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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150660/gene-expression-profile-changes-in-the-jejunum-of-weaned-piglets-after-oral-administration-of-lactobacillus-or-an-antibiotic
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Dongyan Zhang, Tingting Shang, Yan Huang, Sixin Wang, Hui Liu, Jing Wang, Yamin Wang, Haifeng Ji, Rijun Zhang
The small intestine plays an essential role in the health and well-being of animals. Previous studies have shown that Lactobacillus has a protective effect on intestinal morphology, intestinal epithelium integrity and appropriate maturation of gut-associated tissues. Here, gene expression in jejunum tissue of weaned piglets was investigated by RNA-seq analysis after administration of sterile saline, Lactobacillus reuteri, or an antibiotic (chlortetracycline). In total, 401 and 293 genes were significantly regulated by chlortetracycline and L...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144463/a-single-cell-survey-of-the-small-intestinal-epithelium
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Adam L Haber, Moshe Biton, Noga Rogel, Rebecca H Herbst, Karthik Shekhar, Christopher Smillie, Grace Burgin, Toni M Delorey, Michael R Howitt, Yarden Katz, Itay Tirosh, Semir Beyaz, Danielle Dionne, Mei Zhang, Raktima Raychowdhury, Wendy S Garrett, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Hai Ning Shi, Omer Yilmaz, Ramnik J Xavier, Aviv Regev
Intestinal epithelial cells absorb nutrients, respond to microbes, function as a barrier and help to coordinate immune responses. Here we report profiling of 53,193 individual epithelial cells from the small intestine and organoids of mice, which enabled the identification and characterization of previously unknown subtypes of intestinal epithelial cell and their gene signatures. We found unexpected diversity in hormone-secreting enteroendocrine cells and constructed the taxonomy of newly identified subtypes, and distinguished between two subtypes of tuft cell, one of which expresses the epithelial cytokine Tslp and the pan-immune marker CD45, which was not previously associated with non-haematopoietic cells...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141958/dna-methylation-defines-regional-identity-of-human-intestinal-epithelial-organoids-and-undergoes-dynamic-changes-during-development
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Judith Kraiczy, Komal M Nayak, Kate J Howell, Alexander Ross, Jessica Forbester, Camilla Salvestrini, Roxana Mustata, Sally Perkins, Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Esther Leenen, Anke Liebert, Ludovic Vallier, Philip C Rosenstiel, Oliver Stegle, Gordon Dougan, Robert Heuschkel, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Matthias Zilbauer
OBJECTIVE: Human intestinal epithelial organoids (IEOs) are increasingly being recognised as a highly promising translational research tool. However, our understanding of their epigenetic molecular characteristics and behaviour in culture remains limited. DESIGN: We performed genome-wide DNA methylation and transcriptomic profiling of human IEOs derived from paediatric/adult and fetal small and large bowel as well as matching purified human gut epithelium. Furthermore, organoids were subjected to in vitro differentiation and genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology...
November 15, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137145/dietary-pea-fiber-supplementation-improves-glycemia-and-induces-changes-in-the-composition-of-gut-microbiota-serum-short-chain-fatty-acid-profile-and-expression-of-mucins-in-glucose-intolerant-rats
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Zohre Hashemi, Janelle Fouhse, Hyun Seun Im, Catherine B Chan, Benjamin P Willing
Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial impact of dried peas and their components on glucose tolerance; however, the role of gut microbiota as a potential mediator is not fully examined. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary supplementation with raw and cooked pea seed coats (PSC) on glucose tolerance, microbial composition of the gut, select markers of intestinal barrier function, and short chain fatty acid profile in glucose intolerant rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were fed high fat diet (HFD) for six weeks to induce glucose intolerance, followed by four weeks of feeding PSC-supplemented diets...
November 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124968/probiotic-bacteria-cell-walls-stimulate-the-activity-of-the-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-macrophage-functionality
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J M Lemme-Dumit, M A Polti, G Perdigón, C Maldonado Galdeano
The effect of oral administration of probiotic bacteria cell walls (PBCWs) in the stimulation of the immune system in healthy BALB/c mice was evaluated. We focused our investigation mainly on intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) which are essential for coordinating an adequate mucosal immune response and on the functionality of macrophages. The probiotic bacteria and their cell walls were able to stimulate the IECs exhibiting an important activation and cytokine releases. Supplementation with PBCWs promoted macrophage activation from peritoneum and spleen, indicating that the PBCWs oral administration was able to improve the functionality of the macrophages...
