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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098291/investigation-into-the-bioavailability-of-milk-protein-derived-peptides-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitory-activity-using-caco-2-cell-monolayers
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Isabelle M E Lacroix, Xiu-Min Chen, David D Kitts, Eunice C Y Li-Chan
In recent years, peptides derived from a variety of dietary proteins have been reported to exhibit inhibitory activity against the dipeptidyl-peptidase IV (DPP-IV) enzyme, a target in the management of type 2 diabetes. While much attention has been given to the production and identification of peptides with DPP-IV inhibitory activity from food proteins, particularly dairy proteins, little is known on the bioavailability of these molecules. In this study, the stability and transport of five previously identified milk-derived peptides (LKPTPEGDL, LPYPY, IPIQY, IPI and WR) and a whey protein isolate (WPI) digest with DPP-IV-inhibitory activity were investigated using Caco-2 cell monolayers as a model system for human intestinal absorption...
January 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093209/combinatorial-effect-of-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-ag1-biosurfactant-and-bacillus-thuringiensis-vip3aa16-toxin-on-spodoptera-littoralis-larvae
#2
Saoussen Ben Khedher, Hanen Boukedi, Mariam Dammak, Olfa Kilani-Feki, Tahya Sellami-Boudawara, Lobna Abdelkefi-Mesrati, Slim Tounsi
Spodoptera littoralis, one of the most serious and destructive agricultural pests in the world, is very susceptible to Vip3 toxin. In order to develop a new efficient bioinsecticide and to prevent the development of resistance by the target pest, insecticidal activity of biosurfactant produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AG1 was evaluated against S. littoralis. Bioassays revealed the susceptibility of the first instar larvae of this pest to AG1 biosurfactant with an LC50 of 245 ng/cm(2). Moreover, the histopathology examination of the larval midgut treated by AG1 biosurfactant showed vacuolization, necrosis and disintegration of the basement membrane...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067269/proteomic-analysis-of-cry2aa-binding-proteins-and-their-receptor-function-in-spodoptera-exigua
#3
Lin Qiu, Boyao Zhang, Lang Liu, Weihua Ma, Xiaoping Wang, Chaoliang Lei, Lizhen Chen
The bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis produces Crystal (Cry) proteins that are toxic to a diverse range of insects. Transgenic crops that produce Bt Cry proteins are grown worldwide because of their improved resistance to insect pests. Although Bt "pyramid" cotton that produces both Cry1A and Cry2A is predicted to be more resistant to several lepidopteran pests, including Spodoptera exigua, than plants that produce Cry1Ac alone, the mechanisms responsible for the toxicity of Cry2Aa in S. exigua are not well understood...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034633/glycol-chitosan-a-stabilizer-of-lipid-rafts-in-the-intestinal-brush-border
#4
E Thomas Danielsen, E Michael Danielsen
Chitosan is a polycationic polysaccharide consisting of β-(1-4)-linked glucosamine units and due to its mucoadhesive properties, chemical derivatives of chitosan are potential candidates as enhancers for transmucosal drug delivery. Recently, glycol chitosan (GC), a soluble derivative of chitosan, was shown to bind specifically to lipid raft domains in model bilayers. The small intestinal brush border membrane has a unique lipid raft composition with high amounts of glycolipids cross-linked by lectins, and the aim of the present work therefore was to study the interaction of FITC-conjugated GC (FITC-GC) with the small intestinal epithelium...
