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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786143/impact-of-commensal-flora-on-periodontal-immune-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Daiki Fukuhara, Koichiro Irie, Yoko Uchida, Kota Kataoka, Kentaro Akiyama, Daisuke Ekuni, Takaaki Tomofuji, Manabu Morita
BACKGROUND: Commensal flora are involved in the appropriate development of the mature immune system. However, it is unclear how commensal flora contribute to immune responses against periodontal pathogens, including the response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression of immune responses after topical application of LPS in germ-free (GF) and specific-pathogen-free (SPF) mice. METHODS: GF and SPF mice at 8 weeks of age were randomly divided into four groups each: a baseline group (n = 4/group) and three experimental groups (n = 6/group)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778975/establishment-of-an-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-musii005-a-from-exfoliated-renal-epithelial-cells
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Bootsakorn Boonkaew, Weeradee Thummavichit, Ratchapong Netsrithong, Chinnavuth Vatanashevanopakorn, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Methichit Wattanapanitch
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from exfoliated renal epithelial cells isolated from a urine sample of a 31-year-old healthy woman. Epithelial cells were characterized for the expression of E-cadherin and reprogrammed using non-integrating Sendai viral vectors. The urine-derived iPSC line (designated as MUSIi005-A) was karyotypically normal, expressed pluripotent markers, differentiated into cells of three embryonic germ layers, and showed no viral and transgene expressions at passage 29...
May 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777704/dietary-mung-bean-protein-reduces-high-fat-diet-induced-weight-gain-by-modulating-host-bile-acid-metabolism-in-a-gut-microbiota-dependent-manner
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Akiho Nakatani, Xuan Li, Junki Miyamoto, Miki Igarashi, Hitoshi Watanabe, Asuka Sutou, Keita Watanabe, Takayasu Motoyama, Nobuhiko Tachibana, Mitsutaka Kohno, Hiroshi Inoue, Ikuo Kimura
The 8-globulin-rich mung bean protein (MPI) suppresses hepatic lipogenesis in rodent models and reduces fasting plasma glucose and insulin levels in obese adults. However, its effects on mitigating high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and the mechanism underlying these effects remain to be elucidated. Herein, we examined the metabolic phenotype, intestinal bile acid (BA) pool, and gut microbiota of conventionally raised (CONV-R) male C57BL/6 mice and germ-free (GF) mice that were randomized to receive either regular HFD or HFD containing mung bean protein isolate (MPI) instead of the dairy protein present in regular HFD...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776435/fecal-aliquot-straw-technique-fast-allows-for-easy-and-reproducible-subsampling-assessing-interpersonal-variation-in-trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-accumulation
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Kymberleigh A Romano, Kimberly A Dill-McFarland, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Robert L Kerby, Eugenio I Vivas, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Pamela Herd, Federico E Rey
BACKGROUND: Convenient, reproducible, and rapid preservation of unique biological specimens is pivotal to their use in microbiome analyses. As an increasing number of human studies incorporate the gut microbiome in their design, there is a high demand for streamlined sample collection and storage methods that are amenable to different settings and experimental needs. While several commercial kits address collection/shipping needs for sequence-based studies, these methods do not preserve samples properly for studies that require viable microbes...
May 18, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769727/microbial-signals-drive-pre-leukaemic-myeloproliferation-in-a-tet2-deficient-host
#5
Marlies Meisel, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Alain Pacis, Li Chen, Zachary M Earley, Toufic Mayassi, Joseph F Pierre, Jordan D Ernest, Heather J Galipeau, Nikolaus Thuille, Romain Bouziat, Manuel Buscarlet, Daina L Ringus, Yitang Wang, Ye Li, Vu Dinh, Sangman M Kim, Benjamin D McDonald, Matthew A Zurenski, Mark W Musch, Glaucia C Furtado, Sergio A Lira, Gottfried Baier, Eugene B Chang, A Murat Eren, Christopher R Weber, Lambert Busque, Lucy A Godley, Elena F Verdú, Luis B Barreiro, Bana Jabri
Somatic mutations in tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), which encodes an epigenetic modifier enzyme, drive the development of haematopoietic malignancies1-7 . In both humans and mice, TET2 deficiency leads to increased self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells with a net developmental bias towards the myeloid lineage1,4,8,9 . However, pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation (PMP) occurs in only a fraction of Tet2-/- mice8,9 and humans with TET2 mutations1,3,5-7 , suggesting that extrinsic non-cell-autonomous factors are required for disease onset...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769268/pbdes-altered-gut-microbiome-and-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-male-c57bl-6-mice
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Cindy Yanfei Li, Joseph L Dempsey, Dongfang Wang, SooWan Lee, Kris M Weigel, Qiang Fei, Deepak Kumar Bhatt, Bhagwat Prasad, Daniel Raftery, Haiwei Gu, Julia Yue Cui
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are persistent environmental contaminants with well-characterized toxicities in host organs. Gut microbiome is increasingly recognized as an important regulator of xenobiotic biotransformation; however, little is known about its interactions with PBDEs. Primary bile acids (BAs) are metabolized by the gut microbiome into more lipophilic secondary BAs that may be absorbed and interact with certain host receptors. The goal of this study was to test our hypothesis that PBDEs cause dysbiosis and aberrant regulation of BA homeostasis...
