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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155731/the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans-a-versatile-in-vivo-model-to-study-host-microbe-interactions
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Luca Issi, Meredith Rioux, Reeta Rao
We demonstrate a method using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model host to study microbial interaction. Microbes are introduced via the diet making the intestine the primary location for disease. The nematode intestine structurally and functionally mimics mammalian intestines and is transparent making it amenable to microscopic study of colonization. Here we show that pathogens can cause disease and death. We are able to identify microbial mutants that show altered virulence. Its conserved innate response to biotic stresses makes C...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155014/resveratrol-dimer-trans-%C3%AE%C2%B5-viniferin-prevents-rotaviral-diarrhea-in-mice-by-inhibition-of-the-intestinal-calcium-activated-chloride-channel
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Bo Yu, Yu Jiang, Bo Zhang, Hong Yang, Tonghui Ma
We previously identified, by a natural-product screen, resveratrol oligomers as inhibitors of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel. Here, we report the resveratrol dimer trans-ε-viniferin (TV) and tetramer r-2-viniferin (RV) as inhibitors of the intestinal calcium-activated chloride channel (CaCC) and demonstrate their antisecretory efficacy in a neonatal mouse model of rotaviral diarrhea. Short-circuit measurements show inhibition of CaCC current in the human colonic cell line HT-29 by TV and RV with IC50∼1 and 20μM, respectively...
November 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153987/development-and-characterization-of-a-human-and-mouse-intestinal-epithelial-cell-monolayer-platform
#3
Kenji Kozuka, Ying He, Samantha Koo-McCoy, Padmapriya Kumaraswamy, Baoming Nie, Karen Shaw, Priscilla Chan, Michael Leadbetter, Limin He, Jason G Lewis, Ziyang Zhong, Dominique Charmot, Marwan Balaa, Andrew J King, Jeremy S Caldwell, Matthew Siegel
We describe the development and characterization of a mouse and human epithelial cell monolayer platform of the small and large intestines, with a broad range of potential applications including the discovery and development of minimally systemic drug candidates. Culture conditions for each intestinal segment were optimized by correlating monolayer global gene expression with the corresponding tissue segment. The monolayers polarized, formed tight junctions, and contained a diversity of intestinal epithelial cell lineages...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153055/routine-colonoscopy-diabetic-eye-care-mammogram-and-pap-smear-screening-in-vascular-surgery-patients
#4
Young Lee, Afsha Aurshina, Aaron J Lee, Israel M Ackerman, Michael Chait, Daniel Novak, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
Objective An increasing emphasis on preventive medicine has been supported by the recent reforms in United States health care system. Majority of the patients seen in vascular surgery clinics are elderly with more extensive medical comorbidities compared to the general population. Thus, these patients would be expected at higher risk for common malignant pathologies such as colon, breast and cervical cancer, and nonmalignant diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. This study looked at the screening compliance of vascular patients compared to data provided by Centers for Disease Control on the national and state levels...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152156/revisiting-the-linkage-between-ethnomedical-use-and-development-of-new-medicines-a-novel-plant-collection-strategy-towards-the-discovery-of-anticancer-agents
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Joshua M Henkin, Kongmany Sydara, Mouachanh Xayvue, Onevilay Souliya, A Douglas Kinghorn, Joanna E Burdette, Wei-Lun Chen, Bethany G Elkington, Djaja D Soejarto
The Vietnam-Laos International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) based at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) catalyzed a country-wide network of medicinal plant preserves (MPP) and medicinal biodiversity preserves (MBP) now established in ten provinces of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), which are relied upon as protected sources of ethnomedicines for local villagers and traditional healers. In collaboration with the Lao PDR's Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM), our ongoing P01 Program Project (Ohio State University) examined the anticancer bioprospecting potential for two of the most exhaustively inventoried of these sites: the Bolikhamxay MPP and the Xiengkhouang MBP...
