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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636585/microbiome-a-potential-component-in-the-origin-of-mental-disorders
#1
George B Stefano, Radek Ptacek, Jiri Raboch, Richard M Kream
It is not surprising to find microbiome abnormalities present in psychiatric disorders such as depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, etc. Evolutionary pressure may provide an existential advantage to the host eukaryotic cells in that it survives in an extracellular environment containing non-self cells (e.g., bacteria). This phenomenon is both positive and negative, as with other intercellular processes. In this specific case, the phenomenal amount of information gained from combined bacterial genome could enhance communication between self and non-self cells...
June 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625867/understanding-the-holobiont-how-microbial-metabolites-affect-human-health-and-shape-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Thomas Siegmund Postler, Sankar Ghosh
The human gastrointestinal tract is populated by a diverse, highly mutualistic microbial flora, which is known as the microbiome. Disruptions to the microbiome have been shown to be associated with severe pathologies of the host, including metabolic disease, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Mood and behavior are also susceptible to alterations in the gut microbiota. A particularly striking example of the symbiotic effects of the microbiome is the immune system, whose cells depend critically on a diverse array of microbial metabolites for normal development and behavior...
June 14, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624518/role-of-gut-microbiota-against-calcium-oxalate
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Humaira Sadaf, Syed Irfan Raza, Syed Waqas Hassan
Nephrolithiasis is a condition marked by the presence or formation of stones in kidneys. Several factors contribute to kidney stones development such as environmental conditions, type of dietary intake, gender and gastrointestinal flora. Most of the kidney stones are composed of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate, which enter in to the body through diet. Both sources of oxalates become dangerous when normal flora of gastrointestinal tract is disturbed. Oxalobacter and Lactobacillus species exist symbiotically in the human gut and prevent stone formation by altering some biochemical pathways through production of specific enzymes which help in the degradation of oxalate salts...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623898/early-life-gut-microbial-colonization-shapes-th1-th2-balance-in-asthma-model-in-balb-c-mice
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Li-Juan Qian, Shu-Min Kang, Jia-Li Xie, Li Huang, Quan Wen, Yuan-Yuan Fan, Li-Jun Lu, Li Jiang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effect of early-life diverse microbial exposures on gut microbial colonization in an OVA-induced asthma model in BALB/c mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were divided into 4 groups: A, offsprings were kept in a SPF environment during fetal, lactation, and childhood periods; B, offsprings were kept in the SPF environment during fetal and lactation periods, and kept in the general environment during childhood; C, offsprings were kept in the SPF environment only during fetal period, and then kept in the general environment; and D, offsprings were kept in the general environment during whole periods...
June 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621109/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-gb-lp1-isolated-from-traditional-korean-fermented-food
#5
Jihyun Yu, Sojin Ahn, Kwondo Kim, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Chanho Lee, Jungsun Kang, Kyungjin Cho, SookHee Yoon, Dae-Kyung Kang, Heebal Kim
As probiotics play an important role in maintaining a healthy gut flora environment through antitoxin activity and inhibition of pathogen colonization, they have been of interest to the medical research community for quite some time now. Probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum, which can be found in fermented food, are of particular interest given their easy accessibility. We performed whole genome sequencing and genomic analysis on a GB-LP1 strain of L. plantarum isolated from Korean traditional fermented food; this strain is well known for its functions in immune response, suppression of pathogen growth and anti-toxin effects...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620877/pathogenesis-and-persistence-of-cryptoglandular-anal-fistula-a-systematic-review
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Jeremy Sugrue, Johan Nordenstam, Herand Abcarian, Amelia Bartholomew, Joel L Schwartz, Anders Mellgren, Philip J Tozer
Anal fistulas continue to be a problem for patients and surgeons alike despite scientific advances. While patient and anatomical characteristics are important to surgeons who are evaluating patients with anal fistulas, their development and persistence likely involves a multifaceted interaction of histological, microbiological, and molecular factors. Histological studies have shown that anal fistulas are variably epithelialized and are surrounded by dense collagen tissue with pockets of inflammatory cells. Yet, it remains unknown if or how histological differences impact fistula healing...
June 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610999/changes-in-faecal-bacteria-during-fattening-in-finishing-swine
#7
Tomomi Ban-Tokuda, Sakiko Maekawa, Takehiro Miwa, Sou Ohkawara, Hiroki Matsui
Body fat accumulation in mice and human is linked to the percentage of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes, two bacterial phyla dominant in the large intestine. However, little is known about the relationship between the composition of the gut microbiota and fattening in pig. This study aimed to investigate the abundance of Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, and Bacteroides, which is the major genus within Bacteroidetes, in porcine faeces during fattening. Ten 4-month-old crossbred pigs were given free access to commercial feed for fattening and water for 14 weeks...
