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Nonalcoholic-Fatty-Liver-Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Successful Development of Pharmacological Treatment Will Depend on Translational Research.

Digestion 2018 Dec 7:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Background: Nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NAFLD/NASH) is expected to become the leading liver disease worldwide. Typical liver-related complications are fibrosis, cirrhosis, and the development of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) with the need for liver transplantation. Up to now there is no approved pharmacotherapy. Read More

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December 2018

Histological and histochemical characterisation of glands associated with the feeding appendages of Argulus foliaceus (Linnaeus, 1758).

Parasitol Int 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK.

Argulus foliaceus (Linnaeus, 1758) is a member of the branchiuran family Argulidae, a group comprising parasitic "fish lice". A. foliaceus is distributed worldwide and causes major economic impacts for cultured freshwater fish globally. Read More

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December 2018
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Same day versus next day antroduodenal manometry results in children with upper gastrointestinal symptoms: A prospective study.

Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018 Dec 11:e13521. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Center for Motility and Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: We evaluated the changes in antroduodenal manometry (ADM) parameters and interpretation when the test is performed the day of catheter placement and the following day.

Methods: Catheter was placed endoscopically under anesthesia and recorded on day 1 and repeated on day 2. Study parameters including antrum and small bowel motility index (MI) during fasting, meal, postprandial, erythromycin (EES), and octreotide (OCT) challenge phases, the presence of the phase III of the migrating motor complex (MMC), visual postprandial response, and study interpretation were compared between both days. Read More

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December 2018

Multicomponent analysis of T relaxation in bovine articular cartilage at low magnetic fields.

Magn Reson Med 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany.

Purpose: The multi-exponential character of T relaxation in bovine articular cartilage was investigated at low magnetic fields below 0.5 T. The ultimate aim was to identify a parameter based on the T relaxation time distribution as a biomarker to biochemical features of osteoarthritis. Read More

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December 2018

Dynamic changes of Sonic Hedgehog signaling pathway in gastric mucosa of rats with MNNG-induced gastric precancerous lesions.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Digestive, Hangzhou Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

Objective: To explore the changes of Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway in the stomach mucosa during the formation of gastric precancerous lesions.

Methods: A total of 72 suckling rats in half genders were randomly and equally divided into the normal group and model group. The rats in the model group were administered with 0. Read More

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December 2018

Dynamic changes of urinary proteins in a rat model of acute hypercoagulable state induced by tranexamic acid.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Biochemistry, Beijing Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

The hypercoagulable state leads to the development of thrombotic diseases, but it is difficult to diagnose due to the lack of available biomarkers. This study aimed to investigate systematic changes of the urinary proteome in the acute hypercoagulable state. A rat model of the acute hypercoagulable state was induced by an antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid and urine samples were collected for proteomic analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Read More

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December 2018
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Bioaccessibility of carotenoids from plant and animal foods.

J Sci Food Agric 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Institute of Food Science and Biotechnology, Chair Plant Foodstuff Technology and Analysis, University of Hohenheim, Garbenstrasse 25, D-70599 Stuttgart, Germany.

The frequent consumption of carotenoid-rich foods has been associated with numerous health benefits such as the supply of provitamin A. In order to exert these health benefits, carotenoids need to be efficiently liberated from the food matrix, micellized in the small intestine, taken up by the enterocytes, and absorbed to the human blood stream. Enormous efforts have been made to better understand these processes. Read More

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December 2018

The effects of incretin-based therapies on beta-cell function and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and network meta-analysis combining 360 trials.

Diabetes Obes Metab 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing, China.

Aim: To evaluate the comparative effects of incretin-based therapies, including glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4Is), on beta-cell function and insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Materials And Methods: Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library and www.clinicaltrials. Read More

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December 2018

Pneumatic dilation improves esophageal emptying and symptoms in patients with idiopathic esophago-gastric junction outflow obstruction.

Neurogastroenterol Motil 2018 Dec 10:e13522. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Background And Aims: Idiopathic Esophago-gastric outflow obstruction (EGJOO) is a new clinical entity resulting in delayed esophageal emptying secondary to a poorly relaxing lower esophageal sphincter. Little is known about treatment outcomes of idiopathic EGJOO patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical response of pneumatic dilation (PD) in idiopathic EGJOO patients with a standing barium column and/or with pill arrest on timed barium esophagram (TBE) before and after undergoing PD. Read More

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December 2018

How often are bath emollients prescribed to children with atopic eczema in primary care in England? A cross-sectional study.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NR.