October 2017: Journal of medicinal plant research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151994/antimicrobial-activity-of-cultivable-endophytic-fungi-associated-with-hancornia-speciosa-gomes-bark
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Mardonny Bruno de Oliveira Chagas, Irailton Prazeres Dos Santos, Luis Claudio Nascimento da Silva, Maria Tereza Dos Santos Correia, Janete Magali de Araújo, Marilene da Silva Cavalcanti, Vera Lucia de Menezes Lima
Introduction: In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial potential of cultivable endophytic fungi associated with Hancornia speciosa Gomes stem bark. Methods and Materials: Plant samples were collected in rainy (July 2010) and dry (January 2011) seasons. In total, 116 endophytic fungi strains were isolated from 90 fragments (64.4% frequency of colonization). Higher fungi frequency was observed in the rainy season (84.4%). The strains were grouped into 14 species; the most frequent were Phoma cava (13...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150881/genotoxicity-of-11-heavy-metals-detected-as-food-contaminants-in-two-human-cell-lines
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B Kopp, D Zalko, M Audebert
Heavy metals, such as arsenic (As), antimony (Sb), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), germanium (Ge), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni), tellurium (Te), and vanadium (V) are widely distributed in the environment and in the food chain. Human exposure to heavy metals through water and food has been reported by different international agencies. Although some of these heavy metals are essential elements for human growth and development, they may also be toxic at low concentrations due to indirect mechanisms. In this study, the genotoxic and cytotoxic properties of 15 different oxidation statuses of 11 different heavy metals were investigated using high-throughput screening (γH2AX assay) in two human cell lines (HepG2 and LS-174T) representative of target organs (liver and colon) for food contaminants...
November 18, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148927/flat-serrated-polyps-at-ct-colonography-relevance-appearance-and-optimizing-interpretation
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David H Kim, Meghan G Lubner, Ashley R Cahoon, B Dustin Pooler, Perry J Pickhardt
Serrated polyps are a recently recognized family of colonic polyps with subgroups that harbor future malignant potential. In the past, the significance of these lesions to the colorectal cancer carcinogenesis pathway was not recognized nor well understood. It is now known that serrated polyps account for approximately one-fourth of all sporadic colorectal cancers. The sessile serrated polyp (SSP) (also known as a sessile serrated adenoma [SSA]) is the main lesion of interest given its prevalence and subtle presentation...
November 17, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147652/identification-of-potent-chloride-intracellular-channel-protein-1-inhibitors-from-traditional-chinese-medicine-through-structure-based-virtual-screening-and-molecular-dynamics-analysis
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Wei Wang, Minghui Wan, Dongjiang Liao, Guilin Peng, Xin Xu, Weiqiang Yin, Guixin Guo, Funeng Jiang, Weide Zhong, Jianxing He
Chloride intracellular channel 1 (CLIC1) is involved in the development of most aggressive human tumors, including gastric, colon, lung, liver, and glioblastoma cancers. It has become an attractive new therapeutic target for several types of cancer. In this work, we aim to identify natural products as potent CLIC1 inhibitors from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) database using structure-based virtual screening and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. First, structure-based docking was employed to screen the refined TCM database and the top 500 TCM compounds were obtained and reranked by X-Score...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146258/screening-of-tropically-derived-multi-trait-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-and-evaluation-of-corn-and-soybean-colonization-ability
