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FEM Growth and Yield Data - Tropical Lowland Rainforest – Suriname Mapane
Graaf, N.R. de; Jonkers, W.B.J. ; Jansen, J.J. ; Bongers, F. ; Sterck, F.J. ; Stuiver, B.M. ; Wirjosentono, J. ; Mohren, G.M.J. - \ 2018
growth and yield - uneven-aged mixed species forest - tropical lowland rainforest - tree diameter - tree height - cleaning - CELOS Silvicultural System
In 23 experimental plots of 1.0 ha in Mapane Suriname 570 subplots of 0.04 ha were laid out and 7980 trees were monitored between 1981 and 1997 with different grades of intermediate tending (cleaning) as treatment.
OP002 Assessment of disease activity patterns during the first 10 years after diagnosis in a population-based Crohn’s disease cohort shows a quiescent disease course for a substantial proportion of the population
Wintjens, D. ; Bergey, F. ; Saccenti, E. ; Jeuring, S. ; Romberg-Camps, M. ; Oostenbrug, L. ; Masclee, A. ; Jonkers, D. ; Martins Dos Santos, V. ; Pierik, M. - \ 2018
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 12 (2018)supplement 1. - ISSN 1873-9946 - p. S001 - S003.
Background Representative studies concerning the long-term prognosis and disease course in Crohn’s disease (CD) primarily describe steroid exposure, need for surgery or hospitalisations, and disease progression as characteristics of an unfavourable outcome. Real-life data on long-term disease activity are lacking. We aimed to define clusters with different disease activity patterns in the population-based IBDSL cohort. Methods All CD patients from the IBDSL cohort with at least 10 years follow-up (>18 years, diagnosed between 1991 and 2004) were included. Data on demographics, disease phenotype, medication use, hospitalisations, and surgery were available. In addition, all endoscopy and imaging reports were scrutinised. Since diagnosis, active disease was defined for each yearly quarter by (i) active disease on endoscopy or imaging, (ii) hospitalisation, (iii) surgery, or (iv) treatment adjustment for increased symptoms. Subsequently, formula-based clusters were generated based on four previously published questionnaire-based disease activity patterns,1 completed with two additional clusters (Figure 1). Prediction models were created using discriminant analysis with PLS regression based on characteristics at baseline and 6 months after diagnosis. Results In total, 432 patients were included. During 10 years follow-up after diagnosis, patients experienced 4.2 (SD 3.8) quarters of active disease on average. The distribution of patients over different clusters is shown in Figure 1. Notably, 128 patients (29.6%) were classified as quiescent and, of these, 89.8% never received immunomodulators or biologics. Ileocolonic disease location (OR 0.45; 95% CI 0.21–0.91) and smoking at diagnosis (OR 0.44; 95% CI 0.26–0.70) were negatively associated with a quiescent disease course, while surgery at diagnosis (OR 3.02; 95% CI 1.39–6.64) was positively associated. Our best prediction model for a quiescent course had an area under the ROC curve of 0.72 (p < 0.001) at baseline and 0.75 (p < 0.001) at 6 months after diagnosis.
Age-dependent changes in GI physiology and microbiota : Time to reconsider?
An, Ran ; Wilms, Ellen ; Masclee, Ad A.M. ; Smidt, Hauke ; Zoetendal, Erwin G. ; Jonkers, Daisy - \ 2018
Gut 67 (2018)12. - ISSN 0017-5749 - p. 2213 - 2222.
ageing - gastrointestinal physiology - intestinal bacteria

Our life expectancy is increasing, leading to a rise in the ageing population. Ageing is associated with a decline in physiological function and adaptive capacity. Altered GI physiology can affect the amount and types of nutrients digested and absorbed as well as impact the intestinal microbiota. The intestinal microbiota is considered a key player in our health, and a variety of studies have reported that microbiota composition is changing during ageing. Since ageing is associated with a decline in GI function and adaptive capacity, it is crucial to obtain insights into this decline and how this is related to the intestinal microbiota in the elderly. Hence, in this review we focus on age-related changes in GI physiology and function, changes of the intestinal microbiota with ageing and frailty, how these are associated and how intestinal microbiota-targeted interventions may counteract these changes.