May 16, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768344/synchronous-adrenocortical-carcinoma-and-ovarian-malignant-mixed-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Ying He, Lian Xu, Qingli Li, Min Feng, Wei Wang
RATIONALE: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an endocrine malignancy with poor prognosis, which commonly arises in a sporadic manner, but may also become a part of a familial syndrome. ACC rarely arises simultaneously with other malignant tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 29-year-old woman with ACC synchronously followed by an ovarian malignant mixed germ cell tumor. We describe the clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical findings and review the English literatures...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768301/germline-genome-wide-association-studies-in-women-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-or-without-bevacizumab
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James N Ingle, Krishna R Kalari, Donald Lawrence Wickerham, Gunter von Minckwitz, Peter A Fasching, Yoichi Furukawa, Taisei Mushiroda, Matthew P Goetz, Poulami Barman, Erin E Carlson, Priya Rastogi, Joseph P Costantino, Junmei Cairns, Soonmyung Paik, Harry D Bear, Michiaki Kubo, Liewei Wang, Norman Wolmark, Richard M Weinshilboum
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for breast cancer is widely utilized, and we performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to determine whether germ-line genetic variability was associated with benefit in terms of pathological complete response (pCR), disease-free survival, and overall survival in patients entered on the NSABP B-40 NAC trial, wherein patients were randomized to receive, or not, bevacizumab in addition to chemotherapy. Patient DNA samples were genotyped with the Illumina OmniExpress BeadChip...
June 2018: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763437/postnatal-colonization-with-human-infant-type-bifidobacterium-species-alters-behavior-of-adult-gnotobiotic-mice
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Berkley Luk, Surabi Veeraragavan, Melinda Engevik, Miriam Balderas, Angela Major, Jessica Runge, Ruth Ann Luna, James Versalovic
Accumulating studies have defined a role for the intestinal microbiota in modulation of host behavior. Research using gnotobiotic mice emphasizes that early microbial colonization with a complex microbiota (conventionalization) can rescue some of the behavioral abnormalities observed in mice that grow to adulthood completely devoid of bacteria (germ-free mice). However, the human infant and adult microbiomes vary greatly, and effects of the neonatal microbiome on neurodevelopment are currently not well understood...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757577/supposed-pituitary-production-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-induced-by-androgen-deprivation-therapy
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Koji Yoshimura, Yoshiharu Nakashima, Kyohei Sugiyama, Naoki Kohei, Akitoshi Takizawa
INTRODUCTION: The main cause of slightly elevated human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) after successful treatment of male germ cell tumors is considered to be pituitary-derived HCG. It is well known that pituitary-derived HCG is frequently detected in postmenopausal women. We evaluated the status of serum HCG in men with elevated gonadotropins, which were induced by androgen deprivation therapy, using commercially available assays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 44 patients with prostate cancer, who underwent luteinizing-hormone releasing hormone agonist treatment...
April 30, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755892/regional-control-of-regulatory-immune-cells-in-the-intestine
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Tina L Morhardt, Atsushi Hayashi, John Y Kao, Nobuhiko Kamada
Purpose of review: The intestine contains the largest compartment of immune regulatory cells which include T regulatory cells and IL-10 producing macrophages. These cell populations serve to restrain unnecessary immune responses of the intestine, which may lead to the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease or food allergy. Recent findings: This review discusses the recent findings pertaining to the functional regulation of these cells which may provide insight into novel therapies...
March 2018: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755659/the-clinicopathological-significance-of-monocarboxylate-transporters-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Eduardo C A Silva, Flavio M Cárcano, Murilo Bonatelli, Maurício G Zaia, Filipa Morais-Santos, Fátima Baltazar, Luiz F Lopes, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Céline Pinheiro
Background: Metabolic reprogramming is one of the hallmarks of cancer. The hyperglycolytic phenotype is often associated with the overexpression of metabolism-associated proteins, such as monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs). MCTs are little explored in germ cell tumors (GCTs), thus, the opportunity to understand the relevance of these metabolic markers and their chaperone CD147 in this type of tumor arises. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of MCT1, MCT2, MCT4 and CD147 in testicular GCT samples and the clinicopathological significance of these metabolism related proteins...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755616/histological-and-immunological-characteristics-of-the-junctional-epithelium
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Masanori Nakamura
The continuity of epithelial tissue is collapsed by tooth eruption. The junctional epithelium (JE) is attached to the tooth surface by hemidesmosomes, which constitutes the front-line defense against periodontal bacterial infection. JE constitutively expresses intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and neutrophils and lymphocytes penetrate into JE via interaction between ICAM-1 and LFA-1 expressed on the surface of these migrating cells. JE also expresses cytokines and chemokines. These functions of JE are maintained even in germ-free condition...
