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Intestinal alkaline phosphatase

Esther Peters, Bülent Ergin, Asli Kandil, Ebru Gurel-Gurevin, Andrea van Elsas, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Peter Pickkers, Can Ince
Two small clinical trials indicated that administration of bovine intestinal alkaline phosphatase (AP) improves renal function in critically ill patients with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (AKI), for which the mechanism of action is not completely understood. Here, we investigated the effects of a newly developed human recombinant AP (recAP) on renal oxygenation and hemodynamics and prevention of kidney damage and inflammation in two in vivo AKI models. To induce AKI, male Wistar rats (n=18) were subjected to renal ischemia (30min) and reperfusion (I/R), or sham-operated...
October 16, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
S H Lauz Medeiros, A de Oliveira Menezes, L Zogbi, E Frasson de Souza Montero
BACKGROUND: The ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) phenomenon can cause the dysfunction of some transplanted organs and other distant organs. Liver surgery success, including transplantations, may depend on the adverse effects of intestinal mucosa injury arising from temporary porta triad occlusion. The study objective was to examine I/R liver effects on the small intestine in rats after N-acetylcysteine (NAC) treatment. METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Jianhui Li, Jianmin Yuan, Zhiqiang Miao, Yuming Guo
The objective of this experiment was to characterize the mRNA expression profile of type IIb sodium-inorganic phosphate cotransporter (NaPi-IIb) and the biochemical values of serum alkaline phosphatase (AKP), calcium, inorganic phosphorus, tibial ash and minerals of broiler chickens with aging. A total of 56 one-day-old Arbor Acres male broiler chickens were used. Broiler chickens were weighed and samples were collected weekly from day 1. The result showed that before the growth inflection point, ash, calcium, and phosphorus content in the tibia of broiler chickens increased with growth (before 3 weeks of age), although there were no significant differences in chicks at different ages in the later period of the experiment and weight gain rate was relatively slow at this stage (4 to 6 weeks)...
September 27, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Kathleen M Gura, Andrew E Mulberg, Paul D Mitchell, John Yap, Clara Y Kim, Minjun Chen, Alexis Potemkin, Mark Puder
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) is complex and diagnosed by concurrent use of parenteral nutrition, clinical presentation, and alterations in hepatic biomarkers exclusive of other causes of liver disease. In comparison with individual measures, composite biomarkers may provide a more effective means for assessing disease progression and response to treatment than single parameters. Since IFALD is considered by some to be a type of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), those diagnostic criteria could potentially be used in this population...
September 28, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Esther Peters, Ravindra L Mehta, Patrick T Murray, Jürgen Hummel, Michael Joannidis, John A Kellum, Jacques Arend, Peter Pickkers
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 55-60% of critically ill patients, and sepsis is the most common underlying cause. No pharmacological treatment options are licensed to treat sepsis-associated AKI (SA-AKI); only supportive renal replacement therapy (RRT) is available. One of the limited number of candidate compounds in clinical development to treat SA-AKI is alkaline phosphatase (AP). The renal protective effect of purified bovine intestinal AP has been demonstrated in critically ill sepsis patients...
2016: BMJ Open
Isaac Julius Asiedu-Gyekye, Samuel Frimpong-Manso, Benoit Banga N'guessan, Mahmood Abdulai Seidu, Paul Osei-Prempeh, Daniel Kwaku Boamah
Unsweetened natural cocoa powder (UNCP) is a pulverized high-grade powder of compressed solid blocks which remains after extraction. Little scientific data is available concerning its safety despite the presence of potential toxic elements. Elemental composition in UNCP was analyzed with ED-XRF spectroscopy. Single oral high dose toxicity study was conducted on adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (150 g) by the limit test method. One group received water and the test group 2000 mg/kg UNCP. All animals were observed for 14 days and then euthanized for haematological, biochemical, and histopathological examinations...
2016: Journal of Toxicology
Walter E Cabrera, Geert Behets, Ludwig Lamberts, Patrick D'Haese
UNLABELLED: The role of lead (Pb) as an environmental cause of nephropathy is difficult to ascertain due to the difficulty to determine clinically its exposure. AIM: To assess lead levels and renal function in a group of males working in mechanical workshops. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Blood and urine samples were obtained from 100 mechanical workshop workers aged 38 ± 16 years and 95 non-exposed office clerks aged 37 ± 17 years. Blood lead and creatinine levels were determined...