Elucidating the mechanism behind the laccase-mediated modification of poly(ethersulfone)
Slagman, Sjoerd ; Jonkers, Wendy A. ; Zuilhof, Han ; Franssen, Maurice C.R. - \ 2018
RSC Advances : An international journal to further the chemical sciences 8 (2018)48. - ISSN 2046-2069 - p. 27101 - 27110.

Laccase-mediated oligomerisation of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4-HBA) derivatives and simultaneous in situ surface modification has proven to be a cost-effective, easily applicable and eco-friendly strategy for preventing biofouling of poly(ethersulfone) (PES) water filtration membranes. Modification of the membrane surface has previously been hypothesised to occur through covalent bonding of enzymatically generated phenolic radicals to the polymeric membrane. The current study shows, however, that in situ formation of soluble phenolic oligomers does not result in covalent membrane modification. We studied in situ laccase-mediated oligomerisation of custom-synthesised positively charged and commercially available negatively charged monomeric phenols, and demonstrated that their mode of binding to PES is not covalent. In addition, soluble, non-soluble and on-resin PES model compounds were synthesised and used in the laccase-mediated oligomerisation of 4-HBA. Covalent bond formation between these model compounds and (oligomeric) 4-HBA could not be observed either. Furthermore, extensive washing of PES membranes modified through laccase-mediated oligomerisation of 4-HBA resulted in substantial discolouration of the membrane surface, showing that the layer of oligomerised phenolics could easily be removed. Altogether, it was concluded that laccase-assisted modification of PES membranes resulted from strong physical adsorption of phenolic oligomers and polymers rather than from covalent bonding of those.

P316 New approaches for IBD management based on text mining of digitalised medical reports and latent class modelling
Bergey, F. ; Saccenti, E. ; Jonkers, D. ; Heuvel, T. Van Den; Jeuring, S. ; Pierik, M. ; Martins Dos Santos, V. - \ 2017
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 11 (2017)suppl_1. - ISSN 1873-9946 - p. S237 - S238.
De meerwaarde van watersportactiviteiten voor mensen met een beperking
Nieuwenhuizen, Jeroen van den; Jonge, F.H. de; Berends, Eva ; Horst, Milou van der; jong, Nynke de; Jonkers, Ilonka ; Liem, Windy Mulia ; Nimwegen, Judith van; Agro, Prince Pascal ; Peters, Saskia ; Pol, Ellen van der; Schmitz, Paulina ; Sluimer, Nienke ; Wagenaar, Marlijn - \ 2017
Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research, Wetenschapswinkel (Wetenschapswinkel rapport 337) - ISBN 9789463432139 - 28
Habitual diet and diet quality in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A case-control study
Tigchelaar, Ettje F. ; Mujagic, Zlatan ; Zhernakova, Alexandra ; Hesselink, M. ; Meijboom, S. ; Perenboom, C.W.M. ; Masclee, A.A.M. ; Wijmenga, Cisca ; Feskens, E.J.M. ; Jonkers, D. - \ 2017
Neurogastroenterology & Motility 29 (2017)12. - ISSN 1365-2982
Background Diet is considered to be a key factor in symptom generation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and patients tend to exclude food products from their diet in pursue of symptom relief, which may impair diet quality. Methods We evaluated habitual dietary intake in IBS patients with regard to nutrients and food products using an extensive food frequency questionnaire. One hundred ninety-four IBS patients were compared to 186 healthy controls using multiple logistic regression analysis. An overall diet quality score was calculated for each participant based on the criteria of the Dutch Healthy Diet (DHD) index. Key Results A lower DHD-score was found for IBS (mean [SD]: 52.9 [9.6]) vs controls (55.1 [9.2], P=.02). The diet of patients was lower in fibers (21 g vs 25 g per day, P=.002) and fructose (14 g vs 16 g, P=.033), while higher in total fat (37% vs 36% of total energy intake, P=.010) and added sugars (46 g vs 44 g, P=.029). Differences in daily intake of food products included lower consumption of apples (40 g vs 69 g, P<.001), pasta (28 vs 37 g, P=.029) and alcoholic beverages (130 g vs 193 g, P=.024) and higher consumption of processed meat (38 g vs 29 g, P<.001). Some of these findings correlated with gastrointestinal symptoms, showing differences between IBS subtypes. Conclusions and Inferences Differences in habitual diet were described, showing lower diet quality in IBS patients compared to controls, with increased consumption of fat and lower intake of fibers and fructose. Our data support the importance of personalized and professional nutritional guidance of IBS patients.
