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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318585/lactoferrin-reduces-mortality-in-preweaned-calves-with-diarrhea
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G Habing, K Harris, G M Schuenemann, J M Piñeiro, J Lakritz, X Alcaraz Clavijo
Calf diarrhea is the most common reason for mortality and antimicrobial therapy in preweaned calves on dairy farms in the United States. Conventional and organic livestock producers require alternative therapies for calf diarrhea to reduce the necessity of conventional antimicrobials. Alternatives administered for mild cases or early in the disease course may be useful to mitigate disease progression and reduce the likelihood of septicemia and negative sequelae. Lactoferrin is a bioactive protein naturally found in colostrum that has been shown to prevent septicemia in high-risk infants...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298536/pasteurization-procedures-for-donor-human-milk-affect-body-growth-intestinal-structure-and-resistance-against-bacterial-infections-in-preterm-pigs
#2
Yanqi Li, Duc Ninh Nguyen, Marita de Waard, Lars Christensen, Ping Zhou, Pingping Jiang, Jing Sun, Anders Miki Bojesen, Charlotte Lauridsen, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard, Stine Brandt Bering, Per Torp Sangild
Background: Holder pasteurization (HP) destroys multiple bioactive factors in donor human milk (DM), and UV-C irradiation (UVC) is potentially a gentler method for pasteurizing DM for preterm infants.Objective: We investigated whether UVC-treated DM improves gut maturation and resistance toward bacterial infections relative to HP-treated DM.Methods: Bacteria, selected bioactive components, and markers of antioxidant capacity were measured in unpasteurized donor milk (UP), HP-treated milk, and UVC-treated milk (all from the same DM pool)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295702/effect-of-steroid-hormones-on-the-innate-immune-response-induced-by-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-goat-mammary-gland
#3
K Kuwahara, Y Yoshimura, N Isobe
The objective of this study was to compare the dynamics of innate immune components after intramammary infusion of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) under conditions of high oestrogen and high progesterone in goats. In one group ("E-group"), controlled internal drug release (CIDR) devices were inserted intravaginally from days -11 to -4. Prostaglandin F2α was administered immediately after removal of the CIDR device at day -3, and then oestradiol benzoate (E) was injected intramuscularly once a day from days -2 to 3...
March 12, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294428/probiotics-and-antimicrobial-protein-and-peptide-levels-in-preterm-infants
#4
Tobias Strunk, Julie Hibbert, Dorota Doherty, Caitlyn Granland, Stephanie Trend, Karen Simmer, David Burgner, Sanjay Patole, Andrew Currie
AIM: To characterise the secreted and inducible antimicrobial protein and peptide (APP) levels in a prospective cohort of preterm infants (<30 weeks gestational age) with or without Bifidobacterium breve M16V supplementation during the first month of life. METHODS: We analysed serial biosamples of infants who did (n=13) or did not receive (n=62) B. breve (3×10(9) cfu/day). Peripheral blood was obtained on days 1, 14 and 28, and infant stool prior to commencement of probiotic supplementation and on day 21...
March 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289333/influence-of-vaginal-lactoferrin-administration-on-amniotic-fluid-cytokines-and-its-role-against-inflammatory-complications-of-pregnancy
#5
Martina Maritati, Manola Comar, Nunzia Zanotta, Silva Seraceni, Alessandro Trentini, Fabrizio Corazza, Fortunato Vesce, Carlo Contini
BACKGROUND: An altered amniotic cytokine profile has been reported in inflammatory pregnancy complications with a leading role for IL-6, a marker of the foetal systemic inflammatory response. Up to this date there is no exhaustive information neither on the foetal cytokine balance nor on the best method for its modulation. We aimed to evaluate the influence of vaginal lactoferrin administration on amniotic fluid concentration of 47 cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. METHODS: Sixty women undergoing genetic amniocentesis were enrolled in an open-label clinical trial...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284048/short-communication-salivary-haptoglobin-and-chromogranin-a-as-non-invasive-markers-during-restraint-stress-in-pigs
#6
Yanping Huang, Zhiqing Liu, Weifeng Liu, Chao Yin, Le Ci, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The objective of present study was to investigate changes in salivary components during restraint to identify potential markers of stress. Pigs were subjected to a nasal snare stress (Experiment 1) or an immobilization stress (Experiment 2) by being enclosed in a steel cage. Saliva was collected before, during and after the stress, respectively. Salivary cortisol, serum amyloid A (SAA), haptoglobin (HP), chromogranin A (CgA), amylase, K(+), Ca(2+) and lactoferrin content were detected. The results showed that in Experiment 1, HP and CgA content increased significantly at 10min during the restraint (P<0...
