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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143823/salt-responsive-gut-commensal-modulates-th17-axis-and-disease
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Nicola Wilck, Mariana G Matus, Sean M Kearney, Scott W Olesen, Kristoffer Forslund, Hendrik Bartolomaeus, Stefanie Haase, Anja Mähler, András Balogh, Lajos Markó, Olga Vvedenskaya, Friedrich H Kleiner, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Lars Klug, Paul I Costea, Shinichi Sunagawa, Lisa Maier, Natalia Rakova, Valentin Schatz, Patrick Neubert, Christian Frätzer, Alexander Krannich, Maik Gollasch, Diana A Grohme, Beatriz F Côrte-Real, Roman G Gerlach, Marijana Basic, Athanasios Typas, Chuan Wu, Jens M Titze, Jonathan Jantsch, Michael Boschmann, Ralf Dechend, Markus Kleinewietfeld, Stefan Kempa, Peer Bork, Ralf A Linker, Eric J Alm, Dominik N Müller
A Western lifestyle with high salt consumption can lead to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. High salt may additionally drive autoimmunity by inducing T helper 17 (TH17) cells, which can also contribute to hypertension. Induction of TH17 cells depends on gut microbiota; however, the effect of salt on the gut microbiome is unknown. Here we show that high salt intake affects the gut microbiome in mice, particularly by depleting Lactobacillus murinus. Consequently, treatment of mice with L. murinus prevented salt-induced aggravation of actively induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and salt-sensitive hypertension by modulating TH17 cells...
November 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135487/update-on-endocrine-aspects-of-childhood-obesity
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Charumathi Baskaran, Nurgun Kandemir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although childhood obesity has leveled off in the last decade, 'severe obesity' continues to be on the rise. Various genetic, environmental and hormonal factors contribute to obesity. This article reviews the most current understanding of obesity's multifactorial origin and recent recommendations for its management in childhood and adolescence. RECENT FINDINGS: Epigenetics plays a key role in transmitting obesity risk to offspring. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms at genetic loci for adipokines and their receptors are associated with obesity...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133882/discovery-of-an-expansive-bacteriophage-family-that-includes-the-most-abundant-viruses-from-the-human-gut
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Natalya Yutin, Kira S Makarova, Ayal B Gussow, Mart Krupovic, Anca Segall, Robert A Edwards, Eugene V Koonin
Metagenomic sequence analysis is rapidly becoming the primary source of virus discovery (1-3) . A substantial majority of the currently available virus genomes come from metagenomics, and some of these represent extremely abundant viruses, even if never grown in the laboratory. A particularly striking case of a virus discovered via metagenomics is crAssphage, which is by far the most abundant human-associated virus known, comprising up to 90% of sequences in the gut virome (4) . Over 80% of the predicted proteins encoded in the approximately 100 kilobase crAssphage genome showed no significant similarity to available protein sequences, precluding classification of this virus and hampering further study...
November 13, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133078/enteric-delivery-of-regenerating-family-member-3-alpha-alters-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-controls-inflammation-in-mice-with-colitis
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Marion Darnaud, Alexandre Dos Santos, Patrick Gonzalez, Sandrine Augui, Claire Lacoste, Christophe Desterke, Gert De Hertogh, Emma Valentino, Emilie Braun, Jinzi Zheng, Raphael Boisgard, Christel Neut, Laurent Dubuquoy, Franck Chiappini, Didier Samuel, Patricia Lepage, Francesca Guerrieri, Joel Doré, Christian Bréchot, Nicolas Moniaux, Jamila Faivre
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Paneth cell dysfunction causes deficiencies in intestinal C-type lectins and antimicrobial peptides, which leads to dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota, alters the mucosal barrier, and promotes development of inflammatory bowel diseases. We investigated whether transgenic expression of the human regenerating family member 3 alpha gene (REG3A) alters the fecal microbiota and affects development of colitis in mice. METHODS: We performed studies with C57BL/6 mice that express human regenerating family member 3 alpha (hREG3A) in hepatocytes, via the albumin gene promoter...
November 10, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132666/prevention-of-food-allergies
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REVIEW
Jennifer J Koplin, Rachel L Peters, Katrina J Allen
This review summarizes the current state of play with regard to food allergy prevention. Food allergy prevention strategies focused on promoting timely introduction of allergenic foods (predominantly peanut) into the infant diet have recently been introduced in several countries. Additional prevention strategies currently under investigation include optimizing infant vitamin D levels, modulating the gut microbiota through use of probiotics, and preventing eczema to reduce the risk of food sensitization through a damaged skin barrier...