Local Ion Signatures (LIS) for the examination of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography applied to fire debris analysis
Lopatka, Martin ; Sampat, Andjoe A. ; Jonkers, Steffan ; Adutwum, Lawrence A. ; Mol, Hans G.J. ; Weg, Guido van der; Harynuk, James J. ; Schoenmakers, Peter J. ; Asten, Arian van; Sjerps, Marjan J. ; Vivó-Truyols, Gabriel - \ 2017
Forensic Chemistry 3 (2017). - ISSN 2468-1709 - p. 1 - 13.
Chemometrics - Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC–MS) - Fire Debris Analysis (FDA) - Likelihood ratio (LR) - Local Ion Signature (LIS)

Forensic examination of fire debris evidence is a notoriously difficult analytical task due to the complexity and variability of sample composition. The use of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (GC × GC–MS) allows the coupling of orthogonal retention mechanisms and therefore a high peak capacity. We demonstrate recent innovations in combining chemometric techniques for data reduction and feature selection, with evaluation of the evidence for forensic questions pertaining to the detection and subsequent classification of ignitable liquid residue (ILR) in fire debris samples. Chromatograms are divided into non-overlapping spatially delimited regions; for each of these regions a Local Ion Signature (LIS) is computed by summing the intensities, per nominal mass/charge over all points contained within each region. This yields a reduced feature space representing the original data as a set of consolidated ion traces. Subsequent feature selection is performed by evaluating the individual efficacy of each feature using a univariate score-based likelihood ratio (LR) approach for discriminating between pairs of same or different type samples. The retained features are used to model each ILR class using linear discriminant analysis (LDA). Results are demonstrated for 155 arson samples containing a diversity of substrate compounds and several known ignitable liquids. ILR detection is performed at 84% accuracy with fewer than 1% false positives followed by subsequent classification. Likelihood ratio distributions are presented referring to both detection and classification tasks.

A novel biomarker panel for irritable bowel syndrome and the application in the general population
Mujagic, Zlatan ; Tigchelaar, Ettje F. ; Zhernakova, Alexandra ; Ludwig, Thomas ; Ramiro-Garcia, Javier ; Baranska, Agnieszka ; Swertz, Morris A. ; Masclee, A.A.M. ; Wijmenga, Cisca ; Schooten, Frederik J. Van; Smolinska, Agnieszka ; Jonkers, Daisy M.A.E. - \ 2016
Scientific Reports 6 (2016). - ISSN 2045-2322

Biological markers that measure gut health and diagnose functional gastro-intestinal (GI) disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are lacking. The objective was to identify and validate a biomarker panel associated with the pathophysiology of IBS that discriminates IBS from healthy controls (HC), and correlates with GI symptom severity. In a case-control design, various plasma and fecal markers were measured in a cohort of 196 clinical IBS patients and 160 HC without GI symptoms. A combination of biomarkers, which best discriminates between IBS and HC was identified and validated in an independent internal validation set and by permutation testing. The correlation between the biomarker panel and GI symptom severity was tested in IBS patients and in a general population cohort of 958 subjects. A set of 8 biomarker panel was identified to discriminate IBS from HC with high sensitivity (88.1%) and specificity (86.5%). The results for the IBS subtypes were comparable. Moreover, a moderate correlation was found between the biomarker panel and GI symptom scores in the IBS (r = 0.59, p <0.001) and the general population cohorts (r = 0.51, p = 0.003). A novel multi-domain biomarker panel has been identified and validated, which correlated moderately to GI symptom severity in IBS and general population subjects.

