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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219703/immunomodulatory-properties-of-1-2-dihydro-4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1-8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamide-derivative-vl15
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Anna Maria Malfitano, Chiara Laezza, Simone Bertini, Daniela Marasco, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Maurizio Bifulco, Clementina Manera
1,2-dihydro-4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamide derivative VL15 has been recently developed as a selective cannabinoid CB2 receptor compound. Given the high selectivity of this compound at the cannabinoid CB2 receptor and the well-known protective function of this receptor in neurological disorders with autoimmune component like multiple sclerosis, we assessed the immunomodulatory properties of VL15. We assessed on activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), proliferation and viability, cell cycle progression and measured activation markers and the expression of phosphorylated proteins...
February 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218448/chronic-supplementation-with-dietary-proanthocyanidins-protects-from-diet-induced-intestinal-alterations-in-obese-rats
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Gil-Cardoso Katherine, Ginés Iris, Pinent Montserrat, Ardévol Anna, Arola Lluís, Blay Mayte, Terra Ximena
SCOPE: Increased attention has been paid to the link between altered intestinal function and elevated incidence of metabolic disorders, such as in obesity. The present study investigated in obese rats the role of grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) chronic treatment, taken in a low, moderate or high dose, on obesity-associated intestinal alterations in response to a cafeteria diet (CAF). METHODS AND RESULTS: To evaluate the degree of intestinal inflammation, ROS production and MPO activity were measured as well as the expression of inflammatory related genes...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217122/listeria-monocytogenes-10403s-arginine-repressor-argr-finely-tunes-arginine-metabolism-regulation-under-acidic-conditions
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Changyong Cheng, Zhimei Dong, Xiao Han, Jing Sun, Hang Wang, Li Jiang, Yongchun Yang, Tiantian Ma, Zhongwei Chen, Jing Yu, Weihuan Fang, Houhui Song
Listeria monocytogenes is able to colonize human and animal intestinal tracts and to subsequently cross the intestinal barrier, causing systemic infection. For successful establishment of infection, L. monocytogenes must survive the low pH environment of the stomach. L. monocytogenes encodes a functional ArgR, a transcriptional regulator belonging to the ArgR/AhrC arginine repressor family. We aimed at clarifying the specific functions of ArgR in arginine metabolism regulation, and more importantly, in acid tolerance of L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215168/contributions-of-the-interaction-between-dietary-protein-and-gut-microbiota-to-intestinal-health
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Ning Ma, Yanan Tian, Yi Wu, Xi Ma
There is growing recognition that composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiota can be modulated by the dietary proteins which in turn impact health. The amino acid composition and digestibility of proteins, which are influenced by its source and amount of intake, play a pivotal role in determining the microbiota. Reciprocally, it appears that the gut microbiota is also able to affect protein metabolism which give rise to the view that function between the microbiota and protein can proceed in both directions...
February 16, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214831/p38-mapk-pharmacological-inhibitor-sb203580-alleviates-total-parenteral-nutrition-induced-loss-of-intestinal-barrier-function-but-promotes-hepatocyte-lipoapoptosis
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Yong-Tao Xiao, Wei-Hui Yan, Yi Cao, Jun-Kai Yan, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Our previous studies have provided evidence that p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is involved in total parenteral nutrition (TPN)-associated complications, but its exact effects and mechanisms have not been fully understood. This study aimed to evaluate the roles of p38 MAPK inhibitor SB203580 in the TPN-induced loss of intestinal barrier function and liver disease. METHODS: A rodent model of TPN was used to analyze the roles of SB203580 in TPN-associated complications...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214040/reinforcement-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-by-arabinoxylans-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial-arabinoxylans-in-gut-barrier
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Bouke N Salden, Freddy J Troost, Ellen Wilms, Pilar Truchado, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Dietmar H Pieper, Ruy Jáuregui, Massimo Marzorati, Tom van de Wiele, Sam Possemiers, Ad A Masclee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Obesity and metabolic diseases are associated with alterations in microbial composition and impaired gut barrier. Previous in vitro and animal studies have shown that arabinoxylans (AX) have the potential to modulate gut microbiota and gut barrier and therefore could have a protective role. Primary aim of the study was to investigate the effect of AX on intestinal permeability. Secondary aims included the effect of AX on gene transcription and protein expression of tight junctions (TJ), intestinal microbiota composition and activity, immune response and metabolic markers in overweight and obese individuals...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208612/enteric-pathogens-and-their-toxin-induced-disruption-of-the-intestinal-barrier-through-alteration-of-tight-junctions-in-chickens
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Wageha A Awad, Claudia Hess, Michael Hess
Maintaining a healthy gut environment is a prerequisite for sustainable animal production. The gut plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and constitutes an initial organ exposed to external factors influencing bird's health. The intestinal epithelial barrier serves as the first line of defense between the host and the luminal environment. It consists of a continuous monolayer of intestinal epithelial cells connected by intercellular junctional complexes which shrink the space between adjacent cells...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198365/development-of-conventional-dendritic-cells-from-common-bone-marrow-progenitors-to-multiple-subsets-in-peripheral-tissues
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REVIEW
D Sichien, B N Lambrecht, M Guilliams, C L Scott
Our understanding of conventional dendritic cell (cDC) development and the functional specializations of distinct subsets in the peripheral tissues has increased greatly in recent years. Here, we review cDC development from the distinct progenitors in the bone marrow through to the distinct cDC subsets found in barrier tissues, providing an overview of the different subsets described in each location. In addition, we detail the transcription factors and local signals that have been proposed to control this developmental process...
