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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152585/total-lipopolysaccharide-from-the-human-gut-microbiome-silences-toll-like-receptor-signaling
#1
Eva d'Hennezel, Sahar Abubucker, Leon O Murphy, Thomas W Cullen
Cohabitation of microbial communities with the host enables the formation of a symbiotic relationship that maintains homeostasis in the gut and beyond. One prevailing model suggests that this relationship relies on the capacity of host cells and tissues to remain tolerant to the strong immune stimulation generated by the microbiota such as the activation of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathways by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Indeed, gut microbial LPS is thought to be one of the most potent activators of innate immune signaling and an important mediator of the microbiome's influence on host physiology...
November 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152528/x-linked-lissencephaly-with-absent-corpus-callosum-and-abnormal-genitalia-an-evolving-multisystem-syndrome-with-severe-congenital-intestinal-diarrhea-disease
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David Coman, Tom Fullston, Cheryl Shoubridge, Richard Leventer, Flora Wong, Simon Nazaretian, Ian Simpson, Josef Gecz, George McGillivray
X-linked lissencephaly with abnormal genitalia is a rare and devastating syndrome. The authors present an infant with a multisystem phenotype where the intestinal manifestations were as life limiting as the central nervous system features. Severe chronic diarrhea resulted in failure to thrive, dehydration, electrolyte derangements, long-term hospitalization, and prompted transition to palliative care. Other multisystem manifestations included megacolon, colitis, pancreatic insufficiency hypothalamic dysfunction, hypothyroidism, and hypophosphatasia...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151426/-effects-of-antibiotics-on-intestinal-microflora-and-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-and-its-mechanisms
#3
Yue Han, Yuxin Leng, Gaiqi Yao
Antibiotics are the cornerstone to cure infectious diseases, however, it also destroys the intestinal inherent microflora, and may cause serious gastrointestinal dysfunction, such as abdominal distension, diarrhea, mucosal barrier damage etc. In severe conditions, it may induce intestinal sepsis. With the development of the human microbiology group program and the popularity of microbial sequencing technology, people can comprehend the effects of antibiotics on intestinal flora deeply, meanwhile the traditional biomedical model (the basis of bacterial disease) is questioned...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136611/gut-microbiota-in-health-and-disease
#4
Yuichiro Yamashiro
Intestinal regulatory T (Treg) cells are critical to maintaining immune tolerance to dietary antigens and gut microbiota. This paper reviews several papers on this topic that were recently published by Japanese researchers. Specifically, Prof. K. Honda and his group have found that commensal microbiota capable of metabolizing butyrate induces the differentiation of colonic Treg cells. In a separate work, Prof. Y. Yokoyama and his group used a novel, culture-independent analytical method (the Yakult Intestinal Flora-Scan) for detection of bacteria in the bloodstream...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133215/myocardial-infarction-and-gut-microbiota-an-incidental-connection
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REVIEW
Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Abolfazl Barzegari, Marisol Zuluaga, Didier Letourneur, Graciela Pavon-Djavid
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the main cause of cardiovascular crises that entails serious concerns in mortality, morbidity, and cost to the society. The main therapeutic goal of modern cardiology is to develop novel approaches to minimize inflammation, myocardial necrosis/apoptosis, and enhance cardiac repair after MI. Though MI can be affected by genetic and environmental factors, the search for targeting lifestyle factors has been of greater interest. One such potential factor is the microbiota, the human intestinal microbial community...
