over 51 weeks during standard rearing conditions and feeding diet with supplementation of an essential oils (MixOil) mixture from plants (at a concentration in diet of 200 mg/kg)...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856739/deciphering-interactions-between-the-gut-microbiota-and-the-immune-system-via-microbial-cultivation-and-minimal-microbiomes
#8
REVIEW
Thomas Clavel, João Carlos Gomes-Neto, Ilias Lagkouvardos, Amanda E Ramer-Tait
The community of microorganisms in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract, referred to as the gut microbiota, influences host physiology and immunity. The last decade of microbiome research has provided significant advancements for the field and highlighted the importance of gut microbes to states of both health and disease. Novel molecular techniques have unraveled the tremendous diversity of intestinal symbionts that potentially influence the host, many proof-of-concept studies have demonstrated causative roles of gut microbial communities in various pathologies, and microbiome-based approaches are beginning to be implemented in the clinic for diagnostic purposes or for personalized treatments...
September 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855901/interactions-between-intestinal-microbiota-and-host-immune-response-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#9
REVIEW
Ming Zhang, Kaiji Sun, Yujun Wu, Ying Yang, Patrick Tso, Zhenlong Wu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Although the etiology and pathogenesis of IBD remain unclear, both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors are implicated in the initiation and progression of IBD. Recent studies with experimental animal models and clinical patients indicated that the intestinal microbiota is one of the critical environmental factors that influence nutrient metabolism, immune responses, and the health of the host in various intestinal diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854681/short-term-effect-of-oral-amoxicillin-treatment-on-the-gut-microbial-community-composition-in-farm-mink-neovison-vison
#10
Laura Meier Marker, Anne Sofie Hammer, Lars Andresen, Pernille Isaack, Tove Clausen, Kevin Byskov, Oliver Lykke Honoré, Søren Krogh Jensen, Martin Iain Bahl
It is well documented that antibiotics have pronounced modulatory effects on the intestinal bacterial community of both humans and animals, with potential health consequences. The gut microbiota of mink has however attracted little attention due to low bacterial load and fast gastrointestinal transit time, questioning its relevance. In this study, we hypothesise that oral amoxicillin treatment affects the gut microbiota in mink. This was investigated in a controlled trial including 24 animals of which 12 were treated with amoxicillin for 7 days...
July 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852308/influence-of-gut-microbiota-on-neuropsychiatric-disorders
#11
REVIEW
María Carmen Cenit, Yolanda Sanz, Pilar Codoñer-Franch
The last decade has witnessed a growing appreciation of the fundamental role played by an early assembly of a diverse and balanced gut microbiota and its subsequent maintenance for future health of the host. Gut microbiota is currently viewed as a key regulator of a fluent bidirectional dialogue between the gut and the brain (gut-brain axis). A number of preclinical studies have suggested that the microbiota and its genome (microbiome) may play a key role in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders...
August 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844673/plant-hormones-key-players-in-gut-microbiota-and-human-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Emilie Chanclud, Benoît Lacombe
It is well established that plant hormones such as auxins, cytokinins (CKs), and abscisic acid (ABA) not only govern important plant physiological traits but are key players in plant-microbe interactions. A poorly appreciated fact, however, is that both microbes and animals produce and perceive plant hormones and their mimics. Moreover, dietary plant hormones impact on human physiological process such as glucose assimilation, inflammation, and cell division. This leads us to wonder whether plant hormones could ensure functions in microbes per se as well as in animal-microbe interactions...
July 28, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843452/the-microbiome-as-a-key-regulator-of-brain-behaviour-and-immunity-commentary-on-the-2017-named-series
#13
Michael T Bailey, John F Cryan
The focus on the microbiome for the 2017 Named Series in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity reflects the rapidly growing interest in commensal microbes and the effects that they can have on physiological processes often studied in PsychoNeuroImmunology Research. The studies included in this Named Series show that commensal microbes can impact immune system activity, as well as brain and behavioural processes across the lifespan, and are involved in behavioural and immunological responses to social stresses. The studies also show that dietary effects on brain, behaviour, and immunity often involve alterations of the gut microbiota...
August 23, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843313/plant-hormones-key-players-in-gut-microbiota-and-human-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Emilie Chanclud, Benoît Lacombe
It is well established that plant hormones such as auxins, cytokinins (CKs), and abscisic acid (ABA) not only govern important plant physiological traits but are key players in plant-microbe interactions. A poorly appreciated fact, however, is that both microbes and animals produce and perceive plant hormones and their mimics. Moreover, dietary plant hormones impact on human physiological process such as glucose assimilation, inflammation, and cell division. This leads us to wonder whether plant hormones could ensure functions in microbes per se as well as in animal-microbe interactions...
