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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456073/an-integrated-understanding-of-the-rapid-metabolic-benefits-of-a-carbohydrate-restricted-diet-on-hepatic-steatosis-in-humans
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Adil Mardinoglu, Hao Wu, Elias Bjornson, Cheng Zhang, Antti Hakkarainen, Sari M Räsänen, Sunjae Lee, Rosellina M Mancina, Mattias Bergentall, Kirsi H Pietiläinen, Sanni Söderlund, Niina Matikainen, Marcus Ståhlman, Per-Olof Bergh, Martin Adiels, Brian D Piening, Marit Granér, Nina Lundbom, Kevin J Williams, Stefano Romeo, Jens Nielsen, Michael Snyder, Mathias Uhlén, Göran Bergström, Rosie Perkins, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Fredrik Bäckhed, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Jan Borén
A carbohydrate-restricted diet is a widely recommended intervention for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but a systematic perspective on the multiple benefits of this diet is lacking. Here, we performed a short-term intervention with an isocaloric low-carbohydrate diet with increased protein content in obese subjects with NAFLD and characterized the resulting alterations in metabolism and the gut microbiota using a multi-omics approach. We observed rapid and dramatic reductions of liver fat and other cardiometabolic risk factors paralleled by (1) marked decreases in hepatic de novo lipogenesis; (2) large increases in serum β-hydroxybutyrate concentrations, reflecting increased mitochondrial β-oxidation; and (3) rapid increases in folate-producing Streptococcus and serum folate concentrations...
February 7, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455974/structural-elucidation-of-a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-fructus-mori-and-its-bioactivity-on-intestinal-bacteria-strains
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Saijuan Li, Meixia Li, Han Yue, Lishuang Zhou, Lulin Huang, Zhenyun Du, Kan Ding
Many studies suggested that polysaccharides could impact on the gut microbiota. To discover new polysaccharides which influence intestinal beneficial bacteria, a pectin polysaccharide FMP-6-S2 with an average molecular weight of 86.83 kDa was purified from Fructus Mori. The monosaccharide residue analysis indicated that FMP-6-S2 was composed of rhamnose, galacturonic acid, galactose and arabinose in a molar ratio of 30.86: 24.78: 28.70: 15.61. The backbone of FMP-6-S2 contained 1, 4-linked α-GalpA and 1, 2-linked α-Rhap with branches substituted at C-4 position of rhamnose...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454999/long-term-treatment-with-green-tea-polyphenols-modifies-the-gut-microbiome-of-female-sprague-dawley-rats
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Jincheng Wang, Lili Tang, Hongyuan Zhou, Jun Zhou, Travis C Glenn, Chwan-Li Shen, Jia-Sheng Wang
Green tea polyphenols (GTP) have been shown to exert a spectrum of health benefits to animals and humans. It is plausible that the beneficial effects of GTP are a result of its interaction with the gut microbiota. This study evaluated the effect of long-term treatment with GTP on the gut microbiota of experimental rats and the potential linkage between changes of the gut microbiota with the beneficial effects of GTP. Six-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into three dosing regimens (0, 0...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454798/functional-bowel-disorders-gastroenterology-s-75-th-anniversary
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John W Wiley, Lin Chang
Articles appearing in Gastroenterology have played an integral role in the evolution of our understanding of Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD), including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), beginning with the prescient contributions of Almy and Tulin in 1947 and 1949 that highlighted the role of stress to enhance perception of abdominal pain and promote colon contractions. Subsequent publications have codified diagnostic criteria and stratified subpopulations of FBD (Manning and ROME I-IV), which resulted in improved symptom-based therapeutic interventions...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454749/microbiota-derived-indole-metabolites-promote-human-and-murine-intestinal-homeostasis-through-regulation-of-interleukin-10-receptor
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Erica E Alexeev, Jordi M Lanis, Daniel J Kao, Eric L Campbell, Caleb J Kelly, Kayla D Battista, Mark E Gerich, Brittany R Jenkins, Seth T Walk, Douglas J Kominsky, Sean P Colgan
Interactions between the gut microbiota and the host are important for health, where dysbiosis has emerged as a likely component of mucosal disease. The specific constituents of the microbiota that contribute to mucosal disease are not well defined. We sought to define microbial components that regulate homeostasis within the intestinal mucosa. Using an unbiased, metabolomic profiling approach, a selective depletion of indole and indole-derived metabolites was identified in murine and human colitis. Indole-3-propionic acid (IPA) was selectively diminished in circulating serum from human subjects with active colitis and that IPA served as a biomarker of disease remission...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454391/type-1-diabetes-susceptibility-alleles-are-associated-with-distinct-alterations-in-the-gut-microbiota
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Jane A Mullaney, Juliette E Stephens, Mary-Ellen Costello, Cai Fong, Brooke E Geeling, Patrick G Gavin, Casey M Wright, Timothy D Spector, Matthew A Brown, Emma E Hamilton-Williams
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune conditions including type 1 diabetes (T1D). It is unknown whether changes in the gut microbiota observed in T1D are due to environmental drivers, genetic risk factors, or both. Here, we have performed an analysis of associations between the gut microbiota and T1D genetic risk using the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse model of T1D and the TwinsUK cohort. RESULTS: Through the analysis of five separate colonies of T1D susceptible NOD mice, we identified similarities in NOD microbiome that were independent of animal facility...
