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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431176/effect-of-melatonin-on-renewal-of-chicken-small-intestinal-mucosa
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J Li, R X Li, G Liu, C F Lv, Y L Mi, C Q Zhang
A higher concentration of melatonin (MEL) in the intestine - even more than that in the plasma and pineal gland - implies its putative important role in the gastrointestinal structural or functional regulation. However, little evidence has shown that MEL can regulate the physiological functions of the intestinal mucosa. In this study, fertilized chicken eggs were treated with MEL (0.1 to 10 μg/d) from embryonic d 12 (E12) to post-hatching d 6 (D6), and the small intestine samples were collected at D6 to determine the changes in mucosal construction and function...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426286/on-the-evolution-of-lactase-persistence-in-humans
#2
Laure Ségurel, Céline Bon
Lactase persistence-the ability of adults to digest the lactose in milk-varies widely in frequency across human populations. This trait represents an adaptation to the domestication of dairying animals and the subsequent consumption of their milk. Five variants are currently known to underlie this phenotype, which is monogenic in Eurasia but mostly polygenic in Africa. Despite being a textbook example of regulatory convergent evolution and gene-culture coevolution, the story of lactase persistence is far from clear: Why are lactase persistence frequencies low in Central Asian herders but high in some African hunter-gatherers?Whywas lactase persistence strongly selected for even though milk processing can reduce the amount of lactose? Are there other factors, outside of an advantage of caloric intake, that contributed to the selective pressure for lactase persistence? It is time to revisit what we know and still do not know about lactase persistence in humans...
April 19, 2017: Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424184/demographic-lifestyle-and-genetic-determinants-of-circulating-concentrations-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-in-african-american-and-european-american-women
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Song Yao, Chi-Chen Hong, Elisa V Bandera, Qianqian Zhu, Song Liu, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Gary Zirpoli, Stephen A Haddad, Kathryn L Lunetta, Edward A Ruiz-Narvaez, Susan E McCann, Melissa A Troester, Lynn Rosenberg, Julie R Palmer, Andrew F Olshan, Christine B Ambrosone
Background: Vitamin D may have anticancer activities. The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in African Americans (AAs) may be a contributing factor to the cancer health disparities between AAs and European Americans (EAs).Objectives: We compared concentrations of 25(OH)D and vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP) in AA and EA women and investigated determinants of the vitamin D-biomarker concentrations in both populations.Design: We used data and biospecimens from 909 AA and 847 EA healthy control subjects from the Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS) and the Women's Circle of Health Study (WCHS) in the African American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk Consortium...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421381/lactase-non-persistence-and-lactose-intolerance
#4
REVIEW
Theodore M Bayless, Elizabeth Brown, David M Paige
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the clinical and nutritional significance of genetically determined lactase non-persistence and potential lactose and milk intolerance in 65-70% of the world's adult population. RECENT FINDINGS: Milk consumption is decreasing in the USA and is the lowest in countries with a high prevalence of lactase non-persistence. The dairy industry and Minnesota investigators have made efforts to minimize the influence of lactose intolerance on milk consumption...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419503/comparison-of-the-quantitative-dry-culture-methods-with-both-conventional-media-and-most-probable-number-method-for-the-enumeration-of-coliforms-and-escherichia-coli-coliforms-in-food
#5
Hajime Teramura, Kojiro Sota, Mihoko Iwasaki, Hirokazu Ogihara
Sanita-kun(™) CC (coliform count) and EC (Escherichia coli/coliform count), sheet quantitative culture systems which can avoid chromogenic interference by lactase in food, were evaluated in comparison with conventional methods for these bacteria. Based on the results of inclusivity and exclusivity studies using 77 microorganisms, sensitivity and specificity of both Sanita-kun(™) met the criteria for ISO 16140. Both media were compared with deoxycholate agar, violet red bile agar, Merck Chromocult(™) coliform agar (CCA), 3M Petrifilm(™) CC and EC (PEC), and 3-tube MPN, as reference methods, in 100 naturally contaminated food samples...
April 17, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418585/mir-128-1-is-not-required-for-hair-pigmentation-in-mice
#6
Abigail R Wark, Elizabeth J Terman, Clifford J Tabin
MicroRNAs are endogenous, regulatory RNAs implicated in many biological processes including pigmentation. Software algorithms and in vitro experiments predict that microRNAs can target pigmentation pathway genes, but few have been tested in vivo. MiR-128-1, a microRNA within the strongly selected lactase locus in the human genome, has predicted pigmentation targets. To test the role of miR-128-1 in pigment regulation, we created C57BL/6 agouti miR-128-1 knockout mice and quantified melanin deposition in hair...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397685/-lactose-malabsorption-and-intolerance-who-will-benefit-from-a-lactose-reduced-diet
#7
Mikkel Malham, Anne Bille Olin, Anders Pærregaard
During the last decade, lactose-free diets have become increasingly popular in the general population, either isolated or as a part of a cow's milk-free diet. However, health-related benefits from a lactose-free diet are only documented for individuals with clinical lactose intolerance due to decreased intestinal lactase activity and subsequent lactose malabsorption. In this paper we summarize the current knowledge of lactose intolerance regarding diagnostic procedures and treatment.
