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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229992/mirna-21-ablation-protects-against-liver-injury-and-necroptosis-in-cholestasis
#1
Marta B Afonso, Pedro M Rodrigues, André L Simão, Maria M Gaspar, Tânia Carvalho, Paula Borralho, Jesús M Bañales, Rui E Castro, Cecília M P Rodrigues
Inhibition of microRNA-21 (miR-21) prevents necroptosis in the mouse pancreas. Necroptosis contributes to hepatic necro-inflammation in the common bile duct ligation (BDL) murine model. We aimed to evaluate the role of miR-21 in mediating deleterious processes associated with cholestasis. Mechanistic studies established a functional link between miR-21 and necroptosis through cyclin-dependent kinase 2-associated protein 1 (CDK2AP1). miR-21 expression increased in the liver of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) patients and BDL wild-type (WT) mice at both 3 and 14 days...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229736/comparison-of-salmonella-enterica-serovars-typhi-and-typhimurium-reveals-typhoidal-specific-responses-to-bile
#2
Rebecca Johnson, Matt Ravenhall, Derek Pickard, Gordon Dougan, Alexander Byrne, Gad Frankel
Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Typhimurium cause typhoid fever and gastroenteritis respectively. A unique feature of typhoid infection is asymptomatic carriage within the gallbladder, which is linked with S Typhi transmission. Despite this, S Typhi responses to bile have been poorly studied. RNA-Seq of S Typhi Ty2 and a clinical S Typhi isolate belonging to the globally dominant H58 lineage (129-0238), as well as S Typhimurium 14028, revealed that 249, 389 and 453 genes respectively were differentially expressed in the presence of 3% bile compared to control cultures lacking bile...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229136/the-gut-liver-axis-impact-of-a-mouse-model-of-small-bowel-bacterial-overgrowth
#3
Qingqing Wang, Bin Wang, Vijay Saxena, Lili Miles, Josh Tiao, Joel E Mortensen, Jaimie D Nathan
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which intestinal bacteria impact liver diseases remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to develop a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth and to determine its impact on hepatobiliary injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A jejunal self-filling blind loop (SFBL) was created in C57BL/6 mice. Three weeks after surgery, the mice were euthanized, and bacterial cultures of luminal content of the loop and extraintestinal tissues were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228968/feces-and-liver-tissue-metabonomics-studies-on-the-regulatory-effect-of-aspirin-eugenol-eater-in-hyperlipidemic-rats
#4
Ning Ma, Xiwang Liu, Xiaojun Kong, Shihong Li, Zenghua Jiao, Zhe Qin, Pengcheng Dong, Yajun Yang, Jianyong Li
BACKGROUND: Based on the pro-drug principle, aspirin and eugenol were esterified to synthesize aspirin eugenol ester (AEE). The anti-hyperlipidemia effect of aspirin eugenol ester has been confirmed in hyperlipidemic rat induced by high fat diet (HFD). However, its effect on liver and feces metabonomic profiles remains unknown. METHODS: Suspension of AEE was prepared in 5% carboxymethyl cellulose sodium (CMC-Na). Thirty rats were divided into control, model and AEE groups...
