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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525602/aloin-a-component-of-the-aloe-vera-plant-leaf-induces-pathological-changes-and-modulates-the-composition-of-microbiota-in-the-large-intestine-of-f344-n-male-rats
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Mary D Boudreau, Greg R Olson, Volodymyr P Tryndyak, Matthew S Bryant, Robert P Felton, Frederick A Beland
In a previous study, the oral administration of an Aloe vera whole leaf extract induced dose-related mucosal and goblet cell hyperplasia in the rat colon after 13-weeks and colon cancer after two years. The primary goal of this study was to determine whether or not the administration of aloin, a component of the Aloe vera plant leaf, would replicate the pathophysiological effects that were observed in rats in the previous study with an Aloe vera whole leaf extract. Groups of 10 male F344/N rats were administered aloin at 0, 6...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521318/breastfeeding-childhood-asthma-and-allergic-disease
#2
Wendy H Oddy
The worldwide prevalence of childhood asthma has been increasing considerably, and the protection afforded by breastfeeding in its development has been the subject of controversy for more than 80 years. Previous systematic reviews have generally found a protective effect of breastfeeding on allergic outcomes, although many studies have methodological limitations. Although breastfeeding is protective against lower respiratory tract infection during infancy, such protection has not been demonstrated for asthma in all studies...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521317/mechanisms-of-tolerance-induction
#3
Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Pantipa Chatchatee
Food allergy results from failure in oral tolerance that usually occurs in infancy or early childhood. Exposure to peanut and hen's egg via the inflamed and disrupted epithelial barrier in children with severe atopic dermatitis is a risk factor for the development of allergy to these foods and supports the hypothesis that epicutaneous exposure in the absence of oral feeding is an important pathway of allergic IgE sensitization in infants. In recent years, the collective evidence has pointed toward the protective effect of an early feeding with peanut and egg in children with eczema, taking advantage of the pathways underlying oral tolerance to counteract epicutaneous exposure...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517974/the-impact-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-therapy-on-subgingival-plaque-microbiota
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Asghar Z Naqvi, Lin Mu, Hatice Hasturk, Thomas E Van Dyke, Kenneth J Mukamal, J Max Goodson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) with low-dose aspirin therapy on periodontal bacterial profile in patients with periodontitis. BACKGROUND: We recently showed that oral DHA + aspirin therapy reduces periodontal pocket depth and local inflammatory mediators in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) among patients with untreated chronic periodontal disease. Whether or not DHA + aspirin therapy influences specific bacterial burden in this setting is unknown...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513745/in-vivo-fermentation-of-a-pleurotus-eryngii-polysaccharide-and-its-effects-on-fecal-microbiota-composition-and-immune-response
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Gaoxing Ma, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Liyan Zhao, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei, Qiuhui Hu
A novel, homogeneous Pleurotus eryngii polysaccharide (PEP) (molecular weight 426 kDa, purity 91.25 ± 3.14%) which mainly consisted of glucose with β-type glycosidic linkages was used to investigate in vivo fermentation behavior and effects on immune response in mice. Different doses (0.2, 0.4, 0.8 g per kg body weight) were orally administered to the mice for a period of six weeks. The results showed that the SCFA concentration, pH value, and moisture contents of cecum and colon contents were significantly altered with high-dose PEP treatment compared to the control group (P < 0...
May 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507066/the-microbiome-of-site-specific-dental-plaque-of-children-with-different-caries-status
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Vincent P Richards, Andres J Alvarez, Amy R Luce, Molly Bedenbaugh, Mary Mitchell, Robert A Burne, Marcelle M Nascimento
The oral microbiota associated with the initiation and progression of dental caries has yet to be fully characterized. The Human Oral Microbe Identification using Next Generation Sequencing (HOMINGS) was used to analyze the microbiomes of site-specific supragingival dental plaques from children with different caries status. Fifty-five children (2-7 years) were assessed at baseline and 12-months, and grouped as: caries-free (CF), caries-active with enamel lesions (CAE), and caries-active with dentin carious lesions (CA)...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506830/antibiotics-induced-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-promotes-tumor-initiation-via-affecting-apc-th1-development-in-mice
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Chengming Xu, Banjun Ruan, Yinghao Jiang, Ting Xue, Zhenyu Wang, Huanyu Lu, Ming Wei, Shan Wang, Zicheng Ye, Dongsheng Zhai, Li Wang, Zifan Lu
Gut microbiota is critical for maintaining body immune homeostasis and thus affects tumor growth and therapeutic efficiency. Here, we investigated the link between microbiota and tumorgenesis in a mice model of subcutaneous melanoma cell transplantation, and explored the underlying mechanism. We found disruption of gut microbiota by pretreating mice with antibiotics promote tumor growth and remodeling the immune compartment within the primary tumor. Indeed, gut microbial dysbiosis reduced the infiltrated mature antigen-presenting cells of tumor, together with lower levels of co-stimulators, such as CD80, CD86 and MHCII, as well as defective Th1 cytokines, including IFNγ, TNFα, IL12p40, and IL12p35...
