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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433185/dynamic-surface-tension-measurement-for-the-screening-of-biosurfactants-produced-by-lactobacillus-plantarum-subsp-plantarum-ptcc-1896
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Nafiseh Bakhshi, Sabihe Soleimanian-Zad, Mahmoud Sheikh-Zeinoddin
Currently, screening of microbial biosurfactants (BSs) is based on their equilibrium surface tension values obtained using static surface tension measurement. However, a good surfactant should not only have a low equilibrium surface tension, but its dynamic surface tension (DST) should also decrease rapidly with time. In this study, screening of BSs produced by Lactobacillus plantarum subsp. plantarum PTCC 1896 (probiotic) was performed based on their DST values measured by Wilhelmy plate tensiometry. The relationship between DST and structural and functional properties (anti-adhesive activity) of the BSs was investigated...
June 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432491/anti-biofilm-activity-of-polyazolidinammonium-modified-with-iodine-hydrate-ions-against-microbial-biofilms-of-uropathogenic-coliform-bacteria
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O V Nechaeva, E I Tikhomirova, D A Zayarsky, N V Bespalova, E V Glinskaya, N F Shurshalova, B M Al Bayati, A I Babailova
The dynamics of microbial biofilm formation by standard strain and by clinical strains of uropathogenic coliform bacteria was investigated in vitro and the effect of sublethal concentrations of the polymer compound polyazolidinammonium modified with iodine hydrate ions on the initial stages of biofilm formation was assessed. Treatment of immunological plate wells with the polymeric compound prevented film formation, especially in case of clinical E. coli strain carrying FimH virulence gene.
April 21, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432098/inhibitory-effect-of-coumarin-on-syntrophic-fatty-acid-oxidizing-and-methanogenic-cultures-and-biogas-reactor-microbiomes
#3
Denny Popp, Caroline M Plugge, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Hauke Harms, Heike Sträuber
Coumarins are widely found in plants as natural constituents having antimicrobial activity. When considering plants rich in coumarins for biogas production, adverse effects on microorganisms driving the anaerobic digestion process are expected. Furthermore, coumarin derivatives like warfarin, which are used as anti-coagulating medicine, are found in wastewater affecting its treatment. Coumarin as the structure common to all coumarins inhibits the anaerobic digestion process. However, details of this inhibition are still elusive...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431920/the-microbiome-in-anti-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Stavros Bashiardes, Timur Tuganbaev, Sara Federici, Eran Elinav
The commensal microbiome constitutes an important modulator of host physiology and risk of disease, including cancer development and progression. Lately, the microbiome has been suggested to modulate the efficacy of anti-cancer treatment. Examples include chemotherapy and total body irradiation-induced barrier function disruption, leading to microbial efflux that drives activation of anti-tumorigenic T cells; Microbiome-driven release of reactive oxygen species contributing to the efficacy of platinum salts; and microbiome-induced immune priming promoting the anti-tumor effects of alkylating chemotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426135/tlr-stimulated-eosinophils-mediate-recruitment-and-activation-of-nk-cells-in-vivo
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Shaunagh M O'Flaherty, Kripitch Sutummaporn, Walina L Häggtoft, Amy P Worrall, Marzia Rizzo, Viorica Braniste, Petter Höglund, Nadir Kadri, Benedict J Chambers
Eosinophils like many myeloid innate immune cells can provide cytokines and chemokines for the activation of other immune cells upon TLR stimulation. When TLR stimulated eosinophils were inoculated i.p. into wildtype mice, NK cells were rapidly recruited and exhibited anti-tumor cytotoxicity. However when mice depleted of CD11c(+) cells were used, a marked decrease in the number of recruited NK cells was observed. We postulated that CpG or LPS from the injected eosinophils could be transferred to host cells, which in turn could recruit NK cells...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425868/pomegranate-as-a-possible-treatment-in-reducing-risk-of-developing-wound-healing-obesity-neurodegenerative-disorders-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Manaf AlMatar, Md Rashedul Islam, Othman Albari, Işıl Var, Fatih Köksal
Four distinguished although overlying stages make up the methodical procedure of wound healing, which are hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling. Multiple sclerosis (MS) comprises a persistent inflammatory infection of the central nervous system, and is related to demyelination, neurodegeneration, as well as susceptibility to oxidative pressure. Obesity signifies a swiftly developing danger to the wellbeing of populations in a rising number of nations. Usually called diabetes mellitus (DM) by medical practitioners, diabetes details a collection of metabolic diseases within which the individual has raised blood glucose, either due to an insufficiency of insulin generation, or the lack of suitable response by the body to insulin, or both...
