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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147105/depletion-of-stercobilin-in-fecal-matter-from-a-mouse-model-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Emily R Sekera, Heather L Rudolph, Stephen D Carro, Michael J Morales, Glenna C L Bett, Randall L Rasmusson, Troy D Wood
Introduction: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders lacking a clinical biomarker for diagnosis. Emerging evidence shows that intestinal microflora from ASD subjects can be distinguished from controls, suggesting metabolite differences due to the action of intestinal microbes may provide a means for identifying potential biomarkers for ASD. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine if quantitative differences in levels of stercobilin and stercobilinogen, metabolites produced by biological action of intestinal microflora, exist in the fecal matter between an ASD mouse model population and controls...
November 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143555/qualitative-and-quantitative-prediction-of-human-in-vivo-metabolic-pathways-in-a-human-hepatocyte-murine-stromal-cell-co-culture-model
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Kenneth C Cassidy, Ping Yi
1. This study assessed the value of a static in vitro human hepatocyte-murine stromal cell co-culture model to qualitatively and quantitatively predict human in vivo metabolic clearance pathways using (14)C-labeled test compounds and compared these results to an in vitro suspended human hepatocyte model and the in vivo human (14)C ADME studies. 2. Test compounds represented a diverse set of clearance pathways (Phase I and Phase II). Compounds were incubated for 4 h in suspended human hepatocytes and for 24 and 168 h in the human co-culture model...
November 16, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138620/cutaneous-microflora-from-geographically-isolated-groups-of-bradysia-agrestis-an-insect-vector-of-diverse-plant-pathogens
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Jong Myong Park, Young-Hyun You, Jong-Han Park, Hyeong-Hwan Kim, Sa-Youl Ghim, Chang-Gi Back
Larvae of Bradysia agrestis, an insect vector that transports plant pathogens, were sampled from geographically isolated regions in Korea to identify their cutaneous fungal and bacterial flora. Sampled areas were chosen within the distribution range of B. agrestis; each site was more than 91 km apart to ensure geographical segregation. We isolated 76 microbial (fungi and bacteria) strains (site 1, 29; site 2, 29; site 3, 18 strains) that were identified on the basis of morphological differences. Species identification was molecularly confirmed by determination of universal fungal internal transcribed spacer and bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences in comparison to sequences in the EzTaxon database and the NCBI GenBank database, and their phylogenetic relationships were determined...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137160/the-influence-of-toothpaste-containing-australian-melaleuca-alternifolia-oil-and-ethanolic-extract-of-polish-propolis-on-oral-hygiene-and-microbiome-in-patients-requiring-conservative-procedures
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Tomasz Piekarz, Anna Mertas, Karolina Wiatrak, Rafał Rój, Patryk Kownacki, Joanna Śmieszek-Wilczewska, Ewelina Kopczyńska, Maciej Wrzoł, Maria Cisowska, Ewelina Szliszka, Zenon P Czuba, Iwona Niedzielska, Tadeusz Morawiec
The study was based on the use of a toothpaste with antiphlogistic activity, containing Australian Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil-TTO) and ethanolic extract of Polish propolis (EEP). Fifty-one patients with varying conditions of the gingiva were divided into two groups. The study group received the toothpaste with TTO and EEP, while the control group received the same toothpaste but without TTO and EEP. Approximal plaque index (API), simplified oral hygiene index (OHI-s) and modified sulcus bleeding index (mSBI) were assessed in three subsequent stages...