May 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504577/lactobacillus-fermentum-im12-attenuates-inflammation-in-mice-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-stat3-signalling-pathway
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S-M Lim, H M Jang, S-E Jang, M J Han, D-H Kim
In the present study, we isolated Lactobacillus fermentum IM12 from human gut microbiota, which strongly inhibited interleukin (IL)-6 expression and STAT3 activation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine peritoneal macrophages, and examined its anti-inflammatory effect in mice with carrageenan-induced hind-paw oedema (CIE) or 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis (TIC). Oral administration of IM12 (0.2×10(9), 1×10(9) or 5×10(9) cfu/mouse, once a day for 3 days) in mice with CIE significantly suppressed the increase of oedema volume and thickness, as well as myeloperoxidase activity and IL-6, IL-17, NO, and prostaglandin E2 levels in the carrageenan-stimulated paw...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504567/effects-of-lactobacillus-casei-ccfm419-on-insulin-resistance-and-gut-microbiota-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
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X Li, E Wang, B Yin, D Fang, P Chen, G Wang, J Zhao, H Zhang, W Chen
The antidiabetic effect of Lactobacillus is increasingly recognized worldwide. In this research, the hypoglycemic activity of Lactobacillus casei CCFM419 was investigated in mice with high-fat and low-dose streptozotocin induced type 2 diabetes. Oral L. casei CCFM419 administration favourably regulated blood glucose balance, increased glucose tolerance and protected islets in the diabetic mice, accompanied by an improvement in lipid metabolism. The homeostasis model of insulin resistance, insulin level and insulin tolerance test and mRNA expression of PI3K/Akt signalling pathway indexes revealed that L...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502123/novel-method-for-the-depletion-of-cariogenic-bacteria-using-dextranomer-microspheres
#10
Lauren Mashburn-Warren, Jennifer S Downey, Steven D Goodman
Streptococcus mutans is recognized as one of the key contributors to the dysbiotic state that results in dental caries. While existing treatment strategies reduce the incidence of tooth decay, they also eliminate both the cariogenic and beneficial microbes. Here we introduce a novel treatment alternative using Sephadex, cross-linked dextranomer microspheres (DMs), typically used for gel filtration chromatography. In addition DM beads can be used for affinity purification of glucosyltransferases (GTFs) from S...
May 14, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500724/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-extract-ameliorates-inflammation-and-adiposity-by-modulating-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-mice
#11
Wen Liu, Shaoqian Zhao, Jiqiu Wang, Juan Shi, Yingkai Sun, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Jie Hong, Ruixin Liu
SCOPE: Obesity and associated metabolic complications is a worldwide public health issue. Gut microbiota has been recently linked to obesity and its related inflammation. In this study, we have explored the anti-inflammatory effect of grape seed proanthocyanindin extract (GSPE) in the high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and identified the contribution of the gut microbiota to GSPE effects on metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were fed a normal diet and a high-fat diet with or without GSPE (300mg/kg body weight/day) by oral gavage for 7 weeks...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499235/probiotics-a-non-conventional-therapy-for-oral-lichen-planus
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REVIEW
Xiao Han, Jing Zhang, Yaqin Tan, Gang Zhou
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a common T-cell mediated chronic inflammatory disease. Although the etiology is still unclear, present studies suggest that the composition of the oral microbiota and psychological problems are implicated in the etiology of OLP. The pathogenesis of OLP includes mainly antigen-specific and non-specific mechanisms. Antigen-specific mechanisms involve T-cell activation following antigen presentation and apoptosis of basal keratinocytes triggered by CD8(+) cytotoxic T cells, while non-specific mechanisms consist of matrix metalloproteinase over-expression and mast cell degranulation in OLP lesions...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492362/microbiota-analysis-of-biofilms-on-experimental-abutments-mimicking-dental-implants-an-in-vivo-model
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Berta Cortés-Acha, Rui Figueiredo, Ramón Seminago, Francisco J Roig, Carlos Llorens, Eduard Valmaseda-Castellón
BACKGROUND: The microbiota colonizing dental implants has been said to be similar to the microbiome surrounding teeth. In the absence of inflammation, a biofilm with pathological bacteria can cover implant surfaces exposed to the oral cavity, due for example, to a remodeling process. The aim of the present study was to identify the microbiota surrounding exposed dental implants in patients with and without a history of periodontitis through a deep-sequencing approach. METHODS: An experimental abutment with the same surface and structure as a commercially available dental implant was used...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487606/effect-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-hn001-and-bifidobacterium-longum-bb536-on-the-healthy-gut-microbiota-composition-at-phyla-and-species-level-a-preliminary-study
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Marco Toscano, Roberta De Grandi, Laura Stronati, Elena De Vecchi, Lorenzo Drago
AIM: To evaluate the ability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium longum BB536 to colonize the intestinal environment of healthy subjects and modify the gut microbiota composition. METHODS: Twenty healthy Italian volunteers, eight males and twelve females, participated in the study. Ten subjects took a sachet containing 4 × 10(9) colony-forming units (CFU) of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 and 10(9) CFU of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, 30 min before breakfast (pre-prandial administration), while ten subjects took a sachet of probiotic product 30 min after breakfast (post-prandial administration)...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479226/bifidobacterium-adolescentis-im38-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-colitis-in-mice-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-lipopolysaccharide-production-by-gut-microbiota
#15
Su-Min Lim, Dong-Hyun Kim
Gut microbiota play essential roles in the regulation of human metabolism via symbiotic interactions with the host. Prolonged consumption of high-fat diet (HFD) elevates the Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) production by gut microbiota, thereby increasing the probability of developing metabolic and immune disorders such as obesity and colitis. The use of probiotics with anti-inflammatory properties has been suggested to counteract this effect. Here, we tested whether Bifidobacterium adolescentis IM38, which inhibited nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation in Caco-2 cells and peritoneal macrophages and inhibited Escherichia coli LPS production, exerted an anticolitic effect in mice with HFD-induced obesity...
