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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350065/molecular-typing-of-lactobacillus-brevis-isolates-from-korean-food-using-repetitive-element-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Jasmine Kaur, Anshul Sharma, Sulhee Lee, Young-Seo Park
Lactobacillus brevis is a part of a large family of lactic acid bacteria that are present in cheese, sauerkraut, sourdough, silage, cow manure, feces, and the intestinal tract of humans and rats. It finds its use in food fermentation, and so is considered a "generally regarded as safe" organism. L. brevis strains are extensively used as probiotics and hence, there is a need for identifying and characterizing these strains. For identification and discrimination of the bacterial species at the subspecific level, repetitive element-polymerase chain reaction method is a reliable genomic fingerprinting tool...
January 1, 2018: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339415/genome-wide-identification-by-transposon-insertion-sequencing-of-escherichia-coli-k1-genes-essential-for-in-vitro-growth-gastrointestinal-colonizing-capacity-and-survival-in-serum
#2
Alex J McCarthy, Richard A Stabler, Peter W Taylor
Escherichia coli K1 strains are major causative agents of invasive disease of the new born. The age dependency of infection can be reproduced in the neonatal rat. Colonization of the small intestine following oral administration of K1 bacteria leads rapidly to invasion of the blood circulation; bacteria that avoid capture by the mesenteric lymphatic system and evade antibacterial mechanisms in the blood may disseminate to cause organ-specific infections such as meningitis. Some E. coli K1 surface constituents, in particular the polysialic acid capsule, are known to contribute to invasive potential but a comprehensive picture of the factors that determine the fully virulent phenotype has not so far emerged...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334690/intestinal-metabolism-of-polygonum-cuspidatum-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#3
Jinfeng Fu, Songyan Wu, Min Wang, Yuan Tian, Zunjian Zhang, Rui Song
Rhizoma et Radix Polygoni Cuspidati (RRPC) is commonly prescribed for the treatments of amenorrhea, arthralgia, jaundice and abscess in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous pharmacological studies have indicated that polyphenols are the main pharmacological active ingredients in RRPC. Meanwhile, the poor bioavailability of polyphenols in RRPC implies that those components are probably metabolized by intestinal bacteria before absorption. However, there is rather limited information about RRPC's metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria and the intestinal absorbed constituents...
January 15, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331368/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-safety-analysis-of-enterococcus-faecium-2c-isolated-from-human-breast-milk
#4
Soodabeh Khalkhali, Naheed Mojgani
INTRODUCTION: Safety analysis of probiotic bacteria is an obligatory characteristic to be evaluated prior to application in food or pharmacological products. This study was designed to evaluate in vitro and in vivo safety parameters of Enterococcus faecium 2C strain, a probiotic candidate isolated from human breast milk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: E.faecium 2C was studied for its hemolytic activity and phenotypic antibiotics resistance profile. In vivo safety of the mentioned Enterococcus strain was studied by determining acute oral toxicity in Wistar Male rats...
January 10, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331063/simultaneous-pharmacokinetics-and-stability-studies-of-physalins-in-rat-plasma-and-intestinal-bacteria-culture-media-using-liquid-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometry
#5
Yunliang Zheng, Meihua Lin, Xingjiang Hu, You Zhai, Qiao Zhang, Yan Lou, Jianzhong ShenTu, Lihua Wu
Physalins are the major steroidal constituent of Physalis plants and display a range of biological activity. For this study, a rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry method was developed for the simultaneous quantification of six physalins. Specifically, it was for the quantification of physalin A, physalin B, physalin D, physalin G, 4,7-didehydroneophysalin B and isophysalin B in rat plasma and rat intestinal bacteria. After a solid-phase extraction, analytes and internal standards (prednisolone) were separated on a Shield reverse-phase C18 column (measuring 3 mm × 150 mm with an internal diameter of 3...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328653/extending-half-life-of-h-ferritin-nanoparticle-by-fusing-albumin-binding-domain-for-doxorubicin-encapsulation
#6
Chunyue Wang, Chun Zhang, Zenglan Li, Shuang Yin, Qi Wang, Fangxia Guo, Yao Zhang, Rong Yu, Yongdong Liu, Zhiguo Su
Nanoparticles based on the heavy chain of the human ferritin (HFn) are arousing growing interest in the field of drug-delivery due to their exceptional characteristics. However, the unsatisfied plasma half-life of HFn substantially limits its application as a delivery platform for anti-tumor agents. Herein, we fused an albumin binding domain (ABD) variant which basically derives from the streptococcal protein G and possesses a long-acting characteristic in serum albumin to the N-terminus of the HFn for the aim of half-life extension...