November 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131334/antioxidant-activities-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-for-quality-improvement-of-fermented-sausage
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Yulong Zhang, Ping Hu, Lijiao Lou, Jianlong Zhan, Min Fan, Dan Li, Qianwei Liao
Lactobacillus curvatus (SR6) and Lactobacillus paracasei (SR10-1) were assessed for their antioxidant activities and inoculated into sausages to investigate their effects on quality during fermentation. The results showed that L. curvatus SR6 had better DPPH• scavenging activity (59.67% ± 6.68%) and reducing power (47.31% ± 4.62%) and L. paracasei SR10-1 had better OH• scavenging activity (285.67% ± 2.00%) and anti-lipid peroxidation capacity (63.89% ± 0.93%). The superoxide dismutase activity of the cell culture fluid was greater than 47...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126320/screening-lactic-acid-bacteria-to-manufacture-two-stage-fermented-feed-and-pelleting-to-investigate-the-feeding-effect-on-broilers
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Ruei Han Yeh, Chia Wen Hsieh, Kuo Lung Chen
Bacillus subtilis var. natto N21 (BS) and different lactic acid bacteria were applied to produce two-stage fermented feeds. Broilers were fed these feeds to select the best fermented feed. The selected fermented feed was pelleted and investigated for its effects on growth performance, carcass traits, intestinal microflora, serum biochemical constituents, and apparent ileal nutrient digestibility. Trial 1 involved three hundred thirty-six 1-d-old broilers with equal numbers of each sex, randomly assigned into control, BS + Bacillus coagulans L12 (BBC), BS + Lactobacillus casei (BLC), BS + Lactobacillus acidophilus (BLA), BS + Lactobacillus acidophilus L15 (BLA15), BS + Lactobacillus delbruekckii (BLD), and BS + Lactobacillus reuteri P24 (BLR24) groups with 3 replicates per group...
November 4, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125139/salivary-proteins-and-microbiota-as-biomarkers-for-early-childhood-caries-risk-assessment
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Abdullah S Hemadi, Ruijie Huang, Yuan Zhou, Jing Zou
Early childhood caries (ECC) is a term used to describe dental caries in children aged 6 years or younger. Oral streptococci, such as Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sorbrinus, are considered to be the main etiological agents of tooth decay in children. Other bacteria, such as Prevotella spp. and Lactobacillus spp., and fungus, that is, Candida albicans, are related to the development and progression of ECC. Biomolecules in saliva, mainly proteins, affect the survival of oral microorganisms by multiple innate defensive mechanisms, thus modulating the oral microflora...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123371/monitoring-biodiversity-in-libraries-a-pilot-study-and-perspectives-for-indoor-air-quality
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REVIEW
F Valeriani, C Cianfanelli, G Gianfranceschi, S Santucci, V Romano Spica, N Mucci
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in libraries is influenced by the presence of specific factors which can impact on both paper storage as well as people health. Microclimatic conditions induce and support a biodiversity pattern involving environmental and anthropic microorganisms. We used a multidisciplinary monitoring model to characterize microflora biodiversity by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). Biodiversity indexes were adapted to evaluate anthropic vs environmental pollution by combining Shannon mean index (H), species representativeness (EH), human/environmental pollution ratio (SA) to better characterize the NGS output and acquire synthetic information on Indoor Air Microbial Biodiversity (IAMB)...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119618/effects-of-chestnut-tannins-on-intestinal-morphology-barrier-function-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-microflora-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-heat-stressed-broilers
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H W Liu, K Li, J S Zhao, W Deng
A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of chestnut tannins (CT) on intestinal morphology, barrier function, pro-inflammatory cytokine expression, microflora and antioxidant capacity in heat-stressed broilers. Four hundred 28-day-old male Ross 308 broilers were randomly assigned into four groups, with 10 replicates per group and 10 broilers per replicate. The broilers in the normal (NOR) group were kept at 22 ± 1°C and fed the basal diet, and each of the other three groups were treated with cyclic heat (33 ± 1°C from 0800 to 1800 and 22 ± 1°C from 1800 to 0800) and fed the basal diet with 0 (HT), 1 (CT1) or 2 (CT2) g of CT/kg of diet...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119101/effect-of-dual-infection-with-eimeria-tenella-and-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus-on-the-cecal-microbiome-in-specific-pathogen-free-chicks
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Ning Cui, Xiuzhen Wang, Qi Wang, Hongmei Li, Fangkun Wang, Xiaomin Zhao
Understanding gut microflora alterations associated with gut parasites and other pathogens that drive these alterations may help to promote the understanding of intestinal flora's role in multiple-infected individuals. This study examined the effects of dual infection with Eimeria tenella and subgroup J avian leukosis virus (ALV-J) on the chick cecal microbiome. Specific-pathogen-free (SPF) chicks were infected with either ALV-J strain NX0101 at 1 day of age or E. tenella at 14 days of age, another group was infected with both pathogens...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117187/the-green-tea-modulates-large-intestinal-microbiome-and-exo-endogenous-metabolome-altered-through-chronic-uvb-exposure
