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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453461/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-and-sleeve-gastrectomy-induces-specific-shifts-of-the-gut-microbiota-without-altering-the-metabolism-of-bile-acids-in-the-intestinal-lumen
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Henri Duboc, Caroline Chong Nguyen, Jean-Baptiste Cavin, Lara Ribeiro-Parenti, Anne-Charlotte Jarry, Dominique Rainteau, Lydie Humbert, Benoit Coffin, Maude Le Gall, André Bado, Harry Sokol
Some shifts in the gut microbiota composition and its metabolic fingerprints have been associated to Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). So far, plasma bile acids have been associated with post-operative glucose improvement and weight loss, but nothing is known about their metabolism in the gut lumen. As bile acids are physiologically transformed by the microbiota into various species, the aim of this work was to study how SG and RYGB-associated dysbiosis impact the bioconversion of bile acids in the intestinal lumen...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452159/cyp27a1-acts-on-the-pre-vitamin-d3-photoproduct-lumisterol-producing-biologically-active-hydroxy-metabolites
#2
Robert C Tuckey, Wei Li, Dejian Ma, Chloe Y S Cheng, Katie M Wang, Tae-Kang Kim, Saowanee Jeayeng, Andrzej T Slominski
Prolonged exposure of the skin to UV radiation causes previtamin D3, the initial photoproduct formed by opening of the B ring of 7-dehydrocholesterol, to undergo a second photochemical reaction where the B-ring is reformed giving lumisterol3 (L3), a stereoisomer of 7-dehydrocholesterol. L3 was believed to be an inactive photoproduct of excessive UV radiation whose formation prevents excessive vitamin D production. Recently, we reported that L3 is present in serum and that CYP11A1 can act on L3 producing monohydroxy- and dihydroxy-metabolites which inhibit skin cell proliferation similarly to 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451352/chronic-exposure-of-mice-to-low-doses-of-imazalil-induces-hepatotoxicity-at-the-physiological-biochemical-and-transcriptomic-levels
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Cuiyuan Jin, Ting Luo, Zhengwei Fu, Yuanxiang Jin
Imazalil (IMZ), which is a widely used fungicide, can accumulate in the body and threaten an animal's health. However, this fungicide has adverse effects on aquatic organisms and ultimately affects human health when it leaches into the environment. Our research tried to determine that if IMZ might cause liver damage and its potential to cause-related diseases. In this study, male adult C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 0.1, 0.5, or 2.5 mg/kg body weight IMZ in drinking water for 15 weeks. Then, we evaluated the liver damage at the physiological, biochemical, and transcriptome levels in mice after chronic IMZ exposure...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446652/developmental-regulation-of-the-intestinal-fgf19-system-in-domestic-pigs
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Aleix Gavaldà-Navarro, Jose J Pastor, Alessandro Mereu, Francesc Villarroya, Ignacio R Ipharraguerre
Fibroblast growth factor-19 (FGF19) is an emerging endocrine factor involved in the regulation of bile acid homeostasis and energy metabolism in rodents and humans. In pigs, however, the FGF19 system remains largely unexplored. This study was designed to investigate the developmental regulation of the FGF19 system in domestic pigs. Samples of intestinal sections, liver, and plasma were collected from 24 pigs (n = 6) at four developmental stages (birth, pre-weaning, post-weaning, and adulthood). In the intestine, expression of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and FGF19 showed a congruent time- and region-dependent regulation, beginning soon after birth to achieve maximal expression in ileum during adulthood...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443403/proceedings-of-the-2017-aspen-research-workshop-gastric-bypass-role-of-the-gut
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar Jain, Carel W le Roux, Puneet Puri, Ali Tavakkoli, Nana Gletsu-Miller, Blandine Laferrère, Richard Kellermayer, John K DiBaise, Robert G Martindale, Bruce M Wolfe
The goal of the National Institutes of Health-funded American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2017 research workshop (RW) "Gastric Bypass: Role of the Gut" was to focus on the exciting research evaluating gut-derived signals in modulating outcomes after bariatric surgery. Although gastric bypass surgery has undoubted positive effects, the mechanistic basis of improved outcomes cannot be solely explained by caloric restriction. Emerging data suggest that bile acid metabolic pathways, luminal contents, energy balance, gut mucosal integrity, as well as the gut microbiota are significantly modulated after bariatric surgery and may be responsible for the variable outcomes, each of which was rigorously evaluated...
