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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154808/genetic-host-factors-in-helicobacter-pylori-induced-carcinogenesis-emerging-new-paradigms
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Michiel C Mommersteeg, Jun Yu, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Gwenny M Fuhler
Helicobacter Pylori is a gram negative rod shaped microaerophilic bacterium that colonizes the stomach of approximately half the world's population. Infection with c may cause chronic gastritis which via a quite well described process known as Correas cascade can progress through sequential development of atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia to gastric cancer. H. pylori is currently the only bacterium that is classified as a class 1 carcinogen by the WHO, although the exact mechanisms by which this bacterium contributes to gastric carcinogenesis are still poorly understood...
November 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149176/a-simple-way-for-targeted-delivery-of-an-antibiotic-in-vitro-evaluation-of-a-nanoclay-based-composite
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Leslie Valdés, Irela Pérez, Louis Charles de Ménorval, Ernesto Altshuler, Jon Otto Fossum, Aramis Rivera
The sodium-modified form of fluorohectorite nanoclay (NaFh) is introduced as a potential drug carrier, demonstrating its ability for the controlled release of the broad-spectrum antibiotic Ciprofloxacin through in vitro tests. The new clay-drug composite is designed to target the local infections in the large intestine, where it delivers most of the incorporated drug thanks to its pH-sensitive behavior. The composite has been conceived to avoid the use of coating technology and to decrease the side-effects commonly associated to the burst-release of the ciprofloxacin at the stomach level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142476/clinical-and-pathological-characterization-of-epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-carcinomas-in-portugal
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Joana Ribeiro, Andreia Oliveira, Mariana Malta, Claudia Oliveira, Fernanda Silva, Ana Galaghar, Luís Pedro Afonso, Maria Cassiano Neves, Rui Medeiros, Pedro Pimentel-Nunes, Hugo Sousa
AIM: To determine the prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric carcinomas in the North Region of Portugal and to study its clinicopathological characteristics. METHODS: We have performed a retrospective study including a total of 179 consecutive patients with gastric cancer (GC) submitted to gastrectomy during 2011 at the Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto. Clinical and pathological data was collected from individual clinical records and inserted on a database with unique codification...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138083/adaptations-in-the-physiological-heterogeneity-and-viability-of-shigella-dysenteriae-shigella-flexneri-and-salmonella-typhimurium-after-exposure-to-simulated-gastric-acid-fluid
#4
Atheesha Singh, Tobias George Barnard
Stomach acidity is an important barrier of the human body to protect itself from microbial pathogens entering the small intestine and causing infection. This study examined the survival adaptations of non-acid adapted diarrheal Shigella and Salmonella strains in an environment mimicking the human stomach. The bacterial responses to the challenge of acidic simulated gastric fluid were studied using flow cytometry physiological heterogeneity, membrane integrity and survival (culturability) respectively. Flow cytometry showed that bacterial cells, when exposed to gastric fluid, transformed distinctly, into physiologically heterogeneous sub-populations: intact, stressed and damaged cells, when stained with propidium iodide and thiazole orange...
November 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133389/selective-killing-of-helicobacter-pylori-with-ph-responsive-helix-coil-conformation-transitionable-antimicrobial-polypeptides
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Menghua Xiong, Yan Bao, Xin Xu, Hua Wang, Zhiyuan Han, Zhiyu Wang, Yeqing Liu, Songyin Huang, Ziyuan Song, Jinjing Chen, Richard M Peek, Lichen Yin, Lin-Feng Chen, Jianjun Cheng
Current clinical treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, the main etiological factor in the development of gastritis, gastric ulcers, and gastric carcinoma, requires a combination of at least two antibiotics and one proton pump inhibitor. However, such triple therapy suffers from progressively decreased therapeutic efficacy due to the drug resistance and undesired killing of the commensal bacteria due to poor selectivity. Here, we report the development of antimicrobial polypeptide-based monotherapy, which can specifically kill H...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#6
REVIEW
Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126141/gastric-carcinomas-with-lymphoid-stroma-categorization-and-comparison-with-solid-type-colonic-carcinomas
#7
Raul S Gonzalez, Justin M M Cates, Frank Revetta, Loralee A McMahon, Kay Washington
Objectives: To determine whether histologic features could help identify gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma associated with microsatellite instability (MSI) (ie, "medullary carcinomas"), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (termed lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas in other organ systems), or neither. Methods: We identified 17 solid-type gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma, assessed EBV and MSI status, and compared features across groups. We also compared them with 51 solid-type colorectal adenocarcinomas...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119936/recent-patents-on-light-based-anti-infective-approaches
#8
Imran Ahmed, Yanyan Fang, Min Lu, Quan Yan, Ahmed Mohamed Kamel El-Hussein, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious health threats to modern medicine. The lack of potent antibiotics puts us at a disadvantage in the fight against infectious diseases, especially those caused by antibiotic-resistant microbial strains. To this end, an urgent need to search for alternative antimicrobial approaches has arisen. In the last decade, light-based therapy has made significant strides in this fight to combat antibiotic resistance among various microbial strains...