December 27, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003188/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-7-and-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinases-2-differential-expression-and-secretion-in-human-kidney-tubule-cells
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David R Emlet, Nuria Pastor-Soler, Allison Marciszyn, Xiaoyan Wen, Hernando Gomez, William H Humphries, Seth Morrisroe, Jacob K Volpe, John A Kellum
We have characterized the expression and secretion of the acute kidney injury biomarkers Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7) and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) in human kidney epithelial cells in primary cell culture and tissue. We established cell culture model systems of primary kidney cells of proximal and distal tubule origin and observed that both proteins are indeed expressed and secreted in both tubule cell types in vitro. However, TIMP-2 is both expressed and secreted preferentially by cells of distal tubule origin, while IGFBP7 is equally expressed across tubule cell types yet preferentially secreted by cells of proximal tubule origin...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988123/short-communication-inhibition-of-angiotensin-1-converting-enzyme-by-peptides-derived-from-variants-of-bovine-%C3%AE-casein-upon-apical-exposure-to-a-caco-2-cell-monolayer
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Bjørn Petrat-Melin, Thao T Le, Hanne S Møller, Lotte B Larsen, Jette F Young
This study investigated the consequence of genetically contingent AA substitutions in bovine β-casein (CN) genetic variants A(1), A(2), B, and I on the structure and bioactive potential of peptides following in vitro digestion. The β-CN variants were digested in vitro using pepsin and pancreatin, and a peptide profile was obtained by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, revealing among others, the β-casomorphin precursor peptides VYPFPGPIHN and VYPFPGPIPN, derived from variant A(1)/B and from A(2)/I, respectively...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977191/hydrolysis-of-dicaffeoylquinic-acids-from-ilex-kudingcha-happens-in-the-colon-by-intestinal-microbiota
#7
Minhao Xie, Guijie Chen, Bing Hu, Li Zhou, Shiyi Ou, Xiaoxiong Zeng, Yi Sun
Monocaffeoylquinic acids (mono-CQAs) can be hydrolyzed or metabolized by pancreatin, intestinal brush border esterase, and microbiota in the colon. Data about the conversion of dicaffeoylquinic acids (diCQAs) in digestion are scarce. The diCQA-rich fraction including 3,4-, 3,5-, and 4,5-diCQAs was prepared from Ilex kudingcha, and the conversion in simulated gastricintestine was investigated. Artificial saliva, gastric and pancreatic fluids, Caco-2 monolayer cells, and anaerobic fermentation model were utilized to mimic digestions of the oral cavity, stomach, small intestine, and colon in vitro...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941667/hypoglycemic-effect-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-var-saboten-is-due-to-enhanced-peripheral-glucose-uptake-through-activation-of-ampk-p38-mapk-pathway
#8
Kang-Hyun Leem, Myung-Gyou Kim, Young-Tae Hahm, Hye Kyung Kim
Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten (OFS) has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat several illnesses, including diabetes. However, detailed mechanisms underlying hypoglycemic effects remain unclear. In this study, the mechanism underlying the hypoglycemic activity of OFS was evaluated using in vitro and in vivo systems. OFS treatment inhibited α-glucosidase activity and intestinal glucose absorption assessed by Na⁺-dependent glucose uptake using brush border membrane vesicles. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is widely recognized as an important regulator of glucose transport in skeletal muscle, and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) has been proposed to be a component of AMPK-mediated signaling...
December 9, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940541/insecticidal-specificity-of-cry1ah-to-helicoverpa-armigera-is-determined-by-binding-apn1-through-domain-ii-loops-2-and-3
#9
Zishan Zhou, Yuxiao Liu, Gemei Liang, Yongping Huang, Alejandra Bravo, Mario Soberón, Fuping Song, Xueping Zhou, Jie Zhang
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ah protein is high toxic against Helicoverpa armigera but shows no toxicity against Bombyx mori larvae. In contrast, the closely related Cry1Ai toxin, showed the opposite phenotype: high activity against B. mori, but no toxicity against H. armigera. Binding analysis of Cry1Ah to brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) proteins from H. armigera and B. mori by surface plasmon resonance reveled association of toxin binding with insect specificity. Pull down experiment identified aminopetidase N1 (APN1) as a Cry1Ah binding protein that was not observed in the assays using B...
December 9, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933340/enhancement-of-pharmacological-effects-of-uricosuric-agents-by-concomitant-treatment-with-pyrazinamide-in-rats
#10
Tetsuya Taniguchi, Naoki Ashizawa, Koji Matsumoto, Takashi Iwanaga
Our goal was to establish a model for the evaluation of the effects of uricosuric agents and to clarify the underlying mechanism(s). The effects of a uricosuric agent co-treated with pyrazinamide, an anti-tubercular agent, on urate handling were examined in rats. Furthermore, the effects of uricosuric agents on urate uptake were evaluated using the vesicles of rat renal brush-border membrane. Treatment with probenecid, at a dose of 100 mg/kg, significantly increased the urinary urate to creatinine ratio (UUA/UCRE) in pyrazinamide-treated rats although the same treatment did not produce any uricosuric effects in intact rats...
