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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732111/characterization-of-metabolic-pathways-and-absorption-of-sea-cucumber-saponins-holothurin-a-and-echinoside-a-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shanshan Song, Lingyu Zhang, Jian Cao, Gao Xiang, Peixu Cong, Ping Dong, Zhaojie Li, Changhu Xue, Yong Xue, Yuming Wang
Sea cucumber saponins (SCSs) exhibit a wide spectrum of bioactivities, but their metabolic characteristics are not well elucidated. In this study, the metabolism of holothurin A (HA) and echinoside A (EA), 2 major saponins in sea cucumber, by gut microflora were investigated. First, we conducted an in vitro study, where in the SCSs were incubated with intestinal microflora and the metabolites were detected by high pressure liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry. We also conducted an in vivo study on rats, where in the intestinal contents, serum, urine, and feces were collected and evaluated after oral administration of SCSs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730858/management-of-children-with-persistent-group-a-streptococcal-carriage
#2
Maria E Zacharioudaki, Emmanouil Galanakis
Chronic GAS carrier state is best defined as the prolonged presence of group A β-haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) in the pharynx without evidence of infection or inflammation. Chronic GAS carriers have a low risk of immune mediated complications. Persistent pharyngeal carriage often raises management issues. In this study, we review the evidence on the management of persistent GAS carriage in children and propose a management algorithm. Areas covered: Chronic GAS pharyngeal carriage is quite common affecting 10-20% of school-aged children...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728393/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-of-detoxified-rhus-verniciflua-sap-on-egg-production-yolk-lipid-and-intestinal-microflora-in-laying-hens
#3
Byoung-Ki An, Je-Hun Kim, Lan Zheng, Byung-Hern Moon, Kyung-Woo Lee
Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary detoxified Rhus verniciflua sap (RVS) on production performance, egg quality, lipid fractions of egg yolk, liver and serum, and the profile of cecal microflora in laying hens. Methods: Two hundred 52-week-old Hy-Line Brown layers were randomly divided into 4 groups with 5 replicates per group (2 hens per cage, 5 cages per replicate) and were provided with one of 4 experimental diets containing 0, 0...
May 14, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727013/changes-in-the-rumen-bacterial-microbiome-of-cattle-exposed-to-ponderosa-pine-needles
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K D Welch, C A Stonecipher, D R Gardner, D Cook, J A Pfister
Consumption of ponderosa pine needles, as well as needles and bark from a number of other trees, can cause abortions in cattle. The abortifacient compounds in these trees are labdane resin acids, including isocupressic acid and agathic acid. Previous research has demonstrated that cattle conditioned to pine needles metabolize the labdane resin acids more quickly than naïve cattle. The results from that study indicated that changes had occurred in the rumen of conditioned cattle. Therefore, in this study, the changes that occurred in the rumen bacterial microflora of cattle during exposure to ponderosa pine needles were evaluated...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726389/anti-melanogenic-effect-of-urolithin-a-and-urolithin-b-the-colonic-metabolites-of-ellagic-acid-in-b16-melanoma-cells
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Shang-Ta Wang, Wei-Chia Chang, Chen Hsu, Nan-Wei Su
Anti-melanogenic agents from natural sources have been widely investigated. Urolithin A (UA) and B (UB), the main gut microflora metabolites of dietary ellagic acid derivatives, have various bioactivities such as anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects. In this study, the metabolites were found to possess depigmentation efficacy by suppressing tyrosinase activity. Both UA and UB could attenuate melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells at non-cytotoxic doses, and UA showed comparable efficacy to positive control, kojic acid group...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715352/commensal-bacterial-modulation-of-the-host-immune-response-to-ameliorate-pain-in-a-murine-model-of-chronic-prostatitis
#6
Stephen F Murphy, Anthony J Schaeffer, Joseph D Done, Marsha L Quick, Utkucan Acar, Praveen Thumbikat
The human commensal microflora plays an essential role in modulating the immune response to control homeostasis. Staphylococcus epidermidis, a commensal bacterium most commonly associated with the skin exerts such effects locally, modulating local immune responses during inflammation and preventing superinfection by pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. Although the prostate is considered by many to be sterile, multiple investigations have shown that small numbers of gram-positive bacterial species such as S...
August 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714069/discriminant-biomarkers-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-associated-to-h1n1-influenza-identified-by-metabolomics-hplc-qtof-ms-ms-platform
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Alessia Ferrarini, Laura Righetti, Ma Paz Martínez, Mariano Fernández, Annalaura Mastrangelo, Juan P Horcajada, Antoni Betbesé, Andrés Esteban, Jordi Ordóñez, Joaquín de Gea, Jesús Ruiz Cabello, Federica Pellati, José A Lorente, Nicolás Nin, Francisco J Rupérez
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a serious complication of influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. Its pathogenesis is unknown, and biomarkers are lacking. Untargeted metabolomics allows the analysis of the whole metabolome in a biological compartment, identifying patterns associated with specific conditions. We hypothesized that LC-MS could help identify discriminant metabolites able to define the metabolic alterations occurring in patients with influenza A (H1N1) virus infection that developed ARDS...