November 10, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118753/intestinal-epithelial-cell-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pathogenesis-an-update-review
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Xiaoshi Ma, Zhaolai Dai, Kaiji Sun, Yunchang Zhang, Jingqing Chen, Ying Yang, Patrick Tso, Guoyao Wu, Zhenlong Wu
The intestinal epithelial cells serve essential roles in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, which relies on appropriate endoplasmic reticulum (ER) function for proper protein folding, modification, and secretion. Exogenous or endogenous risk factors with an ability to disturb the ER function can impair the intestinal barrier function and activate inflammatory responses in the host. The last decade has witnessed considerable progress in the understanding of the functional role of ER stress and unfolded protein response (UPR) in the gut homeostasis and its significant contribution to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109724/actors-and-factors-in-the-resolution-of-intestinal-inflammation-lipid-mediators-as-a-new-approach-to-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Federica Ungaro, Federica Rubbino, Silvio Danese, Silvia D'Alessio
In the last few decades, the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in genetically predisposed subjects susceptible to specific environmental factors has been attributed to disturbance of both the immune and non-immune system and/or to the imbalanced interactions with microbes. However, increasing evidences support the idea that defects in pro-resolving pathways might strongly contribute to IBD onset. The resolution of inflammation is now recognized as a dynamic event coordinated by specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (LMs), which dampen inflammation-sustaining events, such as angiogenesis, release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, clearance of apoptotic cells, and microorganisms...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109720/an-organismal-model-for-gene-regulatory-networks-in-the-gut-associated-immune-response
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Katherine M Buckley, Jonathan P Rast
The gut epithelium is an ancient site of complex communication between the animal immune system and the microbial world. While elements of self-non-self receptors and effector mechanisms differ greatly among animal phyla, some aspects of recognition, regulation, and response are broadly conserved. A gene regulatory network (GRN) approach provides a means to investigate the nature of this conservation and divergence even as more peripheral functional details remain incompletely understood. The sea urchin embryo is an unparalleled experimental model for detangling the GRNs that govern embryonic development...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108861/a-slippery-slope-on-the-origin-role-and-physiology-of-mucus
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Farhan Taherali, Felipe Varum, Abdul W Basit
The mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, eyes, nose, lungs, cervix and vagina is lined by epithelium interspersed with mucus-secreting goblet cells, all of which contribute to their unique functions. This mucus provides an integral defence to the epithelium against noxious agents and pathogens. However, it can equally act as a barrier to drugs and delivery systems targeting epithelial passive and active transport mechanisms. This review highlights the various mucins expressed at different mucosal surfaces on the human body, and their role in creating a mucoid architecture to protect epithelia with specialized functions...
November 3, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094594/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-leaky-gut-modeled-using-polarized-monolayers-of-primary-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Aadra P Bhatt, Dulan B Gunasekara, Jennifer Speer, Mark I Reed, Alexis N Peña, Bentley R Midkiff, Scott T Magness, Scott J Bultman, Nancy L Allbritton, Matthew R Redinbo
The intestinal epithelium provides a critical barrier that separates the gut microbiota from host tissues. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are efficacious analgesics and antipyretics and are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. In addition to gastric damage, NSAIDs are toxic to the intestinal epithelium, causing erosions, perforations, and longitudinal ulcers in the gut. Here, we use a unique in vitro human primary small intestinal cell monolayer system to pinpoint the intestinal consequences of NSAID treatment...
November 10, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083253/brood-pouch-mediated-polystyrene-nanoparticle-uptake-during-daphnia-magna-embryogenesis
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Nadja R Brun, Margreet M T Beenakker, Ellard R Hunting, Dieter Ebert, Martina G Vijver
Nanoplastic debris is currently expected to be ubiquitously distributed in aquatic environments and an emerging environmental issue affecting organisms across trophic levels. While ingestion of particles receives most attention, other routes of uptake and cellular accumulation remain unexplored. Here, the planktonic filter feeder Daphnia magna was used to track routes of uptake and target tissues of polystyrene nanoparticles (PSNPs). A sublethal concentration of 5 mg L(-1) fluorescent PSNPs (25 nm) was used to monitor accumulation in adult animals as well as their embryos in the open brood pouch...
October 30, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077918/the-interactive-effect-of-dietary-n-6-%C3%A2-n-3-fatty-acid-ratio-and-vitamin-e-level-on-tissue-lipid-peroxidation-dna-damage-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-gut-morphology-in-chickens-of-different-ages
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P Konieczka, M Barszcz, M Choct, S Smulikowska
Feeding chickens diets high in n-3 fatty acids (FA) increases their incorporation into tissue lipids, but leads to oxidative stress in cells. This study investigated the effect of the dietary polyunsaturated FA ratio (PUFA n-6: n-3) and vitamin E (vE) level on DNA damage and morphological changes in the gut epithelium of chickens. One-day-old female broiler chicks (n = 176) were divided into 4 groups fed for 43 d diets with a high (HR) or low (LR) PUFA n-6: n-3 ratio and supplemented with 50 or 300 mg vE kg-1...
