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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925102/continued-alcohol-misuse-in-human-cirrhosis-is-associated-with-an-impaired-gut-liver-axis
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Jasmohan S Bajaj, Genta Kakiyama, Derrick Zhao, Hajime Takei, Andrew Fagan, Phillip Hylemon, Huiping Zhou, William M Pandak, Hiroshi Nittono, Oliver Fiehn, Nita Salzman, Mary Holtz, Pippa Simpson, Edith A Gavis, Douglas M Heuman, Runping Liu, Dae Joong Kang, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Patrick M Gillevet
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis and alcohol can independently affect the gut-liver axis with systemic inflammation. However their concurrent impact in humans is unclear. AIM: Determine the effect of continued alcohol misuse on the gut-liver axis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Age and MELD-balanced cirrhotic patients who were currently drinking (Alc) or abstinent (NAlc), and healthy controls underwent serum and stool collection. A subset underwent upper endoscopy and colonoscopy for biopsies and duodenal fluid collection...
September 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921469/microbial-factors-in-inflammatory-diseases-and-cancers
#2
Hong Sheng Ong, Howard Chi Ho Yim
The intestinal microbes form a symbiotic relationship with their human host to harvest energy for themselves and their host and to shape the immune system of their host. However, alteration of this relationship, which is named as a dysbiosis, has been associated with the development of different inflammatory diseases and cancers. It is found that metabolites, cellular components, and virulence factors derived from the gut microbiota interact with the host locally or systemically to modulate the dysbiosis and the development of these diseases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917082/protective-effect-of-salusin-%C3%AE-and-salusin-%C3%AE-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-ulcer-in-rats
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Ayhan Tanyeli, Ersen Eraslan, Elif Polat, Tuğba Bal
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with gastric ulcers, including gastric mucosal lesions. Salusin-α and salusin-β are bioactive peptides having 28 and 20 amino acids, respectively. Salusin-α and salusin-β immunoreactivity has been detected in the stomach and in the intestines. It has been reported that the salusins regulate the cytokine levels and decrease the infarct area in the heart tissue after ischemia. In this study, we investigated the effects of the salusins in the gastric injury formed with ethanol...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914862/-liver-diseases-the-pathogenetic-role-of-the-gut-microbiome-and-the-potential-of-treatment-for-its-modulation
#4
K A Aitbaev, I T Murkamilov, V V Fomin
The paper gives an update on the role of the gut microbiome (GM) in the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, liver cirrhosis (LC), and its complications, such as hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and discusses the possibilities of its correction with prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). The pathophysiology of the liver diseases in question demonstrates some common features that are characterized by pathogenic changes in the composition of the gastrointestinal tract microflora, by intestinal barrier impairments, by development of endotoxemia, by increased liver expression of proinflammatory factors, and by development of liver inflammation...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906444/short-term-intake-of-a-fructose-fat-and-cholesterol-rich-diet-causes-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice-effect-of-antibiotic-treatment
#5
Annette Brandt, Cheng Jun Jin, Katja Nolte, Cathrin Sellmann, Anna Janina Engstler, Ina Bergheim
Intestinal microbiota and barrier functions seem to play an important role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, whether these changes are an early event in the development of NAFLD or are primarily associated with later stages of the disease, has not yet been clarified. Using a pair-feeding model, we determined the effects of a short-term intake of a fat-, fructose- and cholesterol-rich diet (FFC) on the development of early hepatic steatosis and markers of intestinal barrier function in mice treated with and without non-resorbable antibiotics (AB)...
September 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905102/digestive-system-in-psoriasis-an-update
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REVIEW
Daniel Pietrzak, Aldona Pietrzak, Dorota Krasowska, Andrzej Borzęcki, Kinga Franciszkiewicz-Pietrzak, Beata Polkowska-Pruszyńska, Maja Baranowska, Kristian Reich
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated disorder associated and often coexisting with many other immune-related clinical conditions including those affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Data obtained from the reviewed literature suggest an association between psoriasis and pathologies of the oral cavity, both psoriasis-specific lesions, as well as non-specific, such as geographic tongue or fissured tongue. These findings show the importance of thorough examination of oral mucosa in psoriatic patients...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903068/the-influence-of-hydroalcoholic-media-on-the-performance-of-grewia-polysaccharide-in-sustained-release-tablets
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E I Nep, M H Mahdi, A O Adebisi, C Dawson, K Walton, P J Bills, B R Conway, A M Smith, K Asare-Addo
Co-administration of drugs with alcohol can affect the plasma concentration of drugs in patients. It is also known that the excipients used in the formulation of drugs may not always be resistant to alcohol. This study evaluates effect of varying alcohol concentrations on theophylline release from two grades of Grewia mollis polysaccharides. X-ray microtomography showed that native polysaccharide formulation compacts were not homogenous after the mixing process resulting in its failure in swelling studies. Removal of starch from the native polysaccharide resulted in homogenous formulation compacts resistant to damage in high alcoholic media in pH 6...