December 11, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228599/chicken-bile-powder-protects-against-%C3%AE-naphthylisothiocyanate-induced-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-mice
#5
Yi-Fei Li, Jia-Sheng Wu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Yan Dai, Min Zheng, Jia-Kai Zeng, Guo-Feng Wang, Tian-Ming Wang, Wen-Kai Li, Xue-Yan Zhang, Ming Gu, Cheng Huang, Li Yang, Zheng-Tao Wang, Yue-Ming Ma
This study explored the effects of chicken bile powder (CBP), a 2000-year-old Chinese medicine, on α-naphthyl isothiocyanate (ANIT)-induced intrahepatic cholestasis in mice. CBP treatment for 14 days significantly ameliorated ANIT-induced changes in serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, bile acids, bilirubin, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, alkaline phosphatase, and liver tissue morphology. Serum metabolomics showed changes in 24 metabolites in ANIT-exposed mice; 16 of these metabolites were reversed by CBP treatment via two main pathways (bile acid biosynthesis and arachidonic acid metabolism)...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228183/plasma-oxysterols-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-spastic-paraplegia-type-5
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Cecilia Marelli, Foudil Lamari, Dominique Rainteau, Alexandre Lafourcade, Guillaume Banneau, Lydie Humbert, Marie-Lorraine Monin, Elodie Petit, Rabab Debs, Giovanni Castelnovo, Elisabeth Ollagnon, Julie Lavie, Julie Pilliod, Isabelle Coupry, Patrick J Babin, Claire Guissart, Imen Benyounes, Urielle Ullmann, Gaetan Lesca, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Pierre Labauge, Sylvie Odent, Claire Ewenczyk, Claude Wolf, Giovanni Stevanin, David Hajage, Alexandra Durr, Cyril Goizet, Fanny Mochel
The hereditary spastic paraplegias are an expanding and heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by spasticity in the lower limbs. Plasma biomarkers are needed to guide the genetic testing of spastic paraplegia. Spastic paraplegia type 5 (SPG5) is an autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia due to mutations in CYP7B1, which encodes a cytochrome P450 7α-hydroxylase implicated in cholesterol and bile acids metabolism. We developed a method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography electrospray tandem mass spectrometry to validate two plasma 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-OHC) and 27-hydroxycholesterol (27-OHC) as diagnostic biomarkers in a cohort of 21 patients with SPG5...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227331/unravelling-new-pathways-of-sterol-metabolism-lessons-learned-from-in-born-errors-and-cancer
#7
Yuqin Wang, William J Griffiths
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update researchers of recently discovered metabolites of cholesterol and of its precursors and to suggest relevant metabolic pathways. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients suffering from inborn errors of sterol biosynthesis, transport and metabolism display unusual metabolic pathways, which may be major routes in the diseased state but minor in the healthy individual. Although quantitatively minor, these pathways may still be important in healthy individuals...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227330/total-bile-acid-levels-are-associated-with-left-atrial-volume-and-cardiac-output-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Andrei M Voiosu, Signe Wiese, Theodor A Voiosu, Jens Hove, Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile acids (BAs) are potent signaling molecules involved in the regulation of several metabolic and functional aspects of cardiovascular homeostasis. BA pool alteration in cirrhosis may contribute toward the development of hemodynamic and cardiac disturbances. We aimed to investigate the association between total BA levels and echocardiographic and biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were enrolled prospectively in this hypothesis-generating study and evaluated for cardiac and hemodynamic dysfunction through clinical, echocardiographic, and biochemical means...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226620/comparative-potency-of-obeticholic-acid-and-natural-bile-acids-on-fxr-in-hepatic-and-intestinal-in%C3%A2-vitro-cell-models
#9
Yuanyuan Zhang, Carl LaCerte, Sanjay Kansra, Jonathan P Jackson, Kenneth R Brouwer, Jeffrey E Edwards
Obeticholic acid (OCA) is a semisynthetic farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist, an analogue of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) which is indicated for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). OCA efficiently inhibits bile acid synthesis and promotes bile acid efflux via activating FXR-mediated mechanisms in a physiologically relevant in vitro cell system, Sandwich-cultured Transporter Certified ™ human primary hepatocytes (SCHH). The study herein evaluated the effects of UDCA alone or in combination with OCA in SCHH...
