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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434033/the-gut-microbiome-as-a-target-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-hyperglycaemia-in-type-2-diabetes-from-current-human-evidence-to-future-possibilities
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REVIEW
Louise Brunkwall, Marju Orho-Melander
The totality of microbial genomes in the gut exceeds the size of the human genome, having around 500-fold more genes that importantly complement our coding potential. Microbial genes are essential for key metabolic processes, such as the breakdown of indigestible dietary fibres to short-chain fatty acids, biosynthesis of amino acids and vitamins, and production of neurotransmitters and hormones. During the last decade, evidence has accumulated to support a role for gut microbiota (analysed from faecal samples) in glycaemic control and type 2 diabetes...
April 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421280/systems-biology-of-seeds-deciphering-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-seed-storage-dormancy-and-onset-of-germination
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EDITORIAL
Nese Sreenivasulu
Seeds are heterogeneous storage reserves with wide array of storage compounds that include various soluble carbohydrates, starch polymer, storage proteins and lipids. These stored reserves comprise 70% of the world's caloric intake in the form of food and animal feed produced through sustainable agriculture, which contributes to food and nutritional security. Seed systems biology remains an enigmatic subject in understanding seed storage processes, maturation and pre-germinative metabolism. The reviews and research articles covered in this special issue of Plant Cell Reports highlight recent advances made in the area of seed biology that cover various systems biology applications such as gene regulatory networks, metabolomics, epigenetics and the role of micro-RNA in seed development...
April 18, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414763/enhanced-offspring-predisposition-to-steatohepatitis-with-maternal-high-fat-diet-is-associated-with-epigenetic-and-microbiome-alterations
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Umesh D Wankhade, Ying Zhong, Ping Kang, Maria Alfaro, Sree V Chintapalli, Keshari M Thakali, Kartik Shankar
OBJECTIVE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important co-morbidity associated with obesity and a precursor to steatohepatitis. However, the contributions of gestational and early life influences on development of NAFLD and NASH remain poorly appreciated. METHODS: Two independent studies were performed to examine whether maternal over-nutrition via exposure to high fat diet (HFD) leads to exacerbated hepatic responses to post-natal HFD and methionine choline deficient (MCD) diets in the offspring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411961/nutrition-in-the-first-1000-days-and-respiratory-health-a-descriptive-review-of-the-last-five-years-literature
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REVIEW
E Verduci, A Martelli, V L Miniello, M Landi, B Mariani, M Brambilla, L Diaferio, D G Peroni
The aim of this paper is to discuss the current evidence regarding short and long-term health respiratory effects of nutrients and dietary patterns during the first 1000 days from conception. Population of interest included children from birth to two years and their mothers (during pregnancy and lactation). Studies were searched on MEDLINE® and Cochrane database, inserting individually and using the Boolean ANDs and ORs, 'nutrients', 'micronutrients', 'LC-PUFA', 'Mediterranean Diet', 'human milk', 'complementary food', 'pregnancy', 'respiratory disease', 'pulmonary disease', 'asthma', 'epigenetics', 'first 1000 days', 'maternal diet' and 'respiratory health'...
April 12, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410129/epigenetics-of-reproductive-infertility
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Laxmidhar Das, Sabnam Parbin, Nibedita Pradhan, Chahat Kausar, Samir K Patra
Infertility is a complex pathophysiological condition. It may caused by specific or multiple physical and physiological factors, including abnormalities in homeostasis, hormonal imbalances and genetic alterations. In recent times various studies implicated that, aberrant epigenetic mechanisms are associated with reproductive infertility. There might be transgenerational effects associated with epigenetic modifications of gametes and studies suggest the importance of alterations in epigenetic modification at early and late stages of gametogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395339/nutritional-programming-of-accelerated-puberty-in-heifers-alterations-in-dna-methylation-in-the-arcuate-nucleus%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Bruna R C Alves, Rodolfo C Cardoso, Ryan Doan, Youwen Zhang, Scott V Dindot, Gary L Williams, Marcel Amstalden
High rates of body weight gain during the juvenile period appear to program molecular events within the hypothalamus, leading to advancement of puberty. Methylation of DNA, an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression, is associated with metabolic programming events and is proposed to play a role in the pubertal process. In this study, DNA methylation was assessed in genomic DNA obtained from the arcuate nucleus (ARC) of juvenile heifers fed to gain body weight at low (0.5 kg/d; low-gain, LG, n = 4) or high (1 kg/d; high-gain, HG, n = 4) rates from 4...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393333/-application-of-epigenetics-in-perinatal-nursing-care
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Hsueh-Fen Chou, Chien-Huei Kao, Meei-Ling Gau
Epigenetics is a field of biomedicine that expanded tremendously during the 1980s. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression independent of underlying DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) sequence, which not only affect this generation but will be passed to subsequent generations. Although conception is the critical moment for making decisions regarding gene mapping and fetal health, studies have shown that perinatal nursing care practices also affect the genetic remodeling processes and the subsequent health of the mother and her offspring...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377395/integrated-approach-of-nutritional-and-molecular-epidemiology-mineralogical-and-chemical-pollutant-characterisation-the-protocol-of-a-cross-sectional-study-in-women
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Martina Barchitta, Annalisa Quattrocchi, Andrea Maugeri, Germana Barone, Paolo Mazzoleni, Alfio Catalfo, Guido De Guidi, Maria Iemmolo, Nunzio Crimi, Antonella Agodi
INTRODUCTION: Environmentally-related health and disease are the result of the exposome, the totality of a person's environmental exposures, from all sources and routes, across their lifespan. Epigenetic phenomena, including DNA methylation, can be potentially modified by environmental and lifestyle factors, and result in environmental reprogramming of the genome for exposed individuals and for future generations of offspring. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the project is to evaluate the risk of DNA hypomethylation due to air pollution, Mediterranean diet adherence, folate intake, and demographic and socioeconomic factors, in healthy women living in the metropolitan area of Catania, Italy...