September 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822770/regulation-of-autoimmune-myocarditis-by-host-responses-to-the-microbiome
#15
Jobert G Barin, Monica V Talor, Nicola L Diny, SuFey Ong, Julie A Schaub, Elizabeth Gebremariam, Djahida Bedja, Guobao Chen, Hee Sun Choi, Xuezhou Hou, Lei Wu, Ashley B Cardamone, Daniel A Peterson, Noel R Rose, Daniela Čiháková
The extensive, diverse communities that constitute the microbiome are increasingly appreciated as important regulators of human health and disease through inflammatory, immune, and metabolic pathways. We sought to elucidate pathways by which microbiota contribute to inflammatory, autoimmune cardiac disease. We employed an animal model of experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM), which results in inflammatory and autoimmune pathophysiology and subsequent maladaptive cardiac remodeling and heart failure. Antibiotic dysbiosis protected mice from EAM and fibrotic cardiac dysfunction...
August 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821313/the-influence-of-the-position-of-palmitate-in-infant-formula-triacylglycerols-on-health-outcomes
#16
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Miles, Philip C Calder
The purpose of this review is to discuss recent studies reporting on the influence of the position of palmitic acid in triacylglycerols in infant formula and relevant animal studies. Earlier experiments in rodents show that a diet with a higher proportion of palmitate at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols improves dietary fat and calcium absorption compared with a diet with a lower sn-2 palmitate content. A high-sn-2 palmitate diet increased fecal short-chain fatty acids, reduced gut inflammation in a colitis model, and altered tissue endocannabinoid concentrations in laboratory rodents...
August 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816544/animal-inflammation-based-models-of-depression-and-their-application-to-drug-discovery
#17
Li Ma, Konstantin A Demin, Tatyana O Kolesnikova, Sergey L Kharsko, Xiaokang Zhu, Xiaodong Yuan, Cai Song, Darya A Meshalkina, Brian E Leonard, Li Tian, Allan V Kalueff
Depression, anxiety and other affective disorders are globally widespread and severely debilitating human brain diseases. Despite their high prevalence and mental health impact, affective pathogenesis is poorly understood, and often remains recurrent and resistant to treatment. The lack of efficient antidepressants and presently limited conceptual innovation necessitate novel approaches and new drug targets in the field of antidepressant therapy. Areas covered: Herein, the authors discuss the emerging role of neuro-immune interactions in affective pathogenesis, which can become useful targets for CNS drug discovery, including modulating neuroinflammatory pathways to alleviate affective pathogenesis...
August 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808547/patterns-of-seasonality-and-group-membership-characterize-the-gut-microbiota-in-a-longitudinal-study-of-wild-verreaux-s-sifakas-propithecus-verreauxi
#18
Andrea Springer, Claudia Fichtel, Gabriel A Al-Ghalith, Flávia Koch, Katherine R Amato, Jonathan B Clayton, Dan Knights, Peter M Kappeler
The intestinal microbiota plays a major role in host development, metabolism, and health. To date, few longitudinal studies have investigated the causes and consequences of microbiota variation in wildlife, although such studies provide a comparative context for interpreting the adaptive significance of findings from studies on humans or captive animals. Here, we investigate the impact of seasonality, diet, group membership, sex, age, and reproductive state on gut microbiota composition in a wild population of group-living, frugi-folivorous primates, Verreaux's sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi)...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804508/a-psychology-of-the-human-brain-gut-microbiome-axis
#19
Andrew P Allen, Timothy G Dinan, Gerard Clarke, John F Cryan
In recent years, we have seen increasing research within neuroscience and biopsychology on the interactions between the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain-gut-microbiome axis. Although research has demonstrated that the gut microbiota can impact upon cognition and a variety of stress-related behaviours, including those relevant to anxiety and depression, we still do not know how this occurs. A deeper understanding of how psychological development as well as social and cultural factors impact upon the brain-gut-microbiome axis will contextualise the role of the axis in humans and inform psychological interventions that improve health within the brain-gut-microbiome axis...
April 2017: Social and Personality Psychology Compass
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800135/network-analysis-of-gut-microbiota-literature-an-overview-of-the-research-landscape-in-non-human-animal-studies
#20
Emily L Pascoe, Heidi C Hauffe, Julian R Marchesi, Sarah E Perkins
A wealth of human studies have demonstrated the importance of gut microbiota to health. Research on non-human animal gut microbiota is now increasing, but what insight does it provide? We reviewed 650 publications from this burgeoning field (2009-2016) and determined that animals driving this research were predominantly 'domestic' (48.2%), followed by 'model' (37.5%), with least studies on 'wild' (14.3%) animals. Domestic studies largely experimentally perturbed microbiota (81.8%) and studied mammals (47.9%), often to improve animal productivity...
August 11, 2017: ISME Journal
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