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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140289/cats-and-carbohydrates-the-carnivore-fantasy
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Adronie Verbrugghe, Myriam Hesta
The domestic cat's wild ancestors are obligate carnivores that consume prey containing only minimal amounts of carbohydrates. Evolutionary events adapted the cat's metabolism and physiology to this diet strictly composed of animal tissues and led to unique digestive and metabolic peculiarities of carbohydrate metabolism. The domestic cat still closely resembles its wild ancestor. Although the carnivore connection of domestic cats is well recognised, little is known about the precise nutrient profile to which the digestive physiology and metabolism of the cat have adapted throughout evolution...
November 15, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139480/position-paper-the-potential-role-of-optical-biopsy-in-the-study-and-diagnosis-of-environmental-enteric-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Alex J Thompson, Michael Hughes, Salzitsa Anastasova, Laurie S Conklin, Tudor Thomas, Cadman Leggett, William A Faubion, Thomas J Miller, Peter Delaney, François Lacombe, Sacha Loiseau, Alexander Meining, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Guillermo J Tearney, Paul Kelly, Guang-Zhong Yang
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) is a disease of the small intestine affecting children and adults in low and middle income countries. Arising as a consequence of repeated infections, gut inflammation results in impaired intestinal absorptive and barrier function, leading to poor nutrient uptake and ultimately to stunting and other developmental limitations. Progress towards new biomarkers and interventions for EED is hampered by the practical and ethical difficulties of cross-validation with the gold standard of biopsy and histology...
November 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134690/faecal-calcium-excretion-does-not-decrease-during-long-term-feeding-of-a-low-calcium-diet-in-adult-dogs
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S Schmitt, J Mack, E Kienzle, L G Alexander, P J Morris, A Colyer, B Dobenecker
According to a previous meta-analysis, adult dogs do not notably increase calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal tract when calcium intake is decreased. This results in a negative calcium balance even with a moderate calcium reduction. In this study we wanted to verify (i) whether a negative calcium balance occurs at a calcium intake equivalent to NRC (2006) (Nutrient requirements of dogs and cats, 2006, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC) minimal requirements, and if so (ii) whether the negative calcium balance will persist for up to 6 months on a low-calcium diet...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132026/integrated-omics-analysis-of-root-preferred-genes-across-diverse-rice-varieties-including-japonica-and-indica-cultivars
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Sunok Moon, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ryul Kim, Yo-Han Yoo, Ki-Hong Jung
Plant root systems play essential roles in developmental processes, such as the absorption of water and inorganic nutrients, and structural support. Gene expression is affected by growth conditions and the genetic background of plants. To identify highly conserved root-preferred genes in rice across diverse growth conditions and varieties, we used two independent meta-anatomical expression profiles based on a large collection of Affymetrix and Agilent 44K microarray data sets available for public use. We then identified 684 loci with root-preferred expression, which were validated with in silico analysis using both meta-expression profiles...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127753/-intestinal-adaptation-following-gut-resection
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Jarmila Křížová, Pavel Trachta, Eva Kotrlíková
Gut resection is followed by wide changes in the gastrointestinal tract. The goal is to increase nutrient, water and mineral absorption in the remnant intestine. These changes are going on for several months. They affect gut mucosa structure, intestine peristaltic activity and enterocytes function. The crucial role is ileum preserving. Ileum has higher adaptation ability comparing to jejunum and inhibits peristaltic function of proximal parts of GIT. A lot of factors involved in intestinal adaptation were identified, hormones, growth factors, regulating peptides, intracellular signalizing cascades, cytokines and tissue factors...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123941/bile-acids-as-global-regulators-of-hepatic-nutrient-metabolism
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Phillip B Hylemon, Kazuaki Takabe, Mikhail Dozmorov, Masayuki Nagahashi, Huiping Zhou
Bile acids (BA) are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver. They are essential for promotion of the absorption of lipids, cholesterol, and lipid-soluble vitamins from the intestines. BAs are hormones that regulate nutrient metabolism by activating nuclear receptors (farnesoid X receptor (FXR), pregnane X receptor, vitamin D) and G protein-coupled receptors (e.g., TGR5, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2 (S1PR2)) in the liver and intestines. In the liver, S1PR2 activation by conjugated BAs activates the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and AKT signaling pathways, and nuclear sphingosine kinase 2...