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Ziylan, Canan - \ 2016
Intestinal Microbiota And Diet in IBS: Causes, Consequences, or Epiphenomena?
Rajilic-Stojanovic, M. ; Jonkers, D.M. ; Salonen, A. ; Hanevik, K. ; Raes, J. ; Jalanka, J. ; Vos, W.M. de; Manichanh, C. ; Golic, N. ; Enck, P. ; Philippou, E. ; Iraqi, F.A. ; Clarke, G. ; Spiller, R.C. ; Penders, J. - \ 2015
American Journal of Gastroenterology 110 (2015)2. - ISSN 0002-9270 - p. 278 - 287.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a heterogeneous functional disorder with a multifactorial etiology that involves the interplay of both host and environmental factors. Among environmental factors relevant for IBS etiology, the diet stands out given that the majority of IBS patients report their symptoms to be triggered by meals or specific foods. The diet provides substrates for microbial fermentation, and, as the composition of the intestinal microbiota is disturbed in IBS patients, the link between diet, microbiota composition, and microbial fermentation products might have an essential role in IBS etiology. In this review, we summarize current evidence regarding the impact of diet and the intestinal microbiota on IBS symptoms, as well as the reported interactions between diet and the microbiota composition. On the basis of the existing data, we suggest pathways (mechanisms) by which diet components, via the microbial fermentation, could trigger IBS symptoms. Finally, this review provides recommendations for future studies that would enable elucidation of the role of diet and microbiota and how these factors may be (inter)related in the pathophysiology of IBS
Serotonergic reinforcement of intestinal barrier function is impaired in irritable bowel syndrome
Keszthelyi, D. ; Troost, F.J. ; Jonkers, D.M. ; Eijk, H.M. van; Lindsey, P.J. ; Dekker, J. ; Buurman, W.A. ; Masclee, A.A.M. - \ 2014
Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 40 (2014)4. - ISSN 0269-2813 - p. 392 - 402.
reuptake transporter - visceral sensitivity - permeability - expression - tight - 5-hydroxytryptamine - predominant - 5-ht - sert - gut
Background Alterations in serotonergic (5-HT) metabolism and/or intestinal integrity have been associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Aims To assess the effects of the precursor of 5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), on mucosal 5-HT availability and intestinal integrity, and to assess potential differences between healthy controls and IBS patients. Methods Fifteen IBS patients and 15 healthy volunteers participated in this randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study. Intestinal integrity was assessed by dual-sugar test and by determining the mucosal expression of tight junction proteins after ingestion of an oral bolus of 100 mg 5-HTP or placebo. Mucosal serotonergic metabolism was assessed in duodenal biopsy samples. Results 5-HTP administration significantly increased mucosal levels of 5-HIAA, the main metabolite of 5-HT, in both healthy controls (7.1 +/- 1.7 vs. 2.5 +/- 0.7 pmol/mg, 5-HTP vs. placebo, P = 0.02) and IBS patients (20.0 +/- 4.8 vs. 8.1 +/- 1.3 pmol/mg, 5-HTP vs. placebo, P = 0.02), with the latter group showing a significantly larger increase. Lactulose/L-rhamnose ratios were significantly lower after administration of 5-HTP (P <0.05) in healthy controls and were accompanied by redistribution of zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), pointing to reinforcement of the barrier. In IBS, expression of the tight junction proteins was significantly lower compared to healthy controls, and 5-HTP resulted in a further decrease in occludin expression. Conclusions Oral 5-HTP induced alterations in mucosal 5-HT metabolism. In healthy controls, a reinforcement of the intestinal barrier was seen whereas such reaction was absent in IBS patients. This could indicate the presence of a serotonin-mediated mechanism aimed to reinforce intestinal barrier function, which seems to dysfunction in IBS patients.
