October 23, 2018

Here comes today’s Microbiome Digest featuring the recent articles on microbial methane oxidizers, sulfidic waters, PM exposure effect on airway microbiome, dysbiotic state of spring fever, diets targeting microbiome and be a cure, peri-implantitis, effect of age and inflammation on mice microbiome, diet effect on monkeys microbiome, fecal microbial transplant in UC patients, cervical microbiome, functional repertoire of ETEC and Bifidobacterium, bile duct inflammation causing microbes, role of probiotics. HAPPY READING.

EVENTS, JOBS, SCHOLARSHIPS:

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships – Study at UK University

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOME:

Regulation of coastal methane sinks by a structured gradient of microbial methane oxidizers – He Z – Environ Pollut

Comamonadaceae OTU as a Remnant of an Ancient Microbial Community in Sulfidic Waters – Deja-Sikora E – Microb Ecol

HUMAN RESPIRATORY MICROBIOME:

Airway microbiome is associated with respiratory functions and responses to ambient particulate matter exposure – Wang L – Ecotoxicol Environ Saf

ORAL MICROBIOME:

Oral microbiota dysbiosis and its association with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children – Chen B – Int Immunopharmacol

The Severity of Human Peri-Implantitis Lesions Correlates with the Level of Submucosal Microbial Dysbiosis – Kröger A – J Clin Periodontol

Increased transferrin saturation is associated with subgingival microbiota dysbiosis and severe periodontitis in genetic haemochromatosis – Boyer E – Sci Rep

Effects of antimicrobial peptide GH12 on the cariogenic properties and composition of a cariogenic multispecies biofilm – Jiang W – Appl Environ Microbiol
GUT MICROBIOME:

Review: Natural polysaccharides exhibit anti-tumor activity by targeting gut microbiota – Liu L – Int J Biol Macromol

Polysaccharides from Laminaria japonica alleviated metabolic syndrome in BALB/c mice by normalizing the gut microbiota – Duan M – Int J Biol Macromol.

Gut microbiota translocation promotes autoimmune cholangitis – Ma HD – J Autoimmun

Competitive lottery-based assembly of selected clades in the human gut microbiome – Verster AJ- Microbiome

Mini-Review : Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain? – Obrenovich MEM – Microorganisms

REPRODUCTIVE MICROBIOME:

Association of cervical microbial community with persistence, clearance and negativity of Human Papillomavirus in Korean women: a longitudinal study – Arokiyaraj S –
Sci Rep

ANIMAL MODEL MICROBIOME:

Long-term intake of Lactobacillus paracasei KW3110 prevents age-related chronic inflammation and retinal cell loss in physiologically aged mice – Morita Y – Aging

Targeted Diet Modification Reduces Multiple Sclerosis-like Disease in Adult Marmoset Monkeys from an Outbred Colony – Kap YS – J Immuno

FUNCTIONAL REPERTOIRE INSIGHTS:

Cell surface polysaccharides of Bifidobacterium bifidum induce the generation of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells – Verma R – Sci Immunol.

De-O-Acetylation of mucin-derived sialic acids by recombinant NanS-p esterases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain EDL933 – Feuerbaum S – Int J Med Microbiol.

PLANT MICROBIOME:

The chemodiversity of paddy soil dissolved organic matter correlates with microbial community at continental scales – Li HY- Microbiome

METHODS:

Protocol for faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis (FMTUC): a randomised feasibility study – Jitsumura M – BMJ Open

PROBIOTICS:

Probiotics in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders – Liu Y – Nutrients

NON-MICROBIOME PICK:

Preprint: Segregational drift and the interplay between plasmid copy number and evolvability – Judith Ilhan- Biorxiv

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October 22, 2018

Today’s digest features a novel fecal species [Prevotella rara sp. nov.], the virome in feces from healthy children from three Amerindian villages with minimal outside contact, a review of statistical challenges in the design and analysis of longitudinal microbiome studies, and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Prevotella rara sp. nov., isolated from human faeces – Boris A. Efimov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Six-Week Endurance Exercise Alters Gut Metagenome That Is not Reflected in Systemic Metabolism in Over-weight Women – Eveliina Munukka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Association of serum bilirubin in newborns affected by jaundice with gut microbiota dysbiosis – Shaoming Zhou – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Review: Gut-microbiota-on-a-chip: an enabling field for physiological research – Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago – MicroPhysiological Systems

