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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424943/intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-attenuates-alcohol-induced-hepatosteatosis-in-mice
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Sulaiman R Hamarneh, Byeong-Moo Kim, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sara A Morrison, Tyler J Tantillo, Qingsong Tao, Mussa M Rafat Mohamed, Juan M Ramirez, Aaron Karas, Wei Liu, Dong Hu, Abeba Teshager, Sarah Shireen Gul, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Atul K Bhan, Madhu S Malo, Michael Y Choi, Richard A Hodin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bacterially derived factors from the gut play a major role in the activation of inflammatory pathways in the liver and in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. The intestinal brush-border enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) detoxifies a variety of bacterial pro-inflammatory factors and also functions to preserve gut barrier function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether oral IAP supplementation could protect against alcohol-induced liver disease...
April 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419670/sglt2-and-sglt1-renal-expression-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Anna Solini, Chiara Rossi, Chiara Maria Mazzanti, Agnese Proietti, Hermann Koepsell, Ele Ferrannini
AIMS: The notion of an increased expression of SGLT2 in the kidney of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is based on a single ex vivo study of tubular cells harvested from the urine. DESIGN AND METHODS: We measured SGLT2 and SGLT1 expression in unaffected renal tissue from 19 T2DM patients and 20 age- and eGFR-matched nondiabetic subjects (CT) undergoing unilateral nephrectomy. Expression of SGLT2 and SGLT1 - and their cognate basolateral transporters GLUT2 and GLUT1 - was quantified by real-time and digital PCR; an affinity-purified antibody against human SGLT2 was used localize SGLT2 by immunohistochemistry...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419499/periodontitis-changes-renal-structures-by-oxidative-stress-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Luiz Felipe de Carvalho França, Any Carolina Cardoso Guimarães Vasconcelos, Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Even Herlany Pereira Alves, Joaquina Dos Santos Carvalho, David Di Lenardo, Luan Kelves Miranda de Souza, André Luiz Dos Reis Barbosa, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Jefferson Soares de Oliveira, Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether experimental periodontitis cause changes to the renal tissues and imbalance in oxidative stress in kidneys. METHODS: Twenty-two female Wistar rats were separated into two groups: control and periodontitis. We assessed the following parameters: gingival bleeding index (GBI), tooth mobility, gum malondialdehyde (MDA), myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, probing pocket depth (PPD), alveolar bone loss (ABL) for periodontal tissues; histomorphometric measures associated with renal corpuscle and histopathological aspects (evaluation of brush border) for kidneys; as also blood and urine biomarkers...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407399/abnormal-rab11-rab8-vesicles-cluster-in-enterocytes-of-patients-with-microvillus-inclusion-disease
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Georg F Vogel, Andreas R Janecke, Iris M Krainer, Karin Gutleben, Barbara Witting, Sally G Mitton, Sahar Mansour, Antje Ballauff, Joseph T Roland, Amy C Engevik, Ernest Cutz, Thomas Müller, James R Goldenring, Lukas A Huber, Michael W Hess
Microvillus Inclusion Disease (MVID) is a congenital enteropathy characterized by accumulation of vesiculo-tubular endomembranes in the subapical cytoplasm of enterocytes, historically termed "secretory granules". However, neither their identity nor pathophysiological significance is well defined. Using immunoelectron microscopy and tomography we studied biopsies from MVID patients (3x Myosin 5b mutations, 1x Syntaxin3 mutation) and compared them to controls and genome-edited CaCo2 cell models, harboring relevant mutations...
April 13, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398070/psychosocial-factors-and-oral-health-practices-of-preschool-aged-children-a-qualitative-study-with-hispanic-mothers
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T L Finlayson, N Y Beltran, K Becerra
OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study sought to gain an in-depth understanding of Hispanic mother's parenting experiences and perceptions about select psychosocial factors. How psychosocial factors influence mothers' engagement in recommended oral health-related behaviors for their preschool-aged children (3-5 years) was explored. Psychosocial resources and barriers explored included maternal knowledge about children's oral health, beliefs such as perceived self-efficacy and health locus of control, and parenting experience and stress...
