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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224483/selection-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-with-probiotic-potential-isolated-from-the-fermentation-process-of-cupua%C3%A3-u-theobroma-grandiflorum
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Roberta Maria Santos Ornellas, Tiza Teles Santos, Leonardo Borges Arcucio, Sávio Henrique Cicco Sandes, Mayara Messias Oliveira, Cristiano Villela Dias, Samuel de Carvalho Silva, Ana Paula Trovatti Uetanabaro, Gabriel Vinderola, Jacques Robert Nicoli
In the present study, nine lactic acid bacteria isolated from the fermentation process of "cupuaçu" (Theobroma grandiflorum) were selected for probiotic use. In vitro (resistance to gastrointestinal environment, in vitro antagonism and co-aggregation with pathogens) and in vivo (intestinal colonization and ex vivo antagonism in germ-free mice, cumulative mortality, translocation to liver and spleen, histopathological examination of liver and ileum and mRNA cytokine gene expression during an experimental infection with S...
February 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219893/toxin-positive-clostridium-difficile-latently-infect-mouse-colonies-and-protect-against-highly-pathogenic-c-difficile
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Lucie Etienne-Mesmin, Benoit Chassaing, Oluwaseyi Adekunle, Lisa M Mattei, Frederic D Bushman, Andrew T Gewirtz
OBJECTIVE: Clostridium difficile is a toxin-producing bacterium and a leading cause of antibiotic-associated disease. The ability of C. difficile to form spores and infect antibiotic-treated persons at low multiplicity of infection (MOI) underlies its large disease burden. However, C. difficile-induced disease might also result from long-harboured C. difficile that blooms in individuals administered antibiotics. DESIGN: Mice purchased from multiple vendors and repeatedly testing negative for this pathogen by quantitative PCR bloomed C...
February 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219352/retinoic-acid-promotes-expression-of-germline-specific-genes-in-chicken-blastoderm-cells-by-stimulating-smad1-5-phosphorylation-in-a-feeder-free-culture-system
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Xiaochuan Tang, Shiyong Xu, Hongpeng Zhang, Qing Chen, Rongyang Li, Wangjun Wu, Minli Yu, Honglin Liu
BACKGROUND: Producing transgenic chickens with chicken blastodermal cells (cBCs) is inefficient due to the extremely low germline transmission capacity of cBCs. As chicken primordial germ cells (PGCs) have been reported as an efficient method for producing transgenic chickens, the inefficiency of cBCs could potentially be resolved by inducing them to differentiate into germ cells. However, whether chemical inducers are able to enhance cBCs germline competence in vitro is unknown and the molecular mechanisms of differentiation of chicken pluripotent cells into germ cells are poorly understood...
February 20, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217588/promotion-of-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-a-rural-area-of-south-india-a-community-based-study
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Nagapraveen Veerapu, P Subramaniyan, B A Praveenkumar, G Arun
INTRODUCTION: Globally, billions of people do not have access to improved sanitation and many defecate in the open air. Poor hand washing practices and limited access to sanitation facilities perpetuate the transmission of disease-causing germs. The objectives of the study were to find out the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) on sanitary latrine, footwear, and hand washing among rural people and to assess the improvement in KAP after health education intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A health education intervention study was conducted from November 2012 to January 2014 in a rural area of Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, South India among the people aged 15 years and above...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216942/isolated-bone-marrow-metastasis-of-testicular-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-thrombocytopenia
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Uma Kumar, Prashant Ramteke, Prasenjit Das, Ajay Gogia, Pranay Tanwar
Isolated bone marrow metastasis of testicular tumor is very rare. Here, we report this case of a 21-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital with generalized body pain, which was severe and weakness for one month. He had a history of an operative intervention for the left testicular mass about 6 months ago which was diagnosed as mixed germ cell tumor on histopathological examination. The blood investigations showed anemia, low platelets, and elevated tumor markers. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy examination showed metastatic deposits of mixed germ cell tumor...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196762/enteric-helminth-induced-type-i-interferon-signalling-protects-against-pulmonary-virus-infection-through-interaction-with-the-microbiota
