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Int Heart J ; 60(5): 1176-1183, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564708

RESUMO

Recently, the potential role of gut microbiome (GM) in cardiovascular diseases has been revealed. Heart failure (HF) is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases worldwide; however, whether GM dysbiosis participates in the development of HF remains largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the specific changes in GM composition and function in isoproterenol (ISO)-induced HF in rats.The rats were divided into C (control), 4w-HF (ISO, 2.5 mg/kg/day for 4 weeks, intraperitoneally), and 2w-HF (ISO, 2.5 mg/kg/day for 2 weeks, intraperitoneally) groups. The cardiac structure and function in rats were assessed, and metagenomic analyses were then performed. Compared with the healthy control group, we found that the Shannon diversity index and microbial gene count in the 4w-HF and 2w-HF groups was drastically decreased. High-throughput sequencing showed that the three groups differed in intestinal bacterial community composition. Overgrowth of bacteria, such as Prevotella, was observed in the 4w-HF group, with reduced growth of bacteria, such as Roseburia, Lactobacillus, and Butyrivibrio, associated with healthy status compared with the C group on the genus level. Concomitant with the alteration of GM composition, underrepresentation of health-linked microbial function was observed in both the 4w-HF and 2w-HF groups compared with the C group.Iso-induced HF rats showed a significant decrease in the diversity and richness of the intestinal microbiome, with a downregulation of the key intestinal bacterial groups and overgrowth of bacteria considered to be involved in inflammatory responses as well as a decrease in health-linked microbial function. Our data indicated that altered GM may be a potential player in the pathogenesis and progression of HF.


Assuntos
Bactérias/classificação , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Insuficiência Cardíaca/microbiologia , Isoproterenol/efeitos adversos , Metagenômica/métodos , Animais , Bactérias/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Ecocardiografia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico por imagem , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Injeções Intraperitoneais , Isoproterenol/farmacologia , Masculino , Filogenia , Ratos , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10667-10677, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31483636

RESUMO

This study investigated the modulatory effects of Decaisnea insignis seed oil (DISO), which was rich in palmitoleic acid (55.25%), palmitic acid (12.25%), and oleic acid (28.74%), on alcohol-induced metabolism disorder in mice. Fifty mice were orally administered with 38% alcohol (0.4 mL/day) and without or with DISO (3, 6, and 12 g/kg) for consecutive 12 weeks. DISO inhibited the alcohol-induced weight loss and liver function abnormality (p < 0.01) and shifted the profiles of cecal microbiome: elevating the abundance of Lactobacillus, Ruminoccoceae_UCG_004 (p < 0.05) and decreasing abundance of Parabacteroides (p < 0.05). This treatment also regulated metabolome response of amino acid and lipid metabolism in cecal content: upregulating 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (p < 0.05), 6-hydroxynicotinic acid, 5-methoxytryptamine, nicotinamide, and nicotinic acid (p < 0.1) and downregulating androsterone, tryptophan, and indole-3-acetamide (p < 0.05). DISO protected against alcoholic liver injury and gut microbiota dysbiosis by enriching the relative abundance of Lactobacillus, which was positively associated with the improvement of intestinal permeability and tryptophan metabolism.


Assuntos
Álcoois/efeitos adversos , Disbiose/prevenção & controle , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/prevenção & controle , Magnoliopsida/química , Óleos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Ceco/efeitos dos fármacos , Ceco/microbiologia , Disbiose/metabolismo , Disbiose/microbiologia , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/microbiologia , Masculino , Metaboloma/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Sementes/química
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(68): 10158-10161, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31389420

RESUMO

We developed a chemical method to covalently functionalize cellulose nanofibers and cellulose paper with mannoside ligands displaying a strong affinity for the FimH adhesin from pathogenic E. coli strains. Mannose-grafted cellulose proved efficient to selectively bind FimH lectin and discriminate pathogenic E. coli strains from non-pathogenic ones. These modified papers are valuable tools for diagnosing infections promoted by E. coli, such as cystitis or inflammatory bowel diseases, and the concept may be applicable to other life-threatening pathogens.


