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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936497/pro-inflammatory-cytokine-ifn%C3%AE-and-microbiome-derived-metabolites-dictate-epigenetic-switch-between-foxp3-isoforms-in-celiac-disease-regulation-of-foxp3-isoforms-in-celiac-disease
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Gloria Serena, Shu Yan, Stephanie Camhi, Shilpi Patel, Rosiane S Lima, Anna Sapone, Maureen M Leonard, Rupa Mukherjee, Barbara J Nath, Karen M Lammers, Alessio Fasano
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by gluten and characterized by a strong Th1/Th17 immune response in the small intestine. Treg cells are CD4(+) CD25(++) FOXP3(+) cells that regulate the immune response. Conversely to its counterpart, FOXP3 full length (FL), the alternatively spliced isoform FOXP3 Δ2 cannot properly down-regulate Th17 driven immune response. Since the active state of CD has been associated with impairments in Treg cell function, we aimed at determining whether imbalances between FOXP3 isoforms may be associated with the disease...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935227/preparative-isolation-of-bioactive-compounds-from-stem-bark-of-juglans-mandshurica-by-using-high-speed-counter-current-chromatography
#2
Yuwei Zhang, Hua Lin, Shanshan Li, Jianbo Chen, Yinshi Sun, Yuxin Li
High-speed counter-current chromatography was applied for the first time to the separation and purification of bioactive compounds contained in the stem bark of Juglans mandshurica Maxim. Silica gel column chromatography was first used to obtain three composition-enriched target fractions from a crude J. mandshurica methanol extract. Three independent high-speed counter-current chromatography processes were then used to further isolate 13 bioactive compounds, namely, six galloyl glucose derivatives, three flavonones, three naphthoquinones, and ethyl gallate...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934193/systematic-investigation-of-benzodithiophene-benzothiadiazole-isomers-for-organic-photovoltaics
#3
Jia Du, Andria Fortney, Katherine E Washington, Chandima Bulumulla, Peishen Huang, Dushanthi Dissanayake, Michael C Biewer, Tomasz Kowalewski, Mihaela C Stefan
Two new donor-acceptor small molecules based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) and benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (BT) were designed and synthesized. Small molecules 4,4'-[(4,8-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene-2,6-diyl)bis(2,2'-bithiophene)-5,5'-diyl]bis(benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole) (BDT-TT-BT) and 4,4'-(4,8-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene-2,6-diyl)bis[7-(2,2'-bithiophene-5-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole] (BDT-BT-TT) are structural isomers with the 2,2-bithiophene unit placed either between the BDT and BT units or at the end of the BT units...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934154/high-performance-small-molecule-cathode-interlayer-materials-with-d-a-d-conjugated-central-skeletons-and-side-flexible-alcohol-water-soluble-groups-for-polymer-solar-cells
#4
Jianxiong Han, Youchun Chen, Weiping Chen, Chengzhuo Yu, Xiaoxian Song, Fenghong Li, Yue Wang
A new class of organic cathode interfacial layer (CIL) materials based on isoindigo derivatives (IID) substituted with pyridinium or sulfonate zwitterion groups were designed, synthesized, and applied in polymer solar cells (PSCs) with PTB7:PC71BM (PTB7: polythieno[3,4-b]-thiophene-co-benzodithiophene and PC71BM: [6,6]-phenyl C71-butyric acidmethyl ester) as an active layer. Compared with the control device, PSCs with an IID-based CIL show simultaneous enhancement of open-circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current (Jsc), and fill factor (FF)...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933053/waste-conversion-into-n-caprylate-and-n-caproate-resource-recovery-from-wine-lees-using-anaerobic-reactor-microbiomes-and-in-line-extraction
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Leo A Kucek, Jiajie Xu, Mytien Nguyen, Largus T Angenent
To convert wastes into sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals, new resource recovery technologies are required. Chain elongation is a carboxylate-platform bioprocess that converts short-chain carboxylates (SCCs) (e.g., acetate [C2] and n-butyrate [C4]) into medium-chain carboxylates (MCCs) (e.g., n-caprylate [C8] and n-caproate [C6]) with hydrogen gas as a side product. Ethanol or another electron donor (e.g., lactate, carbohydrate) is required. Competitive MCC productivities, yields (product vs. substrate fed), and specificities (product vs...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928878/formation-of-propionate-and-butyrate-by-the-human-colonic-microbiota
#6
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Petra Louis, Harry J Flint
The human gut microbiota ferments dietary non-digestible carbohydrates into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). These microbial products are utilized by the host and propionate and butyrate in particular exert a range of health-promoting functions. Here an overview of the metabolic pathways utilized by gut microbes to produce these two SCFA from dietary carbohydrates and from amino acids resulting from protein breakdown is provided. This overview emphasizes the important role played by cross-feeding of intermediary metabolites (in particular lactate, succinate and 1,2-propanediol) between different gut bacteria...
