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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743462/bacteriophages-in-the-human-gut-our-fellow-travelers-throughout-life-and-potential-biomarkers-of-heath-or-disease
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REVIEW
Babak Bakhshinejad, Saeedeh Ghiasvand
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is populated by a huge variety of viruses. Bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) constitute the largest and the most unrecognized part of virome. The total bacteriophage community of the human gut is called phageome. Phages colonize the gut from the earliest moments of life and become our fellow travelers throughout life. Phageome seems to be unique to each individual and shows a high degree of interpersonal variation. In the healthy gut, a vast majority of phages have a lysogenic lifestyle...
July 22, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738195/proteomic-and-genetics-insights-on-the-response-of-the-bacteriocinogenic-lactobacillus-sakei-crl1862-during-biofilm-formation-on-stainless-steel-surface-at-10%C3%A2-c
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Mariana Pérez-Ibarreche, Lucía M Mendoza, Graciela Vignolo, Silvina Fadda
Some lactic acid bacteria have the ability to form biofilms on food-industry surfaces and this property could be used to control food pathogens colonization. Lactobacillus sakei CR1862 was selected considering its bacteriocinogenic nature and ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces at low temperatures. In this study, the proteome of L. sakei CRL1862 grown either under biofilm on stainless steel surface and planktonic modes of growth at 10°C, was investigated. Using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 29 out of 43 statistically significant spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736979/in-vitro-characteristics-of-lactobacillus-spp-strains-isolated-from-the-chicken-digestive-tract-and-their-role-in-the-inhibition-of-campylobacter-colonization
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Patrycja A Kobierecka, Agnieszka K Wyszyńska, Tamara Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, Maciej Kuczkowski, Anna Tuzimek, Wioletta Piotrowska, Adrian Górecki, Iwona Adamska, Alina Wieliczko, Jacek Bardowski, Elżbieta K Jagusztyn-Krynicka
Campylobacter jejuni/coli infections are the leading cause of bacterial diarrheal illnesses in humans. Many epidemiological studies indicate that improperly prepared meat from chickens that carry a high load of Campylobacter in their intestinal tracts is the key source of human infections. LAB, mainly members of the Lactococcus and Lactobacillus genera, increasingly have been tested as vehicles for the delivery of heterologous bacterial or viral antigens to animal mucosal immune systems. Thus, the objective of this study was to isolate, identify, and characterize Lactobacillus spp...
July 24, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735462/effect-of-decreased-bcaa-synthesis-through-disruption-of-ilvc-gene-on-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Gyu-Lee Kim, Seungyeop Lee, Truc Thanh Luong, Cuong Thach Nguyen, Sang-Sang Park, Suhkneung Pyo, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. It causes a variety of life-threatening infections such as pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis. In bacterial physiology, the metabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) plays an important role in virulence. Nonetheless, the function of IlvC, one of the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of BCAAs, in S. pneumoniae remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that downregulation of BCAA biosynthesis by ilvC ablation can diminish BCAA concentration and expression of pneumolysin (Ply) and LytA, and subsequently attenuate virulence...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733944/the-gastric-and-intestinal-microbiome-role-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Artem Minalyan, Lilit Gabrielyan, David Scott, Jonathan Jacobs, Joseph R Pisegna
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The discovery of Helicobacter pylori and other organisms colonizing the stomach and the intestines has shed some light on the importance of microbiome in maintaining overall health and developing pathological conditions when alterations in biodiversity are present. The gastric acidity plays a crucial role in filtering out bacteria and preventing development of enteric infections. In this article, we discuss the physiology of gastric acid secretion and bacterial contribution to the composition of gastric and intestinal barriers and review the current literature on the role of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the microbial biodiversity of the gastrointestinal tract...
August 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721563/terrestrial-adaptation-of-green-algae-klebsormidium-and-zygnema-charophyta-involves-diversity-in-photosynthetic-traits-but-not-in-co2-acquisition
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Mattia Pierangelini, David Ryšánek, Ingeborg Lang, Wolfram Adlassnig, Andreas Holzinger
The basal streptophyte Klebsormidium and the advanced Zygnema show adaptation to terrestrialization. Differences are found in photoprotection and resistance to short-term light changes, but not in CO 2 acquisition. Streptophyte green algae colonized land about 450-500 million years ago giving origin to terrestrial plants. We aim to understand how their physiological adaptations are linked to the ecological conditions (light, water and CO2) characterizing modern terrestrial habitats. A new Klebsormidium isolate from a strongly acidic environment of a former copper mine (Schwarzwand, Austria) is investigated, in comparison to Klebsormidium cf...
