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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723981/intestinal-microbiota-in-digestive-diseases
#2
Maria do Carmo Friche Passos, Joaquim Prado Moraes-Filho
BACKGROUND: In recent years, especially after the development of sophisticated metagenomic studies, research on the intestinal microbiota has increased, radically transforming our knowledge about the microbiome and its association with health maintenance and disease development in humans. Increasing evidence has shown that a permanent alteration in microbiota composition or function (dysbiosis) can alter immune responses, metabolism, intestinal permeability, and digestive motility, thereby promoting a proinflammatory state...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722160/placental-proteomics-reveal-insights-into-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Katie L Davis-Anderson, Sebastian Berger, Emilie R Lunde-Young, Vishal D Naik, Heewon Seo, Greg A Johnson, Hanno Steen, Jayanth Ramadoss
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe many of the well-known neurodevelopmental deficits afflicting children exposed to alcohol in utero. The effects of alcohol on the maternal-fetal interface, especially the placenta, have been less explored. We herein hypothesized that chronic binge alcohol exposure during pregnancy significantly alters the placental protein profile in a rat FASD model METHODS: Pregnant rats were orogastrically treated daily with alcohol (4.5 g/kg, gestational day (GD) 5-10; 6...
July 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721860/one-year-in-review-2017-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Giuliana Maria Concetta La Paglia, Maria Comasia Leone, Gemma Lepri, Roberta Vagelli, Eleonora Valentini, Alessia Alunno, Chiara Tani
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that predominately affects women. It is characterised by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, however, its course and organ involvement are unpredictable. Although over the last few decades an improvement in survival for SLE patients has been observed, pathogenic mechanisms underlying this disease are still unclear. Comorbidities, due to both disease and treatment, as well as multiple aspects of SLE, are under intensive investigation...
July 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720341/lipase-or-amylase-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Ola Z Ismail, Vipin Bhayana
Acute pancreatitis is a rapid onset of inflammation of the pancreas causing mild to severe life threatening conditions [1, 2]. In Canada, acute pancreatitis is the 5th most expensive digestive disease in Canada with a considerable economic burden on the health care system [3]. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is usually based on the presence of abdominal pain and elevated levels of serum amylase and/or lipase. Many health care centers use either serum amylase, lipase or both to diagnose acute pancreatitis without considering which one could provide a better diagnostic accuracy...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720143/mhc-class-ii-expression-and-potential-antigen-presenting-cells-in-the-retina-during-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis
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Deborah A Lipski, Rémi Dewispelaere, Vincent Foucart, Laure E Caspers, Matthieu Defrance, Catherine Bruyns, François Willermain
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding which cell types are responsible for autoantigen presentation in the retina during experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) development. In this study, we aimed to identify and characterize the retinal resident and infiltrating cells susceptible to express major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II during EAU. METHODS: EAU was induced in C57BL/6 mice by adoptive transfer of autoreactive lymphocytes from IRBP1-20-immunized animals...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718976/low-density-lipopolyprotein-inhibits-flavivirus-acquisition-in-aedes-aegypti
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Z L Wagar, M O Tree, M C Mpoy, M J Conway
Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of a number of human pathogens including dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV). Ae. aegypti acquires these viruses during the processing of bloodmeals obtained from an infected vertebrate host. Vertebrate blood contains a number of factors that have the potential to modify virus acquisition in the mosquito. Interestingly, low density lipopolyprotein (LDL) levels are decreased during severe DENV infection. Accordingly, we hypothesized that LDL is a modifiable factor that can influence flavivirus acquisition in the mosquito...
July 18, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718031/newcomers-in-paediatric-gi-pathology-childhood-enteropathies-including-very-early-onset-monogenic-ibd
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Arzu Ensari, Judith Kelsen, Pierre Russo
Childhood enteropathies are a group of diseases causing severe chronic (>2-3 weeks) diarrhoea often starting in the first week of life with the potential for fatal complications for the affected infant. Early identification and accurate classification of childhood enteropathies are, therefore, crucial for making treatment decisions to prevent life-threatening complications. Childhood enteropathies are classified into four groups based on the underlying pathology: (i) conditions related to defective digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients and electrolytes; (ii) disorders related to enterocyte differentiation and polarization; (iii) defects of enteroendocrine cell differentiation; and (iv) disorders associated with defective modulation of intestinal immune response...
