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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069814/muc2-mucin-and-butyrate-contribute-to-the-synthesis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-response-to-e-histolytica-and-dss-induced-colitis
#1
Eduardo R Cobo, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, France Moreau, Ravi Holani, Kris Chadee
Embedded in the colonic mucus are cathelicidins, small cationic peptides secreted by colonic epithelial cells. Humans and mice have one cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP), LL-37/hCAP-18 and Cramp respectively, with related structure and functions. Altered production of MUC2 mucin and antimicrobial peptides is characteristic of intestinal amebiasis. The interactions between MUC2 mucin and cathelicidins in conferring innate immunity against Entamoeba histolytica (Eh) are not well characterized...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062699/cathelicidin-wa-improves-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-and-enhances-host-defense-against-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection
#2
Hongbo Yi, Wangyang Hu, Shan Chen, Zeqing Lu, Yizhen Wang
Impaired epithelial barrier function disrupts immune homeostasis and increases inflammation in intestines, leading to many intestinal diseases. Cathelicidin peptides suppress intestinal inflammation and improve intestinal epithelial barrier function independently of their antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of Cathelicidin-WA (CWA) on intestinal epithelial barrier function, as well as the underlying mechanism, by using enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)-infected mice and intestinal epithelial cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053617/characterization-the-response-of-korl-icr-mice-to-loperamide-induced-constipation
#3
Ji Eun Kim, Woo Bin Yun, Ji Eun Sung, Hyun Ah Lee, Jun Young Choi, Yeon Shik Choi, Young Suk Jung, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
Animal models of constipation induced with drugs and diet have been widely employed to investigate therapeutic effects and the action mechanism of drugs against this disease. ICR mice were selected to produce this disease model through oral administration of loperamide (Lop), even though SD rats are commonly utilized in studies of constipation. To compare the responses of ICR mice obtained from three different sources to constipation inducers, alterations in stool number, histopathological structure, mucin secretion and opioid-receptor downstream signaling pathway were measured in Korl:ICR (Korea FDA source), A:ICR (USA source) and B:ICR (Japan source) injected with low and high concentrations of Lop (LoLop and HiLop)...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045589/dietary-selenium-protects-adiponectin-knockout-mice-against-chronic-inflammation-induced-colon-cancer
#4
Arpit Saxena, Raja Fayad, Kamaljeet Kaur, Samantha Truman, Julian Greer, James A Carson, Anindya Chanda
Selenium (Se) is an essential dietary micronutrient that has been examined for protection against different types of cancers including colon cancer. Despite an established inverse association between Se and chronic inflammation induced colon cancer (CICC), the mechanistic understanding of Se's protective effects requires additional in-vivo studies using preclinical animal models of CICC. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocytokine that is protective against CICC as well. However, its role in the anti-mutagenic effects of the Se-diet remains unknown...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044215/mixed-effects-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-cape-on-joint-inflammation-bone-loss-and-gastrointestinal-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-collagen-antibody-induced-arthritis
#5
Bonnie Williams, Eleni Tsangari, Romany Stansborough, Victor Marino, Melissa Cantley, Anak Dharmapatni, Rachel Gibson, Egon Perilli, Tania Crotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on local and systemic inflammation and bone loss in collagen antibody-induced arthritis (CAIA) mice. METHODS: Four groups of mice (n = 8 per group) were allocated; control, CAPE (1 mg/kg), CAIA and CAIA + CAPE (1 mg/kg). Local inflammation and bone loss were evaluated using clinical paw scores, in vivo micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), histological assessment and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining...