July 18, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717367/cells-of-human-breast-milk
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REVIEW
Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny, Ewa Kaminska-El-Hassan
Human milk is a complex fluid that has developed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of infants. In addition to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and other biologically active components, breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and a heterogeneous population of cells with unclear physiological roles and health implications. Noteworthy cellular components of breast milk include progenitor/stem cells. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge of breast milk cells, including leukocytes, epithelial cells, stem cells and potentially probiotic bacteria...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714894/carbonic-anhydrase-from-porphyromonas-gingivalis-as-a-drug-target
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Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
Periodontitis originates from a microbial synergy causing the development of a mouth microbial imbalance (dysbiosis), consisting of a microbial community composed of anaerobic bacteria. Most studies concerning the treatment of periodontitis have primarily take into account the Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, because it is a prominent component of the oral microbiome and a successful colonizer of the oral epithelium. Here, we focus our attention on the study of the carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4...
July 15, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712300/a-continuous-intestinal-absorption-model-based-on-the-convection-diffusion-equation
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Swati Nagar, Richard C Korzekwa, Ken Korzekwa
Prediction of the rate and extent of drug absorption upon oral dosing needs models that capture the complexities of both the drug molecule and intestinal physiology. We report here the development of a continuous intestinal absorption model based on the convection-diffusion equation. The model includes explicit enterocyte apical membrane and intracellular lipid radial compartments along the length of the intestine. Physiologic functions along length x are built into the model, and include velocity, diffusion, surface areas, and pH of the intestine...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702022/preparing-the-gut-with-antibiotics-enhances-gut-microbiota-reprogramming-efficiency-by-promoting-xenomicrobiota-colonization
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Shou K Ji, Hui Yan, Tao Jiang, Chun Y Guo, Jing J Liu, Shuang Z Dong, Kai L Yang, Ya J Wang, Zhi J Cao, Sheng L Li
Gut microbiota plays multiple important roles in intestinal and physiological homeostasis, and using fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) to reprogram gut microbiota has demonstrated promise for redressing intestinal and physiological disorders. This study tested the alterations in reprogramming efficiency caused by different gut preparation procedures and explored the associated underlying mechanisms. We prepared the guts of mice for FMT by administering one of the three most-clinically used pretreatments [antibiotics, bowel cleansing (BC) solution, or no pretreatment], and we found that preparing the gut with antibiotics induced a more efficient modification of the gut bacterial community than was induced by either of the other two pretreatment types...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699375/novel-insights-into-tat-pathway-in-xanthomonas-oryzae-pv-oryzae-stress-adaption-and-virulence-identification-and-characterization-of-tat-dependent-translocation-proteins
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Guichun Wu, Panpan Su, Bo Wang, Yuqiang Zhang, Guoliang Qian, Fengquan Liu
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, an economically important bacterium, causes a serious disease in rice production worldwide called bacterial leaf blight. How X. oryzae pv. oryzae infects rice and causes symptoms remains incompletely understood. Our earlier works demonstrated that the twin-arginine translocation (Tat) pathway plays an vital role in X. oryzae pv. oryzae fitness and virulence but the underlying mechanism is unknown. In this study, we used strain PXO99(A) as a working model, and identified 15 potential Tat-dependent translocation proteins (TDTP) by using comparative proteomics and bioinformatics analyses...
July 12, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698550/the-psmp-ccr2-interactions-trigger-monocyte-macrophage-dependent-colitis
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Xiaolei Pei, Danfeng Zheng, Shaoping She, Jing Ma, Changyuan Guo, Xiaoning Mo, Yingmei Zhang, Quansheng Song, Yu Zhang, Dalong Ma, Ying Wang
Monocytes/macrophages have been found to be an important component of colitis. However, the key chemokine that initiates the CCR2(+) monocytes migration from circulation to colitis tissue remains to be undiscovered. PC3-secreted microprotein (PSMP) is a novel chemokine whose receptor is CCR2. The physiological and pathological functions of PSMP have not yet been reported. In this study, PSMP was found to be expressed in colitis and colonic tumor tissues from patients and significantly up-regulated in mouse DSS-induced colitis tissues...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694796/evolutionary-diversification-of-alanine-transaminases-in-yeast-catabolic-specialization-and-biosynthetic-redundancy
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Ximena Escalera-Fanjul, Carlos Campero-Basaldua, Maritrini Colón, James González, Dariel Márquez, Alicia González
Gene duplication is one of the major evolutionary mechanisms providing raw material for the generation of genes with new or modified functions. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae originated after an allopolyploidization event, which involved mating between two different ancestral yeast species. ScALT1 and ScALT2 codify proteins with 65% identity, which were proposed to be paralogous alanine transaminases. Further analysis of their physiological role showed that while ScALT1 encodes an alanine transaminase which constitutes the main pathway for alanine biosynthesis and the sole pathway for alanine catabolism, ScAlt2 does not display alanine transaminase activity and is not involved in alanine metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694116/effect-of-bladder-distension-on-doses-to-organs-at-risk-in-pulsed-dose-rate-3d-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Jean Philippe Nesseler, Claire Charra-Brunaud, Julia Salleron, Jean François Py, Andres Huertas, Emilie Meknaci, Florent Courrech, Didier Peiffert, Sophie Renard-Oldrini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of bladder distension on doses to organs at risk in patients treated with 3D image-guided adaptive pulsed-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy (BT) for locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-two patients who had previously been treated by external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), underwent BT treatment planning to a pelvic MRI (or a CT scan in case of contraindication) after their bladder was filled with 100 cc of physiological saline (full bladder)...
