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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889692/spondyloarthritis-new-insights-into-clinical-aspects-translational-immunology-and-therapeutics
#1
Charlie Bridgewood, Abdulla Watad, Richard J Cuthbert, Dennis McGonagle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The spondyloarthopathies (SpA), which encompass related diseases that were originally viewed as autoimmune, are now known to have a strong innate immune or autoinflammatory initiation phase characterized by disease localization to tissue-specific sites based on the nuances and microanatomy and immunology of those sites. This review covers recent translational advances in the field of SpA. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging studies in SpA continue to add support for the pivotal role of enthesitis in disease initiation and expression...
June 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643520/-comparison-of-gut-microbiotal-compositional-analysis-of-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-through-different-bioinformatics-pipelines
#2
S W Zhu, Z J Liu, M Li, H Q Zhu, L P Duan
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the same biological conclusion, diagnostic or curative effects regarding microbial composition of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients could be reached through different bioinformatics pipelines, we used two common bioinformatics pipelines (Uparse V2.0 and Mothur V1.39.5)to analyze the same fecal microbial 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing data. METHODS: The two pipelines were used to analyze the diversity and richness of fecal microbial 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing data of 27 samples, including 9 healthy controls (HC group), 9 diarrhea IBS patients before (IBS group) and after Rifaximin treatment (IBS-treatment, IBSt group)...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629890/infective-complications-after-free-flaps-reconstruction-in-patients-affected-by-head-and-neck-cancer-our-experience-on-77-cases
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Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Raffaele Corvino, Fabio Maglitto, Vincenzo Abbate, Paola Bonavolontà, Antonio Romano, Giovanni Salzano, Luigi Califano
AIM: The success rates of free flaps in patients undergoing head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery are very high (95%- 97%) but the development of a surgical site infection (SSI) can put flap viability at risk. The aim of our study is to identify the risk factors for SSI in patients undergo free flaps reconstruction after head and neck cancer removal. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Seventyseven patients (44 male and 33 female) from April 2006 to April 2015 admitted at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Naples "Federico II" were included in this study...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596733/skin-barrier-in-the-neonate
#4
Alain Taïeb
The purpose of this review is to focus on determinants of skin barrier function in neonates at molecular and cellular levels. The skin barrier is critical in terms of water and gas exchanges during fetal life and undergoes rapid changes at birth, followed by a progressive maturation. Consequences of skin barrier disruption can be extremely detrimental or lethal, as shown in severe genetic epidermal defects. In this context, the fine-tuned rapid adaptation from a liquid to a gaseous milieu is not fully understood...
March 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487180/a-model-suite-of-green-algae-within-the-scenedesmaceae-for-investigating-contrasting-desiccation-tolerance-and-morphology
#5
Zoe G Cardon, Elena L Peredo, Alice C Dohnalkova, Hannah L Gershone, Magdalena Bezanilla
Microscopic green algae inhabiting desert microbiotic crusts are remarkably diverse phylogenetically, and many desert lineages have independently evolved from aquatic ancestors. Here we worked with five desert and aquatic species within the family Scenedesmaceae to examine mechanisms that underlie desiccation tolerance and release of unicellular versus multicellular progeny. Live cell staining and time-lapse confocal imaging coupled with transmission electron microscopy established that the desert and aquatic species all divide by multiple (rather than binary) fission, although progeny were unicellular in three species and multicellular (joined in a sheet-like coenobium) in two...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190854/-clostridium-difficile-infection-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-therapy-and-prevention
#6
Magnus Kaffarnik, Caroline Isner, Uwe Hamsen
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are common causes of diarrhoea in hospitalised medical and surgical patients. Clinical presentation ranges from mild diarrhoea to pseudomembraneous enterocolitis of the colon and sometimes the small intestines, with development of a toxic megacolon. Recurrent infections are common. Early diagnosis is necessary because of high rates of complications and mortality. Knowledge of risk factors for the development of CDI is recommended. Early initiation of therapy is recommended to avoid complications and standard therapy is antibiotics, while therapy with monoclonal antibodies and vaccination is under research and development...