February 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438852/transcriptome-analysis-to-assess-the-cholestatic-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-polygoni-multiflori-radix-up-regulation-of-key-enzymes-of-cholesterol-and-bile-acid-biosynthesis
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Li-Long Jiang, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Ya-Xi Fan, Qiong Yu, Yi-Sheng Lai, Ping Li, Hui-Jun Li
Polygoni Multiflori Radix (PMR) has been commonly used as a tonic in China for centuries. However, PMR-associated hepatotoxicity is becoming a safety issue. Cholestasis often occurs in PMR-induced hepatotoxicity in clinical medicine, but the exact mechanism is not completely understood. An RNA-Seq method was employed, in the present study, to explore the molecular mechanism of cholestatic liver injury induced by PMR, characterized by the hepatic transcriptional response in rats exposed to 1 and 20 g/kg PMR for 90 days...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438773/peroxisomal-disorders-improved-laboratory-diagnosis-new-defects-and-the-complicated-route-to-treatment
#7
Ronald J A Wanders
Peroxisomes catalyze a number of essential metabolic functions of which fatty acid alpha- and beta-oxidation, ether phospholipid biosynthesis, glyoxylate detoxification and bile acid synthesis are the most important. The key role of peroxisomes in humans is exemplified by the existence of a group of peroxisomal disorders, caused by mutations in > 30 different genes which codes for proteins with a role in either peroxisome biogenesis or one of the metabolic pathways in peroxisomes. Technological advances in laboratory methods at the metabolite-, enzyme-, and molecular level has not only allowed the identification of a new peroxisomal disorder but also new phenotypes associated with already identified genetic defects thus extending the clinical spectrum...
February 10, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432061/atorvastatin-treatment-modulates-the-gut-microbiota-of-the-hypercholesterolemic-patients
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Tariq Jamal Khan, Youssri M Ahmed, Mazin A Zamzami, Aisha M Siddiqui, Imran Khan, Othman A S Baothman, Mohamed G Mehanna, Abudukadeer Kuerban, Mohammed Kaleemuddin, Muhammad Yasir
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the most important risk factors for development of cardiovascular diseases. The composition of gut microbiota (total microbes residing in the gut) impacts on cholesterol and lipid metabolism. On the contrary, alterations in gut microbiota in response to hypercholesterolemia or drug treatment with atorvastatin (a cholesterol-lowering agent) are rarely investigated. We performed 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing to evaluate the gut bacterial community of 15 untreated hypercholesterolemic patients (HP) and 27 atorvastatin-treated hypercholesterolemic patients (At-HP) and compared with 19 healthy subjects (HS)...
February 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430336/influence-of-bile-acids-on-colorectal-cancer-risk-potential-mechanisms-mediated-by-diet-gut-microbiota-interactions
#9
Sören Ocvirk, Stephen Jd O'Keefe
Purpose of review: To review the evidence for the tumorigenic effects of food-stimulated bile acids on the colon and interaction with the gut microbiota. Recent Findings: High-fat diets promote the hepatic synthesis of bile acids and increase their delivery to the colonic lumen. Here, they stimulate the growth and activity of 7α-dehydroxylating bacteria, which convert primary into secondary bile acids that show tumorigenic activity, especially deoxycholic acid (DCA)...