July 7, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693612/genome-resolved-metaproteomic-characterization-of-preterm-infant-gut-microbiota-development-reveals-species-specific-metabolic-shifts-and-variabilities-during-early-life
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Weili Xiong, Christopher T Brown, Michael J Morowitz, Jillian F Banfield, Robert L Hettich
BACKGROUND: Establishment of the human gut microbiota begins at birth. This early-life microbiota development can impact host physiology during infancy and even across an entire life span. However, the functional stability and population structure of the gut microbiota during initial colonization remain poorly understood. Metaproteomics is an emerging technology for the large-scale characterization of metabolic functions in complex microbial communities (gut microbiota). RESULTS: We applied a metagenome-informed metaproteomic approach to study the temporal and inter-individual differences of metabolic functions during microbial colonization of preterm human infants' gut...
July 10, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687644/genome-scale-model-and-omics-analysis-of-metabolic-capacities-of-akkermansia-muciniphila-reveal-a-preferential-mucin-degrading-lifestyle
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Noora Ottman, Mark Davids, Maria Suarez-Diez, Sjef Boeren, Peter J Schaap, Vitor A P Martins Dos Santos, Hauke Smidt, Clara Belzer, Willem M de Vos
The composition and activity of the microbiota in the human gastrointestinal tract is primarily shaped by nutrients derived either from food or the host. Bacteria colonizing the mucus layer have evolved to use mucin as a carbon and energy source. One of the members of the mucosa-associated microbiota is Akkermansia muciniphila, which is capable of producing an extensive repertoire of mucin-degrading enzymes. To further study substrate utilization abilities of A. muciniphila, we constructed a genome-scale metabolic model to test amino acid auxotrophy, vitamin biosynthesis, and sugar degrading capacities...
July 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685162/in-vivo-indicators-of-cytoplasmic-vacuolar-and-extracellular-ph-using-phluorin2-in-candida-albicans
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Hélène Tournu, Arturo Luna-Tapia, Brian M Peters, Glen E Palmer
Environmental or chemically induced stresses often trigger physiological responses that regulate intracellular pH. As such, the capacity to detect pH changes in real time and within live cells is of fundamental importance to essentially all aspects of biology. In this respect, pHluorin, a pH-sensitive variant of green fluorescent protein, has provided an invaluable tool to detect such responses. Here, we report the adaptation of pHluorin2 (PHL2), a substantially brighter variant of pHluorin, for use with the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680685/humans-permanently-occupied-the-andean-highlands-by-at-least-7%C3%A2-ka
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Randall Haas, Ioana C Stefanescu, Alexander Garcia-Putnam, Mark S Aldenderfer, Mark T Clementz, Melissa S Murphy, Carlos Viviano Llave, James T Watson
High-elevation environments above 2500 metres above sea level (m.a.s.l.) were among the planet's last frontiers of human colonization. Research on the speed and tempo of this colonization process is active and holds implications for understanding rates of genetic, physiological and cultural adaptation in our species. Permanent occupation of high-elevation environments in the Andes Mountains of South America tentatively began with hunter-gatherers around 9 ka according to current archaeological estimates, though the timing is currently debated...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674771/a-review-of-the-physiology-of-a-survival-expert-of-big-freeze-deep-snow-and-an-empty-stomach-the-boreal-raccoon-dog-nyctereutes-procyonoides
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Anne-Mari Mustonen, Petteri Nieminen
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is an invasive canid originating from eastern Asia. Here, we review its physiological adaptations to wintering, with an emphasis on northern Europe, where the raccoon dog spends the coldest part of the year in winter sleep. The timing of physiological changes related to wintering is connected to photoperiod by melatonin. In preparation to winter, raccoon dogs display autumnal hyperphagia and fattening probably regulated by the interaction of several peptide hormones...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674748/platelet-activating-factor-podoplanin-from-discovery-to-drug-development
#20
Ai Takemoto, Kenichi Miyata, Naoya Fujita
Tumor cell-induced platelet aggregation facilitates hematogenous metastasis by promoting tumor embolization, preventing immunological assaults and shear stress, and the platelet-releasing growth factors support tumor growth and invasion. Podoplanin, also known as Aggrus, is a type I transmembrane mucin-like glycoprotein and is expressed on wide range of tumor cells. Podoplanin has a role in platelet aggregation and metastasis formation through the binding to its platelet receptor, C-type lectin-like receptor 2 (CLEC-2)...
July 3, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
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