Ethanol Impairs Intestinal Barrier Function in Humans through Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Signaling: A Combined In Vivo and In Vitro Approach
Elamin, E. ; Masclee, A. ; Troost, F. ; Pieters, H.J. ; Keszthelyi, D. ; Aleksa, K. ; Dekker, J. ; Jonkers, D. - \ 2014
PLoS ONE 9 (2014)9. - ISSN 1932-6203
alcoholic liver-disease - caco-2 cell monolayer - paracellular permeability - actin cytoskeleton - aldehyde dehydrogenases - epithelial barrier - tight - disruption - consumption - metabolism
Background: Ethanol-induced gut barrier disruption is associated with several gastrointestinal and liver disorders. Aim: Since human data on effects of moderate ethanol consumption on intestinal barrier integrity and involved mechanisms are limited, the objectives of this study were to investigate effects of a single moderate ethanol dose on small and large intestinal permeability and to explore the role of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway as a primary signaling mechanism. Methods: Intestinal permeability was assessed in 12 healthy volunteers after intraduodenal administration of either placebo or 20 g ethanol in a randomised cross-over trial. Localization of the tight junction (TJ) and gene expression, phosphorylation of the MAPK isoforms p38, ERK and JNK as indicative of activation were analyzed in duodenal biopsies. The role of MAPK was further examined in vitro using Caco-2 monolayers. Results: Ethanol increased small and large intestinal permeability, paralleled by redistribution of ZO-1 and occludin, downregulation of ZO-1 and up-regulation of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) mRNA expression, and increased MAPK isoforms phosphorylation. In Caco-2 monolayers, ethanol increased permeability, induced redistribution of the junctional proteins and F-actin, and MAPK and MLCK activation, as indicated by phosphorylation of MAPK isoforms and myosin light chain (MLC), respectively, which could be reversed by pretreatment with either MAPK inhibitors or the anti-oxidant L-cysteine. Conclusions: Administration of moderate ethanol dosage can increase both small and colon permeability. Furthermore, the data indicate a pivotal role for MAPK and its crosstalk with MLCK in ethanol-induced intestinal barrier disruption.
Cytotoxicity and metabolic stress induced by acetaldehyde in human intestinal LS174T goblet-like cells
Elamin, E. ; Masclee, A. ; Troost, F. ; Dekker, J. ; Jonkers, D. - \ 2014
American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 307 (2014)3. - ISSN 0193-1857 - p. G286 - G294.