July 17, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716631/measures-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-artery-disease-a-collaborative-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana H Ballew, Josef Coresh, Hisatomi Arima, Johan Ärnlöv, Massimo Cirillo, Natalie Ebert, Jade S Hiramoto, Heejin Kimm, Michael G Shlipak, Frank L J Visseren, Ron T Gansevoort, Csaba P Kovesdy, Varda Shalev, Mark Woodward, Florian Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease. We aimed to quantify the independent and joint associations of two measures of chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] and albuminuria) with the incidence of peripheral artery disease. METHODS: In this collaborative meta-analysis of international cohorts included in the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (baseline measurements obtained between 1972 and 2014) with baseline measurements of eGFR and albuminuria, at least 1000 participants (this criterion not applied to cohorts exclusively enrolling patients with chronic kidney disease), and at least 50 peripheral artery disease events, we analysed adult participants without peripheral artery disease at baseline at the individual patient level with Cox proportional hazards models to quantify associations of creatinine-based eGFR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and dipstick proteinuria with the incidence of peripheral artery disease (including hospitalisation with a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication, leg revascularisation, and leg amputation)...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716015/illegal-gold-miners-in-french-guiana-a-neglected-population-with-poor-health
#10
Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset, Mathieu Nacher
BACKGROUND: In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor health but few data exist on the health status of illegal gold miners in French Guiana. The objective of this article was to describe the sociodemographic and health status of this vulnerable population. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2015 on gold mine supply sites at the border between French Guiana and Suriname...
July 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713708/the-healing-effect-of-grape-seed-oil-enema-with-or-without-sesame-oil-in-acetic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis-of-rats
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Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh, Moosa Salehi, Nader Tanideh, Davood Mehrabani, Azadeh Sayarifard, Anahita Sedighi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases contain two digestive system diseases, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease with unclear causes. The aim of present study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of administration of the Sesame oil (SO) and grape seed oil (GSO) as enema route in rats suffering from experimental acetic acid induced UC. METHODS: Eighty male rats were randomly allocated into 8 equal groups as health control (HC1) without any disease treated with 1 ml of normal saline as enema; HC2 received SO; HC3 received GSO; negative control (NC) with induced UC receiving 1 ml of normal saline as enema; and positive control (PC) with induced UC treated by asacol...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713027/an-on-matrix-digestion-procedure-for-ap-ms-experiments-dissects-the-interplay-between-complex-conserved-and-serotype-specific-reactivities-in-dengue-virus-human-plasma-interactome
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Yassel Ramos, Vivian Huerta, Dayron Martín, Sucel Palomares, Alexis Yero, Dianne Pupo, Sebastien Gallien, Alejandro M Martín, Yasset Pérez-Riverol, Mónica Sarría, Osmany Guirola, Glay Chinea, Bruno Domon, Luis Javier González
The interactions between the four Dengue virus (DENV) serotypes and plasma proteins are crucial in the initial steps of viral infection to humans. Affinity purification combined with quantitative mass spectrometry analysis, has become one of the most powerful tools for the investigation on novel protein-protein interactions. Using this approach, we report here that a significant number of bait-interacting proteins do not dissociate under standard elution conditions, i.e. acid pH and chaotropic agents, and that this problem can be circumvented by using the "on-matrix" digestion procedure described here...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712636/human-exoproteome-in-acute-apical-abscesses
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Cristiane F Alfenas, Tiago A O Mendes, Humberto J O Ramos, Fernanda P Bruckner, Henrique S Antunes, Isabela N Rôças, José F Siqueira, José C Provenzano
INTRODUCTION: An acute apical abscess is a severe response of the host to massive invasion of the periapical tissues by bacteria from infected root canals. Although many studies have investigated the microbiota involved in the process, information on the host factors released during abscess formation is scarce. The purpose of this study was to describe the human exoproteome in samples from acute apical abscesses. METHODS: Fourteen pus samples were obtained by aspiration from patients with an acute apical abscess...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712551/facile-synthesis-of-thiol-polyethylene-glycol-functionalized-magnetic-titania-nanomaterials-for-highly-efficient-enrichment-of-n-linked-glycopeptides
#14
Jiawen Wang, Jizong Yao, Nianrong Sun, Chunhui Deng
As protein N-glycosylation involved in generation and development of various cancers and diseases, it is vital to capture glycopeptides from complex biological samples for biomarker discovery. In this work, by taking advantages of the interaction between titania and thiol groups, thiol-polyethylene glycol functionalized magnetic titania nanomaterials (denoted as Fe3O4@TiO2@PEG) were firstly fabricated as an excellent hydrophilic adsorbent of N-linked glycopeptides. On one hand, the special interaction of titanium-thiol makes the synthetic manipulation simple and provides a new idea for design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials; on the other hand, strong magnetic response could realize rapid separation and the outstanding hydrophilicity of polyethylene glycol makes Fe3O4@TiO2@PEG nanomaterials show superior performance for glycopeptides enrichment with ultralow limit of detection (0...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711469/targeting-weight-loss-interventions-to-reduce-cardiovascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-a-machine-learning-based-post-hoc-analysis-of-heterogeneous-treatment-effects-in-the-look-ahead-trial
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Aaron Baum, Joseph Scarpa, Emilie Bruzelius, Ronald Tamler, Sanjay Basu, James Faghmous
BACKGROUND: The Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial investigated whether long-term cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality could be reduced through a weight loss intervention among people with type 2 diabetes. Despite finding no significant reduction in cardiovascular events on average, it is possible that some subpopulations might have derived benefit. In this post-hoc analysis, we test the hypothesis that the overall neutral average treatment effect in the trial masked important heterogeneous treatment effects (HTEs) from intensive weight loss interventions...
