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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150632/mucoadhesive-functionality-of-cell-wall-structures-from-fruits-and-grains-electrostatic-and-polymer-network-interactions-mediated-by-soluble-dietary-polysaccharides
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Oliver W Meldrum, Gleb E Yakubov, Ghanendra Gartaula, Michael A McGuckin, Michael J Gidley
We demonstrate the enhancement of intestinal mucin (Muc2) binding to plant cell wall structures from fruit (parenchymal apple tissue) and grain (wheat endosperm) mediated by soluble dietary fibers embedded within cellulose networks. Mucin binding occurs through two distinct mechanisms; for pectin polysaccharides characteristic of fruits and vegetables, it is governed by molecular mucoadhesive interactions, while for neutral polysaccharides, arabinoxylan and β-glucan characteristic of cereal grains, the interaction stems from the properties of their polymer network...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146676/epithelial-immunity-priming-defensive-responses-in-the-intestinal-mucosa
#2
Cristina Pardo-Camacho, Ana Maria González-Castro, Bruno Kotska Rodiño-Janeiro, Marc Pigrau, Maria Vicario
As the largest interface between the outside and internal milieu, the intestinal epithelium constitutes the first structural component facing potential luminal threats to homeostasis. This single-cell layer is the epicenter of a tightly-regulated communication network between external and internal factors which converge to prime defensive responses aimed at limiting antigen penetration and the maintenance of intestinal barrier function. The defensive role developed by intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) relies largely on the variety of receptors they express at both extracellular (apical and basolateral) and intracellular compartments, and the capacity of IEC to communicate with immune and nervous systems...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146541/exploring-gold-nanoparticles-interaction-with-mucins-a-spectroscopic-based-study
#3
Nadia Barbero, Martina Coletti, Federico Catalano, Sonja Visentin
The interaction between two mucin types (mucin from porcine stomach - PGM and mucin from bovine submaxillary glands - BSM) and gold nanoparticles (GNPs) of various size (5, 20 and 40 nm) and functionalization (with cysteamine or thioglycolic acid) was studied under physiological conditions, in order to investigate the affinity of the nanoparticles to the proteins. Different methods are employed to monitor the interactions: UV-Visible and fluorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence lifetime, circular dichroism and transmission electron microscopy...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146501/antibacterial-activity-and-probiotic-characterization-of-autochthonous-paenibacillus-polymyxa-isolated-from-anabas-testudineus-bloch-1792
#4
Sebastian J Midhun, Sahadevan Neethu, A Vysakh, Damodaran Arun, E K Radhakrishnan, Mathew Jyothis
Microbial fish pathogens are prevalent in aquaculture. Control of Bacterial fish pathogens is important and bio control of pathogenic bacteria is a novel field of study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antagonistic activity of bacteria isolated from Anabas testudineus against potent fish pathogens. The cellular components/preparations and filtered cell free culture supernatants were effective against six fish pathogens. Altogether 110 strains were isolated from fish proximal and distal intestine, out of which 10 strains were selected through well diffusion method...
November 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146203/responses-of-reef-building-corals-to-microplastic-exposure
#5
Jessica Reichert, Johannes Schellenberg, Patrick Schubert, Thomas Wilke
Pollution of marine environments with microplastic particles (i.e. plastic fragments <5 mm) has increased rapidly during the last decades. As these particles are mainly of terrestrial origin, coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs are particularly threatened. Recent studies revealed that microplastic ingestion can have adverse effects on marine invertebrates. However, little is known about its effects on small-polyp stony corals that are the main framework builders in coral reefs. The goal of this study is to characterise how different coral species I) respond to microplastic particles and whether the exposure might II) lead to health effects...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145431/effects-of-periodontitis-on-the-development-of-asthma-the-role-of-photodynamic-therapy
#6
Larissa Carbonera Candeo, Nicole Cristine Rigonato-Oliveira, Aurileia Aparecida Brito, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Cristiane Miranda França, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Rodolfo Paula Vieira, Adriana Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco, Ana Paula Ligeiro-Oliveira, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana
To evaluate whether periodontitis modulates lung inflammation in an experimental model of asthma as well as the photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with a reduction of lung inflammation. Seventy-two BALB/c male mice (~2 months) were randomly divided into 8 groups (n = 9): Basal, Periodontitis (P), P+PT, P+PT+PDT, Asthma (A), A+P, A+P+PT, and A+P+PT+PDT. Periodontitis was induced by using the ligature technique and asthma was induced by ovalbumin (OVA). PT was performed with curettes and PDT with methylene blue (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143200/structural-and-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-lung-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Christina Amaxopoulou, Ralph Gnannt, Kai Higashigaito, Andreas Jung, Christian J Kellenberger
BACKGROUND: Because of its absence of ionising radiation and possibility for obtaining functional information, MRI is promising for assessing lung disease in children who require repetitive imaging for long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To describe MRI findings in children with cystic fibrosis and evaluate semi-quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced lung perfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively compared lung MRI in 25 children and young adults with cystic fibrosis (median age 3...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140397/progress-in-the-understanding-of-the-pathology-of-allergic-asthma-and-the-potential-of-fruit-proanthocyanidins-as-modulators-of-airway-inflammation
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REVIEW
Sara L Coleman, Odette M Shaw
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by sensitization of the airways, and the development of immunoglobulin E antibodies, to benign antigens. The established pathophysiology of asthma includes recurrent lung epithelial inflammation, excessive mucus production, bronchial smooth muscle hyperreactivity, and chronic lung tissue remodeling, resulting in reversible airflow restriction. Immune cells, including eosinophils and the recently characterized type 2 innate lymphoid cells, infiltrate into the lung tissue as part of the inflammatory response in allergic asthma...
