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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069817/quorum-sensing-regulators-are-required-for-metabolic-fitness-in-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#1
Sai Siddarth Kalburge, Megan R Carpenter, Sharon Rozovsky, E Fidelma Boyd
Quorum sensing (QS) is a process by which bacteria alter gene expression in response to cell density changes. In Vibrio species, at low cell density, the sigma 54-dependent response regulator LuxO, is active, and regulates the two QS master regulators AphA, which is induced and OpaR, which is repressed. At high cell density the opposite occurs, LuxO is inactive, therefore OpaR is induced and AphA is repressed. In V. parahaemolyticus, a significant enteric pathogen of humans, the role of these regulators in pathogenesis is less known...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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
#2
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
#3
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/28054754/the-stce-metalloprotease-of-enterohaemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-reduces-the-inner-mucus-layer-and-promotes-adherence-to-human-colonic-epithelium-ex-vivo
#4
Claire L Hews, Seav-Ly Tran, Udo Wegmann, Bernard Brett, Alistair D S Walsham, Devon Kavanaugh, Nicole J Ward, Nathalie Juge, Stephanie Schüller
Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) is a major foodborne pathogen and tightly adheres to human colonic epithelium by forming attaching/effacing lesions. To reach the epithelial surface, EHEC must penetrate the thick mucus layer protecting the colonic epithelium. In this study, we investigated how EHEC interacts with the intestinal mucus layer using mucin-producing LS174T colon carcinoma cells and human colonic mucosal biopsies. The level of EHEC binding and A/E lesion formation in LS174T cells was higher compared to mucin-deficient colon carcinoma cell lines, and initial adherence was independent of the presence of flagellin, E...
January 5, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053172/protein-synthesis-in-mucin-producing-tissues-is-conserved-when-dietary-threonine-is-limiting-in-piglets
#5
Lalani L Munasinghe, Jason L Robinson, Scott V Harding, Janet A Brunton, Robert F Bertolo
BACKGROUND: The neonatal gastrointestinal tract extracts the majority of dietary threonine on the first pass to maintain synthesis of threonine-rich mucins in mucus. As dietary threonine becomes limiting, this extraction must limit protein synthesis in extraintestinal tissues at the expense of maintaining protein synthesis in mucin-producing tissues. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the dietary threonine concentration at which protein synthesis is reduced in various tissues...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006108/preliminary-assessment-of-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-dose-finding-for-digitoxin-for-airway-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis
#6
Pamela L Zeitlin, Marie Diener-West, Karen A Callahan, Seakwoo Lee, C Conover Talbot, Bette Pollard, Michael P Boyle, Noah Lechtzin
RATIONALE: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease progresses by a combination of airways inflammation, bacterial colonization, and infection. Airways inflammation is predominantly neutrophilic and complicates airway clearance therapies through cellular debris, excessive DNA, excessive and viscous mucous, and high concentrations of neutrophils, Il-8 and related cytokines liberated along the NFkB signaling pathway. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a single site, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, preliminary study in which we evaluated the effects of 28 days of two dose levels (0...
December 22, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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
#7
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/27938674/mannheimia-haemolytica-biofilm-formation-on-bovine-respiratory-epithelial-cells
#8
Ismail Boukahil, Charles J Czuprynski
Mannheimia haemolytica is the most important bacterial agent associated with the bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC), which causes worldwide economic losses to the cattle industry. M. haemolytica cells initially colonize the tonsillar crypts in the upper respiratory tract of cattle, from where they can subsequently descend into the lungs to cause disease. Many bacteria exist as biofilms inside their hosts. We hypothesize that M. haemolytica colonization of cattle during its commensal state may include biofilm formation...