September 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895387/chaenomeles-%C3%A2-health-promoting-benefits
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Katarzyna Watychowicz, Katarzyna Janda, Karolina Jakubczyk, Jolanta Wolska
Chaenomeles is a genus of deciduous spiny in the family of Rosaceae (Pomoideae subfamily). For centuries, the plant was used for a treatment of anemia, rheumatism, gout and cardiovascular diseases. The chemical composition studies of Chaenomeles showed the presence of many biologically active compounds, such as: phenolic compounds, organic acids, terpenoids, alcohols, ketones or aldehydes. Fruit of Chaenomeles has the largest applying potential due to extensive use of medicinal and high concentration of vitamin C...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891127/helicobacter-pylori-gastric-cancer-and-other-gastrointestinal-malignancies
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REVIEW
Marino Venerito, Riccardo Vasapolli, Theodore Rokkas, Jean-Charles Delchier, Peter Malfertheiner
In a retrospective study performed in California, U.S.A., ca. 3% of patients with gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) developed gastric cancer (GC) within a median time period of 4.6 years after diagnosis of GIM. This observation stresses the importance of targeted surveillance even in regions with a low GC prevalence. Patients with alcoholic liver disease as well as survivors of colorectal and lobular breast cancer were found to be at increased risk of secondary GC. A population-based Chinese study confirmed "serologic biopsy" as a useful screening tool for stratifying the individual risk of developing GC...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884726/-polyneuropathies-in-intestinal-diseases
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I V Damulin, D A Degterev
Different aspects of polyneuropathies (PN) developed due to the deficit of group B vitamins in intestinal diseases are considered. Neurological disturbances related to intestinal diseases are caused by malabsorption that leads to the deficit of some compounds extremely important for normal cell metabolism, pathological changes of mucous coat of the stomach and intestine and higher sensitivity to the plant protein gluten. Vitamin B12 deficit can lead to a number of neurological disturbances; patients with pernicious anemia most often develop myelopathy and PN...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880885/markers-of-intestinal-permeability-are-already-altered-in-early-stages-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-studies-in-children
#11
Anika Nier, Anna Janina Engstler, Ina Barbara Maier, Ina Bergheim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent studies have shown that patients with manifest non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), e.g. steatosis grade 3 or steatohepatitis with or without beginning fibrosis frequently show altered fecal microbiota composition and elevated bacterial endotoxin levels. However, if these alterations are signs of a progressing disease or are already found in initial disease stages has not yet been clarified. METHODS: Twenty children with simple steatosis (grade 1) diagnosed by ultrasound and 29 normal weight healthy control children (age <10 years) were included in the study (mean age 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876011/a-study-of-the-prebiotic-like-effects-of-tomato-juice-consumption-in-rats-with-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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F J García-Alonso, R González-Barrio, G Martín-Pozuelo, N Hidalgo, I Navarro-González, D Masuero, E Soini, U Vrhovsek, M J Periago
Gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. We investigated whether tomato juice consumption for 5 weeks could ameliorate high-fat diet-induced alterations in certain intestinal bacterial groups and products arising from their metabolism (short-chain fatty acids and microbial phenolic catabolites). For this, we used a rat model with NAFLD induced by a high-fat diet, involving four experimental groups: NA (standard diet and water), NL (standard diet and tomato juice), HA (high-fat diet and water) and HL (high-fat diet and tomato juice)...
September 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871457/protective-effect-of-1-25-dihydroxy-vitamin-d3-on-pepsin-trypsin-resistant-gliadin-induced-tight-junction-injuries
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Shouquan Dong, Tikka Prabhjot Singh, Xin Wei, Huang Yao, Hongling Wang
BACKGROUND: Tight junction (TJ) injuries induced by pepsin-trypsin-resistant gliadin (PT-G) play an important role in the pathogenesis of celiac disease. Previously, 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 (VD3) was reported to be a TJ regulator that attenuates lipopolysaccharide- and alcohol-induced TJ injuries. However, whether VD3 can attenuate PT-G-induced TJ injuries is unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of VD3 on PT-G-induced TJ injuries. METHODS: Caco-2 monolayers were used as in vitro models...
