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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637520/citrulline-decreases-hepatic-endotoxin-induced-injury-in-fructose-induced-non-alcoholic-liver-disease-an-ex-vivo-study-in-the-isolated-perfused-rat-liver
#1
Wassila Ouelaa, Prasanthi Jegatheesan, Japhète M'bouyou-Boungou, Christelle Vicente, Samir Nakib, Esther Nubret, Jean-Pascal De Bandt
Steatosis can sensitise the liver to various challenges and favour the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this context, fructose feeding promotes endotoxin translocation from the gut, contributing to disease progression via an inflammatory process. Citrulline is protective against fructose-induced NAFLD; we hypothesised that this property might be related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidative action against endotoxin-induced hepatic injuries. This hypothesis was evaluated in a model of perfused liver isolated from NAFLD rats...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634541/campylobacter-jejuni-myocarditis-a-journey-from-the-gut-to-the-heart
#2
M Toba Obafemi, Homeyra Douglas
OBJECTIVES: Campylobacter jejuni is an unusual cause of myocarditis and could easily be missed. METHODS: We describe a case of a 25 year old man, who presented with 3 day history of vomiting and diarrhoea, followed by chest pain and significant high sensitive troponin rise. RESULTS: The patient's profuse diarrhoea was accompanied by raised inflammatory markers, electrocardiogram changes and evidence of cardiomyopathy on transthoracic echocardiogram...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630461/antrodia-cinnamomea-reduces-obesity-and-modulates-the-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#3
C-J Chang, C-C Lu, C-S Lin, J Martel, Y-F Ko, D M Ojcius, T-R Wu, Y-H Tsai, T-S Yeh, J-J Lu, H-C Lai, J D Young
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with gut microbiota dysbiosis, disrupted intestinal barrier and chronic inflammation. Given the high and increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide, anti-obesity treatments that are safe, effective and widely available would be beneficial. We examined whether the medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea may reduce obesity in mice fed with a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a HFD for eight weeks to induce obesity and chronic inflammation...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629511/microbiota-regulates-visceral-pain-in-the-mouse
#4
Pauline Luczynski, Monica Tramullas, Maria Viola, Fergus Shanahan, Gerard Clarke, Siobhain O'Mahony, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
The perception of visceral pain is a complex process involving the spinal cord and higher order brain structures. Increasing evidence implicates the gut microbiota as a key regulator of brain and behavior, yet it remains to be determined if gut bacteria play a role in visceral sensitivity. We used germ-free mice (GF) to assess visceral sensitivity, spinal cord gene expression and pain-related brain structures. GF mice displayed visceral hypersensitivity accompanied by increases in Toll-like receptor and cytokine gene expression in the spinal cord, which were normalized by postnatal colonization with microbiota from conventionally colonized (CC)...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628333/coupling-targeted-and-untargeted-mass-spectrometry-for-metabolome-microbiome-wide-association-studies-of-human-fecal-samples
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Alexey V Melnik, Pieter C Dorrestein, Ricardo R da Silva, Embriette R Hyde, Alexander A Aksenov, Fernando Vargas, Amina Bouslimani, Ivan Protsyuk, Alan Jarmusch, Anupriya Tripathi, Theodore Alexandrov, Rob Knight
Increasing appreciation of the gut microbiome's role in health motivates understanding the molecular composition of human feces. To analyze such complex samples, we developed a platform coupling targeted and untargeted metabolomics. The approach is facilitated through split flow from one UPLC, joint timing triggered by contact closure relays and a script to retrieve the data. It is designed to detect specific metabolites of interest with high sensitivity, allows for correction of targeted information, enables better quantitation thus providing an advanced analytical tool for exploratory studies...
June 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626097/-visceral-sensitivity-gut-barrier-function-and-autonomic-nerve-function-in-patients-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#6
Xiaojuan Xu, Liang Liu, Shukun Yao, Yanli Zhang
To evaluate visceral sensitivity, gut barrier function and autonomic nerve function (ANF) in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), and to explore their roles in IBS-D pathophysiology.
 Methods: A total of 46 IBS-D patients (IBS-D group) were selected from the Department of Gastroenterology of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from October 2015 to March 2016, and 20 healthy volunteer were served as a control group (HC group). Clinical and psychological symptoms were evaluated by questionnaire, and visceral sensitivity to rectal balloon distention, gut barrier function and autonomic nerve function (ANF) were examined...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625152/lipid-oxidation-products-in-the-pathogenesis-of-inflammation-related-gut-diseases
#7
Barbara Sottero, Daniela Rossin, Giuseppe Poli, Fiorella Biasi
A defective mucosal barrier function is the principal cause of the uncontrolled onset and progression of a number of human inflammatory gut diseases, most of which are characterized by chronic intermittent immune and inflammatory responses leading to structural intestinal damage, which can represent a potential risk for colorectal cancer development. During the active disease phase the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and the induction of oxidative reactions by activated leukocytes and epithelial cells represent the main event in intestinal inflammation...