July 12, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708386/targeted-annotation-of-s-sulfonylated-peptides-by-selective-infrared-multiphoton-dissociation-mass-spectrometry
#16
Nicholas B Borotto, Phillip J McClory, Brent R Martin, Kristina Hakansson
Protein S-sulfinylation (R-SO2-) and S-sulfonylation (R-SO3-) are irreversible oxidative post-translational modifications of cysteine residues. Greater than 5% of cysteines are reported to occupy these higher oxidation states, which effectively inac-tivate the corresponding thiols and alter the electronic and physical properties of modified proteins. Such higher oxidation states are reached after excessive exposure to cellular oxidants, and accumulate across different disease states. Despite widespread and functionally relevant cysteine oxidation across the proteome, there are currently no robust methods to pro-file higher order cysteine oxidation...
July 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705205/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-in-a-chinese-population-a-large-retrospective-single-centre-study
#17
Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang, Lin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, accounting for more than half of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We performed a retrospective study in our center to investigate the clinicopathological features, risk factors of metastasis, and prognosis of GEP-NENs in a Chinese population. METHODS: Four hundred forty patients with GEP-NENs treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2011 and March 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
July 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702984/regenerative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-and-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-from-research-to-cure
#18
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, M Bianchetti, B Mangiavillano, T Zurlo, J Lotti, I La Mantia, K França, T Lotti
We present our observational study on 40 patients treated with the Hana medical device that releases magnesium alginate, performing a lubricating and hydrating action. This device is in the form of a gel, with topical action to contrast gastroesophageal reflux and to exert a mechanical role of protection of the mucosal tissues (mouth-pharyngo-esophageal mucosa and gastric mucose.). Forty patients were recruited aged between 22- and 72-years-old with painful dyspeptic Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptomatology in acute or in clinical phase (25 patients) and with pharyngo-laryngo-tracheal symptomatology (15 patients)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702325/the-human-digestive-tract-has-proteases-capable-of-gluten-hydrolysis
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Sergio Gutiérrez, Jenifer Pérez-Andrés, Honorina Martínez-Blanco, Miguel Angel Ferrero, Luis Vaquero, Santiago Vivas, Javier Casqueiro, Leandro B Rodríguez-Aparicio
OBJECTIVE: To identify, purify, and characterize the proteins responsible for glutenase activity in the feces of healthy subjects and patients with celiac disease (CD). METHODS: Sixteen subjects were included in this study; 8 were healthy with no known food intolerances, and 8 were treated CD patients on a gluten-free diet. Fecal samples were homogenized, and precipitated proteins were purified by chromatography. Glutenase activity was evaluated by bioassays, zymography, and high-performance liquid chromatography with immunogenic 33-mer, 19-mer, and 13-mer gliadin peptides...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702111/innate-function-of-house-dust-mite-allergens-robust-enzymatic-degradation-of-extracellular-matrix-at-elevated-ph
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Kumiko Oida, Lukas Einhorn, Ina Herrmann, Lucia Panakova, Yvonne Resch, Susanne Vrtala, Gerlinde Hofstetter, Akane Tanaka, Hiroshi Matsuda, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
BACKGROUND: Exposure to the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (D.p.) increases the risk for developing allergic diseases in humans and their best friends, the dogs. Here, we explored whether this allergenic mite via its enzymes may impact the cutaneous extracellular matrix (ECM), which critically determines epithelial barrier integrity both structurally and functionally. METHODS: Two extracts obtained from either dust-purified or cultured D.p. bodies were used in the present study...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
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