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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618651/modulatory-effects-of-caralluma-fimbriata-extract-against-high-fat-diet-induced-abnormalities-in-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-wistar-rats
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Sudhakara Gujjala, Mallaiah Putakala, Srinivasulu Nukala, Manjunatha Bangeppagari, Ramaswamy Rajendran, Saralakumari Desireddy
The present study was aimed to evaluate the modulatory effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Caralluma fimbriata (CFE) by assaying the activities of key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism and changes in glycogen content (liver and muscle) in high-fat (HF) diet-induced diabetic rats. In vitro glucose uptake studies were carried out in both psoas muscle and adipose tissue. The inhibitory effect of the extract on α-amylase was determined in in vitro studies. Male Wistar rats of body weight around 180g were divided into five groups (n=8), two of these groups were fed with standard pellet diet and the other three groups were fed with HF- (60%) diet...
June 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596597/smart-microparticles-with-a-ph-responsive-macropore-for-targeted-oral-drug-delivery
#2
Ankit Kumar, Carlo Montemagno, Hyo-Jick Choi
The development of a smart microencapsulation system programmed to actively respond to environmental pH change has long been recognized a key technology in pharmaceutical and food sciences. To this end, we developed hollow microparticles (MPs) with self-controlled macropores that respond to environmental pH change, using an Oil-in-Water emulsion technique, for oral drug delivery. We observed that freeze-drying of MPs induced closure of macropores. The closing/opening behavior of macropores was confirmed by exposing MPs encapsulating different ingredients (sulforhodamine b, fluorescent nanoparticles, and lactase) to simulated gastrointestinal (GI) fluids...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521673/simple-strategy-to-protect-lactase-activity-in-solid-formulation
#3
Aline Gravinez Perissinato, André Luis Morais Ruela, Gislaine Ribeiro Pereira, Jerusa Simone Garcia, Marcello Garcia Trevisan
Lactose intolerance is characterized by the absence of the enzyme lactase (beta-galactosidase) and affects two thirds of the world adult population. Our aim was to evaluate a lactase gastro formulation to ensure increased activity in the action site of the enzyme (lumen of the small intestine). Simultaneously, we also evaluated the commercial product stability and enzyme activity. When carrying out dissolution test in commercial product it is noted that the existing formulation is not able to protect the enzyme from degrading action of gastric environment (a loss of 86...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514399/-disaccharidase-deficiency-and-functional-bowel-diseases
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A I Parfenov, O V Akhmadullina, E A Sabelnikova, N I Belostotsky, M V Kirova, S G Khomeriki, S V Bykova
AIM: To elucidate the role of intestinal carbohydrases (glucoamylase, maltase, sucrose, and lactase) in the etiology and pathogenesis of functional bowel diseases (FBD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 74 patients (36 men and 38 women) aged 18 to 50 years with FBD were examined. According to Rome IV criteria (2016), there was diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in 21 patients, functional diarrhea (FD) in 33, constipation-predominant IBS in 6, functional constipation (FC) in 4, and mixed IBS in 10...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497837/frequency-of-adult-type-associated-lactase-persistence-lct-13910c-t-genotypes-in-the-czech-slav-and-czech-roma-gypsy-populations
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Jaroslav A Hubácek, Věra Adámková, Lenka Šedová, Věra Olišarová, Václav Adámek, Valérie Tóthová
Lactase non-persistence (leading to primary lactose intolerance) is a genetically dependent inability to digest lactose in adulthood. As part of the human adaptation to dairying, the human lactase LCT-13910C/T mutation (which propagates adult expression of lactase) developed, spread and participated in the adaptation to dairying. This variant is associated with lactase activity persistence, and its carriers are able to digest lactose. We compared the frequencies of lactase 13910C/T (rs4988235) genotypes in Czechs/Slavs (N = 288) and Czech Gypsies/Roma (N = 300), two ethnically different groups where this polymorphism has not yet been analysed...
May 11, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490510/nonfermented-milk-and-other-dairy-products-associations-with-all-cause-mortality
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Gianluca Tognon, Lena M Nilsson, Dmitry Shungin, Lauren Lissner, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Frida Renström, Maria Wennberg, Anna Winkvist, Ingegerd Johansson
Background: A positive association between nonfermented milk intake and increased all-cause mortality was recently reported, but overall, the association between dairy intake and mortality is inconclusive.Objective: We studied associations between intake of dairy products and all-cause mortality with an emphasis on nonfermented milk and fat content.Design: A total of 103,256 adult participants (women: 51.0%) from Northern Sweden were included (7121 deaths; mean follow-up: 13.7 y). Associations between all-cause mortality and reported intakes of nonfermented milk (total or by fat content), fermented milk, cheese, and butter were tested with the use of Cox proportional hazards models that were adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, smoking status, education, energy intake, examination year, and physical activity...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481524/alginate-beads-containing-lactase-stability-and-microstructure
#7
Maria Victoria Traffano-Schiffo, Tatiana R Aguirre Calvo, Marta Castro-Giraldez, Pedro J Fito, Patricio R Santagapita
β-Galactosidase (lactase) is a widely used enzyme in the food industry; however, it has low stability against thermal and mechanical treatments. Due to this, the purpose of the present research was to analyze the encapsulation of lactase in alginate-Ca(II) beads in order to maintain its enzymatic activity toward freezing, freezing/thawing, and storage. Also, the effect of the addition of trehalose, and arabic and guar gums and their influence on the microstructure as well as on thermal properties and molecular mobility were studied...
