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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346924/early-life-antibiotic-exposure-gut-microbiota-development-and-predisposition-to-obesity
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Meghan B Azad, Shirin Moossavi, Arthur Owora, Shadi Sepehri
Antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately to infants and young children, with potentially adverse effects on the developing gut microbiota and related metabolic processes. We review evidence from 17 epidemiologic studies suggesting that antibiotic exposure during critical periods of early development may influence weight gain and the development of obesity. Complementary research in both humans and rodents indicates that gut microbiota play a key role in this process, although further research is needed to confirm and characterize the causal mechanisms involved...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346054/genomic-regions-in-local-endangered-sheep-encode-potentially-favorable-genes
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Bianca Moioli, Roberto Steri, Gennaro Catillo
The economic evaluation of farm animal genetic resources plays a key role in developing conservation programs. However, to date, the link between diversity as assessed by neutral genetic markers and the functional diversity is not yet understood. Two genome-wide comparisons, using over 44,000 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, identified the markers with the highest difference in allele frequency between the Alpago endangered breed and two clusters, composed of four specialized dairy sheep, and four meat breeds respectively...
March 27, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345177/pharmacogenomics-of-off-target-adrs
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Sarah L Garon, Rebecca K Pavlos, Katie D White, Nancy J Brown, Cosby A Stone, Elizabeth J Phillips
Off-target adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are associated with significant morbidity and costs to the healthcare system and their occurrence is not predictable based on the known pharmacological action of the drug's therapeutic effect. Off-target ADRs may or may not be associated with immunological memory although they can manifest with a variety of shared clinical features including maculopapular exanthema, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), angioedema, pruritus, and bronchospasm. Discovery of specific genes associated with a particular ADR phenotype is a foundational component of clinical translation into screening programs for their prevention...
March 26, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344053/reduced-cancer-mortality-at-high-altitude-the-role-of-glucose-lipids-iron-and-physical-activity
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M Thiersch, E R Swenson, T Haider, M Gassmann
Residency at high altitude (HA) demands adaptation to challenging environmental conditions with hypobaric hypoxia being the most important one. Epidemiological and experimental data suggest that chronic exposure to HA reduces cancer mortality and lowers prevalence of metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity implying that adaption to HA modifies a broad spectrum of physiological, metabolic and cellular programs with a generally beneficial outcome for humans. However, the complexity of multiple, potentially tumor-suppressive pathways at HA impedes the understanding of mechanisms leading to reduced cancer mortality...
March 23, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343461/the-impact-of-maternal-obesity-on-inflammatory-processes-and-consequences-for-later-offspring-health-outcomes
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S A Segovia, M H Vickers, C M Reynolds
Obesity is a global epidemic, affecting both developed and developing countries. The related metabolic consequences that arise from being overweight or obese are a paramount global health concern, and represent a significant burden on healthcare systems. Furthermore, being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the risk of offspring developing obesity and other related metabolic complications in later life, which can therefore perpetuate a transgenerational cycle of obesity. Obesity is associated with a chronic state of low-grade metabolic inflammation...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342242/a-systematic-analysis-of-scoring-functions-in-rigid-body-protein-docking-the-delicate-balance-between-the-predictive-rate-improvement-and-the-risk-of-overtraining
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Didier Barradas-Bautista, Iain H Moal, Juan Fernández-Recio
Protein-protein interactions play fundamental roles in biological processes including signaling, metabolism and trafficking. While the structure of a protein complex reveals crucial details about the interaction, it is often difficult to acquire this information experimentally. As the number of interactions discovered increases faster than they can be characterized, protein-protein docking calculations may be able to reduce this disparity by providing models of the interacting proteins. Rigid-body docking is a widely used docking approach, and is often capable of generating a pool of models within which a near-native structure can be found...
March 25, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341520/in-silico-prediction-of-the-effects-of-mutations-in-the-human-triose-phosphate-isomerase-gene-towards-a-predictive-framework-for-tpi-deficiency
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Conor Oliver, David J Timson
Triose phosphate isomerase (TPI) deficiency is a rare, but highly debilitating, inherited metabolic disease. Almost all patients suffer severe neurological effects and the most severely affected are unlikely to live beyond early childhood. Here, we describe an in silico study into well-characterised variants which are associated with the disease alongside an investigation into 79 currently uncharacterised TPI variants which are known to occur in the human population. The majority of the disease-associated mutations affected amino acid residues close to the dimer interface or the active site...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340597/temporal-dynamics-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-people-sharing-a-confined-environment-a-520-day-ground-based-space-simulation-mars500
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Silvia Turroni, Simone Rampelli, Elena Biagi, Clarissa Consolandi, Marco Severgnini, Clelia Peano, Sara Quercia, Matteo Soverini, Franck G Carbonero, Giovanna Bianconi, Petra Rettberg, Francesco Canganella, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela
BACKGROUND: The intestinal microbial communities and their temporal dynamics are gaining increasing interest due to the significant implications for human health. Recent studies have shown the dynamic behavior of the gut microbiota in free-living, healthy persons. To date, it is not known whether these dynamics are applicable during prolonged life sharing in a confined and controlled environment. RESULTS: The MARS500 project, the longest ground-based space simulation ever, provided us with a unique opportunity to trace the crew microbiota over 520 days of isolated confinement, such as that faced by astronauts in real long-term interplanetary space flights, and after returning to regular life, for a total of 2 years...