Assuntos
Celulose/química , Escherichia coli K12/isolamento & purificação , Mananas/química , Nanofibras/química , Adesinas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Aderência Bacteriana/efeitos dos fármacos , Técnicas de Tipagem Bacteriana/instrumentação , Técnicas de Tipagem Bacteriana/métodos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Celulose/metabolismo , Escherichia coli K12/química , Fezes/microbiologia , Proteínas de Fímbrias/metabolismo , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Mananas/metabolismo , Papel , Ligação Proteica
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 68-79, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400786

RESUMO

Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide frequently detected in food and has been reported to disturb endocrine and gut health, which was regulated by gut microbiota and enteroendocrine cells. In this study, newly weaned (3 week) and adult (8 week) male rats fed a normal- or high- fat diet were chronically exposed to 0.3 mg chlorpyrifos/kg bodyweight/day. The effects of chlorpyrifos exposure on serum hormone levels, proinflammatory cytokines and gut microbiota were evaluated. Chronic exposure to chlorpyrifos significantly decreased the concentrations of luteinizing hormone, follicule stimulating hormone and testosterone, which was found only in the normal-fat diet. The counteracted effect of high-fat diet was also found in gut hormones and proinflammatory cytokines. Significantly higher concentrations of glucagon-like peptide-1, pancreatic polypeptide, peptide tyrosine tyrosine (PYY), ghrelin, gastric inhibitory poly-peptide, IL-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and TNF-α were found in rats exposed to chlorpyrifos beginning at newly weaned, whereas only the PYY, ghrelin and IL-6 concentrations increased significantly in rats exposed in adulthood. Furthermore, a decrease in epinephrine induced by chlorpyrifos exposure was found in rats exposed to chlorpyrifos beginning at newly weaned, regardless of their diet. Chlorpyrifos-induced disturbances in the microbiome community structure were more apparent in rats fed a high-fat diet and exposed beginning at newly weaned. The affected bacteria included short-chain fatty acid-producing bacteria (Romboutsia, Turicibacter, Clostridium sensu stricto 1, norank_f_Coriobacteriaceae, Faecalibaculum, Parasutterella and norank_f__Erysipelotrichaceae), testosterone-related genus (Turicibacter, Brevibacterium), pathogenic bacteria (Streptococcus), and inflammation-related bacteria (unclassified_f__Ruminococcaceae, Ruminococcaceae_UCG-009, Parasutterella, Oscillibacter), which regulated the endocrine system via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, as well as the immune response and gut barrier. Early exposure accelerated the endocrine-disturbing effect and immune responses of chlorpyrifos, although these effects can be eased or recovered by a high-fat diet. This study helped clarify the relationship between disrupted endocrine function and gut microbiota dysbiosis induced by food contaminants such as pesticides.


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Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , RNA Ribossômico 16S/metabolismo , Envelhecimento , Animais , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 13-24, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468382

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Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid which has strong activities in enhancing immunity. Gut microbiota is closely interrelated with intestinal mucosal immunity, but the effects and mechanisms of taurine on intestinal microbiota and mucosal immune cells under an immunosuppressive condition remain unclear. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of taurine on gut microbiota and immune cells in Peyer's patches (PPs) of dexamethasone (Dex)-induced immunosuppressive mice. Mice (4-week-old, Male) were randomly divided into three groups: the Control group (n = 12), the Dex-induced immunosuppressive model group (n = 12) and the taurine intervention group (n = 12). The model was established by Dex injection for 7 days and the taurine intervention group was gavaged 100 mg/kg soluble taurine for 30 days. The changes of intestinal microbiota and immune cells in PPs were tested by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and flow cytometry, respectively. Results showed that the microbiota in immunosuppressive mice was obvious different compared with control group, in which, the Lachnospiraceae and Ruminococcaceae groups were significantly reduced, and their reduction were reversed after taurine intervention. Compared to the control group, the total cell number in PPs, as well as the subsets of CD3+ cells (T cells), CD19+ cells (B cells) in model groups were significantly lower, and they were dramatically improved after taurine treatment. Our results suggested that taurine has a positive effect on i ntestinal homeostasis of the immunosuppressive mice.


