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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213609/gut-microbial-profile-is-altered-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-partially-restored-after-udca-therapy
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Ruqi Tang, Yiran Wei, Yanmei Li, Weihua Chen, Haoyan Chen, Qixia Wang, Fan Yang, Qi Miao, Xiao Xiao, Haiyan Zhang, Min Lian, Xiang Jiang, Jun Zhang, Qin Cao, Zhuping Fan, Maoying Wu, Dekai Qiu, Jing-Yuan Fang, Aftab Ansari, M Eric Gershwin, Xiong Ma
OBJECTIVE: A close relationship between gut microbiota and some chronic liver disorders has recently been described. Herein, we systematically performed a comparative analysis of the gut microbiome in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and healthy controls. DESIGN: We first conducted a cross-sectional study of 60 ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment-naïve patients with PBC and 80 matched healthy controls. Second, an independent cohort composed of 19 treatment-naïve patients and 34 controls was used to validate the results...
February 17, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207812/of-the-milk-sugars-galactose-but-not-prebiotic-galacto-oligosaccharide-improves-insulin-sensitivity-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Priska Stahel, Julie J Kim, Changting Xiao, John P Cant
BACKGROUND: Consumption of dairy products reduces risk of type 2 diabetes. Milk proteins and fats exhibit anti-diabetic properties but milk sugars have been studied little in this context. Galactose from milk lactose is readily converted to glycogen in the liver but its effects on insulin sensitivity have not been assessed. Prebiotic oligosaccharides from milk alter gut microbiota and can thereby influence host metabolism. Our objective was to assess the effect on insulin sensitivity of dietary galactose compared to glucose and fructose, and fermentable galacto-oligosaccharides compared to non-fermentable methylcellulose...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202625/gut-microbiota-promotes-obesity-associated-liver-cancer-through-pge2-mediated-suppression-of-antitumor-immunity
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Tze Mun Loo, Fumitaka Kamachi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shin Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Kanda, Yuriko Arai, Yaeko Nakajima-Takagi, Atsushi Iwama, Tomoaki Koga, Yukihiko Sugimoto, Takayuki Ozawa, Masaru Nakamura, Miho Kumagai, Koichi Watashi, Makoto M Taketo, Tomohiro Aoki, Shuh Narumiya, Masanobu Oshima, Makoto Arita, Eiji Hara, Naoko Ohtani
Obesity increases the risk of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). However, the precise molecular mechanisms through which obesity promotes HCC development are still unclear. Recent studies have shown that gut microbiota may influence liver diseases by transferring its metabolites and components. Here, we show that the hepatic translocation of obesity-induced lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a Gram positive gut microbial component, promotes HCC development by creating a tumor-promoting microenvironment...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199741/melatonin-prevents-obesity-through-modulation-of-gut-microbiota-in-mice
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Pengfei Xu, Jialin Wang, Fan Hong, Sheng Wang, Xi Jin, Tingting Xue, Li Jia, Yonggong Zhai
Excess weight and obesity are severe public health threats worldwide. Recent evidence demonstrates that gut microbiota dysbiosis contributes to obesity and its comorbidities. The body weight-reducing and energy balancing effects of melatonin have been reported in several studies, but to date, no investigations toward examining whether the beneficial effects of melatonin are associated with gut microbiota have been carried out. In this study, we show that melatonin reduces body weight, liver steatosis, and low-grade inflammation as well as improving insulin resistance in high fat diet (HFD)-fed mice...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197380/the-influence-of-gut-decontamination-prophylactic-antibiotics-on-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-survival-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Bertrand Routy, Caroline Letendre, David Enot, Maxime Chénard-Poirier, Vikram Mehraj, Noémie Charbonneau Séguin, Khaled Guenda, Kathia Gagnon, Paul-Louis Woerther, David Ghez, Silvy Lachance
The intestinal microbiota plays a key role in the pathogenesis of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). High-dose conditioning regimens given prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) modulate the composition of gut microbiota and damage the gut epithelial barrier, resulting in increased systemic inflammation. We assessed whether gut decontamination with antibiotics (ATB) prior to aHSCT influenced the frequency of aGVHD and mortality in 500 patients from two Canadian centers between 2005 and 2012...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196086/nopal-feeding-reduces-adiposity-intestinal-inflammation-and-shifts-the-cecal-microbiota-and-metabolism-in-high-fat-fed-rats
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Sofia Moran-Ramos, Xuan He, Elizabeth L Chin, Armando R Tovar, Nimbe Torres, Carolyn M Slupsky, Helen E Raybould
Nopal is a cactus plant widely consumed in Mexico that has been used in traditional medicine to aid in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. We previously showed that chronic consumption of dehydrated nopal ameliorated hepatic steatosis in obese (fa/fa) rats; however, description of the effects on other tissues is sparse. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of nopal cladode consumption on intestinal physiology, microbial community structure, adipose tissue, and serum biochemistry in diet-induced obese rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195067/the-effect-of-short-term-treatment-with-probiotic-vsl-3-on-various-clinical-and-biochemical-parameters-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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W Marlicz, E Wunsch, M Mydlowska, M Milkiewicz, K Serwin, M Mularczyk, P Milkiewicz, J Raszeja-Wyszomirska
The evidence is mounting that alterations of innate immunity and gut microbiota contribute to chronic liver disease and its complications. Modulation of intestinal microbiota is an emerging therapeutic strategy in hepatology. Probiotics through modulation of intestinal milieu have the potential to affect the course of liver disease. The data concerning the influence of probiotics on various plasma molecules and compounds involved in the pathogenesis of hyperdynamic circulatory state in liver cirrhosis is still not confluent and require further evaluation...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179108/revisiting-metchnikoff-age-related-alterations-in-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-the-mouse
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Karen A Scott, Masayuki Ida, Veronica L Peterson, Jack A Prenderville, Gerard M Moloney, Takayuki Izumo, Kiera Murphy, Amy Murphy, R Paul Ross, Catherine Stanton, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
Over the last decade, there has been increased interest in the role of the gut microbiome in health including brain health. This is by no means a new theory; Elie Metchnikoff proposed over a century ago that targeting the gut by consuming lactic acid bacteria such as those in yogurt, could improve or delay the onset of cognitive decline associated with ageing. However, there is limited information characterising the relationship between the behavioural and physiological sequelae of aging and alterations in the gut microbiome...
