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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335773/oral-administration-of-propionic-acid-during-lactation-enhances-the-colonic-barrier-function
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Zhaobo Xia, Yijiang Han, Ke Wang, Shikun Guo, Dazhou Wu, Xiaozhong Huang, Zhongrong Li, Libin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Propionic acid is a three-carbon short chain fatty acid (SCFA) that has various effects on colonic functions. Although several studies have shown the effects of propionic acid on intestinal mucosal barrier function, studies of the promotion effect during pre-weaning are rare in the literature as far as we know. METHODS: Pre-weaning male Sprague-Dawley rats 7 days after birth were given an oral 0.2 mL/10 g of 200 mM propionic acid solution in the propionic acid group or normal saline solution in the control group by gavage twice a day for ten days...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332163/fermentation-of-dietetic-fiber-from-green-bean-and-prickly-pear-shell-by-pure-and-mixture-culture-of-lactobacillus-acidophilus-la-5-and-bifidobacterium-bifidum-450b
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Y N Mora-Cura, N P Meléndez-Rentería, M Delgado-García, J C Contreras-Esquivel, J A Morlett-Chávez, C N Aguilar, R Rodríguez-Herrera
The aim of this study was to evaluate the fermentation of dietary fiber from green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and prickly pear shell (Opuntia ficus-indica) by Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 and Bifidobacterium bifidum 450B growing as mono-culture and co-culture, the fermentation products, and proteins expressed during this process. The analysis of the fermentation profile showed a major growth of bacteria in the culture media of each dietary fiber supplemented with glucose, and particularly B. bifidum 450B at 48 h showed the highest growth...
March 23, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322790/short-chain-fatty-acids-gpr41-and-gpr43-ligands-inhibit-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-mcp-1-expression-by-modulating-p38-and-jnk-signaling-pathways-in-human-renal-cortical-epithelial-cells
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Mamiko Kobayashi, Daisuke Mikami, Hideki Kimura, Kazuko Kamiyama, Yukie Morikawa, Seiji Yokoi, Kenji Kasuno, Naoki Takahashi, Takanobu Taniguchi, Masayuki Iwano
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as acetate, propionate, and butyrate, are produced predominantly by gut microbiota fermentation of dietary fiber. SCFAs are newly identified as endogenous ligands of two orphan G protein-coupled receptors, GPR41 and GPR43, which have the potential to modulate inflammation. Therefore, GPR41 and GPR43 may mediate the link between the gut microbiome status and various disease conditions including renal inflammation. This study aimed at investigating whether SCFAs activate GPR41 and GPR43, and thereby exert anti-inflammatory effects in human renal cortical epithelial cells (HRCEs) as a main component of kidney tissue...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301146/effect-of-whole-grain-qingke-tibetan-hordeum-vulgare-l-zangqing-320-on-the-serum-lipid-levels-and-intestinal-microbiota-of-rats-under-high-fat-diet
#4
Xuejuan Xia, Guannan Li, Yongbo Ding, Tingyuan Ren, Jiong Zheng, Jianquan Kan
This study investigated the hypolipidemic effect of whole grain Qingke (WGQ) and its influence on intestinal microbiota. Changes in the serum lipid, intestinal environment, and microbiota of Sprague-Dawley rats fed high-fat diets supplemented with different doses of WGQ were determined. Results showed that high doses of WGQ significantly decreased (P < 0.05) the Lee's index, serum total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels whereas they increased the body weight of the rats...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286497/fine-flounder-paralichthys-adspersus-microbiome-showed-important-differences-between-wild-and-reared-specimens
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Carolina Ramírez, Jaime Romero
The intestinal microbiota is involved in a wide range of biological processes that benefit the host, including providing nutrition and modulating the immune system. Fine flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) is a flatfish of commercial interest that is native to the Chilean coast. The high value of this flatfish has prompted the development of stock enhancement and aquaculture activities. Knowledge of microbiota may help to improve the cultivation of this species; however, few comparative studies have evaluated the intestinal microbiota composition in farmed versus wild fishes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281527/engineering-fungal-de-novo-fatty-acid-synthesis-for-short-chain-fatty-acid-production
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Jan Gajewski, Renata Pavlovic, Manuel Fischer, Eckhard Boles, Martin Grininger
Fatty acids (FAs) are considered strategically important platform compounds that can be accessed by sustainable microbial approaches. Here we report the reprogramming of chain-length control of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fatty acid synthase (FAS). Aiming for short-chain FAs (SCFAs) producing baker's yeast, we perform a highly rational and minimally invasive protein engineering approach that leaves the molecular mechanisms of FASs unchanged. Finally, we identify five mutations that can turn baker's yeast into a SCFA producing system...
