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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044635/development-and-application-of-a-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-detection-of-a-novel-gut-bacteriophage-crassphage
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Yuying Liang, Xin Jin, Yuan Huang, Shuiping Chen
BACKGROUND: crAssphage is a novel and by far the most abundant bacteriophage in human gut. This bacteriophage might modulate gut microbiota balance so as to be involved in some diseases like obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, hypertension, and cancer. Therefore, a rapid and reliable detection and quantification method for crAssphage is essential for studying its molecular epidemiology and pathogenicity in human diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The primers-probes set for the quantitative real-time PCR assay was designed based on the DNA polymerase gene (ORF00018) of crAssphage...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041989/links-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Veronika B Dubinkina, Alexander V Tyakht, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse has deleterious effects on human health by disrupting the functions of many organs and systems. Gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver diseases, with its composition manifesting expressed dysbiosis in patients suffering from alcoholic dependence. Due to its inherent plasticity, gut microbiota is an important target for prevention and treatment of these diseases. Identification of the impact of alcohol abuse with associated psychiatric symptoms on the gut community structure is confounded by the liver dysfunction...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038353/cell-cycle-dependent-expression-of-the-cck2-receptor-by-gastrointestinal-myofibroblasts-putative-role-in-determining-cell-migration
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Akos Varga, Jothi Dinesh Kumar, Alec W M Simpson, Steven Dodd, Peter Hegyi, Graham J Dockray, Andrea Varro
The well-known action of the gastric hormone gastrin in stimulating gastric acid secretion is mediated by activation of cholecystokinin-2 receptors (CCK2R). The latter are expressed by a variety of cell types suggesting that gastrin is implicated in multiple functions. During wound healing in the stomach CCK2R may be expressed by myofibroblasts. We have now characterized CCK2R expression in cultured myofibroblasts. Immunocytochemistry showed that a relatively small proportion (1-6%) of myofibroblasts expressed the receptor regardless of the region of the gut from which they were derived, or whether from cancer or control tissue...
October 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027223/inflammatory-cell-death-in-intestinal-pathologies
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REVIEW
Deepika Sharma, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
The intestinal tract is a site of intense immune cell activity that is poised to mount an effective response against a pathogen and yet maintain tolerance toward commensal bacteria and innocuous dietary antigens. The role of cell death in gut pathologies is particularly important as the intestinal epithelium undergoes self-renewal every 4-7 days through a continuous process of cell death and cell division. Cell death is also required for removal of infected, damaged, and cancerous cells. Certain forms of cell death trigger inflammation through release of damage-associated molecular patterns...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025731/macrophage-depletion-using-clodronate-liposomes-decreases-tumorigenesis-and-alters-gut-microbiota-in-the-aom-dss-mouse-model-of-colon-cancer
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Jackie E Bader, Reilly T Enos, Kandy T Velazquez, Meredith S Carson, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash S Nagarkatti, Ioulia Chatzistamou, J Mark Davis, James A Carson, Cory Robinson, E Angela Murphy
We examined the role of macrophages in inflammation associated colorectal cancer (CRC). Given the emerging evidence on immune-microbiota interactions in CRC, we also sought to examine the interaction between macrophages and gut microbiota. To induce CRC, male C57BL/6 mice (n=32) received a single injection of azoxymethane (AOM) followed by three cycles of dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) supplemented water at weeks 1, 4, and 7, respectively. Prior to the final DSS cycle (week 7) and twice weekly until sacrifice, mice (n=16/group) received either 200μl i...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023334/application-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-single-incision-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy
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Junfeng Zhou, Qingliang He, Jiaxing Wang, Qicai Liu, Mi Wang
BACKGROUND: Recently, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) was widely used in the perioperative management of gastric cancer. The study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ERAS in single-incision laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (SIDG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 90 patients who received laparoscopic gastric cancer resection were divided into 3 groups: group A (n=30), underwent traditional multiport laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with conventional perioperative management; group B (n=30) underwent traditional multiport laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with ERAS concept; and group C (n=30), underwent SIDG with ERAS concept...
October 11, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020986/colorectal-cancer-infiltrating-t-lymphocytes-display-a-distinct-chemokine-receptor-expression-profile
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Ann-Britt Löfroos, Mohammad Kadivar, Sabina Resic Lindehammer, Jan Marsal
BACKGROUND: T lymphocytes exert important homeostatic functions in the healthy intestinal mucosa, whereas in case of colorectal cancer (CRC), infiltration of T lymphocytes into the tumor is crucial for an effective anti-tumor immune response. In both situations, the recruitment mechanisms of T lymphocytes into the tissues are essential for the immunological functions deciding the outcome. The recruitment of T lymphocytes is largely dependent on their expression of various chemokine receptors...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018272/bile-acid-microbiota-crosstalk-in-gastrointestinal-inflammation-and-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Wei Jia, Guoxiang Xie, Weiping Jia
Emerging evidence points to a strong association between the gut microbiota and the risk, development and progression of gastrointestinal cancers such as colorectal cancer (CRC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Bile acids, produced in the liver, are metabolized by enzymes derived from intestinal bacteria and are critically important for maintaining a healthy gut microbiota, balanced lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, insulin sensitivity and innate immunity. Given the complexity of bile acid signalling and the direct biochemical interactions between the gut microbiota and the host, a systems biology perspective is required to understand the liver-bile acid-microbiota axis and its role in gastrointestinal carcinogenesis to reverse the microbiota-mediated alterations in bile acid metabolism that occur in disease states...
