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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331526/valerate-production-by-megasphaera-elsdenii-isolated-from-pig-feces
#1
Shota Yoshikawa, Ryosuke Araoka, Yu Kajihara, Toshiyuki Ito, Hirokuni Miyamoto, Hiroaki Kodama
Megasphaera elsdenii is able to produce several short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as acetate, propionate, butyrate, and valerate. These SCFAs serve as an energy source for host animals and play an important role in gut health. In this study, M. elsdenii was isolated from pig feces that had been collected from two farms located in distinct areas of Japan. These M. elsdenii isolates were genotyped, and 7 representative strains were selected. When these 7 strains and M. elsdenii JCM 1772T were cultured with lactate for 24 h, all 7 strains produced valerate as a predominant SCFA...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327584/gama-aminobutyric-acid-enriched-rice-bran-diet-attenuates-insulin-resistance-and-balances-energy-expenditure-via-modification-of-gut-microbiota-and-scfas
#2
Xu Si, Wenting Shang, Zhongkai Zhou, Guanghou Shui, Sin Man Lam, Christopher L Blanchard, Padraig Strappe
In this study, gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) enriched rice bran (ERB) was supplemented to obese rats to investigate the attenuation of metabolic syndromes induced by high-fat diet. ERB-containing diet stimulated butyrate and propionate production by promoting Anaerostipes, Anaerostipes sp. and associated synthesizing enzymes. This altered SCFA distribution further enhanced circulatory levels of leptin and glucagon-like peptide-1, controlling food intake by down-regulating orexigenic factors. Together with the enhanced fatty acid β-oxidation highlighted by Prkaa2, Ppara, Scd1 expression via AMPK signaling pathway and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathway, energy expenditure was positively modulated...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327395/effects-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-on-ruminal-fermentation-enzyme-activities-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-beef-cattle
#3
Zhi Zhu, Zhen-Hui Song, Li-Ting Cao, Yong Wang, Wen-Zhang Zhou, Pei Zhou, Fu-Yuan Zuo
This study was conducted to evaluate effects of traditional Chinese medicine formula (TCMF) combined with several herbs on ruminal fermentation, enzyme activities and nutrient digestibility. Twenty finishing bulls were assigned to control or different TCMFs (Yufeisan-1, -2, -3; 2.5% dry matter (DM) in concentrate). Results showed that DM intake was higher (P < 0.05) in the Yufeisan-3 group than others. Compared to control, apparent digestibility of crude protein and neutral detergent fiber were increased (P < 0...
January 12, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324644/nanocomposite-of-half-fin-anchovy-hydrolysates-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-exhibits-actual-non-toxicity-and-regulates-intestinal-microbiota-short-chain-fatty-acids-production-and-oxidative-status-in-mice
#4
Ru Song, Jianbin Yao, Qingqing Shi, Rongbian Wei
The nanocomposite of half-fin anchovy hydrolysates (HAHp) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) (named as HAHp(3.0)/ZnO NPs) demonstrated increased antibacterial activity compared to either HAHp(3.0) or ZnO NPs as per our previous studies. Also, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation was detected in Escherichia coli cells after treatment with HAHp(3.0)/ZnO NPs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the acute toxicity of this nanocomposite and to investigate its effect on intestinal microbiota composition, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production, and oxidative status in healthy mice...