Assuntos
Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Tolerância Imunológica , Nódulos Linfáticos Agregados/efeitos dos fármacos , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Homeostase , Masculino , Camundongos , Distribuição Aleatória
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9820-9830, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411471

RESUMO

Brain aging is commonly associated with neurodegenerative disorders, but the ameliorative effect of krill oil and the underlying mechanism remain unclear. In this study, the components of krill oil were measured, and the antiaging effects of krill oil were investigated in mice with d-galactose (d-gal)-induced brain aging via proteomics and gut microbiota analysis. Krill oil treatment decreased the expression of truncated dopamine- and cAMP-regulated phosphoproteins and proteins involved in the calcium signaling pathway. In addition, the concentrations of dopamine were increased in the serum (p < 0.05) and brain (p > 0.05) due to the enhanced expressions of tyrosine-3-monooxygenase and aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase. Moreover, krill oil alleviated gut microbiota dysbiosis, decreased the abundance of bacteria that consume the precursor tyrosine, and increased the abundance of Lactobacillus spp. and short-chain fatty acid producers. This study revealed the beneficial effect of krill oil against d-gal-induced brain aging and clarified the underlying mechanism through proteomics and gut microbiota analysis.


Assuntos
Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/fisiopatologia , Euphausiacea/química , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Óleos/administração & dosagem , Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Suplementos Nutricionais/análise , Humanos , Intestinos/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Óleos/isolamento & purificação
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9382-9389, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31361959

RESUMO

Early stage exposure of foodborne substances, such as brightening agent titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs), can cause long-term effects in adulthood. We aimed to explore the potential adverse effect of long-term dietary intake of TiO2 NPs. After feeding for 2-3 months from weaning, TiO2 NPs-exposed mice showed lower body weight and induced intestinal inflammation. However, this phenomenon was not observed in gut microbiota-removed mice. TiO2 NPs exposure rarely affected the diversity of microbial communities, but significantly decreased the abundance of several probiotic taxa including Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. Additionally, TiO2 NPs aggravated DSS-induced chronic colitis and immune response in vivo, and reduced the population of CD4+T cells, regulatory T cells, and macrophages in mesenteric lymph nodes. Therefore, dietary TiO2 NPs could interfere with the balance of immune system and dynamic of gut microbiome, which may result in low-grade intestinal inflammation and aggravated immunological response to external stimulus, thus introducing potential health risk.


Assuntos
Intestinos/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos/imunologia , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Titânio/metabolismo , Titânio/toxicidade , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos/microbiologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Linfócitos T Reguladores/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8847-8854, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31328515

RESUMO

Microbiome has been revealed as a key element involved in maintaining the circadian rhythms. Oolong tea polyphenols (OTP) has been shown to have potential prebiotic activity. Therefore, this study focused on the regulation mechanisms of OTP on host circadian rhythms. After 8 weeks of OTP administration, a large expansion in the relative abundance of Bacteroidetes with a decrease in Firmicutes was observed, which reflected the positive modulatory effect of OTP on gut flora. In addition, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways of ATP-binding cassette transporters, two-component system, and the biosynthesis of amino acids enriched the most differentially expressed genes after OTP treatment. Of the differentially expressed proteins identified, most were related to metabolism, genetic information processing, and environmental information processing. It underscores the ability of OTP to regulate circadian rhythm by enhancing beneficial intestinal microbiota and affecting metabolic pathways, contributing to the improvement of host microecology.


