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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821162/oral-administration-of-thymoquinone-mitigates-the-effect-of-cisplatin-on-brush-border-membrane-enzymes-energy-metabolism-and-antioxidant-system-in-rat-intestine
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Faaiza Shahid, Zeba Farooqui, Subuhi Abidi, Iqbal Parwez, Farah Khan
Cisplatin (CP) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent that elicits severe gastrointestinal toxicity. Nigella sativa, a member of family Ranunculaceae, is one of the most revered medicinal plant known for its numerous health benefits. Thymoquinone (TQ), a major bioactive component derived from the volatile oil of Nigella sativa seeds, has been shown to improve gastrointestinal functions in animal models of acute gastric/intestinal injury. In view of this, the aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of TQ on CP induced toxicity in rat intestine and to elucidate the mechanism underlying these effects...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813122/morphological-alterations-in-the-jejunal-mucosa-of-aged-rats-and-the-possible-protective-role-of-green-tea
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Zeinab Abel-Rehim Hassan, Agata Zauszkiewicz-Pawlak, Shaimaa A Abdelrahman, Sami Algaidi, Maha Desouky, Sally M Shalaby
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal disorders become more prevalent with ageing. This study is aimed to describe morphological changes that occur in the jejunal mucosa of male albino rats as a result of ageing and the protective effect of green tea supplements. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experiment was performed on sixty rats: thirty young-adult (6-month old, body mass 200-220 g) and thirty old (24-month-old, body mass 220-260 g) animals. Each group was further divided into two subgroups (n = 15 each): control rats and green tea-treated rats that received 1...
August 16, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804725/meprin-metalloprotease-deficiency-associated-with-higher-mortality-rates-and-more-severe-diabetic-kidney-injury-in-mice-with-stz-induced-type-1-diabetes
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John E Bylander, Faihaa Ahmed, Sabena M Conley, Jean-Marie Mwiza, Elimelda Moige Ongeri
Meprins are membrane-bound and secreted metalloproteinases consisting of α and/or β subunits that are highly expressed in kidney epithelial cells and are differentially expressed in podocytes and leukocytes (macrophages and monocytes). Several studies have implicated meprins in the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) and fibrosis-associated kidney disease. However, the mechanisms by which meprins modulate DN are not understood. To delineate the role of meprins in DN, we subjected meprin αβ knockout (αβKO) mice and their wild-type (WT) counterparts to streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794894/swine-enteric-colibacillosis-diagnosis-therapy-and-antimicrobial-resistance
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REVIEW
Andrea Luppi
Intestinal infection with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important disease in swine resulting in significant economic losses. Knowledge about the epidemiology, the diagnostic approach and methods of control are of fundamental importance to tackle the disease. The ETEC causing neonatal colibacillosis mostly carry the fimbriae F4 (k88), F5 (k99), F6 (987P) or F41, while the ETEC of post-weaning diarrhoea carry the fimbriae F4 (k88) and F18. These fimbriae adhere to specific receptors on porcine intestinal brush border epithelial cells (enterocytes), starting the process of enteric infection...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782511/transgenic-cotton-coexpressing-vip3a-and-cry1ac-has-a-broad-insecticidal-spectrum-against-lepidopteran-pests
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Wen-Bo Chen, Guo-Qing Lu, Hong-Mei Cheng, Chen-Xi Liu, Yu-Tao Xiao, Chao Xu, Zhi-Cheng Shen, Kong-Ming Wu
Although farmers in China have grown transgenic Bt-Cry1Ac cotton to resist the major pest Helicoverpa armigera since 1997 with great success, many secondary lepidopteran pests that are tolerant to Cry1Ac are now reported to cause considerable economic damage. Vip3AcAa, a chimeric protein with the N-terminal part of Vip3Ac and the C-terminal part of Vip3Aa, has a broad insecticidal spectrum against lepidopteran pests and has no cross resistance to Cry1Ac. In the present study, we tested insecticidal activities of Vip3AcAa against Spodoptera litura, Spodoptera exigua, and Agrotis ipsilon, which are relatively tolerant to Cry1Ac proteins...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771713/epa-blocks-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inhibition-of-sugar-uptake-in-caco-2-cells-via-gpr120-and-ampk
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Rosa Castilla-Madrigal, Jaione Barrenetxe, María J Moreno-Aliaga, María Pilar Lostao
The aim of the present work was to investigate in Caco-2 cells whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, could block the inhibitory effect of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) on sugar transport, and identify the intracellular signaling pathways involved. After pre-incubation of the Caco-2 cells with TNF-α and EPA for 1 h, EPA prevented the inhibitory effect of the cytokine on α-methyl-D-glucose (αMG) uptake (15 min) and on SGLT1 expression at the brush border membrane, measured by Western blot...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754012/intra-amniotic-administration-gallus-gallus-of-cicer-arietinum-and-lens-culinaris-prebiotics-extracts-and-duck-egg-white-peptides-affects-calcium-status-and-intestinal-functionality