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Eun Sung Jung, Hye Min Park, Seung Min Hyun, Jong Cheol Shon, Digar Singh, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Tae Woong Whon, Jin-Woo Bae, Jae Sung Hwang, Choong Hwan Lee
The attenuating effects of green tea supplements (GTS) against the ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damages are distinguished. However, the concomitant effects of GTS on the large intestinal microbiomes and associated metabolomes are largely unclear. Herein, we performed an integrated microbiome-metabolome analysis to uncover the esoteric links between gut microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome maneuvered in the large intestine of UVB-exposed mice subjected to dietary GTS. In UVB-exposed mice groups (UVB), class Bacilli and order Bifidobacteriales were observed as discriminant taxa with decreased lysophospholipid levels compared to the unexposed mice groups subjected to normal diet (NOR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116533/effect-of-probiotics-on-the-basis-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-bifidobacterium-longum-on-the-biochemical-parameters-of-the-animal-organism
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Olga Vilorievna Kvan, Irina Aleksandrovna Gavrish, Svyatoslav Valeryevich Lebedev, Anastasia Mickhailovna Korotkova, Elena Petrovna Miroshnikova, Victoria Alekseevna Serdaeva, Artem Vladimirovich Bykov, Natalia Olegovna Davydova
For the purpose of safe modulation of the intestinal microflora, probiotics have been increasingly used in recent years. In the present work, the effect of the probiotic sporobacterin (Bacillus subtilis 534) (I group) and soybean-bifidum (Bifidobacterium longum) (II group) on male rats of the Wistar line was evaluated. In assessing nonspecific immunity in vitro, there was an increase in the level of baseline level in the first and second groups (by 8.3 and 12.2% more control). The influence of probiotic preparations on the intestinal normoflora was assessed using PCR...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113654/the-role-of-intestinal-bacteria-in-the-development-and-progression-of-gastrointestinal-tract-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Kosuke Mima, Shuji Ogino, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Koichi Kinoshita, Ryuichi Krashima, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
More than 100 trillion microorganisms inhabit the human intestinal tract and play important roles in health conditions and diseases, including cancer. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that specific bacteria and bacterial dysbiosis in the gastrointestinal tract can potentiate the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, producing tumor-promoting metabolites such as secondary bile acids, and suppressing antitumor immunity. Other bacterial species have been shown to produce short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which can suppress inflammation and carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113344/polysaccharides-from-chrysanthemum-morifolium-ramat-ameliorate-colitis-rats-by-modulating-the-intestinal-microbiota-community
#14
Jin-Hua Tao, Jin-Ao Duan, Shu Jiang, Nan-Nan Feng, Wen-Qian Qiu, Yong Ling
The gut microflora dysbiosis has been closely related with the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, the effect of polysaccharides from Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat on the gut microbiota was evaluated by ulcerative colitis (UC) rat model. Physiological and pathological analyses suggested that Chrysanthemum polysaccharides possessed notably protective effects on UC in vivo. Based on the Illumina MiSeq platform, 16S rRNA sequencing of the rat colonic contents indicated that the intestinal flora structure remarkably changed in the model rats and the tendency was alleviated to a certain degree by treatment with different dosages of Chrysanthemum polysaccharides...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111356/effects-of-antibiotics-on-biological-activity-of-cry1ac-in-bt-susceptible-and-bt-resistant-helicoverpa-armigera-strains
#15
Myint Myint Khaing, Xianming Yang, Man Zhao, Wanna Zhang, Bingjie Wang, Jizhen Wei, Gemei Liang
In this study, the results showed that the population of midgut bacteria and larval mortality due to Cry1Ac are significantly reduced in antibiotic-treated larvae from Bt-susceptible, -resistant and field-collected strains (96S, BtR, FS respectively) of Helicoverpa armigera. The percentage reduction of larval mortality with increasing concentrations of antibiotics was significantly different among strains with the smallest effect observed in FS. It has been suggested that antibiotics could influence the toxicity of Cry1Ac, possibly by eliminating gut bacteria, hence gut bacteria might be playing essential roles in Bt-induced killing of H...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110118/microrna-in-gastrointestinal-cell-signalling
#16
REVIEW
Priyanka Mishra, Divya Singh, Lilly Ganju, Bhuvnesh Kumar
Our gut forms an important organ and its formation, functioning and homeostasis are maintained by several factors including cell signalling pathways and commensal microflora. These factors affect pathological, physiological and immunological parameters to maintain gut health and prevent its inflammation. Among these, different intracellular signalling pathways play an important role in regulating gut homeostasis. These pathways are in turn regulated by various microRNAs that play a key role in maintaining the balance between tolerance and inflammation...