Assuntos
Camellia sinensis/química , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/tratamento farmacológico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/microbiologia , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Intestinos/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Chá/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7869-7879, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287296

RESUMO

Carnitine, a dietary quaternary amine mainly from red meat, is metabolized to trimethylamine (TMA) by gut microbiota and subsequently oxidized to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) by host hepatic enzymes, flavin monooxygenases (FMOs). The objective of this study aims to investigate the effects of flavonoids from oolong tea and citrus peels on reducing TMAO formation and protecting vascular inflammation in carnitine-feeding mice. The results showed that mice treated with 1.3% carnitine in drinking water significantly (p < 0.05) increased the plasma levels of TMAO compared to control group, whereas the plasma TMAO was remarkedly reduced by flavonoids used. Meanwhile, these dietary phenolic compounds significantly (p < 0.05) decreased hepatic FMO3 mRNA levels compared to carnitine only group. Additionally, oolong tea extract decreased mRNA levels of vascular inflammatory markers such as tissue necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and E-selectin. Polymethoxyflavones significantly lowered the expression of VCAM-1 and showed a decreasing trend in TNF-α and E-selectin mRNA expression compared to the carnitine group. Genus-level analysis of the gut microbiota in the cecum showed that these dietary phenolic compounds induced an increase in the relative abundances of Bacteroides. Oolong tea extract-treated group up-regulated Lactobacillus genus, compared to the carnitine only group. Administration of polymethoxyflavones increased Akkermansia in mice.


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Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Camellia sinensis/química , Carnitina/metabolismo , Citrus/química , Flavonas/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Aterosclerose/genética , Aterosclerose/microbiologia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Biotransformação/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Flavonas/análise , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Trato Gastrointestinal/metabolismo , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Humanos , Metilaminas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Extratos Vegetais/análise , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/genética , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8303-8311, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31298535

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Exposure to chiral pesticides poses many potential health risks. In this study, we examined the impacts of exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers on gut microbiota and metabolic profiles in mice. The relative abundance of microbiota in cecal content significantly changed following exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers. At the genus level, the relative abundances of seven gut microflora were altered following exposure to (-)-penconazole. Both (±)-penconazole and (+)-penconazole caused significant changes in the relative abundances of five gut microflora. In addition, targeted serum metabolomics analysis showed disturbed metabolic profiles following exposure. Respectively, (±)-penconazole, (+)-penconazole, and (-)-penconazole exposure significantly altered the relative levels of 29, 23, and 36 metabolites. In general, exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers caused disorders in gut microbiota and metabolic profiles of mice. The potential health risks of penconazole and its enantiomers now require further evaluation.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos/metabolismo , Praguicidas/química , Praguicidas/farmacologia , Triazóis/química , Triazóis/farmacologia , Animais , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Filogenia , Estereoisomerismo
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BMC Vet Res ; 15(1): 239, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291967

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BACKGROUND: Probiotics are important for pigs to enhance health and intestinal development, which are potential alternative to antibiotics. Many studies have reported the functions of single bacterial strain as probiotic on the animals. In this study, we evaluated effects of combined probiotics on growth performance, inflammation and intestinal microbiota in weaned pigs. One hundred and eight pigs, weaned at 28 day old (7.12 ± 0.08 kg), were randomly divided into the 3 dietary treatments with 6 pens and 6 pigs per pen (half male and half female). The experimental period lasted for 28 days and treatments were as follows: i. CONTROL: basal diet; ii. Antibiotic: the basal diet plus 75 mg· kg- 1 chlortetracycline; and iii. Probiotics: basal diet plus 4% compound probiotics. RESULTS: Supplementation probiotics improved average daily gain over the entire 28 days (P < 0.01) and feed efficiency in the last 14 days (P < 0.05) compared with the other two groups. Both probiotics and antibiotic supplementation decreased concentrations of serum pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-6 (P < 0.05) and interferon-γ (P < 0.01). Probiotics group had greater abundance of Lactobacillus in the caecal digesta and Firmicutes in the colonic digesta, while both probiotics and antibiotic supplementation inhibited Treponema_2 and Anaerovibrio in the caecal digesta. Caecal acetic and propionic acid (P < 0.05) of probiotics group were higher than the other two groups, whereas concentrations of colonic lactic acid and propionic acid (P < 0.05) of antibiotic group were lower than control and probiotics groups. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that combined supplementation of Lactobacillus fermentum and Pediococcus acidilactici regulate the gut health and improve the host ADG and F/G by decreasing serum pro-inflammatory factors (IL-6, IFN-γ), promoting beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus in the caecal digesta and Firmicutes in the colonic digesta), enhancing production of short chain fatty acids, and inhibiting pathogens (Treponema_2, Anaerovibrio in the caecal digesta).


