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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438462/butyrate-a-double-edged-sword-for-health
#1
Hu Liu, Ji Wang, Ting He, Sage Becker, Guolong Zhang, Defa Li, Xi Ma
Butyrate, a four-carbon short-chain fatty acid, is produced through microbial fermentation of dietary fibers in the lower intestinal tract. Endogenous butyrate production, delivery, and absorption by colonocytes have been well documented. Butyrate exerts its functions by acting as a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor or signaling through several G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Recently, butyrate has received particular attention for its beneficial effects on intestinal homeostasis and energy metabolism...
January 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428595/galanin-enhances-systemic-glucose-metabolism-through-enteric-nitric-oxide-synthase-expressed-neurons
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Anne Abot, Alexandre Lucas, Tereza Bautzova, Arnaud Bessac, Audren Fournel, Sophie Le-Gonidec, Philippe Valet, Cédric Moro, Patrice D Cani, Claude Knauf
OBJECTIVE: Decreasing duodenal contraction is now considered as a major focus for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, identifying bioactive molecules able to target the enteric nervous system, which controls the motility of intestinal smooth muscle cells, represents a new therapeutic avenue. For this reason, we chose to study the impact of oral galanin on this system in diabetic mice. METHODS: Enteric neurotransmission, duodenal contraction, glucose absorption, modification of gut-brain axis, and glucose metabolism (glucose tolerance, insulinemia, glucose entry in tissue, hepatic glucose metabolism) were assessed...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427656/gut-microbiota-inflammation-and-probiotics-on-neural-development-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Ceymi Doenyas
Recent evidence implicates immune alterations and gut microbiota dysbiosis in at least some subpopulations of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Immune and gut alterations in ASD have mostly been studied separately, and the reviews and theoretical models up to now have mainly considered the immune system as one of the routes for gut-brain communication. We take a different perspective and consider possible common mechanisms of action for the gut microbiota and inflammation on the neural basis of ASD...
February 7, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427583/a-gut-feeling-microbiome-brain-immune-interactions-modulate-social-and-affective-behaviors
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REVIEW
Kristyn E Sylvia, Gregory E Demas
The expression of a wide range of social and affective behaviors, including aggression and investigation, as well as anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors, involves interactions among many different physiological systems, including the neuroendocrine and immune systems. Recent work suggests that the gut microbiome may also play a critical role in modulating behavior and likely functions as an important integrator across physiological systems. Microbes within the gut may communicate with the brain via both neural and humoral pathways, providing numerous avenues of research in the area of the gut-brain axis...
February 13, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425908/enteric-glia-diversity-or-plasticity
#5
Simon Valès, Melissa Touvron, Laurianne Van Landeghem
Glial cells of the enteric nervous system correspond to a unique glial lineage distinct from other central and peripheral glia and form a vast and abundant network spreading throughout all the layers of the gastrointestinal wall. Research over the last two decades has demonstrated that enteric glia regulates all major gastrointestinal functions via multiple bi-directional crosstalk with enteric neurons and other neighboring cell types. Recent studies propose that enteric glia represents a heterogeneous population associated with distinct localization within the gut wall, phenotype and activity...
February 6, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421808/pathophysiology-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-holistic-overview
#6
Gerald Holtmann, Ayesha Shah, Mark Morrison
Background and Summary: Traditionally, functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), including functional dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are defined by more or less specific symptoms and the absence of structural or biochemical abnormalities that cause these symptoms. This concept is now considered to be outdated; if appropriate tests are applied, structural or biochemical abnormalities that explain or cause the symptoms may be found in many patients. Another feature of FGID are the highly prevalent psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression and anxiety...
February 8, 2018: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405517/activation-of-amylin-receptors-attenuates-alcohol-mediated-behaviours-in-rodents
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Aimilia Lydia Kalafateli, Daniel Vallöf, Elisabet Jerlhag
Alcohol expresses its reinforcing properties by activating areas of the mesolimbic dopamine system, which consists of dopaminergic neurons projecting from the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens. The findings that reward induced by food and addictive drugs involve common mechanisms raise the possibility that gut-brain hormones, which control appetite, such as amylin, could be involved in reward regulation. Amylin decreases food intake, and despite its implication in the regulation of natural rewards, tenuous evidence support amylinergic mediation of artificial rewards, such as alcohol...
