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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056337/marked-enteropathy-in-an-accelerated-macaque-model-of-aids
#1
Joshua D Croteau, Elizabeth L Engle, Suzanne E Queen, Erin N Shirk, M Christine Zink
Enteropathy in HIV infection is not eliminated with combination antiretroviral therapy and is possibly linked to microbial translocation. We used a rapidly progressing SIV/pigtailed macaque model of HIV to examine enteropathy and microbial translocation. Histologic evidence of intestinal disease was observed in only half of infected macaques during late-stage infection (LSI). Combination antiretroviral therapy initiated during acute infection prevented intestinal disease. In the ileum and colon, enteropathy was associated with increased caspase-3 staining, decreased CD3(+) T cells, and increased SIV-infected cells...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046052/integrative-analysis-of-immunological-data-to-explore-chronic-immune-t-cell-activation-in-successfully-treated-hiv-patients
#2
Marie-Quitterie Picat, Isabelle Pellegrin, Juliette Bitard, Linda Wittkop, Cécile Proust-Lima, Benoît Liquet, Jean-François Moreau, Fabrice Bonnet, Patrick Blanco, Rodolphe Thiébaut
OBJECTIVES: To unravel the complex relationships between cytomegalovirus-induced-, autoimmune-induced responses, microbial translocation and chronic immune activation (CIA) in successfully treated HIV-infected patients and to explore the mediating role of alpha-interferon in these processes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study nested in the ANRS CO3 Aquitaine Cohort, a prospective hospital-based cohort of HIV-1-infected patients in South-Western France. METHODS: Patients initiated antiretroviral therapy between 2005 and 2008 and were treated with sustained virological suppression for at least two years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042237/gut-microbiome-surgical-complications-and-probiotics
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REVIEW
George Stavrou, Katerina Kotzampassi
The trigger for infectious complications in patients following major abdominal operations is classically attributed to endogenous enteral bacterial translocation, due to the critical condition of the gut. Today, extensive gut microbiome analysis has enabled us to understand that almost all "evidence-based" surgical or medical intervention (antibiotics, bowel preparation, opioids, deprivation of nutrition), in addition to stress-released hormones, could affect the relative abundance and diversity of the enteral microbiome, allowing harmful bacteria to proliferate in the place of depressed beneficial species...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027803/rules-of-engagement-the-type-vi-secretion-system-in-vibrio-cholerae
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REVIEW
Avatar Joshi, Benjamin Kostiuk, Andrew Rogers, Jennifer Teschler, Stefan Pukatzki, Fitnat H Yildiz
Microbial species often exist in complex communities where they must avoid predation and compete for favorable niches. The type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a contact-dependent bacterial weapon that allows for direct killing of competitors through the translocation of proteinaceous toxins. Vibrio cholerae is a Gram-negative pathogen that can use its T6SS during antagonistic interactions with neighboring prokaryotic and eukaryotic competitors. The T6SS not only promotes V. cholerae's survival during its aquatic and host life cycles, but also influences its evolution by facilitating horizontal gene transfer...
December 24, 2016: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024280/comparative-effect-of-berberine-and-its-derivative-8-cetylberberine-on-attenuating-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice
#5
Min Feng, Zongyao Zou, Xia Zhou, Yinran Hu, Hang Ma, Yubo Xiao, Xuegang Li, Xiaoli Ye
Berberine (BBR), one of the main bioactive compounds in Rhizoma coptidis, has multiple pharmacological activities. It has been reported that 8-cetylberberine (8-BBR-C16) has increased anti-microbial property in vivo and a higher bioavailability in hamsters. Therefore, in the present study, we used apolipoprotein E-deficient mice (ApoE(-/-)) as an atherosclerosis model to investigate the anti-atherosclerosis effects of 8-BBR-C16. After 12weeks of treatment, the atherosclerotic plaque area of the aorta, serum lipid profile, the plasma redox state and the expression of inflammatory cytokines in ApoE(-/-) mice were determined...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003152/the-microbiome-immunity-and-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
#6
Faith Dickerson, Emily Severance, Robert Yolken
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are serious neuropsychiatric disorders of uncertain etiology. Recent studies indicate that immune activation may contribute to the etiopathogenesis of these disorders. Numerous studies in animal models indicate that the mucosal microbiome may influence cognition and behavior by altering the functioning of the immune system. It is thus likely that the microbiome plays a role in human psychiatric disorders. The study of immune alterations and the microbiome in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is in its infancy...