December 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225048/de-novo-assembly-and-functional-annotations-of-the-transcriptome-of-metorchis-orientalis-trematoda-opisthorchiidae
#10
Jun-Feng Gao, Yuan Gao, Jian-Hua Qiu, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Yan Zhang, Ming Fang, Chun-Ren Wang
Metorchis orientalis is a neglected zoonotic parasite, living in the gallbladder and bile duct of poultry and some mammals as well as humans. In spite of its economic and medical importance, the information known about the transcriptome and genome of M. orientalis is limited. In this study, we performed de novo sequencing, transcriptome assembly and functional annotations of the adult M. orientalis, obtained about 77.4 million high-quality clean reads, among which the length of the transcript contigs ranged from 100 to 11,249 nt with mean length of 373 nt and N50 length of 919 nt...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223736/transepithelial-transfer-of-phenanthrene-but-not-of-benzo-a-pyrene-is-inhibited-by-fatty-acids-in-the-proximal-intestine-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#11
Stefan de Gelder, Henrik Sundh, Thamar N M Pelgrim, Josef D Rasinger, Lotte van Daal, Gert Flik, Marc H G Berntssen, Peter H M Klaren
The inclusion of vegetable oils in aquafeeds introduces contaminating polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in salmonids. Since lipophilic PAHs solubilize in micelles composed of lipids, bile salts and fatty acids, dietary lipid composition can alter intestinal transepithelial PAH transfer. We studied the uptake of two PAHs, viz. benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and phenanthrene (PHE), in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestine. We also investigated the effects of two fatty acids, viz. fish oil-derived eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5n-3) and vegetable oil-derived oleic acid (18:1n-9) on intestinal uptake...
December 6, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222744/activation-of-intestinal-gr-fxr-and-ppar%C3%AE-ugt-signaling-exacerbates-ibuprofen-induced-enteropathy-in-mice
#12
Zhiqiang Lu, Yuanfu Lu, Xue Wang, Fangyu Wang, Youcai Zhang
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-induced small intestinal injury (enteropathy) occurs in about two-thirds of regular NSAID users. To date, there is no proven-effective treatment for NSAID enteropathy, and its underlying mechanism remains obscure. The present study showed that glucocorticoids are an important determinant of NSAID enteropathy. High dose dexamethasone (DEX, 75 mg/kg) markedly exacerbated the acute toxicity of ibuprofen (IBU, 200 mg/kg) in the small intestine of mice, which was not due to the pregnane-X-receptor pathway...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221987/hierarchical-recognition-of-amino-acid-co-germinants-during-clostridioides-difficile-spore-germination
#13
Ritu Shrestha, Joseph A Sorg
Bile acids are an important signal for germination of Clostridioides difficile spores; however, the bile acid signal alone is not sufficient. Amino acids, such as glycine, are another signal necessary for germination by C. difficile spores. Prior studies on the amino acid signal required for germination have shown that there is a preference for the amino acid used as a signal for germination. Previously we found that d-alanine can function as a co-germinant for C. difficile spores at 37 °C but not at 25 °C...
December 5, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221177/untargeted-serum-metabonomics-study-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-based-on-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry
#14
Li Li, Lu Chuan-Jian, Han Ling, Deng Jing-Wen, He Ze-Hui, Yan Yu-Hong, Zhang Zhong-Zhao
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, systemic inflammatory skin disease, the etiology and pathogenesis is unclear. An untargeted high-throughput metabonomics method based on liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry was applied to study the serum metabolic changes in psoriasis vulgaris patients, and to discover serum potential biomarkers for identification, diagnosis and exploring pathogenesis of psoriasis. The serum metabolic profiles from 150 subjects (75 psoriasis patients and 75 healthy controls) were acquired, the raw spectrometric data were processed by multivariate statistical analysis, and 44 potential biomarkers were screened out and identified...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219151/familial-hypercholesterolaemia
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REVIEW
Joep C Defesche, Samuel S Gidding, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Robert A Hegele, Raul D Santos, Anthony S Wierzbicki
Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a common inherited disorder characterized by abnormally elevated serum levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from birth, which in time can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Most cases are caused by autosomal dominant mutations in LDLR, which encodes the LDL receptor, although mutations in other genes coding for proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism or LDLR function and processing, such as APOB and PCSK9, can also be causative, although less frequently...