June 19, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624575/intestinal-fungal-dysbiosis-associates-with-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-rats
#8
Sara Botschuijver, Guus Roeselers, Evgeni Levin, Daisy M Jonkers, Olaf Welting, Sigrid Em Heinsbroek, Heleen H de Weerd, Teun Boekhout, Matteo Fornai, Ad A Masclee, Frank H J Schuren, Wouter J de Jonge, Jurgen Seppen, Rene M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with IBS and a rat model of visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: We used internal transcribed spacer 1-based metabarcoding to compare fecal mycobiomes of 18 healthy volunteers with those of 39 patients with IBS (with visceral hypersensitivity or normal levels of sensitivity)...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623898/early-life-gut-microbial-colonization-shapes-th1-th2-balance-in-asthma-model-in-balb-c-mice
#9
Li-Juan Qian, Shu-Min Kang, Jia-Li Xie, Li Huang, Quan Wen, Yuan-Yuan Fan, Li-Jun Lu, Li Jiang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effect of early-life diverse microbial exposures on gut microbial colonization in an OVA-induced asthma model in BALB/c mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were divided into 4 groups: A, offsprings were kept in a SPF environment during fetal, lactation, and childhood periods; B, offsprings were kept in the SPF environment during fetal and lactation periods, and kept in the general environment during childhood; C, offsprings were kept in the SPF environment only during fetal period, and then kept in the general environment; and D, offsprings were kept in the general environment during whole periods...
June 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623689/stage-specific-effects-of-soluble-copper-and-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-during-sea-urchin-embryo-development-and-their-relation-to-intracellular-copper-uptake
#10
Cristina Torres-Duarte, Karla M Ramos-Torres, René Rahimoff, Gary N Cherr
The effects of exposure to either soluble copper (copper sulfate) or copper oxide nanoparticles (nano-CuO) during specific early developmental stages of sea urchin embryos were analyzed. Soluble copper caused significant malformations in embryos (skeletal malformations, delayed development or gut malformations) when present at any given stage, while cleavage stage was the most sensitive to nano-CuO exposure causing skeletal malformations and decreased total antioxidant capacity. The stage specificity was linked to higher endocytic activity during the first hours of development that leads to higher accumulation of copper in specific cells critical for development...
June 1, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621429/the-sumo-targeted-ubiquitin-ligase-dgrn-is-essential-for-drosophila-innate-immunity
#11
Bella Koltun, Eliza Shackelford, François Bonnay, Nicolas Matt, Jean Marc Reichhart, Amir Orian
The ability of metazoans to combat pathogenic infection involves both systemic and local responses to the invading pathogens. Ubiquitin and SUMO pathways molecularly regulate the response to infection, immune signaling and gene expression. Here, we report that Degringolade (Dgrn, CG10981), a SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase connecting the two pathways, is essential for the innate immunity response in Drosophila. dgrn(DK) null and heterozygous mutant adult flies are severely immune-compromised and succumb rapidly to both pathogenic bacteria and fungi infections...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618864/gut-microbiota-composition-strongly-correlates-to-peripheral-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-men-but-not-in-women
#12
J Most, G H Goossens, D Reijnders, E E Canfora, J Penders, E E Blaak
Gut microbiota composition may play an important role in the development of obesity-related comorbidities. However, only few studies have investigated gender-differences in microbiota composition and gender-specific associations between microbiota or microbial products and insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity (hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp), body composition (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry), substrate oxidation (indirect calorimetry), systemic inflammatory markers and microbiota composition (PCR) were determined in male (n=15) and female (n=14) overweight and obese subjects...
June 16, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#13
Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612402/coenzyme-b12-synthesis-as-a-baseline-to-study-metabolite-contribution-of-animal-microbiota
#14
Antoine Danchin, Sherazade Braham
Microbial communities thrive in a number of environments. Exploration of their microbiomes - their global genome - may reveal metabolic features that contribute to the development and welfare of their hosts, or chemical cleansing of environments. Yet we often lack final demonstration of their causal role in features of interest. The reason is that we do not have proper baselines that we could use to monitor how microbiota cope with key metabolites in the hosting environment. Here, focusing on animal gut microbiota, we describe the fate of cobalamins - metabolites of the B12 coenzyme family - that are essential for animals but synthesized only by prokaryotes...