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Lactobacillus fermentum/metabolismo , Pediococcus acidilactici/metabolismo , Animais , Probióticos/farmacologia , Suínos , Desmame , Ganho de Peso/efeitos dos fármacos
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 181: 353-361, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207574

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Fatty liver is widely observed during Takifugu fasciatus production, but the mechanisms underlying fatty liver formation remain unknown. The present study was conducted to determine the potential effects of copper (Cu) on hepatic lipid deposition and metabolism in T. fasciatus after 21 days of exposure to Cu (levels: 0, 20 and 100 µg/L). Copper exposure decreased the weight gain rate (WG) in T. fasciatus, but increased the values of the viscerosomatic index (VSI) and hepatosomatic index (HSI) compared with the control. The time-dependent Cu accumulation in tissues increased as the Cu concentration increased. The order of Cu accumulation was liver > intestine > muscle. The lipid content, triglyceride (TG) content and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity increased after Cu exposure compared with the control. In addition, more lipid droplets and greater vacuolization were observed in the liver after exposure to 20 µg/L Cu than after 100 µg/L Cu. The expression of genes involved in lipogenesis (g6pd, 6pgd, lpl, fas and acc), lipolysis (hsl and cpt 1) and transcription (ppar α and ppar ©) was dependent on Cu. An analysis of the intestinal microbiome community showed that the highest values of the Chao 1 index, ACE, Shannon index and Simpson index were obtained in fish exposed to 20 µg/L Cu, whereas the lowest values were obtained after the 100 µg/L Cu treatment. The Principal Coordinates Analysis (PCoA) plots of the data revealed structural differences in the groups treated with Cu compared with the control group. At the phylum level, the intestinal microbiota in the Cu-treated and control fish were dominated by Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes. The higher Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio was observed in fish treated with 20 µg/L Cu compared with other groups, while the lowest ratio was observed in fish exposed to 100 µg/L Cu. Our study revealed the mechanisms by which Cu exposure altered (i) lipid deposition in the body and (ii) the intestinal microbiome, which may contribute to maintain the health status of T. fasciatus for the aquaculture.


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Cobre/toxicidade , Fígado Gorduroso/veterinária , Doenças dos Peixes/induzido quimicamente , Takifugu , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Cobre/farmacocinética , Fígado Gorduroso/induzido quimicamente , Fígado Gorduroso/metabolismo , Doenças dos Peixes/metabolismo , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipogênese/genética , Lipase Lipoproteica/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Músculos/metabolismo , Takifugu/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Takifugu/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/farmacocinética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(26): 7325-7335, 2019 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31184120

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Tea polyphenols (TP) possess the ability to regulate dyslipidemia and gut microbiota dysbiosis. However, the underlying mechanism is still elusive. The present study explored the intervention of TP on high fat diet induced metabolic disorders, gut microbiota dysbiosis in mice, and the underlying intestinal mechanism. As a result, TP significantly ameliorated hyperlipidemia, improved the expression levels of hepatic lipid metabolism genes, and modulated gut microbiota. The underlying mechanism was supposed to rely on the maintaining of intestinal redox state by TP. Intestinal redox related indicators were significantly correlated with the distribution of gut microbiota. An unidentified genus of Lachnospiraceae, Bacteroides, Alistipes, and Faecalibaculum were identified as the biomarkers for intestinal redox state. Importantly, different dosages of TP modulated intestinal redox state and gut microbiota in varied patterns, and an overdose intake attenuated the beneficial effects on gut health. Our findings offered novel insights into the mechanism of TP on intestinal homeostasis.