February 2018: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130464/boronic-acid-recognition-of-non-interacting-carbohydrates-for-biomedical-applications-increasing-fluorescence-signals-of-minimally-interacting-aldoses-and-sucralose
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Angel Resendez, Md Abdul Halim, Jasmeet Singh, Dominic-Luc Webb, Bakthan Singaram
To address carbohydrates that are commonly used in biomedical applications with low binding affinities for boronic acid based detection systems, two chemical modification methods were utilized to increase sensitivity. Modified carbohydrates were analyzed using a two component fluorescent probe based on boronic acid-appended viologen-HPTS (4,4'-o-BBV). Carbohydrates normally giving poor signals (fucose, l-rhamnose, xylose) were subjected to sodium borohydride (NaBH4) reduction in ambient conditions for 1 h yielding the corresponding sugar alcohols from fucose, l-rhamnose and xylose in essentially quantitative yields...
November 13, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129355/a-metagenomic-approach-to-dissect-the-genetic-composition-of-enterotypes-in-han-chinese-and-two-muslim-groups
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Jing Li, Ruiqing Fu, Yajun Yang, Hans-Peter Horz, Yaqun Guan, Yan Lu, Haiyi Lou, Lei Tian, Shijie Zheng, Hongjiao Liu, Meng Shi, Kun Tang, Sijia Wang, Shuhua Xu
Distinct enterotypes have been observed in the human gut but little is known about the genetic basis of the microbiome. Moreover, it is not clear how many genetic differences exist between enterotypes within or between populations. In this study, both the 16S rRNA gene and the metagenomes of the gut microbiota were sequenced from 48 Han Chinese, 48 Kazaks, and 96 Uyghurs, and taxonomies were assigned after de novo assembly. Single nucleotide polymorphisms were also identified by referring to data from the Human Microbiome Project...
November 9, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128935/associations-between-birthweight-gestational-age-at-birth-and-subsequent-type-1-diabetes-in-children-under-12-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-england-1998-2012
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Raphael R Goldacre
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: With genetics thought to explain only 40-50% of the total risk of type 1 diabetes, environmental risk factors in early life have been proposed. Previous findings from studies of type 1 diabetes incidence by birthweight and gestational age at birth have been inconsistent. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between birthweight, gestational age at birth and subsequent type 1 diabetes in England. METHODS: Data were obtained from a population-based database comprising linked mother-infant pairs using English national Hospital Episode Statistics from 1998 to 2012...
November 11, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127996/highlights-in-immune-response-microbiome-and-precision-medicine-in-allergic-disease-and-asthma
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EDITORIAL
Milena Sokolowska, Cezmi A Akdis
Several recent key findings in immunology of allergic diseases that have led to a need of reassessment of our current thinking are reviewed in this issue of the journal. Recently developed strong evidence on the role of hygiene hypothesis in protection from allergic disease and its immune mechanisms is reviewed by Ober et al. The authors pointed out immunologic mechanisms of lower prevalence of asthma and allergic sensitization observed among Amish children living on traditional farms with higher endotoxin levels as compared to Hutterite children living on industrialized farms...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122297/cytochemical-identification-of-turbot-myeloperoxidase-positive-granulocytes-by-potassium-iodide-and-oxidized-pyronine-y-staining
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Heng Chi, Li-Lian Wen, Zhi-Hai Sui, Qing-Lei Sun, Li Sun
Cytomorphological and cytochemical staining are important methods for the identification of cell types, in particular in fish which often lack biological tools such as specific antibodies. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is usually used as an intracellular marker of neutrophil accumulation in tissues and a marker of neutrophil activity in plasma. In this study, we reported a potassium iodide and oxidized pyronine Y (KI-PyY) staining method for rapid and highly sensitive detection of MPO-positive cells in turbot blood, peritoneum, and tissues...
November 3, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120080/visible-light-photoactive-highly-efficient-triplet-sensitizers-based-on-iodinated-aza-bodipys-synthesis-photophysics-and-redox-properties
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Łukasz Łapok, Arkadiusz Gut, Dawid Drelinkiewicz, Tomasz Pędziński, Bronisław Marciniak, Maria Nowakowska
A series of novel iodinated NO2-substituted aza-BODIPYs have been synthesized and characterized. Highly desirable photophysical and photochemical properties were induced in NO2-substituted aza-BODIPYs by iodination of the pyrrole rings. In particular, high values of singlet oxygen quantum yields (ΦΔ) ranging from 0.79 to 0.85 were measured. The photooxygenation process proceeds via Type II mechanism under the experimental conditions applied. The compounds studied exhibited an absorption band within the so-called "therapeutic window", with λmax located between 645 nm to 672 nm...