Atopic eczema is one of the most burdensome skin diseases across the globe and affects up to 20% of children in the UK. The mainstay of treatment is regular use of emollients including leave-on emollients, soap substitutes and emollient bath additives. However, the lack of evidence to support the use of bath additives has led some to question their role in atopic eczema management. Read More

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December 2018
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Population Pharmacokinetics and Exposure-Response Modeling Analyses of Golimumab in Children With Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis.

J Clin Pharmacol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Global Clinical Pharmacology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Spring House, PA, USA.

Population pharmacokinetics (PK) and exposure-response (E-R) analyses were conducted to compare the PK and E-R relationships of golimumab between children and adults with ulcerative colitis. PK data following subcutaneous golimumab administration to children with ulcerative colitis (6-17 years) in the PURSUIT-PEDS-PK study, adults with ulcerative colitis in the PURSUIT study, and children with pediatric polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (2-17 years) in the GO-KIDS study, were included in the population PK analysis. E-R analysis was conducted using logistic regression to link serum golimumab concentration and Mayo score-based efficacy outcomes in pediatric and adult ulcerative colitis. Read More

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December 2018

miR-627/HMGB1/NF-κB regulatory loop modulates TGF-β1-induced pulmonary fibrosis.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Respiration, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China.

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a fibroproliferative disease that can eventually lead to fatal lung failure. It is characterized by abnormal proliferation of fibroblasts, dysregulated fibroblast differentiation to myofibroblast, and disorganized collagen and extracellular matrix production, deposition and degradation. There is still a lack of effective treatment strategies for PF. Read More

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December 2018

Optimization of Processing Condition of Instant Rice to Lower the Glycemic Index.

J Food Sci 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Authors are with the Faculty of Agro-Industry, King Mongkut's Inst. of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, 10520, Thailand.

White rice is classified as having a low to high glycemic index (GI) depending on its amylose:amylopectin ratio. High GI food can be detrimental to diabetics since they can rapidly increase the glucose level in blood during digestion. Instant rice is increasing in popularity and is produced by dehydrating whole grain cooked rice, therefore, to make it more suitable for diabetics, the effect of the processes involved in the production on GI were tested. Read More

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December 2018

Lumen-apposing stents versus plastic stents in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts: a large, comparative, international, multicenter study.

Endoscopy 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Background:  Larger caliber lumen-apposing stents (LAMSs) have been increasingly used in the management of pancreatic fluid collections, specifically when solid debris is present; however, their advantages over smaller caliber plastic stents in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of LAMS specifically in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts compared with double-pigtail plastic stents (DPPSs).

Methods:  We performed a multicenter, international, retrospective study between January 2012 and August 2016. Read More

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December 2018

Changes in digestive enzyme activities during early ontogeny of Seriola rivoliana.

Fish Physiol Biochem 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Laboratorio de Fisiología Comparada y Genómica Funcional, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

This study contributes to basic knowledge on the development of larval digestive enzyme activities of Seriola rivoliana, a carnivorous species that has shown high mortality in larval stage. The study was conducted under laboratory-controlled conditions until larvae reached 30 days after hatching (DAH). The specific activity of amylase and pepsin was analysed by spectrophotometric methods, and lipase, trypsin, chymotrypsin and alkaline phosphatase by fluorometry. Read More

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December 2018

Does enhanced recovery improve the survival rates of patients 3 years after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in the colon?

Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Visceral and Endocrinal Surgery, CHU Angers, 4 rue Larrey, 49933, Angers Cedex 9, France.

Purpose: The advantages of enhanced recovery programs (ERP) after colorectal surgery for morbidity and length of stay are well known. On a longer term, evidence is much more limited. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of ERP on survival after 3 years of follow-up, following colorectal cancer surgery. Read More

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December 2018

Alterations of Gastric Emptying Features Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Chinese Patients with Obesity: a Self-Controlled Observational Study.

Obes Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yong-an Road, Xi-Cheng District, Beijing, 100050, China.

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become an increasingly popular metabolic surgical procedure. Alteration in motor gastric function is a fundamental feature following LSG but still remains controversial.

Purpose: To determine the gastric emptying time 3 month after LSG, correlations between gastric emptying time and body weight, weight loss, and glycemia levels, alongside determining predictive factors of weight loss at the 3-month follow-up. Read More

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December 2018
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Systematic Review: Efficacy and Safety of Accelerated Induction Regimes in Infliximab Rescue Therapy for Hospitalized Patients with Acute Severe Colitis.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

The Royal Liverpool and Broad Green University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.

