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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637300/commercial-rodent-diets-differentially-regulate-autoimmune-glomerulonephritis-epigenetics-and-microbiota-in-mrl-lpr-mice
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Michael R Edwards, Rujuan Dai, Bettina Heid, Thomas E Cecere, Deena Khan, Qinghui Mu, Catharine Cowan, Xin M Luo, S Ansar Ahmed
The course and severity of lupus in spontaneous murine lupus models varies among laboratories, which may be due to variations in diet, housing and/or local environmental conditions. In this study, we investigated the influence of common rodent diets while keeping other factors constant. Female lupus-prone MRL/lpr mice were subjected to the same housing conditions and given one of the three diets: Teklad 7013 containing isoflavone rich soy and alfalfa, Harlan 2018 isoflavone rich soy-based diet, or ResearchDiets Inc...
June 15, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628097/cpf1-proteins-excise-crispr-rnas-from-mrna-transcripts-in-mammalian-cells
#2
Guocai Zhong, Haimin Wang, Yujun Li, Mai H Tran, Michael Farzan
Cpf1 is a CRISPR effector protein that has greater specificity than Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) in genome-editing applications. Here we show that Lachnospiraceae bacterium (Lb) and Acidaminococus sp. (As) Cpf1 orthologs have RNase activities that can excise multiple CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs) from a single RNA polymerase II-driven RNA transcript expressed in mammalian cells. This property simplifies modification of multiple genomic targets and can be used to increase the efficiency of Cpf1-mediated editing...
June 19, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605664/soy-compared-with-milk-protein-in-a-western-diet-changes-fecal-microbiota-and-decreases-hepatic-steatosis-in-obese-oletf-rats
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Matthew R Panasevich, Colin M Schuster, Kathryn E Phillips, Grace M Meers, Sree V Chintapalli, Umesh D Wankhade, Kartik Shankar, Dustie N Butteiger, Elaine S Krul, John P Thyfault, R Scott Rector
Soy protein is effective at preventing hepatic steatosis; however, the mechanisms are poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that soy vs. dairy protein-based diet would alter microbiota and attenuate hepatic steatosis in hyperphagic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima fatty (OLETF) rats. Male OLETF rats were randomized to "Western" diets containing milk protein isolate (MPI), soy protein isolate (SPI) or 50:50 MPI/SPI (MS) (n=9-10/group; 21% kcal protein) for 16 weeks. SPI attenuated (P<.05) fat mass and percent fat by ~10% compared with MS, but not compared with MPI...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601892/variability-stability-and-resilience-of-fecal-microbiota-in-dairy-cows-fed-whole-crop-corn-silage
#4
Minh Thuy Tang, Hongyan Han, Zhu Yu, Takeshi Tsuruta, Naoki Nishino
The microbiota of whole crop corn silage and feces of silage-fed dairy cows were examined. A total of 18 dairy cow feces were collected from six farms in Japan and China, and high-throughput Illumina sequencing of the V4 hypervariable region of 16S rRNA genes was performed. Lactobacillaceae were dominant in all silages, followed by Acetobacteraceae, Bacillaceae, and Enterobacteriaceae. In feces, the predominant families were Ruminococcaceae, Bacteroidaceae, Clostridiaceae, Lachnospiraceae, Rikenellaceae, and Paraprevotellaceae...
June 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581492/engineered-cpf1-variants-with-altered-pam-specificities
#5
Linyi Gao, David B T Cox, Winston X Yan, John C Manteiga, Martin W Schneider, Takashi Yamano, Hiroshi Nishimasu, Osamu Nureki, Nicola Crosetto, Feng Zhang
The RNA-guided endonuclease Cpf1 is a promising tool for genome editing in eukaryotic cells. However, the utility of the commonly used Acidaminococcus sp. BV3L6 Cpf1 (AsCpf1) and Lachnospiraceae bacterium ND2006 Cpf1 (LbCpf1) is limited by their requirement of a TTTV protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) in the DNA substrate. To address this limitation, we performed a structure-guided mutagenesis screen to increase the targeting range of Cpf1. We engineered two AsCpf1 variants carrying the mutations S542R/K607R and S542R/K548V/N552R, which recognize TYCV and TATV PAMs, respectively, with enhanced activities in vitro and in human cells...