November 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130220/-current-research-progress-and-thinking-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-disorders
#6
Ning Li, Hongliang Tian
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as fecal bacteriotherapy or fecal infusion, consists of injection of a liquid filtrate of feces from a healthy donor into the gastrointestinal tract of a recipient individual. FMT has been proposed as a therapeutic approach for functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract by reestablishment of a wide diversity of intestinal flora. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment guideline from American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) recommends that FMT can be used as the treatment protocols of relapse CDI...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126363/the-intestinal-absorption-properties-of-flavonoids-in-hippopha%C3%A3-rhamnoides-extracts-by-an-in-situ-single-pass-intestinal-perfusion-model
#7
Lei Xin, Xiao-Hui Liu, Jun Yang, Hong-Yi Shen, Guang Ji, Xiu-Feng Shi, Yan Xie
The purpose of this study was to investigate the absorption properties of isorhamnetin (IS), quercetin (QU), and kaempferol (KA) in total flavones of Hippophaë rhamnoides L. (TFH) by an in situ single-pass intestinal perfusion model. The results indicated that IS, QU, and KA in TFH were absorbed site-dependently, and both enterohepatic circulation and intestinal flora could participate in their absorption processes. The absorption mechanisms of IS, QU, and KA in TFH were involved in both passive diffusion and active transport, and the mediation of efflux transporter multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) should not be neglected...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119101/effect-of-dual-infection-with-eimeria-tenella-and-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus-on-the-cecal-microbiome-in-specific-pathogen-free-chicks
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Ning Cui, Xiuzhen Wang, Qi Wang, Hongmei Li, Fangkun Wang, Xiaomin Zhao
Understanding gut microflora alterations associated with gut parasites and other pathogens that drive these alterations may help to promote the understanding of intestinal flora's role in multiple-infected individuals. This study examined the effects of dual infection with Eimeria tenella and subgroup J avian leukosis virus (ALV-J) on the chick cecal microbiome. Specific-pathogen-free (SPF) chicks were infected with either ALV-J strain NX0101 at 1 day of age or E. tenella at 14 days of age, another group was infected with both pathogens...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113344/polysaccharides-from-chrysanthemum-morifolium-ramat-ameliorate-colitis-rats-by-modulating-the-intestinal-microbiota-community
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Jin-Hua Tao, Jin-Ao Duan, Shu Jiang, Nan-Nan Feng, Wen-Qian Qiu, Yong Ling
The gut microflora dysbiosis has been closely related with the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, the effect of polysaccharides from Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat on the gut microbiota was evaluated by ulcerative colitis (UC) rat model. Physiological and pathological analyses suggested that Chrysanthemum polysaccharides possessed notably protective effects on UC in vivo. Based on the Illumina MiSeq platform, 16S rRNA sequencing of the rat colonic contents indicated that the intestinal flora structure remarkably changed in the model rats and the tendency was alleviated to a certain degree by treatment with different dosages of Chrysanthemum polysaccharides...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108214/-association-between-intestinal-flora-imbalance-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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M J Ma, J Wu
With the improvement of living standards in recent years, the incidence rate of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has kept increasing, with 15%-30% in general population and 50%-90% in obese population. The "second-hit" theory has been widely recognized as the pathogenesis of NAFLD. In-depth studies have found that intestinal flora imbalance may promote the progression of NAFLD by increasing energy absorption in the body, damaging intestinal mucosal barrier, and producing large amounts of toxic metabolites, which provides a new direction for exploring the pathogenesis of NAFLD and effective therapies...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101654/inflammatory-bowel-disease-effects-on-bone-and-mechanisms
#11
Francisco A Sylvester
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with decreased bone mass and alterations in bone geometry from the time of diagnosis, before anti-inflammatory therapy is instituted. Deficits in bone mass can persist despite absence of symptoms of active IBD. The effects of IBD on the skeleton are complex. Protein-calorie malnutrition, inactivity, hypogonadism, deficits in calcium intake and vitamin D consumption and synthesis, stunted growth in children, decreased skeletal muscle mass, and inflammation all likely play a role...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099071/%C3%A2-h-nmr-based-metabonomics-of-the-protective-effect-of-coptis-chinensis-and-berberine-on-cinnabar-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Guangyue Su, Haifeng Wang, Yuxian Gao, Gang Chen, Yuehu Pei, Jiao Bai
Coptis chinensis Franch has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating infectious and inflammatory diseases for over two thousand years. Berberine (BN), an isoquinoline alkaloid, is the main component of Coptis chinensis. The pharmacological basis for its therapeutic effects, which include hepatoprotective effects on liver injuries, has been studied intensively, yet the therapy of liver injuries and underlying mechanism remain unclear. We investigated the detoxification mechanism of Coptis chinensis and berberine using metabolomics of urine and serum in the present study...
November 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081776/innate-lymphoid-cells-in-intestinal-inflammation
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REVIEW
Alessandra Geremia, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that encompasses Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis. The cause of IBD is unknown, but the evidence suggests that an aberrant immune response toward the commensal bacterial flora is responsible for disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Results from animal models of colitis and human studies indicate a role for innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in the pathogenesis of chronic intestinal inflammation in IBD. ILC are a population of lymphocytes that are enriched at mucosal sites, where they play a protective role against pathogens including extracellular bacteria, helminthes, and viruses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071167/16s-rdna-analysis-of-the-effect-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-on-pulmonary-and-intestinal-flora
#14
REVIEW
Tianhao Liu, Zhongshan Yang, Xiaomei Zhang, Niping Han, Jiali Yuan, Yu Cheng
This study aims to explore the effect of FMT on regulations of dysbacteriosis of pulmonary and intestinal flora in rats with 16S rDNA sequencing technology. A total of 27 SPF rats (3-4 weeks old) were randomly divided into three groups: normal control group (K), model control group (MX), and fecal microbiota transplantation group (FMT); each group contained nine rats. The OTU values of the pulmonary and intestinal flora of the MX group decreased significantly compared with the normal control group. After FMT, the OTU value of pulmonary flora increased, while the value of OTU in intestinal flora declined...