January 12, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319525/physiological-effects-of-whey-and-milk-based-probiotic-yogurt-in-rats
#7
Judit Szabó-Fodor, András Bónai, Brigitta Bóta, Linda Szommerné Egyed, Ferenc Lakatos, Gréta Pápai, Attila Zsolnai, Róbert Glávits, Katalin Horvatovich, Melinda Kovács
In an in vitro experiment commercially available probiotic products were tested for the survival of bacteria under conditions of simulated human digestion either when used alone or mixed into yogurt. In the in vivo experiment the effects of feeding a whey- and milk-based yogurt prepared with the probiotic strain showing adequate survival in the in vitro experiment, was measured on body weight, feed con¬sumption and immune response of rats (IgG and IgA level after immunisation), on the composition and volatile fatty acid production of the intestinal microbiota and on the structure of intestinal villi...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316348/ultrastructural-and-immunohistochemical-study-on-the-lamina-propria-cells-beneath-paneth-cells-in-the-rat-ileum
#8
Youhei Mantani, Miho Nishida, Kyouji Yamamoto, Kazuki Miyamoto, Hideto Yuasa, Natsumi Masuda, Takuya Omotehara, Hiroki Tsuruta, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Nobuhiko Hoshi, Hiroshi Kitagawa
Paneth cells secrete bactericidal substances in response to bacterial proliferation on the mucosal surface without directly contacting bacteria. However, the induction mechanism of this transient secretion has not been clarified, although nervous system and/or immunocompetent cells in the lamina propria (LP) might be involved. In the present study, we ultrastructurally and immunohistochemically investigated which LP cells are localized beneath Paneth cells and examined the relationship between the Paneth cell-derived cellular processes which extended into the LP and the LP cells...
January 6, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311399/efficacy-of-probiotics-and-smectite-in-rats-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#9
Nazarii Kobyliak, Ludovico Abenavoli, Tetyana Falalyeyeva, Tetyana Beregova
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Today probiotics have been suggested as a treatment for the prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Smectite is a natural silicate that binds to digestive mucous and has the ability to bind endo- and exotoxins. The present study was designed to determine whether probiotics plus smectite is superior to probiotic alone on the monosodium glutamate (MSG) induced NAFLD model in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 60 rats divided into 4 groups 15 animals in each...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310243/specific-chemiluminescent-protocol-for-dual-site-recognition-of-streptococcus-mutans-utilizing-strong-affinity-between-teicoplanin-and-gram-positive-bacteria
#10
Xiaoxiao Su, Mengyao Wang, Yue Wu, Yong He, Zhifeng Fu
A novel dual-site recognition protocol was developed for chemiluminescent (CL) detection of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) based on a designed antibiotic-affinity strategy. Teicoplanin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic against Gram-positive bacteria, was adopted to functionalize magnetic particles and recognize S. mutans utilizing the strong affinity between this agent and D-Alanyl-D-Alanine peptide moieties in the bacterial cell wall. To achieve ideal specificity for S. mutans detection, rat immunoglobulin G2a (rat IgG2a) tagged with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used as the second recognition agent and signal tracer since Fab region of rat IgG2a could bind with streptococcal protein G highly expressed in the cell wall of S...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305196/periconceptional-folate-deficiency-leads-to-autism-like-traits-in-wistar-rat-offspring
#11
Stéphanie Degroote, Darel Hunting, Larissa Takser
BACKGROUND: Folates in their role as key one carbon donors, are essential for two major pathways: the synthesis of DNA and RNA precursors and DNA methylation. A growing body of evidence from epidemiological studies indicates a possible association between nutritional and functional deficiency in folates and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, there are no available behavioral animal studies on periconceptional one‑carbon donor deficiency during gestation and the autistic phenotype...
January 2, 2018: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287686/indole-and-indoxyl-sulfate-gut-bacteria-metabolites-of-tryptophan-change-arterial-blood-pressure-via-peripheral-and-central-mechanisms-in-rats
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Tomasz Huć, Artur Nowinski, Adrian Drapala, Piotr Konopelski, Marcin Ufnal
Arterial blood pressure (BP) is regulated by a complex network of peripheral and central (brain) mechanisms. Research suggests that gut bacteria-derived compounds may affect the circulatory system. We evaluated hemodynamic effects of indole, a gut bacteria-derived product of tryptophan, and indoxyl sulfate (indoxyl), a liver metabolite of indole.
December 26, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287307/effects-of-hla-b27-on-gut-microbiota-in-experimental-spondyloarthritis-implicate-an-ecological-model-of-dysbiosis
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Tejpal Gill, Mark Asquith, Stephen R Brooks, James T Rosenbaum, Robert A Colbert
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether HLA-B27-mediated experimental spondyloarthritis (SpA) is associated with a common gut microbial signature to identify potential drivers of pathogenesis. METHODS: Effects of HLA-B27 on three genetic backgrounds, Dark Agouti (DA), Lewis, and Fischer were compared, using wild-type littermates and HLA-B7 transgenic Lewis rats as controls. At 2, 3-4, and 6-8 months of age, cecal and colonic tissue or contents were analyzed by histology for inflammation, RNA-Seq for gene expression differences, and 16S rRNA gene sequencing for microbiota differences...
December 29, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282543/characterization-of-bactericidal-efficiency-cell-selectivity-and-mechanism-of-short-interspecific-hybrid-peptides
#14
N Dong, X R Li, X Y Xu, Y F Lv, Z Y Li, A S Shan, J L Wang
Facing rising global antibiotics resistance, physical membrane-damaging antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) represent promising antimicrobial agents. Various strategies to design effective hybrid peptides offer many advantages in overcoming the adverse effects of natural AMPs. In this study, hybrid peptides from different species were investigated, and three hybrid antimicrobial peptides, LI, LN, and LC, were designed by combining the typical fragment of human cathelicidin-derived LL37 with either indolicidin, pig nematode cecropin P1 (CP-1) or rat neutrophil peptide-1 (NP-1)...
