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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...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618277/fate-and-adverse-effects-of-hexabromocyclododecane-diastereoisomers-hbcdds-in-a-soil-ryegrass-pot-system
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Hongkai Zhu, Hongwen Sun, Yiming Yao, Fei Wang, Yanwei Zhang, Xiaowei Liu
This study explored the fate and adverse effects of 3 main hexabromocyclododecane diastereoisomers (α-, β-, and γ-HBCDDs) in a soil pot system planted with ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) using a short-term (8 weeks) experiment. At the end of the experiment, soil urease activity in planted spiked soil increased and catalase activity decreased; while there was no obvious change in sucrase and peroxidase activities. HBCDDs mainly accumulated in the root of ryegrass, with root concentration factors (RCF) in the range of 1...
May 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603839/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l-lam-in-broiler-diets
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J Pandi, P Glatz, R Forder, B Komolong, K Chousalkar
Cereal grains such as maize and wheat are used extensively in feed formulations for poultry as the primary source of carbohydrates. High cost of these grains in many developing countries necessitates the evaluation of other ingredients that are grown locally. Sweet potato is one such crop. The study was conducted as a proof of concept experiment to test the hypothesis that in the presence and absence of enzyme, sweet potato roots when included in diets of broiler chickens may affect the total metabolisable energy content of the diets which may exert certain influences on dry matter digestibility of these diets as well as impacting on production and certain gut parameters...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568243/rethinking-the-starch-digestion-hypothesis-for-amy1-copy-number-variation-in-humans
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EDITORIAL
Catalina I Fernández, Andrea S Wiley
Alpha-amylase exists across taxonomic kingdoms with a deep evolutionary history of gene duplications that resulted in several α-amylase paralogs. Copy number variation (CNV) in the salivary α-amylase gene (AMY1) exists in many taxa, but among primates, humans appear to have higher average AMY1 copies than nonhuman primates. Additionally, AMY1 CNV in humans has been associated with starch content of diets, and one known function of α-amylase is its involvement in starch digestion. Thus high AMY1 CNV is considered to result from selection favoring more efficient starch digestion in the Homo lineage...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540171/flavanols-from-the-camellia-sinensis-var-assamica-and-their-hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-activities
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Xin Wang, Quan Liu, Hongbo Zhu, Hongqing Wang, Jie Kang, Zhufang Shen, Ruoyun Chen
α-Glucosidase and lipase inhibitors play important roles in the treatment of hyperglycaemia and dyslipidemia. To identify novel naturally occurring inhibitors, a bioactivity-guided phytochemical research was performed on the pu-erh tea. One new flavanol, named (-)-epicatechin-3-O-(Z)-coumarate (1), and 16 known analogs (2-17) were isolated from the aqueous extract of the pu-erh tea. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Furthermore, the water extract of pu-erh tea and its fractions exhibited inhibitory activities against α-glucosidases and lipases in vitro; compound 15 showed moderate inhibitory effect against sucrase with an IC50 value of 32...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522605/structure-function-analysis-of-human-sucrase-isomaltase-identifies-key-residues-required-for-catalytic-activity
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Birthe Gericke, Natalie Schecker, Mahdi Amiri, Hassan Y Naim
Sucrase-isomaltase (SI) is an intestinal membrane-associated α-glucosidase that breaks down di- and oligosaccharides to absorbable monosaccharides. SI has two homologous functional subunits (sucrase and isomaltase) that both belong to the glycoside hydrolase family 31 (GH31) and differ in substrate specificity. All GH31 enzymes share a consensus sequence harboring an aspartic acid residue as a catalytic nucleophile. Moreover, crystallographic structural analysis of isomaltase predicts that another aspartic acid residue functions as a proton donor in hydrolysis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512464/insights-into-the-mechanism-of-proliferation-on-the-special-microbes-mediated-by-phenolic-acids-in-the-radix-pseudostellariae-rhizosphere-under-continuous-monoculture-regimes
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Hongmiao Wu, Junjian Xu, Juanying Wang, Xianjin Qin, Linkun Wu, Zhicheng Li, Sheng Lin, Weiwei Lin, Quan Zhu, Muhammad U Khan, Wenxiong Lin