June 5, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578494/colonization-and-gut-flora-modulation-of-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-zw3-in-the-intestinal-tract-of-mice
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Zhuqing Xing, Wei Tang, Ying Yang, Weitao Geng, Rizwan Ur Rehman, Yanping Wang
This study evaluated the distribution and colonization of Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3 and determined its capacity to modulate the gut microbiota in an animal model. Based on (1) fluorescence imaging, (2) flow cytometry, and (3) qPCR, we found that ZW3 successfully adhered to mouse mucous tissue and colonized the mouse ileum. Gut microbiota profiling was performed using high-throughput sequencing. After continuous intubation with ZW3 for 1 week, the proportion of Lachnospiraceae, a family of butyric acid-producing bacteria, increased at day 7 (11...
June 3, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570610/bacterial-community-structure-transformed-after-thermophilically-composting-human-waste-in-haiti
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Yvette M Piceno, Gabrielle Pecora-Black, Sasha Kramer, Monika Roy, Francine C Reid, Eric A Dubinsky, Gary L Andersen
Recycling human waste for beneficial use has been practiced for millennia. Aerobic (thermophilic) composting of sewage sludge has been shown to reduce populations of opportunistically pathogenic bacteria and to inactivate both Ascaris eggs and culturable Escherichia coli in raw waste, but there is still a question about the fate of most fecal bacteria when raw material is composted directly. This study undertook a comprehensive microbial community analysis of composting material at various stages collected over 6 months at two composting facilities in Haiti...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558788/comparison-of-the-fecal-bacterial-microbiota-of-healthy-and-diarrheic-foals-at-two-and-four-weeks-of-life
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A Schoster, H R Staempfli, L G Guardabassi, M Jalali, J S Weese
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea in foals affects up to 60% of foals during the first six months of life. The effect of diarrhea on the fecal bacterial microbiota in foals has not been investigated. Little is known on the fecal bacterial microbial richness and diversity of foals at a young age. The objective was to compare the fecal bacterial microbiota of healthy foals to foals with diarrhea at two and four weeks of life. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from foals (n = 20) at 1-14 (T1) and 15-28 (T2) days of age and analyzed using high throughput sequencing...
May 30, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556772/faecalimonas-umbilicata-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-human-faeces-and-reclassification-of-eubacterium-contortum-eubacterium-fissicatena-and-clostridium-oroticum-as-faecalicatena-contorta-gen-nov-comb-nov-faecalicatena-fissicatena-comb-nov-and-faecalicatena
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Mitsuo Sakamoto, Takao Iino, Moriya Ohkuma
Two bacterial strains, designated EGH7T and TSAH33, were isolated from human faeces and characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach that included analysis of morphology, phenotypic and biochemical features, cellular fatty acid profiles and phylogenetic position based on 16S rRNA and hsp60 gene sequence analyses. The results of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that these strains represented members of the family Lachnospiraceae and formed a monophyletic cluster near Eubacterium contortum JCM 6483T (95 % sequence similarity), Ruminococcus gnavus JCM 6515T (95 %), Clostridium oroticum JCM 1429T (95 %), Eubacterium fissicatena JCM 31501T (95 %) and Clostridium nexile JCM 31500T (94 %)...
May 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553275/host-immune-selection-of-rumen-bacteria-through-salivary-secretory-iga
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Janelle M Fouhse, Luke Smiegielski, Melanie Tuplin, Le Luo Guan, Benjamin P Willing
The rumen microbiome is integral to efficient production in cattle and shows strong host specificity, yet little is known about what host factors shape rumen microbial composition. Secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) is produced in large amounts in the saliva, can coat both commensal and pathogenic microbes within the gut, and presents a plausible mechanism of host specificity. However, the role salivary SIgA plays in commensal bacteria selection in ruminants remains elusive. The main objectives of this study were to develop an immuno-affinity benchtop method to isolate SIgA-tagged microbiota and to determine if salivary SIgA preferentially binds selected bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536285/gut-microbiota-mediates-the-protective-effects-of-dietary-capsaicin-against-chronic-low-grade-inflammation-and-associated-obesity-induced-by-high-fat-diet
#11
Chao Kang, Bin Wang, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Xiaolan Wang, Hedong Lang, Suocheng Hui, Li Huang, Yong Zhang, Ming Zhou, Mengting Chen, Mantian Mi
Metabolic endotoxemia originating from dysbiotic gut microbiota has been identified as a primary mediator for triggering the chronic low-grade inflammation (CLGI) responsible for the development of obesity. Capsaicin (CAP) is the major pungent bioactivator in chili peppers and has potent anti-obesity functions, yet the mechanisms linking this effect to gut microbiota remain obscure. Here we show that mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) supplemented with CAP exhibit lower levels of metabolic endotoxemia and CLGI associated with lower body weight gain...