Background: Pharmacokinetic data suggest that standard induction dosing schedules may not be sufficient in patients with acute severe colitis (ASUC). Hence, intensified induction regimes are increasingly used in the rescue treatment of hospitalized patients with ASUC to avoid the need for colectomy although the evidence for this is uncertain.

Aim: To conduct a systematic review of short- and long-term efficacy outcomes from accelerated infliximab induction studies. Read More

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December 2018

Oligosaccharides as co-encapsulating agents: effect on oral Lactobacillus fermentum survival in a simulated gastrointestinal tract.

Biotechnol Lett 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

Objectives: Four kinds of oligosaccharides were used as co-encapsulating agents to test the effect of extrusion-based microencapsulation on protection of Lactobacillus fermentum L7 against exposure to simulated gastric and intestinal juices as well as long-term refrigeration storage at 4 °C.

Results: The combination of alginate with galacto-oligosaccharides, isomalto-oligosaccharides, fructo-oligosaccharides, and xylo-oligosaccharides, or alginate alone exhibited good properties of the beads. The diameters of the cell beads co-encapsulated with oligosaccharides and encapsulated with alginate alone were similar, in the range of 2. Read More

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December 2018
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An Intraperitoneal Treatment with Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Regulates Appetite, Energy Intake/Expenditure, and Metabolism.

J Mol Neurosci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

CURE/Digestive Diseases Research Center, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino acid neuropeptide expressed both centrally and peripherally. CGRP has been shown to be involved in arteriolar dilation, cardiovascular regulation, pain transmission, migraine, and gastrointestinal physiology. Our current research is aimed at analyzing CGRP's impact on appetite/satiety, body metabolism, and energy homeostasis. Read More

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December 2018

Mortality in the Visegrad countries from the perspective of socioeconomic inequalities.

Int J Public Health 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre of Studies in Geography and Planning (CEGOT), University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Objectives: Large socioeconomic inequalities in health are still present in the Central Europe. The aim was to explore socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Visegrad countries-the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (V4), by three different socioeconomic indicators (unemployment, risk of poverty/social exclusion, education). The study was conducted within the H2020 Euro-Healthy project. Read More

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December 2018

Ineffective Esophageal Motility Is Associated with Impaired Bolus Clearance but Does Not Correlate with Severity of Dysphagia.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 862, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Background: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is defined as a distal contractile integral < 450 mmHg/s/cm in at least 50% of ten liquid swallows on high-resolution esophageal manometry (HREM). Whether this latest definition correlates with degree of symptoms has not been studied.

Methods: Patients presenting for HREM prospectively rated their symptoms using the Eckardt score. Read More

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December 2018

Significant Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Fecal Impaction in Patients Who Present to the Emergency Department.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Fecal impaction (FI) is defined as a large mass of stool in the rectum and/or colon that is unable to be evacuated. No study to date details demographics and outcomes in a sizeable sample of FI patients in the USA.

Aims: The present study aims to develop knowledge of FI by reporting descriptive measures and outcomes of patients presenting to a US emergency department (ED) with FI. Read More

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December 2018

Management and pregnancy outcomes of women with GCK-MODY enrolled in the US Monogenic Diabetes Registry.

Acta Diabetol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Kovler Diabetes Center, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Ave., MC 1027, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA.

Aims: GCK-MODY is characterized by mild hyperglycemia. Treatment is not required outside of pregnancy. During pregnancy, insulin treatment is recommended if second trimester fetal ultrasound monitoring shows macrosomia, suggesting the fetus has not inherited the GCK gene. Read More

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December 2018

Preparation of Islets from Rat Pancreas and Assessment of Islet Function.

Authors:
Paul C Guest

Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1916:223-232

Laboratory of Neuroproteomics, Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

The islets of Langerhans release vital hormones involved in the regulation of blood sugar and other aspects of metabolism. The islets are housed in diffuse clusters of cells within the exocrine pancreas and, therefore, purification of these cells for research or transplant purposes is a difficult undertaking. Here, a detailed protocol is presented for purification of islets from rat pancreas using limited collagenase digestion and step gradient centrifugation techniques. Read More

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January 2019

Effect of cultural background and healthcare environment on postoperative opioid requirement.

Can J Anaesth 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Purpose: The objective of this prospective observational study was to investigate the interactions between cultural background, healthcare environment, and postoperative pain experience.

