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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822933/occurrence-of-vibrio-species-beta-lactam-resistant-vibrio-species-and-indicator-bacteria-in-ballast-and-port-waters-of-a-tropical-harbor
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Charmaine Ng, Shin Giek Goh, Nazanin Saeidi, William A Gerhard, Claudia K Gunsch, Karina Yew Hoong Gin
Ballast water discharges are potential sources for the spread of invasive and pathogenic aquatic organisms. Ballast waters from six ships docked in the Port of Singapore were tested to determine if indictor organisms fell within proposed standards for ballast water discharge according to regulation D-2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) guidelines. Vibrio species were cultured on media supplemented with beta-lactam antibiotics to determine the presence of antibiotic resistant Vibrio species in the ballast waters of these vessels...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816048/bile-salt-like-dienones-having-a-novel-skeleton-or-a-rare-substitution-pattern-function-as-chemical-cues-in-adult-sea-lamprey
#2
Ke Li, Anne M Scott, Cory O Brant, Skye D Fissette, Joseph J Riedy, Thomas R Hoye, Weiming Li
Two novel sulfated bile salt-like dienones, featuring either a unique, rearranged side chain or a rare cis-11,12-diol on the steroidal C-ring, herein named petromyzene A (1) and B (2), respectively, were isolated from water conditioned with spawning male sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus; a jawless vertebrate animal). The structures of these natural products were elucidated by mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. Petromyzenes A and B exhibited high olfactory potency for adult sea lamprey and strong behavioral attraction for spawning females...
August 17, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815210/lpxk-is-essential-for-growth-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-atcc-19606-relationship-to-toxic-accumulation-of-lipid-a-pathway-intermediates
#3
Jun-Rong Wei, Daryl L Richie, Mina Mostafavi, Louis E Metzger, Christopher M Rath, William S Sawyer, Kenneth T Takeoka, Charles R Dean
Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606 can grow without lipid A, the major component of lipooligosaccharide. However, we previously reported that depletion of LpxH (the fourth enzyme in the lipid A biosynthetic pathway) prevented growth of this strain due to toxic accumulation of lipid A pathway intermediates. Here, we explored whether a similar phenomenon occurred with depletion of LpxK, a kinase that phosphorylates disaccharide 1-monophosphate (DSMP) at the 4' position to yield lipid IVA. An A. baumannii ATCC 19606 derivative with LpxK expression under the control of an isopropyl β-d-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG)-regulated expression system failed to grow without induction, indicating that LpxK is essential for growth...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814891/diabetes-and-dyslipidemia-characterizing-lipoprotein-metabolism
#4
REVIEW
G H Tomkin, D Owens
Premature atherosclerosis in diabetes accounts for much of the decreased life span. New treatments have reduced this risk considerably. This review explores the relationship among the disturbances in glucose, lipid, and bile salt metabolic pathways that occur in diabetes. In particular, excess nutrient intake and starvation have major metabolic effects, which have allowed us new insights into the disturbance that occurs in diabetes. Metabolic regulators such as the forkhead transcription factors, the farnesyl X transcription factors, and the fibroblast growth factors have become important players in our understanding of the dysregulation of metabolism in diabetes and overnutrition...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808185/establishment-of-a-rat-model-with-diet-induced-coronary-atherosclerosis
#5
Mingming Gao, Guo Xin, Xu Qiu, Yuhui Wang, George Liu
Coronary atherosclerotic disease is a serious disease in humans, but no suitable animal model is available currently for further studies. We used apolipoprotein E gene knockout (ApoE KO) rats to induce hypercholesterolemia through a special high cholesterol/bile salt diet (Paigen diet), then analyzed aortic and coronary atherosclerosis lesions and the myocardial injury in order to establish a novel small animal model of coronary atherosclerosis. Plasma cholesterol of ApoE KO rats increased 7.6-fold compared with wild-type rats after 8 weeks on the Paigen diet...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807679/identification-and-characterization-of-5%C3%AE-cyprinol-sulfating-cytosolic-sulfotransferases-sults-in-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#6
Katsuhisa Kurogi, Maki Yoshihama, Austin Horton, Isaac T Schiefer, Matthew D Krasowski, Lee R Hagey, Frederick E Williams, Yoichi Sakakibara, Naoya Kenmochi, Masahito Suiko, Ming-Cheh Liu
