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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527946/the-microbiome-and-hepatobiliary-pancreatic-cancers
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Kosuke Mima, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Hideo Baba
The human intestinal microbiome encompasses at least 100 trillion microorganisms that can influence host immunity and disease conditions, including cancer. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers have been associated with poor prognosis owing to their high level of tumor invasiveness, distant metastasis, and resistance to conventional treatment options, such as chemotherapy. Accumulating evidence from animal models suggests that specific microbes and microbial dysbiosis can potentiate hepatobiliary-pancreatic tumor development by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, and producing tumor-promoting metabolites...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525602/aloin-a-component-of-the-aloe-vera-plant-leaf-induces-pathological-changes-and-modulates-the-composition-of-microbiota-in-the-large-intestine-of-f344-n-male-rats
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Mary D Boudreau, Greg R Olson, Volodymyr P Tryndyak, Matthew S Bryant, Robert P Felton, Frederick A Beland
In a previous study, the oral administration of an Aloe vera whole leaf extract induced dose-related mucosal and goblet cell hyperplasia in the rat colon after 13-weeks and colon cancer after two years. The primary goal of this study was to determine whether or not the administration of aloin, a component of the Aloe vera plant leaf, would replicate the pathophysiological effects that were observed in rats in the previous study with an Aloe vera whole leaf extract. Groups of 10 male F344/N rats were administered aloin at 0, 6...
May 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524415/ndrg4-an-early-detection-marker-for-colorectal-cancer-is-specifically-expressed-in-enteric-neurons
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N Vaes, M H F M Lentjes, M J Gijbels, G Rademakers, K L Daenen, W Boesmans, K A D Wouters, A Geuzens, X Qu, H P J Steinbusch, B P F Rutten, S H Baldwin, K A Sharkey, R M W Hofstra, M van Engeland, P Vanden Berghe, V Melotte
BACKGROUND: Promoter methylation of N-myc Downstream-Regulated Gene 4 (NDRG4) in fecal DNA is an established early detection marker for colorectal cancer (CRC). Despite its connection to CRC, NDRG4 is predominantly studied in brain and heart, with little to no knowledge about its expression or role in other organs. In this study, we aimed to determine the whole-body expression of NDRG4, with a focus on the intestinal tract. METHODS: We investigated NDRG4 expression throughout the body by immunohistochemistry, Western Blotting and in situ mRNA hybridization using tissues from NDRG4 wild-type, heterozygous and knockout mice and humans...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507600/insights-into-the-role-of-the-intestinal-microbiota-in-colon-cancer
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REVIEW
Sofia Oke, Alberto Martin
The intestinal microbiota consists of a dynamic organization of bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungal species essential for maintaining gut homeostasis and protecting the host against pathogenic invasion. When dysregulated, the intestinal microbiota can contribute to colorectal cancer development. Though the microbiota is multifaceted in its ability to induce colorectal cancer, this review will focus on the capability of the microbiota to induce colorectal cancer through the modulation of immune function and the production of microbial-derived metabolites...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506682/colorectal-cancer-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nexus-and-felony-of-escherichia-coli
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REVIEW
Abdul Arif Khan, Zakir Khan, Abdul Malik, Mohd Abul Kalam, Phillip Cash, Mohd Tashfeen Ashraf, Aws Alshamsan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a multifactorial etiology. Although the exact cause behind CRC is still elusive, recent studies have indicated microbial involvement in its etiology. Escherichia coli has emerged as an important factor in CRC development since the bacterium can cause changes in the gut that lead to cancerous transformation. A number of studies indicate that chronic inflammation induced by microorganisms, including E. coli, during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) predisposes an individual to CRC. The evidence that support the role of E...
May 12, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505101/dairy-propionibacteria-versatile-probiotics
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Houem Rabah, Fillipe Luiz Rosa do Carmo, Gwénaël Jan
Dairy propionibacteria are used as cheese ripening starters, as biopreservative and as beneficial additives, in the food industry. The main species, Propionibacterium freudenreichii, is known as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe, USA, FDA). In addition to another dairy species, Propionibacterium acidipropionici, they are included in QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) list. Additional to their well-known technological application, dairy propionibacteria increasingly attract attention for their promising probiotic properties...
