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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143664/evaluation-of-dirofilaria-immitis-antigen-detection-comparing-heated-and-unheated-serum-in-dogs-with-experimental-heartworm-infections
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James Carmichael, Scott McCall, Utami DiCosty, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Linda Roycroft
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether heated serum allows for earlier detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigen, dogs with experimental D. immitis infections underwent weekly blood sampling to compare antigen results using both heated and unheated serum. METHODS: One of two isolates (JYD-34 or Big Head™) were used to infect naïve laboratory beagle dogs. Serum was collected from dogs weekly and divided into two aliquots, heated and unheated. The samples designated as heated were placed in a heat block at 104 °C for 10 min then centrifuged with collection of the resulting supernatant...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136611/gut-microbiota-in-health-and-disease
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Yuichiro Yamashiro
Intestinal regulatory T (Treg) cells are critical to maintaining immune tolerance to dietary antigens and gut microbiota. This paper reviews several papers on this topic that were recently published by Japanese researchers. Specifically, Prof. K. Honda and his group have found that commensal microbiota capable of metabolizing butyrate induces the differentiation of colonic Treg cells. In a separate work, Prof. Y. Yokoyama and his group used a novel, culture-independent analytical method (the Yakult Intestinal Flora-Scan) for detection of bacteria in the bloodstream...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134293/medicinal-foods-for-functional-gi-disorders
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REVIEW
Brent W Acker, Brooks D Cash
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in basic and clinical research involving functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). New diagnostic and biomarker procedures are helping to identify physiologic disruptions associated with FGIDs on cellular and molecular levels. Simultaneously, clinicians are using new approaches to help manage patients with FGIDs. Among these, an important component of care has been the use of medical foods. These include probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, peppermint oil, caraway oil, curcumin, bovine immunoglobulin and many others...
November 13, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130749/does-maternal-synbiotic-supplementation-affect-conjugated-linoleic-acid-level-in-breast-milk-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Leila Nikniaz, Reza Mahdavi, Alireza Ostadrahimi, Zeinab Nikniaz, Soghra Aliasgharzadeh
AIM: As conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)is a potential growth promotor in newborns, the present pilot study aimed at measuring the effect of synbiotic supplementation on breast milk CLA level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty lactating mothers were randomly allocated to take either synbiotic (n = 31) or placebo (n = 29) for 30 days. Maternal anthropometric indices were measured at the onset and end of the study by standard methods and body mass index was calculated...
November 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122477/development-and-characterization-of-an-innovative-synbiotic-fermented-beverage-based-on-vegetable-soybean
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Carolina Battistini, Beatriz Gullón, Erica Sayuri Ichimura, Ana Maria Pereira Gomes, Eliana Paula Ribeiro, Leo Kunigk, José Ubirajara Vieira Moreira, Cynthia Jurkiewicz
Soymilk was produced from vegetable soybean and fermented by probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5, Bifidobacterium animalis Bb-12) in co-culture with Streptococcus thermophilus. The composition of the fermented beverage and oligosaccharides content were determined. The effect of fructooligosaccharides and inulin on the fermentation time and viability of probiotic microorganisms throughout 28 days of storage at 5°C were evaluated. The soymilk from vegetable soybeans was fermented in just 3.2h, when pH reached 4...
October 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119465/probiotic-and-synbiotic-sorbets-produced-with-jussara-euterpe-edulis-pulp-evaluation-throughout-the-storage-period-and-effect-of-the-matrix-on-probiotics-exposed-to-simulated-gastrointestinal-fluids
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Júlia Fernanda Urbano Marinho, Marluci Palazzolli da Silva, Marcella Chalella Mazzocato, Fabrício Luiz Tulini, Carmen Sílvia Favaro-Trindade
The aims of the present study were to develop and evaluate different formulations of probiotic and synbiotic sorbets produced with jussara (Euterpe edulis) pulp, polydextrose, Lactobacillus acidophilus LA3, and Lactobacillus paracasei BGP1. The pasteurized jussara pulp presented high content of phenolic compounds, especially anthocyanins, which were not inhibitory to the probiotics used in this study. The levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins present in the sorbets were also high and kept stable for 120 days, as well as the populations of both probiotics...