November 7, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114486/morphological-and-histological-analysis-of-cotylophoron-cotylophorum-treated-with-acacia-concinna
#9
P Priya, L Veerakumari
Objective: Paramphistomosis (stomach fluke disease) is a parasitic infection caused by digenetic trematodes and is considered to be one of the most important parasitic diseases affecting livestock worldwide. This disease is widely prevalent in India, and the highest incidence is reported during monsoon and post-monsoon months. In the present study, in vitro effect of aqueous extract of pods of Acacia concinna (AcP E) on the morphology and the histology of the digenetic trematode Cotylophoron cotylophorum have been investigated...
July 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114156/two-new-species-of-furcocercous-cercariae-infecting-the-fresh-water-snail-thiara-tuberculata-m%C3%A3-ller-in-kozhikode-and-malappuram-districts-of-kerala
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N K Sanil, K P Janardanan
Two new species of furcocercous cercariae, Cercaria sp. XVI Malabar n. sp. and Cercaria sp. XVII Malabar n. sp. were recovered from the freshwater snail, Thiara tuberculata in the Malabar region of Kerala. Cercaria sp. XVI Malabar n. sp., a pharyngeate, longifurcate furcocercous cercaria with two pairs of penetration glands and 10 pairs of flame cells was recovered from T. tuberculata collected from Kundayithode in Kozhikode district and Nilambur in Malappuram district of Kerala. Cercaria sp. XVII Malabar n...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110387/cholesterol-%C3%AE-glucosyltransferase-gene-is-present-in-most-helicobacter-species-including-gastric-non-helicobacter-pylori-helicobacters-obtained-from-japanese-patients
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Masatomo Kawakubo, Kazuki Horiuchi, Takehisa Matsumoto, Jun Nakayama, Taiji Akamatsu, Tsutomu Katsuyama, Hiroyoshi Ota, Junji Sagara
BACKGROUND: Non-Helicobacter pylori helicobacters (NHPHs) besides H. pylori infect human stomachs and cause chronic gastritis and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Cholesteryl-α-glucosides have been identified as unique glycolipids present in H. pylori and some Helicobacter species. Cholesterol-α-glucosyltransferase (αCgT), a key enzyme for the biosynthesis of cholesteryl-α-glucosides, plays crucial roles in the pathogenicity of H. pylori. Therefore, it is important to examine αCgTs of NHPHs...
November 7, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106738/an-experimental-miniature-piglet-model-for-the-infection-of-human-norovirus-gii
#12
Dong Joo Seo, Day Jung, Soontag Jung, Seung-Kwon Ha, Sang-Do Ha, In-Soo Choi, Jinjong Myoung, Changsun Choi
Ten Yucatan miniature piglets were challenged with the human norovirus (NoV) GII.12/GII.3 CAU140599 strain and five piglets were used as negative controls. Stool, serum, and organs were collected and processed from two NoV-infected piglets and one negative piglet at 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 days post-inoculation (dpi). NoV was detected in stool and serum samples by real-time RT-PCR. Mild diarrhea was observed at 1-3 dpi. Fecal shedding and viremia were detected intermittently at 1, 3, and 7 dpi. While interferon-α was significantly elevated at 2-3 dpi, interferon-γ was not changed...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103381/histopathological-changes-in-the-liver-and-stomach-of-didelphis-virginiana-didelphimorphia-didelphidae-during-natural-infection-with-gnathostoma-turgidum-nematoda-gnathostomidae
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E H Torres-Montoya, J M Zazueta-Moreno, L U Osuna-Martínez, H Castillo-Ureta, G Silva-Hidalgo, H S López-Moreno, I Osuna-Ramírez, E Noguera-Corona, J G Rendón-Maldonado
Gnathostoma turgidum is a nematode parasite that exploits the stomach of Virginian opossums, Didelphis virginiana, in Latin America. The opossum is the definitive host of G. turgidum in the wild. Intrahepatic growth and maturation of the parasite, subsequent migration to the stomach and spontaneous expulsion are common. However, the histopathological lesions caused by G. turgidum are poorly described. A better understanding of the life cycle of this parasite and the pathological changes in natural host-parasite interactions could help to clarify the progression of human infections caused by Gnathostoma binucleatum...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098532/microbial-community-and-ovine-host-response-varies-with-early-and-late-stages-of-haemonchus-contortus-infection
#14
Saeed El-Ashram, Ibrahim Al Nasr, Fathi Abouhajer, Maged El-Kemary, Guangping Huang, Güngör Dinçel, Rashid Mehmood, Min Hu, Xun Suo
The interactions between gastric microbiota, ovine host, and Haemonchus contortus portray the ovine gastric environment as a complex ecosystem, where all factors play a pertinent role in fine-tuning each other and in haemeostasis. We delineated the impact of early and late Haemonchus infection on abomasal and ruminal microbial community, as well as the ovine host. Twelve, parasite-naive lambs were divided into four groups, 7 days post-infection (dpi) and time-matched uninfected-control groups; 50 dpi and time-matched uninfected control groups were used for the experiment...