Review: Microbiome and diabetes: Where are we now? – Natalia G. Vallianou – Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Oral microbiome

Review: Biology of Oral Streptococci – Jacqueline Abranches – Microbiology Spectrum

Animal and plant microbiome

Review: How Can We Define “Optimal Microbiota?”: A Comparative Review of Structure and Functions of Microbiota of Animals, Fish, and Plants in Agriculture – Wakako Ikeda-Ohtsubo – Frontiers in Nutrition

Water microbiome

Temperature-controlled thermophilic bacterial communities in hot springs of western Sichuan, China – Jie Tang – BMC Microbiology

In situ production of core and intact bacterial and archaeal tetraether lipids in groundwater – Su Ding – Organic Geochemistry

Phages and viruses

*Complex virome in feces from Amerindian children in isolated Amazonian villages – Juliana D. Siqueira – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

*Preprint Review: Statistical Considerations in the Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Microbiome Studies – Justin D Silverman – bioRxiv

October 21, 2018

Today’s microbiome digest highlights more about the diet-microbiome and brain functions, the role of microbiome in oral mucosal immunopathology and the microbiomes from mink, beetles, and turkey. Enjoy reading!

 General microbiome

Review: Complex Feed-Forward and Feed-Back Mechanisms Underlie the Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injury and the Gut–Microbiota–Brain Axis – T. Tyler Patterson – Shock

Microbial community shifts in biogas reactors upon complete or partial ammonia inhibition – Zuopeng Lv – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: How Can We Define “Optimal Microbiota?”: A Comparative Review of Structure and Functions of Microbiota of Animals, Fish, and Plants in Agriculture – Wakako Ikeda-Ohtsubo – Frontiers in Nutrition

A dysbiotic microbiome triggers TH17 cells to mediate oral mucosal immunopathology in mice and humans – Nicolas Dutzan – Science Translational Medicine

Impact of DNA Sequencing and Analysis Methods on 16S rRNA Gene Bacterial Community Analysis of Dairy Products – Zhengyao Xue – mSphere

Human gut microbiome

Six-Week Endurance Exercise Alters Gut Metagenome That Is not Reflected in Systemic Metabolism in Over-weight Women – Eveliina Munukka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Altered bile acid profile associates with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease—An emerging role for gut microbiome – Siamak MahmoudianDehkordi – Alzheimers and Dementia

Gut Dysbiosis And Paediatric Crohn’s Disease – Andrea Brusaferro – Journal of Infection

Oral Administration of Porphyromonas gingivalis Alters the Gut Microbiome and Serum Metabolome – Tamotsu Kato – mSphere

Gut Microbes May Account for the Anti-Seizure Effects of the Ketogenic Diet
Tracy Hampton – JAMA

Animal Microbiome

Investigation of the viral and bacterial microbiota in intestinal samples from mink (Neovison vison) with pre-weaning diarrhea syndrome using next generation sequencing – Julie Melsted Birch – PLOS ONE

Gut bacterial and fungal communities in ground-dwelling beetles are associated with host food habit and habitat – Rina Kudo – The ISME Journal

Antimicrobial Probiotics Reduce Salmonella enterica in Turkey Gastrointestinal Tracts – Brittany Forkus – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota–derived D-serine protects against acute kidney injury – Yusuke Nakade – JCI insight

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unraveling microbial communities associated with methylmercury production in paddy soils – Yurong Liu – Environmental Science and Technology

Changes in the Fungal Microbiome of Maize During Hermetic Storage in the United States and Kenya – Brett Lane – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic bacterial and fungal microbiomes during sweet sorghum ensiling impact bioethanol production – DaniellaGallagher – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

A Comparison of Techniques for Collecting Skin Microbiome Samples: Swabbing Versus Tape-Stripping – Kazuhiro Ogai – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in news

3.7 Billion-Year-Old Fossil Evidence of Microbes Disputed

 