December 8, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930989/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-oil-on-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-and-oxidative-damage-in-rat-kidney
#11
Zeba Farooqui, Faizan Ahmed, Sana Rizwan, Faaiza Shahid, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Farah Khan
BACKGROUND: Nephrotoxicity is a severe complication in patients undergoing cisplatin (CP) chemotherapy. Previous studies in our lab have shown that administration of a single dose of CP results in decrease in the activities of brush border membrane (BBM) and free radical scavenging enzymes and induces oxidative stress in rat kidney. Nigella sativa, is one of the most revered medicinal plant known for its numerous health benefits. Nigella sativa seed/oil has been shown to improve kidney functions in animal models of acute kidney injury...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927654/expression-of-sodium-dependent-dicarboxylate-transporter-1-nadc1-slc13a2-in-normal-and-neoplastic-human-kidney
#12
Hyun-Wook Lee, Mary E Handlogten, Gunars Osis, William L Clapp, Dara N Wakefield, Jill W Verlander, I David Weiner
Regulated dicarboxylate transport is critical for acid-base homeostasis, prevention of calcium nephrolithiasis, regulation of collecting duct sodium chloride transport and the regulation of blood pressure. Although luminal dicarboxylate reabsorption via NaDC1 (SLC13A2) is believed to be the primary mechanism regulating renal dicarboxylate transport, the specific localization of NaDC1 in the human kidney is currently unknown. This study's purpose was to determine NaDC1's expression in normal and neoplastic human kidneys...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920189/effects-of-maize-naturally-contaminated-with-aflatoxin-b1-on-growth-performance-intestinal-morphology-and-digestive-physiology-in-ducks
#13
G D Feng, J He, X Ao, D W Chen
This study was conducted to determine the effects of maize naturally contaminated with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on growth performance, intestinal morphology, relative digestive organs weight, digestive enzymes activities, and biochemical index of intestinal development in ducks. A total of 640 ducks was blocked on the basis of sex and body weight, and then allocated randomly to 2 treatments with 20 pens per treatment and 16 ducks per pen. The experiment lasted for 5 wk, and dietary treatments included basal diet (CON) and diets with 100% of normal maize replaced by AFB1 contaminated maize...
December 5, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918112/validation-of-adam10-metalloprotease-as-a-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry3aa-toxin-functional-receptor-in-colorado-potato-beetle-leptinotarsa-decemlineata
#14
V M Ruiz-Arroyo, I García-Robles, C Ochoa-Campuzano, G A Goig, E Zaitseva, G Baaken, A C Martínez-Ramírez, C Rausell, M D Real
Bacillus thuringiensis parasporal crystal proteins (Cry proteins) are insecticidal pore-forming toxins that bind to specific receptor molecules on the brush border membrane of susceptible insect midgut cells to exert their toxic action. In the Colorado potato beetle (CPB), a coleopteran pest, we previously proposed that interaction of Cry3Aa toxin with a CPB ADAM10 metalloprotease is an essential part of the mode of action of this toxin. Here, we annotated the gene sequence encoding an ADAM10 metalloprotease protein (CPB-ADAM10) in the CPB genome sequencing project, and using RNA interference gene silencing we demonstrated that CPB-ADAM10 is a Cry3Aa toxin functional receptor in CPB...