March 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271466/intestinal-microbiota-in-type-2-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Alice Sabatino, Giuseppe Regolisti, Carmela Cosola, Loreto Gesualdo, Enrico Fiaccadori
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of kidney disease [chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD)] and are both characterized by an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Diabetes and kidney disease are also commonly associated with a chronic inflammatory state, which is now considered a non-traditional risk factor for atherosclerosis. In the case of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), inflammation is mainly a consequence of visceral obesity, while in the case of CKD or ESRD patients on dialysis, inflammation is caused by multiple factors, classically grouped as dialysis-related and non-dialysis-related...
March 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266265/effects-of-dietary-iron-modulation-on-gut-microbial-composition-and-function-in-monogastrics-a-review
#8
Guixin Qin, Rui Han, Bao Zhao, Hailong Jiang, Mohammed Hamdy Farouk, Chun Zhang, Dongsheng Che
Dietary iron is a crucial nutrient element for biological processes of both hosts and gut microbiota. Deficiency in dietary iron is a highly common disorder in the developing locations of the world and can be healed by oral iron administration or complementary iron diet. While the redundant iron that enters the gut lumen leads to negative effects, and modulates the gut microbial composition and function. Such modulation led to a significant effect on vital biological pathways of the host, including metabolic disease (obesity and type 2 diabetes), metabolites (SCFA, blood glucose and cholesterol), bile acid metabolism, endocrine, neural, and other well-being patterns...
March 5, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245817/raw-meat-based-diet-influences-faecal-microbiome-and-end-products-of-fermentation-in-healthy-dogs
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Misa Sandri, Simeone Dal Monego, Giuseppe Conte, Sandy Sgorlon, Bruno Stefanon
BACKGROUND: Dietary intervention studies are required to deeper understand the variability of gut microbial ecosystem in healthy dogs under different feeding conditions and to improve diet formulations. The aim of the study was to investigate in dogs the influence of a raw based diet supplemented with vegetable foods on faecal microbiome in comparison with extruded food. METHODS: Eight healthy adult Boxer dogs were recruited and randomly divided in two experimental blocks of 4 individuals...
February 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244112/in-vitro-fermentation-of-oat-%C3%AE-glucan-and-hydrolysates-by-fecal-microbiota-and-selected-probiotic-strains
#10
Dong Ji-Lin, Yu-Xiao, Dong-Lianger, Shen Rui-Ling
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggested that the prebiotic ability of β-glucan was intimately related to its molecular weight (Mw ). However, the effect of oat β-glucan with different Mw on gut homeostasis was inconsistent. Importantly, the understanding of the fermentation properties of oat β-glucan fractions was still limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prebiotic potential of raw and hydrolyzed oat β-glucan during in vitro fermentation by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241897/cloning-molecular-characterization-and-spatial-and-developmental-expression-analysis-of-gpr41-and-gpr43-genes-in-new-zealand-rabbits
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C Y Fu, L Liu, Q Gao, X Y Sui, F C Li
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) play a regulatory role in various physiological processes in mammals and act as endogenous ligands for the G protein-coupled receptors (GPR) 41 and 43. The role of GPR41 and GPR43 in mediating SCFA signaling in the rabbit remains unclear. The present study was to investigate the sequence of the GPR41 and GPR43 messenger RNA (mRNA) and their expression pattern in different tissues and developmental stages in New Zealand rabbit. Comparison of genomic sequences in GenBank using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool program suggested that the New Zealand rabbit GPR41 mRNA has high similarities with the human (84%), bovine (84%) and Capra hircus (84%) genes...
