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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654207/the-effect-of-obesity-and-repeated-exposure-on-pharmacokinetic-response-to-grape-polyphenols-in-humans
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Janet A Novotny, Tzu-Ying Chen, Anton I Terekhov, Sarah K Gebauer, David J Baer, Lap Ho, Giulio M Pasinetti, Mario G Ferruzzi
SCOPE: Evidence suggests that dietary pattern may affect polyphenol absorption and/or metabolism. Further, obesity is associated with lower circulating nutrients, though the reason is unclear. We investigated the pharmacokinetic (PK) response of polyphenols in obese/overweight vs. lean individuals before and after repeated dosing with of grape polyphenols. METHODS AND RESULTS: A pilot study was conducted in which PK challenges were administered before and after 11 days of repeated dosing with polyphenols...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651696/importance-of-the-regiospecific-distribution-of-long-chain-saturated-fatty-acids-on-gut-comfort-fat-and-calcium-absorption-in-infants
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REVIEW
Valérie Petit, Laurence Sandoz, Clara L Garcia-Rodenas
Gastrointestinal tolerance and fat and calcium (Ca) absorption are different between breast-fed (BF) and formula-fed (FF) infants. Certain components and/or structural particularities in human milk (HM), can contribute to favorable outcomes in BF infants. In HM, the long-chain saturated fatty acid (LCSFA) palmitic acid has a different stereospecific distribution (sn-2 position) compared to most infant formula (IF) (primarily sn-1, 3 positions), which may contribute to unfavorable outcomes. Evidence suggests palmitic acid is important in the formation of stool FA-mineral (or FA-Ca) soaps, associated with harder stools in FF infants...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641371/effects-of-changes-in-leaf-properties-mediated-by-methyl-jasmonate-meja-on-foliar-absorption-of-zn-mn-and-fe
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Cui Li, Peng Wang, Neal W Menzies, Enzo Lombi, Peter M Kopittke
Background and Aims: Foliar fertilization to overcome nutritional deficiencies is becoming increasingly widespread. However, the processes of foliar nutrient absorption and translocation are poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate how cuticular leaf properties affect the absorption of foliar-applied nutrients in leaf tissues. Methods: Given that methyl jasmonate (MeJA) can cause alterations in leaf properties, we applied 1 m m MeJA to sunflower ( Helianthus annuus ), tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) and soybean ( Glycine max ) to assess changes in leaf properties...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641207/ros-and-calcium-signaling-mediated-pathways-involved-in-stress-responses-of-the-marine-microalgae-dunaliella-salina-to-enhanced-uv-b-radiation
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Xinxin Zhang, Xuexi Tang, Ming Wang, Wei Zhang, Bin Zhou, You Wang
UV-B ray has been addressed to trigger common metabolic responses on marine microalgae, however, the upstream events responsible for these changes in marine microalgae are poorly understood. In the present study, a species of marine green microalgae Dunaliella salina was exposed to a series of enhanced UV-B radiation ranging from 0.25 to 1.00 KJ·m(-2) per day. The role of ROS and calcium signaling in the D. salina responses to UV-B was discussed. Results showed that enhanced UV-B radiation markedly decreased the cell density in a dose-dependent manner, but the contents of protein and glycerol that were essential for cell growth increased...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637034/recovery-of-food-intake-after-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-based-on-a-large-scale-gastric-cancer-cohort
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Bang Wool Eom, Jeongseon Kim, Deok Hee Kim, Young-Il Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jong Yeul Lee, Chan Gyoo Kim, Il Ju Choi, Young-Woo Kim, Byung-Ho Nam, Keun Won Ryu
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at evaluating the food intake and nutritional status of patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer based on a large-scale gastric cancer cohort. METHODS: An observational prospective cohort study for gastric cancer has been conducted since 2010. From the cohort data, we selected the data for patients who completed at least 2 days of 3-day diet diaries and who underwent subtotal gastrectomy (STG) or total gastrectomy (TG)...