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138702/a-case-of-c5-vertebral-chordoma-in-a-73-year-old-patient-with-more-than-8-years-of-follow-up-after-total-piecemeal-spondylectomy
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Keigo Tanaka, Harutoshi Sakakima, Kazutoshi Hida, Kanako Hatanaka, Kosei Ijiri
Chordoma arising from the cervical spine is rare and the traditional long-term prognosis is typically poor. Total en bloc spondylectomy with a wide margin is generally accepted to be the most appropriate management for thoracic and lumbar malignant tumors. However, this method is still challenging for the cervical spine because of the proximity of the tumor to the vertebral arteries and neural elements. Here, we report a 73-year-old man with a C5 vertebral chordoma treated with total piecemeal spondylectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137145/dietary-pea-fiber-supplementation-improves-glycemia-and-induces-changes-in-the-composition-of-gut-microbiota-serum-short-chain-fatty-acid-profile-and-expression-of-mucins-in-glucose-intolerant-rats
#10
Zohre Hashemi, Janelle Fouhse, Hyun Seun Im, Catherine B Chan, Benjamin P Willing
Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial impact of dried peas and their components on glucose tolerance; however, the role of gut microbiota as a potential mediator is not fully examined. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary supplementation with raw and cooked pea seed coats (PSC) on glucose tolerance, microbial composition of the gut, select markers of intestinal barrier function, and short chain fatty acid profile in glucose intolerant rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were fed high fat diet (HFD) for six weeks to induce glucose intolerance, followed by four weeks of feeding PSC-supplemented diets...
November 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135456/probiotics-and-their-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
Muhammad Amer, Muhammad Nadeem, Saeed Ur Rashid Nazir, Maira Fakhar, Fatima Abid, Qurat-Ul Ain, Elliyah Asif
Context • Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis result in similar gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including pain, diarrhea, stools with mucus or blood, and ulceration or tissue damage within the alimentary canal. Gut microbiota play a crucial role in triggering, maintaining, and exacerbating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Probiotics might help to rebalance the gut flora in a positive way, shifting from pro- to anti-inflammatory. Objectives • The study intended to investigate the safety and use of probiotics and the biological effects of probiotic bacteria on IBD...
November 14, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134526/mucociliary-transport-differential-white-blood-cells-and-cyto-genotoxicity-in-peripheral-erythrocytes-in-fish-from-a-polluted-urban-pond
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Edison Bezerra da Silva, Sandra Aparecida da Silva Corrêa, Denis Moledo de Souza Abessa, Bruno Ferreira Xavier da Silva, Dolores Helena Rodriguez Ferreira Rivero, Robson Seriani
The present study evaluated the water quality of a polluted pond through the analysis of in vitro mucociliary transport, hematological parameters, and biomarkers of cyto-genotoxicity in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Blood and mucus samples were collected from ten specimens from the polluted pond and from ten specimens from a control area. The fish were anesthetized with 3% benzocaine, mucus was collected directly from the gills, and blood was drawn from the caudal artery. Blood smears were stained using the May-Grünwald Giemsa process for the differential leukocyte counts and to determine the frequency of leukocytes, thrombocytes, erythroblasts, micronuclei, and nuclear abnormalities...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133120/enhanced-oral-absorption-and-anticancer-efficacy-of-cabazitaxel-by-overcoming-intestinal-mucus-and-epithelium-barriers-using-surface-polyethylene-oxide-peo-decorated-positively-charged-polymer-lipid-hybrid-nanoparticles
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Tianyang Ren, Qian Wang, Ying Xu, Lin Cong, Jingxin Gou, Xiaoguang Tao, Yu Zhang, Haibing He, Tian Yin, Haotian Zhang, Yan Zhang, Xing Tang
Polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles, PMONPs, were developed to improve the oral absorption of cabazitaxel (CTX), a semi-synthetic taxane derivative, by overcoming multiple gastrointestinal barriers. The nano-carrier is comprised of a poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and chain triglyceride (MCT) hybrid core for drug loading, and a positively charged surface while slightly concealed with a polyethylene oxide (PEO) shell by insertion of poloxamer 188, with the aim of improving the intestinal mucus permeation and epithelial cell uptake...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132961/title-experimental-asthma-persists-in-il33-receptor-knockout-mice-due-to-the-emergence-of-a-tslp-driven-il9-and-il13-ilc2-subpopulations
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Mukesh Verma, Sucai Liu, Lidia Michalec, Anand Sripada, Magdalena M Gorska, Rafeul Alam
BACKGROUND: IL33 plays an important role in development of experimental asthma. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of the IL33 receptor (ST2) in persistence of asthma in a mouse model. METHODS: We studied allergen-induced experimental asthma in ST2 knockout (KO) and wild-type control mice. We measured airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) by flexivent, inflammatory indices by ELISA, histology and real-time PCR, and ILC2s in lung single cell preparations by flow cytometry...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132736/clinical-effects-of-probiotics-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-a-systematic-review