March 24, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340556/innovative-substance-2250-as-a-highly-promising-anti-neoplastic-agent-in-malignant-pancreatic-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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M Buchholz, B Majchrzak-Stiller, S Hahn, D Vangala, R W Pfirrmann, W Uhl, C Braumann, A M Chromik
BACKGROUND: Former studies already revealed the anti-neoplastic properties of the anti-infective agent Taurolidine (TRD) against many tumor species in vitro and in vivo. Its anti-proliferative and cell death inducing capacity is largely due to its main derivative Taurultam (TRLT). In this study it could be demonstrated, that substance 2250 - a newly defined innovative structural analogue of TRLT - exhibits an anti-neoplastic effect on malignant pancreatic carcinoma in vitro and in vivo...
March 24, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340191/cardiac-health-and-fitness-of-colorado-male-female-firefighters
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K Li, T Lipsey, H J Leach, T L Nelson
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is documented as the leading cause of mortality in on-duty firefighters. Aims: To examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components, cardiorespiratory fitness levels and the association between them in firefighters in Colorado, USA. Methods: This study included male and female Colorado firefighters. MetS was identified where three or more metabolic abnormalities were present, using Cholesterol Education Program/Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines...
March 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339343/alterations-in-multiple-lifestyle-factors-in-subjects-with-the-metabolic-syndrome-independently-of-obesity
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Vendela Roos, Sölve Elmståhl, Erik Ingelsson, Johan Sundström, Johan Ärnlöv, Lars Lind
BACKGROUND: Many lifestyle factors have been associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, most of these studies have not considered the potential impact of obesity and have often only investigated one lifestyle factor at the time. We aimed to investigate the interplay between body mass index (BMI) and MetS with respect to multiple lifestyle factors. METHODS: BMI and MetS [National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)/Adult Treatment Panel III criteria] were assessed in a sample of 18,880 subjects aged 45-75 years from the population-based EpiHealth study...
April 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338924/a-nonsynonymous-snp-catalog-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-virulence-genes-and-its-use-for-detecting-new-potentially-virulent-sublineages
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N E Mikheecheva, M V Zaychikova, A V Melerzanov, V N Danilenko
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is divided into several distinct lineages, and various genetic markers such as IS-elements, VNTR, and SNPs are used for lineage identification. We propose an M. tuberculosis classification approach based on functional polymorphisms in virulence genes. An M. tuberculosis virulence genes catalog has been established, including 319 genes from various protein groups, such as proteases, cell wall proteins, fatty acid and lipid metabolism proteins, sigma factors, toxin-antitoxin systems...
March 11, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338072/a-post-weaning-obesogenic-diet-exacerbates-the-detrimental-effects-of-maternal-obesity-on-offspring-insulin-signaling-in-adipose-tissue
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Juliana de Almeida Faria, Daniella Duque-Guimarães, Asha A M Carpenter, Elena Loche, Susan E Ozanne
Previous studies have shown that maternal diet-induced obesity leads to increased risk of type 2 diabetes in offspring. The current study investigated if weaning onto an obesogenic diet exaggerated the detrimental effects of maternal diet-induced obesity in adipose tissue. Maternal obesity and offspring obesity led to reduced expression of key insulin signalling proteins, including insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1). The effects of maternal obesity and offspring obesity were, generally, independent and additive...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337809/expanded-newborn-screening-program-in-saudi-arabia-incidence-of-screened-disorders
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Majid Alfadhel, Ali Al Othaim, Saif Al Saif, Fuad El Mutairi, Moeenaldeen Alsayed, Zuhair Rahbeeni, Hamad Alzaidan, Mohammed Alowain, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Mohamad Saeedi, Saeed Aljohery, Ali Alasmari, Eissa Faqeih, Mansour Alwakeel, Maher AlMashary, Sulaiman Almohameed, Mohammed Alzahrani, Abeer Migdad, Osama Y Al-Dirbashi, Mohamed Rashed, Mohamed Alamoudi, Minnie Jacob, Lujane Alahaidib, Fahd El-Badaoui, Amal Saadallah, Ayman Alsulaiman, Wafaa Eyaid, Ali Al-Odaib
AIM: To address the implementation of the National Newborn Screening Program (NBS) in Saudi Arabia and stratify the incidence of the screened disorders. METHODS: A retrospective study conducted between 1 August 2005 and 31 December 2012, total of 775 000 newborns were screened from 139 hospitals distributed among all regions of Saudi Arabia. The NBS Program screens for 16 disorders from a selective list of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and endocrine disorders...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337745/placental-phenotype-and-the-insulin-like-growth-factors-resource-allocation-to-fetal-growth