May 23, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498996/protective-factors-in-the-intestinal-microbiome-against-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-recipients-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yeon Joo Lee, Esther S Arguello, Robert R Jenq, Eric Littmann, Grace J Kim, Liza C Miller, Lilan Ling, Cesar Figueroa, Elizabeth Robilotti, Miguel-Angel Perales, Juliet N Barker, Sergio Giralt, Marcel R M van den Brink, Eric G Pamer, Ying Taur
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a frequent complication in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), who receive intensive treatments that significantly disrupt the intestinal microbiota. In this study, we examined the microbiota composition of allo-HSCT recipients to identify bacterial colonizers that confer protection against CDI after engraftment. Methods: Feces collected from adult recipients allo-HSCT at engraftment were analyzed; 16S ribosomal RNA genes were sequenced and analyzed from each sample...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472118/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-with-lactobacillus-acidophilus-d2-csl-cect-4529-on-caecum-microbioma-and-productive-performance-in-broiler-chickens
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Alessandra De Cesare, Federico Sirri, Gerardo Manfreda, Paola Moniaci, Alberto Giardini, Marco Zampiga, Adele Meluzzi
This study examines the effects of the dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) (LA) on productive performances, incidence of foot pad dermatitis and caecum microbioma in broiler chickens. A total of 1,100 one-day old male Ross 308 chicks were divided into 2 groups of 16 replicates with 25 birds each and reared from 1-41 d. One group was fed a basal diet (CON) and the other group the same diet supplemented with LA. Caecum contents were collected from 4 selected birds at day one and 5 selected birds at the end of the rearing period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455119/changes-of-cecal-microflora-in-chickens-following-eimeria-tenella-challenge-and-regulating-effect-of-coated-sodium-butyrate
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Zuoyong Zhou, Kui Nie, Qingzhou Huang, Kai Li, Yingying Sun, Rongqiong Zhou, Zhiying Wang, Shijun Hu
Eimeria tenella, one of the most important parasitic protozoa in the genus Eimeria, is responsible for chicken caecal coccidiosis resulting in huge economic losses to poultry industry. The present study investigated the changes in caecal microflora of E. tenella-infected chickens and the regulating effect of coated sodium butyrate, a potential alternative to antibiotics. Using high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA V3-V4 region of bacteria we found significant changes in caecal microflora of E. tenella-infected chickens indicated by an increase of Firmicutes (mainly Ruminococcaceae, Lachnospiraceae and vadin BB60) and Proteobacteria (mainly Enterobacteriaceae) and a decrease of Bacteroidetes (predominantly Bacteroidaceae)...
June 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449706/chemical-and-pathogen-induced-inflammation-disrupt-the-murine-intestinal-microbiome
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Mikayla A Borton, Anice Sabag-Daigle, Jikang Wu, Lindsey M Solden, Bridget S O'Banion, Rebecca A Daly, Richard A Wolfe, Juan F Gonzalez, Vicki H Wysocki, Brian M M Ahmer, Kelly C Wrighton
BACKGROUND: Salmonella is one of the most significant food-borne pathogens to affect humans and agriculture. While it is well documented that Salmonella infection triggers host inflammation, the impacts on the gut environment are largely unknown. A CBA/J mouse model was used to evaluate intestinal responses to Salmonella-induced inflammation. In parallel, we evaluated chemically induced inflammation by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) and a non-inflammation control. We profiled gut microbial diversity by sequencing 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) genes from fecal and cecal samples...
