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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727093/effects-of-intravenous-lipopolysaccharide-administration-on-feed-intake-ruminal-forage-degradability-and-liquid-parameters-and-physiological-responses-in-beef-cattle
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K D Lippolis, R F Cooke, K M Schubach, R S Marques, D W Bohnert
This experiment compared DMI, ruminal forage degradability, and liquid parameters as well as physiological responses in beef cattle receiving a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge or not. Eight ruminally cannulated Angus × Hereford steers (485 ± 16 kg BW) were housed in individual pens on d -7, ranked by BW, and allocated to 1 of 2 treatments administered on d 0: 1) an intravenous (i.v.) bolus dose (0.5 μg/kg of BW, diluted in 5 mL of 0.9% sterile saline) of bacterial LPS ( 0111:B4) or 2) a 5-mL i.v. injection of 0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
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Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723186/ingestible-sensors
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Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Nam Ha, Jian Zhen Ou, Kyle J Berean
Ingestible sensing capsules are fast emerging as a critical technology that has the ability to greatly impact health, nutrition, and clinical areas. These ingestible devices are noninvasive and hence are very attractive for customers. With widespread access to smart phones connected to the Internet, the data produced by this technology can be readily seen and reviewed online, and accessed by both users and physicians. The outputs provide invaluable information to reveal the state of gut health and disorders as well as the impact of food, medical supplements, and environmental changes on the gastrointestinal tract...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721546/health-benefits-observed-after-probiotic-lactobacillus-fermentum-ccm-7421-application-in-dogs
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REVIEW
Viola Strompfová, Ivana Kubašová, Andrea Lauková
The importance of the intestinal microbiota has attracted much interest in recent years particularly with respect to ways in which the microbiota can be manipulated in order to improve health. Improving gut health through the use of probiotic microorganisms has become an area of research activity in both human and animal nutrition. However, the amount of research using companion animals is insufficient. The present review evaluates and compares the effects achieved after application of canine-derived probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum CCM 7421 to healthy dogs as well as to dogs suffering from gastrointestinal disorders...
July 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718091/nutritional-and-micronutrient-care-of-bariatric-surgery-patients-current-evidence-update
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Michael A Via, Jeffrey I Mechanick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The continued success of bariatric surgery to treat obesity and obesity-associated metabolic conditions creates a need for a strong understanding of clinical nutrition both before and after these procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgically induced alteration of gastrointestinal physiology can affect the nutrition of individuals, especially among those who have undergone malabsorptive procedures. While uncommon, a subset of patients may develop protein-calorie malnutrition...
July 17, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717367/cells-of-human-breast-milk
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Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny, Ewa Kaminska-El-Hassan
Human milk is a complex fluid that has developed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of infants. In addition to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and other biologically active components, breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and a heterogeneous population of cells with unclear physiological roles and health implications. Noteworthy cellular components of breast milk include progenitor/stem cells. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge of breast milk cells, including leukocytes, epithelial cells, stem cells and potentially probiotic bacteria...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716445/feeding-systems-and-the-gut-microbiome-gut-brain-interactions-with-relevance-to-psychiatric-conditions
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REVIEW
Brittany L Mason
BACKGROUND: Physical and mental health is dependent on the environment, and feeding is a prime example of this environmental exchange. While the hypothalamus controls both feeding behavior and the stress response, the integration of the neural control centers and the peripheral gut allows for disruption in the gastrointestinal systems and dysfunctional communication to the brain. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to familiarize clinicians with the physiology controlling feeding behavior and its implications for psychiatric conditions, such as anorexia nervosa and depression...
June 8, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709443/severity-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bangchuan Hu, Renhua Sun, Aiping Wu, Yin Ni, Jingquan Liu, Feng Guo, Lijun Ying, Guoping Ge, Aijun Ding, Yunchao Shi, Changwen Liu, Lei Xu, Ronglin Jiang, Jun Lu, Ronghai Lin, Yannan Zhu, Weidong Wu, Bo Xie
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine proposed a definition for acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) based on current medical evidence and expert opinion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the current AGI grading system and to investigate the association between AGI severity grades with clinical outcome in critically ill patients. METHODS: Adult patients at 14 general intensive care units (ICUs) with an expected ICU stay ≥24 h were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698663/medical-devices-for-the-treatment-of-obesity
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REVIEW
Phong Ching Lee, John Dixon
Obesity is a major public health concern that leads to numerous metabolic, mechanical and psychological complications. Although lifestyle interventions are the cornerstone of obesity management, subsequent physiological neurohormonal adaptations limit weight loss, strongly favour weight regain and counteract sustained weight loss. A range of effective therapies are therefore needed to manage this chronic relapsing disease. Bariatric surgery delivers substantial, durable weight loss but limited access to care, perceived high risks and costs restrict uptake...