February 17, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454065/impact-of-food-additives-on-the-gut-brain-axis
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Mary K Holder, Benoit Chassaing
The mammalian intestinal tract is heavily colonized with a complex community of micro-organisms, present at a very high density, and containing an estimated amount of 10 14 bacteria. The microbiota generally benefits the host, as it plays a central role in maturing the immune system, protecting against infection by entero-pathogens such as Clostridium difficile, and favoring nutrient digestion/energy extraction in our intestine. An altered microbiota, however, can become detrimental and lead to inflammation, metabolic disorders, and even altered behavior/neuroinflammation...
February 14, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453848/postoperative-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Antonio Di Sario, Paola Sassaroli, Luigi Daretti, Giulia Annulli, Laura Schiada, Giorgia Falcioni, Emanuele Bendia, Simone Antuono, Antonio Benedetti
BACKGROUND: Up to 80% of Crohn`s disease (CD) patients require at least one surgical intervention in their lifetime and up to 70% of these patients develop postoperative endoscopic recurrence within 1 year. The most important predictors of early postoperative recurrence are represented by smoking, prior intestinal surgery, penetrating disease and perianal location. Genetic factors, gut microbiota structure and immunological alterations may be involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative recurrence of CD, although their specific roles have to be determined yet...
February 16, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453751/effects-of-ewe-s-milk-yogurt-whole-and-semi-skimmed-and-cow-s-milk-yogurt-on-inflammation-markers-and-gut-microbiota-of-subjects-with-borderline-high-plasma-cholesterol-levels-a-crossover-study
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Noemí Redondo, Natalia García-González, Ligia E Diaz-Prieto, Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso, Ana B Martín-Diana, Carmen Asensio-Vegas, Esther Nova
PURPOSE: Ewe's milk yogurt is richer in proteins, minerals and short- and medium-chain fatty acids compared to cow's milk yogurt. We aimed to evaluate the effects of cow's milk yogurt (CW, 3.0% fat), semi-skimmed (ES, 2.8% fat) and whole ewe's milk yogurts (EW, 5.8% fat) on inflammatory markers and gut microbiota in subjects with borderline-high plasma cholesterol. METHODOLOGY: 30 adults (16 women) were randomized into a crossover study to consume 250 g/yogurt/day during three 5-week periods (4-week washouts)...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453726/advances-in-probiotic-regulation-of-bone-and-mineral-metabolism
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REVIEW
Laura R McCabe, Narayanan Parameswaran
Probiotics have been consumed by humans for thousands of years because they are beneficial for long-term storage of foods and promote the health of their host. Ingested probiotics reside in the gastrointestinal tract where they have many effects including modifying the microbiota composition, intestinal barrier function, and the immune system which result in systemic benefits to the host, including bone health. Probiotics benefit bone growth, density, and structure under conditions of dysbiosis, intestinal permeability, and inflammation (recognized mediators of bone loss and osteoporosis)...
February 16, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453632/microbiota-in-fermented-feed-and-swine-gut
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REVIEW
Cheng Wang, Changyou Shi, Yu Zhang, Deguang Song, Zeqing Lu, Yizhen Wang
Development of alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) used in swine production requires a better understanding of their impacts on the gut microbiota. Supplementing fermented feed (FF) in swine diets as a novel nutritional strategy to reduce the use of AGP and feed price, can positively affect the porcine gut microbiota, thereby improving pig productivities. Previous studies have noted the potential effects of FF on the shift in benefit of the swine microbiota in different regions of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT)...
February 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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/29453431/delayed-gut-microbiota-development-in-high-risk-for-asthma-infants-is-temporarily-modifiable-by-lactobacillus-supplementation
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Juliana Durack, Nikole E Kimes, Din L Lin, Marcus Rauch, Michelle McKean, Kathryn McCauley, Ariane R Panzer, Jordan S Mar, Michael D Cabana, Susan V Lynch
Gut microbiota dysbiosis and metabolic dysfunction in infancy precedes childhood atopy and asthma development. Here we examined gut microbiota maturation over the first year of life in infants at high risk for asthma (HR), and whether it is modifiable by early-life Lactobacillus supplementation. We performed a longitudinal comparison of stool samples collected from HR infants randomized to daily oral Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (HRLGG) or placebo (HRP) for 6 months, and healthy (HC) infants. Meconium microbiota of HRP participants is distinct, follows a delayed developmental trajectory, and is primarily glycolytic and depleted of a range of anti-inflammatory lipids at 6 months of age...