November 6, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109326/effect-of-periodontal-therapy-on-crevicular-fluid-interleukin-18-level-in-periodontal-health-and-disease-in-central-maharashtra-india-population
#17
Monica J Mahajani, Varsha A Jadhao, Pooja S Wankhade, Emmanuel Samson, Vishwas D Acharya, Pawankumar D Tekale
AIM: The incidence and progression of the periodontal disease depend on periodontal microflora and the multifaceted response of the host, and these interactions are mediated by cytokines and chemokines. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a proinflammatory cytokine of the IL-1 superfamily. The aim of the present study was the assessment of the periodontal therapy in IL-18 level in periodontal disease and health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on clinical attachment loss (CAL), probing pocket depth (PPD), gingival index (GI), and plaque index (PI) patients were divided into three groups: Group I with healthy patients, group II with chronic periodontitis, and group III with posttreatment patients having periodontitis...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097127/pre-treating-anaerobic-mixed-microflora-with-waste-frying-oil-a-novel-method-to-inhibit-hydrogen-consumption
#18
Razieh Rafieenia, Alberto Pivato, Maria Christina Lavagnolo, Raffaello Cossu
An innovative method was introduced to inhibit methanogenic H2 consumption during dark fermentative hydrogen production by anaerobic mixed cultures. Waste frying oil was used as an inhibitor for hydrogenotrophic methanogens. Simultaneous effect of waste frying oil concentrations (0-20 g/L) and initial pH (5.5, 6.5 and 7.5) on inhibition of methanogenic H2 consumption and enhancement of H2 accumulation were investigated using glucose as substrate. Enhanced hydrogen yields with decreased methane productions were observed with increasing the waste frying oil concentrations...
October 31, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096684/antifungal-susceptibility-and-phenotypic-virulence-markers-of-candida-species-isolated-from-nepal
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Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Bharat Prasad Baral, Nawal Kishor Sharan, Niranjan Nayak, Yang Metok, Brijesh Sathian, Indira Bairy, Shishir Gokhale
OBJECTIVE: Candida species are part of the commensal microflora in many anatomical sites of the human body; however, breach in the integrity of the body part and impaired immunity of the host can lead to invasive candidiasis. A number of virulence determinants could contribute towards its pathogenicity. Thus we attempted to evaluate the in vitro expression of different virulence factors among clinical isolates of Candida species and assayed their susceptibility patterns against a range of antifungal agents...
November 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083422/indigenous-14-c-phenanthrene-biodegradation-in-pristine-woodland-and-grassland-soils-from-norway-and-the-united-kingdom
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Uchechukwu V Okere, Jasmin K Schuster, Uchenna O Ogbonnaya, Kevin C Jones, Kirk T Semple
In this study, the indigenous microbial mineralisation of (14)C-phenanthrene in seven background soils (four from Norwegian woodland and three from the UK (two grasslands and one woodland)) was investigated. ∑PAHs ranged from 16.39 to 285.54 ng g(-1) dw soil. Lag phases (time before (14)C-phenanthrene mineralisation reached 5%) were longer in all of the Norwegian soils and correlated positively with TOC, but negatively with ∑PAHs and phenanthrene degraders for all soils. (14)C-phenanthrene mineralisation in the soils varied due to physicochemical properties...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
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