December 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218505/antibacterial-and-antibiofilm-activity-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-traditional-artisanal-milk-cheese-from-northeast-china-against-enteropathogenic-bacteria
#16
Xingyang Cui, Yunjia Shi, Shanshan Gu, Xin Yan, Hongyan Chen, Junwei Ge
The present study aims to investigate the probiotic properties of novel strains of lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional artisanal milk cheese from Northeast China and to explore their antibacterial activity against enteropathogenic bacteria. Of the 321 isolates, 86 exhibited survival in low pH, resistance to pancreatin, and tolerance to bile salts; of these, 12 inhibited the growth of more than seven enteropathogenic bacteria and exhibited antibiofilm activities against Staphylococcus aureus CMCC26003 and/or Escherichia coli CVCC230...
December 7, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217478/identification-of-a-gene-encoding-a-flavoprotein-involved-in-bile-acid-metabolism-by-the-human-gut-bacterium-clostridium-scindens-atcc-35704
#17
Spencer C Harris, Saravanan Devendran, João M P Alves, Sean M Mythen, Phillip B Hylemon, Jason M Ridlon
BACKGROUND: The multi-step bile acid 7α-dehydroxylating pathway by which a few species of Clostridium convert host primary bile acids to toxic secondary bile acids is of great importance to gut microbiome structure and host physiology and disease. While genes in the oxidative arm of the 7α-dehydroxylating pathway have been identified, genes in the reductive arm of the pathway are still obscure. METHODS: We identified a candidate flavoprotein-encoding gene predicted to metabolize steroids...
December 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213261/antibiotic-induced-alterations-in-gut-microbiota-are-associated-with-changes-in-glucose-metabolism-in-healthy-mice
#18
Richard R Rodrigues, Renee L Greer, Xiaoxi Dong, Karen N DSouza, Manoj Gurung, Jia Y Wu, Andrey Morgun, Natalia Shulzhenko
The gut microbiome plays an important role in health and disease. Antibiotics are known to alter gut microbiota, yet their effects on glucose tolerance in lean, normoglycemic mice have not been widely investigated. In this study, we aimed to explore mechanisms by which treatment of lean mice with antibiotics (ampicillin, metronidazole, neomycin, vancomycin, or their cocktail) influences the microbiome and glucose metabolism. Specifically, we sought to: (i) study the effects on body weight, fasting glucose, glucose tolerance, and fasting insulin, (ii) examine the changes in expression of key genes of the bile acid and glucose metabolic pathways in the liver and ileum, (iii) identify the shifts in the cecal microbiota, and (iv) infer interactions between gene expression, microbiome, and the metabolic parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213133/plasma-metabolomic-profile-varies-with-glucocorticoid-dose-in-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#19
Mohammad A Alwashih, David G Watson, Ruth Andrew, Roland H Stimson, Manal Alossaimi, Gavin Blackburn, Brian R Walker
Glucocorticoid replacement therapy is the mainstay of treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) but has a narrow therapeutic index and dose optimisation is challenging. Metabolomic profiling was carried out on plasma samples from 117 adults with 21-hydroxylase deficiency receiving their usual glucocorticoid replacement therapy who were part of the CaHASE study. Samples were profiled by using hydrophilic interaction chromatography with high resolution mass spectrometry. The patients were also profiled using nine routine clinical measures...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212851/omics-of-bifidobacteria-research-and-insights-into-their-health-promoting-activities
#20
REVIEW
Francesca Bottacini, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
Members of the genus Bifidobacterium include gut commensals that are particularly abundant among the microbial communities residing in the gut of healthy breast-fed infants, where their presence has been linked to many beneficial host effects. Next-generation DNA sequencing and comparative and functional genome methodologies have been shown to be particularly useful in exploring the diversity of this genus. These combined approaches have allowed the identification of genetic features related to bifidobacterial establishment in the gut, involving host-microbe as well as microbe-microbe interactions...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical Journal
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