May 13, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505005/gastric-cancer-with-primitive-enterocyte-phenotype-an-aggressive-subgroup-of-intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma
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Sho Yamazawa, Tetsuo Ushiku, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Akimasa Hayashi, Akiko Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Abe, Amane Tagashira, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama
A primitive cell-like gene expression signature is associated with aggressive phenotypes of various cancers. We assessed the expression of phenotypic markers characterizing primitive cells and its correlation with clinicopathologic and molecular characteristics in gastric cancer. Immunohistochemical analysis of a panel of primitive phenotypic markers, including embryonic stem cell markers (OCT4, NANOG, SALL4, CLDN6, and LIN28) and known oncofetal proteins (AFP and GPC3), was performed using tissue microarray on 386 gastric cancers...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499946/lipid-drug-conjugate-nanoparticle-as-a-potential-nanocarrier-for-the-oral-delivery-of-pemetrexed-diacid-formulation-design-characterization-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-assessment
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Kriti Soni, Ali Mujtaba, Kanchan Kohli
The present work was to develop lipid drug conjugated (LDC) nanoparticles for the potential oral delivery of pemetrexed diacid (PTX) and evaluation of its in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo potentials. The LDC was prepared by salt formation of PTX with stearic acid and followed by cold homogenization technique to produce the LDC nanoparticles. FTIR analysis of LDC proved the presence of amide bond in LDC powder indicating the conjugation between drug and lipid. LDC nanoparticles was found to have particle size 121...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498396/diverse-expression-patterns-and-tumorigenic-role-of-neurotensin-signaling-components-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Ji Tae Kim, Heidi L Weiss, B Mark Evers
Colorectal cancer (CRC), which is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, results from an accumulation of genetic and epigenetic modifications including DNA methylation. Neurotensin (NTS), a hormone localized to the gut and central nervous system, mediates its physiological and pathological effects, including growth stimulation for a variety of cancers, through three distinct NTS receptors (NTSRs). Most NTS functions are mediated through the high-affinity receptor NTSR1, and expression of NTSR1 is increased in many cancers including CRC...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496104/gender-differences-in-bile-acids-and-microbiota-in-relationship-with-gender-dissimilarity-in-steatosis-induced-by-diet-and-fxr-inactivation
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Lili Sheng, Prasant Kumar Jena, Hui-Xin Liu, Karen M Kalanetra, Frank J Gonzalez, Samuel W French, Viswanathan V Krishnan, David A Mills, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan
This study aims to uncover how specific bacteria and bile acids (BAs) contribute to steatosis induced by diet and farnesoid X receptor (FXR) deficiency in both genders. A control diet (CD) and Western diet (WD), which contains high fat and carbohydrate, were used to feed wild type (WT) and FXR knockout (KO) mice followed by phenotyping characterization as well as BA and microbiota profiling. Our data revealed that male WD-fed FXR KO mice had the most severe steatosis and highest hepatic and serum lipids as well as insulin resistance among the eight studied groups...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492497/regulation-of-th17-cells-and-associated-cytokines-in-wound-healing-tissue-regeneration-and-carcinogenesis
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Leonie Brockmann, Anastasios D Giannou, Nicola Gagliani, Samuel Huber
Wound healing is a crucial process which protects our body against permanent damage and invasive infectious agents. Upon tissue damage, inflammation is an early event which is orchestrated by a multitude of innate and adaptive immune cell subsets including TH17 cells. TH17 cells and TH17 cell associated cytokines can impact wound healing positively by clearing pathogens and modulating mucosal surfaces and epithelial cells. Injury of the gut mucosa can cause fast expansion of TH17 cells and their induction from naïve T cells through Interleukin (IL)-6, TGF-β, and IL-1β signaling...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489768/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-meta-analysis
#12
Hong-Lei Yin, Shi-Qi Yin, Qing-Yan Lin, Ying Xu, Hong-Wei Xu, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND: This study compares the prevalence rates of comorbidities between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-COPD control patients reported in literature. METHOD: Literature was searched in several electronic databases. After the selection of studies by following précised eligibility criteria, meta-analyses of odds ratios (ORs) were carried out with subgroup and sensitivity analyses under random effects model. RESULTS: Eleven studies (47,695,183 COPD and 47,924,876 non-COPD control patients' data) were used for meta-analysis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484466/the-st2-il-33-axis-in-immune-cells-during-inflammatory-diseases
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Brad Griesenauer, Sophie Paczesny
Il1rl1 (also known as ST2) is a member of the IL-1 superfamily, and its only known ligand is IL-33. ST2 exists in two forms as splice variants: a soluble form (sST2), which acts as a decoy receptor, sequesters free IL-33, and does not signal, and a membrane-bound form (ST2), which activates the MyD88/NF-κB signaling pathway to enhance mast cell, Th2, regulatory T cell (Treg), and innate lymphoid cell type 2 functions. sST2 levels are increased in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease, acute cardiac and small bowel transplant allograft rejection, colon and gastric cancers, gut mucosal damage during viral infection, pulmonary disease, heart disease, and graft-versus-host disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484095/cancer-killers-in-the-human-gut-microbiota-diverse-phylogeny-and-broad-spectra
