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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571898/differential-immune-responses-and-microbiota-profiles-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-co-morbid-gastrointestinal-symptoms
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Destanie R Rose, Houa Yang, Gloria Serena, Craig Sturgeon, Bing Ma, Milo Careaga, Heather K Hughes, Kathy Angkustsiri, Melissa Rose, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Judy Van de Water, Robin L Hansen, Jacques Ravel, Alessio Fasano, Paul Ashwood
OBJECTIVES: Many studies have reported the increased presence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Altered microbiome profiles, pro-inflammatory responses and impaired intestinal permeability have been observed in children with ASD and co-morbid GI symptoms, yet few studies have compared these findings to ASD children without GI issues or similarly aged typical developing children. The aim of this study was to determine whether there are biological signatures in terms of immune dysfunction and microbiota composition in children with ASD with GI symptoms...
March 20, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554871/are-self-reported-gastrointestinal-symptoms-among-older-adults-associated-with-increased-intestinal-permeability-and-psychological-distress
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John-Peter Ganda Mall, Lina Östlund-Lagerström, Carl Mårten Lindqvist, Samal Algilani, Dara Rasoal, Dirk Repsilber, Robert J Brummer, Åsa V Keita, Ida Schoultz
BACKGROUND: Despite the substantial number of older adults suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms little is known regarding the character of these complaints and whether they are associated with an altered intestinal barrier function and psychological distress. Our aim was to explore the relationship between self-reported gut health, intestinal permeability and psychological distress among older adults. METHODS: Three study populations were included: 1) older adults with GI symptoms (n = 24), 2) a group of older adults representing the general elderly population in Sweden (n = 22) and 3) senior orienteering athletes as a potential model of healthy ageing (n = 27)...
March 20, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544751/zonulin-level-a-marker-of-intestinal-permeability-is-increased-in-association-with-liver-enzymes-in-young-adolescents
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Ji Hee Kim, Ju Sun Heo, Kyung Suk Baek, Soo-Yeon Kim, Jung Hyun Kim, Kwang-Hyun Baek, Ki Eun Kim, Youn Ho Sheen
BACKGROUND: Zonulin is acknowledged as the only physiological mediator established to reversibly regulate intestinal permeability through modulation of intercellular tight junctions. We aimed to determine whether there are differences in zonulin levels between 74 subjects with overweight or obesity and 76 with normal-weight and to assess correlations of circulating zonulin levels with anthropometric measures and obesity-related biomarkers. METHODS: We assessed anthropometric and laboratory measures, including body mass indes (BMI) z-score, blood pressure, liver enzymes, lipid profiles, and insulin resistance...
March 12, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507058/imbalance-of-gut-microbiome-and-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-in-patients-with-high-blood-pressure
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Seungbum Kim, Ruby Goel, Ashok Kumar, Yanfei Qi, Gil Lobaton, Koji Hosaka, Mohammed Mohammed, Eileen M Handberg, Elaine M Richards, Carl J Pepine, Mohan K Raizada
Recent evidence indicates a link between gut pathology and microbiome with hypertension in animal models. However, whether this association exists in humans is unknown. Thus, our objectives in this study were to test the hypotheses that high blood pressure patients have distinct gut microbiomes and that gut epithelial barrier function markers and microbiome composition could predict systolic blood pressure. Fecal samples, analyzed by shotgun metagenomics, displayed taxonomic and functional changes, including altered butyrate production between patients with high blood pressure and reference subjects...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495907/comparison-of-the-in-vitro-toxicity-of-ancient-triticum-monococcum-varieties-id331-and-monlis
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Gianfranco Mamone, Giuseppe Iacomino
Triticum monococcum L. is one of the oldest ancestors of wheat. There is some evidence that einkorn encloses forms of gliadin-deriving peptides which may potentially exert a reduced toxicity to consumers with gluten-related disorders. Accordingly, ID331 and Monlis lines were comparatively investigated in this study. The biological effects of gastro-resistant peptides deriving from an in vitro simulated digestion were evaluated on 21 d differentiated Caco-2 cells. Triticum aestivum digested gliadin was included as the positive control...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468256/intestinal-barrier-impairment-and-immune-activation-in-hiv-infected-advanced-late-presenters-are-not-dependent-on-cd4-recovery
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Kamila Wójcik-Cichy, Anna Piekarska, Elżbieta Jabłonowska
Damage of the mucosal barrier in HIV infection, microbial translocation, and immune activation can persist even in patients on successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) especially advanced late presenters. The aim of this study was to find factors that determine immune activation and bacterial translocation in HIV-infected advanced late presenters on suppressive ART. Forty-three late presenters (CD4 < 200 cells/µl prior to ART) on successful ART (more than 2 years of ART) with optimal and suboptimal CD4 recovery were enrolled into this study...