December 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089506/author-correction-micromotor-enabled-active-drug-delivery-for-in-vivo-treatment-of-stomach-infection
#15
Berta Esteban-Fernández de Ávila, Pavimol Angsantikul, Jinxing Li, Miguel Angel Lopez-Ramirez, Doris E Ramírez-Herrera, Soracha Thamphiwatana, Chuanrui Chen, Jorge Delezuk, Richard Samakapiruk, Valentin Ramez, Marygorret Obonyo, Liangfang Zhang, Joseph Wang
Marygorret Obonyo, who provided the H. pylori SS1 strain for this work and participated in the design of H. pylori infection studies, was inadvertently omitted from the author list. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.
October 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080770/atypical-fatal-sarcocystosis-associated-with-sarcocystis-neurona-in-a-white-nosed-coati-nasua-narica-molaris
#16
Jitender P Dubey, John G Trupkiewicz, Shiv K Verma, Joseph D Mowery, Gloria Adedoyin, Tim Georoff, Michael E Grigg
The protozoan parasite Sarcocystis neurona is an important cause of disease in horses (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, EPM) and marine mammals. Isolated reports of clinical EPM-like disease have been documented in a zebra, raccoon, domestic cat, domestic dog, ferret, skunk, mink, lynx, red panda and fisher. The predominant disease is encephalomyelitis associated with schizonts in neural tissues. Here, we report highly disseminated sarcocystosis, in many tissues of a captive White-nosed coati (Nasua narica molaris)...
November 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076882/the-gastric-acid-pocket-or-coat-and-its-attenuation-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-subjects
#17
Kenneth E L McColl
In 2001, it was observed that the cardia region of the lumen of the stomach remained highly acidic after a meal and escaped the buffering effect of the food. This phenomenon was termed the acid pocket and is thought to explain why reflux symptoms occur after meals despite the buffering effect of food. This review describes the discovery of the acid pocket and our progress in understanding the intragastric physiology producing it, its exaggeration in hiatus hernia and role in reflux disease. The recent discovery that the acid pocket is attenuated in the Helicobacter pylori-infected population and the significance of this to the negative association between H...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071848/-study-of-jinye-baidu-granule-in-treatment-of-wind-warmth-lung-heat-disease-heat-in-lung-wei-pattern-%C3%AF-a-randomized-double-blind-parallel-controlled-trial
#18
Jun-Jie Jiang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yong-Yan Wang, Yuan Li, Yi-Li Zhang, Shuai-Ling Sun, Shuo Wang, Yong Zhu, Wen-Sheng Qi, Xun Chen, Qin Chen
A randomized, double-blind, active parallel controlled trial will be conducted to include patients with acute upper respiratory infection and wind-warmth lung heat disease (heat in lung-wei pattern). Patients with serious bacterial infection (white blood cell count>1.2×1010, neutrophil>80%) will be excluded.so as to further identify Jinye Baidu Granule indications of Wind-warmth lung heat disease (heat in lung-wei pattern).According to the subjects of symptoms of fever and sore throats,Patients will be divided into three blocks: fever, swelling and sore throat, combined fever and swelling and sore throat...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063969/neisseria-flavescens-a-urease-expressing-potential-pathogen-isolated-from-gastritis-patients
#19
Bo Zeng, Lijin Sun, Yongmei Chen, Yin Qian, Qian Cao, Zhi Zhang, Zaixin Li
Parasitic pathogens, such as H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori), are considered as primary elements for causing stomach infection and leading to chronic gastritis or ulcers. Here, an unreported urease- and oxidase-producing Neisseria flavescens-like bacteria was isolated from the gastroscopic biopsies of (14)C-UBT-positive gastritis patients. The isolate expressed the activity of urease, which is a pathogenic factor and considered as a reliable marker for diagnosis of H. pylori infection. However, the isolate didn't express the key functional genes of H...
October 24, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058609/characterization-of-the-development-of-haemonchus-contortus-zj-strain-from-gerbils
#20
Yi Yang, Xiaolu Guo, Hongli Zhang, Yan Huang, Xueqiu Chen, Aifang Du
BACKGROUND: Haemonchus contortus is a serious parasitic nematode in domestic ruminants around the world, including China. Haemonchus contortus has developed extensive resistance to commercial anthelmintics, which has produced a demand for new control methods, such as more effective drugs. Gerbils infected with H. contortus have previously been used as a model for anthelmintics selections, and the growth of H. contortus had been briefly examined. To enhance the model, this study provides an additional description of the development of H...
October 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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