November 30, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125568/chemical-composition-of-herbal-macerates-and-corresponding-commercial-essential-oils-and-their-effect-on-bacteria-escherichia-coli
#7
Marietta Białoń, Teresa Krzyśko-Łupicka, Agnieszka Pik, Piotr P Wieczorek
This study addresses the chemical composition of some commercial essential oils (clove, juniper, oregano, and marjoram oils), as well as appropriate herbal extracts obtained in the process of cold maceration and their biological activity against selected Escherichia coli strains: E. coli ATTC 25922, E. coli ATTC 10536, and E. coli 127 isolated from poultry waste. On the basis of the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis, it was found that the commercial essential oils revealed considerable differences in terms of the composition and diversity of terpenes, terpenoids and sesquiterpenes as compared with the extracts obtained from plant material...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121673/influence-of-vitamin-d-on-key-bacterial-taxa-in-infant-microbiota-in-the-koala-birth-cohort-study
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Chris E Talsness, John Penders, Eugène H J M Jansen, Jan Damoiseaux, Carel Thijs, Monique Mommers
Vitamin D has immunomodulatory properties giving it the potential to affect microbial colonization of the intestinal tract. We investigated whether maternal vitamin D supplemention, maternal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, or direct supplementation of the infant influences key bacterial taxa within microbiota of one month old infants. Infant and maternal vitamin D supplement use was ascertained via questionnaires. Maternal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D was determined at approximately the 36th week of pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055553/effects-of-leymus-chinensis-replacement-with-whole-crop-wheat-hay-on-blood-parameters-fatty-acid-composition-and-microbiomes-of-holstein-bulls
#9
Wenjing Niu, Yang He, Haibo Wang, Chuanqi Xia, Haitao Shi, Binghai Cao, Huawei Su
This study investigated the replacement of Leymus chinensis (LC) with whole-crop wheat hay (WCWH) in the diets of Holstein bulls in the fattening stage and examined the potential effects on blood parameters, fatty acids in rumen fluid and serum, and the rumen microbiomes. In this study, 12 Holstein bulls in the fattening period (body weight = 485.0 ± 40.8 kg) were assigned to 1 of 4 dietary treatments using a 4 × 4 Latin square design. Each experimental period consisted of a 17-d adaptation period and a 5-d collection period...
January 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970141/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-is-protective-against-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
Dustin E Bosch, Matthew M Yeh
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs with higher prevalence in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) relative to the general population, and susceptibility is related to the metabolic syndrome, as well as higher prevalence of bowel resection and gut microbiotal factors. Liver complications, including NAFLD and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), contribute to treatment and prognosis of patients with IBD. However, the potential interplay of NAFLD and PSC is not well understood. We retrospectively assessed severity of steatosis and steatohepatitis in liver specimens from 49 patients with IBD only, 44 with IBD and comorbid PSC, and 30 with IBD and PSC after liver transplantation...
November 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842931/changes-in-intestinal-microbiota-and-their-effects-on-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#11
REVIEW
Rory M Shallis, Christopher M Terry, Seah H Lim
The human intestinal microbiota is essential for microbial homeostasis, regulation of metabolism, and intestinal immune tolerance. Rapidly evolving understanding of the importance of the microbiota implicates changes in the composition and function of intestinal microbial communities in an assortment of systemic conditions. Complications following allogeneic stem cell transplant now join the ever-expanding list of pathologic states regulated by intestinal microbiota. Dysbiosis, or disruption of the normal ecology of this microbiome, has been directly implicated in the pathogenesis of entities such as Clostridium difficile infections, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and most recently disease relapse, all of which are major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplant...
January 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682226/la-g%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-tique-de-l%C3%A2-h%C3%A3-te-influe-sur-les-%C3%A3-cosyst%C3%A3-mes-microbiens-par-l%C3%A2-interm%C3%A3-diaire-du-syst%C3%A3-me-immunitaire-de-l%C3%A2-h%C3%A3-te
#12
REVIEW
Hela El Kafsi, Guy Gorochov, Martin Larsen
Genetic evolution of multicellular organisms occurred as a response to environmental challenges, in particular competition for nutrients, climatic change, physical and chemical stressors and pathogens. However organism fitness depends on both the efficiency of its defences and its capacities for benefiting from its symbiotic organisms. Indeed microbes not only engender pathogenies, but enable efficient uptake of host non-self biodegradable nutriments. Furthermore, microbes play an important role in the development of host immunity...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506921/decrease-of-blood-anti-%C3%AE-1-3-galactose-abs-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-ms-and-clinically-isolated-syndrome-cis-patients
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L Le Berre, J Rousse, P-A Gourraud, B-M Imbert-Marcille, A Salama, G Evanno, G Semana, A Nicot, E Dugast, P Guérif, C Adjaoud, T Freour, S Brouard, F Agbalika, R Marignier, D Brassat, D-A Laplaud, E Drouet, V Van Pesch, J-P Soulillou
The etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains elusive. Among the possible causes, the increase of anti-Neu5Gc antibodies during EBV primo-infection of Infectious mononucleosis (IMN) may damage the integrity of the blood-brain barrier facilitating the transfer of EBV-infected B cells and anti-EBV T cell clones in the brain. We investigated the change in titers of anti-Neu5Gc and anti-α1,3 Galactose antibodies in 49 IMN, in 76 MS, and 73 clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) patients, as well as age/gender-matched healthy individuals...