October 20, 2018

Today’s microbiome digest will cover various interesting papers including effect of metformin in the shaping the gut microbiome, dysregulated microbial fermentation of soluble fibers, gut microbiome dynamics of travelers, relationship between gut microbiome and cancer immunotherapy, role of gut microbiome on drug metabolism, microbiome of healthy and dandruff scalp from Indian population and supplementation with Lactobacillus plantarumJM113, Bacillus subtilis DSM 32315 in broiler chickens. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Chapter: Brain–Gut Axis: Clinical Implications – JulieKhlevner – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Pleiotropic effects of metformin: Shaping the microbiome to manage type 2 diabetes and postpone ageing – FrancescoPrattichizzo – Ageing Research Reviews

Gut Microbiome in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes – Xinpu Chen – Current Diabetes Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Activity of Urolithin A and M4 Valerolactone, Colonic Microbiota Metabolites of Polyphenols, in a Prostate Cancer In Vitro Model – Iwona J. Stanisławska – Planta Medica

Dysregulated Microbial Fermentation of Soluble Fiber Induces Cholestatic Liver Cancer – Vishal Singh – Cell

Gut microbiota dynamics in travelers returning from India colonized with extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: A longitudinal study – Joao Pires – Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Association between functional lactase variants and a high abundance of Bifidobacterium in the gut of healthy Japanese people – Kumico Kato – PLOS ONE

The intimate relationship between gut microbiota and cancer immunotherapy – Arielle Elkrief – Gut Microbes

Effects of Gut Microbiota on Drug Metabolism and Guidance for Rational Drug Use under Hypoxic Conditions at High Altitudes – Juanhong Zhang – Current Drug Metabolism

Reduced colonic mucin degradation in breastfed infants colonized by Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 – Sercan Karav – FEBS openbio

The microbiome of Crohn’s disease aphthous ulcers – Claire L. O’Brien – Gut Pathogens

Scalp Microbiome

Comparison of Healthy and Dandruff Scalp Microbiome Reveals the Role of Commensals in Scalp Health – Rituja Saxena – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal Microbiome

Intestinal toxicity of deoxynivalenol is limited by supplementation with Lactobacillus plantarumJM113 and consequentially altered gut microbiota in broiler chickens – Shengru Wu – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Screening of Phytophagous and Xylophagous Insects Guts Microbiota Abilities to Degrade Lignocellulose in Bioreactor – Amandine Gales – Frontiers in Microbiology

Supplemental Bacillus subtilis DSM 32315 manipulates intestinal structure and microbial composition in broiler chickens – Youbiao Ma – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Non-invasive continuous real-time in vivoanalysis of microbial hydrogen production shows adaptation to fermentable carbohydrates in mice – José M. S. Fernández-Calleja – Scientific Reports

Evaluation of different mucosal microbiota leads to gut microbiota-based prediction of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Youjia Hu – Scientific Reports

October 19, 2018

Today’s Digest provides much food for thought. Highlights include how to identify keystone species, a seminal review on the long-term and short-term effects of C-section on mom and child’s health, and a new de novo assembler for short metagenomic reads.

General microbiology

Antibiotic export by efflux pumps affects growth of neighboring bacteria – Xi Wen et al. – Scientific Reports

Proteomic analysis of four Clostridium botulinum strains identifies proteins that link biological responses to proteomic signatures – Brooke L. Deatherage Kaiser et al. – PLoS One

Biodiversity‐function relationships in methanogenic communities – Pawel Sierocinski et al. – Molecular Ecology

Solubilization and degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by naturally occurring facultative anaerobic bacteria – Gathanayana Pathiraja et al. – Science of the Total Environment

An improved neutral community model for temporal observations in microbial communities – Li Jie & Shen Xuzhu – Ecological Modelling

** Identifying Keystone Species In The Microbial Community Based On Cross-sectional Data – Min Li et al. – Current Gene Therapy

Does quorum sensing interference affect the fitness of bacterial pathogens in the real world? – Yiying Liu et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Microbiota and Derived Parameters in Fecal Samples of Infants with Non-IgE Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy under a Restricted Diet – María Díaz et al. – Nutrients

** Review: Short-term and long-term effects of caesarean section on the health of women and children – Jane Sandall et al. – Lancet

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiota in Patients Hospitalized for Cellulitis and Association With Outcome – Duncan R Cranendonk et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human multi-site microbiome

Continuous Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Pediatric Urology – Douglas W.Storm et al. – Urologic Clinics of North America

