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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315682/n-terminal-domain-of-the-cholesterol-transporter-niemann-pick-c1-like-1-npc1l1-is-essential-for-%C3%AE-tocopherol-transport
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Jun Kamishikiryo, Misaki Haraguchi, Shunsuke Nakashima, Yuka Tasaka, Hiroe Narahara, Narumi Sugihara, Tetsuya Nakamura, Tetsuo Morita
Both cholesterol and α-tocopherol are essential lipophilic nutrients for humans and animals. Although cholesterol in excess causes severe problems such as coronary heart disease, it is a necessary component of cell membranes and is the precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones and bile acids. Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) is a cholesterol transporter that is highly expressed in the small intestine and liver in humans and plays an important role in cholesterol homeostasis. Cholesterol promotes NPC1L1 endocytosis, which is an early step in cholesterol uptake...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299568/time-lapse-effect-of-ancient-plant-coal-biochar-on-some-soil-agrochemical-parameters-and-soil-characteristics
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Tamás Kocsis, Borbála Biró, Ákos Ulmer, Mónika Szántó, Zsolt Kotroczó
Biochar is a solid material obtained from reductive, oxygen-free processes, i.e. the thermo-chemical conversion of biomass in oxygen-limited environment. The obtained products have high carbon sequestration potential and strong nutrient-water absorption capacities because of the enlarged carbon surfaces. It is not yet clear how carbon stimulates agrochemical parameters in soil and how those characteristics are developing as time goes on a long-term basis. Samples of ancient (25, 35, 80 years old) plant coal-affected soils were collected in a temperate deciduous forest site located in the south part of the Bükk Mountains (in North Eastern Hungary)...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291806/effects-of-silicon-on-oryza-sativa-l-seedling-roots-under-simulated-acid-rain-stress
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Shuming Ju, Ningning Yin, Liping Wang, Cuiying Zhang, Yukun Wang
Silicon (Si) has an important function in reducing the damage of environmental stress on plants. Acid rain is a serious abiotic stress factor, and Si can alleviate the stress induced by acid rain on plants. Based on these assumptions, we investigated the effects of silicon on the growth, root phenotype, mineral element contents, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and antioxidative enzymes of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedling roots under simulated acid rain (SAR) stress. The results showed that the combined or single effects of Si and/or SAR on rice roots depend on the concentration of Si and the pH of the SAR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290290/mucus-interactions-with-liposomes-encapsulating-bioactives-interfacial-tensiometry-and-cellular-uptake-on-caco-2-and-cocultures-of-caco-2-ht29-mtx
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Yang Li, Elena Arranz, Anilda Guri, Milena Corredig
Structuring of delivery matrices in foods aquires careful designing for optimal delivery and subsiquent absorption of the beneficial compounds in the gut. There has been quite improvement in mimicking digestion and absorption in vitro but as of yet little is understood on mucus interference in nutrient absorption Therefore in this study interactions of human intestinal mucus with milk and soy phospholipids liposomes carring hydrophilic (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) or hydrophobic (β-carotene) bioactive molecules were investigated...
February 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282610/retinal-pigment-epithelium-secretome-a-diabetic-retinopathy-perspective
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REVIEW
Murugeswari Ponnalagu, Murali Subramani, Chaitra Jayadev, Rohit Shetty, Debashish Das
Diabetic retinopathy is a major complication of diabetes mellitus that can lead to retinal vascular abnormalities and visual impairment. While retinal endothelial pathology is well studied, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer modifications and the patho-physiological regulations are not widely understood. The RPE is a highly specialized pigmented layer regulating not only physiological functions such as transport of nutrients, ions, absorption of light, phagocytosis of photoreceptor membranes, but also secretion of a number of cytokines, chemokines, angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors...
March 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281512/-specific-features-of-impaired-intestinal-digestion-absorption-and-microbiocenosis-in-patients-with-cholelithiasis
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Ya M Vakhrushev, A P Lukashevich
AIM: To perform a comprehensive study of intestinal digestion, absorption, and microbiocenosis in various stages of cholelithiasis (CL). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 76 patients with of CL, including 44 patients with its Stage I and 32 patients with Stage II, were examined. Mono-, di - and polysaccharide load tests and a scatological study were performed to evaluate the processes of digestion and absorption in the intestine. The hydrogen breath test using lactulose was carried out to study small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264821/role-of-polarity-proteins-in-the-generation-and-organization-of-apical-surface-protrusions
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Gerard Apodaca
Protruding from the apical surfaces of epithelial cells are specialized structures, including cilia, microplicae, microvilli, and stereocilia. These contribute to epithelial function by cushioning the apical surface, by amplifying its surface area to facilitate nutrient absorption, and by promoting sensory transduction and barrier function. Despite these important roles, and the diseases that result when their formation is perturbed, there remain significant gaps in our understanding of the biogenesis of apical protrusions, or the pathways that promote their organization and orientation once at the apical surface...