April 11, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389549/identification-of-holotrichia-oblita-midgut-proteins-that-bind-to-cry8-like-toxin-from-bacillus-thuringiensis-and-assembling-of-h-oblita-midgut-tissue-transcriptome
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Jian Jiang, Ying Huang, Changlong Shu, Mario Soberón, Alejandra Bravo, Chunqing Liu, Fuping Song, Jinsheng Lai, Jie Zhang
The Bacillus thuringiensis strain HBF-18 (CGMCC2070), containing two cry genes (cry8-like and cry8Ga), is toxic to Holotrichia oblita larvae. Both Cry8-like and Cry8Ga proteins are active against this insect pest, while Cry8-like is the more toxic protein. To analyze the binding characteristics of Cry8-like and Cry8Ga proteins to brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) in H. oblita larvae, binding assays were conducted with a fluorescent DyLight488-labeled Cry8-like toxin. Results of binding saturation assays demonstrated that Cry8-like binds specifically to binding sites on BBMV from H...
April 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384248/acute-oral-dose-of-sodium-nitrite-induces-redox-imbalance-dna-damage-metabolic-and-histological-changes-in-rat-intestine
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Fariheen Aisha Ansari, Shaikh Nisar Ali, Hussain Arif, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Riaz Mahmood
Industrialization and unchecked use of nitrate/nitrite salts for various purposes has increased human exposure to high levels of sodium nitrite (NaNO2) which can act as a pro-oxidant and pro-carcinogen. Oral exposure makes the gastrointestinal tract particularly susceptible to nitrite toxicity. In this work, the effect of administration of a single acute oral dose of NaNO2 on rat intestine was studied. Animals were randomly divided into four groups and given single doses of 20, 40, 60 and 75 mg NaNO2/kg body weight...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368302/mtase-domain-of-dendrolimus-punctatus-cypovirus-vp3-mediates-virion-attachment-and-interacts-with-host-alp-protein
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Lan Su, Congrui Xu, Chuangang Cheng, Chengfeng Lei, Xiulian Sun
Dendrolimus punctatus cypovirus (DpCPV) is an important pathogen of D. punctatus, but little is known about the mechanisms of DpCPV infection. Here, we investigated the effects of VP3, VP4 and VP5 structural proteins on the viral invasion. Both the C-terminal of VP3 (methyltransferase (MTase) domain) and VP4 (A-spike) bound to Spodoptera exigua midgut brush border membrane vesicles (BBMVs) in a dose-dependent manner, and the binding was inhibited by purified DpCPV virions. Importantly, anti-MTase and anti-VP4 antibodies inhibited viral binding to S...
April 1, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365118/effect-of-increasing-the-proportion-of-dietary-concentrate-on-gastrointestinal-tract-measurements-and-brush-border-enzyme-activity-in-holstein-steers
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P Górka, B L Schurmann, M E Walpole, A Błońska, S Li, J C Plaizier, Z M Kowalski, G B Penner
The aim of this study was to determine the time course for adaptation of the reticulo-rumen, omasum, abomasum, and small intestine in response to an abrupt increase in the proportion of grain in the diet. Adaptive responses include tissue and digesta mass, small intestinal length, and brush border enzyme activity in the duodenum, proximal jejunum, and ileum. Twenty-five Holstein steers (213 ± 23 kg; 5 to 7 mo of age) were blocked by body weight, and within block were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 treatments: the control diet (CTRL; 92% chopped grass hay and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement on a dry matter basis) or a moderate grain diet (MGD; 50% chopped grass hay, 42% rolled barley grain, and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement) that was fed for 3 (MGD3), 7 (MGD7), 14 (MGD14), or 21 d (MGD21)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365112/a-mechanistic-model-of-small-intestinal-starch-digestion-and-glucose-uptake-in-the-cow
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J A N Mills, J France, J L Ellis, L A Crompton, A Bannink, M D Hanigan, J Dijkstra
The high contribution of postruminal starch digestion (up to 50%) to total-tract starch digestion on energy-dense, starch-rich diets demands that limitations to small intestinal starch digestion be identified. A mechanistic model of the small intestine was described and evaluated with regard to its ability to simulate observations from abomasal carbohydrate infusions in the dairy cow. The 7 state variables represent starch, oligosaccharide, glucose, and pancreatic amylase in the intestinal lumen, oligosaccharide and glucose in the unstirred water layer at the intestinal wall, and intracellular glucose of the enterocyte...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364809/influence-of-ephestia-kuehniella-stage-larvae-on-the-potency-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1aa-delta-endotoxin