December 18, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002063/low-abundance-of-colonic-butyrate-producing-bacteria-in-hiv-infection-is-associated-with-microbial-translocation-and-immune-activation
#7
Stephanie M Dillon, Jon Kibbie, Eric J Lee, Kejun Guo, Mario L Santiago, Gregory L Austin, Sara Gianella, Alan L Landay, Andrew M Donovan, Daniel N Frank, Martin D McCarter, Cara C Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Gut microbial translocation (MT) is a major driving force behind chronic immune activation during HIV-1 infection. HIV-1-related intestinal dysbiosis, including increases in mucosa-associated pathobionts, may influence MT and contribute to mucosal and systemic inflammation. Thus, it is critical to understand the mechanisms by which gut microbes and their metabolic products, such as butyrate, influence immune cell function during HIV-1 infection. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was performed to compare the relative abundance of butyrate-producing bacterial species (BPB) in colonic biopsies and stool of untreated, chronic HIV-1 infected (n = 18) and uninfected (n = 14) study participants...
December 19, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000678/the-effects-of-prebiotics-on-microbial-dysbiosis-butyrate-production-and-immunity-in-hiv-infected-subjects
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S Serrano-Villar, J F Vázquez-Castellanos, A Vallejo, A Latorre, T Sainz, S Ferrando-Martínez, D Rojo, J Martínez-Botas, J Del Romero, N Madrid, M Leal, J I Mosele, M J Motilva, C Barbas, M Ferrer, A Moya, S Moreno, M J Gosalbes, V Estrada
Altered interactions between the gut mucosa and bacteria during HIV infection seem to contribute to chronic immune dysfunction. A deeper understanding of how nutritional interventions could ameliorate gut dysbiosis is needed. Forty-four subjects, including 12 HIV(+) viremic untreated (VU) patients, 23 antiretroviral therapy-treated (ART(+)) virally suppressed patients (15 immunological responders and 8 non-responders) and 9 HIV(-) controls (HIV(-)), were blindly randomized to receive either prebiotics (scGOS/lcFOS/glutamine) or placebo (34/10) over 6 weeks in this pilot study...
December 21, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997973/bidirectional-communication-between-liver-and-gut-during-alcoholic-liver-disease
#9
Peter Stärkel, Bernd Schnabl
Alcoholic liver disease is a major medical burden. Alcohol abuse is the cause for end-stage liver disease in approximately 50% of all patients with cirrhosis. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with changes in the composition of the intestinal microbiota and gut barrier dysfunction. The portal vein is the major communication route between the intestine and the liver. Increased intestinal permeability allows microbial components, bacteria, and metabolites to translocate to the liver. The liver communicates with the intestine via mediators in the systemic circulation and the biliary system...