December 25, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927890/massively-increased-caries-susceptibility-in-an-irf6-cleft-lip-palate-model
#9
B Tamasas, T C Cox
Patients with cleft lip/palate (CLP) have been reported, in some studies, to exhibit an increased prevalence of caries, although the underlying cause for this increase is unknown. In genetically defined mouse models, studies of postnatal sequelae associated with CLP have been hampered by neonatal lethality. Using a conditional targeting approach, we ablated the major CLP gene Irf6 only in the late embryonic oral epithelium (Irf6 cKO), bypassing the role of the gene in lip and palate morphogenesis and thus ensuring survival to adulthood...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924078/gut-microbiota-low-dietary-fibre-induces-colonic-mucus-layer-erosion-by-microbiota
#10
Hugh Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885604/assays-to-study-the-interaction-of-campylobacter-jejuni-with-the-mucosal-surface
#11
Marguerite Clyne, Gina Duggan, Ciara Dunne, Brendan Dolan, Luis Alverez, Billy Bourke
Mucosal colonization and overcoming the mucosal barrier are essential steps in the establishment of infection by Campylobacter jejuni. The interaction between C. jejuni and host cells, including binding and invasion, is thought to be the key virulence factor important for pathogenesis of C. jejuni infections in animals or humans. The intestinal mucosal barrier is composed of a polarized epithelium covered by a thick adherent mucus gel layer. There is a requirement for cell culture assays of infection to accurately represent the in vivo mucosal surface...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881419/oral-administration-of-a-select-mixture-of-bacillus-probiotics-affects-the-gut-microbiota-and-goblet-cell-function-following-escherichia-coli-challenge-in-newly-weaned-pigs-of-genotype-muc4-that-are-supposed-to-be-enterotoxigenic-e-coli-f4ab-ac-receptor-negative
#12
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 piglets of genotype MUC4 that are supposed to be F4-expressing enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain (F4(+) ETEC) F4ab/ac receptor negative (i.e., MUC4-resistant piglets) for 1 week before F4(+) ETEC challenge. The luminal contents were collected from the mucosa of the colon on day 8 after F4(+) ETEC challenge...
February 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870227/aspergillosis-and-the-role-of-mucins-in-cystic-fibrosis
#13
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Abigail C Cowley, David J Thornton, David W Denning, Alexander Horsley
The prevalence of aspergillosis in CF patients has until recently been underestimated, but increasing evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the progression of CF lung disease. In healthy airways, Aspergillus fumigatus can be efficiently removed from the lung by mechanisms such as mucociliary clearance and cough. However, these mechanisms are defective in CF, allowing pathogens such as A. fumigatus to germinate and establish chronic infections within the airways. The precise means by which A...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863247/a-dietary-fiber-deprived-gut-microbiota-degrades-the-colonic-mucus-barrier-and-enhances-pathogen-susceptibility
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Mahesh S Desai, Anna M Seekatz, Nicole M Koropatkin, Nobuhiko Kamada, Christina A Hickey, Mathis Wolter, Nicholas A Pudlo, Sho Kitamoto, Nicolas Terrapon, Arnaud Muller, Vincent B Young, Bernard Henrissat, Paul Wilmes, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Gabriel Núñez, Eric C Martens
Despite the accepted health benefits of consuming dietary fiber, little is known about the mechanisms by which fiber deprivation impacts the gut microbiota and alters disease risk. Using a gnotobiotic mouse model, in which animals were colonized with a synthetic human gut microbiota composed of fully sequenced commensal bacteria, we elucidated the functional interactions between dietary fiber, the gut microbiota, and the colonic mucus barrier, which serves as a primary defense against enteric pathogens. We show that during chronic or intermittent dietary fiber deficiency, the gut microbiota resorts to host-secreted mucus glycoproteins as a nutrient source, leading to erosion of the colonic mucus barrier...