February 6, 2018: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404956/bidirectional-neural-interaction-between-central-dopaminergic-and-gut-lesions-in-parkinson-s-disease-models
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Pablo Garrido-Gil, Ana I Rodriguez-Perez, Antonio Dominguez-Meijide, Maria J Guerra, Jose L Labandeira-Garcia
The exact mechanism of gut dysfunction in Parkinson's disease and, conversely, the role of gut pathology in brain dopaminergic degeneration are controversial. We investigated the effects of nigral lesions on the colonic neurotransmission, the effect of gut inflammation on the nigrostriatal dopaminergic function, and the possible involvement of the vagus nerve and the local renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Nigrostriatal dopamine depletion was performed by bilateral injection 6-hydroxydopamine, and gut inflammation was induced by dextran sulfate sodium salt treatment in rats and mice, respectively, with or without vagal disruption...
February 5, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388674/pain-self-management-plus-nurse-led-support-in-young-adults-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Xiaomei Cong, Divya Ramesh, Mallory Perry, Wanli Xu, Katherine M Bernier, Erin E Young, Stephen Walsh, Angela Starkweather
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gut disorder that typically manifests in early adult years. IBS patients report that pain is the most distressing symptom with the greatest impact on quality of life. Pain-sensitivity genes and the gut microbiome may influence severity of symptoms as well as response to self-management (SM) interventions. Based on current understanding of the science of SM, pain neurophysiology, and the gut-brain axis, our team developed a pain SM intervention to be added to evidence-based self-management instruction to increase the individual's SM knowledge and skills (self-efficacy, self-regulation, and goal-setting)...
February 1, 2018: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383983/the-role-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-schizophrenia-current-and-future-perspectives
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Daniela Rodrigues-Amorim, Tania Rivera-Baltanás, Benito Regueiro, Carlos Spuch, María Elena de Las Heras, Raul Váquez-Noguerol Méndez, Maria Nieto-Araujo, C Barreiro-Villar, Jose M Olivares, Roberto C Agís-Balboa
OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia is a poorly understood chronic disease. Its pathophysiology is complex, dynamic, and linked to epigenetic mechanisms and microbiota involvement. Nowadays, correlating schizophrenia with the environment makes sense owing, to its multidimensional implications: temporal and spatial variability. Microbiota involvement and epigenetic mechanisms are factors that are currently being considered to better understand another dimension of schizophrenia. METHODS: This review summarizes and discusses currently available information, focusing on the microbiota, epigenetic mechanisms, technological approaches aimed at performing exhaustive analyses of the microbiota, and psychotherapies, to establish future perspectives...
January 31, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382834/metabolite-identification-in-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-mouse-livers-and-combined-proteomics-with-chronic-unpredictive-mild-stress-mouse-livers
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Bo Li, Kenan Guo, Li Zeng, Benhua Zeng, Ran Huo, Yuanyuan Luo, Haiyang Wang, Meixue Dong, Peng Zheng, Chanjuan Zhou, Jianjun Chen, Yiyun Liu, Zhao Liu, Liang Fang, Hong Wei, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common mood disorder. Gut microbiota may be involved in the pathogenesis of depression via the microbe-gut-brain axis. Liver is vulnerable to exposure of bacterial products translocated from the gut via the portal vein and may be involved in the axis. In this study, germ-free mice underwent fecal microbiota transplantation from MDD patients and healthy controls. Behavioral tests verified the depression model. Metabolomics using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry determined the influence of microbes on liver metabolism...
January 31, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380303/gut-microbiota-and-the-neuroendocrine-system
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REVIEW
Aitak Farzi, Esther E Fröhlich, Peter Holzer
The microbial ecosystem that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of all mammals-the gut microbiota-has been in a symbiotic relationship with its hosts over many millennia. Thanks to modern technology, the myriad of functions that are controlled or modulated by the gut microbiota are beginning to unfold. One of the systems that is emerging to closely interact with the gut microbiota is the body's major neuroendocrine system that controls various body processes in response to stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis...
January 27, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379615/the-third-tier-in-treatment-attending-to-the-growing-connection-between-gut-health-and-emotional-well-being
#13
Joseph Verdino
The microbial environment of the human gut has powerful influence on immunity, metabolism, and obesity. There is now emerging evidence that the microbiome of our gastrointestinal system may also be a key factor impacting our emotional and behavioral health. The purpose of this article is to elucidate how this emerging area of science can further educate and encourage mental health professionals to explore an additional means to treatment. Since much of this research is found in the biological and neuroscientific literature, it can be quite cumbersome for clinicians to digest and apply, who would critically benefit from a concise discussion of the gut-brain connection...
July 2017: Health Psychology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366841/bi-directionality-of-brain-gut-interactions-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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David J Gracie, Elspeth A Guthrie, P John Hamlin, Alexander C Ford
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with mood disorders, such as anxiety or depression, but it is not clear whether one contributes to development of the other, or if the interaction is bi-directional (anxiety or depression contributes to the progression of IBD, and IBD affects psychologic health). We performed a 2-year longitudinal prospective study of patients in secondary to care investigate the bi-directionality of IBD and mood disorders. METHODS: We collected data from 405 adult patients with a diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) from November 2012 through June 2017...
