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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811235/sodium-butyrate-ameliorates-s100-fca-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-through-regulation-of-intestinal-tight-junction-and-toll-like-receptor-signaling-pathway
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Jin-Lu Wu, Jia-Yun Zou, En-De Hu, Da-Zhi Chen, Lu Chen, Feng-Bin Lu, Lan-Man Xu, Ming-Hua Zheng, Hui Li, Yu Huang, Xiao-Ya Jin, Yue-Wen Gong, Zhuo Lin, Xiao-Dong Wang, Ming-Fang Zhao, Yong-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent investigation revealed that dysbiosis in the gut flora and disruption of permeability of intestinal barrier are possible causes for the development of autoimmune hepatitis. Supplementation of sodium butyrate has been suggested to protect liver injury from disrupted permeability of small intestine. In current study, we employed S100/Freund's complete adjuvant induced autoimmune hepatitis to investigate therapeutic efficacy of sodium butyrate and its mechanism in the liver and upper small intestine...
August 12, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807914/amplification-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-gut-flora-of-patients-treated-with-ceftriaxone
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J Meletiadis, A Turlej-Rogacka, A Lerner, A Adler, E Taconelli, J W Mouton
Although antibacterial therapy has an impact on human intestinal flora and emergence of resistant bacteria, its role on amplification of antimicrobial resistance and the quantitative exposure-effect relationship is not clear. An observational prospective study was conducted to determine whether and how ceftriaxone exposure is related to amplification of resistance in non- ICU patients.Serial stool samples from 122 ESBL(+) hospitalized patients were analyzed with quantitative real-time PCR to quantify the resistant gene blaCTX-M Drug exposure was calculated for each patient using a population pharmacokinetic model...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805081/bezlotoxumab-for-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-recurrence
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Antoine Couture-Cossette, Alex Carignan, Subburaj Ilangumaran, Louis Valiquette
Clostridium difficile infection is a major economic and clinical burden, due to its high frequency of recurrence. Currently recommended treatments are not efficient for prevention and may contribute to the risk of recurrent infection. In recent years, research has focused on strategies to lessen this risk. Bezlotoxumab is a monoclonal antibody that prevents recurrences of C. difficile infection through the antagonism of toxin B. Areas covered: In this review, the authors discuss the burden of C. difficile infection and its recurrences, the mechanisms underlying the recurrences, and current C...
August 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799667/coadministration-of-isomalto-oligosaccharides-augments-metabolic-health-benefits-of-cinnamaldehyde-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Pragyanshu Khare, Vandana Bijalwan, Ritesh Kumar Baboota, Jagdeep Singh, Kanthi Kiran Kondepudi, Kanwaljit Chopra, Mahendra Bishnoi
Bacteriostatic properties of a potential anti-obesity agent cinnamaldehyde (CMN) may present untoward effects on the resident gut microbiota. Here, we evaluated whether the combination of Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs) with CMN prevents unwanted effects of CMN on gut microbiota and associated metabolic outcomes in HFD-fed mice. Male Swiss albino mice divided into four groups (n = 10), were fed on normal chow, or HFD (58% fat kcal), HFD + CMN (10 mg kg(-1) ) and HFD + CMN (10 mg kg(-1) ) + IMOs (1 g kg(-1) ) for 12 weeks...
August 11, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799153/-fungi-in-the-gut-the-gut-mycobiome
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Herbert Hof
Many different fungi, including yeasts and molds, can be found in the intestinal tract of humans constituting the gut mycobiome. In case the bacterial flora is altered, the fungal flora may react inversely. By a so-called fungal diet, however, the composition of the mycobiome can hardly be influenced. Whereas some fungi are only transiently present in the gut after oral uptake, others, such as Candida, Saccharomyces, Rhodotorula, Trichosporon, Geotrichum, amongst others, are members of the residential, autochthonous gut flora...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782886/circulating-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-11-prospective-cohort-studies
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Jiaqian Qi, Tao You, Jing Li, Tingting Pan, Li Xiang, Yue Han, Li Zhu
Circulating trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a canonical metabolite from gut flora, has been related to the risk of cardiovascular disorders. However, the association between circulating TMAO and the risk of cardiovascular events has not been quantitatively evaluated. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of all available cohort studies regarding the association between baseline circulating TMAO and subsequent cardiovascular events. Embase and PubMed databases were searched for relevant cohort studies...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782784/lactobacillus-casei-ccfm419-attenuates-type-2-diabetes-via-a-gut-microbiota-dependent-mechanism
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Gang Wang, Xiangfei Li, Jianxin Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
Probiotics, as dietary supplements, transmit their major effects through the regulation of gut microbiota. According to a previous study, one possible mechanism of Lactobacillus casei CCFM419 protection against diabetes may involve gut flora. To test this hypothesis, high fat and streptozotocin-induced C57BL/6J mice were fed L. casei CCFM419 at 10(8), 10(9), and 10(10) colony forming units (CFU). Compared to untreated mice, 10(9) CFU of L. casei CCFM419 attenuated several symptoms of diabetes, including fasting blood glucose, postprandial blood glucose, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance...
