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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346345/the-cytosolic-sensor-sting-is-required-for-intestinal-homeostasis-and-control-of-inflammation
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M C C Canesso, L Lemos, T C Neves, F M Marim, T B R Castro, É S Veloso, C P Queiroz, J Ahn, H C Santiago, F S Martins, J Alves-Silva, E Ferreira, D C Cara, A T Vieira, G N Barber, S C Oliveira, A M C Faria
STING (stimulator of interferon genes) is a cytosolic sensor for cyclic dinucleotides and also an adaptor molecule for intracellular DNA receptors. Although STING has important functions in the host defense against pathogens and in autoimmune diseases, its physiological relevance in intestinal homeostasis is largely unknown. In this study, we show that STING-/- mice presented defective protective mechanisms of intestinal mucosa, including decreased number of goblet cells, diminished mucus production, and lower levels of secretory IgA, when compared with wild-type (WT) mice...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339825/corallivory-and-the-microbial-debacle-in-two-branching-scleractinians
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Yvan Bettarel, Sébastien Halary, Jean-Christophe Auguet, Thanh Chi Mai, Ngoc Van Bui, Thierry Bouvier, Patrice Got, Corinne Bouvier, Sonia Monteil-Bouchard, Desnues Christelle
The grazing activity by specific marine organisms represents a growing threat to the survival of many scleractinian species. For example, the recent proliferation of the corallivorous gastropod Drupella now constitutes a critical case in all South-East Asian waters. If the damaging effects caused by this marine snail on coral polyps are relatively well known, the indirect incidence of predation on coral microbial associates is still obscure and might also potentially impair coral health. In this study, we compared the main ecological traits of coral-associated bacterial and viral communities living in the mucus layer of Acropora formosa and Acropora millepora, of healthy and predated individuals (i...
January 16, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330471/slc26a3-dra-prevents-tnf-alpha-induced-barrier-dysfunction-and-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-acute-colitis
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Xiangming Ding, Dongxiao Li, Mengke Li, Han Wang, Qin He, Yunwu Wang, Hongbing Yu, Dean Tian, Qin Yu
SLC26A3 encodes a Cl-/HCO3- ion transporter that is also known as downregulated in adenoma (DRA) and is involved in HCO3-/mucus formation. The role of DRA in the epithelial barrier has not been previously established. In this study, we investigated the in vivo and in vitro mechanisms of DRA in the colon epithelial barrier. Immunofluorescence (IF) and co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) studies reveal that DRA binds directly to tight junction (TJ) proteins and affects the expression of TJ proteins in polarized Caco-2BBe cells...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321057/influenza-a-virus-infection-impacts-systemic-microbiota-dynamics-and-causes-quantitative-enteric-dysbiosis
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Soner Yildiz, Béryl Mazel-Sanchez, Matheswaran Kandasamy, Balaji Manicassamy, Mirco Schmolke
BACKGROUND: Microbiota integrity is essential for a growing number of physiological processes. Consequently, disruption of microbiota homeostasis correlates with a variety of pathological states. Importantly, commensal microbiota provide a shield against invading bacterial pathogens, probably by direct competition. The impact of viral infections on host microbiota composition and dynamics is poorly understood. Influenza A viruses (IAV) are common respiratory pathogens causing acute infections...
January 10, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315383/multiple-intraintestinal-signals-coordinate-the-regulation-of-vibrio-cholerae-virulence-determinants
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Kenneth M Peterson, Patrick S Gellings
Vibrio cholerae is a gram-negative motile bacterium capable of causing fatal pandemic disease in humans via oral ingestion of contaminated water or food. Within the human intestine the motile vibrios must evade the innate host defense mechanisms, penetrate the mucus layer covering the small intestine, adhere to and multiply on the surface of the microvilli and cause disease via the action of cholera toxin. The explosive diarrhea associated with V. cholerae intestinal colonization leads to dissemination of the vibrios back into the environment to complete this phase of the life cycle...
January 5, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286110/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-acts-reciprocally-with-solute-carrier-family-26-member-3-downregulated-in-adenoma-and-reduces-its-expression-leading-to-intestinal-inflammation
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Xiangming Ding, Dongxiao Li, Mengke Li, Dean Tian, Hongbing Yu, Qin Yu
Solute carrier family 26, member 3 (Slc26a3), also termed downregulated-in-adenoma (DRA) is a member of the Slc26 family of anion transporters and is mutated in congenital chloride diarrhea. Our previous study demonstrated that DRA deficiency is associated with severely reduced colonic HCO3‑ secretion, a loss of colonic fluid absorption, a lack of a firmly adherent mucus layer and a severely reduced colonic mucosal resistance to dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) damage. However, the direct effect of mediators that trigger intestinal inflammatory factors on DRA has not been fully investigated...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277971/intake-of-fish-oil-specifically-modulates-colonic-muc2-expression-in-middle-aged-rats-by-suppressing-the-glycosylation-process
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Yafang Ma, Guanghong Zhou, Yingqiu Li, Yingying Zhu, Xiaobo Yu, Fan Zhao, He Li, Xinglian Xu, Chunbao Li
SCOPE: Dietary fats have been shown to affect gut microbiota composition and aging gene expression of middle-aged rats at a normal dose, but little is known about such an effect on gut barrier. In this study, the changes in colonic Muc2 expression were investigated and the underlying mechanism was also proposed. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-six middle-aged Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to one of diets containing soybean oil, lard or fish oil (4%). The rats were fed for 5 weeks and then goblet cells, Muc2 expression and inflammatory cytokines in the colon were measured...