November 8, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119235/effect-of-probiotics-and-synbiotics-consumption-on-serum-concentrations-of-liver-function-test-enzymes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Saman Khalesi, David Wayne Johnson, Katrin Campbell, Susan Williams, Andrew Fenning, Sonia Saluja, Christopher Irwin
PURPOSE: The gut-liver interaction suggests that modification of gut bacterial flora using probiotics and synbiotics may improve liver function. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to clarify the effect of probiotics and synbiotics consumption on the serum concentration of liver function enzymes. METHODS: PubMed (MEDLINE), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Library (Central) were searched from 1980 to August 2017 for studies where adults consumed probiotics and/or synbiotics in controlled trials and changes in liver function enzymes were examined...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089934/prebiotic-and-synbiotic-modifications-of-beta-oxidation-and-lipogenic-gene-expression-after-experimental-hypercholesterolemia-in-rat-liver
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Claudia C Alves, Dan L Waitzberg, Laila S de Andrade, Laís Dos Santos Aguiar, Milene B Reis, Camila C Guanabara, Odair A Júnior, Daniel A Ribeiro, Priscila Sala
Background and aims: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by the presence of fat in hepatocytes because of decreased β-oxidation and increased lipogenesis. Prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotic have modulatory effects on intestinal microbiota and may influence the gut-liver axis. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of prebiotic, probiotics, and synbiotic on liver histopathology and gene expression related to β-oxidation and lipogenesis after hypercholesterolemia. Methods: Wistar male adult rats (n = 40) were submitted to hypercholesterolemic conditions (HPC) (60 days)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079990/the-effects-of-synbiotic-supplementation-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-people-with-overweight-diabetes-and-coronary-heart-disease-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Alireza Farrokhian, Fariba Raygan, Ali Soltani, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Mehran Sharifi Esfahani, Ali Akbar Karami, Zatollah Asemi
Synbiotics are known to exert multiple beneficial effects, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of synbiotic supplementation on carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), biomarkers of inflammation, and oxidative stress in people with overweight, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (CHD). This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted and involved 60 people with overweight, diabetes, and CHD, aged 50-85 years old. Participants were randomly allocated into two groups to take either synbiotic supplements containing three probiotic bacteria spices Lactobacillus acidophilus strain T16 (IBRC-M10785), Lactobacillus casei strain T2 (IBRC-M10783), and Bifidobacterium bifidum strain T1 (IBRC-M10771) (2 × 10(9) CFU/g each) plus 800 mg inulin or placebo (n = 30 each group) for 12 weeks...
October 27, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053828/effect-of-synbiotic-supplementation-on-layer-production-and-cecal-salmonella-load-during-a-salmonella-challenge
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A Luoma, A Markazi, R Shanmugasundaram, G R Murugesan, M Mohnl, R Selvaraj
This study analyzed the inhibitory effects of a synbiotic product (PoultryStar® me) on production parameters, intestinal microflora profile, and immune parameters in laying hens with and without a Salmonella challenge. The synbiotic product contained 4 probiotic bacterial strains (Lactobacillus reuteri, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium animalis, and Pediococcus acidilactici) and a prebiotic fructooligosaccharide. Layers were supplemented with the synbiotic from d of hatch to 28 wk of age. At 16 wk of age, birds were either vaccinated with Salmonella enterica Enteritidis (SE) vaccine or left unvaccinated...
September 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037268/probiotics-prebiotics-synbiotics-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Y A Kim, J B Keogh, P M Clifton
Animal studies indicate that the composition of gut microbiota may be involved in the progression of insulin resistance to type 2 diabetes. Probiotics and/or prebiotics could be a promising approach to improve insulin sensitivity by favourably modifying the composition of the gut microbial community, reducing intestinal endotoxin concentrations and decreasing energy harvest. The aim of the present review was to investigate the effects of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics (a combination of probiotics and prebiotics) on insulin resistance in human clinical trials and to discuss the potential mechanisms whereby probiotics and prebiotics improve glucose metabolism...