January 3, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017359/mucin-secreting-cells-in-the-stomach-and-colon-are-altered-by-combination-antiretroviral-treatment-in-an-obese-rat-model
#6
Danélle Truter, Hans Strijdom, Frans Everson, Sanet H Kotzé
Mucins, secreted by intestinal goblet cells, form an integral part of the intestinal biofilm, which is important for the functioning of a healthy gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This mucous layer is sensitive to factors such as diet, drugs and inflammation. Histochemically, mucins can be classified as neutral or acidic, where acidic mucins can contain sulphate groups (sulphomucins) or sialic acid (sialomucins). The aim of the present study was to determine the composition of various mucin secreting cells using histochemical stains in rats fed on a high calorie diet (HCD) treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
December 22, 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011469/three-pathways-of-colonic-carcinogenesis-in-rats
#7
REVIEW
Carlos A Rubio
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the more intensively studied human malignancies. For many years, the general view has been that the vast majority of CRCs in humans evolve from conventional (tubular or villous) adenomas via the adenoma-carcinoma pathway. More recently, serrated colorectal polyps (hyperplastic polyps, sessile serrated polyps and traditional serrated adenomas) have emerged as an alternative pathway of colorectal carcinogenesis in humans. Archival sections from early experiments in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats injected with dimethylhydrazine (DMH) were reviewed and the histology of colonic neoplasias was re-evaluated...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999620/effects-of-escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-and-ciprofloxacin-on-small-intestinal-epithelial-cell-mrna-expression-in-the-neonatal-piglet-model-of-human-rotavirus-infection
#8
Francine C Paim, Stephanie N Langel, David D Fischer, Sukumar Kandasamy, Lulu Shao, Moyasar A Alhamo, Huang-Chi Huang, Anand Kumar, Gireesh Rajashekara, Linda J Saif, Anastasia N Vlasova
We evaluated the effects of the probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) and the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) on mRNA expression of intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) in gnotobiotic (Gn) piglets colonized with a defined commensal microflora (DMF) and inoculated with human rotavirus (HRV) that infects IECs. We analyzed mRNA levels of IEC genes for enteroendocrine cells [chromogranin A (CgA)], goblet cells [mucin 2 (MUC2)], transient amplifying progenitor cell [proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)], intestinal epithelial stem cell (SOX9) and enterocytes (villin)...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995407/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-and-intestinal-barrier-protection-of-hu210-differentially-depend-on-tlr4-signaling-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-murine-colitis
#9
Sisi Lin, Yongyu Li, Li Shen, Ruiqin Zhang, Lizhi Yang, Min Li, Kun Li, Jakub Fichna
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is strongly associated with inflammation and intestinal barrier disorder. The nonselective cannabinoid receptor agonist HU210 has been shown to ameliorate inflamed colon in colitis, but its effects on intestinal barrier function and extraintestinal inflammation are unclear. AIMS: To investigate the effects and the underlying mechanism of HU210 action on the UC in relation to a role of TLR4 and MAP kinase signaling. METHODS: Wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (Tlr4 (-/-)) mice were exposed to 4% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) for 7 days...
December 19, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983971/immune-protective-effect-of-echinococcosis-on-colitis-experimental-model-is-dependent-of-down-regulation-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-no-production
#10
Lila Khelifi, Imene Soufli, Moussa Labsi, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is a chronic, endemic helminthic disease caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus. This disease is endemic in many parts of the world, such as the Mediterranean area, and in particular in Algeria. Helminth parasites have developed complex strategies to modulate the immune responses of their hosts through versatile immune-regulatory mechanisms. These mechanisms may regulate immune responses associated with inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979999/mouse-intestinal-niche-cells-express-a-distinct-%C3%AE-1-2-fucosylated-glycan-recognized-by-a-lectin-from-burkholderia-cenocepacia
#11
Daisuke Sugahara, Yuka Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Akimoto, Hayato Kawakami
In this study, we examined the distribution of fucosylated glycans in mouse intestines using a lectin, BC2LCN (N-terminal domain of the lectin BC2L-C from Burkholderia cenocepacia), as a probe. BC2LCN is specific for glycans with a terminal Fucα1,2Galβ1,3-motif and it is a useful marker for discriminating the undifferentiated status of human induced/embryonic stem cells. Apparent BC2LCN reactivity was detected in the secretory granules of goblet cells in the ileum but not those in the colon. We also found distinctive reactivity in the crypt bottom, which is known as the stem cell zone, of the colon and the ileum...