April 27, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441432/dysbiosis-of-intestinal-microbiota-and-decrease-in-paneth-cell-antimicrobial-peptide-level-during-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-rats
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Jing Chen, Chunlan Huang, Jingjing Wang, Hui Zhou, Yingying Lu, Lihong Lou, Junyuan Zheng, Ling Tian, Xingpeng Wang, Zhongwei Cao, Yue Zeng
OBJECTIVES: Intestinal barrier dysfunction plays an important role in acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) and intestinal microbiota dysbiosis was involved in intestinal barrier failure. Paneth cells protect intestinal barrier and are associated with intestinal microbiota. Here, we investigated changes in intestinal microbiota and antimicrobial peptides of Paneth cells in ileum during ANP. METHODS: Rats with ANP were established by retrograde injection of 3.5% sodium taurocholate into biliopancreatic duct and sacrificed at 24h and 48h, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428272/hur-small-molecule-inhibitor-elicits-differential-effects-in-adenomatosis-polyposis-and-colorectal-carcinogenesis
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Michaela Lang, David Berry, Katharina Passecker, Ildiko Mesteri, Sabin Bhuju, Florian Ebner, Vitaly Sedlyarov, Rayko Evstatiev, Kyle Dammann, Alexander Loy, Orest Kuzyk, Pavel Kovarik, Vineeta Khare, Martin Beibel, Guglielmo Roma, Nicole Meisner-Kober, Christoph Gasche
HuR is an RNA-binding protein implicated in immune homeostasis and various cancers, including colorectal cancer. HuR binding to AU-rich elements within the 3' untranslated region of mRNAs encoding oncogenes, growth factors, and various cytokines leads message stability and translation. In this study, we evaluated HuR as a small-molecule target for preventing colorectal cancer in high-risk groups such as those with familial adenomatosis polyposis (FAP) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In human specimens, levels of cytoplasmic HuR were increased in colonic epithelial cells from patients with IBD, IBD-cancer, FAP-adenoma, and colorectal cancer, but not in patients with IBD-dysplasia...
May 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425133/fecal-microbiota-signatures-of-adult-patients-with-different-types-of-short-bowel-syndrome
#18
Yuhua Huang, Feilong Guo, Yousheng Li, Jian Wang, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a common cause of intestinal failure and can be divided into three types depending on intestinal anatomy. Gut dysbiosis has been observed in pediatric SBS patients and is associated with impaired outcome. Little is known about the changes in gut microbiota of adult SBS patients. Therefore, we aim to characterize the fecal microbiota of adult patients with different types of SBS. METHODS: Fifteen fecal samples from healthy controls and adult patients with type II or type III SBS were collected (five in each group)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421185/changes-in-composition-of-the-gut-bacterial-microbiome-after-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-a-pediatric-heart-transplant-patient
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Kyle L Flannigan, Taylor Rajbar, Andrew Moffat, Leanna S McKenzie, Frank Dicke, Kevin Rioux, Matthew L Workentine, Thomas J Louie, Simon A Hirota, Steven C Greenway
The microbiome is increasingly recognized as an important influence on human health and many of the comorbidities that affect patients after solid organ transplantation (SOT) have been shown to involve changes in gut bacterial populations. Thus, microbiome changes in an individual patient may have important health implications after SOT but this area remains understudied. We describe changes in the composition of the fecal microbiome from a pediatric heart transplant recipient before and >2.5 years after he underwent repeated fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417435/lachnospiraceae-shift-in-the-microbial-community-of-mice-faecal-sample-effects-on-water-immersion-restraint-stress
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Shiyin Li, Zelin Wang, Yun Yang, Sha Yang, Chenchen Yao, Kaiyun Liu, Sixin Cui, Quanming Zou, Hongwu Sun, Gang Guo
Stress, including both psychological and physical stimulation, can cause changes in the microbiota and mucosal function of the gastrointestinal system. There are few research studies available about the faecal microbiota changes after stress, such as water immersion restraint stress (WIRS). Therefore, in this study, we focused on analysing the composition changes of faecal microbiota in WIRS mice. The WIRS model, in which Blab/c mice were immersed in 21 ± 2 °C water for 4 h each day for 14 days, was established...
December 2017: AMB Express
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