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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789015/pharmacomicrobiomics-exploiting-the-drug-microbiota-interactions-in-anticancer-therapies
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REVIEW
Concetta Panebianco, Angelo Andriulli, Valerio Pazienza
Cancer is a major health burden worldwide, and despite continuous advances in medical therapies, resistance to standard drugs and adverse effects still represent an important cause of therapeutic failure. There is a growing evidence that gut bacteria can affect the response to chemo- and immunotherapeutic drugs by modulating either efficacy or toxicity. Moreover, intratumor bacteria have been shown to modulate chemotherapy response. At the same time, anticancer treatments themselves significantly affect the microbiota composition, thus disrupting homeostasis and exacerbating discomfort to the patient...
May 22, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788823/synbiotic-supplementation-systemic-inflammation-and-symptoms-of-brain-disorders-in-elders-a-secondary-study-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Eliana Regina Louzada, Sandra Maria Lima Ribeiro
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effect of a symbiotic substance on symptoms of brain disorders and inflammation in the elderly. METHODS: Forty-nine elders, both genders, assigned into two groups: S-group (synbiotic) and P-group (placebo). Evaluations at the beginning and at the end of the experiment: geriatric depressive symptoms scale-15 (GDS-15); mini-mental status examination (MMSE); % of body fat (%fat); serum IL-6, TNF-α and IL-10; serum diamine-oxidase (DAO), intestinal fatty-acid binding protein (IFABP), and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
May 23, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787859/design-and-rationale-of-the-insyte-study-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-to-test-the-efficacy-of-a-synbiotic-on-liver-fat-disease-biomarkers-and-intestinal-microbiota-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#3
Eleonora Scorletti, Paul R Afolabi, Elizabeth A Miles, Debbie E Smith, Amal Almehmadi, Albandri Alshathry, Helen E Moyses, Geraldine F Clough, Mark Wright, Janisha Patel, Laure Bindels, Nathalie M Delzenne, Philip C Calder, Christopher D Byrne
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of fat-related conditions ranging from simple fatty liver, to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cirrhosis. There is growing evidence that NAFLD is a multisystem disease, affecting several extra-hepatic organs and regulatory pathways. Furthermore, since the gut and liver are linked anatomically via the portal vein, disturbances of the gut microbiota (dysbiosis) can affect the liver. OBJECTIVES: In patients with NAFLD, we are testing the effects of a synbiotic which is the combination of a prebiotic (fructooligosaccharides; 4 g/day) and a probiotic (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp...
May 19, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779028/dietary-changes-involving-bifidobacterium-longum-and-other-nutrients-delays-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
#4
Yuko Iwashita, Masaki Ohya, Mitsuru Yashiro, Tomohiro Sonou, Kazuki Kawakami, Yuri Nakashima, Takuro Yano, Yu Iwashita, Toru Mima, Shigeo Negi, Kaoru Kubo, Koichi Tomoda, Toshitaka Odamaki, Takashi Shigematsu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that prebiotic and/or probiotic treatments ameliorate kidney function in humans and animals by improving the gut environment. However, the gut microbiota and kidney disease interactions remain to be determined. This study investigated whether synbiotics modulate the gut microbiota and ameliorate kidney function using a rat model of chronic kidney disease (CKD). As uremic toxins are associated with CKD-related mineral and bone disorder, the secondary aim was to evaluate the relationship between synbiotics and secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778843/a-synbiotic-improves-the-immunity-of-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-metabolomic-analyses-reveal-compelling-evidence
#5
Truong-Giang Huynh, Ann-Chang Cheng, Chia-Chun Chi, Kuo-Hsun Chiu, Chun-Hung Liu
In this study, we examined the synergistic effects of a diet-administered synbiotic comprising galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 7-40 on immune responses, immune-related gene expressions, and disease resistance to Vibrio alginolyticus in white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. To unravel the regulatory role of the synbiotic in activating the immune system of shrimp, 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomic analyses were used to investigate hepatopancreas metabolites, then significantly altered metabolites were confirmed in both the hepatopancreas and plasma by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) and spectrophotometric analyses...
May 17, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777375/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-antibiotics-probiotics-synbiotics-and-prebiotics-on-the-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-of-broilers
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Vahid Tayeri, Alireza Seidavi, Leila Asadpour, Clive J C Phillips
Routine use of the antibiotic flavomycin in broiler production may lead to resistance, and alternative growth promoters are used to enhance performance. Two hundred day-old male Ross 308 broiler chicks were allocated to five dietary supplements included from d 1-42: flavomycin, three possible alternatives, a probiotic, prebiotic and a synbiotic, as well as a control treatment. There were four replicate cages of 10 birds each in each treatment. Compared with the control and antibiotics treatments, the probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic treatments increased (p = 0...
