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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918138/characterizing-effects-of-feed-restriction-and-glucagon-like-peptide-2-administration-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-intestinal-morphology
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M V Sanz Fernandez, M Abuajamieh, S Ganesan, P J Gorden, H B Green, K M Schoenberg, W E Trout, A F Keating, L H Baumgard
Inadequate feed consumption reduces intestinal barrier function in both ruminants and monogastrics. Objectives were to characterize how progressive feed restriction (FR) affects inflammation, metabolism, and intestinal morphology, and to investigate if glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP2) administration influences the aforementioned responses. Twenty-eight Holstein cows (157 ± 9 d in milk) were enrolled in 2 experimental periods. Period 1 [5 d of ad libitum (AL) feed intake] served as baseline for period 2 (5 d), during which cows received 1 of 6 treatments: (1) 100% of AL feed intake (AL100; n = 3), (2) 80% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (3) 60% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (4) 40% of AL feed intake (AL40; n = 5), (5) 40% of AL feed intake + GLP2 administration (AL40G; 75 µg/kg of BW s...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915390/navy-and-black-bean-supplementation-primes-the-colonic-mucosal-microenvironment-to-improve-gut-health
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Jennifer M Monk, Dion Lepp, Wenqing Wu, K Peter Pauls, Lindsay E Robinson, Krista A Power
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are enriched in non-digestible fermentable carbohydrates and phenolic compounds that can modulate the colonic microenvironment (microbiota and host epithelial barrier) to improve gut health. In a comprehensive assessment of the impact of two commonly consumed bean varieties (differing in levels and types of phenolic compounds) within the colonic microenvironment, C57Bl/6 mice were fed diets supplemented with 20% cooked navy bean (NB) or black bean (BB) flours or an isocaloric basal diet control (BD) for 3 weeks...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914716/diagnostic-utility-of-satb2-in-metastatic-krukenberg-tumors-of-the-ovary-an-immunohistochemical-study-of-70-cases-with-comparison-to-cdx2-ck7-ck20-chromogranin-and-synaptophysin
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Chen Yang, Li Sun, Lingxin Zhang, Lixin Zhou, Ming Zhao, Yan Peng, Dongfeng Niu, Zhongwu Li, Xiaozheng Huang, Qiang Kang, Lin Jia, Jinping Lai, Dengfeng Cao
SATB2 is a sensitive marker for colorectal adenocarcinomas. No study has investigated its diagnostic utility in metastatic Krukenberg tumors (MKTs) of the ovary. Here we performed immunohistochemical staining SATB2 in 70 MKTs of various origins (stomach 27, colorectum 13, appendix 20 including 19 metastatic adenocarcinomas ex goblet cell carcinoids [AdexGCC] and 1 conventional poorly differentiated carcinoma with signet ring cells, breast 5, bladder 3, lung 2) to assess its diagnostic utility. We also compared SATB2 with CDX2, CK7, CK20, chromogranin, and synaptophysin in MKTs of gastric origin (MKTs-stomach), those of colorectal origin (MKTs-colorectum) and those due to appendiceal AdexGCCs (MKT-AdexGCCs) for their sensitivity and specificity to distinguish these tumors...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898280/ilc2s-activated-by-il-25-promote-antigen-specific-th2-and-th9-functions-that-contribute-to-the-control-of-trichinella-spiralis-infection
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Pornpimon Angkasekwinai, Wichuda Sodthawon, Siranart Jeerawattanawart, Adithap Hansakon, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Yui-Hsi Wang
IL-25, an IL-17 family cytokine, derived from epithelial cells was shown to regulate Th2- and Th9-type immune responses. We previously reported that IL-25 was important in promoting efficient protective immunity against T. spiralis infection; however, the cellular targets of IL-25 to elicit type-2 immunity during infection have not yet been addressed. Here, we investigated IL-25-responding cells and their involvement in mediating type-2 immune response during T. spiralis infection. ILC2 and CD4+ Th2 cells residing in the gastrointestinal tract of T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892824/resolvin-d1-increases-mucin-secretion-in-cultured-rat-conjunctival-goblet-cells-via-multiple-signaling-pathways
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Marit Lippestad, Robin R Hodges, Tor P Utheim, Charles N Serhan, Darlene A Dartt
Purpose: Goblet cells in the conjunctiva secrete mucin into the tear film protecting the ocular surface. The proresolution mediator resolvin D1 (RvD1) regulates mucin secretion to maintain homeostasis during physiological conditions and in addition, actively terminates inflammation. We determined the signaling mechanisms used by RvD1 in cultured rat conjunctival goblet cells to increase intracellular [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]i) and induce glycoconjugate secretion. Methods: Increase in [Ca2+]i were measured using fura 2/AM and glycoconjugate secretion determined using an enzyme-linked lectin assay with the lectin Ulex Europaeus Agglutinin 1...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890838/adenocarcinoma-ex-goblet-cell-carcinoid-of-appendix-two-case-reports