July 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406401/le-microbiote-intestinal%C3%A2-un-organe-%C3%A3-part-enti%C3%A3-re
#14
Jean-Jacques Morand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404738/microbiotal-host-interactions-and-hypertension
#15
REVIEW
Sarah Galla, Saroj Chakraborty, Blair Mell, Matam Vijay-Kumar, Bina Joe
Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure (BP), has been extensively researched over decades and clearly demonstrated to be caused due to a combination of host genetic and environmental factors. Although much research remains to be conducted to pin-point the precise genetic elements on the host genome that control BP, new lines of evidence are emerging to indicate that, besides the host genome, the genomes of all indigenous commensal micro-organisms, collectively referred to as the microbial metagenome or microbiome, are important, but largely understudied, determinants of BP...
May 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196137/effects-of-dietary-nutrient-levels-on-microbial-community-composition-and-diversity-in-the-ileal-contents-of-pregnant-huanjiang-mini-pigs
#16
Yujiao Ji, Xiangfeng Kong, Huawei Li, Qian Zhu, Qiuping Guo, Yulong Yin
The mammalian gut microbiota influences various metabolic and physiological processes. Substantial metabolic changes occur during a healthy pregnancy that may be related to microbiota composition dynamics. However, the effect of diet on intestinal microbiota composition and diversity during pregnancy remains unclear. We examined the ileal contents of Huanjiang mini-pigs at two pregnancy stages to determine the effects of dietary nutrient levels on such microbial communities. Animals received either a higher-nutrient (HN) diet formulated to meet US National Research Council requirements or a lower-nutrient (LN) diet that met the Chinese National Feeding Standard recommendations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189107/c-elegans-and-its-bacterial-diet-as-a-model-for-systems-level-understanding-of-host-microbiota-interactions
#17
REVIEW
Jingyan Zhang, Amy D Holdorf, Albertha Jm Walhout
Resident microbes of the human body, particularly the gut microbiota, provide essential functions for the host, and, therefore, have important roles in human health as well as mitigating disease. It is difficult to study the mechanisms by which the microbiota affect human health, especially at a systems-level, due to heterogeneity of human genomes, the complexity and heterogeneity of the gut microbiota, the challenge of growing these bacteria in the laboratory, and the lack of bacterial genetics in most microbiotal species...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131419/-predictive-biomarkers-of-efficacy-of-checkpoint-blockade-inhibitors-in-cancer-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Michaël Duruisseaux, Cécile Lize-Dufranc, Céline Badoual, Frédéric Bibeau
The remarkable efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA4 immune checkpoint inhibitors has led to numerous approvals in melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer and several other cancers. Nevertheless, a response is observed in a variable proportion of patients, emphasizing the need for predictive biomarkers of efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors effectiveness. Several predictive biomarkers of efficacy are of interest: companion tests such PD-L1 immunohistochemistry, the mutational load, the immune status of the tumor and its molecular profile...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070678/trna-misacylation-with-methionine-in-the-mouse-gut-microbiome-in-situ
#19
Michael H Schwartz, Tao Pan
Global protein mistranslation with methionine has been shown to be a conserved biological process that affords distinct functional advantages in all three domains of life. In all instances, methionine mistranslation occurs through a regulated process where low-fidelity forms of methionyl-tRNA synthetase are conditionally induced to mischarge non-methionyl-tRNAs with methionine followed by the utilization of the misacylated tRNAs in translation. In mammals, methionine mistranslation contributes to oxidative stress response; in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix, methionine mistranslation produces proteins that are better adapted to low temperature growth; in E...
July 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039159/gut-microbiota-differs-between-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-healthy-siblings-in-taxonomic-and-functional-composition-a-metagenomic-analysis
#20
Rebecca L Knoll, Kristoffer Forslund, Jens Roat Kultima, Claudius U Meyer, Ulrike Kullmer, Shinichi Sunagawa, Peer Bork, Stephan Gehring
Current treatment for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients is often ineffective, with serious side effects. Manipulating the gut microbiota via fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an emerging treatment approach but remains controversial. We aimed to assess the composition of the fecal microbiome through a comparison of pediatric IBD patients to their healthy siblings, evaluating risks and prospects for FMT in this setting. A case-control (sibling) study was conducted analyzing fecal samples of six children with Crohn's disease (CD), six children with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 12 healthy siblings by metagenomic sequencing...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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