December 5, 2016: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876791/an-amino-acid-based-oral-rehydration-solution-aa-ors-enhanced-intestinal-epithelial-proliferation-in-mice-exposed-to-radiation
#15
Liangjie Yin, Reshu Gupta, Lauren Vaught, Astrid Grosche, Paul Okunieff, Sadasivan Vidyasagar
Destruction of clonogenic cells in the crypt following irradiation are thought to cause altered gastrointestinal function. Previously, we found that an amino acid-based oral rehydration solution (AA-ORS) improved gastrointestinal function in irradiated mice. However, the exact mechanisms were unknown. Electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blot analysis were used to determine that AA-ORS increased proliferation, maturation, and differentiation and improved electrolyte and nutrient absorption in irradiated mice...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865621/menaquinone-4-vitamin-k2-up-regulates-expression-of-human-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-caco-2-cells
#16
Seiko Noda, Asako Yamada, Rieko Tanabe, Kanae Nakaoka, Takayuki Hosoi, Masae Goseki-Sone
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) hydrolyzes several monophosphate esters into inorganic acid and alcohol. In humans, 4 kinds of ALP isozymes have been identified: tissue-nonspecific ALP, intestinal ALP, placental ALP, and germ cell ALP. Intestinal ALP is expressed at a high concentration in the brush border membrane of intestinal epithelial cells and is known to be affected by several kinds of nutrients, such as lipids, but the physiological function of intestinal ALP has remained elusive. Vitamin K is an essential cofactor for the posttranslational carboxylation of glutamate residues into γ-carboxy glutamate...
November 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864738/biochemical-and-histological-biomarkers-in-the-midgut-of-apis-mellifera-from-polluted-environment-at-beheira-governorate-egypt
#17
Ahmed M Abu El-Saad, Dalia A Kheirallah, Lamia M El-Samad
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of organophosphorus (OP) pollutants on oxidative stress and ultrastructural biomarkers in the midgut of the honeybee Apis mellifera collected from three locations that differ in their extent of spraying load with OP insecticides: a weakly anthropised rural site, Bolin which is considered as a reference site; moderately spraying site, El Kaza; and a strongly anthropised urban site, Tiba with a long history of pesticide use. Results showed that high concentrations of chlorpyrifos, malathion, diazinon, chlorpyrifos-methyl, and pirimiphos-methyl were detected in midgut at locations with extensive pesticide spraying...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815127/larvicidal-activity-of-essential-oil-of-peumus-boldus-molina-and-its-ascaridole-enriched-fraction-against-culex-quinquefasciatus
#18
Débora Silva Borges de Castro, Denise Brentan da Silva, Jacqueline Domingues Tibúrcio, Marcos Eduardo Guerra Sobral, Vany Ferraz, Alex Gutterres Taranto, José Eduardo Serrão, João Máximo de Siqueira, Stênio Nunes Alves
Culex quinquefasciatus (Say, 1823), known as the domestic mosquito, is a common and abundant species throughout the world, and a cosmopolitan species. The adults of this mosquito are important in terms of public and animal health since they display adaptability to different hosts. In humans, they are responsible for the transmission of various diseases. One manner of control of this vector is the use of insecticidal or larvicidal products, which may have the drawback of toxicity to mammals and can be harmful to the environment...
December 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802168/control-of-apico-basal-epithelial-polarity-by-the-microtubule-minus-end-binding-protein-camsap3-and-spectraplakin-acf7
#19
Ivar Noordstra, Qingyang Liu, Wilco Nijenhuis, Shasha Hua, Kai Jiang, Matthijs Baars, Sanne Remmelzwaal, Maud Martin, Lukas C Kapitein, Anna Akhmanova
The microtubule cytoskeleton regulates cell polarity by spatially organizing membrane trafficking and signaling processes. In epithelial cells, microtubules form parallel arrays aligned along the apico-basal axis, and recent work has demonstrated that the members of CAMSAP/Patronin family control apical tethering of microtubule minus ends. Here, we show that in mammalian intestinal epithelial cells, the spectraplakin ACF7 (also known as MACF1) specifically binds to CAMSAP3 and is required for the apical localization of CAMSAP3-decorated microtubule minus ends...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786153/diplopods-as-soil-bioindicators-of-toxicity-after-application-of-residues-from-sewage-treatment-plants-and-ethanol-industry
#20
Cintya A Christofoletti, Annelise Francisco, Janaína Pedro-Escher, Vinícius D Gastaldi, Carmem S Fontanetti
Residues like sewage sludge and vinasse have been reused as agricultural fertilizers, but they also present a potential to contaminate soils. Diplopods have been considered excellent bioindicators of soil contamination. In the present study, Rhinocricus padbergi were used to assess toxicity in samples of sewage sludge, biosolids, and sugarcane vinasse. The behavioral analysis, mortality rate, and histological, histochemical, and ultrastructural analyses of the midgut of diplopods were the parameters evaluated...
October 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
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