May 18, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773365/a-synbiotic-multiparticulate-microcapsule-for-enhancing-inulin-intestinal-release-and-bifidobacterium-gastro-intestinal-survivability
#7
Bahgat Fayed, Amira Abood, Hoda S El-Sayed, Amal M Hashem, Nayra S H Mehanna
A novel synbiotic multiparticulate microparticle was produced in the current study to expand the synbiotic industrial applications. Initially, the inulin was fabricated into PLGA nanoparticles. After the inulin entrapment efficiency was boosted to reach 92.9 ± 8.4% by adjusting the formulation parameters, the developed particles were characterized by different techniques such as particle size analyzer, TEM, and TLC. The obtained data showed that the particle size was 115.8 ± 82.7 nm, the particles had smooth surface and round shape, and the fabrication procedure did not affect the integrity of the inulin...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770051/agriculture-and-agri-food-canada-s-research-program-on-antimicrobial-resistance
#8
E Topp
A key strategy for attenuating the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is ensuring judicious use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture. Research on AMR in agriculture includes risk assessment, risk management, and identifying the role of agricultural practices in development of AMR. Risk assessment includes an impact assessment of antimicrobial use in livestock and on the environment; for example, many antimicrobials are excreted unchanged and thus reach the environment through manure application...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764202/comparative-study-of-the-synbiotic-effect-of-inulin-and-fructooligosaccharide-with-probiotics-with-regard-to-the-various-properties-of-fermented-soy-milk
#9
Shalini Mishra, H N Mishra
Numerous combinations of probiotics were explored to find the suitable starter culture for the development of synbiotic soy yoghurt which can give good product characteristics and may be acceptable among consumers. Prebiotics (fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and inulin) were supplemented in an attempt to reduce the after-taste of soymilk, improve acidification profile and growth of probiotics. The addition of prebiotics in soy milk significantly enhanced the acidification rate (10.82 to 23.00 × 10-3 pH units/min) and condensed the fermentation completion time...
January 1, 2018: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749362/effects-of-synbiotics-on-ileal-microbiota
#10
Shunichiro Komatsu, Eiji Sakamoto, Takashi Asahara, Koji Nomoto, Masato Nagino
Background & objectives: Despite advancements in molecular-based methods, the composition of the human ileal microbiota and the effects of synbiotics/probiotics on its microbes remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the composition of the mucus microbiota in the human ileum and to assess the effects of oral administration of synbiotics on the microbiota. Methods: As part of a clinical trial for synbiotics treatment and surgical infection, ileal mucus was sampled when resection of the ileocecal portion was required...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732479/whey-and-its-derivatives-for-probiotics-prebiotics-synbiotics-and-functional-foods-a-critical-review
#11
Ourdia Kareb, Mohammed Aïder
The purpose of this review is to highlight the importance of whey as a source of new-generation functional ingredients. Particular interest is given to probiotic growth in the presence of whey derivatives such as lactulose, a lactose derivative, which is a highly sought-after prebiotic in functional feeding. The role of sugar/nitrogen interactions in the formation of Maillard products is also highlighted. These compounds are known for their antioxidant power. The role of bioactive peptides from whey is also discussed in this study...
May 7, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705500/lactobacillus-paracasei-hii01-xylooligosaccharides-and-synbiotics-reduce-gut-disturbance-in-obese-rats
#12
Parameth Thiennimitr, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Wannipa Tunapong, Titikorn Chunchai, Keerati Wanchai, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Anusorn Lungkaphin, Sasithorn Sirilun, Chaiyavat Chaiyasut, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
OBJECTIVES: The beneficial effects of pro-, pre-, and synbiotics on obesity with insulin resistance have been reported previously. However, the strain-specific effect of probiotics and the combination with various types of prebiotic fiber yield controversial outcomes and limit clinical applications. Our previous study demonstrated that the probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei (L. paracasei) HII01, prebiotic xylooligosaccharide (XOS), and synbiotics share similar efficacy in attenuating cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in obese-insulin resistant rats...