December 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070463/-structural-changes-of-gut-microbiota-after-gastric-bypass-in-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#15
Min Lang, Ke-Hong Zheng, Song-Hua Zeng, Yuan Yang, Liang-Ping Wu, Zong-Hai Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the structural changes inintestinal flora and metabolic changes in type 2 diabetic patients with obesity(BMI≥40 kg/m(2))by sequencing the 16S rRNA genes. METHODS: Stool samples were collected from 4 diabetic patients before and after gastric bypass surgery for extraction of the total DNA. The diversity of the intestinal flora in the samples was investigated by 16S rRNA sequencing. After surgery, the changes in glucose and lipid metabolism were evaluated in the patients, and the changesin body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio were assessed at 3 month intervals...
October 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068487/nature-nurture-and-microbes-the-development-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
REVIEW
H Wekerle
This paper argues that multiple sclerosis (MS) is the result of an autoimmune attack against components of the central nervous system (CNS). The effector cells involved in the pathogenic process are CNS-autoreactive T cells present in the healthy immune system in a resting state. Upon activation, these cells cross the blood-brain barrier and attack the CNS target tissue. Recent evidence indicates that autoimmune activation may happen in the intestine, following an interaction of bacterial components of the gut flora with local CNS autoreactive T cells...
November 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061584/low-cerebral-exposure-cannot-hinder-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-panax-notoginsenosides
#17
Haofeng Li, Jingcheng Xiao, Xinuo Li, Huimin Chen, Dian Kang, Yuhao Shao, Boyu Shen, Zhangpei Zhu, Xiaoxi Yin, Lin Xie, Guangji Wang, Yan Liang
A bidirectional route of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, termed the "gut-brain axis", is becoming increasingly relevant to treatment of cerebral damage. Panax Notoginsenoside extract (PNE) is extremely popular for prevention and treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular ischemic diseases although their plasma and cerebral exposure levels were extremely low. To date, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of PNE remain largely unknown. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of PNE are systematically studied via investigating the regulation of PNE on gastrointestinal microbial community and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors...
October 23, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056165/the-leaky-gut-and-altered-microbiome-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Wei Ling Lau, Nosratola D Vaziri
Chronic kidney disease results in disruption of the intestinal epithelial barrier as well as profound changes in the gut microbial flora. These events are largely mediated by (1) heavy influx of circulating urea to the gut lumen and (2) dietary restrictions of foods containing high fiber (such as fruits and vegetable) and symbiotic organisms (such as yogurt and cheese) imposed to mitigate hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia. Collectively, these factors promote systemic inflammation and cardiovascular morbidity by mediating microbial dysbiosis, disruption of the intestinal epithelial barrier, and translocation of endotoxin, bacterial fragments, and uremic toxins across the "leaky gut" into the bloodstream...
November 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044345/first-report-of-granulicatella-sp-endocarditis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
#19
Flávio Jota de Paula, Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Ramaiane Aparecida Bridi, Alice Tung Wan Song, Elias David-Neto
Granulicatella and Abiotrophia are genera of fastidious Gram-positive cocci commensal of the oral, genitourinary, and intestinal flora. We report the first case of infective endocarditis caused by Granulicatella sp. in a kidney transplant recipient. A 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for investigation of fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. On physical examination, he was dehydrated. Laboratory tests identified impaired renal function (creatinine level of 15.5 mg/dl; reference, 3...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027424/-research-progress-on-therapeutic-targets-of-active-components-in-chinese-herbs-for-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Yu-Ting Pan, Fang-Yuan Xu, Xi-Zhong Yu, Wen-Bin Shang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) is a kind of metabolic liver injury, which is closely associated with insulin resistance and genetic susceptibility. Traditional Chinese herbs used in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are widely investigated in recent years. A series of recent studies show that the effects of the active components in traditional Chinese herbs on NAFLD are associated with activating AMPK signaling pathway, improving insulin resistance, modulating the activity and expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities and regulating intestinal flora...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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