November 9, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111180/effects-of-kestose-on-gut-mucosal-immunity-in-an-atopic-dermatitis-mouse-model
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Ha-Jung Kim, Seung-Hwa Lee, Han-Na Go, Jae-Rin Ahn, Hye-Jung Kim, Soo-Jong Hong
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is recently increasing among populations, but the underlying mechanisms remain controversial. Interactions between the gut microbiota and mucosal immunity are considered to be a crucial etiology. Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), prebiotics have been reported as activators of the gut microbiota. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kestose, the smallest FOS and FOS on atopic dermatitis in mice. METHODS: An AD mouse model was developed by (ovalbumin) epidermal sensitization using BALB/c mice...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109849/current-concepts-and-future-strategies-in-the-antimicrobial-therapy-of-emerging-gram-positive-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Guglielmo Borgia, Sebastiano Leone, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Caterina Aurilio, Maria Caterina Pace
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most common infection in end-stage liver disease patients. SBP is defined as an ascitic fluid infection with a polymorphonuclear leucocyte count ≥ 250/mm(3) without an evident intra-abdominal surgically treatable source. Several mechanisms contribute to SBP occurrence, including translocation of gut bacteria and their products, reduced intestinal motility provoking bacterial overgrowth, alteration of the gut's barrier function and local immune responses. Historically, Gram-negative enteric bacteria have been the main causative agents of SBP, thereby guiding the empirical therapeutic choice...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107524/a-polyphenol-rich-cranberry-extract-reverses-insulin-resistance-and-hepatic-steatosis-independently-of-body-weight-loss
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Fernando F Anhê, Renato T Nachbar, Thibault V Varin, Vanessa Vilela, Stéphanie Dudonné, Geneviève Pilon, Maryse Fournier, Marc-André Lecours, Yves Desjardins, Denis Roy, Emile Levy, André Marette
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported that polyphenol-rich extracts from various sources can prevent obesity and associated gastro-hepatic and metabolic disorders in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice. However, whether such extracts can reverse obesity-linked metabolic alterations remains unknown. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential of a polyphenol-rich extract from cranberry (CE) to reverse obesity and associated metabolic disorders in DIO-mice. METHODS: Mice were pre-fed either a Chow or a High Fat-High Sucrose (HFHS) diet for 13 weeks to induce obesity and then treated either with CE (200 mg/kg, Chow + CE, HFHS + CE) or vehicle (Chow, HFHS) for 8 additional weeks...
October 18, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107283/acute-activation-of-glp-1-expressing-neurons-promotes-glucose-homeostasis-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Xuemei Shi, Shaji Chacko, Feng Li, Depei Li, Douglas Burrin, Lawrence Chan, Xinfu Guan
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptides are co-released from enteroendocrine L cells in the gut and preproglucagon (PPG) neurons in the brainstem. PPG-derived GLP-1/2 are probably key neuroendocrine signals for the control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. The objective of this study was to determine whether activation of PPG neurons per se modulates glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in vivo. METHODS: We generated glucagon (Gcg) promoter-driven Cre transgenic mice and injected excitatory hM3Dq-mCherry AAV into their brainstem NTS...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105287/gut-microbiota-interacts-with-markers-of-adipose-tissue-browning-insulin-action-and-plasma-acetate-in-morbid-obesity
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José María Moreno-Navarrete, Matteo Serino, Vincent Blasco-Baque, Vincent Azalbert, Richard H Barton, Marina Cardellini, Jèssica Latorre, Francisco Ortega, Mònica Sabater-Masdeu, Rémy Burcelin, Marc-Emmanuel Dumas, Wifredo Ricart, Massimo Federici, José Manuel Fernández-Real
SCOPE: To examine the potential relationship among gene expression markers of adipose tissue browning, gut microbiota and insulin sensitivity in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Gut microbiota composition and gene markers of browning were analysed in subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral (VAT) adipose tissue from morbidly obese subjects (n = 34). Plasma acetate was measured through (1) H NMR and insulin sensitivity using euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp. Subjects with insulin resistance showed an increase in the relative abundance (RA) of the phyla Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria while RA of Firmicutes was decreased...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101397/gut-dysbiosis-and-impairment-of-immune-system-homeostasis-in-perinatally-exposed-mice-to-bisphenol-a-precede-obese-phenotype-development