July 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713358/aquarium-viromes-viromes-of-human-managed-aquatic-systems
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Yiseul Kim, William Van Bonn, Tiong G Aw, Joan B Rose
An aquarium ecosystem is home to many animal species providing conditions similar to native aquatic habitats but under highly controlled management. With a growing interest in understanding the interaction of microbiomes and resident animal health within aquarium environments, we undertook a metagenomic survey of viromes in seven aquarium systems with differing physicochemical and resident animal profiles. Our results show that a diverse array of viruses was represented in aquarium viromes, many of which were widespread in different aquarium systems (27 common viral families in all of the aquarium systems)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713083/regional-features-of-the-microbial-landscape-of-urine-and-comparative-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-therapy-in-children-with-cystitis
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Tetyana O Kryuchko, Vira P Kharshman, Inna M Nesina, Nataliia V Kuzmenko, Jaroslava M Oleksiienko
INTRODUCTION: Growing resistance of pathogens to antibiotics, including cross-resistance to other antimicrobial classes that are used in the treatment of recurrent infections of the lower urinary system in children demands constant control of issues of regional antibiotic resistance. In the present days, in the empirical treatment of such patients physicians still choose medications with preserved activity in relation to E. coli. The aim of our study was to investigate the regional features of microbial landscape of urine in children with cystitis and study the efficacy of 7-day administration of Furamag medicinal drug for the treatment of recurrent episodes of this disease in children...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711259/effect-of-dairy-product-environment-on-the-growth-of-bacillus-cereus
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E Tirloni, E Ghelardi, F Celandroni, C Bernardi, S Stella
pH is one of the most important parameters to manage bacterial replication in foodstuffs. In this study, the ability of 2 Bacillus cereus strains, one clinical human isolate (GPe2) and one isolate from a dairy products (D43), were investigated for the in vitro growth at different pH values (from 3.5 to 7.5) at 2 temperatures (15 and 37°C), showing their ability to grow from 5.5 to 7.5 and from 5.0 to 7.5, respectively. The ability of spores of these 2 microorganisms to germinate in different typologies of dairy products (unflavored yogurt, Taleggio cheese, mascarpone cheese, and raw and pasteurized milk) was also investigated by inoculating the spores and maintaining the products at 15°C...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707658/-phototrophic-microorganisms-in-the-symbiotic-communities-of-baikal-sponges-diversity-of-psba-gene-encoding-d1-protein-of-photosystem-ii-sequences
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O V Kaluzhnaya, V B Itskovich
The psbA gene, which encodes a major photosystem II protein (protein II or D1), is a marker for the presence of phototrophic organisms in water communities. We have pioneered the use of this marker for studying the diversity of phototrophic microflora of freshwater invertebrates. The object of the study is the microbial associations accompanying the endemic Baikal sponge Baikalospongia intermedia and the surrounding aquatic microbial community. Analysis of the psbA gene sequences in the examined microbiomes demonstrates the presence of various phototrophic groups, such as Cyanobacteria, Chlorophyta, Heterokonta, Haptophyta, and Ochrophyta algae, as well as cyanophages...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692320/the-probiotic-vsl-3-modulates-colonic-macrophages-inflammation-and-microflora-in-acute-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-colitis
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Raymond A Isidro, Abdon Lopez, Myrella L Cruz, Mayra I Gonzalez Torres, Gladys Chompre, Angel A Isidro, Caroline B Appleyard
The probiotic mixture VSL#3 attenuates colitis in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and in animal models of this condition, but the mechanisms involved are incompletely understood. VSL#3 alters macrophage morphology and secretory profile in vitro in a polarization-dependent manner. We examined the effect of VSL#3 on macrophages in acute trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis. Rats were randomized to normal, colitis, or colitis+VSL#3 groups. After sacrifice, the colons were evaluated for macroscopic and microscopic damage...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686492/effect-of-equilibrated-ph-and-indigenous-spoilage-microorganisms-on-the-inhibition-of-proteolytic-clostridium-botulinum-toxin-production-in-experimental-meals-under-temperature-abuse
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Max C Golden, Brandon J Wanless, Jairus R D David, D Scott Lineback, Ryan J Talley, Bala Kottapalli, Kathleen A Glass
Clostridium botulinum is a foreseeable biological hazard in prepared refrigerated meals that needs to be addressed in food safety plans. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of product composition and storage temperature on the inhibition of botulinum toxin formation in nine experimental meals (meat, vegetable, or carbohydrate based). Treatments were inoculated with proteolytic C. botulinum, vacuum packaged, cooked at 90°C for 10 min, and assayed for botulinum toxin in samples stored at 25°C for up to 96 h for phase 1, or at 25°C for 12 h and then transferred to 12...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684576/draft-genome-sequence-of-enterococcus-faecalis-atcc-baa-2128
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Catherine Putonti, Laurynas Kalesinskas, Evan Cudone, Kathleen C Engelbrecht, David W Koenig, Alan J Wolfe
While a part of the native gut microflora, the Gram-positive bacterium Enterococcus faecalis can lead to serious infections elsewhere in the body. The draft genome of E. faecalis strain ATCC BAA-2128, isolated from piglet feces, was examined. This draft genome consists of 42 contigs, 12 of which exhibit homology to annotated plasmids.