May 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462205/production-of-farmstead-lactose-free-pecorino-di-osilo-and-ricotta-cheeses-from-sheep-s-milk
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Luisa Pulinas, Carlo Spanu, Ilenia Idda, Ignazio Ibba, Gavino Nieddu, Salvatore Virdis, Christian Scarano, Francesca Piras, Nadia Spano, Gavino Sanna, Enrico Pietro Luigi De Santis
The present work was aimed to define and validate farmstead production of lactose-free Pecorino di Osilo cheese, fresh ricotta cheese, and salted and smoked ricotta cheese (Ricotta mustia). The enzymatic activity of the commercial preparation containing lactase (1.1 g/mL), preliminarily tested using a spectrophotometric titration, showed activity equal to 4950±40 neutral lactase unit/g. The amount of lactase required to obtain the lactose-free milk was then established in triplicate laboratory trials, by adding the enzyme at concentrations of 0...
January 24, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460946/the-quality-of-low-lactose-milk-is-affected-by-the-side-proteolytic-activity-of-the-lactase-used-in-the-production-process
#9
Antonio Dario Troise, Enrica Bandini, Roberta De Donno, Geert Meijer, Marco Trezzi, Vincenzo Fogliano
Lactose intolerance syndrome can be efficiently tackled consuming low lactose products. Lactase is the key tool to manufacture low lactose milk (LLM): its addition during milk processing can be done "in batch", i.e. before thermal treatment, or directly "in pack" after sterilization. In this paper data on sensory properties, Maillard Reaction products (MRPs) and free amino acids formation were obtained on six commercial Italian LLMs over six months storage. They showed that the side proteolytic activity of lactase caused the release of amino acids with a significant higher MRPs and off-flavors formation in four out of five samples produced by adding the enzyme in the pack after thermal treatment...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456399/prior-lactose-glycation-of-caseinate-via-the-maillard-reaction-affects-in-vitro-activities-of-the-pepsin-trypsin-digest-toward-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#10
X P Wang, X H Zhao
The well-known Maillard reaction in milk occurs between lactose and milk proteins during thermal treatment, and its effects on milk nutrition and safety have been well studied. A lactose-glycated caseinate was prepared via this reaction and digested using 2 digestive proteases, pepsin and trypsin. The glycated caseinate digest was assessed for its in vitro activities on rat intestinal epithelial cells in terms of growth proliferation, anti-apoptotic effect, and differentiation induction using caseinate digest as reference, to verify potential effects of the Maillard reaction on these activities of caseinate digest to the cells...
July 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452238/identification-of-novel-genetic-variants-in-the-mutational-hotspot-region-14%C3%A2-kb-upstream-of-the-lct-gene-in-a-mexican-population
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Liliana Valencia, Andrés Randazzo, Peter Engfeldt, Lovisa A Olsson, Adolfo Chávez, Robert J Buckland, Torbjörn K Nilsson, Ricardo Almon
Several polymorphic loci linked to lactase persistence (LP) have been described, all located in a small mutational hotspot region far upstream (∼14 kb) of the lactase (LCT) gene. One is typically found in Europeans, LCT -13910C > T, several others are found in East Africans and Arabs, e.g. LCT -13907C > G and LCT -13915T > G. The possibility of similar loci, specific to populations in South and Central America, has not received much attention so far. To identify possible novel polymorphisms in the mutational hotspot region, we sampled 158 subjects from a rural area in South-Central Mexico...
April 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445388/maternal-methyl-donor-supplementation-during-gestation-counteracts-the-bisphenol-a-induced-impairment-of-intestinal-morphology-disaccharidase-activity-and-nutrient-transporters-gene-expression-in-newborn-and-weaning-pigs
#12
Hong Liu, Jun Wang, Daolin Mou, Lianqiang Che, Zhengfeng Fang, Bin Feng, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, De Wu
This study was conducted to explore whether exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy could change intestinal digestion and absorption function in offspring using pigs as a model, and whether methyl donor (MET) could counteract the BPA-induced impacts. Fifty Landrace × Yorkshire sows were divided into four dietary groups throughout gestation: control diet (CON); control diet supplemented with BPA (50 mg/kg); control diet supplemented with MET (3 g/kg betaine, 400 mg/kg choline, 150 μg/kg vitamin B12, and 15 mg/kg folic acid); and control diet with BPA and MET supplementation (BPA + MET)...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431176/effect-of-melatonin-on-renewal-of-chicken-small-intestinal-mucosa
#13
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
#14
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...
June 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421381/lactase-non-persistence-and-lactose-intolerance
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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
#17
H Teramura, K Sota, M Iwasaki, H 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 micro-organisms, 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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