As potent allelochemicals, phenolic acids are believed to be associated with replanting disease and cause microflora shift and structural disorder in the rhizosphere soil of continuously monocultured Radix pseudostellariae. The transcriptome sequencing was used to reveal the mechanisms underlying the differential response of pathogenic bacterium Kosakonia sacchari and beneficial bacterium Bacillus pumilus on their interactions with phenolic acids, the main allelochemicals in root exudates of R. pseudostellariae in the monoculture system...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503900/effects-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-development-of-digestive-organs-intestinal-function-and-post-hatch-performance-of-broiler-embryos-and-hatchlings
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T Gao, M M Zhao, Y J Li, L Zhang, J L Li, L L Yu, F Gao, G H Zhou
This study was to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) L-arginine (Arg) solution on the development of digestive organs, the duodenal mucosa of broiler embryos and hatchlings, and the growth performance of chicks during the first week post-hatch. A total of 720 fertilized eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to three groups, consisting of eight replicates of 30 eggs each. Three treatments were arranged as non-injected control, diluent-injected (0.75% NaCl solution) group and Arg solution-injected group containing 1% Arg, dissolved in diluent...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
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
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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/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
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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/28443839/phenolic-compounds-increase-the-transcription-of-mouse-intestinal-maltase-glucoamylase-and-sucrase-isomaltase
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Meric Simsek, Roberto Quezada-Calvillo, Buford L Nichols, Bruce R Hamaker
Diverse natural phenolic compounds show inhibition activity of intestinal α-glucosidases, which may constitute the molecular basis for their ability to control systemic glycemia. Additionally, phenolics can modify mRNA expression for proteins involved in nutritional, metabolic or immune processes. To explore the possibility that phenolics can regulate the mRNA expression, enzymatic activity, and protein synthesis/processing of intestinal Maltase-Glucoamylase (MGAM) and Sucrase-Isomaltase (SI), small intestinal explants from Balb/c mice were cultured for 24 h in the presence or absence of gallic acid, caffeic acid, and (+)-catechin at 0...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429991/effects-of-medium-chain-triglycerides-on-intestinal-morphology-and-energy-metabolism-of-intrauterine-growth-retarded-weanling-piglets
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Li-Li Zhang, Hao Zhang, Yue Li, Tian Wang
It has been shown that there is a relationship between intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and postnatal intestinal damage involved in energy deficits. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the effect of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) on the intestinal morphology, intestinal function and energy metabolism of piglets with IUGR. At weaning (21 ± 1.1 d of age), 24 IUGR piglets and 24 normal birth weight (NBW) piglets were selected according to their birth weights (BW) (IUGR: 0.95 ± 0...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423120/primary-cultures-of-mouse-small-intestinal-epithelial-cells-using-the-dissociating-enzyme-type-i-collagenase-and-hyaluronidase
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H J Ren, C L Zhang, R D Liu, N Li, X G Li, H K Xue, Y Guo, Z Q Wang, J Cui, L Ming
The epithelium is a highly dynamic system, which plays a crucial role in the homeostasis of the intestinal tract. However, studies on the physiological and pathophysiological functions of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) have been hampered due to lack of normal epithelial cell models. In the present study, we established a reproducible method for primary culture of mouse IECs, which were isolated from the viable small intestinal crypts of murine fetuses (on embryonic day 19), using type I collagenase and hyaluronidase in a short span of time (≤20 min)...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402256/a-potential-anti-tumor-effect-of-leukotriene-c4-through-the-induction-of-15-hydroxyprostaglandin-dehydrogenase-expression-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Lubna M Mehdawi, Shakti Ranjan Satapathy, Annika Gustafsson, Kent Lundholm, Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, Anita Sjölander
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Cyclooxygenase-2, which plays a key role in the biosynthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), is often up-regulated in CRC and in other types of cancer. PGE2 induces angiogenesis and tumor cell survival, proliferation and migration. The tumor suppressor 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH) is a key enzyme in PGE2 catabolism, converting it into its inactive metabolite 15-keto-PGE2, and is often down-regulated in cancer...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339792/interference-of-age-and-supplementation-of-direct-fed-microbial-and-essential-oil-in-the-activity-of-digestive-enzymes-and-expression-of-genes-related-to-transport-and-digestion-of-carbohydrates-and-proteins-in-the-small-intestine-of-broilers