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Camellia sinensis/química , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hiperlipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Intestinos/microbiologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperlipidemias/genética , Hiperlipidemias/metabolismo , Hiperlipidemias/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Chá
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Planta Med ; 85(9-10): 729-737, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31167298

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Rotundic acid and pedunculoside are the most abundant constituents in Ilicis Rotundae Cortex, and possess lipid-lowering activity. In this study, we evaluated the pharmacokinetic interactions of rotundic acid with pedunculoside and other ingredients from Ilicis Rotundae Cortex with rotundic acid and pedunculoside, and preliminarily investigated the effects of gut microbiota on their pharmacokinetics using a pseudo-germ-free rat model. After a single oral administration of each monomer, a monomer mixture, and Ilicis Rotundae Cortex extract to the conventional and pseudo-germ-free rats, rotundic acid and pedunculoside were quantified in plasma by an UPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS method. The systemic exposure (maximum plasma concentration and area under concentration-time curve) of two analytes in conventional rats were increased in an approximately dose-dependent manner. Oral administration of rotundic acid and pedunculoside in the forms of a monomer mixture and Ilicis Rotundae Cortex extract to the conventional rats significantly decreased the systemic exposure compared with the monomer groups, which demonstrated the existence of significant pharmacokinetic interactions. The pseudo-germ-free rats were prepared by nonabsorbable antibiotic treatment, and the systemic exposure of two analytes were significantly decreased and most of the "time to reach the maximum" values were delayed in comparison to conventional rats, therefore gut microbiota might serve as an efficient absorption promoter. These results provide a scientific basis for the clinical application of the two bioactive constituents and Ilicis Rotundae Cortex.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Glucose/análogos & derivados , Triterpenos/farmacocinética , Administração Oral , Animais , Calibragem , Cromatografia Líquida/métodos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/administração & dosagem , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacocinética , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/administração & dosagem , Glucose/farmacocinética , Interações Ervas-Drogas , Masculino , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos , Triterpenos/administração & dosagem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2712, 2019 06 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31221971

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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) incidence has tripled over the past 15 years and is attributed to the emergence of hypervirulent strains. While it is clear that C. difficile toxins cause damaging colonic inflammation, the immune mechanisms protecting from tissue damage require further investigation. Through a transcriptome analysis, we identify IL-33 as an immune target upregulated in response to hypervirulent C. difficile. We demonstrate that IL-33 prevents C. difficile-associated mortality and epithelial disruption independently of bacterial burden or toxin expression. IL-33 drives colonic group 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) activation during infection and IL-33 activated ILC2s are sufficient to prevent disease. Furthermore, intestinal IL-33 expression is regulated by the microbiota as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) rescues antibiotic-associated depletion of IL-33. Lastly, dysregulated IL-33 signaling via the decoy receptor, sST2, predicts C. difficile-associated mortality in human patients. Thus, IL-33 signaling to ILC2s is an important mechanism of defense from C. difficile colitis.


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Clostridium difficile/imunologia , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Linfócitos/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Toxinas Bacterianas/imunologia , Toxinas Bacterianas/metabolismo , Clostridium difficile/patogenicidade , Colo/citologia , Colo/imunologia , Colo/microbiologia , Colo/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/microbiologia , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/mortalidade , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/terapia , Transplante de Microbiota Fecal , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interleucina-33/imunologia , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/imunologia , Virulência/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 126, 2019 Jun 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185967