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Amanda J McFarlane, Henry J McSorley, Donald J Davidson, Paul M Fitch, Claire Errington, Karen J Mackenzie, Eva S Gollwitzer, Chris J C Johnston, Andrew S MacDonald, Michael R Edwards, Nicola L Harris, Benjamin J Marsland, Rick M Maizels, Jürgen Schwarze
BACKGROUND: Helminth parasites have been reported to have beneficial immune modulatory effects in allergic and autoimmune conditions and detrimental consequences in tuberculosis and some viral infections. Their role in co-infection with respiratory viruses is not clear. OBJECTIVE: Here, we investigated the effects of strictly enteric helminth infection with Heligmosomoides polygyrus on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a mouse model. METHODS: A murine helminth/ RSV co-infection model was developed...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195180/successful-resolution-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-using-freeze-dried-encapsulated-fecal-microbiota-pragmatic-cohort-study
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Christopher Staley, Matthew J Hamilton, Byron P Vaughn, Carolyn T Graiziger, Krista M Newman, Amanda J Kabage, Michael J Sadowsky, Alexander Khoruts
OBJECTIVES: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is increasingly being used for treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (R-CDI) that cannot be cured with antibiotics alone. In addition, FMT is being investigated for a variety of indications where restoration or restructuring of the gut microbial community is hypothesized to be beneficial. We sought to develop a stable, freeze-dried encapsulated preparation of standardized fecal microbiota that can be used for FMT with ease and convenience in clinical practice and research...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191025/from-egg-to-no-body-an-overview-and-revision-of-developmental-pathways-in-the-ancient-arthropod-lineage-pycnogonida
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Georg Brenneis, Ekaterina V Bogomolova, Claudia P Arango, Franz Krapp
BACKGROUND: Arthropod diversity is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. The study of ontogeny is pivotal to understand which developmental processes underlie the incredible morphological disparity of arthropods and thus to eventually unravel evolutionary transformations leading to their success. Work on laboratory model organisms has yielded in-depth data on numerous developmental mechanisms in arthropods. Yet, although the range of studied taxa has increased noticeably since the advent of comparative evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), several smaller groups remain understudied...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183138/overall-survival-and-clinical-characteristics-of-brca-mutation-carriers-with-stage-i-ii-pancreatic-cancer
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Talia Golan, Tal Sella, Eileen M O'Reilly, Matthew H G Katz, Ron Epelbaum, David P Kelsen, Ayelet Borgida, Hannah Maynard, Hedy Kindler, Eitan Friedmen, Milind Javle, Steven Gallinger
BACKGROUND: BRCA1/BRCA2 germ line (GL) mutation carriers with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may have distinct outcomes. We recently described an apparent more favourable prognosis of surgically resected BRCA-associated PDAC patients in a single-arm, uncontrolled, retrospective study. However, the prognostic impact of GL BRCA1/2 mutations in surgically resected PDAC has not been compared with a matched control population. METHODS: A larger multi-centre, case-control retrospective analysis was performed...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182951/microbial-respiration-and-formate-oxidation-as-metabolic-signatures-of-inflammation-associated-dysbiosis
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Elizabeth R Hughes, Maria G Winter, Breck A Duerkop, Luisella Spiga, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Wenhan Zhu, Caroline C Gillis, Lisa Büttner, Madeline P Smoot, Cassie L Behrendt, Sara Cherry, Renato L Santos, Lora V Hooper, Sebastian E Winter
Intestinal inflammation is frequently associated with an alteration of the gut microbiota, termed dysbiosis, which is characterized by a reduced abundance of obligate anaerobic bacteria and an expansion of facultative Proteobacteria such as commensal E. coli. The mechanisms enabling the outgrowth of Proteobacteria during inflammation are incompletely understood. Metagenomic sequencing revealed bacterial formate oxidation and aerobic respiration to be overrepresented metabolic pathways in a chemically induced murine model of colitis...
