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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
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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
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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...
February 10, 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...
February 8, 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174773/dietary-fibre-based-scfa-mixtures-promote-both-protection-and-repair-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-in-a-caco-2-cell-model
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Tingting Chen, Choon Young Kim, Amandeep Kaur, Lisa Lamothe, Maliha Shaikh, Ali Keshavarzian, Bruce R Hamaker
Impaired gut barrier function plays an important role in the development of many diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and in HIV infection. Dietary fibres have been shown to improve intestinal barrier function through their fermentation products, short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and the effects of individual SCFAs have been studied. Here, different SCFA mixtures representing possible compositions from fibre fermentation products were studied for protective and reparative effects on intestinal barrier function...
February 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170428/comparative-study-on-the-in-vitro-effects-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-seaweed-alginates-on-human-gut-microbiota
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Shaofeng Bai, Huahai Chen, Liying Zhu, Wei Liu, Hongwei D Yu, Xin Wang, Yeshi Yin
Alginates pertain to organic polysaccharides that have been extensively used in food- and medicine-related industries. The present study obtained alginates from an alginate overproducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 mutant by screening transposon mutagenesis libraries. The interaction between bacterial and seaweed alginates and gut microbiota were further studied by using an in vitro batch fermentation system. Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) analysis indicated that both bacterial and seaweed alginates can be completely degraded by fecal bacteria isolated from study volunteers, indicating that a minor structural difference between bacterial and seaweed alginates (O-acetylation and lack of G-G blocks) didn't affect the digestion of alginates by human microbiota...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167944/intestinal-dysbiosis-is-associated-with-altered-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-serum-free-fatty-acids-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Javier Rodríguez-Carrio, Patricia López, Borja Sánchez, Sonia González, Miguel Gueimonde, Abelardo Margolles, Clara G de Los Reyes-Gavilán, Ana Suárez
Metabolic impairments are a frequent hallmark of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Increased serum levels of free fatty acids (FFA) are commonly found in these patients, although the underlying causes remain elusive. Recently, it has been suggested that factors other than inflammation or clinical features may be involved. The gut microbiota is known to influence the host metabolism, the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) playing a potential role. Taking into account that lupus patients exhibit an intestinal dysbiosis, we wondered whether altered FFA levels may be associated with the intestinal microbial composition in lupus patients...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128649/effect-of-vancomycin-tylosin-and-chlortetracycline-on-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-colonization-of-broiler-chickens-during-grow-out
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Michael E Hume, Curtis J Donskey
Broiler chickens may serve as reservoirs for human colonization by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). We examined the effects of vancomycin and two commonly used antimicrobial feed additives on VRE colonization in broiler chickens during grow-out. Chicks received unsupplemented feed or feed containing vancomycin, chlortetracycline, or tylosin from day of hatch to grow-out at 6 weeks. At 3 days of age, chicks received by crop gavage 10(7) colony-forming units (CFUs) of a human or poultry VRE isolate. Cecal contents were monitored weekly for VRE, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and bacterial denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) profile methods...
January 27, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126594/microbiome-remodeling-via-the-montmorillonite-adsorption-excretion-axis-prevents-obesity-related-metabolic-disorders
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Pengfei Xu, Fan Hong, Jialin Wang, Yusheng Cong, Shu Dai, Sheng Wang, Jing Wang, Xi Jin, Fang Wang, Jin Liu, Yonggong Zhai
Obesity and its related metabolic disorders are closely correlated with gut dysbiosis. Montmorillonite is a common medicine used to treat diarrhea. We have previously found that dietary lipid adsorbent-montmorillonite (DLA-M) has an unexpected role in preventing obesity. The aim of this study was to further investigate whether DLA-M regulates intestinal absorption and gut microbiota to prevent obesity-related metabolic disorders. Here, we show that DLA-M absorbs free fatty acids (FFA) and endotoxins in vitro and in vivo...
January 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117694/wheat-bran-does-not-affect-postprandial-plasma-short-chain-fatty-acids-from-13-c-inulin-fermentation-in-healthy-subjects
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Lise Deroover, Joran Verspreet, Anja Luypaerts, Greet Vandermeulen, Christophe M Courtin, Kristin Verbeke
Wheat bran (WB) is a constituent of whole grain products with beneficial effects for human health. Within the human colon, such insoluble particles may be colonized by specific microbial teams which can stimulate cross-feeding, leading to a more efficient carbohydrate fermentation and an increased butyrate production. We investigated the extent to which WB fractions with different properties affect the fermentation of other carbohydrates in the colon. Ten healthy subjects performed four test days, during which they consumed a standard breakfast supplemented with 10 g (13)C-inulin...