February 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167158/most-individuals-with-advanced-cirrhosis-have-sleep-disturbances-which-are-associated-with-poor-quality-of-life
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Marwan Ghabril, Mollie Jackson, Raghavender Gotur, Regina Weber, Eric Orman, Raj Vuppalanchi, Naga Chalasani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Sleep disturbances are common in patients with cirrhosis, but their determinants and effects on health-related quality of life are not well understood. We investigated the prevalence of disturbed sleep in these patients, factors associated with sleep disruption, and effects on quality of life. METHODS: We performed a prospective, cross-sectional study of 193 stable ambulatory patients with cirrhosis (154 with decompensated cirrhosis). Participants completed the Pittsburgh sleep questionnaire index (to assess sleep quality), the chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ), muscle cramp questionnaires, and underwent neurocognitive testing...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164848/gut-microbiota-and-complications-of-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Chathur Acharya, Jasmohan S Bajaj
Chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and its complications are epidemic worldwide. Most complications are mediated through a dysfunctional gut-liver axis. New techniques have made culture-independent analysis of the gut microbiome widespread. With insight into an unfavorable microbiome (dysbiosis) and how it affects liver disease, investigators have discovered new targets to potentially improve outcomes. Dysbiosis is associated with endotoxemia and propagates liver injury due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and alcohol...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139956/bacterial-microbiota-in-harbor-seals-phoca-vitulina-from-the-north-sea-of-schleswig-holstein-germany-around-the-time-of-morbillivirus-and-influenza-epidemics
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Ursula Siebert, Marion Rademaker, Sophie A Ulrich, Peter Wohlsein, Katrin Ronnenberg, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff
We present microbiologic findings in harbor seal (phoca; Phoca vitulina ) carcasses collected from the North Sea of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 1996-2014, and interpret results in relation to potential variations caused by phocine distemper virus and influenza A virus mass mortalities. We conducted microbiologic investigations on 2,124 tissue samples from lung, liver, kidney, spleen, intestine, and mesenteric lymph nodes from 549 dead harbor seals of the German North Sea. A large variety of bacteria, including potentially pathogenic species such as Bordetella bronchiseptica , Brucella spp...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138508/data-on-gut-metagenomes-of-the-patients-with-alcoholic-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis
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Alexander V Tyakht, Veronika B Dubinkina, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitski, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
Alcoholism is associated with significant changes in gut microbiota composition. Metagenomic sequencing allows to assess the altered abundance levels of bacterial taxa and genes in a culture-independent way. We collected 99 stool samples from the patients with alcoholic dependence syndrome (n=72) and alcoholic liver cirrhosis (n=27). Each of the samples was surveyed using "shotgun" (whole-genome) sequencing on SOLiD platform. The reads are deposited in the ENA (project ID: PRJEB18041).
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134687/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Thomas Malikowski, Sahil Khanna, Darrell S Pardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The importance of the gut microbiome in human health is being increasingly recognized. The purpose of this review is to examine the existing literature pertaining to alterations in the gut microbiome and the utility of microbiome restoration therapies in gastrointestinal disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Imbalance and maladaptation of the microbiome, termed dysbiosis, has been associated with several disease states such as irritable bowel syndrome, Clostridium difficile infection, inflammatory bowel diseases, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and obesity among others...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130274/commensal-bacteria-at-the-crossroad-between-cholesterol-homeostasis-and-chronic-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
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Kazuyuki Kasahara, Takeshi Tanoue, Tomoya Yamashita, Keiko Yodoi, Takuya Matsumoto, Takuo Emoto, Taiji Mizoguchi, Tomohiro Hayashi, Naoki Kitano, Naoto Sasaki, Koji Atarashi, Kenya Honda, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The gut microbiota were shown to play critical roles in the development of atherosclerosis, but the detailed mechanism is limited. The purpose of this study is to clarify the influence of gut microbiota on atherogenesis via lipid metabolism and systemic inflammation. Germ-free (GF) or conventionally raised (Conv) Apolipoprotein E deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice were fed chow diet and sacrificed at twenty weeks of age. We found lack of gut microbiota in ApoE(-/-) mice caused a significant increase in the plasma and hepatic cholesterol levels compared to ConvR ApoE(-/-) mice...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120304/evaluation-of-long-term-toxicity-of-oral-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-and-zinc-sulfate-in-mice
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Chao Wang, Kang Cheng, Le Zhou, Jintian He, Xiaochuan Zheng, Lili Zhang, Xiang Zhong, Tian Wang
The toxicological effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnOs) are related to their dissolution and interference with zinc ion homeostasis. High-soluble zinc sources may produce more severe and acute toxicity; however, the evaluation of potential toxicity of long-term exposure to nano-ZnOs and high-soluble sources of zinc remains obscure. This study aimed at evaluating effects of nano-ZnOs and zinc sulfate on development, serum and hematological parameters, and mineral concentrations in selected tissues and intestinal microbiota in mice via gastrointestinal administration for 7 weeks...