July 6, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674926/enhancement-of-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-levels-using-an-autochthonous-lactobacillus-futsaii-cs3-as-starter-culture-in-thai-fermented-shrimp-kung-som
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Chatthaphisuth Sanchart, Onnicha Rattanaporn, Dietmar Haltrich, Pimpimol Phukpattaranont, Suppasil Maneerat
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid, which has a variety of well-characterized beneficial physiological functions. In order to improve GABA levels and the fermentation process of Thai fermented shrimp (Kung-Som), autochthonous Lactobacillus futsaii CS3 was inoculated as a starter culture into Kung-Som, and its effects on the quality of Kung-Som were studied. The optimal conditions for GABA production in Kung-Som as obtained by response surface methodology (RSM) using a central composite design (CCD) were an inoculum size of roughly 10(7) CFU/g (X1) of L...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671293/long-term-effects-of-sulfidized-silver-nanoparticles-in-sewage-sludge-on-soil-microflora
#16
Marco Kraas, Karsten Schlich, Burkhard Knopf, Franziska Wege, Ralf Kägi, Konstantin Terytze, Kerstin Hund-Rinke
The use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products such as textiles, leads to a discharge of AgNPs into wastewater and consequently to a transfer of the AgNPs to soil ecosystems via biosolids used as fertilizer. In urban wastewater systems (e.g. sewer, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), anaerobic digesters) AgNPs are efficiently converted into sparingly soluble silver sulfides (Ag2 S), mitigating the toxicity of the AgNPs. However, long-term studies on the bioavailability and effects of sulfidized AgNPs on soil microorganisms are lacking...
July 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661219/feeding-of-the-water-extract-from-ganoderma-lingzhi-to-rats-modulates-secondary-bile-acids-intestinal-microflora-mucins-and-propionate-important-to-colon-cancer
#17
Yongshou Yang, Dwi Eva Nirmagustina, Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee, Yukako Okazaki, Hiroyuki Tomotake, Norihisa Kato
Consumption of reishi mushroom has been reported to prevent colon carcinogenesis in rodents, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To investigate this effect, rats were fed a high-fat diet supplemented with 5% water extract from either the reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lingzhi) (WGL) or the auto-digested reishi G. lingzhi (AWGL) for three weeks. Both extracts markedly reduced fecal secondary bile acids, such as lithocholic acid and deoxycholic acid (colon carcinogens). These extracts reduced the numbers of Clostridium coccoides and Clostridium leptum (secondary bile acids-producing bacteria) in a per g of cecal digesta...
June 29, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659893/live-probiotic-lactobacillus-johnsonii-bs15-promotes-growth-performance-and-lowers-fat-deposition-by-improving-lipid-metabolism-intestinal-development-and-gut-microflora-in-broilers
#18
Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Xiaodan Qing, Dong Zeng, Min Luo, Lei Liu, Guangyao Li, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing
Numerous studies have focused on the beneficial effects of probiotics in animals. Even so, additional information should be obtained about the mechanisms by which a useful probiotic strain successfully exerts such beneficial effects. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the dietary supplementation of both live and disrupted Lactobacillus johnsonii (LJ) strain BS15 in broilers at different ages. Specifically, growth performance, lipid metabolism, gut microbiota, intestinal development, and digestive ability of the broilers were assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659559/microflora-in-the-soft-tissue-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-exposed-to-the-harmful-microalga-heterosigma-akashiwo
#19
Shinkuro Takenaka, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Shusaku Kadowaki, Suguru Okunishi, Hiroto Maeda
 A marine raphidophyte Heterosigma akashiwo is a causative agent of harmful microalgal blooms, which often cause the massive mortality of aquacultured finfish. In the present study, the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas was reared with H. akashiwo, and effect of the microalga on filter-feeding behavior and microflora of the gastrointestinal tract was investigated. The intake of the raphidophyte cells inhibited the molluscan filter-feeding activities, suggesting the negative physiological effect of the microalgal cell contents...
2017: Biocontrol Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658908/an-in-vitro-comparative-evaluation-of-disinfectants-on-standard-and-clinical-microbial-strains-on-heat-cure-resins
#20
Karuna Gajanan Pawashe, Shivsagar Tewary, Pronob Kumar Sanyal, Kumar Nilesh
INTRODUCTION: Oral cavity is colonised by numerous micro-organisms that form a biofilm on the acrylic resin. Hence, routine hygiene is essential to prevent oral mucosal inflammation and lesions. Knowledge of appropriate disinfecting agents for acrylic resins is crucial in this context. AIM: To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of four commercially available disinfectants on heat cure acrylic resin specimens contaminated with standard and clinical strains of two micro-organisms commonly inhabiting the oral microflora...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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