October 25, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075899/immunoglobulin-a-and-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Tatsuo Inamine, Bernd Schnabl
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is a major immunoglobulin isotype in the gut and plays a role in maintenance of gut homeostasis. Secretory IgA (SIgA) has multiple functions in the gut, such as to regulate microbiota composition, to protect intestinal epithelium from pathogenic microorganisms, and to help for immune-system development. The liver is the front-line organ that receives gut-derived products through the portal vein, implying that the liver could be severely affected by a disrupted intestinal homeostasis. Indeed, some liver diseases like alcoholic liver disease are associated with an altered composition of gut microbiota and increased blood endotoxin levels...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074485/animal-models-of-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-translational-relevance-and-challenges
#14
Per T Sangild, René Liang Shen, Peter Erik Lotko Pontoppidan, Mathias Rathe
Chemotherapy for cancer patients induces damaging tissue reactions along the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This chemotherapy-induced mucositis (CIM) is a serious side effect of cytotoxic drugs and several animal models of CIM have been developed to help understand the progression of CIM, and how to prevent it. Animal models allow highly controlled experimental conditions, detailed organ (e.g. GIT) insights, standardized, clinically-relevant treatment regimens and discovery of new biomarkers...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073082/transcription-factor-isx-mediates-the-cross-talk-between-diet-and-immunity
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Made Airanthi K Widjaja-Adhi, Grzegorz Palczewski, Kali Dale, Elizabeth A Knauss, Mary E Kelly, Marcin Golczak, Alan D Levine, Johannes von Lintig
The intestinal epithelium is a major site for the conversion of dietary β-carotene to retinaldehyde by the enzyme BCO1. The majority of retinaldehyde is further metabolized to retinol (vitamin A), esterified and packaged into triacylglycerol-rich chylomicrons for bodily distribution. Some serve on-site for the synthesis of retinoic acid, a hormone-like compound, which exerts pleiotropic and dominant effects on gastrointestinal immunity. We report here that the intestine-specific homeobox protein ISX is critical to control the metabolic flow of β-carotene through this important branching point of vitamin A metabolism...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057975/antibiotics-ameliorate-lupus-like-symptoms-in-mice
#16
Qinghui Mu, Vincent J Tavella, Jay L Kirby, Thomas E Cecere, Matthias Chung, Jiyoung Lee, Song Li, S Ansar Ahmed, Kristin Eden, Irving Coy Allen, Christopher M Reilly, Xin M Luo
Gut microbiota and the immune system interact to maintain tissue homeostasis, but whether this interaction is involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is unclear. Here we report that oral antibiotics given during active disease removed harmful bacteria from the gut microbiota and attenuated SLE-like disease in lupus-prone mice. Using MRL/lpr mice, we showed that antibiotics given after disease onset ameliorated systemic autoimmunity and kidney histopathology. They decreased IL-17-producing cells and increased the level of circulating IL-10...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057588/gub06-046-a-novel-secretin-glucagon-like-peptide-1-co-agonist-decreases-food-intake-improves-glycemic-control-and-preserves-beta-cell-mass-in-diabetic-mice
#17
Søren B van Witteloostuijn, Louise S Dalbøge, Gitte Hansen, Søren Roi Midtgaard, Grethe Vestergaard Jensen, Knud J Jensen, Niels Vrang, Jacob Jelsing, Søren L Pedersen
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment of obesity, which has spurred an interest in developing pharmaceutical mimetics. It is thought that the marked body weight-lowering effects of bariatric surgery involve stimulated secretion of appetite-regulating gut hormones, including glucagon-like peptide 1. We here report that intestinal expression of secretin is markedly upregulated in a rat model of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, suggesting an additional role of secretin in the beneficial metabolic effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040501/tissue-damage-induced-midgut-stem-cell-proliferation-and-microbial-dysbiosis-in-spodoptera-litura
#18
Neeti Pandey, Raman Rajagopal
In the past decade, gut microbiota has come to the fore in search for the cause of disregulation in intestinal homeostasis. Here, we report a possible link between gut microbial dynamics and stress-inducing factors using the leaf worm moth Spodoptera litura as a model organism. Investigation reveals that S. litura exhibits dysbiosis i.e. alteration in the gut microbiota composition that might induce or suppress inflammation upon exposure to dextran sulfate sodium salt, a tissue damaging agent (DSS, 40 kD). It primarily corresponds to an expansion of the bacterial phylotypes Enterobacter sp...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038658/the-peyer-s-patch-mononuclear-phagocyte-system-at-steady-state-and-during-infection
#19
REVIEW
Clément Da Silva, Camille Wagner, Johnny Bonnardel, Jean-Pierre Gorvel, Hugues Lelouard
The gut represents a potential entry site for a wide range of pathogens including protozoa, bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Consequently, it is protected by one of the largest and most diversified population of immune cells of the body. Its surveillance requires the constant sampling of its encounters by dedicated sentinels composed of follicles and their associated epithelium located in specialized area. In the small intestine, Peyer's patches (PPs) are the most important of these mucosal immune response inductive sites...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031501/dna-methylation-and-transcription-patterns-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-from-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-differentiate-disease-subtypes-and-associate-with-outcome
#20
K J Howell, J Kraiczy, K M Nayak, M Gasparetto, A Ross, C Lee, T N Mak, B-K Koo, N Kumar, T Lawley, A Sinha, P Rosenstiel, R Heuschkel, O Stegle, M Zilbauer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We analyzed DNA methylation patterns and transcriptomes of primary intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) of children newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to learn more about pathogenesis. METHODS: We obtained mucosal biopsies (n=236) collected from terminal ileum and ascending and sigmoid colons of children (median age=13) newly diagnosed with IBD (43 with Crohn's disease [CD], 23 with ulcerative colitis [UC]), and 30 children without IBD (controls)...
October 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
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