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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219687/structural-modulation-of-gut-microbiota-during-alleviation-of-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-with-herbal-formula
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Weijie Lv, Cui Liu, Chunxin Ye, Jiaqi Sun, Xiaowen Tan, Chao Zhang, Qian Qu, Dayou Shi, Shining Guo
The gut microbiome is hypothesized to play a critical role in gastrointestinal diseases, including antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). To determine whether the traditional Chinese herbal formula of Shen Ling Bai Zhu San (SLBZS) modulates the composition of the gut microbiome during AAD treatment, an AAD diarrhea model was prepared in rats by gastric gavage with lincomycin for 7 successive days, followed by administration of SLBZS for one week. At all time points after the SLBZS treatment, the diarrhea rates were significantly or at least numerically lower than that of the untreated model group...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215162/gut-brain-axis-role-of-lipids-in-the-regulation-of-inflammation-pain-and-cns-diseases
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Roberto Russo, Claudia Cristiano, Carmen Avagliano, Carmen De Caro, Giovanna La Rana, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Roberto Berni Canani, Rosaria Meli, Antonio Calignano
The human gut is a composite anaerobic environment with a large, diverse and dynamic enteric microbiota, represented by more than 100 trillion microorganisms, including at least 1000 distinct species. The discovery that a different microbial composition can influence behavior and cognition, and in turn the nervous system can indirectly influence enteric microbiota composition, has significantly contributed to establish the well-accepted concept of gut-brain axis. This hypothesis is supported by several evidence showing mutual mechanisms, which involve the vague nerve, the immune system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis modulation and the bacteria-derived metabolites...
February 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214059/pharmacokinetic-alterations-of-rhubarb-anthraquinones-in-experimental-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sulfate-sodium-in-the-rat
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Wen-Jin Wu, Ru Yan, Ting Li, Ya-Ping Li, Rui-Na Zhou, Yi-Tao Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rhubarb (Rhei Rhizoma et Radix) is used for the treatment of digestive diseases in traditional medicinal practice in China. Recent studies also support its beneficial activities in alleviating ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to characterize the oral pharmacokinetics of rhubarb anthraquinones, the main bioactive components of this herb, in the experimental chronic colitis rat model induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and to identify the factors causing the pharmacokinetic alterations...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208306/highly-specific-bacteriophage-affinity-strategy-for-rapid-separation-and-sensitive-detection-of-viable-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Yong He, Mengyao Wang, Enci Fan, Hui Ouyang, Huan Yue, Xiaoxiao Su, Guojian Liao, Lin Wang, Shuguang Lu, Zhifeng Fu
A virulent bacteriophage highly specific to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) was isolated from hospital sewage using a lambda bacteriophage isolation protocol. The bacteriophage, named as PAP1, was used to functionalize tosyl-activated magnetic beads to establish a bacteriophage-affinity strategy for separation and detection of viable P. aeruginosa. Recognition of the target bacteria by tail fibers and baseplate of the bacteriophage led to capture of P. aeruginosa onto the magnetic beads. After a replication cycle of about 100 min, the progenies lysed the target bacteria and released the intracellular adenosine triphosphate...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207269/a-biocompatible-injectable-hydrogel-with-potent-wound-healing-and-antibacterial-properties