February 6, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380012/finishing-pigs-that-are-divergent-in-feed-efficiency-show-small-differences-in-intestinal-functionality-and-structure
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Barbara U Metzler-Zebeli, Peadar G Lawlor, Elizabeth Magowan, Ursula M McCormack, Tânia Curião, Manfred Hollmann, Reinhard Ertl, Jörg R Aschenbach, Qendrim Zebeli
Controversial information is available regarding the feed efficiency-related variation in intestinal size, structure and functionality in pigs. The present objective was therefore to investigate the differences in visceral organ size, intestinal morphology, mucosal enzyme activity, intestinal integrity and related gene expression in low and high RFI pigs which were reared at three different geographical locations (Austria, AT; Northern Ireland, NI; Republic of Ireland, ROI) using similar protocols. Pigs (n = 369) were ranked for their RFI between days 42 and 91 postweaning and low and high RFI pigs (n = 16 from AT, n = 24 from NI, and n = 60 from ROI) were selected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365118/effect-of-increasing-the-proportion-of-dietary-concentrate-on-gastrointestinal-tract-measurements-and-brush-border-enzyme-activity-in-holstein-steers
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P Górka, B L Schurmann, M E Walpole, A Błońska, S Li, J C Plaizier, Z M Kowalski, G B Penner
The aim of this study was to determine the time course for adaptation of the reticulo-rumen, omasum, abomasum, and small intestine in response to an abrupt increase in the proportion of grain in the diet. Adaptive responses include tissue and digesta mass, small intestinal length, and brush border enzyme activity in the duodenum, proximal jejunum, and ileum. Twenty-five Holstein steers (213 ± 23 kg; 5 to 7 mo of age) were blocked by body weight, and within block were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 treatments: the control diet (CTRL; 92% chopped grass hay and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement on a dry matter basis) or a moderate grain diet (MGD; 50% chopped grass hay, 42% rolled barley grain, and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement) that was fed for 3 (MGD3), 7 (MGD7), 14 (MGD14), or 21 d (MGD21)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302601/dairy-consumption-systolic-blood-pressure-and-risk-of-hypertension-mendelian-randomization-study
#10
REVIEW
Ming Ding, Tao Huang, Helle Km Bergholdt, Børge G Nordestgaard, Christina Ellervik, Lu Qi
Objective To examine whether previous observed inverse associations of dairy intake with systolic blood pressure and risk of hypertension were causal.Design Mendelian randomization study using the single nucleotide polymorphism rs4988235 related to lactase persistence as an instrumental variable.Setting CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) Consortium.Participants Data from 22 studies with 171 213 participants, and an additional 10 published prospective studies with 26 119 participants included in the observational analysis...
March 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271166/n-acetylcysteine-improves-intestinal-function-in-lipopolysaccharides-challenged-piglets-through-multiple-signaling-pathways
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Dan Yi, Yongqing Hou, Hang Xiao, Lei Wang, Yue Zhang, Hongbo Chen, Tao Wu, Binying Ding, Chien-An Andy Hu, Guoyao Wu
This study determined whether N-acetylcysteine (NAC) could improve intestinal function through phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and type I interferon (IFN) signaling pathways in a piglet model of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) challenge. Thirty-two piglets (24-day-old) were randomly allocated to one of four treatments, with eight replicates per treatment and one piglet per replicate...
March 7, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225053/genetically-predicted-milk-consumption-and-bone-health-ischemic-heart-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#12
Q Yang, S L Lin, S L Au Yeung, M K Kwok, L Xu, G M Leung, C M Schooling
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Milk provides protein and micronutrients, and is recommended by some dietary guidelines, particularly for bone health. Meta-analysis of small randomized controlled trials suggests that milk may increase bone mineral density, but they are very heterogeneous. No randomized controlled trial has assessed the effects of milk on major chronic diseases. Previous Mendelian randomization studies of milk did not consider bone health, found no effects on ischemic heart disease (IHD) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) but higher body mass index...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139744/transcriptional-heterogeneity-in-the-lactase-gene-within-cell-type-is-linked-to-the-epigenome
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Edward Oh, Richie Jeremian, Gabriel Oh, Daniel Groot, Miki Susic, KwangHo Lee, Kelly Foy, Peter W Laird, Arturas Petronis, Viviane Labrie
Transcriptional variation in histologically- and genetically- identical cells is a widespread phenomenon in tissues, yet the processes conferring this heterogeneity are not well understood. To identify contributing factors, we analyzed epigenetic profiles associated with the in vivo transcriptional gradient of the mouse lactase gene (Lct), which occurs in enterocytes along the proximal-to-distal axis of the small intestine. We found that epigenetic signatures at enhancer and promoter elements aligns with transcriptional variation of Lct in enterocytes...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132945/diagnosis-of-genetic-predisposition-for-lactose-intolerance-by-high-resolution-melting-analysis
#14
Hervé Delacour, Amandine Leduc, Andréa Louçano-Perdriat, Julie Plantamura, Franck Ceppa
Lactose, the principle sugar in milk, is a disaccharide hydrolyzed by intestinal lactase into glucose and galactose, which are absorbed directly by diffusion in the intestine. The decline of lactase expression (or hypolactasia) in intestinal microvilli after weaning is a normal phenomenon in mammals known as lactase deficiency. It is observed in nearly 75% of the world population and is an inherited autosomal recessive trait with incomplete penetrance. It is caused by SNPs in a regulatory element for lactase gene...