July 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698662/the-extracellular-matrix-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-regenerative-medicine-platform
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REVIEW
George S Hussey, Timothy J Keane, Stephen F Badylak
The synthesis and secretion of components that constitute the extracellular matrix (ECM) by resident cell types occur at the earliest stages of embryonic development, and continue throughout life in both healthy and diseased physiological states. The ECM consists of a complex mixture of insoluble and soluble functional components that are arranged in a tissue-specific 3D ultrastructure, and it regulates numerous biological processes, including angiogenesis, innervation and stem cell differentiation. Owing to its composition and influence on embryonic development, as well as cellular and organ homeostasis, the ECM is an ideal therapeutic substrate for the repair of damaged or diseased tissues...
July 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696048/comparative-selective-retention-of-particle-size-classes-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-ponies-and-goats
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J Hummel, F Scheurich, S Ortmann, L A Crompton, M Gerken, M Clauss
There is a discrepancy in the literature on potential digesta separation mechanisms in horses, with both a selective retention of fine and of large particles postulated in different publications. To assess the net effect of such mechanisms, we fed ponies on a hay-only diet a pulse dose of whole (unchopped) marked hay together with a solute marker, collected faeces on a regular basis, measured marker concentrations in whole faeces and in their large (2.0-16 mm), medium (0.5-1.0 mm) and small (0.063-0.25 mm) particle fraction, and calculated the corresponding mean retention times (MRTs)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694626/whether-superficial-abdominal-reflex-is-affected-by-subcostal-transverse-abdominal-incisions-a-prospective-observational-early-experience
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Jitin Bajaj, Anurag Pateriya, Dileep Singh Thakur, Shailendra Ratre, Vijay Parihar, Uday Somashekar, Yad Ram Yadav, Dhananjaya Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Superficial abdominal reflex (SAR) is an important part of the neurologic assessment. It is normally present and may be present or absent in various physiological as well as pathological conditions. The presence of an abdominal incision creates a dilemma in the mind of the clinician for it affecting this reflex. As there is no literature on this, we decided to study the effect of abdominal incisions on SAR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective, observational study...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694171/repeated-dose-28-day-oral-toxicity-study-of-deae-dextran-in-mice-an-advancement-in-safety-chemotherapeutics
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Anita K Bakrania, Bhavesh C Variya, Prem Madan, Snehal S Patel
Cancer has emerged as a global threat with challenges for safe chemotherapeutics. Most of the currently available anti-cancer drugs exhibit significant toxicity. Amongst novel agents, interferons have exhibited anti-proliferative and cytoprotective roles. However, due to stability drawbacks of interferons, we have identified an interferon inducer DEAE-Dextran, which resolves the stability issues. Based on the previous history of toxicity pertaining to the current chemotherapeutic agents, it is equally essential to determine the safety of DEAE-Dextran...
July 8, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687644/genome-scale-model-and-omics-analysis-of-metabolic-capacities-of-akkermansia-muciniphila-reveal-a-preferential-mucin-degrading-lifestyle
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Noora Ottman, Mark Davids, Maria Suarez-Diez, Sjef Boeren, Peter J Schaap, Vitor A P Martins Dos Santos, Hauke Smidt, Clara Belzer, Willem M de Vos
The composition and activity of the microbiota in the human gastrointestinal tract is primarily shaped by nutrients derived either from food or the host. Bacteria colonizing the mucus layer have evolved to use mucin as a carbon and energy source. One of the members of the mucosa-associated microbiota is Akkermansia muciniphila, which is capable of producing an extensive repertoire of mucin-degrading enzymes. To further study substrate utilization abilities of A. muciniphila, we constructed a genome-scale metabolic model to test amino acid auxotrophy, vitamin biosynthesis, and sugar degrading capacities...