February 28, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222161/the-distinct-features-of-microbial-dysbiosis-of-crohn-s-disease-do-not-occur-to-the-same-extent-in-their-unaffected-genetically-linked-kindred
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Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Christopher Quince, Laura Hanske, Nick Loman, Szymon T Calus, Martin Bertz, Christine A Edwards, Daniel R Gaya, Richard Hansen, Paraic McGrogan, Richard K Russell, Konstantinos Gerasimidis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Studying the gut microbiota in unaffected relatives of people with Crohn's disease (CD) may advance our understanding of the role of bacteria in disease aetiology. METHODS: Faecal microbiota composition (16S rRNA gene sequencing), genetic functional capacity (shotgun metagenomics) and faecal short chain fatty acids (SCFA) were compared in unaffected adult relatives of CD children (CDR, n = 17) and adult healthy controls, unrelated to CD patients (HUC, n = 14)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218451/specific-inulin-type-fructan-fibers-protect-against-autoimmune-diabetes-by-modulating-gut-immunity-barrier-function-and-microbiota-homeostasis
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Kang Chen, Hao Chen, Marijke M Faas, Bart J de Haan, Jiahong Li, Ping Xiao, Hao Zhang, Julien Diana, Paul de Vos, Jia Sun
SCOPE: Dietary fibers capable of modifying gut barrier and microbiota homeostasis, affect the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Here we aim to compare modulatory effects of inulin-type fructans (ITFs), natural soluble dietary fibers with different degrees of fermentability from chicory root, on T1D development in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female NOD mice were weaned to long and short chain ITFs [ITF(l) and ITF(s), 5%] supplemented diet up to 24 weeks...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196137/effects-of-dietary-nutrient-levels-on-microbial-community-composition-and-diversity-in-the-ileal-contents-of-pregnant-huanjiang-mini-pigs
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Yujiao Ji, Xiangfeng Kong, Huawei Li, Qian Zhu, Qiuping Guo, Yulong Yin
The mammalian gut microbiota influences various metabolic and physiological processes. Substantial metabolic changes occur during a healthy pregnancy that may be related to microbiota composition dynamics. However, the effect of diet on intestinal microbiota composition and diversity during pregnancy remains unclear. We examined the ileal contents of Huanjiang mini-pigs at two pregnancy stages to determine the effects of dietary nutrient levels on such microbial communities. Animals received either a higher-nutrient (HN) diet formulated to meet US National Research Council requirements or a lower-nutrient (LN) diet that met the Chinese National Feeding Standard recommendations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196086/nopal-feeding-reduces-adiposity-intestinal-inflammation-and-shifts-the-cecal-microbiota-and-metabolism-in-high-fat-fed-rats
#15
Sofia Moran-Ramos, Xuan He, Elizabeth L Chin, Armando R Tovar, Nimbe Torres, Carolyn M Slupsky, Helen E Raybould
Nopal is a cactus plant widely consumed in Mexico that has been used in traditional medicine to aid in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. We previously showed that chronic consumption of dehydrated nopal ameliorated hepatic steatosis in obese (fa/fa) rats; however, description of the effects on other tissues is sparse. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of nopal cladode consumption on intestinal physiology, microbial community structure, adipose tissue, and serum biochemistry in diet-induced obese rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188340/development-and-validation-of-a-new-dynamic-in-vitro-model-of-the-piglet-colon-pigutivm-application-to-the-study-of-probiotics
#16
Mickaël Alain Fleury, Olivier Le Goff, Sylvain Denis, Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand, Eric Jouy, Isabelle Kempf, Monique Alric, Stéphanie Blanquet-Diot
For ethical, technical, regulatory, and cost reasons, in vitro methods are increasingly used as an alternative to in vivo experimentations. The aim of the present study was to validate, according to in vivo data in living animals, a new in vitro model of the piglet colon, the PigutIVM, under both control conditions and antibiotic disturbance by the widely used colistin. The PigutIVM reproduces the main biotic and abiotic parameters of the piglet colon: temperature, pH, retention time, supply of ileal effluents, complex, and metabolically active microbiota and self-maintained anaerobiosis...
