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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428684/innate-immunity-of-adipose-tissue-in-rodent-models-of-local-and-systemic-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Andreas Schmid, Thomas Karrasch, Miriam Thomalla, Jutta Schlegel, Bernd Salzberger, Andreas Schäffler, Frank Hanses
Background. The role of adipose tissue in systemic inflammation during bacterial infection is unclear. Effects of Staphylococcus aureus infection on adipocytes in rodent models of experimental endocarditis and peritonitis, the impact of S. aureus infection on gene expression in epididymal and subcutaneous adipose tissue, and effects of S. aureus infection on the toll-like receptor-2- (TLR2-) cathelicidin pathway in vivo and in vitro were investigated. Material and methods. The rat model of catheter-induced S...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422484/direct-synthesis-of-dextran-based-antibacterial-hydrogels-for-extended-release-of-biocides-and-eradication-of-topical-biofilms
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Jiaul Hoque, Jayanta Haldar
Cationic small molecular biocides have been developed as promising antibiofilm agents because of their tunability in chemical structures and ability to disrupt established biofilms. However, the impact of biocides in antibiofilm treatment is largely limited due to lack of an effective delivery system that can ensure sustained release of biocide at the target site. Herein we report biocide-encapsulated antibacterial and antibiofilm hydrogel that acts as efficient delivery vehicle for the biocide and eradicates matured bacterial biofilm...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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
#3
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/28414136/highly-efficient-treatment-of-aerobic-vaginitis-with-simple-acidic-buffered-gels-the-importance-of-ph-and-buffers-on-the-microenvironment-of-vaginas
#4
Xiaodong Sun, Haiying Qiu, Yiguang Jin
Aerobic vaginitis (AV) leads to uterus deep infection or preterm birth. Antibacterial agents are not optimal therapeutics of AV. Here, we report a series of temperature-sensitive in situ forming acidic buffered gels for topical treatment of AV, involving lactate, acetate, and citrate gels at pH 3.5, 5.0, and 6.5. AV rat models were prepared following vaginal infection of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. In vitro/in vivo studies of the buffered gels were performed compared to ofloxacin gels and blank gels...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413476/the-mechanism-of-human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-in-mrsa-induced-infection-of-implant-drug-resistant-bacteria-biofilm-in-the-mouse-tibial-bone-marrow
#5
Chen Zhu, Ni-Rong Bao, Shuo Chen, Jian-Ning Zhao
The mechanism of human β-defensin 3 (HBD-3) in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA-induced infection of implant drug-resistant bacteria biofilm in the mouse tibial bone marrow was studied. Healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley rats with average weight of 230 g were selected to construct the infection model of MRSA-induced implant drug-resistant bacteria biofilm in the mouse left tibial bone marrow. The drugs were intraperitoneally injected after 24 h medullary cavity infection, and the experimental groups included the model group, HBD-3 group, and vancomycin group (20 rats in each group)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408939/the-immune-effects-of-an-african-traditional-energy-tonic-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
#6
Mlungisi Ngcobo, Nceba Gqaleni, Vinny Naidoo, Protus Cele
Most of the African traditional medicines (ATM) are formulated as energy tonics to boost and maintain immune defences. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the immune effects of a traditional energy tonic using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), THP-1 monocytes, and bacteria infected rats. When tested in mitogen and peptidoglycan stimulated PBMCs, this energy tonic showed minimal cytotoxicity, while in acute toxicity studies in rats it did not exhibit any significant toxicity at doses up to 2000 mg/mL/kg...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400412/western-diet-consumption-induces-alteration-of-barrier-function-mechanisms-in-the-ileum-that-correlates-with-metabolic-endotoxemia-in-rats
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Mathilde Guerville, Anaïs Leroy, Annaëlle Sinquin, Fabienne Laugerette, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Gaëlle Boudry
Obesity and its related disorders have been associated to the presence in the blood of gut bacteria-derived lipopolysaccharides (LPS). However, the factors underlying this low-grade elevation in plasma LPS, so-called metabolic endotoxemia, are not fully elucidated. We aimed to investigate the effects of Western diet (WD) feeding on intestinal and hepatic LPS handling mechanisms in a rat model of diet-induced obesity (DIO). Rats were fed either a standard chow diet (C) or a Western Diet (WD, 45% fat) for 6 weeks...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392457/antimicrobial-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-wound-healing-effectiveness-and-chemical-characterization-of-the-latex-of-jatropha-neopauciflora-pax
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A B Hernandez-Hernandez, F J Alarcon-Aguilar, J C Almanza-Perez, O Nieto-Yañez, J M Olivares-Sanchez, A Duran-Diaz, M A Rodriguez-Monroy, M M Canales-Martinez
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Jatropha neopauciflora Pax is an endemic species to Mexico, and its latex is used in traditional medicine to treat mouth infections when there are loose teeth and to heal wounds. In this research, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity, wound healing efficacy and chemical characterization of J. neopauciflora latex in a murine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antibacterial activity was determined using Gram positive and negative strains, the antifungal activity was determined using yeast and filamentous fungi, and the wound healing efficacy of the latex was determined using the tensiometric method...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392403/matrix-metalloproteinases-outside-vertebrates
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Laura Marino-Puertas, Theodoros Goulas, F Xavier Gomis-Rüth
The matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family belongs to the metzincin clan of zinc-dependent metallopeptidases. Due to their enormous implications in physiology and disease, MMPs have mainly been studied in vertebrates. They are engaged in extracellular protein processing and degradation, and present extensive paralogy, with 23 forms in humans. One characteristic of MMPs is a~165-residue catalytic domain (CD), which has been structurally studied for 14 MMPs from human, mouse, rat, pig and the oral-microbiome bacterium Tannerella forsythia...