January 11, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323180/low-amounts-of-dietary-fibre-increase-in-vitro-production-of-short-chain-fatty-acids-without-changing-human-colonic-microbiota-structure
#5
Daisuke Sasaki, Kengo Sasaki, Naoko Ikuta, Takahiro Yasuda, Itsuko Fukuda, Akihiko Kondo, Ro Osawa
This study investigated the effect of various prebiotics (indigestible dextrin, α-cyclodextrin, and dextran) on human colonic microbiota at a dosage corresponding to a daily intake of 6 g of prebiotics per person (0.2% of dietary intake). We used an in vitro human colonic microbiota model based on batch fermentation starting from a faecal inoculum. Bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that addition of 0.2% prebiotics did not change the diversity and composition of colonic microbiota. This finding coincided with results from a clinical study showing that the microbiota composition of human faecal samples remained unchanged following administration of 6 g of prebiotics over seven days...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322681/gut-microbiome-contributes-to-impairment-of-immunity-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-by-alteration-of-butyrate-and-propionate-producers
#6
Abhijit Maji, Richa Misra, Darshan B Dhakan, Vipin Gupta, Nitish K Mahato, Rituja Saxena, Parul Mittal, Nitin Thukral, Eshan Sharma, Anoop Singh, Richa Virmani, Mohita Gaur, Harshvardhan Singh, Yasha Hasija, Gunjan Arora, Anurag Agrawal, Anil Chaudhry, Jitendra P Khurana, Vineet K Sharma, Rup Lal, Yogendra Singh
Tuberculosis (TB) is primarily associated with decline in immune health status. As gut microbiome (GM) is implicated in the regulation of host immunity and metabolism, here we investigate GM alteration in TB patients by 16S rRNA gene and whole-genome shotgun sequencing. The study group constituted of patients with pulmonary TB and their healthy household contacts as controls (HCs). Significant alteration of microbial taxonomic and functional capacity was observed in patients with active TB as compared to the HCs...
January 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322139/effects-of-polysaccharides-from-purple-sweet-potatoes-on-immune-response-and-gut-microbiota-composition-in-normal-and-cyclophosphamide-treated-mice
#7
Chao Tang, Jian Sun, Bo Zhou, Changhai Jin, Jun Liu, Juan Kan, Chunlu Qian, Nianfeng Zhang
In this study, three polysaccharides including water-soluble polysaccharide (WSP), dilute alkali-soluble polysaccharide (DASP) and concentrated alkali-soluble polysaccharide (CASP) were extracted from purple sweet potatoes and then administered to normal and cyclophosphamide (CTX) treated mice by gavage. The results showed that WSP and CASP could restore the spleen index and immune cytokine (IL-2 and IL-6) levels in CTX treated mice, while DASP could enhance the levels of TNF-α, IL-2 and IL-6. As compared to the normal control group, WSP and CASP treatment groups exhibited increased levels of Bacteroidetes, Lachnospiraceae and Oscillospira, but decreased levels of Firmicutes, Alcaligenaceae and Sutterella in normal mice...
January 11, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321189/gut-brain-signaling-in-energy-homeostasis-the-unexpected-role-of-microbiota-derived-succinate
#8
REVIEW
Filipe de Vadder, Gilles Mithieux
In the context of the obesity epidemic, dietary fibers that are found essentially in fruit and vegetables attract more and more attention, since they exert numerous metabolic benefits resulting in the moderation of body weight. Short-chain fatty acids, such as propionate and butyrate, produced through their fermentation by the intestinal microbiota, have long been thought to be the mediators of these benefits. In fact, propionate and butyrate were recently shown to activate intestinal gluconeogenesis, a function exerting metabolic benefits via its capacity of signaling to the brain by gastrointestinal nerves...
February 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318896/in-vitro-activities-of-inulin-fermentation-products-to-hct-116-cells-enhanced-by-the-cooperation-between-exogenous-strains-and-adult-faecal-microbiota
#9
Dan-Ting Yin, Yu Fu, Xin-Huai Zhao
Inulin was fermented by adult faecal microbiota and 10 exogenous strains for 24 or 48 h. The contents of acetate, propionate, butyrate and lactate were quantified in the fermented products, and the growth-inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing effects on a human colon cell line (HCT-116 cells) were assessed. Most of these strains increased contents of acetate, propionate and butyrate, and promoted lactate conversion. Correlation analysis suggested that butyrate and lactate in the fermentation products were positively and negatively correlated with the measured inhibition ratios (p < ...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318410/flux-analysis-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#10
D-J Reijngoud
Patients with an inborn error of metabolism (IEM) are deficient of an enzyme involved in metabolism, and as a consequence metabolism reprograms itself to reach a new steady state. This new steady state underlies the clinical phenotype associated with the deficiency. Hence, we need to know the flux of metabolites through the different metabolic pathways in this new steady state of the reprogrammed metabolism. Stable isotope technology is best suited to study this. In this review the progress made in characterizing the altered metabolism will be presented...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314361/hierarchical-porous-zr-based-mofs-synthesized-by-a-facile-monocarboxylic-acid-etching-strategy
#11
Pengfei Yang, Fangxin Mao, Yongsheng Li, Qixin Zhuang, Jinlou Gu
A new monocarboxylic acid etching (MAE) strategy was developed for transforming chemically stable Zr-based MOFs of UiO-66 to their hierarchical porous counterpart. The key design element was based on the incomplete replacement of bridging ligands in MOFs by monocarboxylic acids (MAs), leading to the departure of partial ligands and metal clusters to create mesopores in MOFs. A series of MAs with different acidity and carbon chain length were tested, and propionic acid (PA) was screened to be the suitable choice...
