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L-Arginine Supplementation Prevents Increases in Intestinal Permeability and Bacterial Translocation in Male Swiss Mice Subjected to Physical Exercise under Environmental Heat Stress.
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PMID:  24259555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Dietary supplementation with l-arginine has been shown to improve the intestinal barrier in many experimental models. This study therefore investigated the effects of arginine supplementation on the intestinal permeability and bacterial translocation (BT) induced by prolonged physical exercise under heat stress. Under anesthesia, male Swiss mice (5 wk old) were implanted with an abdominal sensor to record their core body temperature (Tcore). After recovering from surgery, the mice were divided into 3 groups: a non-supplemented group that was fed the standard diet formulated by the American Institute of Nutrition (AIN-93G; control), a non-supplemented group that was fed the AIN-93G diet and subjected to exertional hyperthermia (H-NS), and a group supplemented with l-arginine at 2% and subjected to exertional hyperthermia (H-Arg). After 7 d of treatment, the H-NS and H-Arg mice were forced to run on a treadmill (60 min, 8 m/min) in a warm environment (34°C). The control mice remained at 24°C. Thirty minutes before the exercise or control trials, the mice received a diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) solution labeled with technetium-99m ((99m)Tc-DTPA) or (99m)Tc-Escherichia coli by gavage to assess intestinal permeability and BT, respectively. The H-NS mice terminated the exercise with Tcore values of ∼40°C, and, 4 hours later, presented a 12-fold increase in the blood uptake of (99m)Tc-DTPA and higher bacterial contents in the blood and liver than the control mice. Although supplementation with arginine did not change the exercise-induced increase in Tcore, it prevented the increases in intestinal permeability and BT caused by exertional hyperthermia. Our results indicate that dietary l-arginine supplementation preserves the integrity of the intestinal epithelium during exercise under heat stress, acting through mechanisms that are independent of Tcore regulation.
Kátia Anunciação Costa; Anne Danieli Nascimento Soares; Samuel Penna Wanner; Rosana das Graças Carvalho Dos Santos; Simone Odília Antunes Fernandes; Flaviano Dos Santos Martins; Jacques Robert Nicoli; Cândido Celso Coimbra; Valbert Nascimento Cardoso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-6100     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Foods, Faculty of Pharmacy.
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