June 10, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609785/comprehensive-analysis-of-microorganisms-accompanying-human-archaeological-remains
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Anna Philips, Ireneusz Stolarek, Bogna Kuczkowska, Anna Juras, Luiza Handschuh, Janusz Piontek, Piotr Kozlowski, Marek Figlerowicz
Background.: Metagenome analysis has become a common source of information about microbial communities that occupy a wide range of niches, including archaeological specimens. It has been shown that vast majority of DNA extracted from ancient samples come from bacteria (presumably modern contaminants). However, characterization of microbial DNA accompanying human remains has never been done systematically for a wide range of different samples. Findings.: We used metagenomic approaches to perform comparative analyses of microorganism communities present in 161 archaeological human remains...
June 13, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588430/gut-microbial-diversity-in-health-and-disease-experience-of-healthy-indian-subjects-and-colon-carcinoma-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
#9
V Deepak Bamola, Arnab Ghosh, Raj Kishor Kapardar, Banwari Lal, Simrita Cheema, Priyangshu Sarma, Rama Chaudhry
Background: The intestinal microbiota, through complex interactions with the gut mucosa, play a key role in the pathogenesis of colon carcinoma and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The disease condition and dietary habits both influence gut microbial diversity. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the gut microbial profile of healthy subjects and patients with colon carcinoma and IBD. Healthy subjects included 'Indian vegetarians/lactovegetarians', who eat plant produce, milk and milk products, and 'Indian non-vegetarians', who eat plant produce, milk and milk products, certain meats and fish, and the eggs of certain birds and fish...
2017: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587887/effect-of-diet-and-gut-environment-on-the-gastrointestinal-formation-of-n-nitroso-compounds-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Jun Kobayashi
Diet is associated with the development of cancer in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, because dietary nitrate and nitrite are the main nitrosating agents that are responsible for the formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds (NOCs) when nitrosatable substrates, such as amine and amide, are present in the GI tract. However, whether the nitroso compounds become beneficial S-nitroso compounds or carcinogenic NOCs might depend on dietary and environmental factors including food stuffs, gastric acidity, microbial flora, and the mean transit time of digesta...
June 3, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587349/gut-flora-profiling-and-fecal-metabolite-composition-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-and-healthy-individuals
#11
Xiaoxue Wang, Jianping Wang, Benqiang Rao, Li Deng
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world and its morbidity and mortality rates are increasing due to alterations to human lifestyle and dietary habits. The relationship between human gut flora and colorectal cancer has attracted increasing attention. In the present study, a metabolic fingerprinting technique that combined pyrosequencing with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was utilized to compare the differences in gut flora profiling and fecal metabolites between healthy individuals and patients with colorectal cancer...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587219/in-vitro-study-of-the-metabolic-characteristics-of-eight-isoquinoline-alkaloids-from-natural-plants-in-rat-gut-microbiota
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Chi-Yu He, Jie Fu, Jia-Wen Shou, Zhen-Xiong Zhao, Long Ren, Yan Wang, Jian-Dong Jiang
Gut microbiota is populated with an immense number of microorganisms, which can be regulated by dietary components and drugs to markedly affect the nutritional and health status of the host. Eight medicinal isoquinoline alkaloids from natural plants were cultured anaerobically with rat gut microbiota and an LC/MS(n)-IT-TOF technique was used to identify the resulting metabolites. Palmatine, tetrahydropalmatine, dauricine, and tetrandrine containing nitro-hexatomic isoquinoline rings could be easily transformed by the intestinal flora in vitro and a total of nine demethylated metabolites were detected...
June 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578494/colonization-and-gut-flora-modulation-of-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-zw3-in-the-intestinal-tract-of-mice
#13
Zhuqing Xing, Wei Tang, Ying Yang, Weitao Geng, Rizwan Ur Rehman, Yanping Wang
This study evaluated the distribution and colonization of Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3 and determined its capacity to modulate the gut microbiota in an animal model. Based on (1) fluorescence imaging, (2) flow cytometry, and (3) qPCR, we found that ZW3 successfully adhered to mouse mucous tissue and colonized the mouse ileum. Gut microbiota profiling was performed using high-throughput sequencing. After continuous intubation with ZW3 for 1 week, the proportion of Lachnospiraceae, a family of butyric acid-producing bacteria, increased at day 7 (11...