April 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365689/effect-of-nutrition-on-statural-growth%C3%A2
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Galia Gat-Yablonski, Francesco De Luca
In children, proper growth and development are often regarded as a surrogate marker for good health. A complex system controls the initiation, rate, and cessation of growth, and thus gives a wonderful example of the interactions between genetics, epigenetics, and environmental factors (especially stress and nutrition). Malnutrition is considered a leading cause of growth attenuation in children. This review summarizes our current knowledge regarding the mechanisms linking nutrition and skeletal growth, including systemic factors, such as insulin, growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1, fibroblast growth factor-21, etc...
March 31, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359186/impact-of-lactational-exposure-to-polychlorinated-biphenyl-causes-epigenetic-modification-and-impairs-sertoli-cells-functional-regulators-in-f1-progeny
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E Sugantha Priya, T Sathish Kumar, P Raja Singh, S Balakrishnan, J Arunakaran
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical. Sertoli cells (SCs) provide physical and nutritional support for developing germ cells. Dysfunction in SCs has adverse effects on spermatogenesis. Previously, we found that the lactational exposure of PCBs (1, 2, and 5 mg/kg birth weight/day, orally from postnatal days 1 to 20) decreased the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and androgen receptor (AR) expression in SCs of F1 progeny. Transcription factors initiate and regulate the transcription of genes...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357523/early-nutrition-and-ageing-can-we-intervene
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Daniella Duque-Guimarães, Susan Ozanne
Ageing, a complex process that results in progressive decline in intrinsic physiological function leading to an increase in mortality rate, has been shown to be affected by early life nutrition. Accumulating data from animal and epidemiological studies indicate that exposure to a suboptimal nutritional environment during fetal life can have long-term effects on adult health. In this paper, we discuss the impact of early life nutrition on the development of age-associated diseases and life span. Special emphasis is given to studies that have investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects...
March 29, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357162/health-health-care-and-systems-science-emerging-paradigm
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REVIEW
Ivo Janecka
Health is a continuum of an optimized state of a biologic system, an outcome of positive relationships with the self and others. A healthy system follows the principles of systems science derived from observations of nature, highlighting the character of relationships as the key determinant. Relationships evolve from our decisions, which are consequential to the function of our own biologic system on all levels, including the genome, where epigenetics impact our morphology. In healthy systems, decisions emanate from the reciprocal collaboration of hippocampal memory and the executive prefrontal cortex...
February 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351387/dietary-restriction-protects-from-age-associated-dna-methylation-and-induces-epigenetic-reprogramming-of-lipid-metabolism
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Oliver Hahn, Sebastian Grönke, Thomas M Stubbs, Gabriella Ficz, Oliver Hendrich, Felix Krueger, Simon Andrews, Qifeng Zhang, Michael J Wakelam, Andreas Beyer, Wolf Reik, Linda Partridge
BACKGROUND: Dietary restriction (DR), a reduction in food intake without malnutrition, increases most aspects of health during aging and extends lifespan in diverse species, including rodents. However, the mechanisms by which DR interacts with the aging process to improve health in old age are poorly understood. DNA methylation could play an important role in mediating the effects of DR because it is sensitive to the effects of nutrition and can affect gene expression memory over time...