February 21, 2018: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459849/widely-used-commercial-elisa-does-not-detect-precursor-of-haptoglobin2-but-recognizes-properdin-as-a-potential-second-member-of-the-zonulin-family
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Lucas Scheffler, Alyce Crane, Henrike Heyne, Anke Tönjes, Dorit Schleinitz, Christian H Ihling, Michael Stumvoll, Rachel Freire, Maria Fiorentino, Alessio Fasano, Peter Kovacs, John T Heiker
Background: There is increasing evidence for the role of impaired intestinal permeability in obesity and associated metabolic diseases. Zonulin is an established serum marker for intestinal permeability and identical to pre-haptoglobin2. Here, we aimed to investigate the relationship between circulating zonulin and metabolic traits related to obesity. Methods: Serum zonulin was measured by using a widely used commercial ELISA kit in 376 subjects from the metabolically well-characterized cohort of Sorbs from Germany...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454662/fecal-markers-of-intestinal-inflammation-and-intestinal-permeability-are-elevated-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Andreas Schwiertz, Jörg Spiegel, Ulrich Dillmann, David Grundmann, Jan Bürmann, Klaus Faßbender, Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Marcus M Unger
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Intestinal inflammation and increased intestinal permeability (both possibly fueled by dysbiosis) have been suggested to be implicated in the multifactorial pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The objective of the current study was to investigate whether fecal markers of inflammation and impaired intestinal barrier function corroborate this pathogenic aspect of PD. METHODS: In a case-control study, we quantitatively analyzed established fecal markers of intestinal inflammation (calprotectin and lactoferrin) and fecal markers of intestinal permeability (alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin) in PD patients (n = 34) and controls (n = 28, group-matched for age) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 12, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402773/protective-effects-of-let-7b-on-the-expression-of-occludin-by-targeting-p38-mapk-in-preventing-intestinal-barrier-dysfunction
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Zhihua Liu, Yinghai Tian, Yanqiong Jiang, Shihua Chen, Ting Liu, Mary Pat Moyer, Huanlong Qin, Xinke Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Let-7b was dramatically reduced after a dicer knockout of mice with intestinal barrier function injuries. This paper aims to investigate the molecular mechanism of let-7b by targeting p38 MAPK in preventing intestinal barrier dysfunction. METHODS: A total of 186 patients were enrolled, with 93 in the control group and 93 in the PRO group. Only 158 patients completed the entire study, whereas the others either did not meet the inclusion criteria or refused to participate...