October 17, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035319/nutritional-therapy-in-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Ahmed Hammad, Toshimi Kaido, Vusal Aliyev, Claudia Mandato, Shinji Uemoto
Protein-energy malnourishment is commonly encountered in patients with end-stage liver disease who undergo liver transplantation. Malnutrition may further increase morbidity, mortality and costs in the post-transplantation setting. The importance of carefully assessing the nutritional status during the work-up of patients who are candidates for liver replacement is widely recognized. The metabolic abnormalities induced by liver failure render the conventional assessment of nutritional status to be challenging...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035308/gut-microbiota-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-insights-on-mechanisms-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Junli Ma, Qihang Zhou, Houkai Li
The gut microbiota plays critical roles in development of obese-related metabolic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), type 2 diabetes(T2D), and insulin resistance(IR), highlighting the potential of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in these diseases. There are various ways that gut microbiota can be manipulated, including through use of probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and some active components from herbal medicines. In this review, we review the main roles of gut microbiota in mediating the development of NAFLD, and the advances in gut microbiota-targeted therapies for NAFLD in both the experimental and clinical studies, as well as the conclusions on the prospect of gut microbiota-targeted therapies in the future...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026733/safety-of-a-new-synbiotic-starter-formula
#14
Yvan Vandenplas, Antonis Analitis, Chara Tziouvara, Athina Kountzoglou, Anastasia Drakou, Manos Tsouvalas, Antigoni Mavroudi, Ioannis Xinias
PURPOSE: Breastfeeding is the best way to feed all infants, but not all infants can be (exclusively) breastfed. Cow's milk based infant formula is the second choice infant feeding. METHODS: The safety of a new synbiotic infant formula, supplemented with Bifidobacterium lactis and fructo-oligosaccharides, with lactose and a whey/casein 60/40 protein ratio was tested in 280 infants during 3 months. RESULTS: The median age of the infants at inclusion was 0...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991359/association-between-the-gut-microbiota-and-mineral-metabolism
#15
REVIEW
Katarzyna Skrypnik, Joanna Suliburska
The aim of this review is to present the most recent scientific evidence of interactions between the intestinal microbiota and minerals, and the effect of this interaction on the health of the host. The Web of Science database from the years 2013-2017 on this topic was reviewed. Numerous in vitro studies have shown that iron significantly affects the intestinal microbiota. However, Bifidobacteriaceae are capable of binding iron in the large intestine, thereby limiting the formation of free radicals synthesized in the presence of iron, and thus reducing the risk of colorectal cancer...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950281/effects-of-synbiotics-to-prevent-postoperative-infectious-complications-in-highly-invasive-abdominal-surgery
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Yukihiro Yokoyama, Takashi Asahara, Koji Nomoto, Masato Nagino
Postoperative infectious complication (POIC) is one of the most common complications following highly invasive abdominal surgeries, such as hepatectomy, esophagectomy, and pancreatoduodenectomy. The surgical stress temporarily deteriorates the intestinal microenvironment, and the fecal concentrations of beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus decrease following highly invasive abdominal surgery. In parallel with these changes, the concentrations of fecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid also decrease after surgery...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948579/effect-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-ncdc-298-with-fos-in-combination-on-viability-and-toxin-production-of-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli
#17
Santosh Anand, Surajit Mandal, Sudhir Kumar Tomar
The present study was to investigate the utilization of prebiotics by Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCDC 298 and its synergistic adversary effect on both population and production of heat-labile (LT) toxin in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). To select suitable prebiotic in order to enhance functionality, its utilization and the prebiotic activity score was examined. Antivirulence effect on ETEC was inspected by its inactivation rate and heat-labile toxin production in presence of different synbiotic combination...
September 25, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936910/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota-a-focus-on-treatments-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#18
Lucinda A Harris, Noemi Baffy
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and disordered bowel habits, is one of the most common functional bowel disorders. IBS is a substantial burden on both patient health-related quality of life and healthcare costs. Several pathophysiologic mechanisms have been postulated for the occurrence of IBS, including altered gastrointestinal motility, visceral hypersensitivity, changes in gut permeability, immune activation, gut-brain dysregulation, central nervous system dysfunction, and changes in the gut microbiota...
October 13, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936406/gut-microbiome-based-therapeutics-in-liver-cirrhosis-basic-consideration-for-the-next-step
#19
REVIEW
Hiroshi Fukui
Infections account for significant morbidity and mortality in liver cirrhosis and most are related to the gut microbiome. Fecal dysbiosis, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria and a decrease in autochthonous non-pathogenic bacteria, becomes prominent with the progression of liver cirrhosis. In cirrhotic patients, disruption of the intestinal barrier causes intestinal hyperpermeability (i.e. leaky gut), which is closely related to gut dysmotility, dysbiosis and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and may induce pathological bacterial translocation...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917489/the-effects-of-single-or-combined-administration-of-galactooligosaccharide-and-pediococcus-acidilactici-on-cutaneous-mucus-immune-parameters-humoral-immune-responses-and-immune-related-genes-expression-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-fingerlings
#20
Maryam Modanloo, Siyavash Soltanian, Mostafa Akhlaghi, Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar
The present study was performed to investigate the effects of single or combined administration of galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and Pediococcus acidilactici on cutaneous mucus immune parameters, humoral immune responses and immune related genes expression in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fingerlings. Carps were fed experimental diets for 8 weeks as follows: non-supplemented (Control), prebiotic diet (10 g/kg GOS), probiotic diet (1 g/kg [0.9 × 10(7) CFU] lyophilized P. acidilactici) and synbiotic diet (10 GOS in combination with 1 g/kg [0...
September 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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