December 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276171/bifidobacteria-or-fiber-protects-against-diet-induced-microbiota-mediated-colonic-mucus-deterioration
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Bjoern O Schroeder, George M H Birchenough, Marcus Ståhlman, Liisa Arike, Malin E V Johansson, Gunnar C Hansson, Fredrik Bäckhed
Diet strongly affects gut microbiota composition, and gut bacteria can influence the colonic mucus layer, a physical barrier that separates trillions of gut bacteria from the host. However, the interplay between a Western style diet (WSD), gut microbiota composition, and the intestinal mucus layer is less clear. Here we show that mice fed a WSD have an altered colonic microbiota composition that causes increased penetrability and a reduced growth rate of the inner mucus layer. Both barrier defects can be prevented by transplanting microbiota from chow-fed mice...
December 16, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250560/pulmonary-susceptibility-of-neonates-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-a-problem-of-innate-immunity
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REVIEW
Carole Drajac, Daphné Laubreton, Sabine Riffault, Delphyne Descamps
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious viral agent responsible for acute lower respiratory infection in infants. This pathology characterized by mucus hypersecretion and a disturbed T cell immune response is one of the major causes of infant hospitalization for severe bronchiolitis. Although different risk factors are associated with acute RSV bronchiolitis, the immunological factors contributing to the susceptibility of RSV infection in infants are not clearly elucidated...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234672/vamp8-mucin-exocytosis-attenuates-intestinal-pathogenesis-by-entamoeba-histolytica
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COMMENT
Steve Cornick, France Moreau, Herbert Y Gaisano, Kris Chadee
The intestinal mucosa encounters a barrage of ingested insults within the host yet under homeostasis elegantly facilitates nutrient absorption and sustenance of the commensal microbiota. An essential defence mechanism employed by the host is limiting the spatial niche various microbes may occupy as executed by the fluid mucus layer. Pathogens that violate their restricted niche within the intestinal mucosa are first expelled by robust mucus secretion from goblet cells thus by-passing the need for an immune response...
November 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231615/-effects-of-different-methods-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-functional-constipation-in-rats-a-comparative-study
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Jing Xu, Yuzhu Du, Xuanping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Haijiao Xing, Lijia Pan, Rui Jia, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of acupuncture, electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion on functional constipation in rats. METHODS: Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into a control group (n=8), a model group (n=11), a medication group (n=8), an acupuncture group (n=11), an EA group (n=11) and a moxibustion group (n=11) by random number table. The rats in the model group, medication group, acupuncture group, EA group and moxibustion group were treated with intragastric administration of loperamide hydrochloride for 6 days continuously to establish the functional constipation models, while equal volume of drinking water was administrated to rats in the control group at the same time...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218032/surface-proteins-of-lactococcus-lactis-bacterial-resources-for-muco-adhesion-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Muriel Mercier-Bonin, Marie-Pierre Chapot-Chartier
Food and probiotic bacteria, in particular lactic acid bacteria, are ingested in large amounts by humans and are part of the transient microbiota which is increasingly considered to be able to impact the resident microbiota and thus possibly the host health. The lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis is extensively used in starter cultures to produce dairy fermented food. Also because of a generally recognized as safe status, L. lactis has been considered as a possible vehicle to deliver in vivo therapeutic molecules with anti-inflammatory properties in the gastrointestinal tract...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215731/eucalyptol-protects-lungs-against-bacterial-invasion-through-attenuating-ciliated-cell-damage-and-suppressing-muc5ac-expression
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Na Yu, Yi-Tian Sun, Xin-Ming Su, Miao He, Bing Dai, Jian Kang
This study was conducted to investigate whether Eucalyptol plays a role in influencing bacterial growth in cigarette smoke exposed lungs. Rats were exposed to air (control) and cigarette smoke (smoking) in presence and absence of Eucalyptol (260 mg/day). Morphological analysis of lung structures and status of airway mucous production were observed under a microscope. Pathological changes of ciliated columnar epithelium in airways were examined using transmission electron microscopy. MUC5AC protein and mRNA expression in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and lungs were determined...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212561/crosstalk-between-entamoeba-histolytica-and-the-human-intestinal-tract-during-amoebiasis
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Elisabeth Labruyère, Roman Thibeaux, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Nancy Guillén
The protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica is the microbial agent of amoebiasis - an infection that is endemic worldwide and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. As the disease develops, virulent E. histolytica deplete the mucus layer, interact with the intestinal epithelium, and then degrade the colonic mucosa and disrupt the extracellular matrix (ECM). Our research demonstrated that virulent parasites with an invasive phenotype display rapid, highly specific changes in their transcriptome (notably for essential factors involved in carbohydrate metabolism and the processing of glycosylated residues)...