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Yu-Ting Wang, Yi-Ru Li, Tuan-Ying Ke
Adenocarcinoma ex goblet cell carcinoid is a rare tumor incidentally found in specimens of appendicitis. Most patients present with acute abdomen, similar to acute appendicitis. Here we present two cases, which were found incidentally after operation. We give a brief summary about clinical and biological behavior of this entity.
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887522/urban-pm2-5-exacerbates-allergic-inflammation-in-the-murine-lung-via-a-tlr2-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway
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Miao He, Takamichi Ichinose, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Keiichi Arashidani, Seiichi Yoshida, Hirohisa Takano, Guifan Sun, Takayuki Shibamoto
Nevertheless its mechanism has not been well explained yet, PM2.5 is recognized to exacerbate asthma. In the present study, the roles of toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, TLR4 and MyD88, in exacerbation of allergen-induced lung eosinophilia caused by urban PM2.5 was investigated. TLR2-, TLR4-, MyD88-deficient and WT BALB/c mice were intratracheally challenged with PM2.5 +/- ovalbumin (OVA) four times at 2-week intervals. PM2.5 increased neutrophil numbers and KC in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and caused slight peribronchiolar inflammation in WT mice...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887507/carnosic-acid-prevents-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-acute-colitis-associated-with-the-regulation-of-the-keap1-nrf2-pathway
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Neng Yang, Zongling Xia, Naiyuan Shao, Bowen Li, Lian Xue, Ya Peng, Feng Zhi, Yilin Yang
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) with high prevalence in humans. Carnosic acid (CA) has been reported to possess antioxidative properties; however, its role in IBDs has not been determined. In the present study, we found that CA significantly prevented the loss of body weight and shortening of colon length in acute colitis induced by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS). Pronounced infiltration of immune cells and a loss of crypt architecture and goblet cells were ameliorated by CA...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885303/validation-of-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-pcle-criteria-for-diagnosing-colon-polyp-histology
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Sreekar Vennelaganti, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Sharad Mathur, Satish Singh, Mazen Jamal, Vijay Kanakadandi, Tarun Rai, Matthew Hall, Neil Gupta, Venkat Nutalapati, Benjamin Alsop, Benjamin Hornung, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND: Validated probe-based confocal endomicroscopy (pCLE) criteria for distinguishing hyperplastic polyps (HPs) and tubular adenomas (TA) have not yet been developed. AIM: To develop pCLE criteria for distinguishing HP from TA and evaluate its performance characteristics among experts. METHODS: pCLE criteria for colon polyp histology were developed and tested in 2 phases prospectively. Phase I: 8 preliminary criteria were developed and tested internally...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875556/melatonin-alleviates-weanling-stress-in-mice-involvement-of-intestinal-microbiota
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Wenkai Ren, Peng Wang, Jiameng Yan, Gang Liu, Benhua Zeng, Tarique Hussain, Can Peng, Jie Yin, Bie Tan, Tiejun Li, Hong Wei, Guoqiang Zhu, Russel J Reiter, Yulong Yin
Melatonin influences intestinal microbiota, and the pathogenesis of various diseases. This study was conducted to explore whether melatonin alleviates weanling stress through intestinal microbiota in a weanling mouse model. Melatonin supplementation in weanling mice (provided in the drinking water at a dosage of 0.2mg/ml for 2 weeks) significantly improved body weight gain (1.4±0.03 g/day in melatonin group vs. 1.2±0.06 g/day in control group) and intestinal morphology [i.e., villus length (258.1±12.2 um in melatonin group vs...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869875/ultrastructure-and-morphometric-features-of-epididymal-epithelium-in-desmodus-rotundus
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Mariana Moraes de Castro, Wagner Gonzaga Gonçalves, Stéphanie Asséf Millen Valente Teixeira, Maria do Carmo Queiroz Fialho, Felipe Couto Santos, Jerusa Maria Oliveira, José Eduardo Serrão, Mariana Machado-Neves
The blood-feeding behavior of Desmodus rotundus made this bat a potential vector of rabies virus and a public health issue. Consequently, the better understanding of its reproductive biology becomes valuable for the development of methods to control its population. In this study, we described morphological aspects of epithelial cells in D. rotundus' epididymis using light and transmission electron microscopy methods. The duct compartment was the main component of initial segment (83%), caput (90%), corpus (88%) and cauda (80%) regions...