March 20, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672196/the-effects-of-synbiotic-supplementation-on-body-mass-index-metabolic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-appetite-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-triple-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Samira Rabiei, Mehdi Hedayati, Bahram Rashidkhani, Navid Saadat, Rahebeh Shakerhossini
It has been shown recently that metabolic syndrome is associated with gut dysbiosis. The gut microbiota may be the main target for prevention or treatment of metabolic syndrome. We investigated the effects of synbiotic supplementation on metabolic syndrome. In this triple-blinded clinical trial, 46 Iranian patients with metabolic syndrome, from both sexes, aged 25-70 years, who fulfilled inclusion criteria were randomly categorized to receive either the synbiotic or a placebo capsule, twice a day for three months, plus a weight-loss diet using stratified random sampling based on body mass index (BMI)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666156/circulating-bacterial-fragments-as-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-ckd
#14
Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Christopher William McIntyre, Philip Kam-Tao Li
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with CKD. In the past decade, intestinal dysbiosis and altered gut epithelial barrier function are increasingly recognized in CKD. Uremic patients have slow intestinal transit time, impaired protein assimilation, and decreased consumption of dietary fiber. The use of multiple medications also may contribute to the proliferation of dysbiotic bacteria, which affect the barrier function of intestinal epithelium. In addition, fluid overload and uremic toxins per se directly reduce the gut barrier function...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662493/age-related-changes-in-the-natural-killer-cell-response-to-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-are-not-influenced-by-a-synbiotic-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Agnieszka Przemska-Kosicka, Caroline E Childs, Catherine Maidens, Honglin Dong, Susan Todd, Margot A Gosney, Kieran Michael Tuohy, Parveen Yaqoob
Natural killer (NK) cells are an important component of the immune response to influenza infection, but are subject to alteration during aging, which may play a role in impaired response to infection and vaccination in older people. Enhancement of NK cell activity could, therefore, present a means to improve the immune response to vaccination in older subjects, and pre- and probiotics offer an opportunity to modulate antiviral defenses via alteration of the gut microbiota. This study investigated the effect of a novel probiotic, Bifidobacterium longum bv...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660810/sensory-profile-drivers-of-liking-and-influence-of-information-on-the-acceptance-of-low-calorie-synbiotic-and-probiotic-chocolate-ice-cream
#16
Juliana Peres, Erick Esmerino, Alessandra Lins da Silva, Ilana Racowski, Helena Bolini
The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensory profile and the influence of the information on the acceptance of the symbiotic chocolate ice cream made with sucrose and different sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, neotame, Stevia with 60%, 85%, 95%, and 97% of rebaudioside A) through analysis of variance (ANOVA), Tukey's test, and partial least of square (PLS) regression. Quantitative descriptive analysis (QDA) was carried out by 18 assessors, who evaluated the samples in relation to the raised descriptors...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649996/the-effects-of-synbiotic-supplementation-on-hormonal-status-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#17
Khadijeh Nasri, Mehri Jamilian, Elham Rahmani, Fereshteh Bahmani, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Zatollah Asemi
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no reports are available indicating the effects of synbiotic supplementation on hormonal status, biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This research was done to assess the effects of synbiotic supplementation on hormonal status, biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in subjects with PCOS. METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 subjects diagnosed with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria...
April 12, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644870/a-novel-polyphenolic-prebiotic-and-probiotic-formulation-have-synergistic-effects-on-the-gut-microbiota-influencing-drosophila-melanogaster-physiology
#18
Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash
The gut microbiota is a vast community of synergistic bacterial species providing health benefits to the host. Imbalances in the gut microbiota (dysbiosis) due to diet, antibiotic use, age and stress contribute to disease development including diabetes, obesity, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammaging and neurodegeneration. Fortunately, a probiotic regime with a diet rich in prebiotics may reverse dysbiosis promoting health and wellness in age. The current study designs, optimizes and tests a novel probiotic and synbiotic formulation consisting of three metabolically active probiotics Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus fermentum and Bifidobacteria infantis together with a novel polyphenol-rich prebiotic, Triphala...
April 12, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626749/the-effects-of-prebiotic-probiotic-and-synbiotic-supplementation-on-blood-parameters-of-renal-function-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#19
REVIEW
Somayyeh Firouzi, Fahimeh Haghighatdoost
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have demonstrated promising results regarding possible improvements in renal function after prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic supplementation. The aim of this review was to demonstrate whether such supplementation will improve renal profile indexes including glomerular filtration rate (GFR), creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid (UA), and urea. METHOD: The meta-analysis included all studies that examined the effect of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic supplements on one or more renal function parameters and had a control group...
February 6, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621980/modulations-in-the-offspring-gut-microbiome-are-refractory-to-postnatal-synbiotic-supplementation-among-juvenile-primates
#20
Ryan M Pace, Amanda L Prince, Jun Ma, Benjamin D W Belfort, Alexia S Harvey, Min Hu, Karalee Baquero, Peter Blundell, Diana Takahashi, Tyler Dean, Paul Kievit, Elinor L Sullivan, Jacob E Friedman, Kevin Grove, Kjersti M Aagaard
BACKGROUND: We and others have previously shown that alterations in the mammalian gut microbiome are associated with diet, notably early life exposure to a maternal high fat diet (HFD). Here, we aimed to further these studies by examining alterations in the gut microbiome of juvenile Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) that were exposed to a maternal HFD, weaned onto a control diet, and later supplemented with a synbiotic comprised of psyllium seed and Enterococcus and Lactobacillus species...
April 5, 2018: BMC Microbiology
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