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BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota plays a crucial role in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases such as chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (CID). Shenzhu Capsule (SZC) is a Chinese herbal formula, which is composed of Renshen (rhizomes of Panax ginseng C. A. Mey.) and Baizhu (rhizomes of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz.). Many Chinese traditional anti-diarrheal formulae that contain Renshen and Baizhu are capable of effectively alleviating CID. However, the efficacy in vivo and potential mechanism of SZC (the form of compatibility of Renshen and Baizhu) in the treatment of CID had not been elucidated. Here, this study aimed to investigate whether SZC exhibited the anti-diarrheal activity, and whether gut microbiota was involved in the therapeutic effect of SZC on CID. METHODS: High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and infrared spectroscopy (IR) analyses were used to characterize the extracted components in SZC. The mice were orally administrated with SZC in a preventive mode on the first 2 days of this experiment, and then intraperitoneally injected with 5-FU (40 mg/kg/d) for 6 days. SZC treatment lasted until the 3rd day after the end of 5-FU chemotherapy. We investigated the effects of SZC on body weights, diarrhea, thymus/spleen indexes, colonic tissues, and gut microbiota. Colonic histology was examined by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing was used to analyze the gut microbial structure from fecal samples. RESULTS: SZC significantly increased the body weights and thymus/spleen indexes, alleviated diarrhea, and reversed histopathological changes of colons. In addition, gut microbiota analysis revealed that the overall structure of gut microbiota in CID mice was disturbed, but reversed to the normal state after SZC treatment. At genus level, SZC significantly inhibited the growth of some potential pathogens associated with diarrhea, such as Clostridiumm, Bacteroides, Parabacteroides, Alloprevotella, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas. CONCLUSIONS: In our study, these data illustrated that SZC inhibited the growth of many potential pathogens during the alleviation of CID. Gut microbial modulation was associated with the anti-diarrheal activity of SZC.


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Atractylodes/química , Diarreia/prevenção & controle , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Animais , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Diarreia/induzido quimicamente , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/química , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Feminino , Fluoruracila/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Camundongos , Fitoterapia , Distribuição Aleatória , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Timo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Sci Total Environ ; 685: 836-846, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31247433

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The effects of microplastic exposure on the non-specific immune responses and intestinal microflora remain unclear. In this study, juveniles of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) were exposed to different concentrations of microplastics (0, 0.04, 0.4, 4, and 40 mg/L) for 7, 14, and 21 days to explore their effects. Under microplastic-induced stress, the contents or activities of most immune-related factors [haemocyanin (Hc), alkaline phosphatase (AKP), phenoloxidase (PO), lysozyme (LSZ), and acid phosphatase (ACP)] decreased after an initial increase in the low-dose or short exposure times in the haemolymph and hepatopancreas. The trends in Hc and LSZ gene expression were consistent with the corresponding changes in enzyme activities. Moreover, the haemocyte expression of caspase and MyD88 in the groups with microplastic-induced stress was higher than that in the control group, whereas the expression levels in the hepatopancreas were first increased and then decreased. Furthermore, the relative abundance of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes decreased following exposure to 40 mg/L microplastics, whereas that of Fusobacteria and Proteobacteria increased. These results indicate that microplastics affect immune enzyme activity and immune-related gene expression and change the diversity and composition of the intestinal microflora in E. sinensis.


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Braquiúros/fisiologia , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Plásticos/toxicidade , Poluentes da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Braquiúros/microbiologia
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110558, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31175915

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Effects of Spirulina platensis 55% ethanol extract (SPL55) on lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced hyperlipidaemic rats were investigated. Ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry indicated that SPL55 was enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids. Meanwhile, serum and liver lipid levels, including total triglyceride, total cholesterol, and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, were significantly decreased in hyperlipidaemic rats of SPL55. Analysis of tissue sections showed that SPL55 treatment could markedly inhibit hepatic lipid accumulation and steatosis. Moreover, SPL55 regulated the mRNA and protein expression levels of SREBP-1c, HMG-CoA, PEPCK, ACC, and AMPK genes involved in lipid metabolism. Furthermore, SPL55 led to decrease the abundances of Turicibacter, Clostridium_XlVa, and Romboutsia, which were positive correlation with lipid metabolism indicators, and has also enriched Alloprevotella, Prevotella, Porphyromonadaceae, and Barnesiella. These results provided evidence that SPL55 might be developed as a functional food to ameliorate lipid metabolic disorders and hyperlipidaemia.


