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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530702/metformin-alters-the-gut-microbiome-of-individuals-with-treatment-naive-type-2-diabetes-contributing-to-the-therapeutic-effects-of-the-drug
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Hao Wu, Eduardo Esteve, Valentina Tremaroli, Muhammad Tanweer Khan, Robert Caesar, Louise Mannerås-Holm, Marcus Ståhlman, Lisa M Olsson, Matteo Serino, Mercè Planas-Fèlix, Gemma Xifra, Josep M Mercader, David Torrents, Rémy Burcelin, Wifredo Ricart, Rosie Perkins, José Manuel Fernàndez-Real, Fredrik Bäckhed
Metformin is widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but its mechanism of action is poorly defined. Recent evidence implicates the gut microbiota as a site of metformin action. In a double-blind study, we randomized individuals with treatment-naive T2D to placebo or metformin for 4 months and showed that metformin had strong effects on the gut microbiome. These results were verified in a subset of the placebo group that switched to metformin 6 months after the start of the trial. Transfer of fecal samples (obtained before and 4 months after treatment) from metformin-treated donors to germ-free mice showed that glucose tolerance was improved in mice that received metformin-altered microbiota...
May 22, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527759/selection-of-new-lactic-acid-bacteria-strains-bearing-probiotic-features-from-mucosal-microbiota-of-healthy-calves-looking-for-immunobiotics-through-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approaches-for-immunoprophylaxis-applications
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Sávio Sandes, Luige Alvim, Bruno Silva, Leonardo Acurcio, Cinara Santos, Márcia Campos, Camila Santos, Jacques Nicoli, Elisabeth Neumann, Álvaro Nunes
From the birth, since their mucosal microbiota and immune system are not fully developed, newborn calves are susceptible to several mucosal pathogenic microorganisms. Operating through humoral and non-humoral mechanisms in the host, several lactic acid bacteria strains bearing probiotic features are often employed in livestock as food supplement, improving animal production performance, promoting health and reducing the severity of mucosal infections. Accordingly, we isolated, species-level identified and screened for their probiotic potentials seventy lactic acid bacteria strains from upper airway, vaginal and intestinal mucosa of healthy calves...
July 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524868/diabetes-associated-microbiota-in-fa-fa-rats-is-modified-by-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Tulika Arora, Florian Seyfried, Neil G Docherty, Valentina Tremaroli, Carel W le Roux, Rosie Perkins, Fredrik Bäckhed
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and duodenal jejunal bypass (DJB), two different forms of bariatric surgery, are associated with improved glucose tolerance, but it is not clear whether the gut microbiota contributes to this effect. Here we used fa/fa rats as a model of impaired glucose tolerance to investigate whether (i) the microbiota varies between fa/fa and nondiabetic fa/+ rats; (ii) the microbiota of fa/fa rats is affected by RYGB and/or DJB; and (iii) surgically induced microbiota alterations contribute to glucose metabolism...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521862/bile-acid-binding-resin-prevents-fat-accumulation-through-intestinal-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Yukie Kusumoto, Junichiro Irie, Kaho Iwabu, Hirotsune Tagawa, Arata Itoh, Mari Kato, Nana Kobayashi, Kumiko Tanaka, Rieko Kikuchi, Masataka Fujita, Yuya Nakajima, Kohkichi Morimoto, Taichi Sugizaki, Satoru Yamada, Toshihide Kawai, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Yuichi Oike, Hiroshi Itoh
BACKGROUND: Bile acid binding resin (BAR) absorbs intestinal bile acids, and improves obesity and metabolic disorders, but the precise mechanism remains to be clarified. Recent findings reveal that obesity is associated with skewed intestinal microbiota. Thus, we investigated the effect of BAR on intestinal microbiota and the role of microbiota in the prevention of obesity in high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice. PROCEDURES: Male Balb/c mice were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), high-fat diet (HFD), or HFD with BAR (HFD+BAR), and then metabolic parameters, caecal microbiota, and metabolites were investigated...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510616/salvage-high-dose-chemotherapy-in-female-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-germ-cell-tumors-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-european-group-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
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U De Giorgi, S Richard, M Badoglio, E Kanfer, J H Bourrhis, E Nicolas-Virelizier, K Vettenranta, B Lioure, S Martin, P Dreger, M K Schuler, K Thomson, E Scarpi, G Rosti, F Selle, G Mangili, F Lanza, M Bregni