March 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179226/substituting-whole-grains-for-refined-grains-in-a-6-wk-randomized-trial-has-a-modest-effect-on-gut-microbiota-and-immune-and-inflammatory-markers-of-healthy-adults
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Sally M Vanegas, Mohsen Meydani, Junaidah B Barnett, Barry Goldin, Anne Kane, Helen Rasmussen, Carrie Brown, Pajau Vangay, Dan Knights, Satya Jonnalagadda, Katie Koecher, J Philip Karl, Michael Thomas, Gregory Dolnikowski, Lijun Li, Edward Saltzman, Dayong Wu, Simin Nikbin Meydani
Background: Observational studies suggest an inverse association between whole-grain (WG) consumption and inflammation. However, evidence from interventional studies is limited, and few studies have included measurements of cell-mediated immunity.Objective: We assessed the effects of diets rich in WGs compared with refined grains (RGs) on immune and inflammatory responses, gut microbiota, and microbial products in healthy adults while maintaining subject body weights.Design: After a 2-wk provided-food run-in period of consuming a Western-style diet, 49 men and 32 postmenopausal women [age range: 40-65 y, body mass index (in kg/m(2)) <35] were assigned to consume 1 of 2 provided-food weight-maintenance diets for 6 wk...
March 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178633/a-novel-lcmsms-method-for-quantitative-measurement-of-short-chain-fatty-acids-in-human-stool-derivatized-with-12-c-and-13-c-labelled-aniline
#18
James Chun Yip Chan, Dorinda Yan Qin Kioh, Gaik Chin Yap, Bee Wah Lee, Eric Chun Yong Chan
A novel liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LCMSMS) method for the quantitative measurement of gut microbial-derived short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in human infant stool has been developed and validated. Baseline chromatographic resolution was achieved for 12 SCFAs (acetic, butyric, caproic, 2,2-dimethylbutyric, 2-ethylbutyric, isobutyric, isovaleric, 2-methylbutyric, 4-methylvaleric, propionic, pivalic and valeric acids) within an analysis time of 15min. A novel sequential derivatization of endogenous and spiked SCFAs in stool via (12)C- and (13)C-aniline respectively, facilitated the accurate quantitation of (12)C-aniline derivatized endogenous SCFAs based on calibration of exogenously (13)C-derivatized SCFAs...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178201/rett-syndrome-a-focus-on-gut-microbiota
#19
Elisa Borghi, Francesca Borgo, Marco Severgnini, Miriam Nella Savini, Maria Cristina Casiraghi, Aglaia Vignoli
Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 live female births. Changes in microbiota composition, as observed in other neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, may account for several symptoms typically associated with RTT. We studied the relationship between disease phenotypes and microbiome by analyzing diet, gut microbiota, and short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production. We enrolled eight RTT patients and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy women, all without dietary restrictions...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177359/effects-of-alternate-day-supplementation-at-two-levels-of-energy-on-intake-rumen-fermentation-and-digestibility-of-beef-heifers-fed-cool-season-perennial-grass-hay
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F Añez-Osuna, G B Penner, P G Jefferson, H A Lardner, J J McKinnon
A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of supplementing energy daily vs. on alternate days at levels that were 1.5 and 2 times the daily amount on DMI, rumen fermentation parameters, and apparent total tract digestibility of beef heifers fed grass hay. Four cannulated Hereford heifers (339 ± 11 kg) were randomly assigned over 4 periods to a 4 × 4 Latin square design. Heifers were fed a cool-season perennial grass (CSPG) hay (10% CP and 42% ADF) and supplemented with a pelleted feed formulated to provide 3...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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