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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334476/biological-control-of-botrytis-cinerea-interactions-with-native-vineyard-yeasts-from-washington-state
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Xuefei Wang, Dean A Glawe, Elizabeth K Kramer, David M Weller, Patricia Ann Okubara
Native yeasts are of increasing interest to researchers, grape growers, and vintners because of their potential for biocontrol activity, and their contributions to the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel qualities of wines. To assess biocontrol activity, we tested 11 yeasts from Washington vineyards, representing isolates of Candida saitoana, Curvibasidium pallidicorallinum, Metschnikowia chrysoperlae, Metschnikowia pulcherrima, Meyerozyma guilliermondii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Wickerhamomyces anomalus, for ability to colonize 'Thompson Seedless' grape berries, inhibit the growth of Botrytis cinerea in vitro, and suppress disease symptoms on isolated berries...
January 15, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333790/crohn-s-disease-behavior-and-location-is-altered-when-associated-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Oren Iny, Henit Yanai, Shay Matalon, Erwin Santo, Oren Shibolet, Iris Dotan, Nitsan Maharshak
BACKGROUND: Up to 3.4% of Crohn's disease (CD) patients will be diagnosed with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Despite the worldwide increase incidence of CD, data on the clinical characteristics of PSC-CD patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To clinically characterize CD in patients who have concomitant PSC. METHODS: A retrospective case-control analysis was conducted with 18 CD patients with concomitant PSC who attended the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center between 2011-2014 (PSC-CD patients)...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333787/detection-of-ureaplasma-species-by-a-semi-quantitative-pcr-test-in-urine-samples-can-it-predict-clinical-significance
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Merav Strauss, Raul Colodner, Dana Sagas, Azmi Adawi, Hanna Edelstein, Bibiana Chazan
BACKGROUND: Ureaplasma species (Usp) are the most prevalent genital Mycoplasma isolated from the urogenital tract of both men and women. Usp may be commensals in the genital tract but may also be contributors to a number of pathological conditions of the genital tract. Because they can also just colonize the genital tract of healthy people, their pathogenic role can be difficult to prove. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method for the discrimination between infection and colonization by measuring prevalence of Usp in asymptomatic versus symptomatic patients...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333062/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-review-and-a-personal-view
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REVIEW
Stergios A Polyzos, Christos Zeglinas, Fotini Artemaki, Michael Doulberis, Evangelos Kazakos, Panagiotis Katsinelos, Jannis Kountouras
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is etiologically associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There is evidence to support the sequence GERD, Barrett's esophagus (BE), dysplasia, and finally EAC, with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) being implicated in each step to EAC. On the other side of this relation stands the hypothesis of the protective role of H. pylori against EAC. Based on this controversy, our aim was to review the literature, specifically original clinical studies and meta-analyses linking H...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333014/is-colorectal-cancer-in-young-40-years-different-from-those-in-the-elderly-40-years-experience-from-a-regional-care-center
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Rudresha A Haleshappa, Suparna Ajit Rao, Sunny Garg, C Lakshmaiah Kuntegowdanahalli, Govinda Babu Kanakasetty, Lokanatha Dasappa
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered a disease of elderly. There has been a steady decrease in the incidence in those aged >50 years, with an alarming increase noted in adults aged <50 years. Subjects and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 89 patients diagnosed with CRC aged <40 years between the years 2010 and 2014. Their clinical profile, treatment, and outcomes were studied. Results: The median age was 33 years with a male preponderance (56...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332945/the-human-skin-microbiome
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REVIEW
Allyson L Byrd, Yasmine Belkaid, Julia A Segre
Functioning as the exterior interface of the human body with the environment, skin acts as a physical barrier to prevent the invasion of foreign pathogens while providing a home to the commensal microbiota. The harsh physical landscape of skin, particularly the desiccated, nutrient-poor, acidic environment, also contributes to the adversity that pathogens face when colonizing human skin. Despite this, the skin is colonized by a diverse microbiota. In this Review, we describe amplicon and shotgun metagenomic DNA sequencing studies that have been used to assess the taxonomic diversity of microorganisms that are associated with skin from the kingdom to the strain level...
January 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331766/roflumilast-type-4-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-attenuates-inflammation-in-rats-with-ulcerative-colitis-via-down-regulation-of-inos-and-elevation-of-camp
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Naglaa F Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Samar A El-Adawy
BACKGROUND: Roflumilast (Rof), a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, has been shown to be an effective agent in inflammatory diseases and marketed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the potential anti-inflammatory effects of Rof in dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in rats and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: normal control, colitis group (rats received 5% DSS in their drinking water continuously for 7 days), Rof group, and sulfasalazine (SLZ) group...