June 22, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632997/epidemiology-of-obesity-and-pharmacologic-treatment-options
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Vignesh Shettar, Sarang Patel, Srividya Kidambi
Prevalence of obesity and its related morbidity have increased to alarming levels in adults and children in the United States and globally. Weight loss results in improvement of much of the obesity-related morbidity. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, increased physical activity, and behavioral therapy form the crux of weight management. However, many individuals need additional assistance (pharmacologic or surgical) to initiate or sustain weight loss. Pharmacologic therapy consists of a number of agents that work by decreasing appetite, gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption or by increasing satiety...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625135/studying-interactions-of-drugs-with-cell-membrane-nutrient-transporters-new-frontiers-of-proteoliposome-nanotechnology
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Mariafrancesca Scalise, Michele Galluccio, Lorena Pochini, Lara Console, Maria Barile, Nicola Giangregorio, Annamaria Tonazzi, Cesare Indiveri
Transport systems are hydrophobic proteins localized in cell membranes where they mediate transmembrane flow of nutrients, ions and any other compounds essential for cell metabolism. More than 400 transporters of the SoLuteCarrier (SLC) group are present in human cells. Transporters take contacts also with xenobiotics, thus mediating absorption and/or interaction with these exogenous compounds. Since drugs belong to xenobiotics, transporters gained interest also in drug discovery. Transporters differentially expressed in pathological conditions are exploited as drug targets...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624682/effect-of-the-fungus-piriformospora-indica-on-physiological-characteristics-and-root-morphology-of-wheat-under-combined-drought-and-mechanical-stresses
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Fatemeh Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Mosaddeghi, Anthony Roger Dexter
This study was done to evaluate the effects of the root-colonizing endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica on wheat growth under combined drought and mechanical stresses. Inoculated (colonized) and non-inoculated (uncolonized) wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Chamran) seedlings were planted in growth chambers filled with moist sand (at a matric suction of 20 hPa). Slight, moderate and severe mechanical stresses (i.e., penetration resistance, Qp, of 1.17, 4.17 and 5.96 MPa, respectively) were produced by a dead-load technique (i...
June 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622776/-iron-and-susceptibility-to-infections
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L de Pontual
Iron is essential for proper functioning of the host immune system as well as an essential nutrient for growth of various pathogens. Iron deficiency increases infection susceptibility, specially those due to intracellular pathogens. At the opposite, excess iron stores could increase the virulence of some pathogens. Hepcidin synthesis is increased during the acute inflammation phase; leading to decreased iron intestinal absorption and retention of the metal within macrophages. This is considered to result from a defense mechanism of the child to limit the availability of iron for extracellular pathogens...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617593/solid-phase-fe-speciation-along-the-vertical-redox-gradients-in-floodplains-using-xas-and-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectroscopies
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Chunmei Chen, Ravi K Kukkadapu, Olesya Lazareva, Donald L Sparks
Properties of Fe minerals are poorly understood in natural soils and sediments with variable redox conditions. In this study, we combined 57Fe Mössbauer and Fe K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XAS) techniques to assess solid-phase Fe speciation along the vertical redox gradients of floodplains, which exhibited a succession of oxic, anoxic and suboxic-oxic zones with increasing depth along the vertical profiles. The incised stream channel is bounded on the east by a narrow floodplain and a steep hillslope, and on the west by a broad floodplain...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615312/stem-cells-in-repair-of-gastrointestinal-epithelia
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REVIEW
Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Matthias Zilbauer, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Hans Clevers
Among the endodermal tissues of adult mammals, the gastrointestinal (GI) epithelium exhibits the highest turnover rate. As the ingested food moves along the GI tract, gastric acid, digestive enzymes, and gut resident microbes aid digestion as well as nutrient and mineral absorption. Due to the harsh luminal environment, replenishment of new epithelial cells is essential to maintain organ structure and function during routine turnover and injury repair. Tissue-specific adult stem cells in the GI tract serve as a continuous source for this immense regenerative activity...
July 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614756/photosynthetic-antioxidative-molecular-and-ultrastructural-responses-of-young-cacao-plants-to-cd-toxicity-in-the-soil
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Romária Pereira de Araújo, Alex-Alan Furtado de Almeida, Lidiane Silva Pereira, Pedro A O Mangabeira, José Olimpio Souza, Carlos P Pirovani, Dário Ahnert, Virupax C Baligar
Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic metal for plants, even at low concentrations in the soil. The annual production of world cocoa beans is approximately 4 million tons. Most of these fermented and dried beans are used in the manufacture of chocolate. Recent work has shown that the concentration of Cd in these beans has exceeded the critical level (0.6mgkg(-1) DM). The objective of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of Cd in young plants of CCN 51 cacao genotype grown in soil with different concentrations of Cd (0, 0...
June 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605609/effects-of-macro-and-micro-nutrients-on-exercise-induced-hepcidin-response-in-highly-trained-endurance-athletes
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Dylan Timothy Dahlquist, Trent Stellingwerff, Brad Pendleton Dieter, Donald C McKenzie, Michael S Koehle
Iron deficiency (ID) has ergolytic effects on athletic performance. Exercise induced inflammation impedes iron absorption in the digestive tract by up-regulating the expression of the iron regulatory protein, hepcidin. Limited research indicates the potential of specific macro- and micro- nutrients on blunting exercise induced hepcidin. Therefore, we investigated the effects of post-exercise supplementation with protein and carbohydrate (CHO) and vitamins D3 and K2 on the post-exercise hepcidin response. Ten highly-trained male cyclists (age: 26...