October 11, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991359/association-between-the-gut-microbiota-and-mineral-metabolism
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Skrypnik, Joanna Suliburska
The aim of this review is to present the most recent scientific evidence of interactions between the intestinal microbiota and minerals, and the effect of this interaction on the health of the host. The Web of Science database from the years 2013-2017 on this topic was reviewed. Numerous in vitro studies have shown that iron significantly affects the intestinal microbiota. However, Bifidobacteriaceae are capable of binding iron in the large intestine, thereby limiting the formation of free radicals synthesized in the presence of iron, and thus reducing the risk of colorectal cancer...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990506/metabolomic-heterogeneity-of-urogenital-tract-cancers-analyzed-by-complementary-chromatographic-techniques-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry
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Arlette Yumba Mpanga, Wiktoria Struck-Lewicka, Renata Bujak, Marcin Markuszewski, Marek Roslan, Roman Kaliszan, Michał Jan Markuszewski
BACKGROUND: In regard to urogenital tract cancer studies, an estimated 340,650 new cases and 58,360 deaths from genital system cancer and about 141,140 new cases and 29330 deaths from urinary system were projected to occur in United States in 2012. The main drawbacks of currently available diagnostic tests constitute the low specificity, costliness and quite high invasiveness. OBJECTIVE: The main goal of this pilot study was to determine and compare urine metabolic fingerprints in urogenital tract cancer patients and healthy controls...
October 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988625/in-vivo-programming-of-endogenous-antibodies-via-oral-administration-of-adaptor-ligands
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Masanobu Nagano, Nancy Carrillo, Nobumasa Otsubo, Wataru Hakamata, Hitoshi Ban, Roberta P Fuller, Nasir K Bashiruddin, Carlos F Barbas
Vaccination is a reliable method of prophylaxis and a crucial measure for public health. However, the majority of vaccines cannot be administered orally due to their degradation in the harsh gut environment or inability to cross the GI tract. In this study, we report the first proof-of-concept study of orally producible chemically programmed antibodies via specific conjugation of adaptor ligands to endogenous antibodies, in vivo. Pre-immuniztion with 2,4-dinitrophenyl (DNP), or the reactive hapten, 1,3-diketone (DK), or a novel reactive hapten, vinyl sulfone (VS) in mice, followed by oral administration of adaptor ligands composed of the hapten and biotin to the pre-immunized mice resulted in successful in vivo formation of the biotin-hapten-antibody complexes within 2h...
September 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983453/remote-sensing-between-liver-and-intestine-importance-of-microbial-metabolites
#12
Zidong Donna Fu, Julia Yue Cui
Recent technological advancements including metagenomics sequencing and metabolomics have allowed the discovery of critical functions of gut microbiota in obesity, malnutrition, neurological disorders, asthma, and xenobiotic metabolism. Classification of the human gut microbiome into distinct "enterotypes" has been proposed to serve as a new paradigm for understanding the interplay between microbial variation and human disease phenotypes, as many organs are affected by gut microbiota modifications during the pathogenesis of diseases...
June 2017: Current Pharmacology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983289/dietary-heme-induces-gut-dysbiosis-aggravates-colitis-and-potentiates-the-development-of-adenomas-in-mice
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Marco Constante, Gabriela Fragoso, Annie Calvé, Macha Samba-Mondonga, Manuela M Santos
Dietary heme can be used by colonic bacteria equipped with heme-uptake systems as a growth factor and thereby impact on the microbial community structure. The impact of heme on the gut microbiota composition may be particularly pertinent in chronic inflammation such as in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), where a strong association with gut dysbiosis has been consistently reported. In this study we investigated the influence of dietary heme on the gut microbiota and inferred metagenomic composition, and on chemically induced colitis and colitis-associated adenoma development in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983086/can-intestinal-microbiota-be-associated-with-non-intestinal-cancers
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Camille Jacqueline, Lionel Brazier, Dominique Faugère, François Renaud, Frédéric Thomas, Benjamin Roche
While the role of intestinal microbiota is increasingly recognized in the etiology of digestive cancers, its effects on the development of cancer in other parts of the body have been little studied. Through new-generation sequencing, we aimed to identify an association between the structure of intestinal microbiota and the presence of eye disc tumor in Drosophila larvae. First, we observed a parental effect on the diversity and structure of bacterial communities. Second, we identified a bacterial signature (at the family level) of cancer: cancerous larvae host a significantly lower relative abundance of Bacillaceae than individuals that did not develop the tumor...