January 10, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331733/aronia-melanocarpa-fruit-juice-ameliorates-the-symptoms-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-tnbs-induced-colitis-in-rats
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Stefka Valcheva-Kuzmanova, Atanas Kuzmanov, Vasilena Kuzmanova, Maria Tzaneva
Trinitrobenzensulfonic acid (TNBS) is commonly used to induce an experimental inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) model. Oxidative stress and inflammation have been proposed as mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of IBD. Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice (AMFJ) is extremely rich in polyphenolic substances, mainly proanthocyanidins, flavonoids and phenolic acids. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of AMFJ in a rat TNBSinduced colitis model and to compare the effect of the juice with that of sulfasalazine...
January 10, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331497/dietary-antioxidant-micronutrients-alter-mucosal-inflammatory-risk-in-a-murine-model-of-genetic-and-microbial-susceptibility
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Joseph F Pierre, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Romain Bouziat, Nathan A Hubert, Vanessa Leone, Jun Miyoshi, Bana Jabri, Eugene B Chang
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are caused by the convergence of microbial, environmental, and genetic factors. Diet significantly alters these interactions by affecting both the host and microbiome. Using a mucosal inflammatory model that resembles the human condition of ileal pouchitis, we investigated the effects of Control (CONT) or Antioxidant (AOX) diet, containing pharmacologically relevant levels of 4 micronutrients, on disease risk in wild-type and IL-10-/- animals following surgical self-filling (SF) ileal blind loop placement...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331274/clinical-outcomes-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-large-colorectal-laterally-spreading-tumors-in-older-adults
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Jing Jing Lian, Li Li Ma, Yi Qun Zhang, Wei Feng Chen, Yun Shi Zhong, Mei Dong Xu, Ping Hong Zhou, Shi Yao Chen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) remains technically challenging, especially for older patients who frequently encounter complex chronic diseases and have a loose colon. However, only limited number of studies are available for the safety of ESD in older patients with especially large laterally spreading tumors. Therefore, in this retrospective study, we compared the outcomes of ESD for laterally spreading tumors (LST) ≥3cm(cm) in older patients to that in younger patients...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330183/campylobacter-jejuni-colonization-in-the-crow-gut-involves-high-deletion-within-the-cytolethal-distending-toxin-gene-cluster
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Keya Sen, Jingrang Lu, Piyali Mukherjee, Tanner Berglund, Eunice Varughese, Asish K Mukhopadhyay
Campylobacter spp. are major causes of gastroenteritis worldwide. The virulence potential of Campylobacter shed in crow feces obtained from a roost area in Bothell, Washington, was studied and compared with isolates from other parts of Washington, and from a different crow spp., 7000 miles away, in Kolkata, India. Campylobacter was isolated from 61% and 69 % of the fecal samples obtained from Washington and Kolkata, respectively and were confirmed to be C. jejuni The cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) gene cluster from these isolates revealed a truncated sequence of about 1400 bp...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329577/respiratory-explants-as-a-model-to-investigate-early-events-of-contagious-bovine-pleuropneumonia-infection
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Giovanni Di Teodoro, Giuseppe Marruchella, Andrea Di Provvido, Gianluca Orsini, Gaetano Federico Ronchi, Anna Rita D'Angelo, Nicola D'Alterio, Flavio Sacchini, Massimo Scacchia
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a severe disease caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm). Knowledge on CBPP pathogenesis is fragmented and hampered by the limited availability of laboratory animal and in vitro models of investigation. The purpose of the present study is to assess respiratory explants as useful tools to study the early stages of CBPP. Explants were obtained from trachea, bronchi and lungs of slaughtered cattle, tested negative for Mycoplasma spp. and for the major bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens...