#5
Jiaul Hoque, Relekar G Prakash, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Bibek R Shome, Jayanta Haldar
Two component injectable hydrogels that cross-link in-situ have been used as non-invasive wound-filling devices, i.e., sealants. These materials carry a variety of functions at the wound sites such as seal leaks, cease unwanted bleeding, bind tissues together, and assist in wound healing process. However, commonly used sealants typically lack antibacterial properties. Since bacterial infection at the wound site is very common, bioadhesive materials with intrinsic antibacterial properties are urgently required...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202530/therapeutic-potential-of-bacteria-against-solid-tumors
#6
Haralampos Hatzikirou, Juan Carlos Lopez Alfonso, Sara Leschner, Siegfried Weiss, Michael Meyer-Hermann
Intentional bacterial infections can produce efficacious anti-tumor responses in mice, rats, dogs and humans. However, low overall success rates and intense side-effects prevent such approaches from being employed clinically. In this work, we titered bacteria and/or the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α in a set of established murine models of cancer. To interpret the experiments conducted, we considered and calibrated a tumor-effector cell recruitment model under the influence of functional tumor-associated vasculature...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184157/silver-loaded-nanotubular-structures-enhanced-bactericidal-efficiency-of-antibiotics-with-synergistic-effect-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Na Xu, Hao Cheng, Jiangwen Xu, Feng Li, Biao Gao, Zi Li, Chenghao Gao, Kaifu Huo, Jijiang Fu, Wei Xiong
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a major issue due to the long-term use and abuse of antibiotics in treatments in clinics. The combination therapy of antibiotics and silver (Ag) nanoparticles is an effective way of both enhancing the antibacterial effect and decreasing the usage of antibiotics. Although the method has been proved to be effective in vitro, no in vivo tests have been carried out at present. Herein, we described a combination therapy of local delivery of Ag and systemic antibiotics treatment in vitro in an infection model of rat...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179566/human-and-rat-gut-microbiome-composition-is-maintained-following-sleep-restriction
#8
Shirley L Zhang, Lei Bai, Namni Goel, Aubrey Bailey, Christopher J Jang, Frederic D Bushman, Peter Meerlo, David F Dinges, Amita Sehgal
Insufficient sleep increasingly characterizes modern society, contributing to a host of serious medical problems. Loss of sleep is associated with metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and neurological and cognitive impairments. Shifts in gut microbiome composition have also been associated with the same pathologies; therefore, we hypothesized that sleep restriction may perturb the gut microbiome to contribute to a disease state. In this study, we examined the fecal microbiome by using a cross-species approach in both rat and human studies of sleep restriction...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170145/synthetic-channel-specifically-inserts-into-the-lipid-bilayer-of-gram-positive-bacteria-but-not-that-of-mammalian-erythrocytes
#9
Min Zhang, Ping-Ping Zhu, Pengyang Xin, Wen Si, Zhan-Ting Li, Jun-Li Hou
A series of tubular molecules with different lengths have been synthesized by attaching Trp-incorporated peptides to the pillar[5]arene backbone. The tubular molecules are able to insert into the lipid bilayer to form unimolecular transmembrane channels. One of the channels has been revealed to specifically insert into the bilayer of the Gram-positive bacteria. In contrast, this channel cannot insert into the membranes of the mammalian rat erythrocytes even at the high concentration of 100 μm. It was further demonstrated that, as a result of this high membrane selectivity, the channel exhibits efficient antimicrobial activity for the Gram-positive bacteria and very low hemolytic toxicity for mammalian erythrocytes...