February 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282514/the-proteomic-profile-of-the-acquired-enamel-pellicle-according-to-its-location-in-the-dental-arches
#7
Talita Mendes da Silva Ventura, Luiza de Paula Silva Cassiano, Cíntia Maria de Souza E Silva, Even Akemi Taira, Aline de Lima Leite, Daniela Rios, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the variation in the protein profile of the acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) formed in vivo according to its location in the dental arches. DESIGN: The AEP was formed for 120min in 9 volunteers. Pellicle formed at upper+lower anterior facial (ULAFa; teeth 13-23 and 33-43), upper anterior palatal (UAPa; teeth 13-23), lower anterior lingual (LALi; teeth 33-43), upper+lower posterior facial (ULPFa; teeth 14-17 24-27, 34-37 and 44-47), upper posterior palatal (UPPa; teeth 14-17 and 24-27) and lower posterior lingual (LPLi; teeth 34-37 and 44-47) regions were collected separately and processed for analysis by label-free LC-ESI-MS/MS...
March 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281573/formulation-for-oral-delivery-of-lactoferrin-based-on-bovine-serum-albumin-and-tannic-acid-multilayer-microcapsules
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Ece Kilic, Marina V Novoselova, Su Hui Lim, Nikolay A Pyataev, Sergey I Pinyaev, Oleg A Kulikov, Olga A Sindeeva, Oksana A Mayorova, Regan Murney, Maria N Antipina, Brendan Haigh, Gleb B Sukhorukov, Maxim V Kiryukhin
Lactoferrin (Lf) has considerable potential as a functional ingredient in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. However, the bioavailability of Lf is limited as it is susceptible to digestive enzymes in gastrointestinal tract. The shells comprising alternate layers of bovine serum albumin (BSA) and tannic acid (TA) were tested as Lf encapsulation system for oral administration. Lf absorption by freshly prepared porous 3 μm CaCO3 particles followed by Layer-by-Layer assembly of the BSA-TA shells and dissolution of the CaCO3 cores was suggested as the most efficient and harmless Lf loading method...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265360/a-nutritional-supplement-containing-lactoferrin-stimulates-the-immune-system-extends-lifespan-and-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-toxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Patricia Martorell, Silvia Llopis, Nuria Gonzalez, Daniel Ramón, Gabriel Serrano, Ana Torrens, Juan M Serrano, Maria Navarro, Salvador Genovés
Lactoferrin is a highly multifunctional glycoprotein involved in many physiological functions, including regulation of iron absorption and immune responses. Moreover, there is increasing evidence for neuroprotective effects of lactoferrin. We used Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to test the protective effects, both on phenotype and transcriptome, of a nutraceutical product based on lactoferrin liposomes. In a dose-dependent manner, the lactoferrin-based product protected against acute oxidative stress and extended lifespan of C...
March 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259674/assessment-of-the-potential-utility-of-different-regions-of-streptococcus-uberis-adhesion-molecule-suam-for-mastitis-subunit-vaccine-development
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Melina Soledad Perrig, Carolina Veaute, María Sol Renna, Nazarena Pujato, Luis Calvinho, Iván Marcipar, María Sol Barbagelata
Streptococcus uberis is one of the most prevalent pathogens causing clinical and subclinical mastitis worldwide. Among bacterial factors involved in intramammary infections caused by this organism, S. uberis adhesion molecule (SUAM) is one of the main virulence factors identified. This molecule is involved in S. uberis internalization to mammary epithelial cells through lactoferrin (Lf) binding. The objective of this study was to evaluate SUAM properties as a potential subunit vaccine component for prevention of S...
March 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257520/lactoferrin-binding-protein-b-a-bi-functional-bacterial-receptor-protein
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Nicholas K H Ostan, Rong-Hua Yu, Dixon Ng, Christine Chieh-Lin Lai, Anastassia K Pogoutse, Vladimir Sarpe, Morgan Hepburn, Joey Sheff, Shaunak Raval, David C Schriemer, Trevor F Moraes, Anthony B Schryvers
Lactoferrin binding protein B (LbpB) is a bi-lobed outer membrane-bound lipoprotein that comprises part of the lactoferrin (Lf) receptor complex in Neisseria meningitidis and other Gram-negative pathogens. Recent studies have demonstrated that LbpB plays a role in protecting the bacteria from cationic antimicrobial peptides due to large regions rich in anionic residues in the C-terminal lobe. Relative to its homolog, transferrin-binding protein B (TbpB), there currently is little evidence for its role in iron acquisition and relatively little structural and biophysical information on its interaction with Lf...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257033/lactoferrin-balancing-ups-and-downs-of-inflammation-due-to-microbial-infections
#12
REVIEW
Maria Elisa Drago-Serrano, Rafael Campos-Rodríguez, Julio César Carrero, Mireya de la Garza
Lactoferrin (Lf) is a glycoprotein of the primary innate immune-defense system of mammals present in milk and other mucosal secretions. This protein of the transferrin family has broad antimicrobial properties by depriving pathogens from iron, or disrupting their plasma membranes through its highly cationic charge. Noteworthy, Lf also exhibits immunomodulatory activities performing up- and down-regulation of innate and adaptive immune cells, contributing to the homeostasis in mucosal surfaces exposed to myriad of microbial agents, such as the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253182/effectiveness-of-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-and-lysozyme-lactoferrin-and-lactoperoxidase-in-reducing-streptococcus-mutans-counts-in-dentinal-caries
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Sérgio Luiz Pinheiro, Giuliana Rodrigues Azenha, Giovana Spagnolo Albamonte Araujo, Regina Maria Puppin Rontani
This study compared the capacity of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) to that of a combination of lysozyme, lactoferrin, and lactoperoxidase (LLL) in root canal disinfectant for reducing the Streptococcus mutans counts from dentinal caries. Forty human permanent third molars were selected, and flat dentin surfaces were created. Carious lesions were induced using a microbiological model. The specimens were randomly divided into 2 groups (n = 20) according to the type of agent used: group 1, CPP-ACP; group 2, LLL...