August 7, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776206/healthcare-associated-clostridium-difficile-infections-are-sustained-by-disease-from-the-community
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Angus McLure, Archie C A Clements, Martyn Kirk, Kathryn Glass
Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) are some of the most common hospital-associated infections worldwide. Approximately 5% of the general population is colonised with the pathogen, but most are protected from disease by normal intestinal flora or immune responses to toxins. We developed a stochastic compartmental model of CDI in hospitals that captures the condition of the host's gut flora and the role of adaptive immune responses. A novel, derivative-based method for sensitivity analysis of individual-level outcomes was developed and applied to the model...
August 3, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768852/septic-episodes-in-a-premature-infant-after-in-utero-exposure-to-rituximab
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Susanne Hay, Sandra Burchett, Oreofe Odejide, Sule Cataltepe
Rituximab is an increasingly used immunotherapeutic agent for women of reproductive age for treatment of autoimmune diseases, leukemias, and lymphomas. Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody that targets B-cell surface antigen CD20 and can cross the placenta. Current evidence of the impact of this medication on the developing fetus is limited, but there is little to suggest that fetal exposure to this medication places an infant at increased risk of immunosuppression and subsequent infection. Here we report a case of in utero rituximab exposure that was associated with 2 severe septic episodes with Enterococcus faecalis, in a premature infant of 29 weeks' gestational age with a birth weight of 820 g...
August 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760455/association-between-virulence-profile-biofilm-formation-and-phylogenetic-groups-of-escherichia-coli-causing-urinary-tract-infection-and-the-commensal-gut-microbiota-a-comparative-analysis
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Zahra Hashemizadeh, Davood Kalantar-Neyestanaki, Shahla Mansouri
Variety of virulence factors are involved in the pathogenicity of Escherichia coli, the common cause of the urinary tract infections (UTIs). The aim of this study was to determine some virulence factors involved in the pathogenicity and the phylogenetic grouping of E. coli from UTIs compared with the E. coli isolates from gut microbiota (fecal flora). The isolates were tested for biofilm formation, haemagglutination, cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH), hemolysin production, phylogenetic grouping and the distribution of 6 known virulence genes...
July 29, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757024/16s-rrna-genes-illumina-sequencing-revealed-differential-cecal-microbiome-in-specific-pathogen-free-chickens-infected-with-different-subgroup-of-avian-leukosis-viruses
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Xinxin Ma, Qi Wang, Hongmei Li, Chuantian Xu, Ning Cui, Xiaomin Zhao
Intestinal flora play important roles in the pathogenisis of many pathogens. This study examined the cecal microbiome of chickens infected with avian leukosis virus (ALV) using 16S rRNA genes Illumina sequencing. One-day-old specific pathogen free chicks were inoculated in the abdomen with subgroup J or K of ALV. At 21-day-old, chickens positive for ALV viremia were selected and their cecal contents were extracted and examined for the composition of gut microflora by illumina sequencing of the V3+V4 region of the 16S rRNA genes...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754616/role-of-uremic-toxin-indoxyl-sulfate-in-the-progression-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Huichang Gao, Shan Liu
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high. Deterioration of renal function in CKD leads to accumulation of indoxyl sulfate, a tryptophan metabolite produced by gut microbiota. It is acknowledged that indoxyl sulfate is capable to stimulate oxidative stress, which in turn contributes to the progression of vascular disorders and its resultant coronary artery disease. Recent research have demonstrated the adverse effects of indoxyl sulfate on the heart, together with the acceleration of vascular dysfunction, suggesting that indoxyl sulfate might contribute to high prevalence of CVD in CKD...