Methods: We enrolled 128 Chinese patients living in rural mainland China and 134 patients in Hong Kong with a higher level of Western cultural influences (defined by educational attainment, place of residence, and ability to understand English). All patients had major abdominal surgery and received patient-controlled analgesia with intravenous morphine for postoperative pain relief. Read More

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December 2018

Microbiome and Gut Dysbiosis.

Exp Suppl 2018 ;109:459-476

Department of Gastroenterology of Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the residence of trillions of microorganisms that include bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. The collective genomes of whole microbial communities (microbiota) integrate the gut microbiome. Up to 100 genera and 1000 distinct bacterial species were identified in digestive tube niches. Read More

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January 2018

Interaction Between Nutrition and Metabolism.

Exp Suppl 2018 ;109:29-114

Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Diet plays a fundamental role in the nutritional status, in the homeostasis and in the capacity of an individual to adapt to the environment. A proper or an inadequate nutrition has an impact on the persistence, remission and incidence of various conditions, including the infectious diseases. Consequently, nutrition has a crucial importance on survival rates and health recovery of individuals or even populations around the globe. Read More

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January 2018

Surgical outcomes of patients treated with ustekinumab vs. vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease: a matched case analysis.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA.

Aim: The association between preoperative use of monoclonal antibodies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients and postoperative complications is controversial, especially for the latest approved biologics, ustekinumab and vedolizumab, where data is limited. We hypothesized that ustekinumab-treated patients would have a similar overall postoperative complication rate as vedolizumab-treated patients. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative complications in patients receiving preoperative ustekinumab vs. Read More

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December 2018

Determination of Heavy Metal Concentrations and Their Potential Sources in Selected Plants: Xanthium strumarium L. (Asteraceae), Ficus exasperata Vahl (Moraceae), Persicaria attenuata (R.Br) Sojak (Polygonaceae), and Kanahia laniflora (Forssk.) R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) from Awash River Basin, Ethiopia.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, 430074, China.

The objective of this study was to determine the concentrations, potential sources and evaluate the risks of heavy metals in selected plants from Awash River Basin, Ethiopia. A total of 57 samples were analyzed from four different plant species. Microwave-assisted digestion was applied to digest the samples and the concentration of nine elements namely: Al, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Hg, and Pb were analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP- MS) (Thermos X SERIES2). Read More

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December 2018

Colonic hypereosinophilia in ulcerative colitis may help to predict the failure of steroid therapy.

Tech Coloproctol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy Section, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia Medical School, Perugia, Italy.

Background: Although glucocorticosteroids (GS) and mesalazine are effective and widely employed to treat moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC), information regarding the factors responsible for response to such therapy is still scarce. One of these factors is thought to be an increased number of mucosal eosinophils. The aim of our study was to determine whether the presence of hypereosinophilia in colonic mucosa of UC patients might influence the short-term response to l treatment with GS and mesasalazine. Read More

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December 2018

Molecular pathogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Identification of the antitumor effects of miR‑145‑3p on gene regulation.

Int J Oncol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890‑8520, Japan.

Although miR‑145‑5p (the guide strand of the miR‑145 duplex) is established as a tumor suppressive microRNA (miRNA or miR), the functional significance of miR‑145‑3p (the passenger strand of the miR‑145 duplex) in cancer cells and its targets remains obscure. In our continuing analysis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) pathogenesis, the aim of the present study was to identify important oncogenes and proteins that are controlled by miR‑145‑3p. Overexpression of miR‑145‑3p significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasive abilities, and further increased apoptotic abilities. Read More

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December 2018

Pivotal prognostic and diagnostic role of the long non‑coding RNA colon cancer‑associated transcript 1 expression in human cancer (Review).

Mol Med Rep 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, Second Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 21001, P.R. China.

Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been classically defined as regulatory RNA members >200 nucleotides in length, without detectable open‑reading frames to encode proteins. Previous studies have demonstrated that lncRNAs serve critical roles in multiple cancer types. Colon cancer‑associated transcript 1 (CCAT1), a novel cancer‑associated lncRNA, is significantly overexpressed in a number of malignancies. Read More

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December 2018

Mechanisms shaping the role of ERK1/2 in cellular senescence (Review).

Mol Med Rep 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Research Institute of Digestive Diseases, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330006, P.R. China.

Senescence is a result of cellular stress and is a potential mechanism for regulating cancer. As a member of the mitogen‑activated protein kinase family, ERK1/2 (extracellular signal‑regulated protein kinase) has an important role in delivering extracellular signals to the nucleus, and these signals regulate the cell cycle, cell proliferation and cell development. Previous studies demonstrated that ERK1/2 is closely associated with cell aging; however other previous studies suggested that ERK1/2 exerts an opposite effect on aging models and target proteins, even within the same cell model. Read More

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November 2018

Local Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn's Perianal Fistulae.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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December 2018

Evaluation of buffer solutions and urea addition for estimating the in vitro digestibility of feeds.