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Yann Malaisé, Sandrine Menard, Christel Cartier, Eric Gaultier, Frédéric Lasserre, Corinne Lencina, Cherryl Harkat, Nancy Geoffre, Laïla Lakhal, Isabelle Castan, Maïwenn Olier, Eric Houdeau, Laurence Guzylack-Piriou
Epidemiology evidenced the Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in daily consumer products, as an environmental contributor to obesity and type II diabetes (T2D) in Humans. However, the BPA-mediated effects supporting these metabolic disorders are still unknown. Knowing that obesity and T2D are associated with low-grade inflammation and gut dysbiosis, we performed a longitudinal study in mice to determine the sequential adverse effects of BPA on immune system and intestinal microbiota that could contribute to the development of metabolic disorders...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097438/whole-grain-rich-diet-reduces-body-weight-and-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-without-inducing-major-changes-of-the-gut-microbiome-a-randomised-cross-over-trial
#18
Henrik Munch Roager, Josef K Vogt, Mette Kristensen, Lea Benedicte S Hansen, Sabine Ibrügger, Rasmus B Mærkedahl, Martin Iain Bahl, Mads Vendelbo Lind, Rikke L Nielsen, Hanne Frøkiær, Rikke Juul Gøbel, Rikard Landberg, Alastair B Ross, Susanne Brix, Jesper Holck, Anne S Meyer, Morten H Sparholt, Anders F Christensen, Vera Carvalho, Jens Juul Holst, Jüri Johannes Rumessen, Allan Linneberg, Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén, Marlene D Dalgaard, Andreas Blennow, Henrik Lauritz Frandsen, Silas Villas-Bôas, Karsten Kristiansen, Henrik Vestergaard, Torben Hansen, Claus T Ekstrøm, Christian Ritz, Henrik Bjørn Nielsen, Oluf Borbye Pedersen, Ramneek Gupta, Lotte Lauritzen, Tine Rask Licht
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a whole grain diet alters the gut microbiome and insulin sensitivity, as well as biomarkers of metabolic health and gut functionality. DESIGN: 60 Danish adults at risk of developing metabolic syndrome were included in a randomised cross-over trial with two 8-week dietary intervention periods comprising whole grain diet and refined grain diet, separated by a washout period of ≥6 weeks. The response to the interventions on the gut microbiome composition and insulin sensitivity as well on measures of glucose and lipid metabolism, gut functionality, inflammatory markers, anthropometry and urine metabolomics were assessed...
November 1, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091793/differential-sensitivities-to-dioxin-like-compounds-pcb-126-and-pecdf-between-tg-cyp1a-gfp-transgenic-medaka-and-zebrafish-larvae
#19
Hongyan Xu, Caixia Li, Pacharaporn Suklai, Qinghua Zeng, Raymond Chong, Zhiyuan Gong
It has been intensively documented that there are species-differences in the sensitivity to dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) in mammalian and avian. However, this issue is still unclear in fish. This study aimed at evaluating the differential sensitivities to DLCs in fish larvae. Here, larvae of Tg(cyp1a:gfp) medaka and Tg(cyp1a:gfp) zebrafish were tested with 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD), polychlorinated biphenyl 126 (PCB 126) and 2,3,4,7,8,-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (PeCDF). Comparative analyses were performed on induction of GFP fluorescence, expression of endogenous cyp1a mRNAs and EROD activity between the two species after exposure to these chemicals...
October 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090933/characterization-of-solubilizing-nanoaggregates-present-in-different-versions-of-simulated-intestinal-fluid
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Andrew J Clulow, Albin Parrow, Adrian M Hawley, Jamal Khan, Anna Pham, Per Larsson, Christel A S Bergström, Ben J Boyd
The absorption of hydrophobic drugs and nutrients from the intestine is principally determined by the amount that can be dissolved by the endogenous fluids present in the gut. Human intestinal fluids (HIFs) comprise a complex mixture of bile salts, phospholipids, steroids and glycerides that vary in composition in the fed and fasted state and between subjects. A number of simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) compositions have been developed to mimic fasted and fed state intestinal conditions and allow the in vitro determination of drug solubility as a proxy for the maximum intestinal concentration possible to reach...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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