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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818110/microbial-community-composition-along-the-digestive-tract-in-forage-and-grain-fed-bison
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Gaddy T Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Diversity and composition of microbial communities was compared across the 13 major sections of the digestive tract (esophagus, reticulum, rumen, omasum, abomasum, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and rectum) in two captive populations of American bison (Bison bison), one of which was finished on forage, the other on grain. RESULTS: Microbial diversity fell to its lowest levels in the small intestine, with Bacteroidetes reaching their lowest relative abundance in that region, while Firmicutes and Euryarchaeota attained their highest relative abundances there...
August 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817086/non-destructive-analysis-of-the-internal-anatomical-structures-of-mosquito-specimens-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Naresh Kumar Ravichandran, Ruchire Eranga Wijesinghe, Seung-Yeol Lee, Kwang Shik Choi, Mansik Jeon, Hee-Young Jung, Jeehyun Kim
The study of mosquitoes and analysis of their behavior are of crucial importance in the on-going efforts to control the alarming increase in mosquito-borne diseases. Furthermore, a non-destructive and real-time imaging technique to study the anatomical features of mosquito specimens can greatly aid the study of mosquitoes. In this study, we demonstrate the three-dimensional imaging capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for structural analysis of Anopheles sinensis mosquitoes. The anatomical features of An...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812159/anatomical-and-embryological-perspectives-in-laparoscopic-complete-mesocoloic-excision-of-splenic-flexure-cancers
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Takeru Matsuda, Yasuo Sumi, Kimihiro Yamashita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Yoshiko Matsuda, Shingo Kanaji, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic complete mesocoloic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation for splenic flexure cancer is technically challenging because of its anatomical complexity. Although embryological and anatomical consideration should be helpful to perform CME in colorectal cancer surgery, such studies on the splenic flexure are lacking. METHODS: The splenic flexure is located embryologically between the terminal portion of the midgut and the beginning of the hindgut, and is supplied by the superior mesenteric and inferior mesenteric arteries...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810137/time-gated-luminescence-imaging-of-singlet-oxygen-photoinduced-by-fluoroquinolones-and-functionalized-graphenes-in-daphnia-magna
#4
Tianlie Luo, Jingwen Chen, Bo Song, Hua Ma, Zhiqiang Fu, Willie J G M Peijnenburg
Singlet oxygen ((1)O2) can be photogenerated by photoactive xenobiotics and is capable of causing adverse effects due to its electrophilicity and its high reactivity with biological molecules. Detection of the production and distribution of (1)O2 in living organisms is therefore of great importance. In this study, a luminescent probe ATTA-Eu(3+) combined with time-gated luminescence imaging was adopted to detect the distribution and temporal variation of (1)O2 photoinduced by fluoroquinolone antibiotics and carboxylated/aminated graphenes in Daphnia magna...