February 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127820/the-historical-spread-of-arabian-pastoralists-to-the-eastern-african-sahel-evidenced-by-the-lactase-persistence-13-915-g-allele-and-mitochondrial-dna
#15
Edita Priehodová, Frédéric Austerlitz, Martina Čížková, Mohammed G Mokhtar, Estella S Poloni, Viktor Černý
OBJECTIVES: Thanks to the ability to digest lactose, Arabian nomads had become less dependent upon their sedentary neighbors and some of these populations spread to Africa. When and by which route they migrated to their current locations have previously been addressed only by historical and archaeological data. METHODS: To address the question of Arab expansion into Africa, we collected samples from several Arabic populations, especially the Baggara in Chad and Sudan...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114795/efficacy-and-safety-of-apt198k-for-the-treatment-of-infantile-colic-a-pilot-study
#16
Yvan Vandenplas, Anca Bacarea, Marius Marusteri, Vlad Bacarea, Mariana Constantin, Mihai Manolache
AIM: Comparing efficacy and safety of APT198K (xyloglucan plus heat-killed Lactobacillus reuteri SGL01 and Bifidobacterium brevis SGB01) versus a lactase dietary supplement as first-line treatment of infantile colic. METHODS: Randomized, multicenter, open-label, parallel group, active-controlled study, in 46 infants aged 3-16 weeks with infantile colic, receiving APT198K or a lactase dietary supplement for 10 days. RESULTS: Number and duration of crying episodes decreased significantly versus baseline in both groups...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074307/clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-diarrhea-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-single-center-experience
#17
Takeshi Ninchoji, Kandai Nozu, Keita Nakanishi, Tomoko Horinouchi, Junya Fujimura, Tomohiko Yamamura, Shogo Minamikawa, Shingo Ishimori, Koichi Nakanishi, Norishige Yoshikawa, Ichiro Morioka, Hiroshi Kaito, Kazumoto Iijima
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of patients with diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (D + HUS) with a particular focus on time course. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 61 patients with D + HUS who were admitted to Kobe University Hospital between 1995 and 2015. The onset of D + HUS was defined as day 1 of diarrhea. RESULTS: The age of onset was 4.1 (1...
January 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017703/prepubertal-subchronic-exposure-to-soy-milk-and-glyphosate-leads-to-endocrine-disruption
#18
Jessica Nardi, Patricia Bonamigo Moras, Carina Koeppe, Eliane Dallegrave, Mirna Bainy Leal, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando
Lactose intolerance is characterized by low or inexistent levels of lactase, and the main treatment consists of dietary changes, especially replacing dairy milk by soy milk. Soy contains phytoestrogens, substances with known estrogenic activity, besides, glyphosate-based herbicides are extensively used in soy crops, being frequently a residue in soy beans, bringing to a concern regarding the consumption of soy-based products, especially for children in breastfeeding period with lactose intolerance. This study evaluated the pubertal toxicity of a soy milk rich feeding (supplemented or not with glyphosate, doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg) during prepubertal period in male rats...
February 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013313/increased-intestinal-inflammation-and-digestive-dysfunction-in-preterm-pigs-with-severe-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#19
Ann Cathrine F Støy, Peter M H Heegaard, Kerstin Skovgaard, Stine B Bering, Mette Bjerre, Per T Sangild
BACKGROUND: The risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) are well known, but the factors involved in the different NEC presentations remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that digestive dysfunction and intestinal inflammation are mainly affected by severe NEC lesions. METHODS: In 48 preterm pigs, the association between the macroscopic NEC score (range 1-6) and the expression of 48 genes related to inflammation, morphological, and digestive parameters in the distal small intestine was investigated...
December 24, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999602/anaphylaxis-to-supplemental-oral-lactase-enzyme
#20
M R Voisin, R Borici-Mazi
BACKGROUND: Anaphylactic reactions involving IgE mediated hypersensitivity have been frequently reported for a number of uncommon foods. However, cases of anaphylaxis to over the counter vitamins and oral supplements have been rarely published. Lactose intolerance affects approximately 20% of Canadians and roughly 70% of the world's population of any age. Lactose intolerance develops primarily due to the absence of the enzyme lactase and treatment involves avoidance of lactose-containing foods or ingestion of commercially available lactase enzyme preparations prior to their consumption...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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