April 19, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422836/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-is-a-rescue-treatment-modality-for-refractory-ulcerative-colitis
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Ahmet Uygun, Kadir Ozturk, Hakan Demirci, Cem Oger, Ismail Yasar Avci, Turker Turker, Mustafa Gulsen
BACKGROUND: Fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) provides to replace beneficial bacteria with more favorable microbiomes in recipient with dysbiosis. The aim of the present study was to prospectively investigate the efficacy of FMT by assessing the clinical and endoscopic response in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who had failed anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: In this prospective and uncontrolled study, 30 patients with UC were included...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421562/prevention-of-bacterial-biofilm-formation-on-soft-contact-lenses-using-natural-compounds
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Amira M El-Ganiny, Ghada H Shaker, Abeer A Aboelazm, Heba A El-Dash
PURPOSE: In eye care field, contact lenses (CL) have a great impact on improving vision, but their use can be limited by ocular infection. CL- associated infections can be reduced by good attention to CL storage case practice. CL-care solutions should be able to control microbial growth on CL. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of CL-care solutions (found in Egyptian market) with some natural compounds in removal and inhibition of bacterial biofilm formed on soft CL...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419832/dihydromyricetin-modulates-p62-and-autophagy-crosstalk-with-the-keap-1-nrf2-pathway-to-alleviate-ethanol-induced-hepatic-injury
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Ping Qiu, Yu Dong, Bo Li, Xian-Jie Kang, Chao Gu, Tao Zhu, Yun-Yun Luo, Min-Xia Pang, Wei-Feng Du, Wei-Hong Ge
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that dihydromyricetin (DMY) contains highly effective antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-diabetic properties. Nevertheless, the underlying hepatoprotective mechanisms of DMY have infrequently been reported thus far. In the present study, C57BL/6 mice were fed with the Lieber-DeCarli diet containing alcohol or isocaloric maltose dextrin as a control diet with or without DMY (75 and 150mg/kg/d bw) for 6 weeks. DMY significantly attenuated hepatic enzyme release, hepatic lipid peroxidation and triglyceride deposition induced by chronic alcohol exposure...
April 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417932/marine-microbial-derived-molecules-and-their-potential-use-in-cosmeceutical-and-cosmetic-products
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REVIEW
Cinzia Corinaldesi, Giulio Barone, Francesca Marcellini, Antonio Dell'Anno, Roberto Danovaro
The oceans encompass a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, which host a huge microbial biodiversity. The unique characteristics of several marine systems have driven a variety of biological adaptations, leading to the production of a large spectrum of bioactive molecules. Fungi, fungi-like protists (such as thraustochytrids) and bacteria are among the marine organisms with the highest potential of producing bioactive compounds, which can be exploited for several commercial purposes, including cosmetic and cosmeceutical ones...
