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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223235/interleukin-32-inflammation-and-cancer
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Jin Tae Hong, Dong Ju Son, Chong Kil Lee, Do-Young Yoon, Dong Hun Lee, Mi Hee Park
Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a novel cytokine involved in inflammation and cancer development. IL-32 gene consists of eight small exons, and IL-32 mRNA has nine alternative spliced isoforms, and was thought to be secreted because it contains an internal signal sequence and lacks a transmembrane region. IL-32 is initially expressed selectively in activated T cells by mitogen and activated NK cells and their expression is strongly augmented by microbes, mitogens, and other cytokines. The IL-32 is induced mainly by pathogens and pro-inflammatory cytokines, but IL-32 is more prominent in immune cells than in non-immune tissues...
February 13, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216729/aerospace-dermatology
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Gp Capt Sandeep Arora
Evolutionarily, man is a terrestrial mammal, adapted to land. Aviation and now space/microgravity environment, hence, pose new challenges to our physiology. Exposure to these changes affects the human body in acute and chronic settings. Since skin reflects our mental and physical well-being, any change/side effects of this environment shall be detected on the skin. Aerospace industry offers a unique environment with a blend of all possible occupational disorders, encompassing all systems of the body, particularly the skin...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214380/application-of-the-mechpeff-model-to-predict-passive-effective-intestinal-permeability-in-the-different-regions-of-the-rodent-small-intestine-and-colon
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D Pade, M Jamei, A Rostami-Hodjegan, D B Turner
A major component of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models is prediction of the rate and extent of absorption of orally dosed drugs for which knowledge of effective passive intestinal permeability (Peff ) is essential. Single pass intestinal perfusion (SPIP) studies are used to establish effective permeability in vivo but are difficult to perform in rodents while mechanistic models to predict drug Peff in rat and mouse have not been published. This work evaluates the predictive performance of the 'MechPeff' model to predict Peff in the rodent intestine based upon knowledge of regional gut physiology and drug-specific physicochemical parameters...
February 18, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211545/the-effect-of-gut-microbiome-on-tolerance-to-morphine-mediated-antinociception-in-mice
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Minho Kang, Ryan A Mischel, Sukhada Bhave, Essie Komla, Alvin Cho, Charity Huang, William L Dewey, Hamid I Akbarali
There is growing appreciation for the importance of gastrointestinal microbiota in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. While morphine and other narcotics are the most widely prescribed therapy for moderate to severe pain clinically, they have been noted to alter microbial composition and promote bacterial translocation to other tissues. Here we examined the pharmacodynamic properties of chronic morphine in mice following bacterial depletion with oral gavage of an antibiotic cocktail (ABX). ABX significantly reduced gut bacteria and prevented chronic morphine induced increases in gut permeability, colonic mucosal destruction, and colonic IL-1β expression...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208609/dietary-fiber-and-the-human-gut-microbiota-application-of-evidence-mapping-methodology
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Caleigh M Sawicki, Kara A Livingston, Martin Obin, Susan B Roberts, Mei Chung, Nicola M McKeown
Interest is rapidly growing around the role of the human gut microbiota in facilitating beneficial health effects associated with consumption of dietary fiber. An evidence map of current research activity in this area was created using a newly developed database of dietary fiber intervention studies in humans to identify studies with the following broad outcomes: (1) modulation of colonic microflora; and/or (2) colonic fermentation/short-chain fatty acid concentration. Study design characteristics, fiber exposures, and outcome categories were summarized...
February 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192120/osteopontin-attenuates-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease-by-preventing-apoptosis-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Kentaro Kawakami, Naoki Minami, Minoru Matsuura, Tomoya Iida, Takahiko Toyonaga, Kanna Nagaishi, Yoshiaki Arimura, Mineko Fujimiya, Toshimitsu Uede, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which often targets gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Osteopontin (OPN) plays an important physiological role in the efficient development of Th1 immune responses and cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis. The role of OPN in acute GI-GVHD is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the role of OPN in donor T cells in the pathogenicity of acute GI-GVHD...
February 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189050/h19-overexpression-induces-resistance-to-1-25-oh-2d3-by-targeting-vdr-through-mir-675-5p-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Shanwen Chen, Dingfang Bu, Yuanyuan Ma, Jing Zhu, Guowei Chen, Lie Sun, Shuai Zuo, Tengyu Li, Yisheng Pan, Xin Wang, Yucun Liu, Pengyuan Wang
The long noncoding (lnc) RNA H19 was involved in the tumorigenesis of many types of cancer. However, the role of H19 in the tumorigenesis of colon cancer has not been fully illustrated. Recent studies suggested a potential relationship between H19 and vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling. Considering the pivotal role of VDR signaling in the colon epithelium both physiologically and pathologically, the correlation between H19 and VDR signaling may have an important role in the development of colon cancer. In this study, the correlation between H19 and vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling and the underlying mechanisms in colon cancer were investigated both in vitro and in vivo...