February 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163229/photosensitizer-eluting-nanofibers-for-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy-of-wounds-a-preclinical-study-in-immunocompromized-rats
#10
Labiba El-Khordagui, Nesma El-Sayed, Sally Galal, Hanan El-Gowelli, Hoda Omar, Moustafa Mohamed
Electrospun nanofibers (NFs) as drug delivery/tissue regeneration template and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) have been widely investigated as two different approaches to enhance wound healing. In the present study, the two approaches were combined in a single platform for greater healing enhancement potentials. Composite photosensitizer-eluting NFs were developed using a polyhydrohybutyrate/polyethylene glycol (60:40 PHB/PEG) polymer blend and methylene blue (MB) as antimicrobial photosensitizer (PS)...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163228/a-novel-in-situ-silver-hyaluronan-bio-nanocomposite-fabrics-for-wound-and-chronic-ulcer-dressing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluations
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A M Abdel-Mohsen, J Jancar, R M Abdel-Rahman, L Vojtek, P Hyršl, M Dušková, H Nejezchlebová
In-situ formed hyaluronan/silver (HA/Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) were used to prepare composite fibers/fabrics for the first time. Different concentrations of silver nitrate (1, 2mg/100ml) were added at ambient temperature to sodium hyaluronate solution (40mg/ml), then the pH was increased to 8 by adding sodium hydroxide. The in-situ formed HA/Ag-NPs were used to prepare fibers/nonwoven fabrics by wet-dry-spinning technique (WDST). UV/vis spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, DLS, XPS, XRD and TGA were employed to characterize the structure and composition of the nanocomposite, surface morphology of fiber/fabrics, particle size of Ag-NPs, chemical interactions of Ag(0) and HA functional groups, crystallinity and thermal stability of the wound dressing, respectively...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159236/immunomodulatory-effects-of-bifidobacterium-bifidum-231-on-trinitrobenzenesulfonic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis-in-rats
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C S V Satish Kumar, K Kondal Reddy, G Boobalan, A Gopala Reddy, C H Sudha Rani Chowdhary, A Vinoth, K Jayakanth, G Srinivasa Rao
AIM: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are two important chronic Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) characterized by prominent intestinal inflammation. Probiotics are the bacteria that promote the host health by its immunomodulatory activity. The present study investigated the correlation between in vitro adhesion and immunomodulatory properties, and to assess the therapeutic potential of Bifidobacterium bifidum 231 (BIF 231), a new strain of probiotic in ulcerative colitis in rats...
February 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137254/epithelial-response-to-a-high-protein-diet-in-rat-colon
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Martin Beaumont, Mireille Andriamihaja, Lucie Armand, Marta Grauso, Florence Jaffrézic, Denis Laloë, Marco Moroldo, Anne-Marie Davila, Daniel Tomé, François Blachier, Annaïg Lan
BACKGROUND: High-protein diets (HPD) alter the large intestine microbiota composition in association with a metabolic shift towards protein degradation. Some amino acid-derived metabolites produced by the colon bacteria are beneficial for the mucosa while others are deleterious at high concentrations. The aim of the present work was to define the colonic epithelial response to an HPD. Transcriptome profiling was performed on colonocytes of rats fed an HPD or an isocaloric normal-protein diet (NPD) for 2 weeks...
January 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131941/rationally-designed-dual-functional-block-copolymers-for-bottlebrush-like-coatings-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimicrobial-antibiofilm-and-antifouling-properties
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Qiang Gao, Meng Yu, Yajuan Su, Meihua Xie, Xin Zhao, Peng Li, Peter X Ma
: Numerous antimicrobial coatings have been developed for biomedical devices/implants, but few can simultaneously fulfill the requirements for antimicrobial and antifouling ability and biocompatibility. In this study, to develop an antimicrobial and antibiofilm surface coating, diblock amphiphilic molecules with antimicrobial and antifouling segments in a single chain were rationally designed and synthesized. Cationic antimicrobial polypeptides (AMP) were first synthesized by N-carboxyanhydride ring-opening polymerization (NCA-ROP)...
January 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125988/inhibitory-effect-of-a-novel-peptide-h-rn-on-keratitis-induced-by-lps-or-poly-i-c-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-via-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-activation
#15
Shaopin Zhu, Xun Xu, Lili Wang, Li Su, Qing Gu, Fang Wei, Kun Liu
BACKGROUND: Keratitis is a common cause of blindness. Current anti-inflammatory drugs used in keratitis have profound side effects. Small peptides derived from endogenous proteins potentially display both desired efficiency and safety. We identified an 11-amino-acid peptide, H-RN, from hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), an endogenous protein with anti-inflammatory properties. We evaluated the effects of H-RN in keratitis in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: In vitro, corneal fibroblasts were stimulated with LPS or poly(I:C), surrogates for bacteria and viruses...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125528/mitochondrial-dna-damage-initiates-acute-lung-injury-and-multi-organ-system-failure-evoked-in-rats-by-intra-tracheal-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#16
Yann-Leei Lee, Boniface Obiako, Olena M Gorodnya, Mykhaylo V Ruchko, Jamie L Kuck, Viktor M Pastukh, Glenn L Wilson, Jon D Simmons, Mark N Gillespie
Although studies in rat cultured pulmonary artery endothelial cells, perfused lungs, and intact mice support the concept that oxidative mitochondrial (mt) DNA damage triggers acute lung injury (ALI), it has not yet been determined whether enhanced mtDNA repair forestalls development of ALI and its progression to multiple organ system failure (MOSF). Accordingly, here we examined the effect of a fusion protein construct targeting the DNA glycosylase, Ogg1, to mitochondria in a rat model intra-tracheal P. aeruginosa (strain 103; PA103)-induced ALI and MOSF...