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Amanda N Sferruzzi-Perri, Ionel Sandovici, Miguel Constancia, Abigail L Fowden
The placenta is the main determinant of fetal growth and development in utero. It supplies all the nutrients and oxygen required for fetal growth and secretes hormones that facilitate maternal allocation of nutrients to the fetus. Furthermore, the placenta responds to nutritional and metabolic signals in the mother by altering its structural and functional phenotype which can lead to changes in maternal resource allocation to the fetus. The molecular mechanisms by which the placenta senses and responds to environmental cues are poorly understood...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337034/exposure-to-an-acute-hypoxic-stimulus-during-early-life-affects-the-expression-of-glucose-metabolism-related-genes-at-first-feeding-in-trout
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Jingwei Liu, Elisabeth Plagnes-Juan, Inge Geurden, Stéphane Panserat, Lucie Marandel
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is considered a "glucose-intolerant" species. With the aim of programming trout to improve their metabolic use of dietary carbohydrates, we hypothesised that a hypoxic stimulus applied during embryogenesis could later affect glucose metabolism at the first-feeding stage. An acute hypoxic stimulus (2.5 or 5.0 mg·L(-1) O2) was applied for 24 h to non-hatched embryos or early hatched alevins followed by a challenge test with a high carbohydrate diet at first-feeding. The effectiveness of the early hypoxic stimulus was confirmed by the induction of oxygen-sensitive markers such as egln3...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337030/prenatal-steroid-administration-leads-to-adult-pericardial-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-male-baboons
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A H Kuo, J Li, C Li, H F Huber, M Schwab, P W Nathanielsz, G D Clarke
Developmental programming studies indicate that glucocorticoids modify fetal development. We hypothesized that administration of the synthetic glucocorticoid (sGC) betamethasone to pregnant baboons at doses and stages of fetal life equivalent to human obstetric practice to decrease premature offspring morbidity and mortality, programs lipid metabolism. In 10-year-old male baboons (human equivalent 40) exposed in fetal life to betamethasone or saline, we quantified pericardial fat and hepatic lipid content with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336389/metformin-ameliorates-uterine-defects-in-a-rat-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Yuehui Zhang, Min Hu, Fanci Meng, Xiaoyan Sun, Hongfei Xu, Jiao Zhang, Peng Cui, Njomeza Morina, Xin Li, Wei Li, Xiao-Ke Wu, Mats Brännström, Ruijin Shao, Håkan Billig
Adult rats treated concomitantly with insulin and human chorionic gonadotropin exhibit endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive abnormalities that are very similar to those observed in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. In this study, we used this rat model to assess the effects of metformin on PCOS-related uterine dysfunction. In addition to reducing androgen levels, improving insulin sensitivity, and correcting the reproductive cycle, metformin treatment induced morphological changes in the PCOS-like uterus...
March 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335697/investigation-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-in-women-at-high-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Claire J Han, Larissa A Korde, Scott Reding, Kristen Allott, Matt Van Doren, Yvonne Schwarz, Catalina Vaughan, Kerryn W Reding
One fourth of breast cancer can be attributed to sedentary lifestyles and being overweight or obese. This pilot study was conducted to explore whether a 6-month lifestyle intervention affected body composition and obesity-related biomarkers among women at high risk of breast cancer. Overweight/obese women at high risk of breast cancer were randomized to the control group or to the intervention. The intervention was an individually tailored, cognitive-behavioral therapy program that assists women in identifying strategies to improve their nutrition and physical activity habits with the goal of reduced adiposity...
March 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335489/effects-of-the-mediterranean-diet-before-and-after-weight-loss-on-eating-behavioral-traits-in-men-with-metabolic-syndrome
#20
Élise Carbonneau, Marie-Michelle Royer, Caroline Richard, Patrick Couture, Sophie Desroches, Simone Lemieux, Benoît Lamarche
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) consumed before and after weight loss on eating behavioral traits as measured by the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ) in men with metabolic syndrome (MetS). In this fixed sequence study, 19 men with MetS (National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATPIII) criteria), aged between 24 and 62 years, first consumed a five-week standardized North American control diet followed by a five-week MedDiet, both under weight-maintaining controlled-feeding conditions...
March 19, 2017: Nutrients
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