March 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264818/trafficking-ion-transporters-to-the-apical-membrane-of-polarized-intestinal-enterocytes
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Amy Christine Engevik, James R Goldenring
Epithelial cells lining the gastrointestinal tract require distinct apical and basolateral domains to function properly. Trafficking and insertion of enzymes and transporters into the apical brush border of intestinal epithelial cells is essential for effective digestion and absorption of nutrients. Specific critical ion transporters are delivered to the apical brush border to facilitate fluid and electrolyte uptake. Maintenance of these apical transporters requires both targeted delivery and regulated membrane recycling...
March 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261022/emerging-roles-of-lymphatic-vasculature-in-immunity
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REVIEW
Ki-Wook Kim, Joo-Hye Song
The lymphatic vasculature has been regarded as a passive conduit for interstitial fluid and responsible for the absorption of macromolecules such as proteins or lipids and transport of nutrients from food. However, emerging data show that the lymphatic vasculature system plays an important role in immune modulation. One of its major roles is to coordinate antigen transport and immune-cell trafficking from peripheral tissues to secondary lymphoid organs, lymph nodes. This perspective was recently updated with the notion that the interaction between lymphatic endothelial cells and leukocytes controls the immune-cell migration and immune responses by regulating lymphatic flow and various secreted molecules such as chemokines and cytokines...
February 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259412/representing-interconversions-among-volatile-fatty-acids-in-the-molly-cow-model
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S Ghimire, R A Kohn, P Gregorini, R R White, M D Hanigan
The Molly cow model uses fixed stoichiometric coefficients for predicting volatile fatty acid (VFA) production from the fermented individual dietary nutrient fractions of forage and concentrate. We previously showed that predictions of VFA production had large errors and hypothesized that it was due to a lack of representation of carbon exchange among VFA. The objectives of the present study were to add VFA interconversion equations based on thermodynamics to the Molly cow model and evaluate the effect of these additions on model accuracy and precision of VFA predictions...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258126/effects-of-meal-and-incretins-in-the-regulation-of-splanchnic-blood-flow
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Jukka Koffert, Henri Honka, Jarmo Teuho, Saila Kauhanen, Saija Hurme, Riitta Parkkola, Vesa Oikonen, Andrea Mari, Andreas Lindqvist, Nils Wierup, Leif Groop, Pirjo Nuutila
OBJECTIVE: Meal ingestion is followed by a redistribution of blood flow (BF) within the splanchnic region contributing to nutrient absorption, insulin secretion and glucose disposal, but factors regulating this phenomenon in humans are poorly known. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the organ-specific changes in BF during a mixed-meal and incretin infusions. DESIGN: Non-randomized intervention study of 10 healthy adults to study splanchnic BF regulation...
March 3, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257936/signalling-in-the-gut-endocrine-axis
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REVIEW
Fiona M Gribble, Frank Reimann
Enteroendocrine cells are sensory cells located in the intestinal epithelium that produce a variety of hormonal regulators of gastrointestinal physiology, metabolism and food intake. They detect the absorption of a wide range of ingested nutrients via pathways that include transporter-mediated uptake, G-protein coupled receptors and ion channels. This review will describe mechanisms by which the L-cells that produce Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) respond to different components of ingested food, and the importance of these pathways not only for understanding physiology, but also for developing new treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity...
February 28, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254387/colectomy-induces-an-aldosterone-mediated-increase-in-jejunal-glucose-uptake-in-rats
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Maha Khachab, Amjad Kanaan, Dania Awad, Elie Deeba, Samira Osman, Camille F Nassar
AIMS: The main function of the colon is water and electrolyte absorption. Total colectomy eliminates this colonic function and may alter the absorptive capacity of the small intestine for nutrients. This study examines the effect of total colectomy on jejunal glucose absorption and investigates the potential role of aldosterone in mediating the alterations in glucose uptake post-colectomy using the aldosterone antagonist spironolactone. MAIN METHODS: Total colectomy with ileo-rectal anastomosis was performed on anesthetized rats...