July 25, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748132/effects-of-intake-of-lactobacillus-casei-subsp-casei-327-on-skin-conditions-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-in-women
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Yuhi Saito, Toshihiro Mihara, Kentaro Maruyama, Jiro Saito, Masumi Ikeda, Akihito Tomonaga, Takehisa Kumagai
Lactic acid bacteria are gut flora that play key roles in intestinal homeostasis, which may affect a variety of physiological functions. Our preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trials have suggested that intake of heat-killed Lactobacillus casei subsp. casei 327 (designated L. K-1) is effective for improving skin conditions. The aim of this study was to confirm the effect of L. K-1 intake in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in healthy female volunteers...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732789/effect-of-ceftiofur-and-enrofloxacin-on-e-coli-sub-population-in-pig-gastrointestinal-tract
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Dachuan Lin, Kaichao Chen, Miaomiao Xie, Lianwei Ye, Edward Wai-Chi Chan, Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistant sub-population of the gut microbiome in both human and animals may be enriched during antimicrobial treatment. METHODS: This study investigated how the size and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of antibiotic resistant sub-population organisms in the animal gastrointestinal tract changed upon exposure to different levels of ceftiofur and enrofloxacin by plating fecal samples collected from piglets before and after antibiotic treatment onto MacConkey agar containing 0...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732111/characterization-of-metabolic-pathways-and-absorption-of-sea-cucumber-saponins-holothurin-a-and-echinoside-a-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shanshan Song, Lingyu Zhang, Jian Cao, Gao Xiang, Peixu Cong, Ping Dong, Zhaojie Li, Changhu Xue, Yong Xue, Yuming Wang
Sea cucumber saponins (SCSs) exhibit a wide spectrum of bioactivities, but their metabolic characteristics are not well elucidated. In this study, the metabolism of holothurin A (HA) and echinoside A (EA), 2 major saponins in sea cucumber, by gut microflora were investigated. First, we conducted an in vitro study, where in the SCSs were incubated with intestinal microflora and the metabolites were detected by high pressure liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry. We also conducted an in vivo study on rats, where in the intestinal contents, serum, urine, and feces were collected and evaluated after oral administration of SCSs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725891/fecal-excretion-of-maillard-reaction-products-and-the-gut-microbiota-composition-of-rats-fed-with-bread-crust-or-bread-crumb
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C Helou, P M Anton, C Niquet-Léridon, M Spatz, F J Tessier, P Gadonna-Widehem
A comparison between the impacts of advanced (N(ε)-carboxymethyllysine - CML) and terminal (melanoidins) Maillard reaction products from bread on gut microbiota was carried out in this study. Gut microbiota composition as well as fecal excretion of CML from both bread crust and bread crumb, and of melanoidins from bread crust were assessed on a rodent model. Rats were fed with pellets supplemented or not with 13% of bread crust, bread crumb, a fiber-free bread crust model (glucose, starch and gluten heated together) or a fiber-free-melanoidin-free bread model (glucose-starch and gluten heated separately) for four weeks...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712163/molecular-characterization-of-fecal-microbiota-of-healthy-chinese-tobacco-smoker-subjects-in-shaanxi-province-xi-an-china
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Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Shahzad, Xiaokang Wu, Chaofeng Ma, Jiru Xu
BACKGROUND: Tobacco Smoking, most commonly, can cause the diseases affecting the lungs and heart. Human gut microbiota plays a key role to decide the health status of the host. Current study aimed to characterize the gut microbiota of healthy Chinese tobacco smokers and to study the alteration in diversity and similarity of gut microbiota, with comparison of healthy non-smokers. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from fourteen healthy tobacco smokers and six from healthy non-smoker individuals...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698079/purification-and-fermentation-characteristics-of-exopolysaccharide-from-fomitopsis-castaneus-imaz
#18
Guo Wen-Kui, Chi Yu-Jie
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are the end products of carbohydrate fermentation in the gut, mainly contribute to energy metabolism in mammals. The amount of SCFAs produced during fermentation is an important parameter that characterizes the fermentation capacity of a system. This paper reports on the fermentation characteristics of exopolysaccharides (EPS) isolated from Fomitopsis castaneus Imaz, a wood-rot fungal species. We isolated and purified the main EPS fraction by freeze drying and DEAE-Sepharose fast flow chromatography...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695188/biology-of-incidental-catch-sea-star-stellaster-childreni-gray-1840-echinodermata-asteroidea-from-malaysian-borneo-exclusive-economic-zone
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Ruhana Hassan, Suet Yee Lee, Wan Zabidii Wan Morni
Sea star (class Asteroidea, phylum Echinodermata) is one of the most successful marine organisms inhabiting a wide range of habitats. As one of the key stone species, sea stars are responsible for maintaining much of the local diversity of species within certain communities. Malaysian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Resource Survey had been carried out from 16th Aug to 6th Nov 2015 and one of the invertebrate by-catch organisms is sea star Stellaster childreni Gray, 1840. This study documents morphological characters and diet of the sea star, besides providing brief descriptions of the habitats based on particle size analysis and vessel log data sheet...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683093/regulation-of-gut-luminal-serotonin-by-commensal-microbiota-in-mice
#20
Tomokazu Hata, Yasunari Asano, Kazufumi Yoshihara, Tae Kimura-Todani, Noriyuki Miyata, Xue-Ting Zhang, Shu Takakura, Yuji Aiba, Yasuhiro Koga, Nobuyuki Sudo
Gut lumen serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) contributes to several gastrointestinal functions such as peristaltic reflexes. 5-HT is released from enterochromaffin (EC) cells in response to a number of stimuli, including signals from the gut microbiota. However, the specific mechanism by which the gut microbiota regulates 5-HT levels in the gut lumen has not yet been clarified. Our previous work with gnotobiotic mice showed that free catecholamines can be produced by the deconjugation of conjugated catecholamines; hence, we speculated that deconjugation by bacterial enzymes may be one of the mechanisms whereby gut microbes can produce free 5-HT in the gut lumen...
2017: PloS One
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