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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345394/viruses-as-key-modulators-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-a-double-edged-sword-involved-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Habibollah Mirzaei, Ebrahim Faghihloo
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway is a key network in cell signaling that controls vital processes such as proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and migration, thus acting as a double-edged sword in normal development and diseases, in particular organ fibrosis, vascular disorders, and cancer. Early in tumorigenesis, the pathway exerts anti-tumor effects through suppressing cell cycle and inducing apoptosis, while during late stages, it functions as a tumor promoter by enhancing tumor invasiveness and metastasis...
January 18, 2018: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344319/sandalwood-album-oil-as-a-botanical-therapeutic-in-dermatology
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Ronald L Moy, Corey Levenson
Many skin conditions and diseases are characterized by inflammation, infection, and hyperplasia. Safe and effective topical treatment options that can be used long-term are needed. Traditional botanical medicines, which are often complex mixtures that exert their biological activities via multiple mechanisms of action, are being studied as potential new active ingredients in dermatology. Sandalwood album oil (SAO), also known as East Indian sandalwood oil (EISO), is an essential oil distilled from the Santalum album tree and has demonstrated biological activity as an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-proliferative agent...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342903/application-of-nanoparticle-technologies-in-the-combat-against-anti-microbial-resistance
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Mayur Kumar, Anthony Curtis, Clare Hoskins
Anti-microbial resistance is a growing problem that has impacted the world and brought about the beginning of the end for the old generation of antibiotics. Increasingly, more antibiotics are being prescribed unnecessarily and this reckless practice has resulted in increased resistance towards these drugs, rendering them useless against infection. Nanotechnology presents a potential answer to anti-microbial resistance, which could stimulate innovation and create a new generation of antibiotic treatments for future medicines...
January 14, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342189/the-microbiota-metabolite-indole-inhibits-salmonella-virulence-involvement-of-the-phopq-two-component-system
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Nandita Kohli, Zeni Crisp, Rebekah Riordan, Michael Li, Robert C Alaniz, Arul Jayaraman
The microbial community present in the gastrointestinal tract is an important component of the host defense against pathogen infections. We previously demonstrated that indole, a microbial metabolite of tryptophan, reduces enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 attachment to intestinal epithelial cells and biofilm formation, suggesting that indole may be an effector/attenuator of colonization for a number of enteric pathogens. Here, we report that indole attenuates Salmonella Typhimurium (Salmonella) virulence and invasion as well as increases resistance to colonization in host cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340060/assessment-of-antimicrobial-and-wound-healing-effects-of-brevinin-2ta-against-the-bacterium-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-dermally-wounded-rats
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Siqin Liu, Qilin Long, Yang Xu, Jun Wang, Zhongwei Xu, Lei Wang, Mei Zhou, Yuxin Wu, Tianbao Chen, Chris Shaw
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are regarded as promising alternatives for antibiotics due to their inherent capacity to prevent microbial drug resistance. Amphibians are rich source of bioactive molecules, which provide numerous AMPs with various structures as drug candidates. Here, we isolated and identified a novel AMP Brevinin-2Ta (B-2Ta) from the skin secretion of the European frog, Pelophylax kl. esculentus. In vitro studies revealed that it showed broad antimicrobial activities against S. aureus, E. coli and C...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339754/baicalin-modulates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-signaling-in-porcine-aortic-vascular-endothelial-cells-infected-by-haemophilus-parasuis-causing-gl%C3%A3-sser-s-disease
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Shulin Fu, Huashan Liu, Lei Xu, Yinsheng Qiu, Yu Liu, Zhongyuan Wu, Chun Ye, Yongqing Hou, Chien-An Andy Hu
Haemophilus parasuis (H. parasuis) can cause vascular inflammatory injury, but the molecular basis of this effect remains unclear. In this study,we investigated the effect of the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant agent, baicalin, on the nuclear factor (NF)-κB and NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway in pig primary aortic vascular endothelial cells. Activation of the NF-κB and NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway was induced in H. parasuis-infected cells. However, baicalin reduced the production of reactive oxygen species, apoptosis, and activation of the NF-κB and NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway in infected cells...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336590/modern-perspectives-on-the-health-benefits-of-kefir-in-next-generation-sequencing-era-improvement-of-the-host-gut-microbiota
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Dong-Hyeon Kim, Dana Jeong, Hyunsook Kim, Kun-Ho Seo
Kefir is a natural complex fermented milk product containing more than 50 species of probiotic bacteria and yeast, and has been demonstrated to have multiple properties conferring health benefits, including antiobesity, anti-hepatic steatosis, antioxidative, antiallergenic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, constipation-alleviating, and antimicrobial properties. To better understand the underlying mechanisms of these benefits, we here review research on the effect of kefir (and kefir microorganisms) consumption to modulate the host gut microbiota...