Background: High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation is a standard option for relapsed/refractory testicular germ cell tumor (GCT), but only few data have been reported in female patients with GCT. We conducted a retrospective analysis of female patients with GCT treated with HDC and registered with the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Patients and methods: Between 1985 and 2013, 60 registered female patients with GCT, median age 27 years (range 15-48), were treated with salvage HDC...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507813/deep-exploration-of-the-immune-infiltrate-and-outcome-prediction-in-testicular-cancer-by-quantitative-multiplexed-immunohistochemistry-and-gene-expression-profiling
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Peter J Siska, Romany A N Johnpulle, Alice Zhou, Jennifer Bordeaux, Ju Young Kim, Bashar Dabbas, Naveen Dakappagari, Jeffrey C Rathmell, W Kimryn Rathmell, Alicia K Morgans, Justin M Balko, Douglas B Johnson
Platinum-based chemotherapy is usually curative for patients with testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT), but a subset of patients experience disease progression and poor clinical outcomes. Here, we tested whether immune profiling of TGCT could identify novel prognostic markers and therapeutic targets for this patient cohort. We obtained primary and metastatic TGCT samples from one center. We performed immune profiling using multiplexed fluorescence immunohistochemistry (FIHC) for T-cell subsets and immune checkpoints, and targeted gene expression profiling (Nanostring nCounter Immune panel)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507320/the-microbiome-regulates-amygdala-dependent-fear-recall
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A E Hoban, R M Stilling, G Moloney, F Shanahan, T G Dinan, G Clarke, J F Cryan
The amygdala is a key brain region that is critically involved in the processing and expression of anxiety and fear-related signals. In parallel, a growing number of preclinical and human studies have implicated the microbiome-gut-brain in regulating anxiety and stress-related responses. However, the role of the microbiome in fear-related behaviours is unclear. To this end we investigated the importance of the host microbiome on amygdala-dependent behavioural readouts using the cued fear conditioning paradigm...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505287/anti-helicobacter-pylori-activity-of-non-living-heat-killed-form-of-lactobacilli-including-lactobacillus-johnsonii-no-1088
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Yuji Aiba, Hiroki Ishikawa, Masayoshi Tokunaga, Yasuhiko Komatsu
Some strains of lactic acid bacteria are reported to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and proposed to be useful to support so-called triple therapy for H. pylori. Although most strains must be alive to exert their anti-H. pylori activity, some lactobacilli strains are effective even when dead. One possible underlying mechanism of such an activity of non-living lactobacilli is reportedly co-aggregation with H. pylori. In the present study, we found that a non-living heat-killed form of Lactobacillus johnsonii No...
May 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504566/influence-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-l26-biocenol%C3%A2-on-immune-response-against-porcine-circovirus-type-2-infection-in-germ-free-mice
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V Karaffová, T Csank, D Mudroňová, J Király, V Revajová, S Gancarčíková, R Nemcová, J Pistl, Š Vilček, M Levkut
Probiotic bacteria are frequently used for prevention of bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract, but there are only limited studies on their efficacy against viral gut infections in animals. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri L26 Biocenol(TM) on the innate and adaptive immune responses in germ-free Balb/c mice, experimentally infected by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), which confers immunosuppressive effect. A total of 30 six-week-old female mice were divided into 3 groups and animals in experimental group LPCV (n=10) were inoculated with L...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504280/metabolic-profile-and-underlying-improved-bio-activity-of-fructus-aurantii-immaturus-by-human-intestinal-bacteria
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Xing Yan Liu, Meng Lin Fan, Huai You Wang, Bo Yang Yu, Ji Hua Liu
Fructus aurantii immaturus (FAI) is the dried young fruit of Citrus aurantium L. or Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the metabolic fate of FAI upon incubation with human intestinal bacteria, meanwhile to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of FAI and the transformed Fructus aurantii immaturus (TFAI). The water extract of FAI was anaerobically incubated with human intestinal bacterial suspensions for 48 h at 37 °C. Liquid chromatography-hybridised with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF/MS) was applied to identify FAI metabolites...