February 15, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195397/alcohol-injury-damages-intestinal-stem-cells
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Rong Lu, Robin M Voigt, Yongguo Zhang, Ikuko Kato, Yinglin Xia, Christopher B Forsyth, Ali Keshavarzian, Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal injury including intestinal leakiness and the risk of developing progressive gastrointestinal cancer. Alcoholics have disruption of intestinal barrier dysfunction that persists weeks after stopping alcohol intake and this occurs in spite of the fact that intestinal epithelial cells turn over every 3-5 days. The renewal and functional regulation of the intestinal epithelium largely relies on intestinal stem cells (ISCs). Chronic inflammation and tissue damage in the intestine can injure stem cells including accumulation of mutations that may result in ISC dysfunction and transformation...
February 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194099/gut-to-brain-dysbiosis-mechanisms-linking-western-diet-consumption-the-microbiome-and-cognitive-impairment
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Emily E Noble, Ted M Hsu, Scott E Kanoski
Consumption of a Western Diet (WD) that is high in saturated fat and added sugars negatively impacts cognitive function, particularly mnemonic processes that rely on the integrity of the hippocampus. Emerging evidence suggests that the gut microbiome influences cognitive function via the gut-brain axis, and that WD factors significantly alter the proportions of commensal bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we review mechanisms through which consuming a WD negatively impacts neurocognitive function, with a particular focus on recent evidence linking the gut microbiome with dietary- and metabolic-associated hippocampal impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193579/zinc-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-caco-2-cells
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Yuxin Shao, Patricia G Wolf, Shuangshuang Guo, Yuming Guo, H Rex Gaskins, Bingkun Zhang
Zinc plays an important role in maintaining intestinal barrier function as well as modulating cellular signaling recognition and protein kinase activities. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) cascade has been demonstrated to affect intercellular integrity and tight junction (TJ) proteins. The current study investigated the hypothesis that zinc regulates intestinal intercellular junction integrity through the PI3K/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. A transwell model of Caco-2 cell was incubated with 0, 50 and 100 μM of zinc at various time points...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193514/microrna-301a-promotes-intestinal-inflammation-and-colitis-associated-cancer-development-by-inhibiting-btg1
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Chong He, Tianming Yu, Yan Shi, Caiyun Ma, Wenjing Yang, Leilei Fang, Mingming Sun, Wei Wu, Fei Xiao, Feifan Guo, Minhu Chen, Hong Yang, Jiaming Qian, Yingzi Cong, Zhanju Liu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal tissues from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer have increased expression of microRNA-301a (MIR301A), compared to tissues from patients without IBD. We studied the mechanisms of MIR301A in progression of IBD in human tissues and mice. METHODS: We isolated intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) from colon biopsy samples of 153 patients with different stages of IBD activity, 6 patients with colitis-associated cancer (CAC), and 35 healthy individuals (controls), enrolled in the study in Shanghai, China...
February 10, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188784/microtubule-associated-protein-1s-related-autophagy-inhibits-apoptosis-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-crohn-s-disease
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Wenxia Bai, Jian'an Bai, Yanhai Li, Delong Tian, Ruihua Shi
Many autophagy-related genes, to our knowledge, have been identified as Crohn's disease (CD) polymorphic sites by genomic wide studies. As a novel member of the microtubule-associated protein 1 (MAP1) family, MAP1S is a microtubule-binding proteins involved in autophagy. However, its expression and potential functions in CD have not been understood. For the first time, we discovered the up-regulated MAP1S and autophagy level (indicated by LC3-Ⅱ/LC3-Ⅰ) in inflamed epithelium among CD patients. Similarly, in TNBS-induced murine colitis model, MAP1S expression was obviously increased...