January 19, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378051/short-term-overfeeding-with-dairy-cream-does-not-modify-gut-permeability-the-fecal-microbiota-or-glucose-metabolism-in-young-healthy-men
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Beate Ott, Thomas Skurk, Llias Lagkouvardos, Sandra Fischer, Janine Büttner, Martina Lichtenegger, Thomas Clavel, Andreas Lechner, Michael Rychlik, Dirk Haller, Hans Hauner
Background: High-fat diets (HFDs) have been linked to low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance. Objective: The main purpose of the present study was to assess whether acute overfeeding with an HFD affects insulin sensitivity, gut barrier function, and fecal microbiota in humans. Methods: In a prospective intervention study, 24 healthy men [mean ± SD: age 23.0 ± 2.8 y, body mass index (in kg/m2) 23.0 ± 2.1] received an HFD (48% of energy from fat) with an additional 1000 kcal/d (as whipping cream) above their calculated energy expenditure for 7 d...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345158/the-impact-of-probiotics-and-n-3-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-intestinal-permeability-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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K Mokkala, P Pussinen, N Houttu, E Koivuniemi, T Vahlberg, K Laitinen
A disruption in intestinal barrier integrity may predispose individuals to metabolic aberrations, particularly during the vulnerable period of pregnancy. We investigated whether intestinal permeability, as measured by serum zonulin concentration, changes over the duration of pregnancy and whether this change is reflected in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activity. Second, we tested in a randomised double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial the impact of consuming dietary probiotics and/or long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) supplements in lowering serum zonulin concentration and LPS activity...
January 18, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338886/overweight-and-obesity-status-in-pregnant-women-are-related-to-intestinal-microbiota-and-serum-metabolic-and-inflammatory-profiles
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Noora Houttu, Kati Mokkala, Kirsi Laitinen
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity may predispose women to clinical complications during their pregnancy. We hypothesize that a higher degree of overweight status is related to a range of aberrations in biomarkers already in early pregnancy. Our objective was to investigate whether intestinal microbiota, serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles differ in relation to the degree of overweight status in pregnant women. METHODS: This study investigated 52 overweight and 47 obese pregnant women in early pregnancy...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281659/immunogenicity-of-rotavirus-vaccine-rotarixtm-in-infants-with-environmental-enteric-dysfunction
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Innocent Mwape, Samuel Bosomprah, John Mwaba, Katayi Mwila-Kazimbaya, Natasha Makabilo Laban, Caroline Cleopatra Chisenga, Gibson Sijumbila, Michelo Simuyandi, Roma Chilengi
INTRODUCTION: Deployment of rotavirus vaccines has contributed to significant declines in diarrheal morbidity and mortality globally. Unfortunately, vaccine performance in low-middle income countries (LMICs) is generally lower than in developed countries. The cause for this has been associated with several host and maternal factors including poor water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) status, which are predominant in LMICs. More recently, environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) has specifically been hypothesized to contribute to poor vaccine uptake and response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226642/homoarginine-associates-with-zonulin-and-tryptophan-findings-in-a-high-risk-cohort-of-patients-carrying-an-aicd
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Elli Mann, Robert Kluesener, Felix Boschann, Jana Ruppert, Franz P Armbruster, Andreas Meinitzer, Christoph Melzer, Thomas B Dschietzig
BACKGROUND: Homoarginine (hArg) is known to have an impact on nitric oxide (NO) metabolism. It seems to increase NO generation and/or availability, thereby enhancing endothelial function. In addition, hArg is connected to energy metabolism since the key enzyme, L-arginine-glycine amidinotransferase (AGAT) for hArg synthesis in the kidneys, is also involved in the synthesis of energy metabolites like guanidinoacetate. Former studies indicate that low levels of hArg are linked to cardiovascular disease and increased all-cause mortality...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179781/low-fat-yogurt-consumption-reduces-biomarkers-of-chronic-inflammation-and-inhibits-markers-of-endotoxin-exposure-in-healthy-premenopausal-women-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ruisong Pei, Diana M DiMarco, Kelley K Putt, Derek A Martin, Qinlei Gu, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Heather M White, Cameron O Scarlett, Richard S Bruno, Bradley W Bolling
The anti-inflammatory mechanisms of low-fat dairy product consumption are largely unknown. The objective of this study was to determine whether low-fat yogurt reduces biomarkers of chronic inflammation and endotoxin exposure in women. Premenopausal women (BMI 18·5-27 and 30-40 kg/m2) were randomised to consume 339 g of low-fat yogurt (yogurt non-obese (YN); yogurt obese (YO)) or 324 g of soya pudding (control non-obese; control obese (CO)) daily for 9 weeks (n 30/group). Fasting blood samples were analysed for IL-6, TNF-α/soluble TNF II (sTNF-RII), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, 2-arachidonoyl glycerol, anandamide, monocyte gene expression, soluble CD14 (sCD14), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), LPS binding protein (LBP), IgM endotoxin-core antibody (IgM EndoCAb), and zonulin...