January 12, 2018: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329346/evaluation-of-bloodstream-infections-clostridium-difficile-infections-and-gut-microbiota-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Bryan T Nycz, Samuel R Dominguez, Deborah Friedman, Joanne M Hilden, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
Bloodstream infections (BSI) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in pediatric oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant (BMT) populations are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore possible associations between altered microbiome composition and the occurrence of BSI and CDI in a cohort of pediatric oncology patients. Stool samples were collected from all patients admitted to the pediatric oncology floor from Oct.-Dec. 2012. Bacterial profiles from patient stools were determined by bacterial 16S rRNA gene profiling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329034/long-non-coding-rna-ccat2-promotes-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-migration-and-invasion-by-induction-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Yi Xu, Yue Yao, Wei Qin, Xiangyu Zhong, Xingming Jiang, Yunfu Cui
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans. Emerging evidence has indicated that abnormally expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) could conduce to tumorigenesis and progression. Specifically, colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) has been reported to be overexpressed in several carcinomas. However, its clinical significance and functional roles in CCA is still unknown. qRT-PCR experiments were conducted to assess the CCAT2 expression in CCA tissue samples and cell lines...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328869/inflammatory-bowel-diseases-and-fermentable-oligosaccharides-disaccharides-monosaccharides-and-polyols-an-overview
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Sandra Maria Barbalho, Ricardo de Alvares Goulart, Ana Luíza de Carvalho Aranão, Pamela Grazielle Correa de Oliveira
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are mainly represented by ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and the increase in the incidence tends to follow the rapid industrialization and lifestyle of modern societies. FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) consist of molecules that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are fermented by bacteria in the colon leading to symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Reduction of the ingestion of FODMAP could reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of life...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328371/cd133-expression-predicts-post-operative-recurrence-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-with-peritoneal-metastasis
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Hiroshi Nagata, Soichiro Ishihara, Junko Kishikawa, Hirofumi Sonoda, Koji Murono, Shigenobu Emoto, Manabu Kaneko, Kazuhito Sasaki, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Hiroaki Nozawa
Despite extensive research on cancer stem cells in colorectal cancer, the impact of stem cell markers on patient survival remains unclear, particularly in those with distant metastasis. In this study, we focused on colon cancer with peritoneal metastasis and investigated the association between the expression of CD133, aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 (ALDH1) and leucine-rich repeating G-protein coupled receptor-5 (Lgr5), and disease prognosis. Putative stem cell marker expression was immunohistochemically evaluated in samples from 142 primary tumours and 75 peritoneal nodules...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327953/multicentric-cryptococcosis-in-a-congo-african-grey-parrot-psittacus-erithacus-erithacus
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Raina S K Schunk, Nicholas E Sitinas, Katherine E Quesenberry, Jessica L Grodio
An approximately 10-year-old, female Congo African grey parrot ( Psittacus erithacus erithacus) developed progressive, unilateral exophthalmos and buphthalmos. Survey radiographs revealed a large, coelomic, soft tissue mass, which was confirmed on computed tomography scan. Aspirates of both the contents of the buphthalmic globe and coelomic mass were consistent with Cryptococcus species. Initial results were later confirmed with serum antigen latex agglutination and polymerase chain reaction testing, and the organism was then identified as Cryptococcus neoformans with DNA sequencing...
December 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327412/partial-proteome-of-the-corynetoxin-producing-gram-positive-bacterium-rathayibacter-toxicus
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Christine M Fennessey, Michael B McMahon, Aaron Sechler, Jaclyn Kaiser, WesleyFixed The Affiliations M Garrett, Matthew A Tancos, Douglas G Luster, Elizabeth E Rogers, William L Schneider
Rathayibacter toxicus is a Gram-positive bacterium that is the causative agent of annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT), a disease that causes devastating losses in the Australian livestock industry. R. toxicus exhibits a complex life cycle, using the nematode Anguina funesta as a physical vector to carry it up to the seed head of the host plant. ARGT is caused by a tunicamycin-like corynetoxin that is produced in R. toxicus-infected seed galls. We analyzed protein expression in R. toxicus under stationary growth phase conditions to obtain a more complete understanding of the biology of this organism and identify potential targets for immunoassay development...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327276/portal-congestion-and-intestinal-edema-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuki Ikeda, Shunsuke Ishii, Mayu Yazaki, Teppei Fujita, Yuichiro Iida, Toyoji Kaida, Takeru Nabeta, Eiji Nakatani, Emi Maekawa, Tomoyoshi Yanagisawa, Toshimi Koitabashi, Takayuki Inomata, Junya Ako
An interaction between the intestine and cardiovascular disease has been suggested. We thought to clarify the association between intestinal conditions and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). Hemodynamic parameters in intestinal vessels [superior mesenteric artery (SMA), inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), and portal vein (PV)] and average colon wall thickness (aCWT) from the ascending colon to sigmoid colon were evaluated in 224 hospitalized HF patients. Echocardiographic parameters and composite event rates (all-cause mortality, readmission for HF deterioration, major ventricular arrhythmias) were also examined...
January 11, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326439/lung-fibroblasts-promote-metastatic-colonization-through-upregulation-of-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-1-in-tumor-cells
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Guanghua Liu, Shi Feng, Lin Jia, Chunying Wang, Yan Fu, Yongzhang Luo
As a rate-limiting step in metastasis, metastatic colonization requires survival signals from supportive stroma. However, the mechanisms driving this process are incompletely understood. Here, we showed that the proliferation of B16F10 cells was promoted when cocultured with lung fibroblasts. Meanwhile, co-injection of B16F10 tumor cells with mouse lung fibroblasts significantly increased lung metastasis. Based on GEO database, we identified stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) as a novel factor promoting metastatic colonization...
January 12, 2018: Oncogene
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