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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637315/attenuated-effects-of-bile-acids-on-glucose-metabolism-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-a-male-mouse-model-of-prenatal-undernutrition
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Huijuan Ma, Vicencia M Sales, Ashley R Wolf, Sathish Subramanian, Tucker J Matthews, Michael Chen, Aparna Sharma, Walt Gall, Wim Kulik, David E Cohen, Yusuke Adachi, Nicholas W Griffin, Jeffrey I Gordon, Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Elvira Isganaitis
Prenatal undernutrition and low birth weight are associated with risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Prenatal caloric restriction results in low birth weight, glucose intolerance, obesity, and reduced plasma bile acids (BA) in offspring mice. Since BAs can regulate systemic metabolism and glucose homeostasis, we hypothesized that BA supplementation could prevent diet-induced obesity and glucose intolerance in this model of developmental programming. Pregnant dams were food restricted by 50% from gestational days 12...
June 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636668/microbiota-in-anorexia-nervosa-the-triangle-between-bacterial-species-metabolites-and-psychological-tests
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Francesca Borgo, Alessandra Riva, Alberto Benetti, Maria Cristina Casiraghi, Sara Bertelli, Stefania Garbossa, Simona Anselmetti, Silvio Scarone, Antonio E Pontiroli, Giulia Morace, Elisa Borghi
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric disease with devastating physical consequences, with a pathophysiological mechanism still to be elucidated. Metagenomic studies on anorexia nervosa have revealed profound gut microbiome perturbations as a possible environmental factor involved in the disease. In this study we performed a comprehensive analysis integrating data on gut microbiota with clinical, anthropometric and psychological traits to gain new insight in the pathophysiology of AN. Fifteen AN women were compared with fifteen age-, sex- and ethnicity-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632181/spirulina-protects-against-hepatic-inflammation-in-aging-an-effect-related-to-the-modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota
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Audrey M Neyrinck, Bernard Taminiau, Hannah Walgrave, Georges Daube, Patrice D Cani, Laure B Bindels, Nathalie M Delzenne
Aging predisposes to hepatic dysfunction and inflammation that can contribute to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Spirulina, a cyanobacterium used as a food additive or food supplement, has been shown to impact immune function. We have tested the potential hepatoprotective effect of a Spirulina in aged mice and to determine whether these effects can be related to a modulation of the gut microbiota. Old mice have been fed a standard diet supplemented with or without 5% Spirulina for six weeks...
June 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630433/gut-microbiota-of-liver-transplantation-recipients
#4
Li-Ying Sun, Yun-Sheng Yang, Wei Qu, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Lin Wei, Zhi-Sheng Ye, Jian-Rui Zhang, Xiao-Ye Sun, Zhi-Gui Zeng
The characteristics of intestinal microbial communities may be affected by changes in the pathophysiology of patients with end-stage liver disease. Here, we focused on the characteristics of intestinal fecal microbial communities in post-liver transplantation (LT) patients in comparison with those in the same individuals pre-LT and in healthy individuals. The fecal microbial communities were analyzed via MiSeq-PE250 sequencing of the V4 region of 16S ribosomal RNA and were then compared between groups. We found that the gut microbiota of patients with severe liver disease who were awaiting LT was significantly different from that of healthy controls, as represented by the first principal component (p = 0...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622357/protective-effect-of-aplysin-on-liver-tissue-and-the-gut-microbiota-in-alcohol-fed-rats
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Meilan Xue, Ying Liu, Rui Lyu, Na Ge, Man Liu, Yan Ma, Hui Liang
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the protective effect of aplysin on the liver and its influence on inflammation and the gut microbiota in rats with ethanol-induced liver injury. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to an alcohol-containing liquid diet, control liquid diet or treatment with aplysin for 8 weeks. Hepatic and intestinal histopathological analysis was performed, and cytokine levels and the intestinal mucosal barrier were assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621554/gut-microbiota-changes-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Tomislav Preveden, Emidio Scarpellini, Natasa Milić, Francesco Luzza, Ludovico Abenavoli
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem with 150 million infected people worldwide. Liver can be greatly affected by changes in gut microbiota due to increased intestinal permeability with passage of microbial antigens into the liver through the portal circulation. The concept of "gut-liver" axis is important to understand the pathophysiology of several liver diseases. Several recent studies also revealed that an altered gut microbiota can be implicated in the pathogenesis of HCV-induced chronic liver disease (CHC)...