January 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331315/ethnobotany-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-arctotis-arctotoides-l-f-o-hoffm-a-review
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REVIEW
Md Moshfekus Saleh-E-In, Johannes Van Staden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Arctotis arctotoides (Asteraceae) is part of the genus Arctotis. Arctotis is an African genus of approximately 70 species that occur widely in the African continent with diverse medicinal values. This plant is used for the treatment of indigestion and catarrh of the stomach, epilepsy, topical wounds and skin disorders among the ethnic groups in South Africa and reported to have a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The aim of the present review is to appraise the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological potential, analytical methods and safety issues of A...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328997/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modeling-of-novel-thienopyrimidinone-and-triazolothienopyrimidinone-derivatives-as-dual-anti-inflammatory-antimicrobial-agents
#9
Adnan A Bekhit, Ahmed M Farghaly, Ragab M Shafik, Mona M A Elsemary, Alaa El-Din A Bekhit, Aida A Guemei, Mai S El-Shoukrofy, Tamer M Ibrahim
New thienopyrimidinone and triazolothienopyrimidinone derivatives have been synthesized. These compounds were subjected to anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity screening aiming to identify new candidates that have dual anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities. Compounds 5, 7 and 10a showed minimal ulcerogenic effect and high selectivity towards human recombinant COX-2 over COX-1 enzyme. Their docking outcome correlated with their biological activity and assured the high selectivity binding towards COX-2...
January 4, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327470/investigation-of-the-effect-of-rapid-and-slow-external-ph-increases-on-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilm-grown-on-dentine
#10
Mark Stenhouse, Peter Zilm, Jithendra Ratnayake, Peter Cathro
BACKGROUND: Calcium hydroxide is a common endodontic medicament and has an anti-microbial effect by increasing the localized pH within the root canal. However, Enterococcus faecalis has shown some resistance to calcium hydroxide. METHOD: A flow cell apparatus was used to grow an E. faecalis biofilm on dentine discs. Following 4 weeks growth in Todd Hewitt Broth, flow cells were exposed to either a rapid or slow increase to pH 11.5 or 12.5. Cellular viability was determined using serial plating and the number of colony forming units was normalised against the cellular protein content...
January 11, 2018: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327448/the-saliva-proteome-of-dogs-variations-within-and-between-breeds-and-between-species
#11
Sabah Pasha, Taichi Inui, Iain Chapple, Stephen Harris, Lucy Holcombe, Melissa M Grant
Saliva is a complex multifunctional fluid that bathes the oral cavity to assist in soft and hard tissue maintenance, lubrication, buffering, defence against microbes and initiating digestion of foods. It has been extensively characterised in humans but its protein composition in dogs remains poorly characterised, yet could explain (patho) physiological differences between individuals, breeds and with humans. This pilot discovery study aimed to characterise canine saliva from two breeds, Labrador retrievers and Beagles, and to compare this with human saliva using quantitative mass spectrometry...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323428/enteral-nutrition-in-the-management-of-crohn-s-disease-reviewing-mechanisms-of-actions-and-highlighting-potential-venues-for-enhancing-the-efficacy
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Moftah H Alhagamhmad
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic condition that affects the gut and has adverse effects on growth and development. There is a global increase in the incidence and prevalence rates, and several factors are believed to contribute to this rise, including dietary habits. In contrast, the use of enteral nutrition (EN) as an exclusive source of nutrition is increasingly becoming the preferred induction treatment of pediatric CD patients in part to address the nutrition complications. However, EN therapy is considered less effective in adults with CD...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322917/identification-of-natural-antimicrobial-peptides-from-bacteria-through-metagenomic-and-metatranscriptomic-analysis-of-high-throughput-transcriptome-data-of-taiwanese-oolong-teas
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Kai-Yao Huang, Tzu-Hao Chang, Jhih-Hua Jhong, Yu-Hsiang Chi, Wen-Chi Li, Chien-Lung Chan, K Robert Lai, Tzong-Yi Lee
BACKGROUND: Anti-microbial peptides (AMPs), naturally encoded by genes and generally containing 12-100 amino acids, are crucial components of the innate immune system and can protect the host from various pathogenic bacteria and viruses. In recent years, the widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms that often induce critical infection and pathogenesis. Recently, the advent of high-throughput technologies has led molecular biology into a data surge in both the amount and scope of data...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322681/gut-microbiome-contributes-to-impairment-of-immunity-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-by-alteration-of-butyrate-and-propionate-producers
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Abhijit Maji, Richa Misra, Darshan B Dhakan, Vipin Gupta, Nitish K Mahato, Rituja Saxena, Parul Mittal, Nitin Thukral, Eshan Sharma, Anoop Singh, Richa Virmani, Mohita Gaur, Harshvardhan Singh, Yasha Hasija, Gunjan Arora, Anurag Agrawal, Anil Chaudhry, Jitendra P Khurana, Vineet K Sharma, Rup Lal, Yogendra Singh
Tuberculosis (TB) is primarily associated with decline in immune health status. As gut microbiome (GM) is implicated in the regulation of host immunity and metabolism, here we investigate GM alteration in TB patients by 16S rRNA gene and whole-genome shotgun sequencing. The study group constituted of patients with pulmonary TB and their healthy household contacts as controls (HCs). Significant alteration of microbial taxonomic and functional capacity was observed in patients with active TB as compared to the HCs...