mediated endothelial permeability - inflammatory-bowel-disease - in-vitro - epithelial barrier - liver-disease - oral-mucosa - aldehyde dehydrogenases - plasma endotoxin - tight junctions - ethanol
There is compelling evidence indicating that ethanol and its oxidative metabolite acetaldehyde can disrupt intestinal barrier function. Apart from the tight junctions, mucins secreted by goblet cells provide an effective barrier. Ethanol has been shown to induce goblet cell injury associated with alterations in mucin glycosylation. However, effects of its most injurious metabolite acetaldehyde remain largely unknown. This study aimed to assess short-term effects of acetaldehyde (0, 25, 50, 75, 100 mu M) on functional characteristics of intestinal goblet-like cells (LS174T). Oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, ATP, and intramitochondrial calcium (Ca2+) were assessed by dichlorofluorescein, methyltetrazolium, and bioluminescence, MitoTracker green and rhod-2 double-labeling. Membrane integrity and apoptosis were evaluated by measuring lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), caspase 3/7, and cleavage of cytokeratin 18 (CK18). Expression of mucin 2 (MUC2) was determined by cell-based ELISA. Acetaldehyde significantly increased reactive oxygen species generation and decreased mitochondrial function compared with negative controls (P <0.05). In addition, acetaldehyde dose-dependently decreased ATP levels and induced intramitochondrial Ca2+ accumulation compared with negative controls (P <0.05). Furthermore, acetaldehyde induced LDH release and increased caspase3/7 activity and percentage of cells expressing cleaved CK18 and increased MUC2 protein expression compared with negative controls (P <0.0001). ATP depletion and LDH release could be largely prevented by the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine, suggesting a pivotal role for oxidative stress. Our data demonstrate that acetaldehyde has distinct oxidant-dependent metabolic and cytotoxic effects on LS174T cells that can lead to induction of cellular apoptosis. These effects may contribute to acetaldehyde-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction and subsequently to liver injury.
Activation of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Factor Snail Mediated Acetaldehyde-Induced Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Disruption
Elamin, E. ; Masclee, A. ; Troost, F. ; Dekker, J. ; Jonkers, D. - \ 2014
Alcoholism : Clinical and Experimental Research 38 (2014)2. - ISSN 0145-6008 - p. 344 - 353.
transcription factor snail - caco-2 cell monolayers - tight junctions - paracellular permeability - in-vitro - adherens junctions - ethanol oxidation - colonic flora - expression - cirrhosis
Background : Acetaldehyde (AcH) is mutagenic and can reach high concentrations in colonic lumen after ethanol consumption and is associated with intestinal barrier dysfunction and an increased risk of progressive cancers, including colorectal carcinoma. Snail, the transcription factor of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, is known to down-regulate expression of tight junction (TJ) and adherens junction (AJ) proteins, resulting in loss of epithelial integrity, cancer progression, and metastases. As AcH is mutagenic, the role of Snail in the AcH-induced disruption of intestinal epithelial TJs deserves further investigation. Our aim was to investigate the role of oxidative stress and Snail activation in AcH-induced barrier disruption in Caco-2 monolayers. Methods : The monolayers were exposed from the apical side to AcHL-cysteine. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and Snail activation were assessed by ELISA and immunofluorescence. Paracellular permeability, localization, and expression of ZO-1, occludin, E-cadherin, and -catenin were examined using transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dextran 4 kDa (FITC-D4), immunofluorescence, and ELISA, respectively. Involvement of Snail was further addressed by inhibiting Snail using small interfering RNA (siRNA). Results : Exposure to 25M AcH increased ROS generation and ROS-dependently induced Snail phosphorylation. In addition, AcH increased paracellular permeability (decrease in TEER and increase in FITC-D4 permeation) in association with redistribution and decrease of TJ and AJ protein levels, which could be attenuated by L-cysteine. Knockdown of Snail by siRNA attenuated the AcH-induced redistribution and decrease in the TJ and AJ proteins, in association with improvement of the barrier function. Conclusions : Our data demonstrate that oxidative stress-mediated Snail phosphorylation is likely a novel mechanism contributing to the deleterious effects of AcH on the TJ and AJ, and intestinal barrier function.
Lupine and rapeseed protein concentrate in fish feed: a comparative assessment of the techno-functional properties using a shear cell device and an extruder
Draganovic, V. ; Boom, R.M. ; Jonkers, J. ; Goot, A.J. van der - \ 2014
Journal of Food Engineering 126 (2014). - ISSN 0260-8774 - p. 178 - 189.