June 12, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600680/tight-junctions-of-the-proximal-tubule-and-their-channel-proteins
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REVIEW
Michael Fromm, Jörg Piontek, Rita Rosenthal, Dorothee Günzel, Susanne M Krug
The renal proximal tubule achieves the majority of renal water and solute reabsorption with the help of paracellular channels which lead through the tight junction. The proteins forming such channels in the proximal tubule are claudin-2, claudin-10a, and possibly claudin-17. Claudin-2 forms paracellular channels selective for small cations like Na(+) and K(+). Independently of each other, claudin-10a and claudin-17 form anion-selective channels. The claudins form the paracellular "pore pathway" and are integrated, together with purely sealing claudins and other tight junction proteins, in the belt of tight junction strands surrounding the tubular epithelial cells...
June 9, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598454/prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-a-rural-residential-sanskrit-school-in-baglung-nepal
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B Amatya, N Shrestha
INTRODUCTION: Under-nutrition is a condition in which there is inadequate consumption, poor absorption or excessive loss of nutrients. Nepal still faces high chronic as well as acute under-nutrition in children. The following study was conducted a Sanskrit school in rural Baglung to find the prevalence of malnutrition among the children which could reflect the nutritional status of the community. METHODS: Out of 60 students admitted to the school, only 43 were present at the time when we collected our data...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597822/fungi-that-infect-humans
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Julia R Köhler, Bernhard Hube, Rosana Puccia, Arturo Casadevall, John R Perfect
Fungi must meet four criteria to infect humans: growth at human body temperatures, circumvention or penetration of surface barriers, lysis and absorption of tissue, and resistance to immune defenses, including elevated body temperatures. Morphogenesis between small round, detachable cells and long, connected cells is the mechanism by which fungi solve problems of locomotion around or through host barriers. Secretion of lytic enzymes, and uptake systems for the released nutrients, are necessary if a fungus is to nutritionally utilize human tissue...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597812/microbial-impact-on-host-metabolism-opportunities-for-novel-treatments-of-nutritional-disorders
#17
Hubert Plovier, Patrice D Cani
Malnutrition is the cause of major public health concerns worldwide. On the one hand, obesity and associated pathologies (also known as the metabolic syndrome) affect more than 10% of the world population. Such pathologies might arise from an elevated inflammatory tone. We have discovered that the inflammatory properties of high-fat diets were linked to the translocation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). We proposed a mechanism associating the gut microbiota with the onset of insulin resistance and low-grade inflammation, a phenomenon that we called "metabolic endotoxemia...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594274/wall-ingrowth-deposition-in-phloem-parenchyma-transfer-cells-in-arabidopsis-heteroblastic-variations-and-a-potential-role-in-pathogen-defence
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Suong T T Nguyen, David W McCurdy
Transfer cell (TCs) develop unique wall ingrowth networks which amplify plasma membrane surface area and thus maximize nutrient transporter density at key anatomical sites for nutrient exchange within plants and their external environment. These sites fall into four main groups corresponding to four categories of trans-membrane flux: absorption/secretion of solutes from or to the external environment, and absorption/secretion of solutes from or to internal, extra-cytoplasmic compartments. Research on TC biology over recent decades has demonstrated correlations between wall ingrowth deposition in TCs and enhanced transport capacity in many major agricultural species such as pea, faba bean, cotton and maize...
June 8, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593424/hepatopancreatic-cells-of-a-stone-crab-menippe-frontalis-from-per%C3%A3%C2%BA-separation-viability-study-and-evaluation-of-lipoperoxidation-against-cadmium-contamination
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H A Vitorino, R Y A Pastrana, E C A Pastrana, P Ortega
Crustaceans are frequently used as bioindicators, and changes in their metabolism at the hepatopancreas (HP) level are often followed in these studies. The HP is the site of digestion, absorption, nutrient storage, and toxic metal detoxification, enabling crabs to survive in metal contaminated regions. Cellular damage and high lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels have been found in crab populations under high cadmium (Cd) concentrations. The aim of this work was to separate and characterize the HP cells of the stone crab Menippe frontalis from the Pacific Ocean, Perú (5° 5' 21″ S-81° 6' 51″ W) and to measure the cellular viability and LPO after exposure to the non-essential metal Cd...
June 7, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591806/quantitative-proteomics-of-intestinal-mucosa-from-male-mice-lacking-intestinal-epithelial-insulin-receptors
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Stina Rikke Jensen, Erwin M Schoof, Sarah E Wheeler, Henning Hvid, Jonas Ahnfelt-Rønne, Bo Falck Hansen, Erica Nishimura, Grith Skytte Olsen, Thomas Kislinger, Patricia L Brubaker
The goal of the present study was to determine whether loss of the insulin receptor alters the molecular landscape of the intestinal mucosa, using intestinal-epithelial insulin receptor knockout (IE-irKO) mice and both genetic (IRfl/fl and Villin-cre) controls. Quantitative proteomic analysis by Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) was applied to jejunal and colonic mucosa from mice fed a chow- or Western diet (WD). Jejunal mucosa from IE-irKO mice demonstrated alterations in all intestinal cell linages, Paneth, goblet, absorptive and enteroendocrine cells, whereas only goblet and absorptive cells were affected in the colon...
June 7, 2017: Endocrinology
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