November 17, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856417/probiotic-mixture-vsl-3-reduces-colonic-inflammation-and-improves-intestinal-barrier-function-in-muc2-mucin-deficient-mice
#15
Manish Kumar, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, Aralia Leon Coria, France Moreau, Kris Chadee
: MUC2 mucin is the major glycoprotein in colonic mucus that separates intestinal microbiota from underlying host cells and serves as a food source for some eubacteria. MUC2 deficiency results in impaired epithelial barrier function, imbalance in gut microbiota, and spontaneous colitis. Probiotics have been shown to have a protective effect against colitis. In this study we used Muc2 mucin-deficient (Muc2(-/-)) and Muc2(+/+) littermates to test whether the probiotic mixture VSL#3 requires an intact mucin barrier to exert its beneficial effect...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849619/gram-positive-bacteria-are-held-at-a-distance-in-the-colon-mucus-by-the-lectin-like-protein-zg16
#16
Joakim H Bergström, George M H Birchenough, Gergely Katona, Bjoern O Schroeder, André Schütte, Anna Ermund, Malin E V Johansson, Gunnar C Hansson
The distal colon functions as a bioreactor and harbors an enormous amount of bacteria in a mutualistic relationship with the host. The microbiota have to be kept at a safe distance to prevent inflammation, something that is achieved by a dense inner mucus layer that lines the epithelial cells. The large polymeric nets made up by the heavily O-glycosylated MUC2 mucin forms this physical barrier. Proteomic analyses of mucus have identified the lectin-like protein ZG16 (zymogen granulae protein 16) as an abundant mucus component...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833600/mucosal-prevalence-and-interactions-with-the-epithelium-indicate-commensalism-of-sutterella-spp
#17
Kaisa Hiippala, Veera Kainulainen, Marko Kalliomäki, Perttu Arkkila, Reetta Satokari
Sutterella species have been frequently associated with human diseases, such as autism, Down syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the impact of these bacteria on health still remains unclear. Especially the interactions of Sutterella spp. with the host are largely unknown, despite of the species being highly prevalent. In this study, we addressed the interaction of three known species of Sutterella with the intestinal epithelium and examined their adhesion properties, the effect on intestinal barrier function and the pro-inflammatory capacity in vitro...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829577/chronic-early-life-stress-in-rat-pups-alters-basal-corticosterone-intestinal-permeability-and-fecal-microbiota-at-weaning-influence-of-sex
#18
Nabila Moussaoui, Jonathan P Jacobs, Muriel Larauche, Mandy Biraud, Mulugeta Million, Emeran Mayer, Yvette Taché
Background/Aims: Wistar rat dams exposed to limited nesting stress (LNS) from post-natal days (PND) 2 to 10 display erratic maternal behavior, and their pups show delayed maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and impaired epithelial barrier at PND10 and a visceral hypersensitivity at adulthood. Little is known about the impact of early life stress on the offspring before adulthood and the influence of sex. We investigated whether male and female rats previously exposed to LNS displays at weaning altered corticosterone, intestinal permeability, and microbiota...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824274/in-vitro-colonisation-of-the-distal-colon-by-akkermansia-muciniphila-is-largely-mucin-and-ph-dependent
#19
F Van Herreweghen, P Van den Abbeele, T De Mulder, R De Weirdt, A Geirnaert, E Hernandez-Sanabria, R Vilchez-Vargas, R Jauregui, D H Pieper, C Belzer, W M De Vos, T Van de Wiele
Host mucin is the main constituent of the mucus layer that covers the gut epithelium of the host, and an important source of glycans for the bacteria colonising the intestine. Akkermansia muciniphila is a mucin-degrading bacterium, abundant in the human gut, that is able to produce acetate and propionate during this degradation process. A. muciniphila has been correlated with human health in previous studies, but a mechanistic explanation is lacking. In this study, the main site of colonisation was characterised alongside additional conditions, such as differences in colon pH, prebiotic supplementation and variable mucin supply...
November 8, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796724/effects-of-methanolic-extract-from-leaves-of-rubus-imperialis-in-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice
#20
Luisa Mota da Silva, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Thaise Boeing, Cristiane Barp, Valdir Cechinel-Filho, Rivaldo Niero, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
This study investigated the effects of Rubus imperialis, a berry known as "amora-branca", in colitis dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced in mice. Animals were treated orally with vehicle (water), 5-aminosalicylic acid (100 mg/kg) or methanolic extract from leaves of R. imperialis (MERI, 100 mg/kg), once a day during seven days. The disease activity index (DAI) was observed daily. Colons were collected for histological, histochemical and biochemical analysis. The administration of MERI exacerbated colitis, as indicated by DAI heightened weight loss and increased histological colonic injury...
December 2016: Inflammopharmacology
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