trout oncorhynchus-mykiss - rainbow-trout - wheat gluten - glass-transition - kernel meal - starch - extrusion - products - moisture - quality
The techno-functional properties of soy, lupine and rapeseed protein concentrates (SPC, LPC and RPC, respectively) in fish feed were evaluated relative to fish meal (FM). The effects were studied using a shear cell device and an extruder with emphasis on the added moisture content. Six diets were formulated: an SPC-based diet with 300 g SPC kg-1, diets containing 100 and 200 g LPC kg-1 or 100 and 200 g RPC kg-1 and an FM-based diet with 450 g FM kg-1. Each diet was extruded with an added moisture content of 29%, 25% and 22% of the mash feed rate. It was found that the technological properties of LPC closely resemble FM, being high solubility, low water-holding capacity (WHC) and low paste viscosity. The LPC 100 and 200 g kg-1 diets could be extruded at 22% moisture, which gives an extrudate with reduced drying requirements. In addition, less specific mechanical energy was needed for extrusion. In contrast, both SPC and RPC have high WHC and paste viscosity. This explains the higher feed moisture required during extrusion. The properties of the feeds containing RPC could be well within the ranges acceptable for commercial fish feed use at even higher moisture content compared with SPC. The results of the extrusion trials confirmed the observations made from the shear cell device. Thus, the shear cell device can be used to study processing conditions that are close to extrusion conditions.
Letter: role of diet in the onset and relapse of inflammatory bowel disease from the patients' perspective - authors' reply
Spooren, C.E.G.M. ; Pierik, M. ; Zeegers, M.P.A. ; Feskens, E.J.M. ; Masclee, A.A.M. ; Jonkers, D.M.A.E. - \ 2014
Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 39 (2014)3. - ISSN 0269-2813 - p. 340 - 341.
Short-Chain Fatty Acids Activate AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Ameliorate Ethanol-Induced Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction in Caco-2 Cell Monolayers
Eamin, E.E. ; Masclee, A.A. ; Dekker, J. ; Pieters, H.J. ; Jonkers, D.M. - \ 2013
The Journal of Nutrition 143 (2013)12. - ISSN 0022-3166 - p. 1872 - 1881.
alcoholic liver-disease - induced gut leakiness - paracellular permeability - signaling pathway - oxidative stress - epithelial-cells - colonic function - dietary fiber - leaky gut - butyrate
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) have been shown to promote intestinal barrier function, but their protective effects against ethanol-induced intestinal injury and underlying mechanisms remain essentially unknown. The aim of the study was to analyze the influence of SCFAs on ethanol-induced barrier dysfunction and to examine the role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) as a possible mechanism using Caco-2 monolayers. The monolayers were treated apically with butyrate (2, 10, or 20 mmol/L), propionate (4, 20, or 40 mmol/L), or acetate (8, 40, or 80 mmol/L) for 1 h before ethanol (40 mmol/L) for 3 h. Barrier function was analyzed by measurement of transepithelial resistance and permeation of fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dextran. Distribution of the tight junction (TJ) proteins zona occludens-1, occludin, and filamentous-actin (F-actin) was examined by immunofluorescence. Metabolic stress was determined by measuring oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, and ATP using dichlorofluorescein diacetate, dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, and bioluminescence assay, respectively. AMPK was knocked down by small interfering RNA (siRNA), and its activity was assessed by a cell-based ELISA. Exposure to ethanol significantly impaired barrier function compared with controls (P <0.0001), disrupted TJ and F-actin cytoskeleton integrity, and induced metabolic stress. However, pretreatment with 2 mmol/L butyrate, 4 mmol/L propionate, and 8 mmol/L acetate significantly alleviated the ethanol-induced barrier dysfunction, TJ and F-actin disruption, and metabolic stress compared with ethanol-exposed monolayers (P <0.0001). The promoting effects on barrier function were abolished by inhibiting AMPK using either compound C or siRNA. These observations indicate that SCFAs exhibit protective effects against ethanol-induced barrier disruption via AMPK activation, suggesting a potential for SCFAs as prophylactic and/or therapeutic factors against ethanol-induced gut leakiness.
Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters Induce Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction via a Reactive Oxygen Species-Dependent Mechanism in a Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Model
Elamin, E. ; Masclee, A.A.M. ; Juuti-Uusitalo, K. ; IJzendoorn, S. van; Troost, F. ; Pieters, H.J. ; Dekker, J. ; Jonkers, D. - \ 2013
PLoS ONE 8 (2013)3. - ISSN 1932-6203
acetaldehyde-induced increase - pancreatic acinar-cells - tight junction proteins - kappa-b activation - paracellular permeability - nonoxidative metabolites - tyrosine phosphorylation - ethanol-metabolism - hydrogen-peroxide - heavy drinkers
Background & Aims: Evidence is accumulating that ethanol and its oxidative metabolite, acetaldehyde, can disrupt intestinal epithelial integrity, an important factor contributing to ethanol-induced liver injury. However, ethanol can also be metabolized non-oxidatively generating phosphatidylethanol and fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs). This study aims to investigate the effects of FAEEs on barrier function, and to explore the role of oxidative stress as possible mechanism. Methods: Epithelial permeability was assessed by paracellular flux of fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated dextran using live cell imaging. Cell integrity was evaluated by lactate dehydrogenase release. Localization and protein levels of ZO-1 and occludin were analyzed by immunofluorescence and cell-based ELISA, respectively. Intracellular oxidative stress and cellular ATP levels were measured by dichlorofluorescein and luciferase driven bioluminescence, respectively. Results: In vitro, ethyl oleate and ethyl palmitate dose dependently increased permeability associated with disruption and decreased ZO-1 and occludin protein levels, respectively, and increased intracellular oxidative stress without compromising cell viability. These effects could partially be attenuated by pretreatment with the antioxidant, resveratrol, pointing to the role of oxidative stress in the FAEEs-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction. Conclusions: These findings show that FAEEs can induce intestinal barrier dysfunction by disrupting the tight junctions, most likely via reactive oxygen species-dependent mechanism.
Alterations in mucosal neuropeptides in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis in remission: A role in pain symptom generation?
Keszthelyi, D. ; Troost, F.J. ; Jonkers, D.M. ; Helyes, Z. ; Hamer, H.M. ; Ludidi, S. ; Vanhoutvin, S. ; Venema, K. ; Dekker, J. ; Szolcsanyi, J. ; Masclee, A.A. - \ 2013
European Journal of Pain 17 (2013)9. - ISSN 1090-3801 - p. 1299 - 1306.
vanilloid receptor vr1 - gastrointestinal-tract - abdominal-pain - substance-p - axonal-transport - trpv1 receptor - messenger-rna - rectal mucosa - expression - disease
Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain. The transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel, which is involved in visceral pain signalling, has been shown to be up-regulated in IBS. Activation of TRPV1 leads to the release of neuropeptides, such as somatostatin and substance P (SP). We hypothesized that increased pain perception in IBS could be explained by increased transcription in TRPV1 and/or altered levels of neuropeptides. We therefore assessed the transcription of TRPV1 and the mucosal concentration of somatostatin and SP in IBS in comparison to healthy volunteers and patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) in remission as disease controls, and to ascertain their relationship to pain symptoms. Method Sigmoid colonic mucosal samples were collected from 12 patients with IBS, 34 patients with UC in remission and 9 healthy volunteers, in which groups TRPV1 mRNA levels were determined using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and neuropeptide concentrations by radioimmunoassay. Pain symptom intensity was determined by questionnaires. Results Transcription of TRPV1 as well as the concentration of neuropeptides were significantly higher in IBS, but only the former correlated with pain symptom severity. Conclusion Increased transcription of TRPV1 may provide a possible explanation for pain generation in IBS. While the neuropeptides SP and somatostatin were both found to be increased in IBS, these changes are not sufficient to explain pain generation. Pain generation in IBS is probably explained by a complex redundancy in the regulation of local nociceptive mechanisms, which remains a subject of intensive investigation.
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