May 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503871/subcellular-distribution-of-calcium-during-spermatogenesis-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Amin Golpour, Martin Pšenička, Hamid Niksirat
Calcium plays a variety of vital regulatory functions in many physiological and biochemical events in the cell. The aim of this study was to describe the ultrastructural distribution of calcium during different developmental stages of spermatogenesis in a model organism, the zebrafish (Danio rerio), using a combined oxalate-pyroantimonate technique. Samples were treated by potassium oxalate and potassium pyroantimonate during two fixation stages and examined using transmission electron microscopy to detect electron dense intracellular calcium...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503170/drosophila-melanogaster-as-a-high-throughput-model-for-host-microbiota-interactions
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Mark Trinder, Brendan A Daisley, Josh S Dube, Gregor Reid
Microbiota research often assumes that differences in abundance and identity of microorganisms have unique influences on host physiology. To test this concept mechanistically, germ-free mice are colonized with microbial communities to assess causation. Due to the cost, infrastructure challenges, and time-consuming nature of germ-free mouse models, an alternative approach is needed to investigate host-microbial interactions. Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) can be used as a high throughput in vivo screening model of host-microbiome interactions as they are affordable, convenient, and replicable...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501984/pediatric-gynecologic-cancers
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Lauren Pommert, William Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Three primary categories of gynecologic cancer are found in pediatric and adolescent patients: stromal carcinomas including juvenile granulosa cell tumors and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors, rhabdomyosarcomas arising from the vagina and cervix (sarcoma botryoides), and ovarian germ cell tumors which comprise a wide range of histologies. These entities are rare and treatment approaches have focused on decreasing late effects of chemotherapy treatment. Here, we review presentation, histologic classifications, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for pediatric gynecologic cancers...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493939/inhibition-of-nitric-oxide-production-reverses-diabetes-induced-kupffer-cell-activation-and-klebsiella-pneumonia-liver-translocation
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Shu-Han Lin, Pei-Hsuan Chung, Ying-Ying Wu, Chang-Phone Fung, Ching-Mei Hsu, Lee-Wei Chen
Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) is the most common pathogen of pyogenic liver abscess in East and Southeast Asia and diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor. The effect and mechanism of diabetes on KP liver abscess was examined in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice and Akita mice (C57BL/6J-Ins2Akita). KP translocation to liver and plasma alaine transaminase levels were increased and liver clearance of KP was decreased in DM mice. Diabetic mice exhibited overgrowth of Enterococcus as well as E.coli and decreased lactobacilli/bifidas growth in intestine, increased intestinal iNOS protein and nitrite levels in portal vein, and increased IL-1β and TNF-α expression of Kupffer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490684/-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-following-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-for-testicular-tumor
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Manabu Ishihara, Koichi Satoh, Mami Hanaoka, Kazuhito Matsuzaki, Taku Matsuda, Hajimu Miyake, Hitoshi Niki
A man in his 30s who presented with an enlarged right testicle was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor via orchiectomy. Adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin, etoposide and bleomycin(BEP)was initiated. He developed a headache 8 days later, followed by neurological deficits 10 days later. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)and magnetic resonance venography(MRV)showed thrombotic occlusion at the superior sagittal sinus. Anticoagulant therapy with heparin was initiated. However, a generalized epileptic seizure occurred 11 days later, and an antiepileptic drug therapy was initiated...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489816/endothelial-tlr4-and-the-microbiome-drive-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Alan T Tang, Jaesung P Choi, Jonathan J Kotzin, Yiqing Yang, Courtney C Hong, Nicholas Hobson, Romuald Girard, Hussein A Zeineddine, Rhonda Lightle, Thomas Moore, Ying Cao, Robert Shenkar, Mei Chen, Patricia Mericko, Jisheng Yang, Li Li, Ceylan Tanes, Dmytro Kobuley, Urmo Võsa, Kevin J Whitehead, Dean Y Li, Lude Franke, Blaine Hart, Markus Schwaninger, Jorge Henao-Mejia, Leslie Morrison, Helen Kim, Issam A Awad, Xiangjian Zheng, Mark L Kahn
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are a cause of stroke and seizure for which no effective medical therapies yet exist. CCMs arise from the loss of an adaptor complex that negatively regulates MEKK3-KLF2/4 signalling in brain endothelial cells, but upstream activators of this disease pathway have yet to be identified. Here we identify endothelial Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the gut microbiome as critical stimulants of CCM formation. Activation of TLR4 by Gram-negative bacteria or lipopolysaccharide accelerates CCM formation, and genetic or pharmacologic blockade of TLR4 signalling prevents CCM formation in mice...