March 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249176/identification-of-potential-serum-biomarkers-in-pigs-at-early-stage-after-lipopolysaccharide-injection
#14
Chao Yin, Weifeng Liu, Zhiqing Liu, Yanping Huang, Le Ci, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The identification of useful biological indicators to monitor the body response before the presentation of clinical diseases has practical value in livestock production. To identify potential biomarkers in pigs at the early stage during inflammation, 12 pigs were intramuscularly injected with 2mL of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 15μg/kg BW) or saline. Serum protein expression profiles were detected with two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) techniques...
February 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241418/the-effect-of-simulated-flash-heat-pasteurization-on-immune-components-of-human-milk
#15
Brodie Daniels, Stefan Schmidt, Tracy King, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Kimberly Amundson Mansen, Anna Coutsoudis
A pasteurization temperature monitoring system has been designed using FoneAstra, a cellphone-based networked sensing system, to monitor simulated flash-heat (FH) pasteurization. This study compared the effect of the FoneAstra FH (F-FH) method with the Sterifeed Holder method currently used by human milk banks on human milk immune components (immunoglobulin A (IgA), lactoferrin activity, lysozyme activity, interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-10). Donor milk samples (N = 50) were obtained from a human milk bank, and pasteurized...
February 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241118/molecular-structure-of-lactoferrin-influences-the-thermal-resistance-of-lactococcal-phages
#16
Hany Geagea, Ahmed Gomaa, Gabriel Remondetto, Sylvain Moineau, Muriel Subirade
The protective effect of whey proteins on phages of lactic acid bacteria during heat treatment limits the recycling of whey proteins into cheese. To investigate this protective effect, we used lactoferrin (LF) as a whey protein model as a result of its unique physicochemical properties and its antiviral activity. First, the thermal inactivation of lactococcal thermoresistant virulent phage P1532 was measured in LF at 95 °C and under different pH values. Phage inactivation results revealed a strong protective effect of LF on P1532 phage at pH 5 but none at pH 7...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240229/proteomic-analysis-and-cross-species-comparison-of-casein-fractions-from-the-milk-of-dairy-animals
#17
Xiaxia Wang, Xiaowei Zhao, Dongwei Huang, Xiaocheng Pan, Yunxia Qi, Yongxin Yang, Huiling Zhao, Guanglong Cheng
Casein micelles contribute to the physicochemical properties of milk and may also influence its functionality. At present, however, there is an incomplete understanding of the casein micelle associated proteins and its diversity among the milk obtained from different species. Therefore, milk samples were collected from seven dairy animals groups, casein fractions were prepared by ultracentrifugation and their constituent proteins were identified by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. A total of 193 distinct proteins were identified among all the casein micelle preparations...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231073/gene-expression-profiles-suggest-iron-transport-pathway-in-the-lactating-human-epithelial-cell
#18
Chenxi Cai, Peter Eck, James K Friel
OBJECTIVES: The molecular background of iron excretion into breast milk has not been determined in humans. We determined the expression of known iron transporters in mRNA extracted from human milk fat globules to deduce which known transporters are responsible for iron excretion into human milk. METHODS: The expression of iron transporters in mRNA from human milk fat globules and mouse mammary epithelial cell lines was determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228969/prevention-and-treatment-of-neonatal-nosocomial-infections
#19
REVIEW
Jayashree Ramasethu
Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are particularly vulnerable since they often undergo invasive procedures and are dependent on central catheters to deliver nutrition and on ventilators for respiratory support. Prevention of nosocomial infection is a critical patient safety imperative, and invariably requires a multidisciplinary approach. There are no short cuts...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220120/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-and-its-implications-in-inflammation-an-overview
#20
REVIEW
Vidal Delgado-Rizo, Marco A Martínez-Guzmán, Liliana Iñiguez-Gutierrez, Alejandra García-Orozco, Anabell Alvarado-Navarro, Mary Fafutis-Morris
In addition to physical barriers, neutrophils are considered a part of the first line of immune defense. They can be found in the bloodstream, with a lifespan of 6-8 h, and in tissue, where they can last up to 7 days. The mechanisms that neutrophils utilize for host defense are phagocytosis, degranulation, cytokine production, and, the most recently described, neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) production. NETs are DNA structures released due to chromatin decondensation and spreading, and they thus occupy three to five times the volume of condensed chromatin...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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