November 5, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924402/age-related-response-of-rumen-microbiota-to-mineral-salt-and-effects-of-their-interactions-on-enteric-methane-emissions-in-cattle
#7
C Liu, X H Li, Y X Chen, Z H Cheng, Q H Duan, Q H Meng, X P Tao, B Shang, H M Dong
Mineral salt bricks are often used in cow raising as compensation for mineral losses to improve milk yield, growth, and metabolic activity. Generally, effects of minerals are partially thought to result from improvement of microbial metabolism, but their influence on the rumen microbiota has rarely been documented to date. In this study, we investigated the response of microbiota to mineral salt in heifer and adult cows and evaluated ruminal fermentation and enteric methane emissions of cows fed mineral salts...
December 6, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924133/optimization-of-in-vitro-and-ex-vitro-regeneration-and-micromorphological-studies-in-basella-alba-l
#8
Mahipal S Shekhawat, M Manokari
The optimum concentrations of the plant hormones for in vitro regeneration and subsequent effect of auxins on rooting (in vitro and ex vitro) of shoots of Basella alba L. have been investigated in present study. Nodal shoot segments were used as explants to initiate the cultures. The bud breaking from explants was observed within 1 week of incubation on agar gelled Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium. Multiple axillary shoots (7.30 ± 0.56 shoots per explant) were induced on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP)...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922186/characterization-of-the-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-il-1%C3%AE-on-butyrate-oxidation-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#9
Megan Johnstone, Natalie Bennett, Cynthia Standifer, Alexis Smith, Anna Han, Ahmed Bettaieb, Jay Whelan, Dallas R Donohoe
Cancer, in part, is driven, by alterations in cellular metabolism that promote cell survival and cell proliferation. Identifying factors that influence this shift in cellular metabolism in cancer cells is important. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been reported to be elevated in colorectal cancer patients. While much is known towards the effect of dietary nutrients on regulating inflammation and the inflammatory response, which includes cytokines such as IL-1β, far less is understood how cytokines impact nutrient fate to alter cancer cell metabolism...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921281/colorful-hydrophobic-poly-vinyl-butyral-cationic-dye-fibrous-membranes-via-a-colored-solution-electrospinning-process
#10
Xu Yan, Ming-Hao You, Tao Lou, Miao Yu, Jun-Cheng Zhang, Mao-Gang Gong, Fu-Yan Lv, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Yun-Ze Long
Colorful nanofibrous membranes have attracted much attention for their visual varieties and various functionalities. In this article, a colored solution electrospinning process was used to fabricate colorful hydrophobic poly(vinyl butyral) (PVB)/cationic dye nanofibrous membranes (NFMs) successfully. The color and morphology of these as-spun nanofibrous membranes have been analyzed by colorimetry, spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It is shown that the as-spun colorful PVB-based membranes exhibit excellent level-dyeing property and color stability...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920772/streptococcus-thermophilus-apc151-strain-is-suitable-for-the-manufacture-of-naturally-gaba-enriched-bioactive-yogurt