November 22, 2016: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935584/ketogenesis-contributes-to-intestinal-cell-differentiation
#12
Qingding Wang, Yuning Zhou, Piotr Rychahou, Teresa W-M Fan, Andrew N Lane, Heidi L Weiss, B Mark Evers
The intestinal epithelium undergoes a continual process of proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Previously, we have shown that the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway has a critical role in intestinal homeostasis. However, the downstream targets mediating the effects of mTOR in intestinal cells are not known. Here, we show that the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB), an endogenous inhibitor of histone deacetylases (HDACs) induces intestinal cell differentiation as noted by the increased expression of differentiation markers (Mucin2 (MUC2), lysozyme, IAP, sucrase-isomaltase, KRT20, villin, Caudal-related homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) and p21(Waf1))...
December 9, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932763/-effect-of-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-on-defecation-and-vip-camp-pka-aqp3-signaling-pathway-%C3%A2-in-rats-with-constipation
#13
Yongxue Zhou, Yujin Wang, Hong Zhang, Shuguang Yan, Bin Wang, Pei Xie
To observe the effect of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on the metabolism of intestinal fluid and cyclic AMP protein kinase A signaling pathway (cAMP-PKA) and water channel protein 3 (AQP3) in rats with constipation, and to explore the mechanism of VIP in the treatment of constipation.
 Methods: A total of 45 healthy adult rats were randomly divided into a control group, a model group, a model +VIP group. After 4 weeks of VIP treatment, the first black stool time were examined with the ink gastric method; the water content in feces was calculated; the morphological changes in colonic tissues were observed by HE staining...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930931/deficiency-in-duox2-activity-alleviates-ileitis-in-gpx1-and-gpx2-knockout-mice-without-affecting-apoptosis-incidence-in-the-crypt-epithelium
#14
Fong-Fong Chu, R Steven Esworthy, James H Doroshow, Helmut Grasberger, Agnes Donko, Thomas L Leto, Qiang Gao, Binghui Shen
Mice deficient in glutathione peroxidase (GPx)-1 and -2 (GPx1(-/-)GPx2(-/-) double knockout or DKO mice) develop very-early-onset (VEO) ileocolitis, suggesting that lack of defense against reactive oxygen species (ROS) renders susceptibility to intestinal inflammation. Two members of ROS-generating NADPH oxidase family, NOX1 and DUOX2, are highly inducible in the intestinal epithelium. Previously, we reported that Nox1 deficiency ameliorated the pathology in DKO mice (Nox1-TKO). The role of Duox2 in ileocolitis of the DKO mice is evaluated here in Duoxa-TKO mice by breeding DKO mice with Duoxa(-/-) mice (Duoxa-TKO), which do not have Duox2 activity...
November 22, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881419/oral-administration-of-a-select-mixture-of-bacillus-probiotics-affects-the-gut-microbiota-and-goblet-cell-function-in-newly-weaned-muc4-resistant-pigs-following-escherichia-coli-challenge
#15
Wei Zhang, Yao-Hong Zhu, Dong Zhou, Qiong Wu, Dan Song, Johan Dicksved, Jiu-Feng Wang
: Structural disruption of the gut microbiota and impaired goblet cell function are collateral etiologic factors in enteric diseases. Low, moderate, or high doses of a Bacillus licheniformis-B. subtilis mixture (BLS-mix) were orally administered to MUC4 resistant piglets for 1 week before the F4-expressing ETEC strain (F4(+) ETEC) challenge. The luminal contents were collected from the mucosa of colon on day 8 after F4(+) ETEC challenge. BLS-mix attenuated E. coli-induced expansion of Bacteroides uniformis, Eubacterium eligens, Acetanaerobacterium and Sporobacter populations...