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Nouha Abdelmalek, Sameh Sellami, Mireille Kallassy-Awad, Molka Feki Tounsi, Abdelkrim Mebarkia, Slim Tounsi, Souad Rouis
The economically important crop pest Ephestia kuehniella was tested at two stages of larval development for susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Aa toxin. Bioassays showed that toxicity decreased during the development of larvae stage. In fact, Cry1Aa toxins from BNS3-Cry(-) (pHT-cry1Aa) showed low toxicity against the first-instar larvae (L1) with a LC50 value of about 421.02μg/g of diet and was not toxic against the fifth-instar (L5), comparing to the BLB1 toxins used as positive control which represent a LC50 value of about 56...
April 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363958/toxicity-and-binding-studies-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ac-cry1f-cry1c-and-cry2a-proteins-in-the-soybean-pests-anticarsia-gemmatalis-and-chrysodeixis-pseudoplusia-includens
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Yolanda Bel, Joel J Sheets, Sek Yee Tan, Kenneth E Narva, Baltasar Escriche
Anticarsia gemmatalis (velvetbean caterpillar) and Chrysodeixis includens (soybean looper, formerly named Pseudoplusia includens) are two important defoliating insects of soybean. Both lepidopteran pests are controlled mainly with synthetic insecticides. Alternative control strategies such as biopesticides based on the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins or transgenic plants expressing Bt toxins can be used and are increasingly being adopted. Studies on the insect susceptibility and mode of action of the different Bt toxins are crucial to determine management strategies to control the pests and to delay outbreaks of insect resistance...
March 31, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360852/self-organized-behavior-generation-for-musculoskeletal-robots
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Ralf Der, Georg Martius
With the accelerated development of robot technologies, control becomes one of the central themes of research. In traditional approaches, the controller, by its internal functionality, finds appropriate actions on the basis of specific objectives for the task at hand. While very successful in many applications, self-organized control schemes seem to be favored in large complex systems with unknown dynamics or which are difficult to model. Reasons are the expected scalability, robustness, and resilience of self-organizing systems...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348063/long-term-endothelin-a-receptor-antagonism-provides-robust-renal-protection-in-humanized-sickle-cell-disease-mice
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Malgorzata Kasztan, Brandon M Fox, Joshua S Speed, Carmen De Miguel, Eman Y Gohar, Tim M Townes, Abdullah Kutlar, Jennifer S Pollock, David M Pollock
Sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated nephropathy is a major source of morbidity and mortality in patients because of the lack of efficacious treatments targeting renal manifestations of the disease. Here, we describe a long-term treatment strategy with the selective endothelin-A receptor (ETA) antagonist, ambrisentan, designed to interfere with the development of nephropathy in a humanized mouse model of SCD. Ambrisentan preserved GFR at the level of nondisease controls and prevented the development of proteinuria, albuminuria, and nephrinuria...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335485/intra-amniotic-administration-of-raffinose-and-stachyose-affects-the-intestinal-brush-border-functionality-and-alters-gut-microflora-populations
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Sarina Pacifici, Jaehong Song, Cathy Zhang, Qiaoye Wang, Raymond P Glahn, Nikolai Kolba, Elad Tako
This study investigates the effectiveness of two types of prebiotics-stachyose and raffinose-which are present in staple food crops that are widely consumed in regions where dietary Fe deficiency is a health concern. The hypothesis is that these prebiotics will improve Fe status, intestinal functionality, and increase health-promoting bacterial populations in vivo (Gallus gallus). By using the intra-amniotic administration procedure, prebiotic treatment solutions were injected in ovo (day 17 of embryonic incubation) with varying concentrations of a 1...