December 2017: Current Nutrition Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427579/protective-effects-of-yangonin-from-an-edible-botanical-kava-against-lithocholic-acid-induced-cholestasis-and-hepatotoxicity
#10
Yulong Kong, Xiaoguang Gao, Changyuan Wang, Chenqing Ning, Kexin Liu, Zhihao Liu, Huijun Sun, Xiaodong Ma, Pengyuan Sun, Qiang Meng
Accumulation of toxic bile acids in liver could cause cholestasis and liver injury. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of yangonin, a product isolated from an edible botanical Kava against lithocholic acid (LCA)-induced cholestasis, and further to elucidate the involvement of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) in the anticholestatic effect using in vivo and in vitro experiments. The cholestatic liver injury model was established by intraperitoneal injections of LCA in C57BL/6 mice...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421651/an-update-on-oxysterol-biochemistry-new-discoveries-in-lipidomics
#11
William J Griffiths, Yuqin Wang
Oxysterols are oxidised derivatives of cholesterol or its precursors post lanosterol. They are intermediates in the biosynthesis of bile acids, steroid hormones and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Although often considered as metabolic intermediates there is a growing body of evidence that many oxysterols are bioactive and their absence or excess may be part of the cause of a disease phenotype. Using global lipidomics approaches oxysterols are underrepresented encouraging the development of targeted approaches. In this article, we discuss recent discoveries important in oxysterol biochemistry and some of the targeted lipidomic approaches used to make these discoveries...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419931/observations-on-the-ex-situ-perfusion-of-livers-for-transplantation
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Christopher J E Watson, Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis, Caitlin Pley, Lucy Randle, Corinna Fear, Keziah Crick, Alexander E Gimson, Michael Allison, Sara Upponi, Rebecca Brais, Ina Jochmans, Andrew J Butler
Normothermic ex situ liver perfusion might allow viability assessment of livers before transplantation. Perfusion characteristics were studied in 47 liver perfusions, of which 22 resulted in transplants. Hepatocellular damage was reflected in the perfusate transaminase concentrations, which correlated with post-transplant peak transaminase levels. Lactate clearance occurred within 3 hours in 46 of 47 perfusions, and glucose rose initially during perfusion in 44. Three livers required higher levels of bicarbonate support to maintain physiological pH, including one developing primary non-function...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416552/fructo-oligosaccharides-and-glucose-homeostasis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-in-animal-models
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REVIEW
Cindy Le Bourgot, Emmanuelle Apper, Sophie Blat, Frédérique Respondek
The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effect of fructo-oligosaccharide supplementation on glucose homeostasis. The search process was based on the selection of publications listed in the Pubmed-Medline database until April 2016 to identify studies evaluating the impact of short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides or oligofructose on glucose homeostasis. Twenty-nine trials were included in the systematic review and the meta-analysis was performed on twelve of these papers according to the inclusion criteria...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408609/microbiota-derived-metabolic-factors-reduce-campylobacteriosis-in-mice
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Xiaolun Sun, Kathryn Winglee, Raad Z Gharaibeh, Josee Gauthier, Zhen He, Prabhanshu Tripathi, Dorina Avram, Steven Bruner, Anthony Fodor, Christian Jobin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Campylobacter jejuni, a prevalent food-borne bacterial pathogen, exploits the host innate response to induce colitis. Little is known about the roles of microbiota in C jejuni-induced intestinal inflammation. We investigated interactions between microbiota and intestinal cells during C jejuni infection of mice. METHODS: Germ-free C57BL/6 Il10-/- mice were colonized with conventional microbiota and infected with a single dose of C jejuni (109 colony-forming units/mouse), via gavage...
January 31, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404516/deficiency-of-cholesterol-7%C3%AE-hydroxylase-in-bile-acid-synthesis-exacerbates-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Ajay C Donepudi, Jessica M Ferrell, Shannon Boehme, Hueng-Sik Choi, John Y L Chiang
Alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) is a major risk factor for cirrhosis-associated liver diseases. Studies demonstrate that alcohol increases serum bile acids in humans and rodents. AFLD has been linked to cholestasis, although the physiologic relevance of increased bile acids in AFLD and the underlying mechanism of increasing the bile acid pool by alcohol feeding are still unclear. In this study, we used mouse models either deficient of or overexpressing cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (Cyp7a1), the rate-limiting and key regulatory enzyme in bile acid synthesis, to study the effect of alcohol drinking in liver metabolism and inflammation...