September 4, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870670/il-1-receptor-like-1-protects-against-alcoholic-liver-injury-by-limiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-hepatic-macrophages
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Meng Wang, Guannan Shen, Liangguo Xu, Xiaodong Liu, Jared M Brown, Dechun Feng, Ruth Ann Ross, Bin Gao, Suthat Liangpunsakul, Cynthia Ju
BACKGROUND & AIM: Alcohol consumption, through increasing intestinal permeability and causing hepatocytes damage, leads to the release of pathogen- and damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (PAMPs and DAMPs). These molecules stimulate hepatic macrophages (MΦs) and activate NF-κB, resulting in inflammation and exacerbating alcoholic liver disease (ALD). However, much less is known about the mechanisms attenuating inflammation and preventing disease progression in the majority of the heavy drinkers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869021/-acute-impact-of-the-small-intestine-in-a-patient-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-and-alcohol-intake
#15
Thomas Korgaard Jensen
This case recounts the management of a patient, who had previously undergone laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and was admitted with sudden onset of severe abdominal pain. A computed tomography suggested acute ischaemia of the Roux limb. A normal diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, and a subsequent upper endoscopy showed a severely inflamed Roux limb. The patient informed that he had accidentally ingested a single glass of strong liquor. The endoscopy was repeated a month after discharge and was normal...
August 21, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843478/chronic-alcohol-consumption-regulates-the-expression-of-poly-immunoglobulin-receptor-pigr-and-secretory-iga-in-the-gut
#16
María C López
The effect of ethanol (EtOH) on the gut immune system was analyzed using an experimental model previously described, where EtOH was provided ad libitum in the drinking water in a 20% w/v concentration for up to 12weeks. Dendritic cells, T cells and macrophages were analyzed in Peyer's patches and the small intestines using flow cytometry. Cytokine and immunoglobulin levels were analyzed in sera, feces, and homogenates from small and large intestines and lungs. Decreases in the proportion of T cells and alterations in dendritic cells and macrophages were observed after EtOH treatment...
August 23, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840806/microbiota-liver-diseases-and-alcohol
#17
Anne-Marie Cassard, Philippe Gérard, Gabriel Perlemuter
Being overweight and obesity are the leading causes of liver disease in Western countries. Liver damage induced by being overweight can range from steatosis, harmless in its simple form, to steatohepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Alcohol consumption is an additional major cause of liver disease. Not all individuals who are overweight or excessively consume alcohol develop nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) or alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and advanced liver disease. The role of the intestinal microbiota (IM) in the susceptibility to liver disease in this context has been the subject of recent studies...
August 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830133/-associations-between-body-mass-index-and-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-and-intestinal-metaplasia
#18
Nari Kim, Chang Ho Youn, A Sol Kim, Hae Jin Ko, Hyo Min Kim, Hana Moon, Sujung Park
Background/Aims: Chronic atrophic gastritis (AG) and intestinal metaplasia (IM) of the stomach are premalignant lesions. The present study aimed to examine the associations between obesity and these lesions. Methods: A total of 2,997 patients, who underwent gastroscopy, participated in this study, excluding those who had been diagnosed with gastric cancer. Participants were divided into four groups based on their body mass index (BMI). The risk of AG and IM with increasing BMI was analyzed in men and women, separately...
August 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821152/the-common-lavender-lavandula-angustifolia-mill-pectic-polysaccharides-modulate-phagocytic-leukocytes-and-intestinal-peyer-s-patch-cells
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Yordan N Georgiev, Berit S Paulsen, Hiroaki Kiyohara, Milan Ciz, Manol H Ognyanov, Ondrej Vasicek, Frode Rise, Petko N Denev, Haruki Yamada, Antonin Lojek, Vesselin Kussovski, Hilde Barsett, Albert I Krastanov, Irina Z Yanakieva, Maria G Kratchanova
Two pectic (chPS-L1, chPS-L2) and one polyphenolic (chPP-L) fractions were obtained from lavender flowers after boiling water extraction, exhaustive removing of alcohol-soluble molecules and SEC. chPS-L1 (52.4kDa) contains mainly low-acetylated and high-methoxylated homogalacturonans (HG), and smaller rhamnogalacturonan (RG) I backbone fragments rich in 1,3,5-branched arabinan and arabinogalactan (AG) II side chains. chPS-L2 (21.8kDa) contains predominantly similarly esterified HG, followed by RGI with AGII structures and RGII...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792647/ultra-short-bowel-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-liver-fibrosis-in-adults-with-home-parenteral-nutrition
#20
Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Lore Billiauws, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Vanessa Bondjemah, Nicolas Poté, Olivier Corcos, Valérie Paradis, Francisca Joly
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease is rare in adults and risk factors are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors of liver fibrosis in adults receiving home parenteral nutrition for intestinal failure and its impact on survival. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed patients with irreversible intestinal failure who underwent a liver biopsy between 2000 and 2013. Significant liver fibrosis was defined as ≥F2 according to NASH-CRN score...
August 9, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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