April 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392387/functionally-modified-polyacrylamide-graft-gum-karaya-ph-sensitive-spray-dried-microspheres-for-colon-targeting-of-an-anti-cancer-drug
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Vijaykumar V Alange, Ravindra P Birajdar, Raghavendra V Kulkarni
An effort was made to formulate and evaluate pH-sensitive spray dried microspheres using hydrolyzed polyacrylamide-graft-gum karaya (PAAm-g-GK) for colon specific delivery of an anti-cancer agent, capecitabine. The synthesis of pH-sensitive PAAm-g-GK copolymer was done by free radical polymerization followed by alkaline hydrolysis and characterized satisfactorily. The microspheres were spherical in shape; drug entrapment efficiency was found to be in the range of 77.30% to 88.74%. Pulsatile swelling study indicates that the PAAm-g-GK consists of considerable pH-sensitivity...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386730/inhibition-of-biofilm-formation-on-iodine-supported-titanium-implants
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Daisuke Inoue, Tamon Kabata, Kaori Ohtani, Yoshitomo Kajino, Toshiharu Shirai, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: We have developed iodine-supported titanium implants that suppress microbial activities and conducted in vivo and in vitro studies to determine their antimicrobial properties. METHODS: The implants were Ti-6Al-4 V titanium implants either untreated (Ti), treated with oxide film on the Ti surface by anodization (Ti-O), or treated with an iodine coating on oxidation film (Ti-I). The strain of bacteria used in this study was Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus strain ATCC 25923...
April 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386201/effect-of-total-alkali-in-leonuri-herba-on-rat-ear-acne-model-of-serum-il-6-level-thymus-and-spleen-tissue-morphology
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Yan Li, Peng Xi, Tan Wang, Ming San Miao
To investigate the effect of Total Alkali in Leonuri Herba (TALH) on rat ear acne model of serum IL-6 level, Thymus and Spleen Tissue Morphology. The rats were divided into the TALH group at high, medium and low doses (200 mg kg(-1), 100 mg·kg(-1), 50 mg·kg(-1)), the tanshinone group (360 mg·kg(-1)), model group and the blank group. All the rats were administrated once a day for 14 days. At the same time on the first day, the rats in the blank group were injected normal saline in the stomach and also had intradermal injection of sterile saline in the auricle...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384546/in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-of-new-antimycobacterial-salicylanilide-tuftsin-conjugates
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Zsuzsa Baranyai, Martin Krátký, Rudolf Vosátka, Eleonóra Szabó, Zsuzsanna Senoner, Sándor Dávid, Jiřina Stolaříková, Jarmila Vinšová, Szilvia Bősze
Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an intracellular pathogen that can survive in host cells, mainly in macrophages. An increase of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis qualifies this infectious disease as a major public health problem worldwide. The cellular uptake of the antimycobacterial agents by infected host cells is limited. Our approach is to enhance the cellular uptake of the antituberculars by target cell-directed delivery using drug-peptide conjugates to achieve an increased intracellular efficacy...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379213/energy-dense-diet-triggers-changes-in-gut-microbiota-reorganization-of-gut%C3%A2-brain-vagal-communication-and-increases-body-fat-accumulation
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Alexandra C Vaughn, Erin M Cooper, Patricia M DiLorenzo, Levi J O'Loughlin, Michael E Konkel, James H Peters, Andras Hajnal, Tanusree Sen, Sun Hye Lee, Claire B de La Serre, Krzysztof Czaja
Obesity is associated with consumption of energy-dense diets and development of systemic inflammation. Gut microbiota play a role in energy harvest and inflammation and can influence the change from lean to obese phenotypes. The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is a brain target for gastrointestinal signals modulating satiety and alterations in gut-brain vagal pathway may promote overeating and obesity. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that high-fat diet‑induced changes in gut microbiota alter vagal gut-brain communication associated with increased body fat accumulation...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374781/microbial-biogeography-and-core-microbiota-of-the-rat-digestive-tract
#15
Dongyao Li, Haiqin Chen, Bingyong Mao, Qin Yang, Jianxin Zhao, Zhennan Gu, Hao Zhang, Yong Q Chen, Wei Chen