August 26, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866134/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-links-embryonic-lung-development-and-asthmatic-airway-remodeling
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Musaddique Hussain, Chengyun Xu, Meiping Lu, Xiling Wu, Lanfang Tang, Ximei Wu
Embryonic lung development requires reciprocal endodermal-mesodermal interactions; mediated by various signaling proteins. Wnt/β-catenin is a signaling protein that exhibits the pivotal role in lung development, injury and repair while aberrant expression of Wnt/β-catenin signaling leads to asthmatic airway remodeling: characterized by hyperplasia and hypertrophy of airway smooth muscle cells, alveolar and vascular damage goblet cells metaplasia, and deposition of extracellular matrix; resulting in decreased lung compliance and increased airway resistance...
August 30, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859985/the-normal-trachea-is-cleaned-by-muc5b-mucin-bundles-from-the-submucosal-glands-coated-with-the-muc5ac-mucin
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Anna Ermund, Lauren N Meiss, Ana M Rodriguez-Pineiro, Andrea Bähr, Harriet E Nilsson, Sergio Trillo-Muyo, Caroline Ridley, David J Thornton, Jeffrey J Wine, Hans Hebert, Nikolai Klymiuk, Gunnar C Hansson
To understand the mucociliary clearance system, mucins were visualized by light, confocal and electron microscopy, and mucus was stained by Alcian blue and tracked by video microscopy on tracheal explants of newborn piglets. We observed long linear mucus bundles that appeared at the submucosal gland openings and were transported cephalically. The mucus bundles were shown by mass spectrometry and immunostaining to have a core made of MUC5B mucin and were coated with MUC5AC mucin produced by surface goblet cells...
August 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859901/use-of-hydrogel-scaffolds-to-develop-an-in-vitro-3d-culture-model-of-human-intestinal-epithelium
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R H Dosh, A Essa, N Jordan-Mahy, C Sammon, C L Le Maitre
The human intestinal cell lines: Caco-2 and HT29-MTX cells have been used extensively in 2D and 3D cell cultures as simple models of the small intestinal epithelium in vitro. This study aimed to investigate the potential of three hydrogel scaffolds to support the 3D culture of Caco-2 and HT29-MTX cells and critically assess their use as scaffolds to stimulate villi formation to model a small intestinal epithelium in vitro. Here, alginate, L-pNIPAM, and L-pNIPAM-co-DMAc hydrogels were investigated. The cells were suspended within or layered on these hydrogels and maintained under static or dynamic culture conditions for up to 21 days...