June 2017: Liver Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113094/pediatric-chronic-intestinal-failure-in-italy-report-from-the-2016-survey-on-behalf-of-italian-society-for-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-sigenp
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Antonella Diamanti, Teresa Capriati, Paolo Gandullia, Grazia Di Leo, Antonella Lezo, Laura Lacitignola, Maria Immacolata Spagnuolo, Simona Gatti, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Giovanna Verlato, Paola Roggero, Sergio Amarri, Maria Elisabetta Baldassarre, Francesco Cirillo, Domenica Elia, Renata Boldrini, Angelo Campanozzi, Carlo Catassi, Marina Aloi, Claudio Romano, Manila Candusso, Nicola Cecchi, Tommaso Bellini, Elaine Tyndall, Fabio Fusaro, Tamara Caldaro, Daniele Alberti, Piergiorgio Gamba, Mario Lima, Pietro Bagolan, Jean De Ville de Goyet, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Marco Spada, Francesca Grandi
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure (IF) is the reduction in functioning gut mass below the minimal level necessary for adequate digestion and absorption of nutrients and fluids for weight maintenance in adults or for growth in children. There is a paucity of epidemiologic data on pediatric IF. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, incidence, regional distribution and underlying diagnosis of pediatric chronic IF (CIF) requiring home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in Italy...
November 5, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110772/the-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-barriers-anatomic-and-physiologic-considerations
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Hayrettin Tumani, André Huss, Franziska Bachhuber
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space consists of the intracerebral ventricles, subarachnoid spaces of the spine and brain (e.g., cisterns and sulci), and the central spinal cord canal. The CSF protects the central nervous system (CNS) in different ways involving metabolic homeostasis, supply of nutrients, functioning as lymphatic system, and regulation of intracranial pressure. CSF is produced by the choroid plexus, brain interstitium, and meninges, and it circulates in a craniocaudal direction from ventricles to spinal subarachnoid space from where it is removed via craniocaudal lymphatic routes and the venous system...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108031/beef-steers-with-average-dry-matter-intake-and-divergent-average-daily-gain-have-altered-gene-expression-in-the-jejunum
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A P Foote, B N Keel, C M Zarek, A K Lindholm-Perry
The objective of this study was to determine the association of differentially expressed genes (DEG) in the jejunum of steers with average DMI and high or low ADG. Feed intake and growth were measured in a cohort of 144 commercial Angus steers consuming a finishing diet containing (on a DM basis) 67.8% dry-rolled corn, 20% wet distillers grains with solubles, 8% alfalfa hay, and 4.2% vitamin/mineral supplement. From the cohort, a subset of steers with DMI within ±0.32 SD of the mean for DMI and the greatest (high) and least (low) ADG were chosen for slaughter and jejunum mucosa collection ( = 8 for each group)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102904/root-uptake-and-shoot-accumulation-of-cadmium-by-lettuce-at-various-cd-zn-ratios-in-nutrient-solution
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A A Zare, A H Khoshgoftarmanesh, M J Malakouti, H A Bahrami, R L Chaney
Cadmium (Cd) is toxic to animals and humans after it accumulates over decades in the kidney cortex. Food crops grown in Cd-contaminated soils are the primary sources of excessive Cd entry into humans. Although plant available Zn concentration in soil is an important factor which can greatly reduce Cd uptake by plant roots and its translocation into the edible parts, Cd:Zn ratio is suggested to be a more important factor in comparison with Zn concentration alone in determining Cd uptake by plants. In the present study, the physiological mechanisms of Cd absorption by roots and its translocation to leaves of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L...
November 2, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101659/bone-mechanical-function-and-the-gut-microbiota
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C J Hernandez
The primary function of bone in the body is to resist mechanical forces. Impairment of the mechanical performance of bone is therefore the primary clinical challenge presented by bone disease. Failure to resist forces associated with activities of daily living leads to fragility fracture. In this chapter we review the characteristics of bone that influence mechanical performance and fracture risk, how bone remodeling and modeling alter mechanically relevant characteristics of bone, and the potential for the gut microbiome to alter bone mechanical performance and risk of fragility fracture...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101655/epithelial-barrier-function-in-gut-bone-signaling
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Naiomy Deliz Rios-Arce, Fraser L Collins, Jonathan D Schepper, Michael D Steury, Sandi Raehtz, Heather Mallin, Danny T Schoenherr, Narayanan Parameswaran, Laura R McCabe
The intestinal epithelial barrier plays an essential role in maintaining host homeostasis. The barrier regulates nutrient absorption as well as prevents the invasion of pathogenic bacteria in the host. It is composed of epithelial cells, tight junctions, and a mucus layer. Several factors, such as cytokines, diet, and diseases, can affect this barrier. These factors have been shown to increase intestinal permeability, inflammation, and translocation of pathogenic bacteria. In addition, dysregulation of the epithelial barrier can result in inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101649/intestinal-incretins-and-the-regulation-of-bone-physiology
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Walter Ramsey, Carlos M Isales
Although originally identified as modulators of nutrient absorption, the gut hormones gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) have also been found to play an important role in the regulation of bone turnover. These "incretin" hormones promote bone anabolism by stimulating osteoblast differentiation as well as increasing osteoblast longevity. In addition, GIP and perhaps GLP-2 attenuate the activity of osteoclastic cells, leading to a net increase in bone deposition and ultimately increasing bone mass...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095905/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequence-of-the-cam-epiphyte-spanish-moss-tillandsia-usneoides-bromeliaceae-and-its-comparative-analysis
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Péter Poczai, Jaakko Hyvönen
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is an epiphytic bromeliad widely distributed throughout tropical and warm temperate America. This plant is highly adapted to extreme environmental conditions. Striking features of this species include specialized trichomes (scales) covering the surface of its shoots aiding the absorption of water and nutrients directly from the atmosphere and a specific photosynthesis using crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM). Here we report the plastid genome of Spanish moss and present the comparison of genome organization and sequence evolution within Poales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094796/severely-inadequate-micronutrient-intake-among-children-9-24%C3%A2-months-in-nepal-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort-study
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Marianne S Morseth, Liv Elin Torheim, Ram K Chandyo, Manjeswori Ulak, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Binob Shrestha, Are Hugo Pripp, Sigrun Henjum
Prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies is high among infants and children in low- and middle income countries, but knowledge about nutrient adequacy across the complementary feeding period is limited. We investigated probability of adequacy (PA) of breast milk and complementary food combined and nutrient density adequacy (NDA) of complementary food and tracking of NDA over time among 229 children from 9-24 months of age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Monthly, 24 h dietary recalls (16 in total) were performed and subgrouped into four 4-month time periods...