January 24, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116929/evaluation-of-colonisation-resistance-in-stool-of-human-donors-using-ex-vivo-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assays
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M F Galvão, R W Bastos, L B Acurcio, B B Nascimento, S H C Sandes, R M E Arantes, M R Souza, F S Martins, L Q Vieira, J R Nicoli
The indigenous microbiota is the population of microorganisms normally present on the surface and mucosa of an individual, where it performs essential health functions, including the colonisation resistance (CR) against pathogens. To identify the bacteria responsible and the mechanisms involved in the CR, the germ-free (GF) animal model has been used, because in vitro studies cannot always be extrapolated to what occurs in vivo. In this study, ex vivo antagonism assays against seven enteropathogenic bacteria using stools from 15 healthy human donors confirmed that the CR showed individual variation...
January 24, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115993/acute-ileitis-facilitates-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-human-microbiota-associated-mice
#17
Eliane von Klitzing, Ira Ekmekciu, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
BACKGROUND: The rising incidence of multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa has become a serious issue in prevention of its spread particularly among hospitalized patients. It is, however, unclear whether distinct conditions such as acute intestinal inflammation facilitate P. aeruginosa infection of vertebrate hosts. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address this, we analysed P. aeruginosa infection in human microbiota-associated (hma) mice with acute ileitis induced by peroral Toxoplasma gondii challenge...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115375/ursodeoxycholic-acid-and-its-taurine-glycine-conjugated-species-reduce-colitogenic-dysbiosis-and-equally-suppress-experimental-colitis-in-mice
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Lien Van den Bossche, Pieter Hindryckx, Lindsey Devisscher, Sarah Devriese, Sophie Van Welden, Tom Holvoet, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Marius Vital, Dietmar H Pieper, Julie Vanden Bussche, Lynn Vanhaecke, Tom Van de Wiele, Martine De Vos, Debby Laukens
: The promising results with secondary bile acids in experimental colitis suggest that they may represent an attractive and safe class of drugs for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the exact mechanism by which bile acid therapy confers protection from colitogenesis is currently unknown. Since the gut microbiota plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of IBD, and exogenous bile acid administration may affect the community structure of the microbiota, we examined the impact of the secondary bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and its taurine/glycine conjugates on the fecal microbial community structure during experimental colitis...
January 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107512/nonstructural-5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-interferes-with-toll-like-receptor-signaling-and-suppresses-the-interferon-response-in-mouse-liver
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Takeya Tsutsumi, Kazuya Okushin, Kenichiro Enooku, Hidetaka Fujinaga, Kyoji Moriya, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi, Hideki Aizaki, Tetsuro Suzuki, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Kazuhiko Koike
The hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein NS5A is involved in resistance to the host immune response, as well as the viral lifecycle such as replication and maturation. Here, we established transgenic mice expressing NS5A protein in the liver and examined innate immune responses against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo. Intrahepatic gene expression levels of cytokines such as interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interferon-γ were significantly suppressed after LPS injection in the transgenic mouse liver...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105518/associations-between-hepatic-mirna-expression-liver-triacylglycerols-and-gut-microbiota-during-metabolic-adaptation-to-high-fat-diet-in-mice
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Vincent Blasco-Baque, Berengère Coupé, Aurelie Fabre, Sandra Handgraaf, Pierre Gourdy, Jean-François Arnal, Michael Courtney, Carole Schuster-Klein, Beatrice Guardiola, François Tercé, Rémy Burcelin, Matteo Serino
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Despite the current pandemic of metabolic diseases, our understanding of the diverse nature of the development of metabolic alterations in people who eat a high-fat diet (HFD) is still poor. We recently demonstrated a cardio-metabolic adaptation in mice fed an HFD, which was characterised by a specific gut and periodontal microbiota profile. Since the severity of hepatic disease is characterised by specific microRNA (miRNA) signatures and the gut microbiota is a key driver of both hepatic disease and miRNA expression, we analysed the expression of three hepatic miRNA and studied their correlation with hepatic triacylglycerol content and gut microbiota...
January 19, 2017: Diabetologia
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