March 28, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346922/epigenetics-in-gastrointestinal-health-and-disease-spotlight-on-dna-methylation-in-the-intestinal-epithelium
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Matthias Zilbauer, Judith Kraiczy
Epigenetics can be defined as stable, potentially heritable changes in cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than alterations in the underlying DNA sequence. DNA methylation is amongst the most intensely studied epigenetic mechanisms and has been shown to play a major role in regulating fundamental aspects of cell biology including cellular differentiation, organ development, and cell type-specific gene expression. Importantly, it is becoming increasingly clear that epigenetic mechanisms operate at the interface between the genetic code and our environment and are able to mediate environmental changes into stable phenotypic alterations...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344827/perinatal-high-methyl-donor-alters-gene-expression-in-igf-system-in-male-offspring-without-altering-dna-methylation
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Valérie Amarger, Fanny Giudicelli, Anthony Pagniez, Patricia Parnet
AIM: To investigate the effect of a protein restriction and a supplementation with methyl donor nutrients during fetal and early postnatal life on the expression and epigenetic state of imprinted genes from the IGF system. MATERIALS & METHODS: Pregnant female rats were fed a protein-restricted diet supplemented or not with methyl donor. RESULTS: Gene expression of the Igf2, H19, Igf1, Igf2r and Plagl1 genes in the liver of male offspring at birth and weaning was strongly influenced by maternal diet...
March 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332171/sport-and-male-sexuality
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REVIEW
P Sgrò, L Di Luigi
The relationships between sport and sexuality in males are of great social and clinical interest, because of sports and motor activities that highly promote social and sexual relationships. Even if few literature exist, two main questions should be taken into account: whether and how physical exercise and sport positively or negatively influence sexual health and behavior and/or whether and how sexual behavior may affect a sub-sequent sport performance. Physical exercise and sport per se can influence, positively or negatively, the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis function and, consequently, the individual's reproductive and/or sexual health...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330812/molecular-evidence-for-differential-long-term-outcomes-of-early-life-severe-acute-malnutrition
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Allan Sheppard, Sherry Ngo, Xiaoling Li, Michael Boyne, Debbie Thompson, Anthony Pleasants, Peter Gluckman, Terrence Forrester
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in infants may present as one of two distinct syndromic forms: non-edematous (marasmus), with severe wasting and no nutritional edema; or edematous (kwashiorkor) with moderately severe wasting. These differences may be related to developmental changes prior to the exposure to SAM and phenotypic changes appear to persist into adulthood with differences between the two groups. We examined whether the different response to SAM and subsequent trajectories may be explained by developmentally-induced epigenetic differences...
March 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326758/genetic-determinants-of-low-birth-weight
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Theresa Mallia, Alexia Grech, Abigail Hili, Jean Calleja Agius, Nikolai P Pace
Birth weight depends on the elaborate interaction between maternal and foetal genotypes, placental function, maternal nutrition and lifestyle and their effect on epigenetic regulators ofgene activity. The maternal environment in which the foetus develops is a critical factor indetermining birth weight. This review provides an overview of the effect of several geneticvariants leading to intrauterine growth restriction and low birth weight. Irrespective of theexact cause of genetic variations of foetal genes, intrauterine growth restriction is most likelydue to alteration in the growth hormone and insulin like growth factor axis with distinctchanges in the growth factors and their interaction with corresponding receptors...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320484/nutritional-intervention-preconception-and-during-pregnancy-to-maintain-healthy-glucose-metabolism-and-offspring-health-nipper-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Keith M Godfrey, Wayne Cutfield, Shiao-Yng Chan, Philip N Baker, Yap-Seng Chong
BACKGROUND: Improved maternal nutrition and glycaemic control before and during pregnancy are thought to benefit the health of the mother, with consequent benefits for infant body composition and later obesity risk. Maternal insulin resistance and glycaemia around conception and in early pregnancy may be key determinants of maternal physiology and placental function, affecting fetal nutrient supply and maternal-feto-placental communications throughout gestation, with implications for later postnatal health...
March 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315898/modifiable-risk-factors-and-interventions-for-childhood-obesity-prevention-within-the-first-1-000-days
#20
Anne M Dattilo
Worldwide, the prevalence of childhood obesity has increased, amounting to 42 million overweight or obese children, and there is increasing evidence that the origins are within the first 1,000 days: the period of conception through 2 years. Antecedents of early childhood obesity are multifactorial, and associations of varying strength have been documented for genetic/epigenetic, biologic, dietary, environmental, social, and behavioral influences. Modifiable factors in pregnancy and early infancy associated with childhood obesity include maternal overweight/obesity, maternal smoking, gestational weight gain, infant and young child feeding, caregiver responsive feeding practices, as well as sleep duration, and physical activity...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
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