June 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
Pervaiz Ali Channar, Syed Jawad Ali Shah, Sidra Hassan, Zaib Un Nisa, Joanna Lecka, Jean Sévigny, Jürgen Bajorath, Aamer Saeed, Jamshed Iqbal
A series of isonicotinohydrazides derivatives were synthesized and tested against recombinant human and rat ecto-5'-nucleotidases (h-e5'NT & r-e5'NT) and alkaline phosphatase isozymes including both bovine tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (b-TNAP) and tissue specific calf intestinal alkaline phosphatase (c-IAP). These enzymes are implicated in vascular calcifications, hypophosphatasia, solid tumors and cancers, such as colon, lung, breast, pancreas and ovary. All tested compounds were active against both enzymes...
September 2, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Venkatachalam Sukumaran, Se Chang Park, Sib Sankar Giri
This study evaluated the effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale) as a feeding supplement on the growth, skin mucus immune parameters, and cytokine-related gene expression of Labeo rohita, and its susceptibility to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Diets containing six different concentrations of dried ginger (0% [basal diet], 0.2% [G2], 0.4% [G4], 0.6% [G6], 0.8% [G8], and 1.0% [G10] were fed to fish (average weight: 12.3 g) for 60 days. Growth parameters were examined at 30 and 60 days post-feeding. Skin mucosal immune responses and gene expression were examined 60 days post-feeding...
October 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Abigail N Koppes, Megha Kamath, Courtney A Pfluger, Daniel D Burkey, Mehmet Dokmeci, Lin Wang, Rebecca L Carrier
Native small intestine possesses distinct multi-scale structures (e.g., crypts, villi) not included in traditional 2D intestinal culture models for drug delivery and regenerative medicine. The known impact of structure on cell function motivates exploration of the influence of intestinal topography on the phenotype of cultured epithelial cells, but the irregular, macro- to submicron-scale features of native intestine are challenging to precisely replicate in cellular growth substrates. Herein, we utilized chemical vapor deposition of Parylene C on decellularized porcine small intestine to create polymeric intestinal replicas containing biomimetic irregular, multi-scale structures...
2016: Biofabrication
Ntshepisa Lebetwa, Takakazu Mitani, Soichiro Nakamura, Shigeru Katayama
BACKGROUND: Current research on the gastro-intestinal digestion of milk-casein strongly suggests the existence of novel bioactive peptides having antiviral activities that are attributable to their immunostimulatory effects. Here, we investigated the antiviral activity of casein peptides rich in phosphate groups, such as casein phosphopeptide (CPP-III). RESULTS: We prepared two types of CPP with different phosphorylation levels to clarify the role of the phosphate group...
August 22, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Claudemir Kuhn Faccioli, Renata Alari Chedid, Ricardo Hideo Mori, Antônio Carlos do Amaral, Irene Bastos Franceschini-Vicentini, Carlos Alberto Vicentini
This cytochemical study investigated the acid and alkaline phosphatase of the digestive tract of Hemisorubim platyrhynchos. Acid phosphatase was detected in the lining epithelium throughout the digestive tract, whereas alkaline phosphatase was only observed in the intestine. In the esophagus, an acid phosphatase reaction occurred in the apical cytoplasm of the epithelial cells and was related to epithelial protection and freeing of superficial cells for sloughing. Similar results were also observed in epithelial cells of gastric epithelium...
August 7, 2016: Acta Histochemica
Milad Adel, Sakineh Yeganeh, Maryam Dadar, Masahiro Sakai, Mahmoud A O Dawood
Dietary supplementation of Spirulina platensis at different levels (0% control, 2.5%, 5% and 10%) was evaluated to find out the effects on growth performance, digestive enzyme activities, humoral and skin innate immune responses and disease resistance in the great sturgeon (Huso huso). After 8 weeks of experimental trial, growth parameters, intestinal lactic acid bacteria count, protease and lipase activities were significantly high in 10% S. platensis fed group (P < 0.05). Similarly, in this group, respiratory burst activity of leucocytes and total protein of serum were also significantly high...