July 29, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805634/honey-bee-gut-dysbiosis-a-novel-context-of-disease-ecology
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REVIEW
Kirk E Anderson, Vincent A Ricigliano
The honey bee microbiota has become a hot-spot of recent research. Highly co-evolved with its host, the hindgut microbiota of a worker honey bee consists of six bacterial species shown to occur reliably in particular proportions. Altered microbiota structure is associated with host deficiencies, and a variety of bacteria found throughout the hive environment can dominate the worker gut suppressing or displacing microbiota function. The synthesis presented here suggests environmental insults alter gut bacterial balance, leading to decreased host function and disease progression...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772238/eco-friendly-fabrication-of-ag-nanostructures-using-the-seed-extract-of-pedalium-murex-an-ancient-indian-medicinal-plant-histopathological-effects-on-the-zika-virus-vector-aedes-aegypti-and-inhibition-of-biofilm-forming-pathogenic-bacteria
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Ramachandran Ishwarya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Ramasamy Anuradha, Ravichandran Rekha, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The control of Zika virus mosquito vectors and well as the development of drugs in the fight against biofilm-forming microbial pathogens, are timely and important challenges in current bionanoscience. Here we focused on the eco-friendly fabrication of Ag nanostructures using the seed extract of Pedalium murex, an ancient Indian medicinal plant. Initial confirmation of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) production was showed by a color change from transparent to dark brown. The UV-Visible spectrum (476nm), X-ray diffraction peaks (101, 200, 220 and 311) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy shed light on the production of green-capped AgNPs...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770679/the-stomatogastric-and-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-pulmonate-snail-megalobulimus-abbreviatus-a-neurochemical-analysis
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Malcon Andrei Martinez-Pereira, Raphaela da Cunha Franceschi, Bárbara Paranhos Coelho, Denise M Zancan
Chemical coding of stomatogastric nervous system (STNS) and enteric nervous system (ENS) of midgut and hindgut in the snail Megalobulimus abbreviatus was investigated using histochemistry, histofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry. The gastrointestinal plexuses, constituted by intrinsic neurons and fibers originating from the subesophageal ganglia and/or STNS, showed intense acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide diaphorase (NADPHd) activity. The enteric neurons and fibers with AChE activity are scattered in the submucosa and between both muscular layers of gastrointestinal tract, whereas NADPHd neurons and fibers are more abundant between muscular layers than in the submucosa...
August 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752955/fibrobacter-communities-in-the-gastrointestinal-tracts-of-diverse-hindgut-fermenting-herbivores-are-distinct-from-those-of-the-rumen
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Anthony P Neumann, Caroline A McCormick, Garret Suen
The genus Fibrobacter contains cellulolytic bacteria originally isolated from the rumen. Culture-independent investigations have since identified Fibrobacter populations in gastrointestinal tracts of numerous hindgut-fermenting herbivores, but their physiology is poorly characterized due to few representative axenic cultures. To test the hypothesis that novel Fibrobacter diversity exists in hindgut fermenters, we performed culture and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing on samples collected from phylogenetically diverse herbivorous hosts...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742284/aquatic-animals-promote-antibiotic-resistance-gene-dissemination-in-water-via-conjugation-role-of-different-regions-within-the-zebra-fish-intestinal-tract-and-impact-on-fish-intestinal-microbiota
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Jialun Fu, Dong Yang, Min Jin, Weili Liu, Xin Zhao, Chenyu Li, Tianyu Zhao, Jingfeng Wang, Zhixian Gao, Zhiqiang Shen, Zhigang Qiu, Jun-Wen Li
The aqueous environment is one of many reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Fish, as important aquatic animals which possess ideal intestinal niches for bacteria to grow and multiply, may ingest antibiotic resistance bacteria from aqueous environment. The fish gut would be a suitable environment for conjugal gene transfer including those encoding antibiotic resistance. However, little is known in relation to the impact of ingested ARGs or ARB on gut microbiota. Here, we applied the cultivation method, qPCR, nuclear molecular genetic marker and 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing technologies to develop a plasmid-mediated ARG transfer model of zebrafish...