5α-Cyprinol 27-sulfate is the major biliary bile salt present in cypriniform fish including the zebrafish (Danio rerio). The current study was designed to identify the zebrafish cytosolic sulfotransferase (Sult) enzyme(s) capable of sulfating 5α-cyprinol and to characterize the zebrafish 5α-cyprinol-sulfating Sults in comparison with human SULT2A1. Enzymatic assays using zebrafish homogenates showed 5α-cyprinol-sulfating activity. A systematic analysis, using a panel of recombinant zebrafish Sults, revealed two Sult2 subfamily members, Sult2st2 and Sult2st3, as major 5α-cyprinol-sulfating Sults...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805978/obeticholic-acid-a-selective-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-regulates-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-sandwich-cultured-human-hepatocytes
#7
Yuanyuan Zhang, Jonathan P Jackson, Robert L St Claire, Kimberly Freeman, Kenneth R Brouwer, Jeffrey E Edwards
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a master regulator of bile acid homeostasis through transcriptional regulation of genes involved in bile acid synthesis and cellular membrane transport. Impairment of bile acid efflux due to cholangiopathies results in chronic cholestasis leading to abnormal elevation of intrahepatic and systemic bile acid levels. Obeticholic acid (OCA) is a potent and selective FXR agonist that is 100-fold more potent than the endogenous ligand chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA). The effects of OCA on genes involved in bile acid homeostasis were investigated using sandwich-cultured human hepatocytes...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803731/purification-and-characterization-of-the-colicin-a-immunity-protein-in-detergent-micelles
#8
Ane Metola, Ana M Bouchet, Marian Alonso-Mariño, Tammo Diercks, Lena Mäler, Félix M Goñi, Ana R Viguera
The immunity proteins against pore-forming colicins represent a family of integral membrane proteins that reside in the inner membrane of producing cells. Cai, the colicin A immunity protein, was characterized here in detergent micelles by circular dichroism (CD), size exclusion chromatography, chemical cross-linking, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, cysteine accessibility, and colicin A binding in detergent micelles. Bile-salt derivatives induced extensive protein polymerization that precluded further investigation...
August 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802582/label-free-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-lactobacillus-fermentum-ncdc-400-during-bile-salt-exposure
#9
Gurjeet Kaur, Syed Azmal Ali, Sudarshan Kumar, Ashok Kumar Mohanty, Pradip Behare
Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 is a commonly used and a comprehensively studied probiotic organism. The distinctive capability to endure the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract owing to the presence of bile salts in gastric juice facilitates gut microbiota, especially the probiotic organisms to transiently inhabit the host gut. In the present study, Label-Free Quantification (LFQ) approach has been employed to analyze the expression pattern of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 strain proteins, under bile acid stress, using high-resolution mass spectrometer connected to nano-liquid chromatography (LC) system...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792854/phytosterols-synergize-with-endotoxin-to-augment-inflammation-in-kupffer-cells-but-alone-have-limited-direct-effect-on-hepatocytes
#10
Gregory Guthrie, Bryan Tackett, Barbara Stoll, Camilia Martin, Oluyinka Olutoye, Douglas G Burrin
INTRODUCTION: Phytosterols are implicated in the development of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. A newly proposed mechanism for phytosterol-mediated parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease is through phytosterol-facilitated hepatic proinflammatory cytokine release following exposure to intestinally derived bacteria. Whether the proinflammatory effects are liver cell specific is not known. AIM: To determine if phytosterols cause inflammation in hepatocytes or Kupffer cells independently or require costimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774887/suppressed-hepatic-bile-acid-signalling-despite-elevated-production-of-primary-and-secondary-bile-acids-in-nafld
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Na Jiao, Susan S Baker, Adrian Chapa-Rodriguez, Wensheng Liu, Colleen A Nugent, Maria Tsompana, Lucy Mastrandrea, Michael J Buck, Robert D Baker, Robert J Genco, Ruixin Zhu, Lixin Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Bile acids are regulators of lipid and glucose metabolism, and modulate inflammation in the liver and other tissues. Primary bile acids such as cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) are produced in the liver, and converted into secondary bile acids such as deoxycholic acid (DCA) and lithocholic acid by gut microbiota. Here we investigated the possible roles of bile acids in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) pathogenesis and the impact of the gut microbiome on bile acid signalling in NAFLD...