April 19, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476771/signature-of-microbial-dysbiosis-in-periodontitis
#16
Vincent Meuric, Sandrine Le Gall-David, Emile Boyer, Luis Acuña-Amador, Bénédicte Martin, Shao Bing Fong, Frederique Barloy-Hubler, Martine Bonnaure-Mallet
Periodontitis is driven by a disproportionate host inflammatory immune response induced by an imbalance in the composition of oral bacteria. It instigates microbial dysbiosis along with failed resolution of the chronic destructive inflammation.The objective of this study is to identify microbial signatures for health and chronic periodontitis at the genus level and to propose a model of dysbiosis including the calculation of bacterial ratios. DESIGN AND METHODS: Published sequencing data obtained from several different studies (196 sub-gingival samples from patients with chronic periodontitis and 422 sub-gingival samples from healthy subjects) were pooled and submitted to a new microbiota analysis using the same VAMPS (Visualization and Analysis of Microbial Population Structures) analysis pipeline to identify microbiota specific to health and disease...
May 5, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470335/improved-antimicrobial-activity-of-pediococcus-acidilactici-against-salmonella-gallinarum-by-uv-mutagenesis-and-genome-shuffling
#17
Geon Goo Han, Ahn Ah Song, Eun Bae Kim, Seong-Hyun Yoon, Jin-Duck Bok, Chong-Su Cho, Dong Yong Kil, Sang-Kee Kang, Yun-Jaie Choi
Pediococcus acidilactici is a widely used probiotic, and Salmonella enterica serovar Gallinarum (SG) is a significant pathogen in the poultry industry. In this study, we improved the antimicrobial activity of P. acidilactici against SG using UV mutation and genome shuffling (GS). To improve antimicrobial activity against SG, UV mutagenesis was performed against wild-type P. acidilactici (WT), and five mutants showed improved antimicrobial activity. To further improve antimicrobial activity, GS was performed on five UV mutants...
May 3, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465471/alpha-ketoglutarate-akg-lowers-body-weight-and-affects-intestinal-innate-immunity-through-influencing-intestinal-microbiota
#18
Shuai Chen, Peng Bin, Wenkai Ren, Wei Gao, Gang Liu, Jie Yin, Jielin Duan, Yinghui Li, Kang Yao, Ruilin Huang, Bie Tan, Yulong Yin
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), a precursor of glutamate and a critical intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, shows beneficial effects on intestinal function. However, the influence of AKG on the intestinal innate immune system and intestinal microbiota is unknown. This study explores the effect of oral AKG administration in drinking water (10 g/L) on intestinal innate immunity and intestinal microbiota in a mouse model. Mouse water intake, feed intake and body weight were recorded throughout the entire experiment...
April 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462705/the-food-gut-human-axis-the-effects-of-diet-on-gut-microbiota-and-metabolome
#19
Maria De Angelis, Gabriella Garruti, Fabio Minervini, Leonilde Bonfrate, Piero Portincasac, Marco Gobbetti
Gut microbiota, the largest symbiont community hosted in human organism, is emerging as a pivotal player in the relationship between dietary habits and health. Oral and, especially, intestinal microbes metabolize dietary components, affecting human health by producing harmful or beneficial metabolites, which are involved in the incidence and progression of several intestinal related and non-related diseases. Habitual diet (Western, Agrarian and Mediterranean omnivore diets, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets) drives the composition of the gut microbiota and metabolome...
April 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462050/a-profile-hidden-markov-model-to-investigate-the-distribution-and-frequency-of-lanb-encoding-lantibiotic-modification-genes-in-the-human-oral-and-gut-microbiome
#20
Calum J Walsh, Caitriona M Guinane, Paul W O' Toole, Paul D Cotter
BACKGROUND: The human microbiota plays a key role in health and disease, and bacteriocins, which are small, bacterially produced, antimicrobial peptides, are likely to have an important function in the stability and dynamics of this community. Here we examined the density and distribution of the subclass I lantibiotic modification protein, LanB, in human oral and stool microbiome datasets using a specially constructed profile Hidden Markov Model (HMM). METHODS: The model was validated by correctly identifying known lanB genes in the genomes of known bacteriocin producers more effectively than other methods, while being sensitive enough to differentiate between different subclasses of lantibiotic modification proteins...
2017: PeerJ
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