August 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858733/quercetin-attenuates-the-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cox-2-and-mpo-expression-in-the-small-intestine-mucosa
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Štefan Tóth, Zuzana Jonecová, Kristína Čurgali, Milan Maretta, Ján Šoltés, Martin Švaňa, Theodore Kalpadikis, Martin Caprnda, Mariusz Adamek, Luis Rodrigo, Peter Kruzliak
Quercetin, the active substance of tea, fruits and vegetables, exerts a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities and is considered to have potential therapeutic application. The present study was designed to investigate the beneficial effect of quercetin against experimental ischemia- reperfusion (IR) injury of the small intestine in rats. Quercetin was administrated intraperitoneally 30min before 1h ischemia of superior mesenteric artery with following reperfusion periods lasting 1, 4 and 24h. The male specific pathogen-free Charles River Wistar rats were used (n=45)...
August 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858005/preinflammatory-signs-in-established-reusable-and-disposable-contact-lens-wearers
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Cecilia Chao, Fiona Stapleton, Mark D P Willcox, Blanka Golebiowski, Kathryn Richdale
SIGNIFICANCE: Established reusable contact lens (CL) wearers show higher tear inflammatory cytokine concentrations and greater conjunctival metaplasia in the region covered by standard soft CLs. The balance of proinflammatory to anti-inflammatory cytokines, but not individual tear cytokine concentrations, was associated with self-reported CL discomfort. PURPOSE: Daily disposable (DD) lenses are often used to improve CL discomfort, but the effect on ocular inflammatory responses has not been fully investigated...
August 29, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855674/src-dependent-egfr-transactivation-regulates-lung-inflammation-via-downstream-signaling-involving-erk1-2-pi3k%C3%AE-akt-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-induction-in-a-murine-asthma-model
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Ahmed Z El-Hashim, Maitham A Khajah, Waleed M Renno, Rhema S Babyson, Mohib Uddin, Ibrahim F Benter, Charles Ezeamuzie, Saghir Akhtar
The molecular mechanisms underlying asthma pathogenesis are poorly characterized. In this study, we investigated (1) whether Src mediates epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) transactivation; (2) if ERK1/2, PI3Kδ/Akt and NF-κB are signaling effectors downstream of Src/EGFR activation; and (3) if upstream inhibition of Src/EGFR is more effective in downregulating the allergic inflammation than selective inhibition of downstream signaling pathways. Allergic inflammation resulted in increased phosphorylation of EGFR, Akt, ERK1/2 and IκB in the lung tissues from ovalbumin (OVA)-challenged BALB/c mice...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854752/effects-of-rye-inclusion-in-grower-diets-on-immune-competence-related-parameters-and-performance-in-broilers
#18
M M van Krimpen, M Torki, D Schokker
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary inclusion of rye, a model ingredient to increase gut viscosity, between 14 and 28 d of age on immune competence-related parameters and performance of broilers. A total of 960 day-old male Ross 308 chicks were weighed and randomly allocated to 24 pens (40 birds per pen), and the birds in every 8 replicate pens were assigned to 1 of 3 experimental diets including graded levels, 0%, 5%, and 10% of rye. Tested immune competence-related parameters were composition of the intestinal microbiota, genes expression in gut tissue, and gut morphology...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846076/a-new-combination-therapy-for-asthma-using-dual-function-dexamethsone-conjugated-polyethylenimine-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-sirna
#19
M Choi, J Gu, M Lee, T Rhim
Asthma is a multifactorial disease that is influenced by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Due to its complex nature, there is no cure for asthma currently. Instead, reliever and controller medications are used to treat asthma. Unfortunately, conventional treatments do not work in some severe cases of asthma. In addition, there may be adverse, systemic effects of long-term treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids as a controller medication. Therefore, we attempted to develop a novel combination therapy for asthma...
August 28, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839279/epigallocatechin-gallate-loaded-gelatin-g-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-as-a-new-ophthalmic-pharmaceutical-formulation-for-topical-use-in-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
#20
Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai
Given that biodegradable in situ gelling delivery systems may have potential applications in the design of ophthalmic pharmaceutical formulations, this study, for the first time, aims to develop gelatin-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (GN) carriers for topical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) administration in the treatment of dry eye disease (DED). By temperature triggered sol-gel phase transition of copolymers, EGCG-loaded GN was prepared at 32 °C and characterized by FTIR, NMR, and HPLC analyses. Results of WST-1 and live/dead assays showed that GN materials have good compatibility with corneal epithelial cells...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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