January 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404498/activin-a-is-a-prominent-autocrine-regulator-of-hepatocyte-growth-arrest
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Srividyameena Haridoss, Mladen I Yovchev, Hannah Schweizer, Sabreen Megherhi, Maria Beecher, Joseph Locker, Michael Oertel
Activin A, a multifunctional cytokine, plays an important role in hepatocyte growth suppression and is involved in liver size control. The present study was aimed to determine the cell location of activin A in the normal rat liver microenvironment and the contribution of activin A signaling to the hepatocyte phenotype to obtain insight into molecular mechanisms. Immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization analyses identified hepatocytes as the major activin A-positive cell population in normal liver and identified mast cells as an additional activin A source...
November 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404487/profiling-of-the-circadian-metabolome-in-thioacetamide-induced-liver-cirrhosis-in-mice
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Koichi Fujisawa, Taro Takami, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Naoki Yamamoto, Isao Sakaida
Liver cirrhosis can disturb circadian rhythms, decreasing patient quality of life. Changes in metabolic products in cirrhosis are poorly understood. We evaluated changes in liver metabolism products using a thioacetamide-induced mouse model of liver cirrhosis exhibiting circadian rhythm disturbance. Principal component analysis indicated that the circular progression found in the control group was disrupted in the thioacetamide group, and Jonckheere-Terpstra-Kendall analysis showed an imbalanced pattern of oscillating metabolic products...
September 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404441/the-role-of-human-cytochrome-p450-2e1-in-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis
#18
Jun Xu, Hsiao-Yen Ma, Shuang Liang, Mengxi Sun, Gabriel Karin, Yukinori Koyama, Ronglin Hu, Oswald Quehenberger, Nicholas O Davidson, Edward A Dennis, Tatiana Kisseleva, David A Brenner
Cytochrome P450 2E1 ( CYP2E1 ) plays an important role in alcohol and toxin metabolism by catalyzing the conversion of substrates into more polar metabolites and producing reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species-induced oxidative stress promotes hepatocyte injury and death, which in turn induces inflammation, activation of hepatic stellate cells, and liver fibrosis. Here, we analyzed mice expressing only the human CYP2E1 gene (hCYP2E1) to determine differences in hCYP2E1 versus endogenous mouse Cyp2e1 function with different liver injuries...
December 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404440/engineered-fgf19-eliminates-bile-acid-toxicity-and-lipotoxicity-leading-to-resolution-of-steatohepatitis-and-fibrosis-in-mice
#19
Mei Zhou, R Marc Learned, Stephen J Rossi, Alex M DePaoli, Hui Tian, Lei Ling
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent chronic liver disease for which no approved therapies are available. Despite intensive research, the cellular mechanisms that mediate NAFLD pathogenesis and progression are poorly understood. Although obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and related metabolic syndrome, all consequences of a Western diet lifestyle, are well-recognized risk factors for NAFLD development, dysregulated bile acid metabolism is emerging as a novel mechanism contributing to NAFLD pathogenesis...
December 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402949/interaction-of-genotype-and-diet-on-small-intestine-microbiota-of-japanese-quail-fed-a-cholesterol-enriched-diet
#20
Shasha Liu, Hein Min Tun, Frederick C Leung, Darin C Bennett, Hongfu Zhang, Kimberly M Cheng
Our previous study has shown that genetic selection for susceptibility/resistance to diet-induced atherosclerosis has affected the Japanese quail's cecal environment to accommodate distinctly different cecal microbiota. In this study, we fed the Atherosclerosis-resistant (RES) and -susceptable (SUS) quail a regular and a cholesterol enriched diet to examine the interaction of host genotype and diet on the diversity, composition, and metabolic functions of the duodenal and ileal microbiota with relations to atherosclerosis development...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
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