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Bruna Durante Batista, Paulo Teixeira Lacava, Andrea Ferrari, Natalia Sousa Teixeira-Silva, Maria Letícia Bonatelli, Sarina Tsui, Mateus Mondin, Elliot Watanabe Kitajima, José Odair Pereira, João Lúcio Azevedo, Maria Carolina Quecine
The present study assessed the plant growth-promoting (PGP) traits and diversity of culturable rhizobacteria associated with guarana (Paullinia cupana), a typical tropical plant. Ninety-six bacteria were isolated, subjected to biochemical tests, and identified by partial or total 16S rDNA sequencing. Proteobacteria and Firmicutes were the dominant rhizospheric phyla found, and Burkholderia and Bacillus were the most abundant genera. Thirteen strains exhibited the four PGP traits evaluated, and most of them belonged to the genus Burkholderia...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145325/perforated-appendicitis-after-colonoscopy-cause-or-coincidence-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiao-Cong Zhou, Chun-Wei Huang, Yan-Yan Dai, Zhi-Yang Huang, Zheng Lou
RATIONALE: Colonoscopy is a relatively safe and common procedure with low risks of complications, and acute appendicitis with perforation is an extremely rare complication of colonoscopy. The current study presents an unusual case of acute gangrenous appendicitis with perforation following a screening colonoscopy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old man presented to our emergency department with lower right abdominal pain 3 days after a routine screening colonoscopy...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144204/specific-hypersensitive-response-associated-recognition-of-new-apoplastic-effectors-from-cladosporium-fulvum-in-wild-tomato
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Carl H Mesarich, Bilal Ӧkmen, Hanna Rovenich, Scott A Griffiths, Changchun Wang, Mansoor Karimi Jashni, Aleksandar Mihajlovski, Jérôme Collemare, Lukas Hunziker, Cecilia H Deng, Ate van der Burgt, Henriek G Beenen, Matthew D Templeton, Rosie E Bradshaw, Pierre J G M de Wit
Tomato leaf mold disease is caused by the biotrophic fungus Cladosporium fulvum. During infection, C. fulvum produces extracellular small secreted protein (SSP) effectors that function to promote colonization of the leaf apoplast. Resistance to the disease is governed by Cf immune receptor genes that encode receptor-like proteins (RLPs). These RLPs recognize specific SSP effectors to initiate a hypersensitive response (HR) that renders the pathogen avirulent. C. fulvum strains capable of overcoming one or more of all cloned Cf genes have now emerged...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142420/exploring-the-cytotoxic-potential-of-triterpenoids-enriched-fraction-of-bacopa-monnieri-by-implementing-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches
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Md Nasar Mallick, Washim Khan, Rabea Parveen, Sayeed Ahmad, Sadaf, Mohammad Zeeshan Najm, Istaq Ahmad, Syed Akhtar Husain
Background: Bacopa monnieri (BM) is a herbaceous plant traditionally used from time immemorial in Ayurvedic and folklore medicines. We hypothesized that the extract of the whole plant might contain numerous molecules with having antitumor activities that could be very effective in killing of human cancer cells. Objectives: This work investigated anticancer activity of bioactive fraction of BM. Materials and Methods: The hydroalcoholic extract of BM was fractionated with different solvent, namely, hexane, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone, methanol, and water...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141402/-epidemiology-of-the-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-spread-in-a-community-acute-hospital-and-a-non-acute-rehabilitation-hospital-in-madrid
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M López-Dosil, C Bischofberge, D Sáez, C García-Picazo
OBJECTIVE: In Spain, the overall prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is increasing. We describe the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics features of patients with colonization or infection due to CRE in two hospitals in the north-west of Madrid during two years. One hospital was a community acute hospital and the second one was a non-acute rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: A total of 197 CPE isolates were detected during 2013-2014...