December 7, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209124/composition-and-immuno-stimulatory-properties-of-extracellular-dna-from-mouse-gut-flora
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Ce Qi, Ya Li, Ren-Qiang Yu, Sheng-Li Zhou, Xing-Guo Wang, Guo-Wei Le, Qing-Zhe Jin, Hang Xiao, Jin Sun
AIM: To demonstrate that specific bacteria might release bacterial extracellular DNA (eDNA) to exert immunomodulatory functions in the mouse small intestine. METHODS: Extracellular DNA was extracted using phosphate buffered saline with 0.5 mmol/L dithiothreitol combined with two phenol extractions. TOTO-1 iodide, a cell-impermeant and high-affinity nucleic acid stain, was used to confirm the existence of eDNA in the mucus layers of the small intestine and colon in healthy Male C57BL/6 mice...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202334/berberine-treatment-increases-akkermansia-in-the-gut-and-improves-high-fat-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice
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Lin Zhu, Danying Zhang, Hong Zhu, Jimin Zhu, Shuqiang Weng, Ling Dong, Taotao Liu, Yu Hu, Xizhong Shen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gut microbiota plays a major role in metabolic disorders. Berberine is used to treat obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis. The mechanism underlying the role of berberine in modulating metabolic disorders is not fully clear because berberine has poor oral bioavailability. Thus, we evaluated whether the antiatherosclerotic effect of berberine is related to alterations in gut microbial structure and if so, whether specific bacterial taxa contribute to the beneficial effects of berberine...
November 24, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196049/chronic-glucocorticoid-treatment-induced-circadian-clock-disorder-leads-to-lipid-metabolism-and-gut-microbiota-alterations-in-rats
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Tao Wu, Luna Yang, Jianguo Jiang, Yinhua Ni, Jiawei Zhu, Xiaojun Zheng, Qi Wang, Xin Lu, Zhengwei Fu
AIM: Glucocorticoids (GCs), steroid hormones synthetized by the adrenal gland, are regulated by circadian cycles, and dysregulation of GC signaling can lead to the development of metabolic syndrome. The effects and potential mechanism of GCs in physiology were investigated in the present study. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats were orally administered dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DEX, 0.01 and 0.05mg/kg body weight per day) for 7weeks. KEY FINDING: DEX treatment attenuated body weight gain and reduced food intake, whereas it induced the accumulation of fat...
November 28, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187079/anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-anti-apoptotic-activity-of-diosmin-in-acetic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis
#18
A S Shalkami, Mia Hassan, A G Bakr
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting colon. The primary symptoms of UC are diarrhoea with blood and mucus and sometimes associated with pain. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of diosmin (DIO) on UC. METHODS: UC was induced in rats by rectal administration of acetic acid (AA). The degree of mucosal ulceration and damage was determined by evaluating the disease activity index (DAI) and colon damage index scores. Inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptotic responses were determined by measuring the levels of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-II), malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced glutathione (GSH) in addition to myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and caspase-3 expression...
January 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186668/emulation-of-colonic-oxygen-gradients-in-a-microdevice
#19
David I Walsh, E Victoria Dydek, Jaclyn Y Lock, Taylor L Carlson, Rebecca L Carrier, David S Kong, Catherine R Cabrera, Todd Thorsen
Gut-on-a-chip in vitro modeling is an emerging field, as the human gut epithelium and gut microbiome have been recently identified as novel drug targets for a wide variety of diseases. Realistic in vitro gut models require a variety of precise environmental cues, such as chemical and gas gradients, in combination with substrates like mucus that support the growth of microbial communities. This technical brief describes a microfluidic architecture capable of developing a physiologically relevant oxygen gradient that emulates the oxygen profile proximal to the epithelial inner lining of the human colon...
November 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118745/biofilm-structures-in-a-mono-associated-mouse-model-of-clostridium-difficile-infection
#20
Anna P Soavelomandroso, Françoise Gaudin, Sandra Hoys, Valérie Nicolas, Gayatri Vedantam, Claire Janoir, Sylvie Bouttier
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major healthcare-associated disease with high recurrence rates. Host colonization is critical for the infectious process, both in first episodes and in recurrent disease, with biofilm formation playing a key role. The ability of C. difficile to form a biofilm on abiotic surfaces is established, but has not yet been confirmed in the intestinal tract. Here, four different isolates of C. difficile, which are in vitro biofilm producers, were studied for their ability to colonize germ-free mice...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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