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Tao Hou, Nikolai Kolba, Raymond P Glahn, Elad Tako
Calcium (Ca) is one of the most abundant inorganic elements in the human body and has many important physiological roles. Prebiotics and bioactive peptides are two important substances used to promote calcium uptake. However, the difference in mechanisms of the calcium uptake from these two supplements is not clear. By using the Gallus gallus model and the intra-amniotic administration procedure, the aim of this study was to investigate whether Ca status, intestinal functionality, and health-promoting bacterial populations were affected by prebiotics extracted from chickpea and lentil, and duck egg white peptides (DPs)...
July 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724787/disrupted-apical-exocytosis-of-cargo-vesicles-causes-enteropathy-in-fhl5-patients-with-munc18-2-mutations
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Georg F Vogel, Jorik M van Rijn, Iris M Krainer, Andreas R Janecke, Carsten Posovzsky, Marta Cohen, Claire Searle, Prevost Jantchou, Johanna C Escher, Natalie Patey, Ernest Cutz, Thomas Müller, Sabine Middendorp, Michael W Hess, Lukas A Huber
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis 5 (FHL5) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in STXBP2, coding for Munc18-2, which is required for SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. FHL5 causes hematologic and gastrointestinal symptoms characterized by chronic enteropathy that is reminiscent of microvillus inclusion disease (MVID). However, the molecular pathophysiology of FHL5-associated diarrhea is poorly understood. Five FHL5 patients, including four previously unreported patients, were studied...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720662/proximal-tubule-apical-endocytosis-is-modulated-by-fluid-shear-stress-via-an-mtor-dependent-pathway
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Kimberly R Long, Katherine E Shipman, Youssef Rbaibi, Elizabeth V Menshikova, Vladimir B Ritov, Megan L Eshbach, Yu Jiang, Edwin K Jackson, Catherine J Baty, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the proximal tubule (PT) have unique membrane specializations that are required to maintain the high capacity ion transport and endocytic functions of this nephron segment. PT cells in vivo acutely regulate ion transport in response to changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to maintain glomerulotubular balance. PT cells in culture upregulate endocytic capacity in response to acute changes in fluid shear stress (FSS); however it is not known whether GFR modulates PT endocytosis to enable maximally efficient uptake of filtered proteins in vivo Here we show that cells cultured under continuous FSS develop an expanded apical endocytic pathway as well as increased endocytic capacity and lysosomal biogenesis...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720151/supplementation-with-lactobacillus-paracasei-or-pediococcus-pentosaceus-does-not-prevent-diarrhoea-in-neonatal-pigs-infected-with-escherichia-coli-f18
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Anders D Andersen, Malene S Cilieborg, Charlotte Lauridsen, Anne Louise Mørkbak, Per Torp Sangild
Infectious diarrhoea is a worldwide problem in newborns. Optimal bacterial colonisation may enhance gut maturation and protect against pathogenic bacteria after birth. We hypothesised that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) administration prevents pathogen-induced diarrhoea in formula-fed newborns. Newborn caesarean-delivered, colostrum-deprived term piglets on parenteral nutrition for the first 15 h, were used as models for sensitive newborn infants. A commercially available probiotic strain, Lactobacillus paracasei F19 (LAP, 2·6×108 colony-forming units (CFU)/kg per d) and a novel LAB isolate, Pediococcus pentosaceus (PEP, 1·3×1010 CFU/kg per d), were administered for 5 d with or without inoculation of the porcine pathogen, Escherichia coli F18 (F18, 1010 CFU/d)...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705634/crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-of-helicoverpa-armigera-with-mutations-of-an-abc-transporter-gene-haabca2-confers-resistance-to-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry2a-toxins
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Jing Wang, Huidong Wang, Shaoyan Liu, Laipan Liu, Wee Tek Tay, Thomas K Walsh, Yihua Yang, Yidong Wu
High levels of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab have been identified to be genetically linked with loss of function mutations of an ABC transporter gene (ABCA2) in two lepidopteran insects, Helicoverpa armigera and Helicoverpa punctigera. To further confirm the causal relationship between the ABCA2 gene (HaABCA2) and Cry2Ab resistance in H. armigera, two HaABCA2 knockout strains were created from the susceptible SCD strain with the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system. One strain (SCD-A2KO1) is homozygous for a 2-bp deletion in exon 2 of HaABCA2 created by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ)...