February 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185248/mastering-gut-permeability-new-roles-for-old-friends
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Michael Bramhall, Colby Zaph
Mast cells are innate immune cells that respond rapidly to infection in barrier tissues such as the skin and intestinal mucosa. Expulsion of parasitic worms in the gut involves a robust type 2 host response, and an acute mastocytosis is often generated at the site of infection. However, the role of mast cells in resistance to worm infections appears to be parasite specific. Mast cells are also involved in tissue repair, but the long-term contribution of mast cell activation after worm expulsion has not been definitively studied...
February 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176881/functional-coupling-of-human-microphysiology-systems-intestine-liver-kidney-proximal-tubule-blood-brain-barrier-and-skeletal-muscle
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Lawrence Vernetti, Albert Gough, Nicholas Baetz, Sarah Blutt, James R Broughman, Jacquelyn A Brown, Jennifer Foulke-Abel, Nesrin Hasan, Julie In, Edward Kelly, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Jonathan Repper, Nina Senutovitch, Janet Stabb, Catherine Yeung, Nick C Zachos, Mark Donowitz, Mary Estes, Jonathan Himmelfarb, George Truskey, John P Wikswo, D Lansing Taylor
Organ interactions resulting from drug, metabolite or xenobiotic transport between organs are key components of human metabolism that impact therapeutic action and toxic side effects. Preclinical animal testing often fails to predict adverse outcomes arising from sequential, multi-organ metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics. Human microphysiological systems (MPS) can model these interactions and are predicted to dramatically improve the efficiency of the drug development process. In this study, five human MPS models were evaluated for functional coupling, defined as the determination of organ interactions via an in vivo-like sequential, organ-to-organ transfer of media...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176790/architectural-and-functional-alterations-of-the-small-intestinal-mucosa-in-classical-whipple-s-disease
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H-J Epple, J Friebel, V Moos, H Troeger, S M Krug, K Allers, K Schinnerling, A Fromm, B Siegmund, M Fromm, J D Schulzke, T Schneider
Classical Whipple's disease (CWD) affects the gastrointestinal tract and rather elicits regulatory than inflammatory immune reactions. Mechanisms of malabsorption, diarrhea, and systemic immune activation are unknown. We here analyzed mucosal architecture, barrier function, and immune activation as potential diarrheal trigger in specimens from 52 CWD patients. Our data demonstrate villus atrophy and crypt hyperplasia associated with epithelial apoptosis and reduced alkaline phosphatase expression in the duodenum of CWD patients...
February 8, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174966/p012-ral-activation-exacerbates-colonic-inflammation-through-the-impairment-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-experimental-murine-colitis
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N Minami, M Matsuura, S Yamamoto, Y Honzawa, S Yamada, Y Koshikawa, M Okabe, H Seno, H Horiuchi, H Nakase
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174773/dietary-fibre-based-scfa-mixtures-promote-both-protection-and-repair-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-in-a-caco-2-cell-model
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Tingting Chen, Choon Young Kim, Amandeep Kaur, Lisa Lamothe, Maliha Shaikh, Ali Keshavarzian, Bruce R Hamaker
Impaired gut barrier function plays an important role in the development of many diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and in HIV infection. Dietary fibres have been shown to improve intestinal barrier function through their fermentation products, short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and the effects of individual SCFAs have been studied. Here, different SCFA mixtures representing possible compositions from fibre fermentation products were studied for protective and reparative effects on intestinal barrier function...
February 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174756/mechanisms-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-by%C3%A2-adherent-invasive-escherichia-coli
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REVIEW
Ali Shawki, Declan F McCole
Pathobiont expansion, such as that of adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC), is an emerging factor associated with inflammatory bowel disease. The intestinal epithelial barrier is the first line of defense against these pathogens. Inflammation plays a critical role in altering the epithelial barrier and is a major factor involved in promoting the expansion and pathogenesis of AIEC. AIEC in turn can exacerbate intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction by targeting multiple elements of the barrier. One critical element of the epithelial barrier is the tight junction...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172734/p100-intestinal-epithelial-cells-under-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-boosts-serine-proteolytic-activity-and-modulates-barrier-function
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N Solà Tapias, A Denadai-Souza, C Rolland-Fourcade, C Blanpied, G Dietrich, C Bonnart, A Edir, C Rolland, C Deraison, N Vergnolle, F Barreau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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