November 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090933/characterization-of-solubilizing-nanoaggregates-present-in-different-versions-of-simulated-intestinal-fluid
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Andrew J Clulow, Albin Parrow, Adrian M Hawley, Jamal Khan, Anna Pham, Per Larsson, Christel A S Bergström, Ben J Boyd
The absorption of hydrophobic drugs and nutrients from the intestine is principally determined by the amount that can be dissolved by the endogenous fluids present in the gut. Human intestinal fluids (HIFs) comprise a complex mixture of bile salts, phospholipids, steroids and glycerides that vary in composition in the fed and fasted state and between subjects. A number of simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) compositions have been developed to mimic fasted and fed state intestinal conditions and allow the in vitro determination of drug solubility as a proxy for the maximum intestinal concentration possible to reach...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090441/sublethal-dose-of-deltamethrin-damage-the-midgut-cells-of-the-mayfly-callibaetis-radiatus-ephemeroptera-baetidae
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Helen Pinto Santos, Yeisson Gutiérrez, Eugênio Eduardo Oliveira, José Eduardo Serrão
In insects, the midgut performs multiple physiologic functions (e.g., digestion and nutrients absorption) and serves as a physical/chemical barrier against pathogens and chemical stressors such as deltamethrin, a pyrethroid insecticide, commonly used in insect control that are agricultural pests and human disease vectors. Here, we described the midgut cell ultrastructure of Callibaetis radiatus nymphs, which are bioindicators of water quality and the ultrastructural alterations in midgut under sublethal exposure to deltamethrin at three different periods (1, 12, 24 h)...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082451/nutrient-concentration-in-wheat-and-soil-under-allelopathy-treatments
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Nayer Mohammadkhani, Moslem Servati
Allelopathy is related to soil nutrient availability and allelochemicals can change the soil and therefore the plant nutrient status. Wheat is one of the most important crops for the production of human food in the world. Alhagi maurorum and Cardaria draba are the most important weeds in wheat fields. We performed experiments to assess the allelopathic effect of A. maurorum and C. draba shoots on mineral nutrient concentrations in pot-grown wheat plants and soil. The presence of dry powder of A. maurorum and C...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079147/rapid-detection-of-antibiotic-resistance-by-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-using-a-novel-direct-on-target-microdroplet-growth-assay
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Evgeny A Idelevich, Katrin Sparbier, Markus Kostrzewa, Karsten Becker
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a universal phenotypic method, which allows easy and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing independently of underlying resistance mechanism. METHODS: We established a novel direct-on-target microdroplet growth assay for the detection of antibiotic resistance within a few hours, which is based on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). The microorganisms were incubated with and without meropenem in nutrient broth as microdroplets directly on MALDI-TOF MS target...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075263/intestinal-barrier-interactions-with-specialized-cd8-t-cells
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REVIEW
Špela Konjar, Cristina Ferreira, Birte Blankenhaus, Marc Veldhoen
The trillions of microorganisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract, essential for nutrient absorption, are kept under control by a single cell barrier and large amounts of immune cells. Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are critical in establishing an environment supporting microbial colonization and immunological tolerance. A large population of CD8(+) T cells is in direct and constant contact with the IECs and the intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs). Due to their location, at the interphase of the intestinal lumen and external environment and the host tissues, they seem ideally positioned to balance immune tolerance and protection to preserve the fragile intestinal barrier from invasion as well as immunopathology...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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