June 16, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620354/torpor-the-rise-and-fall-of-3-monoiodothyronamine-from-brain-to-gut-from-gut-to-brain
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REVIEW
Hartmut H Glossmann, Oliver M D Lutz
3-Monoiodothyronamine (T1AM), first isolated from rat brain, is reported to be an endogenous, rapidly acting metabolite of thyroxine. One of its numerous effects is the induction of a "torpor-like" state in experimental animals. A critical analysis of T1AM, to serve as an endogenous cryogen, is given. The proposed biosynthetic pathway for formation of T1AM, which includes deiodinases and ornithine decarboxylase in the upper intestinum, is an unusual one. To reach the brain via systemic circulation, enterohepatic recycling and passage through the liver may occur...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615382/factors-influencing-the-gut-microbiota-inflammation-and-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Li Wen, Andrew Duffy
The gut microbiota is a complex community of bacteria residing in the intestine. Animal models have demonstrated that several factors contribute to and can significantly alter the composition of the gut microbiota, including genetics; the mode of delivery at birth; the method of infant feeding; the use of medications, especially antibiotics; and the diet. There may exist a gut microbiota signature that promotes intestinal inflammation and subsequent systemic low-grade inflammation, which in turn promotes the development of type 2 diabetes...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604704/thermoneutral-housing-exacerbates-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice-and-allows-for-sex-independent-disease-modeling
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Daniel A Giles, Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Traci E Stankiewicz, Simon Graspeuntner, Monica Cappelletti, David Wu, Rajib Mukherjee, Calvin C Chan, Matthew J Lawson, Jared Klarquist, Annika Sünderhauf, Samir Softic, C Ronald Kahn, Kerstin Stemmer, Yoichiro Iwakura, Bruce J Aronow, Rebekah Karns, Kris A Steinbrecher, Christopher L Karp, Rachel Sheridan, Shiva K Shanmukhappa, Damien Reynaud, David B Haslam, Christian Sina, Jan Rupp, Simon P Hogan, Senad Divanovic
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common prelude to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, is the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. Defining the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of NAFLD has been hampered by a lack of animal models that closely recapitulate the severe end of the disease spectrum in humans, including bridging hepatic fibrosis. Here we demonstrate that a novel experimental model employing thermoneutral housing, as opposed to standard housing, resulted in lower stress-driven production of corticosterone, augmented mouse proinflammatory immune responses and markedly exacerbated high-fat diet (HFD)-induced NAFLD pathogenesis...