January 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322409/tracking-competent-host-defence-to-chronic-inflammation-an-in-vivo-model-of-peritonitis
#15
Javier Uceda Fernandez, David Millrine, Simon A Jones
Anti-microbial host defence is dependent on the rapid recruitment of inflammatory cells to the site of infection, the elimination of invading pathogens, and the efficient resolution of inflammation so as to minimise damage to the host. The peritoneal cavity provides an easily accessible and physiologically relevant system where the delicate balance of these processes may be studied. Here, we describe murine models of peritoneal inflammation that enable studies of both competent anti-microbial immunity and inflammation associated tissue damage as a consequence of recurrent bacterial challenge...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321484/loss-of-tolerance-to-gut-immunity-protein-glycoprotein-2-gp2-is-associated-with-progressive-disease-course-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#16
Tamas Tornai, David Tornai, Nora Sipeki, Istvan Tornai, Rayan Alsulaimani, Kai Fechner, Dirk Roggenbuck, Gary L Norman, Gabor Veres, Gabriella Par, Alajos Par, Ferenc Szalay, Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
Glycoprotein 2[GP2] is a specific target of pancreatic autoantibodies[PAbs] in Crohn's disease(CD) and is involved in gut innate immunity processes. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic potential of PAbs in primary sclerosing cholangitis(PSC). Sixty-five PSC patients were tested for PAbs by indirect immunofluorescence and compared with healthy (n = 100) and chronic liver disease controls(CLD, n = 488). Additionally, a panel of anti-microbial antibodies and secretory (s)IgA levels were measured, as markers of bacterial translocation and immune dysregulation...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319254/cavitating-lung-lesions-with-encephalopathy-in-a-patient-with-long-standing-sjogren-s-syndrome-an-elusive-cause
#17
Siddharth Jain, Animesh Ray, Manish Soneja, S Leve Joseph Devarajan, Shyam Madabhushi, Anitha Swamy, T Naveen, S K Sharma
A known case of primary Sjogren's syndrome with chronic kidney disease presented with respiratory symptoms and subsequent altered sensorium. Chest imaging suggested cavitating lung lesions in both the lungs. Serum c-ANCA was positive without any upper respiratory tract involvement or active urinary sediments. Treatment with appropriate anti-microbials produced no improvement in the respiratory or neurological parameters. MRI brain revealed tell-tale signs of CNS vascultis. A diagnosis of GPA was made as per European Medical Agency algorithm and the patient was started on immune-suppressants to which there was dramatic response...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319160/macrophage-plasticity-polarization-and-function-in-health-and-disease
#18
REVIEW
Abbas Shapouri Moghaddam, Saeed Mohammadian, Hossein Vazini, Mahdi Taghadosi, Seyed-Alireza Esmaeili, Fatemeh Mardani, Bita Seifi, Asadollah Mohammadi, Jalil Tavakol Afshari, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Macrophages are heterogeneous and their phenotype and functions are regulated by the surrounding micro-environment. Macrophages commonly exist in two distinct subsets: 1) Classically activated or M1 macrophages, which are pro-inflammatory and polarized by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) either alone or in association with Th1 cytokines such as IFN-γ, GM-CSF and produce pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-12, IL-23 and TNF-α, and 2) Alternatively activated or M2 macrophages, which are anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory and polarized by Th2 cytokines such as IL-4 and IL-13 and produce anti-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-10 and TGF-β...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318401/synthesis-anti-microbial-activity-cytotoxicity-of-some-novel-substituted-5-3-1h-benzo-d-imidazol-2-yl-4-hydroxybenzyl-benzofuran-2-yl-phenyl-methanone-analogs
#19
Bhookya Shankar, Pochampally Jalapathi, Balabadra Saikrishna, Shaym Perugu, Vijjulatha Manga
BACKGROUND: There is a dire need for the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents after several experiments for a better resistance of microorganisms towards antimicrobial agents become a serious health problem for a few years in the past. As benzimidazole possess various types of biological activities, it has been synthesized, in the present study, a new series of (5-(3-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-4-hydroxybenzyl)benzofuran-2-yl)(phenyl)methanone analogs by using the condensation and screened for its in vitro antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity...
January 9, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316555/intestinal-dysbiosis-secondary-to-proton-pump-inhibitor-use
#20
Yuji Naito, Kaori Kashiwagi, Tomohisa Takagi, Akira Andoh, Ryo Inoue
BACKGROUND: Gut dysbiosis associated with the use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been found to lead to the occurrence of infectious and inflammatory adverse events. A longitudinal observational cohort study has demonstrated the heightened risk of death associated with PPI use. SUMMARY: We evaluated meta-analyses to determine the association between PPI use and infectious and inflammatory diseases. Meta-analyses showed that PPI use is a potential risk for the development of enteric infections caused by Clostridium difficile, as well as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, community-acquired pneumonia, hepatic encephalopathy, and adverse outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease...
January 6, 2018: Digestion
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