#11
Daniel M Linares, Tom F O'Callaghan, Paula M O'Connor, R P Ross, Catherine Stanton
Consumer interest in health-promoting food products is a major driving force for the increasing global demand of functional (probiotic) dairy foods. Yogurt is considered the ideal medium for delivery of beneficial functional ingredients. Gamma-amino-butyric acid has potential as a bioactive ingredient in functional foods due to its health-promoting properties as an anti-stress, anti-hypertensive, and anti-diabetic agent. Here, we report the use of a novel Streptococcus thermophilus strain, isolated from the digestive tract of fish, for production of yogurt naturally enriched with 2 mg/ml of gamma-amino-butyric acid (200 mg in a standard yogurt volume of 100 ml), a dose in the same range as that provided by some commercially available gamma-amino-butyric acid supplements...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918706/effects-of-gaba-neural-regulation-and-intrinsic-cardiac-factors-on-heart-rate-variability-in-zebrafish-larvae
#12
Rafael Antonio Vargas
Heart rate (HR) is a periodic activity that is variable over time due to intrinsic cardiac factors and extrinsic neural control, largely by the autonomic nervous system. Heart rate variability (HRV) is analyzed by measuring consecutive beat-to-beat intervals. This variability can contain information about the factors regulating cardiac activity under normal and pathological conditions, but the information obtained from such analyses is not yet fully understood. In this article, HRV in zebrafish larvae was evaluated under normal conditions and under the effect of substances that modify intrinsic cardiac activity and cardiac activity modulated by the nervous system...
December 5, 2016: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914813/normal-human-gingival-fibroblasts-undergo-cytostasis-and-apoptosis-after-long-term-exposure-to-butyric-acid
#13
Michihiro Shirasugi, Keisuke Nishioka, Toshiro Yamamoto, Takaaki Nakaya, Narisato Kanamura
The causes of periodontal disease are complex. Butyric acid, a metabolite of periodontopathic bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, acts as a histone deacetylase inhibitor that has a direct effect on mRNA expression. Butyric acid produced by Clostridium butyricum in the intestinal tract induces differentiation of regulatory T cells, thereby suppressing inflammation in the gut. Mice lacking Clostridium butyricum in the intestinal tract suffer from colitis. By contrast, butyric acid in the oral cavity worsens periodontal disease...
November 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913852/differential-effect-of-early-antibiotic-intervention-on-bacterial-fermentation-patterns-and-mucosal-gene-expression-in-the-colon-of-pigs-under-diets-with-different-protein-levels
#14
Chuanjian Zhang, Miao Yu, Yuxiang Yang, Chunlong Mu, Yong Su, Weiyun Zhu
The study aimed to evaluate the effects of early antibiotic intervention (EAI) on bacterial fermentation patterns and mucosal immune markers in the colon of pigs with different protein level diets. Eighteen litters of piglets at day (d) 7 were fed creep feed without or with growth promoting antibiotics until d 42. At d 42, pigs within each group were further randomly assigned to a normal- or low-crude protein (CP) diet. At d 77 and d 120, five pigs per group were slaughtered for analyzing colonic bacteria, metabolites, and mucosal gene expressions...