#15
Stephanie Van Biervliet, Dimitri Declercq, Shawn Somerset
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterised by a build-up of thick, intransient mucus linings of the digestive and respiratory mucosa, which disrupts digestive system functioning and microbiota composition. In view of the potential for probiotics to enhance microbiota composition in other contexts, this study investigated the current evidence for probiotics as an adjunct to usual therapy for CF. Electronic clinical databases were interrogated for human randomised, controlled, intervention trials (1985-2015) testing the effects of probiotics on clinical endpoints in CF were reviewed...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132121/the-therapeutic-potential-of-cftr-modulators-for-copd-and-other-airway-diseases
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REVIEW
George M Solomon, Lianwu Fu, Steven M Rowe, James F Collawn
Airways diseases, especially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, are common causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There is an ongoing unmet need for novel and effective therapies. There is an established pathophysiological link and phenotypic similarity between the chronic bronchitis phenotype of COPD and cystic fibrosis (CF). New evidence suggests that CFTR dysfunction may play a role in other common airways diseases such as COPD, non-atopic asthma and non-CF bronchiectasis. Newly approved and investigational drugs that target both mutant and wildtype CFTR channels have provided a new treatment opportunity addressing the mucus defect in pulmonary diseases that share the same pathophysiology with CF...
November 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129801/activating-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-subtype-ep4-increases-secreted-mucin-from-airway-goblet-cells
#17
Tomohiro Akaba, Kosaku Komiya, Isao Suzaki, Yuji Kozaki, Jun Tamaoki, Bruce K Rubin
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is a ligand of the E-type prostanoid receptors, EP1-4. PGE2 secretion is increased in the airways of patients with asthma by secretory phospholipases A2, which also increases MUC5AC mucin in goblet cells. We hypothesized that PGE2 would also increase MUC5AC mRNA and secreted protein through specific EP receptor activation. We sought to assess the effect of specific EP receptor activation on MUC5AC secretion from ciliated-enriched cells or goblet-enriched cells induced by IL-13. We develop an enriched goblet cell epithelium by growing normal human bronchial epithelial cells at air liquid interface for 14 days in the presence of IL-13...
November 9, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128821/effects-of-organic-and-inorganic-compounds-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-on-the-mucociliary-epithelium-an-experimental-study-on-the-frog-palate-preparation
#18
Sergio Henrique Kiemle Trindade, Robson Seriani, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, João Ferreira de Mello Júnior, Luiz Ubirajara Sennes, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Mariângela Macchione
The toxic actions of acute exposition to different diesel exhaust particles (DEPA) fractions on the mucociliary epithelium are not yet fully understood due to different concentrations of organic and inorganic elements. These chemicals elements produce damage to the respiratory epithelium and exacerbate pre-existent diseases. In our study we showed these differences in two experimental studies. Study I (dose-response curve - DRCS): Forty frog-palates were exposed to the following dilutions: frog ringer, intact DEPA diluted in frog-ringer at 3mg/L, 6mg/L and 12mg/L...
November 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128699/feasibility-of-semen-collection-in-red-winged-tinamou-rhynchotus-rufescens-by-manual-stimulation-and-sazonality-implications
#19
Cristiane Sella Paranzini, Luiz Eduardo Cruz Dos Santos Correia, Laiza Sartori de Camargo, Kelry Mayara Silva, Tatyana Mendes de França, Josineudson Augusto de Vasconcelos Silva, Nabor Veiga, Fabiana Ferreira de Souza
This study aimed to report in detail, the technique and challenges of cloacal massage, to collect and evaluate semen from red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) keep in captivity, performed by only one technician. Sixty-four semen collection attempts, from 16 adult males, during breeding season and 16 attempts form these same 16 males in non-breeding season, were performed. Prior to collection, all animals were conditioned to cloacal massage for 6 weeks and the ejaculates were succeed with viable spermatozoa and then, evaluated for feces, urine and mucus contamination, volume, concentration, sperm vigor, motility, morphological defects and acrosome integrity...
October 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128544/experimental-poisoning-by-vernonia-rubricaulis-in-sheep
#20
Kelly C S Godoy, Paula V Leal, Marcelo A Araújo, Alda I Souza, Arnildo Pott, Stephen T Lee, Claudio S L Barros, Ricardo A A de Lemos
In order to evaluate the susceptibility of sheep to V. rubricaulis and to establish the clinical signs, serum biochemistry, and pathological findings, eight sheep were fed varying doses of V. rubricaulis. The onset of clinical signs occurred 6-48 h after the ingestion of V. rubricaulis. Clinical courses lasted 6-56 h after the ingestion of the plant. Serum activities of aspartate aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, and alkaline phosphatase were highly elevated and glucose blood levels were low in affected sheep...
November 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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