December 27, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276981/comparative-metabolism-of-two-major-compounds-in-fructus-corni-extracts-by-gut-microflora-from-normal-and-chronic-nephropathy-rats-in-vitro-by-uplc-q-tof-ms
#15
Jin-Hua Tao, Min Zhao, Shu Jiang, Xue-Lian Pu, Xiao-Yan Wei
Herbal medicines are widely used as therapeutic products in many countries. Fructus Corni, a traditional herb medicine, has been clinically used to cure chronic nephropathy for thousands of years. It could be converted by gut microflora in vivo to shape its pharmacological profiles. Thus, metabolic profiles of major active constituents in Fructus Corni extracts by gut microflora from rats in healthy and nephropathy state were firstly investigated in vitro by ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS) in this study...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275569/-establishment-of-rat-model-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-concomitant-periodontitis-and-the-carotid-artery-lesions-in-the-model-rats
#16
X Y Ren, C Wang, X Liu, H Li, J H Gao, X J Ge
Objectives: To establish SD rat model with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and concomitant chronic periodontitis (CP) and to evaluate the influence of periodontitis on the vascular lesions of type 2 diabetes rats. Methods: Totally 241 clean level SD rats were randomly divided into four groups, group A (normal control, NC, n=27), group B (DM, n=34), group C (CP, n=90) and group D (DM+CP, n=90). The rats of DM group were fed with high-fat and high-sugar diet for 8 to 10 weeks, and then were multiply injected with small dose streptozotocin under the condition of ice bath...
December 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261035/zebrafish-axenic-larvae-colonization-with-human-intestinal-microbiota
#17
Nerea Arias-Jayo, Laura Alonso-Saez, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Miguel A Pardo
The human intestine hosts a vast and complex microbial community that is vital for maintaining several functions related with host health. The processes that determine the gut microbiome composition are poorly understood, being the interaction between species, the external environment, and the relationship with the host the most feasible. Animal models offer the opportunity to understand the interactions between the host and the microbiota. There are different gnotobiotic mice or rat models colonized with the human microbiota, however, to our knowledge, there are no reports on the colonization of germ-free zebrafish with a complex human intestinal microbiota...
December 20, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260181/reshaped-fecal-gut-microbiota-composition-by-the-intake-of-high-molecular-weight-persimmon-tannin-in-normal-and-high-cholesterol-diet-fed-rats
#18
Wei Zhu, Kuan Lin, Kaikai Li, Xiangyi Deng, Chunmei Li
It has been proposed that the gut microbiome may be related to obesity, and diet-induced obesity may induce changes in the gut microbiota composition. Our previous studies suggested that persimmon tannin (PT), which is highly polymerized and non-absorbable in the intestine, showed anti-hyperlipidemic and cholesterol-lowering effects in animal models. Considering that the possible composition modification effects of PT on intestinal bacteria might contribute to its anti-hyperlipidemic and cholesterol-lowering effects in vivo, in this study, we determined whether the PT administration could modify the gut microbiota in both normal diet-fed and high-cholesterol (HC) diet-fed rats, and how PT altered the bacterial composition in both normal and HC fed rats...
December 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248696/vasodilator-and-hypotensive-effects-of-the-spider-peptide-lycosin-i-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Binbin Ma, Zhouhuan Xi, Jiahui Li, Tianqi Gao, Runzhi Liao, Shuhang Wang, Xianyao Li, Yaqin Tang, Zheng Wang, Shengjie Hou, Jinying Jiang, Meichun Deng, Zhigui Duan, Xing Tang, Liping Jiang
Lycosin-I, a spider peptide isolated from the venom of the spider Lycosa singoriensis, has anti-bacteria and anti-cancer properties in organisms. However, cardiovascular effects of Lycosin-I have not been studied. In this study, we investigated for the first time the vasodilator and hypotensive effects of Lycosin-I and the possible mechanisms, in order to develop a promising treatment for hypertension-related diseases. For in vitro experiments, thoracic aortas were isolated, and divided into two groups, endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded aortic rings...
December 14, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245956/combination-therapy-of-exendin-4-and-allogenic-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-preserved-renal-function-in-a-chronic-kidney-disease-and-sepsis-syndrome-setting-in-rats
#20
Chih-Hung Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Kuan-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Chih-Chao Yang, Kun-Chen Lin, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
Combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) was tested against either therapy alone for protecting kidney function against chronic kidney disease (CKD) complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS) [i.e., by intraperitoneal injection of cecal-derived bacteria (1.0 × 104) cells/milliliter/total 5.0 cc].Adult-male-Sprague Dawley rats (n=36) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (CKD), group 3 (CKD-SS), group 4 (CKD-SS-Ex4), group 5 (CKD-SS-ADMSC) and group 6 (CKD-SS-Ex4-ADMSC)...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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