November 23, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862316/cdx2-expression-induced-by-leukocytapheresis-might-be-associated-with-mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis
#16
Kiichiro Tsuchiya, Ryohei Hayashi, Keita Fukushima, Shuji Hibiya, Nobukatsu Horita, Mariko Negi, Eisaku Itoh, Takumi Akashi, Yoshinobu Eishi, Satoshi Motoya, Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Reiko Kunisaki, Ken Fukunaga, Shiro Nakamura, Naoki Yoshimura, Masakazu Takazoe, Bunei Iizuka, Yasuo Suzuki, Masakazu Nagahori, Mamoru Watanabe
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon with an intractable, recurrent course. Although the goal of UC therapy has recently been to target mucosal healing, the molecular mechanism of mucosal healing remains unknown. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the molecular dynamics related to the proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) during cytapheresis therapy in a short duration. METHODS: Endoscopy was performed in 26 patients with UC in multicentre hospitals, and biopsy specimens were collected from the rectum before and within two weeks after leukocytapheresis (LCAP)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836362/intestinal-epithelial-injury-induced-by-maternal-separation-is-protected-by-hydrogen-sulfide
#17
Bo Li, Carol Lee, Zechariah Martin, Xinpei Li, Yuhki Koike, Alison Hock, Elke Zani-Ruttenstock, Augusto Zani, Agostino Pierro
PURPOSE: Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various neonatal diseases involving the intestine. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been shown to protect against oxidative stress. We hypothesized that administration of sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), an H2S donor, to neonatal mice can decrease the intestinal epithelial injury associated with maternal separation (MS). METHODS: C57BL/6 mice received either intraperitoneal phosphate buffered saline (PBS; n=10) or NaHS (1mg/kg/day; n=10), followed by MS for 3h daily between postnatal day P5 and P9...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811936/transglutaminase-2-is-dispensable-but-required-for-the-survival-of-mice-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis
#18
Eui Man Jeong, Young Hoon Son, Yewon Choi, Jin-Hee Kim, Jin-Haeng Lee, Sung-Yup Cho, In-Gyu Kim
Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a ubiquitously expressed enzyme that catalyzes crosslinking, polyamination or deamidation of glutamine residues in proteins. It has been reported that TG2 is involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases including celiac disease, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis and sepsis. Recently, using a mouse model of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis, we showed that TG2 is required to trigger inflammation via the induction of T helper type 17 (Th17) cell differentiation in response to tissue damage...
November 4, 2016: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793051/alteration-of-colonic-epithelial-cell-differentiation-in-mice-deficient-for-glucosaminyl-n-deacetylase-n-sulfotransferase-4
#19
Tzu-Ming Jao, Ya-Lin Li, Shu-Wha Lin, Sheng-Tai Tzeng, I-Shing Yu, Sou-Jhy Yen, Ming-Hong Tsai, Ya-Chien Yang
Glucosaminyl N-deacetylase/N-sulfotransferases (NDSTs) are the first enzymes that mediate the initiation of heparan sulfate sulfation. We previously identified NDST4 as a putative tumor suppressor in human colorectal cancer. In the study, we generated an Ndst4 knockout (Ndst4-/-) mouse strain and explored its phenotypic characteristics, particularly in the development of colonic epithelial homeostasis. The Ndst4-deficient mice were viable and fertile, and their life spans were similar to those of wild-type littermates...
October 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755216/altered-prostasin-cap1-prss8-expression-favors-inflammation-and-tissue-remodeling-in-dss-induced-colitis
#20
Anna Keppner, Sumedha Malsure, Antoine Nobile, Muriel Auberson, Olivier Bonny, Edith Hummler
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are diseases with impaired epithelial barrier function. We aimed to investigate whether mutated prostasin and thus, reduced colonic epithelial sodium channel activity predisposes to develop an experimentally dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis. METHODS: Wildtype, heterozygous (fr/+), and homozygous (fr/fr) prostasin-mutant rats were treated 7 days with DSS followed by 7 days of recovery and analyzed with respect to histology, clinicopathological parameters, inflammatory marker mRNA transcript expression, and sodium transporter protein expression...
October 12, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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