December 3, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911337/effect-of-the-butyrate-prodrug-pivaloyloxymethyl-butyrate-an9-on-a-mouse-model-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#15
Jonathan D Edwards, Matthew E R Butchbach
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an early-onset motor neuron disease that leads to loss of muscle function. Butyrate (BA)-based compounds markedly improve the survival and motor phenotype of SMA mice. In this study, we examine the protective effects of the BA prodrug pivaloyloxymethyl butyrate (AN9) on the survival of SMNΔ7 SMA mice. Oral administration of AN9 beginning at PND04 almost doubled the average lifespan of SMNΔ7 SMA mice. AN9 treatment also increased the growth rate of SMNΔ7 SMA mice when compared to vehicle-treated SMNΔ7 SMA mice...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911258/clostridium-guangxiense-sp-nov-and-clostridium-neuense-sp-nov-two-phylogenetically-closely-related-hydrogen-producing-species-isolated-from-lake-sediment
#16
Xin Zhao, Danyang Li, Shuhong Xu, Zhanghao Guo, Yan Zhang, Lin Man, Binhui Jiang, Xiaomin Hu
Two novel anaerobic, mesophilic, bio-hydrogen producing bacteria, designated strains ZGM211T and G1T, were isolated from lake sediment. 16S rRNA and ATP synthase beta subunit (atpD) gene sequences phylogenetic analysis of strains ZGM211T and G1T revealed an affiliation to the genus Clostridium sensu stricto (cluster I of the clostridia), with Clostridium acetobutylicum as the closest characterized species, showing the same sequence similarity of 96.4% to the type strain (98.9% between the two isolates). Cells of the two strains were rod-shaped...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909744/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-probiotic-attributes-of-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-xl10-isolated-from-tibetan-kefir-grain
#17
Zhuqing Xing, Wei Tang, Weitao Geng, Yongna Zheng, Yanping Wang
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens XL10, with a high yield of extracellular polysaccharide (EPS), is isolated from Tibetan kefir grain and benefits the health of human beings and has been considered to exhibit probiotic potential in vitro and in vivo. The probiotic function of the strain was studied extensively, viz., acid and bile salt tolerances, cell surface hydrophobicity and autoaggregation, the modulation of gut microbiota, and the distribution and colonization of XL10 in the mouse intestinal tract after oral administration...
December 1, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908997/genome-sequence-of-the-acetogenic-bacterium-butyribacterium-methylotrophicum-dsm-3468t
#18
Frank R Bengelsdorf, Anja Poehlein, Bettina Schiel-Bengelsdorf, Rolf Daniel, Peter Dürre
Butyribacterium methylotrophicum DSM 3468(T) is an acetogenic methylotrophic, anaerobic, carbon monoxide-oxidizing bacterium that produces acetate, butyrate, and butanol. The genome consists of a single chromosome (4.3 Mb) and harbors 3,989 predicted protein-encoding genes.
December 1, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908755/synthesis-evaluation-and-molecular-modelling-studies-of-2-carbazol-3-yl-2-oxoacetamide-analogues-as-a-new-class-of-potential-pancreatic-lipase-inhibitors
#19
S N C Sridhar, George Ginson, P O Venkataramana Reddy, Mukund P Tantak, Dalip Kumar, Atish T Paul
A series of twenty four 2-(carbazol-3-yl)-2-oxoacetamide analogues were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their pancreatic lipase (PL) inhibitory activity. Porcine PL was used against 4-nitrophenyl butyrate (method A) and tributyrin (methods B and C) as substrates during the PL inhibition assay. Compounds 7e, 7f and 7p exhibited potential PL inhibitory activity (IC50 values of 6.31, 8.72 and 9.58μM, respectively in method A; and Xi50 of 21.85, 21.94 and 26.2, respectively in method B). Further, inhibition kinetics of 7e, 7f and 7p against PL, using method A, revealed their competitive nature of inhibition...
November 18, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907122/biodegradation-of-methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether-mtbe-by-a-microbial-consortium-in-a-continuous-up-flow-packed-bed-biofilm-reactor-kinetic-study-metabolite-identification-and-toxicity-bioassays
#20
Guadalupe Alfonso-Gordillo, César Mateo Flores-Ortiz, Liliana Morales-Barrera, Eliseo Cristiani-Urbina
This study investigated the aerobic biodegradation of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) by a microbial consortium in a continuous up-flow packed-bed biofilm reactor using tezontle stone particles as a supporting material for the biofilm. Although MTBE is toxic for microbial communities, the microbial consortium used here was able to resist MTBE loading rates up to 128.3 mg L-1 h-1, with removal efficiencies of MTBE and chemical oxygen demand (COD) higher than 90%. A linear relationship was observed between the MTBE loading rate and the MTBE removal rate, as well as between the COD loading rate and the COD removal rate, within the interval of MTBE loading rates from 11...
2016: PloS One
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