October 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982615/microbiome-inflammation-and-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Ju Chen, Elise Pitmon, Kepeng Wang
Chronic inflammation is linked to the development of multiple cancers, including those of the colon. Inflammation in the gut induces carcinogenic mutagenesis and promotes colorectal cancer initiation. Additionally, myeloid and lymphoid cells infiltrate established tumors and propagate so called "tumor-elicited inflammation", which in turn favors cancer development by supporting the survival and proliferation of cancer cells. In addition to the interaction between cancer cells and tumor infiltrating immune cells, the gut also hosts trillions of bacteria and other microbes, whose roles in colorectal inflammation and cancer have only been appreciated in the past decade or so...
October 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982318/virome-and-inflammasomes-a-finely-tuned-balance-with-important-consequences-for-the-host-health
#16
Giulia Freer, Fabrizio Maggi, Mauro Pistello
The virome is a multifaceted network of viruses inhabiting humans in health and disease. The virome forms a conspicuous portion of the so-called microbiome. Massive amount of data recently emerging demonstrates that the microbiome, once generically referred to as human (or animal) flora, is not a static entity but closely reflects what we eat, how and where we live, what we do, and many other unexpected variables. Composition, location, and amount of the microbiome have a direct impact on innate and adaptive host immune defences...
October 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975805/associations-between-narrative-transportation-risk-perception-and-behaviour-intentions-following-narrative-messages-about-skin-cancer
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Amanda J Dillard, Rebecca A Ferrer, Jessica D Welch
OBJECTIVE: Narrative messages may be an effective strategy to increase risk perceptions and motivate preventive behaviours related to cancer. The aim of this research was to examine associations between narrative transportation (i.e. psychological absorption into a narrative), risk perceptions, and intentions following narrative messages about skin cancer. DESIGN: In two studies, women who reported indoor tanning read first-person narrative messages about skin cancer...
October 4, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970547/ginsenosides-rb3-and-rd-reduce-polyps-formation-while-reinstate-the-dysbiotic-gut-microbiota-and-the-intestinal-microenvironment-in-apc-min-mice
#18
Guoxin Huang, Imran Khan, Xiaoang Li, Lei Chen, Waikit Leong, Leung Tsun Ho, W L Wendy Hsiao
Studies showed that manipulation of gut microbiota (GM) composition through the treatment of prebiotics could be a novel preventive measure against colorectal cancer (CRC) development. In this study, for the first time, we assessed the non-toxic doses of the triterpene saponins (ginsenoside-Rb3 and ginsenoside-Rd) - as prebiotics - that effectively reinstated the dysbiotic-gut microbial composition and intestinal microenvironment in an Apc(Min/+) mice model. Rb3 and Rd effectively reduced the size and the number of the polyps that accompanied with the downregulation of oncogenic signaling molecules (iNOS, STAT3/pSTAT3, Src/pSrc)...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970139/fetal-gut-like-differentiation-in-gallbladder-cancer
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Kei Koyama, Daichi Maeda, Daisuke Tamura, Chisato Narita, Yukitsugu Kudo-Asabe, Tsutomu Sato, Yuzo Yamamoto, Masato Sageshima, Hiroshi Nanjo, Akiteru Goto
Adenocarcinomas showing fetal gut-like (enteroblastic) differentiation can arise in a variety of organs, and are frequently accompanied by an elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level. However, no study has investigated fetal gut-like differentiation in gallbladder cancer in detail. Herein, we performed morphological and immunohistochemical analyses of fetal-gut like differentiation in 49 consecutive gallbladder cancer cases. The expression of Sal-like protein 4 (SALL4), an embryonic stem cell marker reported to represent fetal gut-like differentiation, as well as other oncofetal proteins, including glypican-3 (GPC3) and AFP, were assessed...
September 29, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969019/repression-of-intestinal-transporters-and-fxr-fgf15-signaling-explains-bile-acids-dysregulation-in-experimental-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
#20
Lijuan Cao, Yuan Che, Tuo Meng, Shanshan Deng, Jun Zhang, Min Zhao, Wanfeng Xu, Dandan Wang, Zhichen Pu, Guangji Wang, Haiping Hao
Bile acids (BAs) are important endogenous signaling molecules that play vital roles in the pathological development of various diseases including colitis-associated cancer (CAC). BAs were previously found dysregulated under conditions of CAC; however, the exact patterns and underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely elusive. Based on the development of a method for comprehensive analysis of BAs, this study aims to elucidate the dysregulation patterns and involved mechanisms in a typical CAC model induced by azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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