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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096625/the-effect-of-dietary-supplementation-of-salts-of-organic-acid-on-production-performance-of-laying-hens
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Ravinder Dahiya, Raj Singh Berwal, Sajjan Sihag, Chandrashekhar Santosh Patil, Lalit
AIM: An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of supplementing different levels of salts of organic acid in the laying hen's diet on their production performance and egg quality parameters during a period of 16-week. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 white leghorn laying hens at 24 weeks of age were randomly distributed to seven dietary treatment groups, i.e. T1 (control), T2 (0.5% sodium-butyrate), T3 (1.0% sodium-butyrate), T4 (1.5% sodium-butyrate), T5 (0...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095842/cactus-opuntia-humifusa-water-extract-ameliorates-loperamide-induced-constipation-in-rats
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Sung Hee Han, Kyungmi Park, Eun Young Kim, So Hyun Ahn, Hyun-Sun Lee, Hyung Joo Suh
BACKGROUND: Korean cactus Cheonnyuncho (Opuntia humifusa) is rich in pectin, phenols, flavonoids, and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. Some Koreans drink Cheonnyuncho juice prepared by grinding Cheonnyuncho with water. Cheonnyuncho is well known for its functional properties and antioxidant effects, but its effect on constipation has not been sufficiently studied. METHODS: Loperamide (2 mg/kg) was injected subcutaneously to induce constipation in rats. The animals were divided into four groups: a normal group (NOR), constipation control group (CON), and two constipation groups receiving the Cheonnyuncho extract (CE) at two different concentrations in drinking water, 3% (L-CE group) and 6% (H-CE group), for 25 days...
January 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094911/co-dependence-between-crystalline-and-photovoltage-evolutions-in-p3ht-pcbm-solar-cells-probed-with-in-operando-giwaxs
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Daniel Moseguí González, Christoph J Schaffer, Stephan Pröller, Johannes Schlipf, Lin Song, Sigrid Bernstorff, Eva M Herzig, Peter Muller-Buschbaum
We address the correlation between the crystalline state of photoactive materials in model organic solar cell based on poly(3-hexylthiophen-2,5-diyl):phenyl-C60-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) and the photovoltage in an in-operando investigation. I-V curves are simultaneously measured together with grazing incidence wide angle X-ray scattering probing the crystalline state of the device active layer as function of the operation time. The results show a high degree of correlation between open-circuit voltage VOC and the crystalline state of P3HT...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091351/supplementing-the-maternal-diet-of-rats-with-butyrate-enhances-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-the-skeletal-muscles-of-weaned-offspring
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Yanping Huang, Shixing Gao, Guo Jun, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of maternal dietary butyrate supplementation on energy metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis in offspring skeletal muscle and the possible mediating mechanisms. Virgin female rats were randomly assigned to either control or butyrate diets (1 % butyrate sodium) throughout gestation and lactation. At the end of lactation (21 d), the offspring were killed by exsanguination from the abdominal aorta under anaesthesia. The results showed that maternal butyrate supplementation throughout gestation and lactation did not affect offspring body weight...
January 16, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089578/dual-influences-of-early-life-maternal-deprivation-on-histone-deacetylase-activity-and-recognition-memory-in-rats
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Manoel Osório Albuquerque Filho, Betânia Souza de Freitas, Rebeca Carvalho Lacerda Garcia, Pedro Castilhos de Freitas Crivelaro, Nadja Schröder, Maria Noêmia Martins de Lima
Exposure to stress early in life may negatively impact nervous system functioning, including increasing the proneness to learning and memory impairments later in life. Maternal deprivation, a model of early-life stress, hinders memory in adult rats and lessens brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in the hippocampus in a very heterogeneous way among individuals. The main goal of the present study was to investigate the possible epigenetic modulation underlying recognition memory impairment and reduced BDNF levels in the hippocampus of adult maternally deprived rats...