June 12, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602676/interactions-between-gut-bacteria-and-bile-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah L Long, Cormac G M Gahan, Susan A Joyce
Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver and released into the intestine to aid the digestion of dietary lipids. The host enzymes that contribute to bile acid synthesis in the liver and the regulatory pathways that influence the composition of the total bile acid pool in the host have been well established. In addition, the gut microbiota provides unique contributions to the diversity of bile acids in the bile acid pool. Gut microbial enzymes contribute significantly to bile acid metabolism through deconjugation and dehydroxylation reactions to generate unconjugated bile acids and secondary bile acids...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588885/elevated-trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-patients-with-normal-liver-function
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Martin Kummen, Mette Vesterhus, Marius Trøseid, Bjørn Moum, Asbjørn Svardal, Kirsten Muri Boberg, Pål Aukrust, Tom Hemming Karlsen, Rolf Kristian Berge, Johannes Roksund Hov
BACKGROUND: Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is produced in the liver from trimethylamine, which is exclusively generated by gut bacteria. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to investigate the relationship between TMAO and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and its clinical characteristics. METHODS: Serum TMAO was measured in 305 PSC patients, 90 ulcerative colitis patients and 99 healthy controls. RESULTS: In PSC patients with normal liver function (n = 197), TMAO was higher in patients reaching liver transplantation or death during follow-up than those who did not, with an optimal TMAO cut-off of 4...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588263/gut-microbiota-intestinal-fungi-fuel-the-inflammatory-fire-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Hugh Thomas
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June 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587159/effects-of-low-dose-non-caloric-sweetener-consumption-on-gut-microbiota-in-mice
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Takashi Uebanso, Ai Ohnishi, Reiko Kitayama, Ayumi Yoshimoto, Mutsumi Nakahashi, Takaaki Shimohata, Kazuaki Mawatari, Akira Takahashi
Abstract: Non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NASs) provide sweet tastes to food without adding calories or glucose. NASs can be used as alternative sweeteners for controlling blood glucose levels and weight gain. Although the consumption of NASs has increased over the past decade in Japan and other countries, whether these sweeteners affect the composition of the gut microbiome is unclear. In the present study, we examined the effects of sucralose or acesulfame-K ingestion (at most the maximum acceptable daily intake (ADI) levels, 15 mg/kg body weight) on the gut microbiome in mice...
June 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573213/chemoproteomic-profiling-of-bile-acid-interacting-proteins
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Shentian Zhuang, Qiang Li, Lirong Cai, Chu Wang, Xiaoguang Lei
Bile acids (BAs) are a family of endogenous metabolites synthesized from cholesterol in liver and modified by microbiota in gut. Being amphipathic molecules, the major function of BAs is to help with dietary lipid digestion. In addition, they also act as signaling molecules to regulate lipid and glucose metabolism as well as gut microbiota composition in the host. Remarkably, recent discoveries of the dedicated receptors for BAs such as FXR and TGR5 have uncovered a number of novel actions of BAs as signaling hormones which play significant roles in both physiological and pathological conditions...
May 24, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572286/gut-microbiota-regulate-hepatic-von-willebrand-factor-synthesis-and-arterial-thrombus-formation-via-toll-like-receptor-2
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Sven Jäckel, Klytamnistra Kiouptsi, Maren Lillich, Tim Hendrikx, Avinash Khandagale, Bettina Kollar, Nives Hörmann, Cora Reiss, Saravanan Subramaniam, Eivor Wilms, Katharina Ebner, Marie-Luise von Brühl, Philipp Rausch, John F Baines, Sandra Haberichter, Bernhard Lämmle, Christoph J Binder, Kerstin Jurk, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Steffen Massberg, Ulrich Walter, Wolfram Ruf, Christoph Reinhardt
The symbiotic gut microbiota plays pivotal roles in host physiology and the development of cardiovascular diseases, but microbiota-triggered pattern recognition signaling mechanisms impacting thrombosis are poorly defined. Here, we show that germ-free and Toll-like receptor (Tlr) 2-deficient mice have reduced thrombus growth following carotid artery injury relative to conventionally raised controls. Germ-free Tlr2(-/-) and wild-type mice were indistinguishable, but colonization with microbiota restored a significant difference in thrombus growth between genotypes...