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179509/iga-coated-e-coli-enriched-in-crohn-s-disease-spondyloarthritis-promote-th17-dependent-inflammation
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Monica Viladomiu, Charles Kivolowitz, Ahmed Abdulhamid, Belgin Dogan, Daniel Victorio, Jim G Castellanos, Viola Woo, Fei Teng, Nhan L Tran, Andrew Sczesnak, Christina Chai, Myunghoo Kim, Gretchen E Diehl, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Xi K Zhou, Sergio Schwartzman, Lisa A Mandl, Meira Abramowitz, Vinita Jacob, Brian Bosworth, Adam Steinlauf, Ellen J Scherl, Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu, Kenneth W Simpson, Randy S Longman
Peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a common extraintestinal manifestation in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammatory enthesitis, dactylitis, or synovitis of nonaxial joints. However, a mechanistic understanding of the link between intestinal inflammation and SpA has yet to emerge. We evaluated and functionally characterized the fecal microbiome of IBD patients with or without peripheral SpA. Coupling the sorting of immunoglobulin A (IgA)-coated microbiota with 16S ribosomal RNA-based analysis (IgA-seq) revealed a selective enrichment in IgA-coated Escherichia coli in patients with Crohn's disease-associated SpA (CD-SpA) compared to CD alone...
February 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178427/pathogenesis-of-colitis-in-germ-free-mice-infected-with-ehec-o157-h7
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K A Eaton, C Fontaine, D I Friedman, N Conti, C J Alteri
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are strains of E. coli that express Shiga toxins (Stx) and cause hemorrhagic colitis. In some cases, disease can progress to hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal form of kidney disease. Both enteric and renal disease are associated with the expression of stx genes, which are often carried on lysogenic phage. Toxin is expressed following induction and conversion of the phage to lytic growth. The authors previously used a germ-free mouse model to demonstrate that toxin gene expression is enhanced during growth in vivo and that renal disease is dependent on both prophage induction and expression of Stx2...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176872/genotoxic-effects-of-culture-media-on-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Megha Prakash Bangalore, Syama Adhikarla, Odity Mukherjee, Mitradas M Panicker
Culture conditions play an important role in regulating the genomic integrity of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (HPSCs). We report that HPSCs cultured in Essential 8 (E8) and mTeSR, two widely used media for feeder-free culturing of HPSCs, had many fold higher levels of ROS and higher mitochondrial potential than cells cultured in Knockout Serum Replacement containing media (KSR). HPSCs also exhibited increased levels of 8-hydroxyguanosine, phospho-histone-H2a.X and p53, as well as increased sensitivity to γ-irradiation in these two media...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176819/reduction-of-abeta-amyloid-pathology-in-appps1-transgenic-mice-in-the-absence-of-gut-microbiota
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T Harach, N Marungruang, N Duthilleul, V Cheatham, K D Mc Coy, G Frisoni, J J Neher, F Fåk, M Jucker, T Lasser, T Bolmont
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the western world, however there is no cure available for this devastating neurodegenerative disorder. Despite clinical and experimental evidence implicating the intestinal microbiota in a number of brain disorders, its impact on Alzheimer's disease is not known. To this end we sequenced bacterial 16S rRNA from fecal samples of Aβ precursor protein (APP) transgenic mouse model and found a remarkable shift in the gut microbiota as compared to non-transgenic wild-type mice...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169374/microbiota-composition-of-simultaneously-colonized-mice-housed-under-either-a-gnotobiotic-isolator-or-individually-ventilated-cage-regime
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Randi Lundberg, Martin I Bahl, Tine R Licht, Martin F Toft, Axel K Hansen
Germ-free rodents colonized with microbiotas of interest are used for host-microbiota investigations and for testing microbiota-targeted therapeutic candidates. Traditionally, isolators are used for housing such gnotobiotic rodents due to optimal protection from the environment, but research groups focused on the microbiome are increasingly combining or substituting isolator housing with individually ventilated cage (IVC) systems. We compared the effect of housing systems on the gut microbiota composition of germ-free mice colonized with a complex microbiota and housed in either multiple IVC cages in an IVC facility or in multiple open-top cages in an isolator during three generations and five months...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166818/resistant-starch-can-improve-insulin-sensitivity-independently-of-the-gut-microbiota
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Laure B Bindels, Rafael R Segura Munoz, João Carlos Gomes-Neto, Valentin Mutemberezi, Inés Martínez, Nuria Salazar, Elizabeth A Cody, Maria I Quintero-Villegas, Hatem Kittana, Clara G de Los Reyes-Gavilán, Robert J Schmaltz, Giulio G Muccioli, Jens Walter, Amanda E Ramer-Tait
BACKGROUND: Obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have reached epidemic proportions in industrialized nations, and dietary interventions for their prevention are therefore important. Resistant starches (RS) improve insulin sensitivity in clinical trials, but the mechanisms underlying this health benefit remain poorly understood. Because RS fermentation by the gut microbiota results in the formation of physiologically active metabolites, we chose to specifically determine the role of the gut microbiota in mediating the metabolic benefits of RS...