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M F Fernandez-Alarcon, N Trottier, J P Steibel, R Lunedo, D M B Campos, A M Santana, J M Pizauro, R L Furlan, L R Furlan
The objectives of this study were to describe alterations that age and dietary inclusion of direct-fed microbial (DFM) Bacillus subtilis (BS) and a specific essential oil (EO) blend (carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde, cineol, and pepper extract) causes in the activity of digestive enzymes (maltase: MALT; aminopeptidase-N: APN; intestinal alkaline phosphate: IAP) and expression patterns of genes related to transport (oligopeptide transporter gene: SLC15A1; Na+-dependent glucose and galactose transporter gene: SLC5A1; Na+-independent glucose, galactose, and fructose transporter gene: SLC2A2; ATPase, Na+/K+ transporting gene: ATP1A1) and digestion (aminopeptidase-N gene: ANPEP; maltase-glucoamylase gene: MGAM; Sucrase-isomaltase gene: SI) of carbohydrates and proteins in the small intestine of broilers...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315372/soybean-hull-induced-production-of-carbohydrases-and-protease-among-aspergillus-and-their-effectiveness-in-soy-flour-carbohydrate-and-protein-separation
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Qian Li, Abdullah Al Loman, Anthony M Coffman, Lu-Kwang Ju
Soybean hull consists mainly of three major plant carbohydrates, i.e., cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin. It is inexpensive and a good potential substrate for carbohydrase production because it is capable of inducing a complete spectrum of activities to hydrolyze complex biomass. Aspergillus is known for carbohydrase production but no studies have evaluated and compared, among Aspergillus species and strains, the soybean hull induced production of various carbohydrases. In this study, A. aculeatus, A. cinnamomeus, A...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
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/28267073/improved-starch-digestion-of-sucrase-deficient-shrews-treated-with-oral-glucoamylase-enzyme-supplements
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Buford L Nichols, Stephen E Avery, Roberto Quezada-Calvillo, Shadi B Kilani, Amy Hui-Mei Lin, Douglas G Burrin, Benjamin E Hodges, Shaji K Chacko, Antone R Opekun, Marwa El Hindawy, Bruce R Hamaker, Sen-Ichi Oda
Although named because of its sucrose hydrolytic activity, this mucosal enzyme plays a leading role in starch digestion because of its maltase and glucoamylase activities. Sucrase deficient mutant shrews, Suncus murinus, were used as a model to investigate starch digestion in patients with Congenital Sucrase-isomaltase Deficiency (CSID). BACKGROUND: Starch digestion is much more complex than sucrose digestion. Six enzyme activities, two α-amylases (Amy) and four mucosal α-glucosidases (maltases), including maltase-glucoamylase (Mgam) and sucrase-isomaltase (Si) subunit activities, are needed to digest starch to absorbable free glucose...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262753/soil-bacterial-and-fungal-diversity-differently-correlated-with-soil-biochemistry-in-alpine-grassland-ecosystems-in-response-to-environmental-changes
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Yong Zhang, Shikui Dong, Qingzhu Gao, Shiliang Liu, Hasbagan Ganjurjav, Xuexia Wang, Xukun Su, Xiaoyu Wu
To understand effects of soil microbes on soil biochemistry in alpine grassland ecosystems under environmental changes, we explored relationships between soil microbial diversity and soil total nitrogen, organic carbon, available nitrogen and phosphorus, soil microbial biomass and soil enzyme activities in alpine meadow, alpine steppe and cultivated grassland on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau under three-year warming, enhanced precipitation and yak overgrazing. Soil total nitrogen, organic carbon and NH4-N were little affected by overgrazing, warming or enhanced precipitation in three types of alpine grasslands...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240308/the-influences-of-four-types-of-soil-on-the-growth-physiological-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-lycoris-aurea-l-her-herb
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Miaohua Quan, Juan Liang
Based on the characteristics of Lycoris aurea (L. aurea) natural distribution and local soil types, we selected four representative types of soil, including humus soil, sandy soil, garden soil and yellow-brown soil, for conducting the cultivation experiments to investigate key soil factors influencing its growth and development and to select the soil types suitable for cultivating it. We found that there existed significant differences in the contents of mineral elements and the activities of soil enzymes (urease, phosphatase, sucrase and catalase) etc...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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