September 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Rebecca M Rentea, Vy Lam, Ben Biesterveld, Katherine M Fredrich, Jennifer Callison, Brian L Fish, John E Baker, Richard Komorowski, David M Gourlay, Mary F Otterson
BACKGROUND: Exogenous replacement of depleted enterocyte intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) decreases intestinal injury in models of colitis. We determined whether radiation-induced intestinal injury could be mitigated by oral IAP supplementation and the impact on tissue-nonspecific AP. METHODS: WAG/RjjCmcr rats (n = 5 per group) received lower hemibody irradiation (13 Gy) followed by daily gavage with phosphate-buffered saline or IAP (40 U/kg/d) for 4 days...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgery
J R Gomes, J R Freitas, S Grassiolli
The small intestine plays a role in obesity as well as in satiation. However, the effect of physical exercise on the morphology and function of the small intestine during obesity has not been reported to date. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of physical exercise on morphological aspects of the rat small intestine during hypothalamic monosodium glutamate (MSG)-induced obesity. The rats were divided into four groups: Sedentary (S), Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Exercised (E), and Exercised Monosodium Glutamate (EMSG)...
October 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Chao Ran, Lu Huang, Jun Hu, Philippe Tacon, Suxu He, Zhimin Li, Yibing Wang, Zhi Liu, Li Xu, Yalin Yang, Zhigang Zhou
In this study, the effects of baker's yeast as probiotics was evaluated in Nile tilapia reared at high density. Juvenile tilapia were distributed to tanks at high density (436 fish/m(3)) and fed with basal diet (CK) or diets supplemented with live (LY) or heat-inactivated yeast (HIY). Another group of fish reared at low density (218 fish/m(3)) and fed with basal diet was also included (LowCK). After 8 weeks of feeding, growth, feed utilization, gut microvilli morphology, digestive enzymes, and expressions of hsp70 and inflammation-related cytokines in the intestine were assessed...
September 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Jesse A Davidson, Tracy Urban, Suhong Tong, Mark Twite, Alan Woodruff, Paul E Wischmeyer, Jelena Klawitter
RATIONALE: Decreased alkaline phosphatase activity after infant cardiac surgery is associated with increased post-operative cardiovascular support requirements. In adults undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, alkaline phosphatase infusion may reduce inflammation. Mechanisms underlying these effects have not been explored but may include decreased conversion of extracellular adenine nucleotides to adenosine. OBJECTIVES: 1) Evaluate the association between alkaline phosphatase activity and serum conversion of adenosine monophosphate to adenosine after infant cardiac surgery; 2) assess if inhibition/supplementation of serum alkaline phosphatase modulates this conversion...
2016: PloS One
Kaori Ide, Kazuki Kato, Yuki Sawa, Akiko Hayashi, Rei Takizawa, Koji Nishifuji
OBJECTIVE To compare expression, activity, and fecal concentration of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) between healthy dogs and dogs with chronic enteropathy (CE). ANIMALS 9 healthy university-owned Beagles and 109 healthy client-owned dogs (controls) and 28 dogs with CE (cases). PROCEDURES Cases were defined as dogs with persistent (> 3 weeks) gastrointestinal signs that failed to respond to antimicrobials and anti-inflammatory doses of prednisolone or dietary trials, did not have mechanical gastrointestinal abnormalities as determined by abdominal radiography and ultrasonography, and had a diagnosis of lymphoplasmacytic enteritis or eosinophilic gastroenteritis on histologic examination of biopsy specimens...
July 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Sara M Navarro, Timothy W Morgan, Carlos E Astete, Rhett W Stout, Diana Coulon, Peter Mottram, Cristina M Sabliov
AIM: Quantify the biodistribution and assess the toxicity of PLGA (poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid) and surface-modified PLGA chitosan (PLGA/Chi) nanoparticles (NPs) orally administered for 7, 14 and 21 days to F344 rats. MATERIALS & METHODS: Fluorescent NPs were tracked in F344 rat tissues, and toxicity was evaluated by alkaline phosphatase and alanine transaminase levels, and by histologic examination of tissue samples. RESULTS: Biodistribution of PLGA and PLGA/Chi were similar, with highest amounts found in the intestine and liver...
July 2016: Nanomedicine
Wongsakorn Suchaoin, Irene Pereira de Sousa, Kesinee Netsomboon, Hung Thanh Lam, Flavia Laffleur, Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch
The aim of this study was the development of zeta potential changing self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS). Various cationic surfactants were incorporated into a formulation consisting of 30% Cremophor EL, 30% Capmul MCM, 30% Captex 355 and 10% propylene glycol (w/w). A substrate of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP), 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidic acid sodium (PA), was thereafter incorporated into SEDDS. Size, zeta potential and polydispersity index were determined. Phosphate release studies were performed using three different models, namely, isolated IAP, Caco-2 cell monolayer and rat intestinal mucosa and the amount of released phosphate was quantified by malachite green assay...
August 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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