February 7, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162984/eltrombopag-versus-placebo-for-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-with-thrombocytopenia-eqol-mds-phase-1-results-of-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-phase-2-superiority-trial
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Esther N Oliva, Caterina Alati, Valeria Santini, Antonella Poloni, Alfredo Molteni, Pasquale Niscola, Flavia Salvi, Grazia Sanpaolo, Enrico Balleari, Ulrich Germing, Pierre Fenaux, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Prassede Salutari, Stefana Impera, Paolo Avanzini, Agostino Cortelezzi, Anna Marina Liberati, Paola Carluccio, Francesco Buccisano, Maria Teresa Voso, Stefano Mancini, Austin Kulasekararaj, Fortunato Morabito, Monica Bocchia, Patrizia Cufari, Maria Antonietta Aloe Spiriti, Irene Santacaterina, Maria Grazia D'Errigo, Irene Bova, Gina Zini, Roberto Latagliata
BACKGROUND: In myelodysplastic syndromes, thrombocytopenia is associated with mortality, but treatments in this setting are scarce. We tested whether eltrombopag, a thrombopoietin receptor agonist, might be effective in improving thrombocytopenia in lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and severe thrombocytopenia. METHODS: EQoL-MDS was a single-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 2 superiority trial of adult patients with low-risk or International Prognostic Scoring System intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and severe thrombocytopenia...
February 2, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154011/involvement-of-gut-microbiota-in-the-association-between-glp-1-glp-1-receptor-expression-and-gastrointestinal-motility
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Mo Yang, Hirokazu Fukui, Hirotsugu Eda, Xin Xu, Yoshitaka Kitayama, Ken Hara, Mio Kodani, Toshihiko Tomita, Tadayuki Oshima, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
Microbiota in the gut is known to play a pivotal role in host physiology by interacting with the immune and neuroendocrine systems in gastrointestinal (GI) tissues. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a gut hormone, is involved in metabolism as well as GI motility. We examined how gut microbiota affects the link between GLP-1/GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) expression and motility of the GI tract. Germ-free (GF) mice (6 weeks old) were orally administered a fecal bacterial suspension prepared from specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice, and then after fecal transplantation (FT) GI tissues were obtained from the GF mice at various time points...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146004/epithelial-specific-toll-like-receptor-tlr-5-activation-mediates-barrier-dysfunction-in-experimental-ileitis
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Loris R Lopetuso, Ruo Jia, Xiao-Ming Wang, Li-Guo Jia, Valentina Petito, Wendy A Goodman, Jon B Meddings, Fabio Cominelli, Brian K Reuter, Theresa T Pizarro
BACKGROUND: A large body of evidence supports a central role of TLR5 and its natural ligand, flagellin, in Crohn's disease (CD), with the precise mechanism(s) still unresolved. METHODS: We investigated the role of flagellin/TLR5 in SAMP1/YitFc (SAMP) mice, a spontaneous model of Crohn's disease-like ileitis. RESULTS: Ileal Tlr5 and serum antiflagellin IgG antibodies were increased in SAMP before the onset of inflammation and during established disease; these trends were abrogated in the absence of colonizing commensal bacteria...
January 31, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143587/gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-contributes-to-the-development-of-hypertension
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Jing Li, Fangqing Zhao, Yidan Wang, Junru Chen, Jie Tao, Gang Tian, Shouling Wu, Wenbin Liu, Qinghua Cui, Bin Geng, Weili Zhang, Ryan Weldon, Kelda Auguste, Lei Yang, Xiaoyan Liu, Li Chen, Xinchun Yang, Baoli Zhu, Jun Cai
BACKGROUND: Recently, the potential role of gut microbiome in metabolic diseases has been revealed, especially in cardiovascular diseases. Hypertension is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases worldwide, yet whether gut microbiota dysbiosis participates in the development of hypertension remains largely unknown. To investigate this issue, we carried out comprehensive metagenomic and metabolomic analyses in a cohort of 41 healthy controls, 56 subjects with pre-hypertension, 99 individuals with primary hypertension, and performed fecal microbiota transplantation from patients to germ-free mice...
February 1, 2017: Microbiome
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