January 9, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089378/butyrate-production-under-aerobic-growth-conditions-by-engineered-escherichia-coli
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Naoya Kataoka, Alisa S Vangnai, Thunyarat Pongtharangkul, Toshiharu Yakushi, Kazunobu Matsushita
Butyrate is an important industrial platform chemical. Although several groups have reported butyrate production under oxygen-limited conditions by a native producer, Clostridium tyrobutylicum, and by a metabolically engineered Escherichia coli, efforts to produce butyrate under aerobic growth conditions have met limited success. Here, we constructed a novel butyrate synthetic pathway that functions under aerobic growth conditions in E. coli, by modifying the 1-butanol synthetic pathway reported previously...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087985/prophylactic-tributyrin-treatment-mitigates-chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-intestinal-barrier-and-liver-injury
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Gail A Cresci, Bryan Glueck, Megan R McMullen, Wei Xin, Danielle Allende, Laura E Nagy
BACKGROUND/AIM: Impaired gut-liver axis is a potential factor contributing to alcoholic liver disease. Ethanol depletes intestinal integrity and causes gut dysbiosis. Butyrate, a fermentation byproduct of gut microbiota, is altered negatively following chronic ethanol exposure. This study aimed to determine whether prophylactic tributyrin could protect the intestinal barrier and liver in mice during combined chronic-binge ethanol exposure. METHODS: C57BL/6 J mice exposed to 5% v/v ethanol-containing diet for 10 days received a single ethanol gavage (5 g/kg) 9 hrs prior to euthanasia...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087125/hydroxy-carboxylic-acid-receptor-actions-in-metabolism
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Stefan Offermanns
Lactic acid, the ketone body 3-hydroxy-butyric acid, also known as β-hydroxybutyrate, and the β-oxidation intermediate 3-hydroxy-octanoic acid are hydroxy-carboxylic acids (HCAs) that serve as intermediates of energy metabolism. However, they also regulate cellular functions, in part by directly activating the G protein-coupled receptors HCA1/GPR81, HCA2/GPR109A, and HCA3/GPR109B. During the past decade, it has become clear that HCA receptors help to maintain homeostasis under changing metabolic and dietary conditions, by controlling metabolic, immune, and other body functions...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078750/metabolic-adaptation-of-colonic-microbiota-to-galactooligosaccharides-a-proof-of-concept-study
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M Mego, C Manichanh, A Accarino, D Campos, M Pozuelo, E Varela, J Vulevic, G Tzortzis, G Gibson, F Guarner, F Azpiroz
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics have been shown to reduce abdominal symptoms in patients with functional gut disorders, despite that they are fermented by colonic bacteria and may induce gas-related symptoms. AIM: To investigate changes in the metabolic activity of gut microbiota induced by a recognised prebiotic. METHODS: Healthy subjects (n = 20) were given a prebiotic (2.8 g/day HOST-G904, HOST Therabiomics, Jersey, Channel Islands) for 3 weeks...
January 12, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077379/effects-of-supplementation-with-nondigestible-carbohydrates-on-fecal-calprotectin-and-on-epigenetic-regulation-of-sfrp1-expression-in-the-large-bowel-mucosa-of-healthy-individuals
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Fiona C Malcomson, Naomi D Willis, Iain McCallum, Long Xie, Idoia Ibero-Baraibar, Wing C Leung, Seamus Kelly, D Michael Bradburn, Nigel J Belshaw, Ian T Johnson, John C Mathers
BACKGROUND: Hyperactive Wnt signaling is frequently observed in colorectal cancer. Higher intakes of dietary fiber [nondigestible carbohydrates (NDCs)] and the fermentation product butyrate are protective against colorectal cancer and may exert their preventative effects via modulation of the Wnt pathway. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of supplementing healthy individuals with 2 NDCs [resistant starch (RS) and polydextrose] on fecal calprotectin concentrations and Wnt pathway-related gene expression...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075549/solvent-morphology-property-relationship-of-ptb7-pc71bm-polymer-solar-cells
#11
Shuai Guo, Weijia Wang, Eva M Herzig, Anna Naumann, Gregory Tainter, Jan Perlich, Peter Muller-Buschbaum
The influence of three different solvents and a solvent additive on the morphology and photovoltaic performance of bulk heterojunction films made of the copolymer based on thieno[3,4-b]thiophene-alt-benzodithiophene unit PTB7-F40 blended with [6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) is investigated. Optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are combined with X-ray reflectivity (XRR) and grazing incidence small and wide angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS and GIWAXS) enabling the characterization of the morphology of the whole photoactive film...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074841/the-mito-damp-cardiolipin-blocks-il-10-production-causing-persistent-inflammation-during-bacterial-pneumonia
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Krishnendu Chakraborty, Mahesh Raundhal, Bill B Chen, Christina Morse, Yulia Y Tyurina, Anupriya Khare, Timothy B Oriss, Rachael Huff, Janet S Lee, Claudette M St Croix, Simon Watkins, Rama K Mallampalli, Valerian E Kagan, Anuradha Ray, Prabir Ray
Bacterial pneumonia is a significant healthcare burden worldwide. Failure to resolve inflammation after infection precipitates lung injury and an increase in morbidity and mortality. Gram-negative bacteria are common in pneumonia and increased levels of the mito-damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) cardiolipin can be detected in the lungs. Here we show that mice infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae develop lung injury with accumulation of cardiolipin. Cardiolipin inhibits resolution of inflammation by suppressing production of anti-inflammatory IL-10 by lung CD11b(+)Ly6G(int)Ly6C(lo)F4/80(+) cells...
January 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070968/bacterial-short-chain-fatty-acid-metabolites-modulate-the-inflammatory-response-against-infectious-bacteria
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R O Corrêa, A Vieira, E M Sernaglia, M Lancellotti, A T Vieira, M J Avila-Campos, H G Rodrigues, M A R Vinolo
Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), predominately acetic, propionic and butyric acids, are bacterial metabolites with an important role in the maintenance of homeostasis due to their metabolic and immunomodulatory actions. Some evidence suggests that they may also be relevant during infections. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of SCFAs in the effector functions of neutrophils to an opportunistic pathogenic bacteria, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans). Using a subcutaneous model to generate a mono, isolated infection of A...