February 7, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185236/regulation-of-osmolality-for-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Atsushi Shiozaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Yoshinori Marunaka, Eigo Otsuji
Disseminated metastasis is associated with a poor prognosis, and its management in the peritoneal or pleural cavity is crucial in the treatment of cancer. Recent studies show that ion and water transporters play important roles in fundamental cellular functions, including the regulation of cell volume that would be involved in the cancer process. Here, we review the evidence for hypotonic treatments of cancer and evaluate the potential of the cellular physiological approach in clinical management. The regulation of extracellular osmolality is a promising method, with several studies demonstrating the cytocidal effects of hypotonic solution on cancer cells...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183328/laboratory-colonization-of-the-european-invasive-mosquito-aedes-finlaya-koreicus
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Silvia Ciocchetta, Jonathan M Darbro, Francesca D Frentiu, Fabrizio Montarsi, Gioia Capelli, John G Aaskov, Gregor J Devine
BACKGROUND: Aedes (Finlaya) koreicus (Edwards) is a mosquito that has recently entered Europe from Asia. This species is considered a potential threat to newly colonized territories, but little is known about its capacity to transmit pathogens or ability to compete with native mosquito species. The establishment of a laboratory colony is a necessary first step for further laboratory studies on the biology, ecology and vector competence of Ae. koreicus. RESULTS: A self-mating colony was established at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Brisbane, Australia) from eggs of the F1 progeny of individuals collected as free-living larvae in northeastern Italy (Belluno province)...
February 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179141/understanding-evolutionary-variation-in-basal-metabolic-rate-an-analysis-in-subterranean-rodents
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Facundo Luna, Hugo Naya, Daniel E Naya
Understanding how evolutionary variation in energetic metabolism arises is central to several theories in animal biology. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) -i.e., the minimum rate of energy necessary to maintain thermal homeostasis in endotherms- is a highly informative measure to increase our understanding, because it is determined under highly standardized conditions. In this study we evaluate the relationship between taxa- and mass-independent (residual) BMR and ten environmental factors for 34 subterranean rodent species...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176652/mechanisms-for-inhibition-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-sulforaphane-through-epigenetic-modulation-of-microrna-21-and-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-htert-down-regulation
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Samantha L Martin, Rishabh Kala, Trygve O Tollefsbol
Epigenetic modulations such as histone modifications are becoming increasingly valued for their ability to modify genes without altering the DNA sequence. Many bioactive compounds have been shown to alter genetic and epigenetic profiles in various forms of 6 cancers. Of the many dietary phytochemicals, sulforaphane (SFN), found in cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli sprouts, has been present as one of the most potent (histone deacetylase) HDAC inhibitors to date. Recently, it has been 9 identified that HDAC inhibitors may play a vital role in regulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in many human cancers...
February 5, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176047/gastrointestinal-physiology-and-function
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Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Anthony C Johnson, David Grundy
The gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the digestion and absorption of ingested food and liquids. Due to the complexity of the GI tract and the substantial volume of material that could be covered under the scope of GI physiology, this chapter briefly reviews the overall function of the GI tract, and discusses the major factors affecting GI physiology and function, including the intestinal microbiota, chronic stress, inflammation, and aging with a focus on the neural regulation of the GI tract and an emphasis on basic brain-gut interactions that serve to modulate the GI tract...
February 8, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174738/microgeographic-proteomic-networks-of-the-human-colonic-mucosa-and-their-association-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Xiaoxiao Li, James LeBlanc, David Elashoff, Ian McHardy, Maomeng Tong, Bennett Roth, Andrew Ippoliti, Gildardo Barron, Dermot McGovern, Keely McDonald, Rodney Newberry, Thomas Graeber, Steve Horvath, Lee Goodglick, Jonathan Braun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Interactions between mucosal cell types, environmental stressors, and intestinal microbiota contribute to pathogenesis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here, we applied metaproteomics of the mucosal-luminal interface to study the disease-related biology of the human colonic mucosa. METHODS: We recruited a discovery cohort of 51 IBD and non-IBD subjects endoscopically sampled by mucosal lavage at 6 colonic regions, and a validation cohort of 38 no-IBD subjects...