April 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417912/electrospun-fiber-pads-of-cellulose-acetate-and-essential-oils-with-antimicrobial-activity
#11
Ioannis L Liakos, Alina Maria Holban, Riccardo Carzino, Simone Lauciello, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
The method of electrospinning was used to create nanofibers made of cellulose acetate (CA) and essential oils (EOs). CA polymer at 15% w/v was dissolved in acetone and then 1% or 5% v/v of EOs was added to the polymer solution. The utilized essential oils were rosemary and oregano oils. Then, the CA/EOs in acetone solution were electrospun, creating micro/nanofibers, approximately 700-1500 nm in diameter. Raman spectroscopy was used to detect the attachment of the EOs in the CA electrospun fibers (ESFs). Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the morphology, topography and dimensions of the ESFs...
April 12, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416740/multi-targeting-therapeutic-mechanisms-of-the-chinese-herbal-medicine-qhd-in-the-treatment-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Qin Feng, Wensheng Liu, Susan S Baker, Hongshan Li, Cheng Chen, Qian Liu, Shijie Tang, Lingyu Guan, Maria Tsompana, Rafal Kozielski, Robert D Baker, Jinghua Peng, Ping Liu, Ruixin Zhu, Yiyang Hu, Lixin Zhu
Beneficial effects of the Chinese herbal medicine Qushi Huayu Decoction (QHD) were observed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients and animal models. The impact of QHD or its active components (geniposide and chlorogenic acid, GC) on NAFLD liver transcriptome and gut microbiota was examined with NAFLD rats. Increased expression for genes required for glutathione production and decreased expression for genes required for lipid synthesis was observed in NAFLD livers treated with QHD and GC. GC treatment decreased serum LPS, which could be explained by reduced mucosal damage in the colon of GC-treated rats...
February 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416456/licoricidin-inhibits-the-growth-of-sw480-human-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-inducing-cycle-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Shuai Ji, Shunan Tang, Kai Li, Ziwei Li, Wenfei Liang, Xue Qiao, Qi Wang, Siwang Yu, Min Ye
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) possesses significant anti-cancer activities, but the active ingredients and underlying mechanisms have not been revealed. By screening the cytotoxic activities of 122 licorice compounds against SW480 human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells, we found that licoricidin (LCD) inhibited SW480 cell viability with an IC50 value of 7.2μM. Further studies indicated that LCD significantly induced G1/S cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in SW480 cells, accompanied by inhibition of cyclins/CDK1 expression and activation of caspase-dependent pro-apoptotic signaling...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416076/sweat-allergy-extrinsic-or-intrinsic
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REVIEW
Takaaki Hiragun, Makiko Hiragun, Kaori Ishii, Takanobu Kan, Michihiro Hide
Sweat is an exacerbation factor in atopic dermatitis (AD) in all age groups. A body core temperature elevation with sweating triggers cholinergic urticaria (CholU). We recently reported that AD symptoms are improved by tannic acid-containing spray, which suppresses the basophil histamine release induced by semi-purified sweat antigen in vitro, and by showering, which removes antigens in sweat from the skin surface. Sweat contains small amount of proteins including proteases, protease inhibitors, and anti-microbial peptides...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412519/vitamin-d-signaling-in-intestinal-innate-immunity-and-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Vassil Dimitrov, John H White
The lumen of the gut hosts a plethora of microorganisms that participate in food assimilation, inactivation of harmful particles and in vitamin synthesis. On the other hand, enteric flora, a number of food antigens, and toxins are capable of triggering immune responses causing inflammation, which, when unresolved, may lead to chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is important, therefore, to contain the gut bacteria within the lumen, control microbial load and composition, as well as ensure adequate innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogenic threats...
April 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412308/genistein-prevention-of-hyperglycemia-and-improvement-of-glucose-tolerance-in-adult-non-obese-diabetic-mice-are-associated-with-alterations-of-gut-microbiome-and-immune-homeostasis
#16
Guannan Huang, Joella Xu, Daniel E Lefever, Travis C Glenn, Tamas Nagy, Tai L Guo
Although studies have linked soy phytoestrogen 4,7,4-trihydroxyisoflavone genistein (GEN) to reduced type 1 diabetes (T1D) risk, the mechanism of dietary GEN on T1D remains unknown. In our studies, adult non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse model was employed to investigate the effects of GEN exposure on blood glucose level (BGL), glucose tolerance, gut microbiome, and immune responses. Adult male and female NOD mice were fed with either soy-based or casein-based diet, and received GEN at 20mg/kg body weight by gavage daily...