August 3, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771009/model-based-analysis-of-biopharmaceutical-experiments-to-improve-mechanistic-oral-absorption-modelling-an-integrated-in-vitro-in-vivo-extrapolation-iviv_e-perspective-using-ketoconazole-as-a-model-drug
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Shriram M Pathak, Aaron Ruff, Edmund Kostewicz, Nikunjkumar Patel, David B Turner, Masoud Jamei
Mechanistic modelling of in vitro data generated from metabolic enzyme systems (viz. liver microsomes, hepatocytes, rCYP enzymes etc.) facilitates in vitro-in vivo extrapolation (IVIV_E) of metabolic clearance which plays a key role in the successful prediction of clearance in vivo within Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling. A similar concept can be applied to solubility and dissolution experiments whereby mechanistic modelling can be used to estimate intrinsic parameters required for mechanistic oral absorption simulation in vivo...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763999/antioxidant-effects-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-enriched-by-myrtle-phenolic-extracts-on-iron-mediated-lipid-peroxidation-under-intestinal-conditions-model
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Sofiane Dairi, Marie-Annette Carbonneau, Teresa Galeano-Diaz, Hocine Remini, Farid Dahmoune, Omar Aoun, Amine Belbahi, Céline Lauret, Jean-Paul Cristol, Khodir Madani
Chelating and free radicals scavenging activities of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) enriched by Myrtus communis phenolic compounds (McPCs), α-tocopherol and Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) were evaluated using chemical assays, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), and biological model as 2,2'-azobis (2-aminopropane) dihydrochloride (AAPH) or Fe(+3)/Ascorbic acid (Fe(+3)/AsA) system mediated peroxidation of l-α-phosphatidylcholine aqueous dispersions stabilized by bile salts (BS) under simulated intestinal conditions (pH 7...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763483/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-strain-with-zearalenone-removal-ability-and-its-probiotic-potential
#14
An Lee, Kuan-Chen Cheng, Je-Ruei Liu
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species, which has been shown to be associated with reproductive disorders in livestock, and to a lesser extent with hyperoestrogenic syndromes in humans. The aim of this study was to characterize a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain with ZEN removal ability. A pure culture of a strain designated LN isolated from moldy corn samples showed a high ZEN removal capability. Based on microscopic observations, biochemical characteristics, and phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence, LN was identified as B...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762193/probiotic-features-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-a-diverse-pool-of-traditional-greek-dairy-products-regarding-specific-strain-host-interactions
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Georgia Zoumpopoulou, Alexandra Tzouvanou, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Voula Alexandraki, Marina Georgalaki, Rania Anastasiou, Marina Papadelli, Eugenia Manolopoulou, Maria Kazou, Dimitris Kletsas, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Effie Tsakalidou
The increased consumers' interest on the positive role of food in wellbeing and health underscores the need to determine new probiotic microorganisms. Triggered by the fact that artisanal food products can be a valuable source of novel probiotic strains, 106 lactic acid bacteria, all isolated from traditional Greek dairy products, namely Feta, Kasseri, Xynotyri, Graviera, Formaela, Galotyri, and Kefalotyri cheeses as well as yogurt and milk, were studied for probiotic properties. Based on their survival at pH 2...