September 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993068/uptake-translocation-and-metabolism-of-8-2-fluorotelomer-alcohol-in-soybean-glycine-max-l-merrill
#10
Hongna Zhang, Bei Wen, Xiaoyu Hu, Yali Wu, Ying Pan, Honglin Huang, Liu Liu, Shuzhen Zhang
Biotransformation of fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) is widely considered as an additional source of perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) in environmental biota. Compared with the extensive studies conducted in animals and microbes, biotransformation pathways of FTOHs in plants are still unclear. In this study, a hydroponic experiment was conducted to investigate the uptake, translocation and metabolism of 8:2 FTOH in soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) over 144 h. 8:2 FTOH and its metabolites were found in all parts of soybean plants...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986871/hiv-infection-of-kupffer-cells-results-in-an-amplified-proinflammatory-response-to-lps
#11
Arevik Mosoian, Lumin Zhang, Feng Hong, Francesc Cunyat, Adeeb Rahman, Riti Bhalla, Ankur Panchal, Yedidya Saiman, M Isabel Fiel, Sander Florman, Sasan Roayaie, Myron Schwartz, Andrea Branch, Mario Stevenson, Meena B Bansal
End-stage liver disease is a common cause of non-AIDS-related mortality in HIV(+) patients, despite effective anti-retroviral therapies (ARTs). HIV-1 infection causes gut CD4 depletion and is thought to contribute to increased gut permeability, bacterial translocation, and immune activation. Microbial products drain from the gut into the liver via the portal vein where Kupffer cells (KCs), the resident liver macrophage, clear translocated microbial products. As bacterial translocation is implicated in fibrogenesis in HIV patients through unclear mechanisms, we tested the hypothesis that HIV infection of KCs alters their response to LPS in a TLR4-dependent manner...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941940/kefir-peptides-prevent-high-fructose-corn-syrup-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-murine-model-by-modulation-of-inflammation-and-the-jak2-signaling-pathway
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H L Chen, T C Tsai, Y C Tsai, J W Liao, C C Yen, C M Chen
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, people have changed their eating habits, and high-fructose-containing bubble tea has become very popular. High-fructose intake has been suggested to be a key factor that induces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Kefir, a fermented milk product composed of microbial symbionts, has demonstrated numerous biological activities, including antibacterial, antioxidant and immunostimulating effects. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of kefir peptides on high-fructose-induced hepatic steatosis and the possible molecular mechanism...
December 12, 2016: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940320/mir-212-3p-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammatory-response-through-targeting-hmgb1-in-murine-macrophages
#13
Weiwei Chen, Xiaoying Ma, Peng Zhang, Qifeng Li, Xin Liang, Jianwen Liu
Sepsis is a major cause of mortality in seriously ill patients characterized by a series of severe systemic inflammatory responses due to an infection. Thus, there is a critically need to search more accurate biomarkers and targets for diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Our study showed that miR-212-3p was up-regulated in LPS-treated macrophage RAW264.7 cells. Overexpression of miR-212-3p in RAW264.7 cells led to suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-6) induced by LPS. Bioinformatic predictions and experimental researches both revealed that HMGB1 was a direct target of miR-212-3p...
December 8, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939424/enhanced-mucosal-defense-and-reduced-tumor-burden-in-mice-with-the-compromised-negative-regulator-irak-m
#14
Daniel E Rothschild, Yao Zhang, Na Diao, Christina K Lee, Keqiang Chen, Clayton C Caswell, Daniel J Slade, Richard F Helm, Tanya LeRoith, Liwu Li, Irving C Allen
Aberrant inflammation is a hallmark of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer. IRAK-M is a critical negative regulator of TLR signaling and overzealous inflammation. Here we utilize data from human studies and Irak-m(-/-) mice to elucidate the role of IRAK-M in the modulation of gastrointestinal immune system homeostasis. In human patients, IRAK-M expression is up-regulated during IBD and colorectal cancer. Further functional studies in mice revealed that Irak-m(-/-) animals are protected against colitis and colitis associated tumorigenesis...