March 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327568/aminopeptidase-n1-is-involved-in-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ac-toxicity-in-the-beet-armyworm-spodoptera-exigua
#16
Lin Qiu, Songhe Cui, Lang Liu, Boyao Zhang, Weihua Ma, Xiaoping Wang, Chaoliang Lei, Lizhen Chen
Understanding how insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) interact with their hosts is crucial to fully explain the molecular bases of Bt specificity and insecticidal activity. Previous studies support ATP binding cassette transporters (ABCC2/3) and one cadherin-like protein are Cry1Ac functional receptors in the beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua). In this study, a combined one-dimensional gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting approach identified aminopeptidase N (APNs) as putative Cry1Ac binding proteins in the midgut brush border membrane of S...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316376/the-role-of-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-inflammatory-disorders-of-gastrointestinal-tract
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Jan Bilski, Agnieszka Mazur-Bialy, Dagmara Wojcik, Janina Zahradnik-Bilska, Bartosz Brzozowski, Marcin Magierowski, Tomasz Mach, Katarzyna Magierowska, Tomasz Brzozowski
Over the past few years, the role of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) as a crucial mucosal defence factor essential for maintaining gut homeostasis has been established. IAP is an important apical brush border enzyme expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and secreted both into the intestinal lumen and into the bloodstream. IAP exerts its effects through dephosphorylation of proinflammatory molecules including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), flagellin, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) released from cells during stressful events...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315445/evaluation-of-pept1-transport-of-food-derived-antihypertensive-peptides-ile-pro-pro-and-leu-lys-pro-using-in-vitro-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-transport-models
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John P Gleeson, David J Brayden, Sinéad M Ryan
Ile-Pro-Pro (IPP) and Leu-Lys-Pro (LKP) are food-derived antihypertensive peptides which inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and may have potential to attenuate hypertension. There is debate over their mechanism of uptake across small intestinal epithelia, but paracellular and PepT1 carrier-mediated uptake are thought to be important routes. The aim of this study was to determine their routes of intestinal permeability using in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo intestinal models. The presence of an apical side pH of 6...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302370/the-lipid-5-phoshatase-ship2-controls-renal-brush-border-ultrastructure-and-function-by-regulating-the-activation-of-erm-proteins
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Sufyan G Sayyed, François Jouret, Marjorie Vermeersch, David Pérez-Morga, Stéphane Schurmans
The microvillus brush border on the renal proximal tubule epithelium allows the controlled reabsorption of solutes that are filtered through the glomerulus and thus participates in general body homeostasis. Here, using the lipid 5-phosphatase Ship2 global knockout mice, proximal tubule-specific Ship2 knockout mice, and a proximal tubule cell model in which SHIP2 is inactivated, we show that SHIP2 is a negative regulator of microvilli formation, thereby controlling solute reabsorption by the proximal tubule...
March 13, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295534/mucin-rich-variant-of-traditional-serrated-adenoma-mrtsa-a-distinct-morphological-variant
#20
Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Stefano Serra, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Richard Colling, Lai Mun Wang, Runjan Chetty
Traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) account for 5% of serrated polyps, have villiform architecture, eosinophilic cells with a brush border and indented, flat-topped luminal serrations. However, some are composed of mucin-filled goblet cells (GC): a mucin-rich variant (MrTSA). The aim of this study was to determine if this variant has unique features compared to classic TSA (cTSA). 156 TSAs were retrieved from 2010-2016. Patient demographics, site of polyps, and 16 microscopic variables, were evaluated. TSAs containing 50% or more GCs were classified as MrTSAs...
March 13, 2017: Histopathology
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