May 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469580/microbiota-is-involved-in-post-resection-adaptation-in-humans-with-short-bowel-syndrome
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Laura Gillard, Camille Mayeur, Véronique Robert, Isabelle Pingenot, Johanne Le Beyec, André Bado, Patricia Lepage, Muriel Thomas, Francisca Joly
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is characterized by severe intestinal malabsorption following restrictive surgery. The objective of this study was to determine the functional contribution of SBS-microbiota after resection. It is well-known that SBS-microbiota displayed specific features with a prevalence of Lactobacillus, a low amount of some anaerobic microbes (Clostridium leptum) and an accumulation of fecal lactate in some patients. Patients with jejuno-colonic anastomosis were stratified according to the presence of lactate in their feces and, we observe that the lactate-producing bacteria were predominant in the sub-group of patients accumulating fecal lactate...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467926/a-specific-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-of-type-2-diabetic-mice-induces-glp-1-resistance-through-an-enteric-no-dependent-and-gut-brain-axis-mechanism
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Estelle Grasset, Anthony Puel, Julie Charpentier, Xavier Collet, Jeffrey E Christensen, François Tercé, Rémy Burcelin
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based therapies control glycemia in type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients. However, in some patients the treatment must be discontinued, defining a state of GLP-1 resistance. In animal models we identified a specific set of ileum bacteria impairing the GLP-1-activated gut-brain axis for the control of insulin secretion and gastric emptying. Using prediction algorithms, we identified bacterial pathways related to amino acid metabolism and transport system modules associated to GLP-1 resistance...
May 2, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454378/prognostic-value-of-intratumoral-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-expression-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Katarina Kalavska, Zuzana Cierna, Michal Chovanec, Martina Takacova, Daniela Svetlovska, Viera Miskovska, Jana Obertova, Patrik Palacka, Jan Rajec, Zuzana Sycova-Mila, Katarina Machalekova, Karol Kajo, Stanislav Spanik, Jozef Mardiak, Pavel Babal, Silvia Pastorekova, Michal Mego
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) represent a highly curable malignancy, however a small proportion of patients fails to be cured with cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is upregulated by hypoxia in several cancer types and correlates with a poor prognosis. The present translational study evaluated expression and prognostic value of CA IX in TGCTs. Surgical specimens from 228 patients with TGCTs were processed by the tissue microarray method and subjected to immunohistochemistry with the M75 monoclonal antibody...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449306/malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-the-aieop-associazione-italiana-ematologia-oncologia-pediatrica-study
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M Terenziani, G Bisogno, R Boldrini, G Cecchetto, M Conte, L Boschetti, M D De Pasquale, D Biasoni, A Inserra, F Siracusa, M E Basso, F De Leonardis, D Di Pinto, F Barretta, F Spreafico, P D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCT) carry an excellent prognosis, and the treatment aims to achieve results with the least possible treatment-related morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of pediatric patients with MOGCT. METHODS: Patients were treated according to their stage: surgery and surveillance for stage I; a modified bleomycin-etoposide-cisplatin (BEP) regimen for stages II (three cycles), III, and IV (three cycles) with surgery on residual disease...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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