February 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928019/tlr2-ligation-enhances-hiv-1-replication-in-activated-ccr6-cd4-t-cells-by-increasing-virus-entry-and-establishing-a-more-permissive-environment-to-infection
#15
Jean-François Bolduc, Michel Ouellet, Laurent Hany, Michel J Tremblay
: In this study, we investigated the effect of TLR2 ligation on the permissiveness of activated CD4(+) T cells to HIV-1 infection by focusing our experiments on the relative susceptibility of cell subsets based on their expression of CCR6. Purified primary human CD4(+) T cells were first subjected to a CD3/CD28 costimulation before treatment with the TLR2 agonist Pam3CSK4. Finally, cells were inoculated with R5-tropic HIV-1 particles that permit to study the effect of TLR2 triggering on virus production at both population and single-cell levels...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926931/microbial-translocation-and-inflammation-occur-in-hyperacute-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-compromise-host-control-of-virus-replication
#16
Adam J Ericsen, Michael Lauck, Mariel S Mohns, Sarah R DiNapoli, James P Mutschler, Justin M Greene, Jason T Weinfurter, Gabrielle Lehrer-Brey, Trent M Prall, Samantha M Gieger, Connor R Buechler, Kristin A Crosno, Eric J Peterson, Matthew R Reynolds, Roger W Wiseman, Benjamin J Burwitz, Jacob D Estes, Jonah B Sacha, Thomas C Friedrich, Jason M Brenchley, David H O'Connor
Within the first three weeks of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, virus replication peaks in peripheral blood. Despite the critical, causal role of virus replication in determining transmissibility and kinetics of progression to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), there is limited understanding of the conditions required to transform the small localized transmitted founder virus population into a large and heterogeneous systemic infection. Here we show that during the hyperacute "pre-peak" phase of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in macaques, high levels of microbial DNA transiently translocate into peripheral blood...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924081/liver-guardian-modifier-and-target-of-sepsis
#17
REVIEW
Pavel Strnad, Frank Tacke, Alexander Koch, Christian Trautwein
Sepsis and septic shock are characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The liver has a central role during sepsis, and is essential to the regulation of immune defence during systemic infections by mechanisms such as bacterial clearance, acute-phase protein or cytokine production and metabolic adaptation to inflammation. However, the liver is also a target for sepsis-related injury, including hypoxic hepatitis due to ischaemia and shock, cholestasis due to altered bile metabolism, hepatocellular injury due to drug toxicity or overwhelming inflammation, as well as distinct pathologies such as secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917639/lack-of-effect-of-maraviroc-intensification-on-blood-and-gut-reservoir
#18
Juan Tiraboschi, Shuvra Ray, Kamal Patel, Matthew Pace, Prabhjeet Phalora, Nicola Robinson, Emily Hopkins, Jodi Meyerowitz, Yanzhong Wang, Olubanke Davies, Christine Mant, John Cason, Steve Kaye, Jeremy Sanderson, Sara Fidler, Paul Klenerman, John Frater, Julie Fox
We show that intensification of treatment with maraviroc in patients chronically infected with HIV-1 receiving successful long-term ART was not associated with improvements in HIV related morbidity, HIV reservoir, microbial translocation, immune activation or immune exhaustion in either gut or peripheral blood. The measurement of reservoir in both gut and blood longitudinally contributes to a paucity of data in the area.
December 4, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907136/immune-activation-and-bacterial-translocation-a-link-between-impaired-immune-recovery-and-frequent-visceral-leishmaniasis-relapses-in-hiv-infected-patients
#19
Maria Luciana Silva-Freitas, Glaucia Fernandes Cota, Talia S Machado-de-Assis, Carmem Giacoia-Gripp, Ana Rabello, Alda M Da-Cruz, Joanna R Santos-Oliveira
The maintenance of chronic immune activation due to leishmaniasis or even due to microbial translocation is associated with immunosenescence and may contribute to frequent relapses. Our aim was to investigate whether patients with HIV-associated visceral leishmaniasis (VL/HIV) who experience a single episode of VL have different immunological behaviors in comparison to those who experience frequent relapses. VL/HIV patients were allocated to non-relapsing (NR, n = 6) and relapsing (R, n = 11) groups and were followed from the active phase of VL up to 12 months post-treatment (mpt)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906073/gut-barrier-structure-mucosal-immunity-and-intestinal-microbiota-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-hiv-infection
#20
REVIEW
Camilla Tincati, Daniel C Douek, Giulia Marchetti
Over the past 10 years, extensive work has been carried out in the field of microbial translocation in HIV infection, ranging from studies on its clinical significance to investigations on its pathogenic features. In the present work, we review the most recent findings on this phenomenon, focusing on the predictive role of microbial translocation in HIV-related morbidity and mortality, the mechanisms by which it arises and potential therapeutic approaches. From a clinical perspective, current work has shown that markers of microbial translocation may be useful in predicting clinical events in untreated HIV infection, while conflicting data exist on their role in cART-experienced subjects, possibly due to the inclusion of extremely varied patient populations in cohort studies...
April 11, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
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