February 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452420/gut-microbiomics-a-solution-to-unloose-the-gordian-knot-of-biological-effects-of-ionizing-radiation
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Amy Zhang, Tomoko Y Steen
The Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents have called forth a growing body of research on their biological aftermaths. A variety of wild organisms, including primates, birds, fish, insects, and worms are being studied in the affected areas, with emerging morphological, physiological, and genetic aberrations ascribed to ionizing radiation. Despite the effort in surveying Chernobyl and Fukushima wildlife, little is known about the microorganisms associated with these radiation-contaminated animals. The microbiota, especially the gut commensal, plays an important role in shaping the metabolic reservoir and immune system of the host, and is sensitive to a wide array of environmental factors, including ionizing radiation...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451524/-diet-and-gut-microbiota-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
#15
Ramona Schiumerini, Francesca Pasqui, Davide Festi
Gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem, resident in the digestive tract, exerting multiple functions that can have a significant impact on the pathophysiology of the host organism. The composition and functions of this "superorganism" are influenced by many factors, and among them, the host's dietary habits seem to have a significant effect. Dietary changes in the evolution of human history and in the different stages of life of the human subjects are responsible for qualitative and functional modification of gut microbiota...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450831/comparison-of-different-strategies-for-providing-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-to-treat-patients-with-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-two-english-hospitals-a-review
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REVIEW
Simon D Goldenberg, Rahul Batra, Ian Beales, Jonathan Leith Digby-Bell, Peter Miles Irving, Lee Kellingray, Arjan Narbad, Ngozi Franslem-Elumogo
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) has emerged as a highly efficacious treatment for difficult cases of refractory and/or recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). There have been many well-conducted randomized controlled trials and thousands of patients reported in case series that describe success rates of approximately 90% following one or more FMT. Although the exact mechanisms of FMT have yet to be fully elucidated, replacement or restoration of a 'normal' microbiota (or at least a microbiota resembling those who have never had CDI) appears to have a positive effect on the gut dysbiosis that is thought to exist in these patients...
February 15, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449892/possible-correlation-between-gut-microbiota-and-immunity-among-healthy-middle-aged-and-elderly-people-in-southwest-china
#17
Xi Shen, Junjie Miao, Qun Wan, Shuyue Wang, Ming Li, Fangfang Pu, Guoqing Wang, Wei Qian, Qian Yu, Francesco Marotta, Fang He
Background: The present study was conducted to investigate the possible association between gut microbes and immunity among healthy middle-aged and elderly individuals in southwest China. A total of 148 healthy adults aged ≥ 50 years were divided into two age groups: middle-aged group (50-59 years; n = 67, 54.13 ± 3.32) and elderly group (≥ 60 years; n = 81, 64.70 ± 3.93). Blood samples were collected to measure serum immune and biochemical indices. Gut microbiota compositions of the groups were characterized on the basis of faecal DNA using 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
2018: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449660/gut-microbiota-injury-in-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Yusuke Shono, Marcel R M van den Brink
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is considered to be the strongest curative immunotherapy for various malignancies (primarily, but not limited to, haematologic malignancies). However, application of allo-HSCT is limited owing to its life-threatening major complications, such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), relapse and infections. Recent advances in large-scale DNA sequencing technology have facilitated rapid identification of the microorganisms that make up the microbiota and evaluation of their interactions with host immunity in various diseases, including cancer...
February 16, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448897/immunomodulation-by-food-impact-on-gut-immunity-and-immune-cell-function
#19
Satoshi Hachimura, Mamoru Totsuka, Akira Hosono
Recent studies have revealed that various food components affect the immune response. These components act on various immune cells, and their effects are mediated through the intestinal immune system and, in some cases, the intestinal microbiota. In this review, we describe the immunomodulating effects of various food components, including probiotics, prebiotics, polysaccharides, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, peptides, amino acids and polyphenols. Some of these components enhance immune responses, leading to host defense against infection, whereas others inhibit immune responses, thus suppressing allergy and inflammation...
February 16, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447696/strain-tracking-reveals-the-determinants-of-bacterial-engraftment-in-the-human-gut-following-fecal-microbiota-transplantation
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Christopher S Smillie, Jenny Sauk, Dirk Gevers, Jonathan Friedman, Jaeyun Sung, Ilan Youngster, Elizabeth L Hohmann, Christopher Staley, Alexander Khoruts, Michael J Sadowsky, Jessica R Allegretti, Mark B Smith, Ramnik J Xavier, Eric J Alm
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from healthy donor to patient is a treatment for microbiome-associated diseases. Although the success of FMT requires donor bacteria to engraft in the patient's gut, the forces governing engraftment in humans are unknown. Here we use an ongoing clinical experiment, the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, to uncover the rules of engraftment in humans. We built a statistical model that predicts which bacterial species will engraft in a given host, and developed Strain Finder, a method to infer strain genotypes and track them over time...
February 14, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
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