November 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140788/impact-of-protamine-i-on-colon-cancer-proliferation-invasion-migration-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#15
Zhi Chen, Chunyu Shi, Shuohui Gao, Ye Feng
The paper investigated the Protamine I (PRM1) expression and its effects on proliferation, invasion and migration of colon cancer cells as well as its function in clinical diagnosis and prognosis. Gene chips were used to screen differentially expressed genes. PRM1 expression was detected by Western blotting and qRT-PCR. HE staining and immunohistochemistry were utilized to compare the expression of PRM1 from multiple differentiation levels of colon cancer tissues. Cell viability, cell apoptosis and cell cycle were tested by MTT assay and flow cytometry...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140774/anal-cancer-risk-among-people-with-hiv-infection-in-the-united-states
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Vivian Colón-López, Meredith S Shiels, Mark Machin, Ana P Ortiz, Howard Strickler, Philip E Castle, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Eric A Engels
Purpose People with HIV infection have an elevated risk of anal cancer. However, recent calendar trends are incompletely described, and which population subgroups might benefit from cancer screening is unknown. Methods We used linked data from HIV and cancer registries in nine US areas (1996 to 2012). We calculated standardized incidence ratios to compare anal cancer incidence in people with HIV infection with the general population, used Poisson regression to evaluate anal cancer incidence among subgroups of people with HIV and to assess temporal trends, and estimated the cumulative incidence of anal cancer to measure absolute risk...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139600/arcr-modulates-biofilm-formation-in-the-dental-plaque-colonizer-streptococcus-gordonii
#17
Jill C Robinson, Nadia Rostami, John Casement, Waldemar Vollmer, Alexander H Rickard, Nicholas S Jakubovics
Biofilm formation and cell-cell sensing by the pioneer dental plaque coloniser Streptococcus gordonii is dependent upon arginine. This study aimed to identify genetic factors linking arginine-dependent responses and biofilm formation in S. gordonii. Isogenic mutants disrupted in genes required for biosynthesis or catabolism of arginine, or for arginine-dependent gene regulation, were screened for their ability to form biofilms in a static culture model. Biofilm formation by a knockout mutant of arcR, encoding an arginine-dependent regulator of transcription, was reduced to <50% that of the wild-type whereas other strains were unaffected...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139377/laboratory-colonization-and-mass-rearing-of-phlebotomine-sand-flies-diptera-psychodidae
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Jérôme Depaquit, Bernard Pesson, Denis Augot, James Gordon Campbell Hamilton, Phillip Lawyer, Nicole Léger, Phillip Lawyer, Mireille Killick-Kendrick, Tobin Rowland, Edgar Rowton, Petr Volf
Laboratory colonies of phlebotomine sand flies are necessary for experimental study of their biology, behaviour and mutual relations with disease agents and for testing new methods of vector control. They are indispensable in genetic studies and controlled observations on the physiology and behaviour of sand flies, neglected subjects of high priority. Colonies are of particular value for screening insecticides. Colonized sand flies are used as live vector models in a diverse array of research projects, including xenodiagnosis, that are directed toward control of leishmaniasis and other sand fly-associated diseases...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137692/attitudes-social-norms-perceived-behavioral-control-and-intention-toward-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-screening-among-health-care-workers
#19
Zeinab M Hassan
BACKGROUND: Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) represents a worldwide public health priority. Screening patients to detect colonization is considered an essential pillar of any MRSA control program. PURPOSE: To (a) assess health care workers' (HCWs) attitudes, social norms, perceived behavioral control toward MRSA screening, and intention to perform the screening; (b) examine the predictors of HCWs intentions to perform screening; (c) identify HCWs' perception of barriers to and benefits of screening; and (d) identify HCWs' information sources about screening...
November 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134398/micrornas-and-their-role-for-t-stage-determination-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-early-colon-carcinoma
#20
Melanie Rammer, Gerald Webersinke, Sophie Haitchi-Petnehazy, Eva Maier, Hubert Hackl, Pornpimol Charoentong, Theodora Malli, Maria Steinmair, Andreas L Petzer, Holger Rumpold
Worldwide, colon cancer is among the most common cancer entities. Understanding the molecular background is the key to enable accurate stage determination, which is crucial to assess optimal therapy options. The search for preoperative biomarkers is ongoing. In recent years, several studies have proposed a diagnostic and prognostic role for miRNAs in cancer. Aim of this study was to evaluate miRNA expression patterns correlating with tumor stage, especially lymph node metastasis, in primary colon carcinoma tissue...
November 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
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