July 25, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721476/post-prandial-physiology-and-intestinal-morphology-of-the-pacific-hagfish-eptatretus-stoutii
#10
Alyssa M Weinrauch, Alexander M Clifford, Greg G Goss
Hagfishes are unique to the vertebrate lineage in that they acquire dissolved nutrients across multiple epithelia including the intestine, gill, and skin. This feat has been attributed to their immersive feeding behavior that likely simultaneously provides benefits (nutrient rich) and potentially adverse (hypercapnia, hypoxia, high environmental ammonia) physiological effects. Examinations have been conducted of the ex vivo transport capabilities of specific nutrients as well as in vivo effects of the hypothesized feeding environments, yet the physiological effects of feeding itself have never been elucidated...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710832/new-species-of-spirotrichonympha-from-reticulitermes-and-the-relationships-among-genera-in-spirotrichonymphea-parabasalia
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Gillian H Gile, Erick R James, Vera Tai, James T Harper, Trevor L Merrell, Vittorio Boscaro, Filip Husník, Rudolf H Scheffrahn, Patrick J Keeling
Spirotrichonymphea is a class of hypermastigote parabasalids defined by their spiral rows of many flagella. They are obligate hindgut symbionts of lower termites. Despite more than 100 years of morphological and ultrastructural study, the group remains poorly characterised by molecular data and the phylogenetic positions and taxonomic validity of most genera remain in question. The genus Spirotrichonympha has been reported to inhabit several termite genera, including Reticulitermes, Coptotermes, and Hodotermopsis...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706214/transcriptome-analysis-of-three-sheep-intestinal-regions-reveals-key-pathways-and-hub-regulatory-genes-of-large-intestinal-lipid-metabolism
#12
Tianle Chao, Guizhi Wang, Zhibin Ji, Zhaohua Liu, Lei Hou, Jin Wang, Jianmin Wang
The large intestine, also known as the hindgut, is an important part of the animal digestive system. Recent studies on digestive system development in ruminants have focused on the rumen and the small intestine, but the molecular mechanisms underlying sheep large intestine metabolism remain poorly understood. To identify genes related to intestinal metabolism and to reveal molecular regulation mechanisms, we sequenced and compared the transcriptomes of mucosal epithelial tissues among the cecum, proximal colon and duodenum...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705578/cloacal-duplication-single-center-experience-in-the-management-of-a-rare-anomaly
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Ahmed Abdelhalim, Hesham Arab, Tamer E Helmy, Mohamed E Dawaba, Mohamed E Abou-El-Ghar, Ashraf T Hafez
Cloacal duplication is an exceedingly rare group of anomalies with a limited number of cases reported so far. The anomaly may be confined to partial bladder duplication or it may involve complete duplication of the urogenital tract, hindgut, spine, lower limbs and vascular structures. Every case is unique and ought to be approached individually. By means of imaging studies and endoscopy, anatomic details should be carefully defined before endorsing surgical correction. A satisfactory outcome can be achieved in the majority of cases...
July 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702019/functional-resilience-and-response-to-a-dietary-additive-kefir-in-models-of-foregut-and-hindgut-microbial-fermentation-in-vitro
#14
Gabriel de la Fuente, Eleanor Jones, Shann Jones, Charles J Newbold
Stability in gut ecosystems is an important area of study that impacts on the use of additives and is related with several pathologies. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with a consortium of yeast and bacteria as a fermentation starter, of which the use as additive in companion and livestock animals has increased in the last few years. To investigate the effect of kefir milk on foregut and hindgut digestive systems, an in vitro approach was followed. Either rumen fluid or horse fecal contents were used as a microbial inoculate and the inclusion of kefir (fresh, autoclaved, or pasteurized) was tested...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687981/characteristics-and-expression-of-genes-encoding-two-small-heat-shock-protein-genes-lacking-introns-from-chilo-suppressalis
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Dan-Dan Pan, Ming-Xing Lu, Qiu-Yu Li, Yu-Zhou Du
Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) constitute a large, diverse, and functionally uncharacterized family of heat shock proteins. To gain insight regarding the function of sHSPs in insects, we identified genes encoding two sHSPs, Cshsp22.9b and Cshsp24.3, from the rice pest Chilo suppressalis. The cDNAs of Cshsp22.9b and Cshsp24.3 encoded proteins of 206 and 216 amino acids with isoelectric points of 5.79 and 9.28, respectively. Further characterization indicated that both Cshsp22.9b and Cshsp24.3 lacked introns...