June 3, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578041/microbiota-source-impact-in-vitro-metabolite-colonic-production-and-anti-proliferative-effect-of-spent-coffee-grounds-on-human-colon-cancer-cells-ht-29
#14
Angélica María Hernández-Arriaga, B Dave Oomah, Rocio Campos-Vega
Human gut flora-mediated non-digestible fraction of spent coffee grounds (hgf-NDSCG) was evaluated for its chemopreventive effect and molecular mechanisms involved on human colon adenocarcinoma HT-29 cell survival using two different microbiota source [lean (L) and overweight (OW)]. The source of human gut flora (hgf) (L or OW) affected the pH of hgf-NDSCG only minimally, but linearly reduced those of hgf-inulin. The variability between lean and overweight microbiota was characterized by the metabolism and/or bioaccessibility of different phenolic metabolites, their intermediate and end products as well as by variable time courses...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573132/prebiotics-a-novel-approach-to-treat-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
REVIEW
Naz Fatima, Tasleem Akhtar, Nadeem Sheikh
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the fatal malignancies and is considered as the third leading cause of death. Mutations, genetic modifications, dietary aflatoxins, or impairments in the regulation of oncogenic pathways may bring about liver cancer. An effective barrier against hepatotoxins is offered by gut-liver axis as a change in gut permeability and expanded translocation of lipopolysaccharides triggers the activation of Toll-like receptors which stimulate the process of hepatocarcinogenesis. Prebiotics, nondigestible oligosaccharides, have a pivotal role to play when it comes to inducing an antitumor effect...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567014/metabolic-profiling-analysis-of-the-alleviation-effect-of-treatment-with-baicalin-on-cinnabar-induced-toxicity-in-rats-urine-and-serum
#16
Guangyue Su, Gang Chen, Xiao An, Haifeng Wang, Yue-Hu Pei
Objectives: Baicalin is the main bioactive flavonoid constituent isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. The mechanisms of protection of liver remain unclear. In this study, (1)H NMR-based metabonomics approach has been used to investigate the alleviation effect of Baicalin. Method:(1)H NMR metabolomics analyses of urine and serum from rats, was performed to illuminate the alleviation effect of Baicalin on mineral medicine (cinnabar)-induced liver and kidney toxicity. Results: The metabolic profiles of groups receiving Baicalin at a dose of 80 mg/kg were remarkably different from cinnabar, and meanwhile, the level of endogenous metabolites returned to normal compared to group cinnabar...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566659/effects-of-natural-and-chemically-defined-nutrients-on-candida-albicans-water-soluble-fraction-caws-vasculitis-in-mice
#17
Wataru Sato, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamanaka, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Naohito Ohno
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an inflammatory disease that was identified by Professor Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1961. Candida albicans-derived substances, such as C. albicans water-soluble fraction (CAWS) , induce coronary arteritis similar to KD in mice. CAWS functions as a pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) by acting as a ligand for dectin-2. A gut-associated immunological system has developed specifically to segregate advantageous and detrimental stimuli, and the microbial flora has been found to markedly affect the development and severity of diseases...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560232/the-microbiome-in-visceral-medicine-inflammatory-bowel-disease-obesity-and-beyond
#18
REVIEW
Mircea T Chiriac, Mousumi Mahapatro, Markus F Neurath, Christoph Becker
It has become increasingly evident over the past two decades that the microbiota plays a nurturing role in the development of the immune system. This appears to be important since the amplitude of immune responses has a crucial regulatory function in homeostasis and the prevention of unwanted inflammation. Hence, a malfunctioning gut flora has been shown to play a key role in visceral medicine. Strong evidence demonstrates for example that intestinal inflammation can develop as a result of a dysregulated microbiota, deficient antimicrobial responses, and aberrant bacterial translocation into the bowel wall...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553195/characterization-of-the-cultivable-gut-microflora-in-wild-caught-%C3%A2-mediterranean-fish-species
#19
Ahmad Jammal, Michel Bariche, Heinrich Zu Dohna, Zakaria Kambris
BACKGROUND: Microflora of the gastrointestinal tract plays important roles in food digestion, nutrient absorption and in host defense against ingested pathogens. Several studies have focused on the microflora of farmed fishes, but the gut flora of wild fishes remains poorly characterized. The aim of this work was to provide an overview of the bacteria colonizing the gut of wild-caught fishes and to determine whether some bacterial species can be pathogenic. RESULTS: We isolated cultivable bacteria from fifteen wild-caught Mediterranean fish species corresponding to different habitat, diet and origin...
May 2017: Current Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552897/are-short-chain-fatty-acids-in-gut-microbiota-defensive-players-for-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis
#20
Hideo Ohira, Wao Tsutsui, Yoshio Fujioka
Intestinal flora (microbiota) have recently attracted attention among lipid and carbohydrate metabolism researchers. Microbiota metabolize resistant starches and dietary fibers through fermentation and decomposition, and provide short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) to the host. The major SCFAs acetates, propionate and butyrate, have different production ratios and physiological activities. Several receptors for SCFAs have been identified as the G-protein coupled receptor 41/free fatty acid receptor 3 (GPR41/FFAR3), GPR43/FFAR2, GPR109A, and olfactory receptor 78, which are present in intestinal epithelial cells, immune cells, and adipocytes, despite their expression levels differing between tissues and cell types...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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