July 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685162/in-vivo-indicators-of-cytoplasmic-vacuolar-and-extracellular-ph-using-phluorin2-in-candida-albicans
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Hélène Tournu, Arturo Luna-Tapia, Brian M Peters, Glen E Palmer
Environmental or chemically induced stresses often trigger physiological responses that regulate intracellular pH. As such, the capacity to detect pH changes in real time and within live cells is of fundamental importance to essentially all aspects of biology. In this respect, pHluorin, a pH-sensitive variant of green fluorescent protein, has provided an invaluable tool to detect such responses. Here, we report the adaptation of pHluorin2 (PHL2), a substantially brighter variant of pHluorin, for use with the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685025/gut-hormones-such-as-amylin-and-glp-1-in-the-control-of-eating-and-energy-expenditure
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REVIEW
T A Lutz
The control of meal size is the best studied aspect of the control of energy balance, and manipulation of this system constitutes a promising target to treat obesity. A major part of this control system is based on gastrointestinal hormones such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) or amylin, which are released in response to a meal and which limit the size of an ongoing meal. Both amylin and GLP-1 have also been shown to increase energy expenditure in experimental rodents, but mechanistically we know much less how this effect may be mediated, which brain sites may be involved, and what the physiological relevance of these findings may be...
December 2016: International Journal of Obesity Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685023/targeting-the-gut-to-treat-obesity-and-its-metabolic-comorbidities-focus-on-bariatric-surgery-view-from-the-chair
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A C Carpentier
Over the past decade, bariatric surgery emerged as the most effective treatment modality for obesity and its complications, especially type 2 diabetes. Initially introduced on the basis of their capacity to restrict food intake and/or induce dietary fat malabsorption, the current bariatric surgery procedures result in many more physiological changes that may also partly explain their potent and sustained anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects. In the session 2 of the 17th International Symposium of the Université Laval Research Chair in Obesity, outstanding speakers have provided insight into novel clinical and pathophysiological aspects in bariatric surgery...
December 2016: International Journal of Obesity Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684736/fish-oil-enriched-nutrition-combined-with-systemic-chemotherapy-for-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-with-cancer-cachexia
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Yumiko Shirai, Yoshinaga Okugawa, Asahi Hishida, Aki Ogawa, Kyoko Okamoto, Miki Shintani, Yuki Morimoto, Ryutaro Nishikawa, Takeshi Yokoe, Koji Tanaka, Hisashi Urata, Yuji Toiyama, Yasuhiro Inoue, Motoyoshi Tanaka, Yasuhiko Mohri, Ajay Goel, Masato Kusunoki, Donald C McMillan, Chikao Miki
Despite recent advances in chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer, a crucial factor related to poor prognosis is reduced tolerance to chemotherapy induced by cancer cachexia. Fish oil (FO)-derived eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) modulates inflammation in patients with various malignancies; however, the impact of FO-enriched nutrition as a combined modality therapy on clinical outcomes remains controversial. We systemically analysed chronological changes in biochemical and physiological status using bioelectrical impedance analysis in 128 gastrointestinal cancer patients provided with or without FO-enriched nutrition during chemotherapy...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684308/characterizing-ingestive-behavior-through-licking-microstructure-underlying-neurobiology-and-its-use-in-the-study-of-obesity-in-animal-models
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REVIEW
Alexander W Johnson
Ingestive behavior is controlled by multiple distinct peripheral and central physiological mechanisms that ultimately determine whether a particular food should be accepted or avoided. As rodents consume a fluid they display stereotyped rhythmic tongue movements, and by analyzing the temporal distribution of pauses of licking, it is possible through analyses of licking microstructure to uncover dissociable evaluative and motivational variables that contribute to ingestive behavior. The mean number of licks occurring within each burst of licking (burst and cluster size) reflects the palatability of the consumed solution, whereas the frequency of initiating novel bouts of licking behavior (burst and cluster number) is dependent upon the degree of gastrointestinal inhibition that accrues through continued fluid ingestion...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682838/characteristics-and-outcome-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-icu-in-england-wales-and-northern-ireland-and-national-trends-between-1997-and-2013
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Marlies Ostermann, Paloma Ferrando-Vivas, Carmen Gore, Sarah Power, David Harrison
OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in outcomes of cancer patients with an unplanned admission to the ICU between 1997 and 2013 and to identify risk factors for mortality of those admitted between 2009 and 2013. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre Case Mix Programme Database including data of ICUs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. PATIENTS: Patients (99,590) with a solid tumor and 13,538 patients with a hematological malignancy with an unplanned ICU admission between 1997 and 2013; 39,734 solid tumor patients and 6,652 patients with a hematological malignancy who were admitted between 2009 and 2013 were analyzed in depth...
July 4, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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