August 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704336/plasmatic-villin-1-is-a-novel-in-vivo-marker-of-proximal-tubular-cell-injury-during-renal-ischemia-reperfusion
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Jean-Paul Decuypere, Laurens J Ceulemans, Tine Wylin, Martinet Wim, Diethard Monbaliu, Jacques Pirenne, Ina Jochmans
BACKGROUND: Early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI), a common condition with a high mortality risk, can be facilitated by specific and reliable biomarkers. Villin 1, a protein typically found in the brush borders of proximal tubular cells, has been detected in urine of patients with AKI, but its possible release in plasma remains unexplored. METHODS: We measured the presence of villin 1 by immunohistochemistry on kidney sections and by Western blotting in plasma samples from rats subjected to renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, pigs subjected to renal transplantation and liver transplantation patients that developed AKI...
July 13, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688300/herbicide-and-insect-resistant-bt-cotton-pollen-assessment-finds-no-detrimental-effects-on-adult-honey-bees
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Lin Niu, Weihua Ma, Chaoliang Lei, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, Lizhen Chen
One important concern regarding the use of transgenic cotton expressing insecticidal toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is its potential detrimental effect on non-target organisms. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most important pollinator species worldwide and it is directly exposed to transgenic crops by the consumption of genetically modified (GM) pollen. However, the potential effects of Bt cotton on A. mellifera remain unclear. In the present study, we assessed the effects of two Bt cotton varieties; ZMSJ expressing the Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab insecticidal proteins, and ZMKCKC producing Cry1Ac and EPSPS, on A...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637475/uptake-of-label-free-graphene-oxide-by-caco-2-cells-is-dependent-on-the-cell-differentiation-status
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Melanie Kucki, Liliane Diener, Nils Bohmer, Cordula Hirsch, Harald F Krug, Vincenzo Palermo, Peter Wick
BACKGROUND: Understanding the interaction of graphene-related materials (GRM) with human cells is a key to the assessment of their potential risks for human health. There is a knowledge gap regarding the potential uptake of GRM by human intestinal cells after unintended ingestion. Therefore the aim of our study was to investigate the interaction of label-free graphene oxide (GO) with the intestinal cell line Caco-2 in vitro and to shed light on the influence of the cell phenotype given by the differentiation status on cellular uptake behaviour...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634114/peanut-digestome-identification-of-digestion-resistant-ige-binding-peptides
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Luigia Di Stasio, Gianluca Picariello, Mariantonietta Mongiello, Rita Nocerino, Roberto Berni Canani, Simona Bavaro, Linda Monaci, Pasquale Ferranti, Gianfranco Mamone
Stability to proteolytic degradation in the digestive tract is considered a general feature shared by most food allergens. Current digestibility models exclusively utilize purified allergen proteins, neglecting the relevant effects of matrix that occur for foodstuff systems. In the present study, we investigated digestion stability of the major peanut allergens directly in the natural matrix using an in vitro static model that simulates the gastrointestinal digestion including the oral, gastric, duodenal and intestinal (brush border membrane enzymes) phases...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623231/cry6aa1-a-bacillus-thuringiensis-nematocidal-and-insecticidal-toxin-forms-pores-in-planar-lipid-bilayers-at-extremely-low-concentrations-and-without-the-need-of-proteolytic-processing
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Eva Fortea, Vincent Lemieux, Léna Potvin, Vimbai Chikwana, Samantha Griffin, Timothy Hey, David McCaskill, Kenneth Narva, Sek Yee Tan, Xiaoping Xu, Vincent Vachon, Jean-Louis Schwartz