June 1, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567037/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota-by-krill-oil-in-mice-fed-a-high-sugar-high-fat-diet
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Chenyang Lu, Tingting Sun, Yanyan Li, Dijun Zhang, Jun Zhou, Xiurong Su
Multiple lines of evidence suggest that the gut microbiota plays vital roles in metabolic diseases such as hyperlipidemia. Previous studies have confirmed that krill oil can alleviate hyperlipidemia, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. To discern whether krill oil changes the structure of the gut microbiota during the hyperlipidemia treatment, 72 mice were acclimatized with a standard chow diet for 2 weeks and then randomly allocated to receive a standard chow diet (control group, n = 12) or a high-sugar-high-fat (HSHF) diet supplemented with a low (100 μg/g·d, HSHF+LD group, n = 12), moderate (200 μg/g·d, HSHF+MD group, n = 12) or high dosage of krill oil (600 μg/g·d, HSHF+HD group, n = 12), simvastatin (HSHF+S group, n = 12) or saline (HSHF group, n = 12) continuously for 12 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561276/intestinal-microbiota-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-and-without-liver-cirrhosis-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Benjamin Heidrich, Marius Vital, Iris Plumeier, Nico Döscher, Silke Kahl, Janina Kirschner, Szilvia Ziegert, Philipp Solbach, Henrike Lenzen, Andrej Potthoff, Michael Peter Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Dietmar Helmut Pieper
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The importance of the intestinal microbiota for the onset and clinical course of many diseases, including liver diseases like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis, is increasingly recognized. However, the role of intestinal microbiota in chronic HCV infection remains unclear. METHODS: In a cross sectional approach the intestinal microbiota of 95 patients chronically infected with HCV (n=57 without cirrhosis [NO-CIR]; n=38 with cirrhosis [CIR]) and 50 healthy controls (HC) without documented liver diseases was analysed...
May 31, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559314/deciphering-the-landscape-of-host-barriers-to-listeria-monocytogenes-infection
#18
Ting Zhang, Sören Abel, Pia Abel Zur Wiesch, Jumpei Sasabe, Brigid M Davis, Darren E Higgins, Matthew K Waldor
Listeria monocytogenes is a common food-borne pathogen that can disseminate from the intestine and infect multiple organs. Here, we used sequence tag-based analysis of microbial populations (STAMP) to investigate Lmonocytogenes population dynamics during infection. We created a genetically barcoded library of murinized Lmonocytogenes and then used deep sequencing to track the pathogen's dissemination routes and quantify its founding population (Nb) sizes in different organs. We found that the pathogen disseminates from the gastrointestinal tract to distal sites through multiple independent routes and that Nb sizes vary greatly among tissues, indicative of diverse host barriers to infection...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550391/gut-liver-axis-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension-the-chicken-and-the-egg
#19
Juan P Arab, Rosa M Martin-Mateos, Vijay H Shah
The term gut-liver axis is used to highlight the close anatomical and functional relationship between the intestine and the liver. The intestine has a highly specialized epithelial membrane which regulates transport across the mucosa. Due to dysbiosis, impairment of the intestinal barrier and altered immunity status, bacterial products can reach the liver through the portal vein, where they are recognized by specific receptors, activate the immune system and lead to a proinflammatory response. Gut microbiota and bacterial translocation play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and its complications, such as portal hypertension, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatic encephalopaty...
May 26, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550049/recovery-of-ethanol-induced-akkermansia-muciniphila-depletion-ameliorates-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Christoph Grander, Timon E Adolph, Verena Wieser, Patrick Lowe, Laura Wrzosek, Benedek Gyongyosi, Doyle V Ward, Felix Grabherr, Romana R Gerner, Alexandra Pfister, Barbara Enrich, Dragos Ciocan, Sophie Macheiner, Lisa Mayr, Matthias Drach, Patrizia Moser, Alexander R Moschen, Gabriel Perlemuter, Gyongyi Szabo, Anne Marie Cassard, Herbert Tilg
OBJECTIVE: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a global health problem with limited therapeutic options. Intestinal barrier integrity and the microbiota modulate susceptibility to ALD. Akkermansia muciniphila, a Gram-negative intestinal commensal, promotes barrier function partly by enhancing mucus production. The aim of this study was to investigate microbial alterations in ALD and to define the impact of A. muciniphila administration on the course of ALD. DESIGN: The intestinal microbiota was analysed in an unbiased approach by 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequencing in a Lieber-DeCarli ALD mouse model, and faecal A...
May 26, 2017: Gut
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