February 27, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251411/a-fish-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-model-established-from-the-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-cell-line-rtgutgc
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Matteo Minghetti, Carolin Drieschner, Nadine Bramaz, Hannah Schug, Kristin Schirmer
The intestine of fish is a multifunctional organ: lined by only a single layer of specialized epithelial cells, it has various physiological roles including nutrient absorption and ion regulation. It moreover comprises an important barrier for environmental toxicants, including metals. Thus far, knowledge of the fish intestine is limited largely to in vivo or ex vivo investigations. Recently, however, the first fish intestinal cell line, RTgutGC, was established, originating from a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
March 1, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240164/effects-of-dietary-mycotoxins-on-gut-microbiome
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Kexin Du, C Wang, Ping Liu, Yuan Li, Xi Ma
The harmful effects of mycotoxins on intestinal health have received worldwide attention. Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi, and include aflatoxins, ochratoxins, patulin, fumonisins, zearalenone, trichothecenes, and ergot alkaloids. Insuring the absence or low levels of mycotoxins is critical for food and feed safety. Currently, the studies in this field have illuminated the adverse effects of mycotoxins on gut health including intestinal integrity and the gut-associated immune system...
February 22, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231393/effects-of-tissue-culture-and-mycorrhiza-applications-in-organic-farming-on-concentrations-of-phytochemicals-and-antioxidant-capacities-in-ginger-zingiber-officinale-roscoe-rhizomes-and-leaves
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Byungrok R Min, Lurline E Marsh, Keegan Brathwaite, Adebola O Daramola
Tissue culture and mycorrhiza applications can provide disease-free seedlings and enhanced nutrient absorption, respectively, for organic farming. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is rich in phytochemicals and has various health-protective potentials. This study was aimed at determining effects of tissue culture and mycorrhiza applications alone or in combinations in organic farming on phytochemical contents (total phenolics and flavonoids [TP and TF, respectively], gingerol and shogaol homologues, phenolic acids, and carotenoids) and antioxidant capacities (DPPH [2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl] radical scavenging, oxygen radical absorbance (ORAC), and iron-chelating capacities [ICC]) in solvent-extractable (Free) and cell-wall-matrix-bound (Bound) fractions of ginger rhizome and Free fraction of the leaves in comparison with non-organics...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225873/alert-for-bone-alterations-and-low-serum-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-intestinal-inflammatory-disease
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Lorete Maria da Silva Kotze, Carolina Tabata Costa, Murilo Franco Cavassani, Renato Mitsunori Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine that can reduce the absorption of nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium. OBJECTIVE: To investigate bone alterations and serum levels of vitamin D in patients with IBD. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study based on a review of medical records of patients from a private office in Curitiba, PR, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222383/simultaneous-biogas-upgrading-and-centrate-treatment-in-an-outdoors-pilot-scale-high-rate-algal-pond
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Esther Posadas, David Marín, Saúl Blanco, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz
The bioconversion of biogas to biomethane coupled to centrate treatment was evaluated in an outdoors pilot scale high rate algal pond interconnected to an external CO2-H2S absorption column (AC) via settled broth recirculation. CO2-removal efficiencies ranged from 50 to 95% depending on the alkalinity of the cultivation broth and environmental conditions, while a complete H2S removal was achieved regardless of the operational conditions. A maximum CH4 concentration of 94% with a limited O2 and N2 stripping was recorded in the upgraded biogas at recycling liquid/biogas ratios in the AC of 1 and 2...
February 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216010/uptake-of-benzo-a-pyrene-but-not-of-phenanthrene-is-inhibited-by-fatty-acids-in-intestinal-brush-border-membrane-vesicles-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#19
Stefan de Gelder, Liselot van Och, Jan Zethof, Thamar N M Pelgrim, Josef D Rasinger, Gert Flik, Marc H G Berntssen, Peter H M Klaren
Partial replacement of fish ingredients with vegetable ingredients has elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Atlantic salmon reared on these feeds. PAH uptake in the intestinal tract is postulated to occur in association with lipid absorption and could well be affected by fatty acid composition. We therefore investigated the effects of a fish oil and vegetable oil fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and oleic acid (18:1n-9) respectively, on the uptake of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and phenanthrene (PHE) across the intestinal brush border membrane in the salmonid species rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
February 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215130/exogenous-glucagon-like-peptide-1-attenuates-glucose-absorption-and-reduces-blood-glucose-concentration-after-small-intestinal-glucose-delivery-in-critical-illness
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Asaf Miller, Adam M Deane, Mark P Plummer, Caroline E Cousins, Lee-Anne S Chapple, Michael Horowitz, Marianne J Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of exogenous glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) on small intestinal glucose absorption and blood glucose concentrations during critical illness. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective, blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over, randomised trial in a mixed medical-surgical adult intensive care unit, with 12 mechanically ventilated critically ill patients, who were suitable for receiving small intestinal nutrient. INTERVENTIONS: On consecutive days, in a randomised order, participants received intravenous GLP-1 (1...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
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