January 3, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314110/polyhydroxyalkanoates-pha-production-in-bacterial-co-culture-using-glucose-and-volatile-fatty-acids-as-carbon-source
#12
Sajida Munir, Nazia Jamil
Mixed bacterial cultures are increasingly being used in the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), as they have the potential to be more cost effective than axenic pure cultures. The purpose of this study was to use pure cultures in combination to identify their potential of PHA production. In this work we used volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and glucose as carbon source to check the ability of selected strains ST2 (Pseudomonas sp.) and CS8 (Bacillus sp.) as co-culture. The production of PHA in pure co-cultures of bacteria was therefore investigated in order to understand the effect of combining cultures on PHA production parameters and material properties...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312822/effect-of-dark-sweet-cherry-powder-consumption-on-the-gut-microbiota-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-biomarkers-of-gut-health-in-obese-db-db-mice
#13
Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro, Nara N Lage, Susanne Mertens-Talcott, Stephen Talcott, Boon Chew, Scot E Dowd, Jorge R Kawas, Giuliana D Noratto
Cherries are fruits containing fiber and bioactive compounds (e.g., polyphenolics) with the potential of helping patients with diabetes and weight disorders, a phenomenon likely related to changes in the complex host-microbiota milieu. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of cherry supplementation on the gut bacterial composition, concentrations of caecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and biomarkers of gut health using an in vivo model of obesity. Obese diabetic (db/db) mice received a supplemented diet with 10% cherry powder (supplemented mice, n = 12) for 12 weeks; obese (n = 10) and lean (n = 10) mice served as controls and received a standard diet without cherry...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311617/scfas-strongly-stimulate-pyy-production-in-human-enteroendocrine-cells
#14
P Larraufie, C Martin-Gallausiaux, N Lapaque, J Dore, F M Gribble, F Reimann, H M Blottiere
Peptide-YY (PYY) and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) play important roles in the regulation of food intake and insulin secretion, and are of translational interest in the field of obesity and diabetes. PYY production is highest in enteroendocrine cells located in the distal intestine, mirroring the sites where high concentrations of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are produced by gut microbiota. We show here that propionate and butyrate strongly increased expression of PYY but not GCG in human cell line and intestinal primary culture models...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306713/continuous-energy-recovery-and-nutrients-removal-from-molasses-wastewater-by-synergistic-system-of-dark-fermentation-and-algal-culture-under-various-fermentation-types
#15
Hong-Yu Ren, Fanying Kong, Jun Ma, Lei Zhao, Guo-Jun Xie, Defeng Xing, Wan-Qian Guo, Bing-Feng Liu, Nan-Qi Ren
Synergistic system of dark fermentation and algal culture was initially operated at batch mode to investigate the energy production and nutrients removal from molasses wastewater in butyrate-type, ethanol-type and propionate-type fermentations. Butyrate-type fermentation was the most appropriate fermentation type for the synergistic system and exhibited the accumulative hydrogen volume of 658.3 mL L-1 and hydrogen yield of 131.7 mL g-1 COD. By-products from dark fermentation (mainly acetate and butyrate) were further used to cultivate oleaginous microalgae...