July 31, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762182/diet-induced-hypercholesterolemia-alters-liver-glycosaminoglycans-and-associated-lipoprotein-receptors-in-rats
#16
Gangappa Kiran, Ummiti J S Prasada Rao, Paramahans V Salimath, Nandini D Chilkunda
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) play an important role in lipoprotein metabolism. In liver, it facilitates the uptake of remnants through receptor-independent endocytosis. However, changes in liver GAGs during diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels of fat feeding are unknown. Present paper highlights the effect of diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels (5%) of fat on liver GAGs and other associated lipoprotein receptors. Hypercholesterolemia was induced in rats by feeding diet supplemented with 0...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756693/improved-hepatoprotective-activity-of-silymarin-via-encapsulation-in-the-novel-vesicular-nanosystem-bilosomes
#17
Amira Mohamed Mohsen, Marwa Hasanein Asfour, Abeer A A Salama
The main objective of the present work was to formulate, characterize and evaluate silymarin (SM) loaded bilosomes, compared to conventional liposomes, aiming at increasing the hepatoprotective activity of the drug. SM loaded bilosomes were prepared by thin film hydration technique employing Soybean Phosphatidyl Choline (SPC) and different bile salts. After being subjected to different methods of characterization, SM loaded bilosomes were investigated for their hepatoprotective activity, in CCl4 hepatointoxicated rat model...
July 31, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756502/aciduric-strains-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-and-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-isolated-from-human-feces-have-strong-adhesion-and-aggregation-properties
#18
Kyle B Klopper, Shelly M Deane, Leon M T Dicks
Human feces were streaked onto MRS Agar adjusted to pH 2.5, 3.0, and 6.4, respectively, and medium supplemented with 1.0% (w/v) bile salts. Two aciduric strains, identified as Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 (based on 16S rDNA and recA sequences), were non-hemolytic and did not hydrolyze mucin. The surface of Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 cells has a weak negative charge, whereas Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 has acidic and basic properties, and produces exopolysaccharides (EPS)...
July 29, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752423/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-probiotic-and-safety-properties-of-bacteriocinogenic-and-non-bacteriocinogenic-lactic-acid-bacteria-from-the-intestines-of-nile-tilapia-and-common-carp-for-their-use-as-probiotics-in-aquaculture
#19
Pierre Marie Kaktcham, Jules-Bocamdé Temgoua, François Ngoufack Zambou, Gloria Diaz-Ruiz, Carmen Wacher, María de Lourdes Pérez-Chabela
In this study, seven bacteriocinogenic and non-bacteriocinogenic LAB strains previously isolated from the intestines of Nile tilapia and common carp and that showed potent antibacterial activity against host-derived and non-host-derived fish pathogens were assayed for their probiotic and safety properties so as to select promising candidates for in vivo application as probiotic in aquaculture. All the strains were investigated for acid and bile tolerances, transit tolerance in simulated gastrointestinal conditions, for cell surface characteristics including hydrophobicity, co-aggregation and auto-aggregation, and for bile salt hydrolase activity...
July 27, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750143/characterization-of-small-molecule-scaffolds-that-bind-to-the-shigella-type-iii-secretion-system-protein-ipad
#20
Supratim Dey, Asokan Anbanandam, Ben E Mumford, Roberto N De Guzman
Many pathogens such as Shigella and other bacteria assemble the type III secretion system (T3SS) nanoinjector to inject virulence proteins into their target cells to cause infectious diseases in humans. The rise of drug resistance among pathogens that rely on the T3SS for infectivity, plus the dearth of new antibiotics require alternative strategies in developing new antibiotics. The Shigella T3SS tip protein IpaD is an attractive target for developing anti-infectives because of its essential role in virulence and its exposure on the bacterial surface...
July 27, 2017: ChemMedChem
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