April 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411325/a-literature-update-elucidating-production-of-panax-ginsenosides-with-a-special-focus-on-strategies-enriching-the-anti-neoplastic-minor-ginsenosides-in-ginseng-preparations
#17
REVIEW
Tanya Biswas, A K Mathur, Archana Mathur
Ginseng, an oriental gift to the world of healthcare and preventive medicine, is among the top ten medicinal herbs globally. The constitutive triterpene saponins, ginsenosides, or panaxosides are attributed to ginseng's miraculous efficacy towards anti-aging, rejuvenating, and immune-potentiating benefits. The major ginsenosides such as Rb1, Rb2, Rc, Rd., Re, and Rg1, formed after extensive glycosylations of the aglycone "dammaranediol," dominate the chemical profile of this genus in vivo and in vitro. Elicitations have successfully led to appreciable enhancements in the production of these major ginsenosides...
April 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410377/plasma-from-patients-with-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease-could-recognize-microbial-peptides
#18
Jian-Nan Li, Xiaoyu Jia, Yongqiang Wang, Can Xie, Taijiao Jiang, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
Infection has long been suspected as a trigger of autoimmune diseases, and molecular mimicry mechanism was hypothesized in this study. Microbe originated peptides were searched from the Uniprot database based on a previous defined critical amino acid motif within α3129-150, isoleucine137, tryptophan140, glycine142, phenylalanine 143 and phenylalanine 145. 23826 microbial peptides were identified using our searching strategy, among which seven were related with human infections. Circulating IgG and IgM antibodies against the seven microbial peptides were detected using ELISA in 76 patients with anti-GBM disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410367/nitric-oxide-charged-catheters-as-a-potential-strategy-for-prevention-of-hospital-acquired-infections
#19
David Margel, Mark Mizrahi, Gili Regev-Shoshani, Mary Ko, Maya Moshe, Rachel Ozalvo, Liat Shavit-Grievink, Jack Baniel, Daniel Kedar, Ofer Yossepowitch, David Lifshitz, Andrei Nadu, David Greenberg, Yossef Av-Gay
BACKGROUND: Catheter-Associated Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI's) are caused by biofilm-forming bacteria. Using a novel approach, we generated anti-infective barrier on catheters by charging them with Nitric Oxide (NO), a naturally-produced gas molecule. NO is slowly released from the catheter upon contact with physiological fluids, and prevents bacterial colonization and biofilm formation onto catheter surfaces. AIMS AND METHODS: The aim of the study was to assess the anti-infective properties of NO-charged catheters exposed to low concentration (up to 103 CFU/ml) of microbial cells in-vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409534/bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-420-mitigates-the-pathological-impact-of-myocardial-infarction-in-the-mouse
#20
C A Danilo, E Constantopoulos, L A McKee, H Chen, J A Regan, Y Lipovka, S Lahtinen, L K Stenman, T-V V Nguyen, K P Doyle, M J Slepian, Z I Khalpey, J P Konhilas
There is a growing appreciation that our microbial environment in the gut plays a critical role in the maintenance of health and the pathogenesis of disease. Probiotic, beneficial gut microbes, administration can directly attenuate cardiac injury and post-myocardial infarction (MI) remodelling, yet the mechanisms of cardioprotection are unknown. We hypothesised that administration of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis 420 (B420), a probiotic with known anti-inflammatory properties, to mice will mitigate the pathological impact of MI, and that anti-inflammatory T regulatory (Treg) immune cells are necessary to impart protection against MI as a result of B420 administration...
April 14, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
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