May 2018: Japanese Dental Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753274/blood-derived-integration-free-ips-cell-line-ukbi011-a-from-a-diagnosed-male-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-with-apoe-%C3%A9-4-%C3%A9-4-genotype
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Michael Peitz, Tamara Bechler, Catrin Cornelia Thiele, Monika Veltel, Melanie Bloschies, Klaus Fliessbach, Alfredo Ramirez, Oliver Brüstle
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is most the frequent neurodegenerative disease, and the APOE ε4 allele is the most prominent risk factor for late-onset AD. Here, we present an iPSC line generated from peripheral blood cells of a male AD patient employing Sendai virus vectors encoding the transcription factors OCT4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-MYC. The characterized iPSC line expresses typical human pluripotency markers and shows differentiation into all three germ layers, complete reprogramming vector clearance, a normal SNP genotype and maintenance of the APOE ε4/ε4 allele...
April 23, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749711/brachyury-oncogene-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-high-risk-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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F Pinto, F M Cárcano, E C A da Silva, D O Vidal, C Scapulatempo-Neto, L F Lopes, R M Reis
The T-box transcription factor Brachyury has been considered a cancer-specific marker and a novel oncotarget in solid tumors. Brachyury overexpression has been described in various cancers, being associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition, metastasis, and poor prognosis. However, its clinical association with testicular germ cell tumor is unknown. We analyzed the expression of Brachyury by immunohistochemistry in a series of well-characterized testicular germ cell tumor samples and at transcript level by in silico analysis...
May 10, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748959/changes-in-intestinal-microbiota-affect-metabolism-of-ginsenoside-re
#16
Lei Zhang, Fei Li, Wang-Jun Qin, Chao Fu, Xiang-Lin Zhang
Ginsenoside Re, an active ingredient in Panax ginseng, is widely used as a therapeutic and nutriment. Intestinal microbiota plays crucial roles in modulating the pharmacokinetics and pharmacological actions of ginsenoside Re. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between bacterial community variety and the metabolic profiles of ginsenoside Re. We developed two models with intestinal dysbacteriosis: a pseudo-germ-free model induced by a non-absorbable antimicrobial mixture (ATM), and Qi-deficiency model established via over-fatigue and acute cold stress (OACS)...
May 10, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744928/parasutterella-in-associated-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-intestinal-chronic-inflammation
#17
Yan-Jie Chen, Hao Wu, Sheng-Di Wu, Nan Lu, Yi-Ting Wang, Hai-Ning Liu, Ling Dong, Tao-Tao Liu, Xi-Zhong Shen
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder. Recent studies have showed increasing important role of gut microbiota in the pathophysiological changes of IBS. Our study aims to elaborate the association between intestinal flora with the genesis and the development of IBS. METHODS: Illumina high-throughput sequencing technology was applied to investigate microbial communities of IBS patients and healthy donors...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740670/facile-determination-of-sphingolipids-under-alkali-condition-using-metal-free-column-by-lc-ms-ms
#18
Siddabasave Gowda B Gowda, Kazutaka Ikeda, Makoto Arita
Extraction and analysis of sphingolipids from biological samples is a critical step in lipidomics, especially for minor species such as sphingoid bases and sphingosine-1-phosphate. Although several liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods enabling the determination of sphingolipid molecular species have been reported, they were limited in analytical sensitivity and reproducibility by causing significant peak tailing, especially by the presence of phosphate groups, and most of the extraction techniques are laborious and do not cover a broad range of sphingolipid metabolites...
May 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730569/derivation-and-characterization-of-the-nih-registry-human-stem-cell-line-nyscf101-under-defined-feeder-free-conditions
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Ana Sevilla, Eliana Forero, Matthew Zimmer, Hector Martinez, Katie Reggio, Daniel Paull, Dieter Egli, Scott Noggle
The human embryonic stem cell line NYSCFe002-A was derived from a day 6 blastocyst in feeder-free and antibiotic free conditions. The blastocyst was voluntarily donated for research as surplus after in vitro fertilization treatment following informed consent. The NYSCFe002-A line expresses all the pluripotency markers and has the potential to differentiate into all three germ layers in vitro. The line presents normal karyotype and is mycoplasma free. This line is registered as NYSCF101 on the NIH Registry.
April 30, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728643/interleukin-22-deficiency-and-microbiota-contribute-to-the-exacerbation-of-toxoplasma-gondii-induced-intestinal-inflammation
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A Couturier-Maillard, N Froux, J Piotet-Morin, C Michaudel, L Brault, J Le Bérichel, A Sénéchal, P Robinet, P Chenuet, S Jejou, L Dumoutier, J C Renauld, J Iovanna, S Huber, Vfj Quesniaux, H Sokol, B Ryffel
Upon oral infection with Toxoplasma gondii cysts (76 K strain) tachyzoites are released into the intestinal lumen and cross the epithelial barrier causing damage and acute intestinal inflammation in C57BL/6 (B6) mice. Here we investigated the role of microbiota and IL-22 in T.gondii-induced small intestinal inflammation. Oral T.gondii infection in B6 mice causes inflammation with IFNγ and IL-22 production. In IL-22-deficient mice, T.gondii infection augments the Th1 driven inflammation. Deficiency in either IL-22bp, the soluble IL-22 receptor or Reg3γ, an IL-22-dependent antimicrobial lectin/peptide, did not reduce inflammation...
May 4, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
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