July 7, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682523/exclusive-gut-flagellates-of-serritermitidae-suggest-a-major-transfaunation-event-in-lower-termites-description-of-heliconympha-glossotermitis-gen-nov-spec-nov
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Renate Radek, Katja Meuser, Jürgen F H Strassert, Oguzhan Arslan, Anika Teßmer, Jan Šobotník, David Sillam-Dussès, Ricardo A Nink, Andreas Brune
The guts of lower termites are inhabited by host-specific consortia of cellulose-digesting flagellate protists. In this first investigation of the symbionts of the family Serritermitidae, we found that Glossotermes oculatus and Serritermes serrifer each harbor similar parabasalid morphotypes: large Pseudotrichonympha-like cells, medium-sized Leptospironympha-like cells with spiraled bands of flagella, and small Hexamastix-like cells; oxymonadid flagellates were absent. Despite their morphological resemblance to Pseudotrichonympha and Leptospironympha, a SSU rRNA-based phylogenetic analysis identified the two larger, trichonymphid flagellates as deep-branching sister groups of Teranymphidae, with Leptospironympha sp...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664405/potential-association-between-itpkc-genetic-variations-and-hirschsprung-disease
#17
Jeong-Hyun Kim, Soo-Min Jung, Joong-Gon Shin, Hyun Sub Cheong, Jeong-Meen Seo, Dae-Yeon Kim, Jung-Tak Oh, Hyun-Young Kim, Kyuwhan Jung, Hyoung Doo Shin
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital and complex disorder characterized by intestinal obstruction due to the absence of enteric neurons along variable lengths of the hindgut. Our recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) has revealed regional associations with HSCR at several loci of inositol-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC). For fine mapping, we additionally selected and genotyped a total of 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ITPKC in 187 HSCR patients and 283 unaffected controls, and performed a further combined imputation analysis based on genotype data from this second stage of fine mapping and our previous GWAS stage, totaling 902 subjects (187 HSCR cases and 715 controls)...
July 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659365/presacral-mass-in-the-setting-of-an-ovarian-cyst-and-abdominal-pain
#18
Omar Gutierrez, Huzifa Haj-Ibrahim, Elzbieta Griffiths, Jaisa Olasky
Tailgut cysts, also known as retrorectal hamartomas, are very rare neoplasms located in the presacral/retrorectal space that originate from the embryonic hindgut. Although a majority of lesions in this location are benign, 30% of the reported cases in the literature were found to be malignant. This report describes a case of a presacral mass found on CT of a 37-year-old woman who initially presented with worsening abdominal pain and a history of ovarian cyst rupture. This patient's clinical picture was complicated by an enlarging ovarian cyst...
June 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648364/differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-colonic-organoids-via-transient-activation-of-bmp-signaling
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Jorge O Múnera, Nambirajan Sundaram, Scott A Rankin, David Hill, Carey Watson, Maxime Mahe, Jefferson E Vallance, Noah F Shroyer, Katie L Sinagoga, Adrian Zarzoso-Lacoste, Jonathan R Hudson, Jonathan C Howell, Praneet Chatuvedi, Jason R Spence, John M Shannon, Aaron M Zorn, Michael A Helmrath, James M Wells
Gastric and small intestinal organoids differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have revolutionized the study of gastrointestinal development and disease. Distal gut tissues such as cecum and colon, however, have proved considerably more challenging to derive in vitro. Here we report the differentiation of human colonic organoids (HCOs) from hPSCs. We found that BMP signaling is required to establish a posterior SATB2+ domain in developing and postnatal intestinal epithelium. Brief activation of BMP signaling is sufficient to activate a posterior HOX code and direct hPSC-derived gut tube cultures into HCOs...
July 6, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638626/effects-of-liposomal-curcumin-on-five-opportunistic-bacterial-strains-found-in-the-equine-hindgut-preliminary-study
#20
S D Bland, E B Venable, J L McPherson, R L Atkinson
BACKGROUND: The horse intestinal tract is sensitive and contains a highly complex microbial population. A shift in the microbial population can lead to various issues such as inflammation and colic. The use of nutraceuticals in the equine industry is on the rise and curcumin is thought to possess antimicrobial properties that may help to minimize the proliferation of opportunistic bacteria. METHODS: Four cecally-cannulated horses were utilized to determine the optimal dose of liposomal-curcumin (LIPC) on reducing Streptococcus bovis/equinus complex (SBEC), Escherichia coli K-12, Escherichia coli general, Clostridium difficile, and Clostridium perfringens in the equine hindgut without adversely affecting cecal characteristics...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
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