J Anim Sci 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Zootecnia, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The aim of this study was to compare the in vitro digestibility of dry matter (IVDMD) and neutral detergent fiber (IVNDFD) using two buffer solutions with or without urea addition. The study was comprised of two separate experiments. In both experiments the treatments were composed of Kansas or McDougall's buffer solutions with or without urea addition, according to a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement. Read More

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December 2018

Genome of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a worldwide parasite of social bee colonies, provides insights into detoxification and herbivory.

Gigascience 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, CH-3097, Liebefeld, Switzerland.

Background: The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, ATUMI) is an invasive parasite of bee colonies. ATUMI feeds on both fruits and bee nest products, facilitating its spread and increasing its impact on honey bees and other pollinators. We have sequenced and annotated the ATUMI genome, providing the first genomic resources for this species and for the Nitidulidae, a beetle family that is closely related to the extraordinarily species-rich clade of beetles known as the Phytophaga. Read More

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December 2018

The importance of the histopathological examination in lethal acute intoxication with ethylene glycol. Case report.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):965-969

Department of Morphological Disciplines, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Romania;

Ethylene glycol is a toxic alcohol that is mainly introduced into an organism through the digestive pathway. Its priority toxic metabolites are glycolic acid and oxalic acid. We present the case of a young person, of the male persuasion, without any personal pathological history, found unconscious and presenting signs of violence. Read More

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January 2018

Aspects regarding nomenclature, classification and pathology of neuroendocrine neoplasms of the digestive system - a review.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):673-678

Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Surgery Unit, Railway Clinical Hospital, Craiova, Romania;

Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the digestive system are composed of cells with a neuroendocrine phenotype. These tumors produce and secrete peptide hormones and biogenic amines and they are called neuroendocrine neoplasms because of the marker proteins that they share with the neural cell system. The classification and nomenclature used to designate NENs have undergone changes over the past decades due to the accumulation of evidence related to the biological characteristics and their evolution. Read More

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January 2018

Abdominal ultrasound in paraneoplastic Pyoderma gangrenosum caused by renal carcinoma.

Med Ultrason 2018 Dec;20(4):541-542

2nd Medical Clinic, UMF Iuliu Hatieganu University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

We present the case of a 60-year-old male patient, with refractory ulcers in the groin. Ultrasoundand CT showed a large vascularized tumor of the kidney with cystic parts and inhomogeneous dynamic behaviour. Histology demonstrated Pyoderma gangrenosum (ulcer) and well differentiated adenocarcinoma (kidney). Read More

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December 2018
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RAB31 Targeted by MiR-30c-2-3p Regulates the GLI1 Signaling Pathway, Affecting Gastric Cancer Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis.

Front Oncol 2018 26;8:554. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Gastric cancer (GC), one of the most common cancers worldwide, is highly malignant and fatal. Ras-related protein in brain 31 (RAB31), a member of the RAB family of oncogenes, participates in the process of carcinogenesis and cancer development; however, its role in GC progression is unknown. In our study, 90 pairs of tissue microarrays were used to measure the levels of RAB31 protein by immunochemistry, and 22 pairs of fresh tissue were used to measure the levels of RAB31 mRNA by quantitative PCR. Read More

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November 2018

Metabolic engineering of the thermophilic filamentous fungus to produce fumaric acid.

Biotechnol Biofuels 2018 3;11:323. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

2Key Laboratory of Systems Microbial Biotechnology, Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianjin, 300308 China.

Background: Fumaric acid is widely used in food and pharmaceutical industries and is recognized as a versatile industrial chemical feedstock. Increasing concerns about energy and environmental problems have resulted in a focus on fumaric acid production by microbial fermentation via bioconversion of renewable feedstocks. Filamentous fungi are the predominant microorganisms used to produce organic acids, including fumaric acid, and most studies to date have focused on species. Read More

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December 2018

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains Isolated from Blood Cultures.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2018 Aug 30;7(8). Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Recherche Translationnelle: Relations Hôte Pathogènes, University of Lille, Lille, France.

Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae represents an emerging public health issue. Here, we present the draft whole-genome sequences of K. pneumoniae clinical strains KPL0. Read More

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LONG-NONCODING RNAs in gastroesophageal cancers.