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Yu-Jie Zhou, Dan-Dan Zhao, Huidi Liu, Hao-Ting Chen, Jia-Jing Li, Xiao-Qin Mu, Zheng Liu, Xia Li, Le Tang, Zhan-Yi Zhao, Ji-Heng Wu, Yu-Xuan Cai, Ya-Zhuo Huang, Peng-Ge Wang, Yi-Yue Jia, Pei-Qiang Liang, Xue Peng, Si-Yu Chen, Zhi-Lin Yue, Xin-Yuan Yuan, Tammy Lu, Bing-Qing Yao, Yong-Guo Li, Gui-Rong Liu, Shu-Lin Liu
Cancer as a large group of complex diseases is believed to result from the interactions of numerous genetic and environmental factors but may develop in people without any known genetic or environmental risks, suggesting the existence of other powerful factors to influence the carcinogenesis process. Much attention has been focused recently on particular members of the intestinal microbiota for their potential roles in promoting carcinogenesis. Here we report the identification and characterization of intestinal bacteria that exhibited potent anti-malignancy activities on a broad range of solid cancers and leukemia...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483840/fusobacterium-nucleatum-subspecies-animalis-influences-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-and-monocyte-activation-in-human-colorectal-tumors
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Xiangcang Ye, Rui Wang, Rajat Bhattacharya, Delphine Boulbes, Fan Fan, Ling Xia, Harish Adoni, Nadim J Ajami, Matthew C Wong, Daniel P Smith, Joseph F Petrosino, Susan Venable, Wei Qiao, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Dipen M Maru, Lee M Ellis
Chronic infection and associated inflammation have long been suspected to promote human<br />carcinogenesis. Recently, certain gut bacteria, including some in the Fusobacterium genus, have been implicated in playing a role in human colorectal cancer (CRC) development. However, the Fusobacterium species and subspecies involved and their oncogenic mechanisms remain to be determined. We sought to identify the specific Fusobacterium spp. and ssp. in clinical CRC specimens by targeted sequencing of Fusobacterium 16S ribosomal RNA gene...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475639/establishment-of-human-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-model-in-rabbit-liver-a-pilot-study
#16
Veronica Prieto, Johannes M Ludwig, Alton B Farris, Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Taoreed O Lawal, Bassel El-Rayes, Hyun S Kim
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To develop a human metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) model in a rabbit liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunosuppression in 4 adult New Zealand White rabbits weighing 3.5 to 4.5 kg was induced with daily subcutaneous injection of 15 mg/kg Cyclosporine A (CsA). On day 3 open mini-laparotomy was performed and 0.2 ml (1.8x105 cells) suspension of HCT-116 and HT-29 human CRC cells were injected into the left and right medial lobe respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471193/-molecular-pathology-of-colorectal-cancer-microsatellite-instability-the-detection-the-relationship-to-the-pathophysiology-and-prognosis
#17
V Brychtová, R Šefr, R Hrstka, P Vídeňská, B Bencsiková, B Hanáková, L Zdražilová Dubská, R Nenutil, E Budinská
BACKGROUND: Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is third most common cancer worldwide with very heterogenous character. In most cases, it is caused by sporadic events leading to disruption of epithelial cells of the colon. The minority evolves from germline mutations associated with hereditary cancer syndromes. Mechanisms leading to mutations of oncogenes, tumour suppressors and genes of DNA repair mechanisms include: 1. chromosomal instability, 2. microsatellite instability and 3. CpG island methylator phenotype...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465630/pathogenesis-and-clinical-spectrum-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#18
REVIEW
Neelam G Gidwaney, Swati Pawa, Kiron M Das
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a disease of the biliary tract, which has been documented in the literature since 1867. This disease has a strong predilection for affecting men and can be seen in individuals as young as 2 years of age. PSC has a strong associated with inflammatory bowel disease, more commonly with ulcerative colitis, and is also part of the clinical spectrum of IgG4-related diseases. Small-duct PSC, a variant of PSC, also has an association with inflammatory bowel disease. The exact pathogenesis of PSC is not well understood at present, however, is likely a combination of a genetic predisposition with alteration of the molecular structure of the gut...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465070/microbiome-and-colorectal-cancer-unraveling-host-microbiota-interactions-in-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer-development
#19
REVIEW
Mingsong Kang, Alberto Martin
Dysbiosis of gut microbiota occurs in many human chronic immune-mediated diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC). Reciprocally, uncontrolled immune responses, that may or may not be induced by dysbiosis, are central to the development of IBD and CAC. There has been a surge of interest in investigating the relationship between microbiota, inflammation and CAC. In this review, we discuss recent findings related to gut microbiota and chronic immune-mediated diseases, such as IBD and CAC...
April 29, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462680/does-placental-mdsc-mediated-modulation-of-arginine-levels-help-protect-the-foetus-from-auxotrophic-pathogens
#20
Abdul Qader Tahir Ismail
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are immunosuppressive precursors of dendritic cells, macrophages and granulocytes. MDSCs normally quickly differentiate, but have elevated levels in chronic infection and cancer, where they help tumours evade the immune system through induction of T-cell dysfunction. MDSC levels are also raised in pregnancy, and in the neonate. During pregnancy they may help to prevent maternal rejection of the semiallogenic foetus. In the immediate postnatal period they may aid in allowing tolerance of gut microbiological colonisation and non-pathological environmental antigens...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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