Cry6Aa1 is a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin active against nematodes and corn rootworm insects. Its 3D molecular structure, which has been recently elucidated, is unique among those known for other Bt toxins. Typical three-domain Bt toxins permeabilize receptor-free planar lipid bilayers (PLBs) by forming pores at doses in the 1-50 μg/ml range. Solubilization and proteolytic activation are necessary steps for PLB permeabilization. In contrast to other Bt toxins, Cry6Aa1 formed pores in receptor-free bilayers at doses as low as 200 pg/ml in a wide range of pH (5...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617070/oral-subchronic-exposure-to-silver-nanoparticles-causes-renal-damage-through-apoptotic-impairment-and-necrotic-cell-death
#17
Ratnakar Tiwari, Radha Dutt Singh, Hafizurrahman Khan, Siddhartha Gangopadhyay, Sandeep Mittal, Vikas Singh, Nidhi Arjaria, Jai Shankar, Somendu Kumar Roy, Dhirendra Singh, Vikas Srivastava
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are one of the most widely used nanomaterials. Following oral exposure, AgNPs can accumulate in various organs including kidneys where they show gender specific accumulation. There is limited information on their effect on renal system following long-term animal exposure especially at the ultramicroscopic and molecular level. In this study, we have assessed the effect of 60 days oral AgNPs treatment on kidneys of female Wistar rats at doses of 50 ppm and 200 ppm that are below previously reported lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL)...
July 4, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603839/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l-lam-in-broiler-diets
#18
J Pandi, P Glatz, R Forder, B Komolong, K Chousalkar
Cereal grains such as maize and wheat are used extensively in feed formulations for poultry as the primary source of carbohydrates. High cost of these grains in many developing countries necessitates the evaluation of other ingredients that are grown locally. Sweet potato is one such crop. The study was conducted as a proof of concept experiment to test the hypothesis that in the presence and absence of enzyme, sweet potato roots when included in diets of broiler chickens may affect the total metabolisable energy content of the diets which may exert certain influences on dry matter digestibility of these diets as well as impacting on production and certain gut parameters...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596241/disruption-of-rab8a-and-rab11a-causes-formation-of-basolateral-microvilli-in-neonatal-enteropathy
#19
Qiang Feng, Edward M Bonder, Amy C Engevik, Lanjing Zhang, Matthew J Tyska, James R Goldenring, Nan Gao
Misplaced formation of microvilli to basolateral domains and intracellular inclusions in enterocytes are pathognomonic features in congenital enteropathy associated with STX3 mutation. While the demonstrated binding of Myo5b to the Rab8a and Rab11a small GTPases in vitro implicates cytoskeleton-dependent membrane sorting, the mechanisms underlying the microvillar location defect remain unclear. By selective or combinatory disruption of Rab8a and Rab11a membrane traffic in vivo, we demonstrate that transport of distinct cargo to the apical brush-border rely on either individual or both Rab regulators, whereas certain basolateral cargos are redundantly transported by both factors...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586546/a-bioartificial-environment-for-kidney-epithelial-cells-based-on-a-supramolecular-polymer-basement-membrane-mimic-and-an-organotypical-culture-system
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Björne B Mollet, Iven L J Bogaerts, Geert C van Almen, Patricia Y W Dankers
Renal applications in healthcare, such as renal replacement therapies and nephrotoxicity tests, could potentially benefit from bioartificial kidney membranes with fully differentiated and functional human tubular epithelial cells. A replacement of the natural environment of these cells is required to maintain and study cell functionality cell differentiation in vitro. Our approach was based on synthetic supramolecular biomaterials to mimic the natural basement membrane (BM) on which these cells grow and a bioreactor to provide the desired organotypical culture parameters...
June 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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