September 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168732/two-modes-of-enteric-gliotransmission-differentially-affect-gut-physiology
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Vladimir Grubišić, Vladimir Parpura
Enteric glia (EG) in the enteric nervous system can modulate neuronally regulated gut functions. Using molecular genetics, we assessed the effects that molecular entities expressed in EG and otherwise mediating two distinct mechanisms of gliotransmitter release, connexin 43 (Cx43) hemichannel vs. Ca(2+) -dependent exocytosis, have on gut function. The expression of mutated Cx43(G138R) (which favors hemichannel, as opposed to gap-junctional activity) in EG increased gut motility in vivo, while a knock-down of Cx43 in EG resulted in the reduction of gut motility...
February 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168223/effects-of-organic-amendments-on-microbiota-associated-with-the-culex-nigripalpus-mosquito-vector-of-the-saint-louis-encephalitis-and-west-nile-viruses
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Dagne Duguma, Michael W Hall, Chelsea T Smartt, Josh D Neufeld
Pollution from nutrients in aquatic habitats has been linked to increases in disease vectors, including mosquitoes and other pestiferous insects. One possibility is that changes in mosquito microbiomes are impacted by nutrient enrichments and that these changes affect various traits, including larval development, susceptibility to larval control agents, and susceptibility of the adult mosquitoes to pathogens. We tested this hypothesis using field mesocosms supplemented with low- and high-organic-nutrient regimens and then sampled microbial communities associated with the naturally colonizing Culex nigripalpus mosquito vector...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168019/time-restricted-flight-ability-influences-dispersal-and-colonization-rates-in-a-group-of-freshwater-beetles
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Lars Lønsmann Iversen, Riinu Rannap, Lars Briggs, Kaj Sand-Jensen
Variation in the ability to fly or not is a key mechanism for differences in local species occurrences. It is increasingly acknowledged that physiological or behavioral mechanisms rather than morphological differences may drive flight abilities. However, our knowledge on the seasonal variability and stressors creating nonmorphological differences in flight abilities and how it scales to local and regional occurrences is very limited particularly for small, short-lived species such as insects. Here, we examine how flight ability might vary across seasons and between two closely related genera of freshwater beetles with similar geographical ranges, life histories, and dispersal-related morphology...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167665/microbial-strain-level-population-structure-and-genetic-diversity-from-metagenomes
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Duy Tin Truong, Adrian Tett, Edoardo Pasolli, Curtis Huttenhower, Nicola Segata
Among the human health conditions linked to microbial communities, phenotypes are often associated with only a subset of strains within causal microbial groups. While it has been critical for decades in microbial physiology to characterize individual strains, this has been challenging when using culture-independent high-throughput metagenomics. We introduce StrainPhlAn, a novel metagenomic strain identification approach, and apply it to characterize the genetic structure of thousands of strains from >125 species in >1,500 gut metagenomes drawn from populations spanning North/South American, European, Asian, and African countries...
February 6, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165194/diversity-and-functions-of-the-sheep-faecal-microbiota-a-multi-omic-characterization
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Alessandro Tanca, Cristina Fraumene, Valeria Manghina, Antonio Palomba, Marcello Abbondio, Massimo Deligios, Daniela Pagnozzi, Maria Filippa Addis, Sergio Uzzau
Little is currently known on the microbial populations colonizing the sheep large intestine, despite their expected key role in host metabolism, physiology and immunity. This study reports the first characterization of the sheep faecal microbiota composition and functions, obtained through the application of a multi-omic strategy. An optimized protocol was first devised for DNA extraction and amplification from sheep stool samples. Then, 16S rDNA sequencing, shotgun metagenomics and shotgun metaproteomics were applied to unravel taxonomy, genetic potential and actively expressed functions and pathways respectively...
February 6, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163908/effect-of-antibiotics-on-bacterial-populations-a-multi-hierachical-selection-process
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REVIEW
José Luis Martínez
Antibiotics have been widely used for a number of decades for human therapy and farming production. Since a high percentage of antibiotics are discharged from the human or animal body without degradation, this means that different habitats, from the human body to river water or soils, are polluted with antibiotics. In this situation, it is expected that the variable concentration of this type of microbial inhibitor present in different ecosystems may affect the structure and the productivity of the microbiota colonizing such habitats...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161520/expression-profiling-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-reveals-inhibition-of-dna-replication-licensing-by-extracellular-calcium
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Abhishek Aggarwal, Herbert Schulz, Teresa Manhardt, Martin Bilban, Rajesh V Thakker, Enikö Kallay
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in industrialised societies. Epidemiological studies, animal experiments, and randomized clinical trials have shown that dietary factors can influence all stages of colorectal carcinogenesis, from initiation through promotion to progression. Calcium is one of the factors with a chemoprophylactic effect in colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to understand the molecular mechanisms of the anti-tumorigenic effects of extracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]o) in colon cancer cells...
February 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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