January 20, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366248/butyrate-via-the-gut-brain-neuronal-circuit-reduces-appetite-and-activates-brown-adipose-tissue
#15
Zhuang Li, Sander Kooijman, Chunxia Yi, Chih Kit Chuang, Jimmy F P Berbée, Ko Willems Van Dijk, Albert K Groen, Patrick C N Rensen, Yanan Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360479/screening-of-quorum-sensing-peptides-for-biological-effects-in-neuronal-cells
#16
Yorick Janssens, Evelien Wynendaele, Frederick Verbeke, Nathan Debunne, Bert Gevaert, Kurt Audenaert, Christophe Van DeWiele, Bart De Spiegeleer
Quorum sensing peptides (QSP) are an important class of bacterial peptides which can have an effect on human host cells. These peptides are used by bacteria to communicate with each other. Some QSP are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and reach the brain parenchyma. However, nothing is known about the effects of these peptides in the brain. Therefore, 85 quorum sensing peptides were screened on six different neuronal cell lines using MTT toxicity, neurite differentiation, cytokine production and morphology as biological outcomes...
January 19, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353471/a-strategy-for-association-study-on-intestinal-microbiome-and-brain-metabolome-across-lifespan-of-rats
#17
Tianlu Chen, Yijun You, Guoxiang Xie, Xiaojiao Zheng, Aihua Zhao, Jiajian Liu, Qing Zhao, Shouli Wang, Huang Fengjie, Cynthia Rajani, Chongchong Wang, Shaoqiu Chen, Yan Ni, Herbert Yu, Youping Deng, Xiaoyan Wang, Wei Jia
There is increased appreciation for the diverse roles of the microbiome-gut-brain axis on mammalian growth and health throughout the lifespan. Numerous studies demonstrated that gut microbiome and their metabolites were involved extensively in the communication of brain and gut. Association study of brain metabolome and gut microbiome is an active field offering large amount of information on the interaction of microbiome, brain and gut while data size and complicated hierarchical relationships were the major obstacles...
January 21, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352076/intestinal-dysbiosis-and-permeability-the-yin-and-yang-in-alcohol-dependence-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
#18
REVIEW
Peter Stärkel, Sophie Leclercq, Philippe de Timary, Bernd Schnabl
Alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease represent a major public health problem with substantial morbidity and mortality. By yet incompletely understood mechanisms, chronic alcohol abuse is associated with increased intestinal permeability and alterations of the gut microbiota composition, allowing bacterial components, bacteria, and metabolites to reach the portal and the systemic circulation. These gut-derived bacterial products are recognized by immune cells circulating in the blood or residing in remote organs such as the liver leading to the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines which are considered important mediators of the liver-gut-brain communication...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337226/glp-1-signaling-and-alcohol-mediated-behaviors-preclinical-and-clinical-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Elisabet Jerlhag
Alcohol addiction, affecting approximately four percent of the population, contributes significantly to the global burden of diseases and is a substantial cost to the society. The neurochemical mechanisms regulating alcohol mediated behaviors is complex and in more recent years a new physiological role of the gut-brain peptides, traditionally known to regulate appetite and food intake, have been suggested. Indeed, regulators of alcohol-mediated behaviors. One of these gut-brain peptides is the annorexigenic peptide glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), Preclinical studies show that GLP-1 receptor activation, either by GLP-1 or analogues, attenuate the ability of alcohol to activate the mesolimbic dopamine system as well as decrease alcohol consumption and operant self-administration...
January 12, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335605/dietary-salt-promotes-neurovascular-and-cognitive-dysfunction-through-a-gut-initiated-th17-response
#20
Giuseppe Faraco, David Brea, Lidia Garcia-Bonilla, Gang Wang, Gianfranco Racchumi, Haejoo Chang, Izaskun Buendia, Monica M Santisteban, Steven G Segarra, Kenzo Koizumi, Yukio Sugiyama, Michelle Murphy, Henning Voss, Joseph Anrather, Costantino Iadecola
A diet rich in salt is linked to an increased risk of cerebrovascular diseases and dementia, but it remains unclear how dietary salt harms the brain. We report that, in mice, excess dietary salt suppresses resting cerebral blood flow and endothelial function, leading to cognitive impairment. The effect depends on expansion of TH17 cells in the small intestine, resulting in a marked increase in plasma interleukin-17 (IL-17). Circulating IL-17, in turn, promotes endothelial dysfunction and cognitive impairment by the Rho kinase-dependent inhibitory phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and reduced nitric oxide production in cerebral endothelial cells...
January 15, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
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