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Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/farmacologia , Fígado Gorduroso/prevenção & controle , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Spirulina/química , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Fígado/patologia , Microalgas/química , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110562, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31181236

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Brown seaweed Sargassum confusum (C. Agardh) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic effect of oligosaccharides from brown seaweed S. confusum (SCO). The anti-diabetic effect of SCO was evaluated in vivo using high-fat/high-sucrose fed hamsters. Molecular mechanisms of modulating gene expression of specific members of insulin signaling pathways were determined. The components of the intestinal microflora in diabetic animals were also analyzed by high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing. And it was found that SCO had a sequence of sulfated anhydrogalactose and methyl sulfated galactoside units. Fasting blood glucose levels were significantly decreased after SCO administration. Histology showed that SCO could protect the cellular architecture of the liver. SCO could also significantly increase the relative abundance of Lactobacillus and Clostridium XIVa and decrease that of Allobaculum, Bacteroides and Clostridium IV. The active role of SCO in anti-diabetic effect was revealed by its regulation of insulin receptor substrate 1/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathways. These results suggested that SCO might be used as a functional material to regulate gut microbiota in obese and diabetic individuals.


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Diabetes Mellitus/tratamento farmacológico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligossacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Sargassum/química , Animais , Bactérias/genética , Sequência de Bases , Glicemia/efeitos dos fármacos , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Dieta da Carga de Carboidratos , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Hipoglicemiantes/isolamento & purificação , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Mesocricetus , Oligossacarídeos/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Alga Marinha/química
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Poult Sci ; 98(8): 3181-3193, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31220319

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The objective of this study was to compare the effects of inorganic and proteinate Zn in chickens challenged with coccidia and Clostridium perfringens. A 3 × 2 factorial design was used, with 3 dietary formulations (0 or 90 mg/kg supplemental Zn from ZnSO4 or Zn proteinate, with or without challenge). On day 14, challenged birds were orally gavaged with approx. 5,000 Eimeria maxima sporulated oocysts, and on day 19 to 21 with C. perfringens (108 CFU/D). Productive performance was assessed at day 21 and 28. At 21 D, necrotic enteritis (NE) lesion severity, intestinal permeability, gene expression, and ileal and cecal microbiota were evaluated. An interaction of Zn source by challenge was observed for lesion score and mortality, wherein Zn supplementation decreased the degree of NE lesions (P = 0.02) and mortality due to NE (P = 0.008). In the jejunum, an interaction of Zn source by challenge was observed for the expression of IL-8 (P = 0.001) and INF-γ (P = 0.03), wherein the NE challenge upregulated their expression, but not in the Zn proteinate supplemented birds. Zn proteinate supplementation downregulated iNOS vs. ZnSO4 supplemented birds (P = 0.0003), and supplemental Zn downregulated TLR-2 (P = 0.05) and ZnT5 (P = 0.04), regardless of the source. In the ileal microbiota, Zn proteinate supplementation decreased the frequency of Lactobacillus (P = 0.01), and the challenge increased Enterobacteriaceae (P = 0.01). Dietary Zn decreased NE lesion severity and mortality due to NE; Zn proteinate led to lower expression of IL-8 and INF-γ in challenged birds which may be an indicative of a lessened inflammatory response.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/imunologia , Sulfato de Zinco/farmacologia , Zinco/farmacologia , Ração Animal/análise , Animais , Galinhas , Infecções por Clostridium/veterinária , Clostridium perfringens/fisiologia , Coccidiose/veterinária , Dieta/veterinária , Eimeria/fisiologia , Enterite/veterinária , Intestinos/imunologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/microbiologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/parasitologia , Zinco/administração & dosagem
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