December 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134616/zonulin-inflammation-and-iron-status-in-patients-with-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ewelina Lukaszyk, Mateusz Lukaszyk, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Anna Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Jolanta Malyszko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Zonulin is the only known regulator of intestinal permeability. It is also considered as a potential inflammatory marker in several conditions such as diabetes and inflammatory bowel syndrome. The aim of the study was to investigate zonulin levels in patients with early stages of CKD and its possible correlation with inflammation, anemia and iron status parameters. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with early stages of CKD and 23 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study...
January 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072974/the-occurrence-of-antibodies-against-gluten-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-does-not-correlate-with-serological-markers-of-impaired-intestinal-permeability
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Jan Józefczuk, Ewa Konopka, Joanna Beata Bierła, Ilona Trojanowska, Agnieszka Sowińska, Rafał Czarnecki, Lucjan Sobol, Paweł Józefczuk, Weronika Surdy, Bożena Cukrowska
There is evidence that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) display an increased immune reactivity against gluten, which is supposed to be the effect of intestinal barrier abnormalities. The aim of study was to evaluate the relation of antibody induced by gluten to zonulin and intestinal fatty acid binding proteins (I-FABP), that is, serological markers of an impaired gut barrier. The study included 77 patients with ASDs. Zonulin, I-FABP, celiac-specific antibodies, anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA), and antibodies against neural transglutaminase 6 (TG6) of immunoglobulin (Ig) A and IgG classes were detected in sera...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051757/role-of-gut-microbiota-on-cardio-metabolic-parameters-and-immunity-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Lidia Sanchez-Alcoholado, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, Laura Jordán-Martínez, Isabel Moreno-Indias, Pilar Cardila-Cruz, Daniel Elena, Antonio J Muñoz-Garcia, Maria I Queipo-Ortuño, Manuel Jimenez-Navarro
Gut microbiota composition has been reported as a factor linking host metabolism with the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and intestinal immunity. Such gut microbiota has been shown to aggravate CVD by contributing to the production of trimethylamine N -oxide (TMAO), which is a pro-atherogenic compound. Treg cells expressing the transcription factor Forkhead box protein P3 (FoxP3) play an essential role in the regulation of immune responses to commensal microbiota and have an atheroprotective role...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034305/fecal-zonulin-is-elevated-in-crohn-s-disease-and-in-cigarette-smokers
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Karin Malíčková, Irena Francová, Milan Lukáš, Martin Kolář, Eva Králíková, Martin Bortlík, Dana Ďuricová, Lenka Štěpánková, Kamila Zvolská, Alexandra Pánková, Tomáš Zima
OBJECTIVES: Human zonulin is a protein that increases permeability in the epithelial layer of the small intestine by reversibly modulating the intercellular tight junctions. There is not sufficient information available about zonulin's participation in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The aim of this study was therefore to investigate fecal and serum zonulin in IBD patients and its relation to the disease localization, behavior and smoking status. DESIGN AND METHODS: Forty IBD patients and forty healthy persons were examined for fecal and serum zonulin concentrations by competitive ELISA (DRG International Inc)...
December 2017: Practical Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032392/exercise-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-running-induced-changes-in-intestinal-permeability-and-markers-of-gastrointestinal-function-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-runners
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Elisa Karhu, Richard A Forsgård, Lauri Alanko, Henrik Alfthan, Pirkko Pussinen, Esa Hämäläinen, Riitta Korpela
PURPOSE: Athletes frequently experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during training and competition. Although the prevalence of exercise-induced GI symptoms is high, the mechanisms leading to GI distress during exercise are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to identify running-induced changes in intestinal permeability and markers of GI function and investigate their association with gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS: We recruited 17 active runners who we allocated as either asymptomatic or symptomatic based on their history of experiencing GI symptoms during running...
December 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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