As a long-standing biomedical model, rats have been frequently used in studies exploring the correlations between gastrointestinal (GI) bacterial biota and diseases. In the present study, luminal and mucosal samples taken along the longitudinal axis of the rat digestive tract were subjected to 16S rRNA gene sequencing-based analysis to determine the baseline microbial composition. Results showed that the community diversity increased from the upper to lower GI segments and that the stratification of microbial communities as well as shift of microbial metabolites were driven by biogeographic location...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357619/milk-fermented-by-lactic-acid-bacteria-enhances-the-absorption-of-dietary-sphingomyelin-in-rats
#16
Masashi Morifuji, Masami Kitade, Chisato Oba, Tomoyuki Fukasawa, Keiko Kawahata, Taketo Yamaji, Yuki Manabe, Tatsuya Sugawara
Supplementation with sphingomyelin has been reported to prevent disease and maintain good health. However, intact sphingomyelin and ceramides are poorly absorbed compared with glycerolipids. Therefore, if the bioavailability of dietary sphingomyelin can be increased, supplementation would be more effective at lower doses. The aim of this study in rats was to evaluate the effect of fermented milk on the bioavailability of dietary sphingomyelin in rats. After the rats had fasted for 15 h, test solutions were administrated orally...
March 29, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357400/intra-abdominal-hypertension-causes-bacterial-growth-in-lungs-an-animal-study
#17
Eleni Papakrivou, Demosthenes Makris, Efstratios Manoulakas, Magda Mitroudi, Konstantinos Tepetes, Konstantinos Papazoglou, Epaminondas Zakynthinos
To study the effect of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) on the frequency of pneumonia with an experimental study, thirteen Sprague-Dawley rats were included. Eight out of thirteen animals were randomly assigned to receive 10 ml of benzalkonium chloride 0.2% (megacolon group) and five animals received 10 ml NaCl 0.9% (controls). Animals were anaesthetized by intramuscular delivery of ketamine. The incidence of positivity for bacteria lung tissue cultures and mesenteric lymph node cultures was assessed at the 21st day after animals' sacrification, or before in case of death...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345852/layer-number-dependent-antibacterial-and-osteogenic-behaviors-of-graphene-oxide-electrophoretic-deposited-on-titanium
#18
Jiajun Qiu, Hao Geng, Donghui Wang, Shi Qian, Hongqin Zhu, Yuqin Qiao, Wenhao Qian, Xuanyong Liu
Graphene oxide has attracted widespread attention in the biomedical fields due to its excellent biocompatibility. Herein we investigated the layer-number dependent antibacterial and osteogenic behaviors of graphene oxide in biointerfaces. Graphene oxide with different layer numbers was deposited on the titanium surfaces by cathodal electrophoretic deposition with varied deposition voltages. The initial cell adhesion and spreading, cell proliferation, and osteogenic differentiation were observed from all the samples using rat bone mesenchymal stem cells...
March 31, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320221/rice-or-pork-based-diets-with-similar-calorie-and-content-result-in-different-rat-gut-microbiota
#19
Xiaozhe Qi, Wentao Xu, Mingzhang Guo, Siyuan Chen, Yifei Liu, Xiaoyun He, Kunlun Huang
Rice is the most important food crop, and pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. In this study, we compared the gut microbiota of the rats fed with rice or pork mixed diets, which have similar caloric contents. The physiological indices (body weights, hematology, serum chemistry, organ weights and histopathology) of two groups were all within the normal range. Two diets did not induce difference in the diversity of gut bacteria. However, Firmicutes were significantly higher in rice diet group, while Bacteroidetes were enriched in pork diet group...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303540/exploiting-fruit-byproducts-for-eco-friendly-nanosynthesis-citrus%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-clementina-peel-extract-mediated-fabrication-of-silver-nanoparticles-with-high-efficacy-against-microbial-pathogens-and-rat-glial-tumor-c6-cells
#20
Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, Han-Seung Shin, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Giovanni Benelli, Gajanan S Ghodake, Yuan Yuan Jiang, Dong Su Kim, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale
Process byproducts from the fruit industry may represent a cheap and reliable source of green reducing agents to be used in current bio-nanosynthesis. This study reports the use of orange (Citrus × clementina) peel aqueous extract (OPE) for one-pot green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with high effectiveness against various microbial pathogens as well as rat glial tumor C6 cells. The effects of various operational parameters on the synthesis of AgNPs were systematically investigated. The morphology, particle size, and properties of synthesized AgNPs were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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