January 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115029/maternal-short-chain-fructo-oligosaccharide-supplementation-increases-intestinal-cytokine-secretion-goblet-cell-number-butyrate-concentration-and-lawsonia-intracellularis-humoral-vaccine-response-in-weaned-pigs
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Cindy Le Bourgot, Laurence Le Normand, Michèle Formal, Frédérique Respondek, Sophie Blat, Emmanuelle Apper, Stéphanie Ferret-Bernard, Isabelle Le Huërou-Luron
Prebiotic supplementation modulates immune system development and function. However, less is known about the effects of maternal prebiotic consumption on offspring intestinal defences and immune system responsiveness. We investigated the effects of maternal short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide (scFOS) supplementation on mucin-secreting cells, ileal secretory IgA and cytokine secretion of weaned offspring and their humoral response to an oral vaccine against obligate intracellular Lawsonia intracellularis. Sows were fed a control diet (CTRL) or scFOS-supplemented diet during the last third of gestation and throughout lactation...
January 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109059/maintaining-stability-of-the-rumen-ecosystem-is-associated-with-changes-of-microbial-composition-and-epithelial-tlr-signaling
#15
Hong Shen, Zhan Chen, Zanming Shen, Zhongyan Lu
We used the goat as a model to study the effects of rumen microbial composition and epithelial TLR signaling on maintaining rumen stability during exogenous butyrate interference. Six cannulated goats received a rapid intraruminal infusion of 0.1 mol/L potassium phosphate buffer with (BT, n = 3) or without (CO, n = 3) 0.3 g/kg·BW·day sodium butyrate for 28 days. The ruminal pH and the concentration of total SCFA were not affected by the interference. 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing revealed a change in microbial composition after the butyrate infusion...
January 21, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107445/beta-glucans-supplementation-associates-with-reduction-in-p-cresyl-sulfate-levels-and-improved-endothelial-vascular-reactivity-in-healthy-individuals
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Carmela Cosola, Maria De Angelis, Maria Teresa Rocchetti, Eustacchio Montemurno, Valentina Maranzano, Giuseppe Dalfino, Carlo Manno, Annapaola Zito, Michele Gesualdo, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Marco Gobbetti, Loreto Gesualdo
BACKGROUND: Oat and barley beta-glucans are prebiotic fibers known for their cholesterol-lowering activity, but their action on the human gut microbiota metabolism is still under research. Although the induction of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) following their ingestion has previously been reported, no study has investigated their effects on proteolytic uremic toxins p-cresyl sulfate (pCS) and indoxyl sulfate (IS) levels, while others have failed to demonstrate an effect on the endothelial function measured through flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100682/diet-derived-short-chain-fatty-acids-stimulate-intestinal-epithelial-cells-to-induce-mucosal-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells
#17
Gera Goverse, Rosalie Molenaar, Laurence Macia, Jian Tan, Martje N Erkelens, Tanja Konijn, Marlene Knippenberg, Emma C L Cook, Diana Hanekamp, Marc Veldhoen, Anita Hartog, Guus Roeselers, Charles R Mackay, Reina E Mebius
The gastrointestinal tract is continuously exposed to many environmental factors that influence intestinal epithelial cells and the underlying mucosal immune system. In this article, we demonstrate that dietary fiber and short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) induced the expression of the vitamin A-converting enzyme RALDH1 in intestinal epithelial cells in vivo and in vitro, respectively. Furthermore, our data showed that the expression levels of RALDH1 in small intestinal epithelial cells correlated with the activity of vitamin A-converting enzymes in mesenteric lymph node dendritic cells, along with increased numbers of intestinal regulatory T cells and a higher production of luminal IgA...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095842/cactus-opuntia-humifusa-water-extract-ameliorates-loperamide-induced-constipation-in-rats
#18
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/28091678/pepsin-egg-white-hydrolysate-modulates-gut-microbiota-in-zucker-obese-rats
#19
Teresa Requena, Marta Miguel, Marta Garcés-Rimón, M Carmen Martínez-Cuesta, Rosina López-Fandiño, Carmen Peláez
There is limited information that relates the intake of food-derived bioactive peptides and the gut microbiota. We have previously described a pepsin hydrolysate of egg white (EWH) that ameliorates fat accumulation and dyslipidemia, while reducing oxidative stress and inflammation markers in obese Zucker rats. The aim of this study was to associate the beneficial effects of EWH with gut microbiota changes in these animals. Obese Zucker rats received daily 750 mg kg(-1) EWH in drinking water for 12 weeks and faeces were analysed for microbial composition and metabolic compounds in comparison with Zucker lean rats and obese controls...
January 16, 2017: Food & Function
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), predominantly 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 bacterium, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. Using a subcutaneous model to generate a mono, isolated infection of A...
January 9, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
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