January 25, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122313/fagonia-olivieri-prevented-hepatorenal-injuries-induced-with-gentamicin-in-rat
#17
Umbreen Rashid, Muhammad Rashid Khan
Gentamicin is used clinically against Gram negative bacteria because of its efficacy. However, it causes renal injuries and failure at clinical dosages on account of induced oxidative stress. Fagonia olivieri is used in kidneys, liver, alimentary canal and cardiovascular disorders in local system of medicine in Pakistan. This study evaluates the protective abilities of methanol extract of F. olivieri (FOM) against the liver and renal injuries induced with gentamicin in rat. Sprague-Dawley male rats were treated with gentamicin (80mg/kg) alone or with silymarin (50mg/kg) as standard antioxidant drug...
January 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108180/periodontal-disease-level-butyric-acid-putatively-contributes-to-the-ageing-blood-a-proposed-link-between-periodontal-diseases-and-the-ageing-process
#18
Marni E Cueno, Keisuke Seki, Kuniyasu Ochiai, Kenichi Imai
Periodontal diseases are partly attributable to periodontopathic bacteria found in the host, whereas,butyric acid (BA) is a common secondary metabolite produced by periodontopathic bacterial pathogens.BA has been linked to oxidative stress induction while oxidative stress has long been associated with the ageing process. However, the possible link between BA-induced oxidative stress and the ageingprocess has never been elucidated. Here, we attempted to show the possible role of periodontal diseaselevel-BA (PDL-BA) in influencing the rat blood ageing process...
January 17, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092695/absorption-distribution-and-excretion-of-the-anti-tuberculosis-drug-delamanid-in-rats-extensive-tissue-distribution-suggests-potential-therapeutic-value-for-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
#19
Masakazu Shibata, Yoshihiko Shimokawa, Katsunori Sasahara, Noriaki Yoda, Hiroyuki Sasabe, Mitsunari Suzuki, Ken Umehara
Delamanid (OPC-67683, Deltyba(TM) , nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazoles derivative) is approved for the treatment of adult pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The absorption, distribution, and excretion of delamanid-derived radioactivity were investigated after a single oral administration of (14) C-delamanid at 3 mg/kg to rats. In both male and female rats, radioactivity in blood and all tissues reached peak levels by 8 or 24 hours postdose, and thereafter decreased slowly. Radioactivity levels were 3- to 5-fold higher in lung tissue at time to maximum concentration compared with plasma...
January 16, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091678/pepsin-egg-white-hydrolysate-modulates-gut-microbiota-in-zucker-obese-rats
#20
Teresa Requena, Marta Miguel, Marta Garcés-Rimón, M Carmen Martínez-Cuesta, Rosina López-Fandiño, Carmen Peláez
There is limited information that relates the intake of food-derived bioactive peptides and the gut microbiota. We have previously described a pepsin hydrolysate of egg white (EWH) that ameliorates fat accumulation and dyslipidemia, while reducing oxidative stress and inflammation markers in obese Zucker rats. The aim of this study was to associate the beneficial effects of EWH with gut microbiota changes in these animals. Obese Zucker rats received daily 750 mg kg(-1) EWH in drinking water for 12 weeks and faeces were analysed for microbial composition and metabolic compounds in comparison with Zucker lean rats and obese controls...
January 16, 2017: Food & Function
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