January 9, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070555/molecular-ligand-modulation-of-palladium-nanocatalysts-for-highly-efficient-and-robust-heterogeneous-oxidation-of-cyclohexenone-to-phenol
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Teng Xue, Zhaoyang Lin, Chin-Yi Chiu, Yongjia Li, Lingyan Ruan, Gongming Wang, Zipeng Zhao, Chain Lee, Xiangfeng Duan, Yu Huang
Metallic nanoparticles are emerging as an exciting class of heterogeneous catalysts with the potential advantages of exceptional activity, stability, recyclability, and easier separation than homogeneous catalysts. The traditional colloid nanoparticle syntheses usually involve strong surface binding ligands that could passivate the surface active sites and result in poor catalytic activity. The subsequent removal of surface ligands could reactivate the surface but often leads to metal ion leaching and/or severe Ostwald ripening with diminished catalytic activity or poor stability...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070460/metabolic-phenotype-of-clinical-and-environmental-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-hominissuis-isolates
#15
Andrea Sanchini, Flavia Dematheis, Torsten Semmler, Astrid Lewin
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) is an emerging opportunistic human pathogen. It can cause pulmonary infections, lymphadenitis and disseminated infections in immuno-compromised patients. In addition, MAH is widespread in the environment, since it has been isolated from water, soil or dust. In recent years, knowledge on MAH at the molecular level has increased substantially. In contrast, knowledge of the MAH metabolic phenotypes remains limited. METHODS: In this study, for the first time we analyzed the metabolic substrate utilization of ten MAH isolates, five from a clinical source and five from an environmental source...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069814/muc2-mucin-and-butyrate-contribute-to-the-synthesis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-response-to-e-histolytica-and-dss-induced-colitis
#16
Eduardo R Cobo, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, France Moreau, Ravi Holani, Kris Chadee
Embedded in the colonic mucus are cathelicidins, small cationic peptides secreted by colonic epithelial cells. Humans and mice have one cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP), LL-37/hCAP-18 and Cramp respectively, with related structure and functions. Altered production of MUC2 mucin and antimicrobial peptides is characteristic of intestinal amebiasis. The interactions between MUC2 mucin and cathelicidins in conferring innate immunity against Entamoeba histolytica (Eh) are not well characterized...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067365/inverted-organic-solar-cells-enhanced-by-grating-coupled-surface-plasmons-and-waveguide-modes
#17
Kazuma Hara, Chutiparn Lertvachirapaiboon, Ryousuke Ishikawa, Yasuo Ohdaira, Kazunari Shinbo, Keizo Kato, Futao Kaneko, Akira Baba
In this study, we demonstrate improved photovoltaic properties in inverted organic thin-film solar cells by simultaneous excitation of grating-coupled surface plasmons and grating-coupled waveguide modes on gold grating surfaces. The cell consists of a glass-ITO substrate/titanium dioxide/poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate)/gold structure. The grating structures were fabricated on P3HT:PCBM layers using a nanoimprinting technique with a PDMS stamp...
January 9, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066848/impact-of-solution-phase-behaviour-and-external-fields-on-thin-film-morphology-pcbm-and-rra-p3ht-model-system
#18
A A Y Guilbert, J T Cabral
We report the impact of the ternary solution phase behaviour on the film morphology and crystallization of a model polymer:fullerene system. We employ UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, combined with sequential filtration and dilution, to establish the phase diagram for regio-random poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) in chlorobenzene. Films are systematically cast from one- and two-phase regions decoupling homogeneous and heterogenous nucleation, and the role of pre-formed aggregates from solutions...
January 9, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064390/beap-profiles-as-rapid-test-system-for-status-analysis-and-early-detection-of-process-incidents-in-biogas-plants
#19
Sarah Refai, Stefanie Berger, Kati Wassmann, Melanie Hecht, Thomas Dickhaus, Uwe Deppenmeier
A method was developed to quantify the performance of microorganisms involved in different digestion levels in biogas plants. The test system was based on the addition of butyrate (BCON), ethanol (ECON), acetate (ACON) or propionate (PCON) to biogas sludge samples and the subsequent analysis of CH4 formation in comparison to control samples. The combination of the four values was referred to as BEAP profile. Determination of BEAP profiles enabled rapid testing of a biogas plant's metabolic state within 24 h and an accurate mapping of all degradation levels in a lab-scale experimental setup...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063598/burn-injury-influences-the-t-cell-homeostasis-in-a-butyrate-acid-sphingomyelinase-dependent-manner
#20
Teresa C Rice, Stephanie M Armocida, Joshua W Kuethe, Emily F Midura, Ayushi Jain, David A Hildeman, Daniel P Healy, Erich Gulbins, Charles C Caldwell
Following burn injury, a key factor for patients susceptible to opportunistic infections is immune suppression. Butyrate levels are important in maintaining a functional immune system and these levels can be altered after injury. The acid sphingomyelinase (Asm) lipid signaling system has been implicated in a T cell actions with some evidence of being influenced by butyrate. Here, we hypothesized that burn-injury changes in butyrate levels would mediate Asm activity and, consequently, T cell homeostasis. We demonstrate that burn injury temporally decreases butyrate levels...
December 26, 2016: Cellular Immunology
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