December 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306701/methane-supported-nitrate-removal-from-groundwater-in-a-membrane-biofilm-reactor
#16
Jing-Huan Luo, Hui Chen, Zhiguo Yuan, Jianhua Guo
The discovery of denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) has not only improved our understanding of global methane and nitrogen cycles, but also provided new technology options for removal of nitrate from nitrate-contaminated water. Previous studies have demonstrated DAMO organisms could remove nitrate and nitrite from wastewater under strictly anaerobically conditions. In the study, we investigate the feasibility of nitrate removal from groundwater, which contains dissolved oxygen in addition to nitrate...
December 27, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305650/a-look-at-the-smelly-side-of-physiology-transport-of-short-chain-fatty-acids
#17
REVIEW
Friederike Stumpff
Fermentative organs such as the caecum, the colon, and the rumen have evolved to produce and absorb energy rich short chain fatty acids (SCFA) from otherwise indigestible substrates. Classical models postulate diffusional uptake of the undissociated acid (HSCFA). However, in net terms, a major part of SCFA absorption occurs with uptake of Na+ and resembles classical, coupled electroneutral NaCl transport. Considerable evidence suggests that the anion transporting proteins expressed by epithelia of fermentative organs are poorly selective and that their main function may be to transport acetate-, propionate-, butyrate- and HCO3- as the physiologically relevant anions...
January 6, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305053/structure-kinetics-molecular-and-redox-properties-of-a-cytosolic-and-developmentally-regulated-fungal-catalase-peroxidase
#18
Vanessa Vega-García, Adelaida Díaz-Vilchis, Juan-Pablo Saucedo-Vázquez, Alejandro Solano-Peralta, Enrique Rudiño-Piñera, Wilhelm Hansberg
CAT-2, a cytosolic catalase-peroxidase (CP) from Neurospora crassa, which is induced during asexual spore formation, was heterologously expressed and characterized. CAT-2 had the Met-Tyr-Trp adduct required for catalase activity. Its KM for H2O2 was micromolar for peroxidase and millimolar for catalase activity. A Em = -158 mV reduction potential value was obtained and the Soret band shift suggested a mixture of low and high spin ferric iron. CAT-2 EPR spectrum at 10 K indicated an axial and a rhombic component...
January 2, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304274/controlling-ethanol-use-in-chain-elongation-by-co2-loading-rate
#19
Mark Roghair, Tim Hoogstad, David P B T B Strik, Caroline M Plugge, Peer Timmers, Ruud A Weusthuis, Marieke E Bruins, Cees J N Buisman
Chain elongation is an open-culture biotechnological process which converts volatile fatty acids (VFAs) into medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) using ethanol and other reduced substrates. The objective of this study was to investigate the quantitative effect of CO2 loading rate on ethanol usages in a chain elongation process. We supplied different rates of CO2 to a continuously stirred anaerobic reactor, fed with ethanol and propionate. Ethanol was used to upgrade ethanol itself into caproate or to upgrade the supplied VFA (propionate) into heptanoate...
January 5, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302038/short-chain-fatty-acids-regulate-systemic-bone-mass-and-protect-from-pathological-bone-loss
#20
Sébastien Lucas, Yasunori Omata, Jörg Hofmann, Martin Böttcher, Aida Iljazovic, Kerstin Sarter, Olivia Albrecht, Oscar Schulz, Brenda Krishnacoumar, Gerhard Krönke, Martin Herrmann, Dimitrios Mougiakakos, Till Strowig, Georg Schett, Mario M Zaiss
Microbial metabolites are known to modulate immune responses of the host. The main metabolites derived from microbial fermentation of dietary fibers in the intestine, short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), affect local and systemic immune functions. Here we show that SCFA are regulators of osteoclast metabolism and bone mass in vivo. Treatment of mice with SCFA as well as feeding with a high-fiber diet significantly increases bone mass and prevents postmenopausal and inflammation-induced bone loss. The protective effects of SCFA on bone mass are associated with inhibition of osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption in vitro and in vivo, while bone formation is not affected...
January 4, 2018: Nature Communications
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