Noncoding RNA Res 2018 Dec 1;3(4):195-212. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Medicine (DIMED), Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology Unit, University of Padua, Padua, PD, Italy.

Despite continuing improvements in multimodal therapies, gastro-esophageal malignances remain widely prevalent in the population and is characterized by poor overall and disease-free survival rates. Due to the lack of understanding about the pathogenesis and absence of reliable markers, gastro-esophageal cancers are associated with delayed diagnosis. The increasing understanding about cancer's molecular landscape in the recent years, offers the possibility of identifying 'targetable' molecular events and in particular facilitates novel treatment strategies and development of biomarkers for early stage diagnosis. Read More

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December 2018

The hindgut microbiota of praying mantids is highly variable and includes both prey-associated and host-specific microbes.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(12):e0208917. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America.

Praying mantids are predators that consume a wide variety of insects. While the gut microbiome of carnivorous mammals is distinct from that of omnivores and herbivores, the role of the gut microbiome among predatory insects is relatively understudied. Praying mantids are the closest known relatives to termites and cockroaches, which are known for their diverse gut microbiota. Read More

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December 2018

The Fecal Metagenomics of Malayan Pangolins Identifies an Extensive Adaptation to Myrmecophagy.

Front Microbiol 2018 23;9:2793. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, Guangzhou, China.

The characteristics of flora in the intestine of an animal, including the number and abundance of different microbial species and their functions, are closely related to the diets of the animal and affect the physical condition of the host. The Malayan pangolin () is an endangered species that specializes in myrmecophagy. Analyzing the microbiome in the intestine of the pangolin is imperative to protect this species. Read More

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November 2018

Transcriptome-wide responses of adult melon thrips (Thrips palmi) associated with capsicum chlorosis virus infection.

PLoS One 2018 7;13(12):e0208538. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia.

Thrips palmi is a widely distributed major agricultural pest in the tropics and subtropics, causing significant losses in cucurbit and solanaceous crops through feeding damage and transmission of tospoviruses. Thrips palmi is a vector of capsicum chlorosis virus (CaCV) in Australia. The present understanding of transmission biology and potential effects of CaCV on T. Read More

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December 2018

The interplay between voluntary food intake, dietary carbohydrate-lipid ratio and nutrient metabolism in an amphibian, (Xenopus laevis).

PLoS One 2018 7;13(12):e0208445. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Digestion of food and metabolism of frogs are little studied at the moment, and such processes could be very particular in the case of amphibians, given their ectothermic and carnivorous nature which may lead them to use nutrients through specific biochemical pathways. In the present study, 24 adult Xenopus laevis (six replicates with two frogs per treatment) were randomly assigned to two diets with different carbohydrate:fat ratio (4.5:1 and 2. Read More

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December 2018

Cyclin A2/E1 activation defines a hepatocellular carcinoma subclass with a rearrangement signature of replication stress.

Nat Commun 2018 12 7;9(1):5235. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

INSERM, UMR-1162, Génomique Fonctionnelle des Tumeurs Solides, Equipe Labellisée Ligue Contre le Cancer, Institut Universitaire d'Hématologie, Paris, 75010, France.

Cyclins A2 and E1 regulate the cell cycle by promoting S phase entry and progression. Here, we identify a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) subgroup exhibiting cyclin activation through various mechanisms including hepatitis B virus (HBV) and adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2) insertions, enhancer hijacking and recurrent CCNA2 fusions. Cyclin A2 or E1 alterations define a homogenous entity of aggressive HCC, mostly developed in non-cirrhotic patients, characterized by a transcriptional activation of E2F and ATR pathways and a high frequency of RB1 and PTEN inactivation. Read More

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December 2018

Identification of Homologous Recombination Events in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Using Southern Blotting and Polymerase Chain Reaction.

J Vis Exp 2018 Nov 20(141). Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Lab of Animal Models and Functional Genomics (LAMFG), The Key Laboratory of Animal Vaccine & Protein Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University (HUNAU);

Relative to the issues of off-target effects and the difficulty of inserting a long DNA fragment in the application of designer nucleases for genome editing, embryonic stem (ES) cell-based gene-targeting technology does not have these shortcomings and is widely used to modify animal/mouse genome ranging from large deletions/insertions to single nucleotide substitutions. Notably, identifying the relatively few homologous recombination (HR) events necessary to obtain desired ES clones is a key step, which demands accurate and reliable methods. Southern blotting and/or conventional PCR are often utilized for this purpose. Read More

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November 2018
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