June 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612029/in-vitro-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-alimentary-canal-extracts-from-the-red-palm-weevil-rhynchophorus-ferrugineus-olivier-larvae
#15
Gamal H Sewify, Hanan M Hamada, Hani A Alhadrami
The invasive red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is considered one of the world's most devastating insect pests to palm trees. It was observed that larvae of this pest are able to inhibit microbial growth on the rearing media when they start feeding and this observation has led us to study the effect of red palm weevils on various microbial species. The antimicrobial effect of extracts from different parts of the alimentary canal on Gram positive bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus), Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608320/chronic-treatment-with-prebiotics-probiotics-and-synbiotics-attenuated-cardiac-dysfunction-by-improving-cardiac-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-male-obese-insulin-resistant-rats
#16
Wannipa Tunapong, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Pongpan Tanajak, Keerati Wanchai, Titikorn Chunchai, Sasiwan Kerdphoo, Sathima Eaimworawuthikul, Parameth Thiennimitr, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Anusorn Lungkaphin, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
PURPOSE: In metabolic syndrome, the composition of gut microbiota has been disrupted, and is associated with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Several types of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics have been shown to exert cardioprotection by restoring gut microbiota from dysbiosis and reducing systemic inflammation. However, the effects of prebiotics such as xylooligosaccharides (XOS); probiotics such as Lactobacillus paracasei STII01 HP4, and synbiotics on metabolic and LV function in obese insulin-resistant rats have not been investigated...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605162/targeted-metabolomics-analysis-of-aromatic-amino-acids-and-their-gut-microbiota-host-co-metabolites-in-rat-serum-and-urine-by-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#17
Yifeng Zeng, Liang Luo, Waner Hou, Biyu Lu, Jing Gong, Jiahui Chen, Xiaojun Zhang, Bo Han, Zhiyong Xie, Qiongfeng Liao
Gut microbiota-host co-metabolites are closely related to various diseases. Monitoring dynamic changes of co-metabolites can provide a more comprehensive understanding of pathophysiology. Here, a novel liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was performed for the analysis of aromatic amino acids and their gut microbiota-host co-metabolites in rat serum and urine. In the developed method, seven key gut microbiota-host co-metabolites were chromatographically separated on a Kinetex Phenyl-Hexyl column by gradient elution, and the run time was 6 min...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600746/dopamine-induces-inhibitory-effects-on-the-circular-muscle-contractility-of-mouse-distal-colon-via-d1-and-d2-like-receptors
#18
Michelangelo Auteri, Maria Grazia Zizzo, Antonella Amato, Rosa Serio
Dopamine (DA) acts as gut motility modulator, via D1- and D2-like receptors, but its effective role is far from being clear. Since alterations of the dopaminergic system could lead to gastrointestinal dysfunctions, a characterization of the enteric dopaminergic system is mandatory. In this study, we investigated the role of DA and D1- and D2-like receptors in the contractility of the circular muscle of mouse distal colon by organ-bath technique. DA caused relaxation in carbachol-precontracted circular muscle strips, sensitive to domperidone, D2-like receptor antagonist, and mimicked by bromocriptine, D2-like receptor agonist...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592977/clostridium-difficile-colonization-and-or-infection-during-infancy-and-the-risk-of-childhood-allergic-diseases
#19
Sun Hwa Lee, Yun Na Gong, Eell Ryoo
PURPOSE: The gut microbiota can influence several diseases through immune modulation; however, the exact role of microbes such as Clostridium difficileand the relationship between microbiota colonization and allergic diseases are not well known. This study aimed to determine the relationship between C. difficilecolonization and/or infection (CDCI) during infancy and allergic diseases during early childhood. METHODS: Infants 1-12 months of age presenting changes in bowel habits for more than 2 weeks were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590363/ethanol-interactions-with-dexmethylphenidate-and-dl-methylphenidate-spheroidal-oral-drug-absorption-systems-in-healthy-volunteers
#20
Hao-Jie Zhu, Kennerly S Patrick, Arthur B Straughn, Owen T Reeves, Hilary Bernstein, Jian Shi, Heather J Johnson, Joshua M Knight, Aaron T Smith, Robert J Malcolm, John S Markowitz
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ethanol coadministered with immediate-release dl-methylphenidate (dl-MPH) or dexmethylphenidate (d-MPH) significantly increases the geomean maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of d-MPH 22% and 15%, respectively, and elevates overall drug exposure and psychostimulant effects. We asked the question: Are these ethanol-MPH interactions based more fundamentally on (1) inhibition of postabsorption d-MPH metabolism or (2) acceleration of MPH formulation gastric dissolution by ethanol in the stomach? This was investigated using the pulsatile, distinctly biphasic, spheroidal oral drug absorption systems of dl-MPH and d-MPH...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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