Human gut microbiome

Impact of antibiotic use on survival in patients with advanced cancers treated on immune checkpoint inhibitor phase I clinical trials – S Sen et al. – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Review: Visceral pain: gut microbiota, a new hope? – Matteo M Pusceddu & Melanie G Gareau – Journal of Biomedical Science

Review: Vulnerability of long-term care facility residents to Clostridium difficile infection due to microbiome disruptions – Beth Burgwyn Fuchs et al. – Future Microbiology

Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Cho, Stanley et al. – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Transcriptome meta-analysis identifies immune signature comprising of RNA binding proteins in ulcerative colitis patients – Saima Naz et al. – Cellular Immunology

Alterations of Gut Microbiome in the Patients With Severe Fever With Thrombocytopenia Syndrome – Honghai Xu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Role of Gut Microbiota in the Development and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer – LIN C. et al. – Digestion

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

A primer on investigating the role of the microbiome in brain and cognitive development – Caroline Kelsey et al. – Developmental Psychology

Animal experiments

Grape polyphenols reduce gut-localized reactive oxygen species associated with the development of metabolic syndrome in mice – Peter Kuhn et al. – PLoS One

Host developmental toxicity of BPA and BPA alternatives is inversely related to microbiota disruption in zebrafish – Tara R Catron et al. – Toxicological Sciences

Liver Injury, Endotoxemia, and Their Relationship to Intestinal Microbiota Composition in Alcohol-Preferring Rats – Brunella Posteraro et al. – Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research

Liver tumorigenesis is promoted by a high saturated-fat diet specifically in male mice and is associated with hepatic expression of the proto-oncogene Agap2 and enrichment of the intestinal microbiome with Coprococcus – Kim B Pedersen et al. – Carcinogenesis

Animal microbiome

Host species, pathogens and disease associated with divergent nasal microbial communities in tortoises – Chava L. Weitzman et al. – Royal Society Open Science

Review: Understanding the Milk Microbiota – Stephanie A.Metzger et al. – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice

Evolution of the nasopharyngeal bacterial microbiota of beef calves from spring processing to 40 days after feedlot arrival – Christopher McMullen et al. – Veterinary Microbiology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Review: The impact of microbes in the orchestration of plants’ resistance to biotic stress: a disease management approach – Matthew Chekwube Enebe & Olubukola Oluranti Babalola – pplied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome and evolution of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Diversispora epigaea (formerly Glomus versiforme) and its bacterial endosymbionts – Xuepeng Sun et al. New Phytologist

Facilitation promotes invasions in plant-associated microbial communities – Wei, Zhong et al. – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Temperature Controls Crystalline Iron Oxide Utilization by Microbial Communities in Methanic Ferruginous Marine Sediment Incubations – David A. Aromokeye et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial community changes in a glacial-fed Tibetan lake are correlated with glacial melting – Keshao Liu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Review: Fermentation trip: amazing microbes, amazing metabolisms – Rong Feng et al. – Annals of Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Complete Genome Sequence of the Model Halovirus PhiH1 (ΦH1) – Mike Dyall-Smith et al. – Genes

Technology

Rapid identification of pathogens from positive blood culture bottles with the MinION nanopore sequencer – Sae Ashikawa et al. – Journal of Medical Microbiology

The use of broad-range bacterial PCR in the diagnosis of infectious diseases: a prospective cohort study – Jan Tkadlec et al. – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Bioinformatics

BlasterJS: A novel interactive JavaScript visualisation component for BLAST alignment results – Aitor Blanco-Míguez et al. – PLoS One

Review: Integrating–omics data into genome-scale metabolic network models: principles and challenges – Charlotte Ramon et al. – Essays in Biochemistry

** High-quality genome sequences of uncultured microbes by assembly of read clouds – Alex Bishara et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Cecilia Jonsson Serenades Sewage Bacteria – Sofia Bergmann – Berlin Art Link

October 18, 2018

Today’s digest covers articles on the potential of fecal microbiota transplant in obesity and Crohn’s disease, modeling approach to address interactions in simplified microbial community, news on antibiotic resistance and a gigantic single cell transcriptomics database encompassing twenty mouse organs!

General Microbiome

Integrated culturing, modeling and transcriptomics uncovers complex interactions and emergent behavior in a three-species synthetic gut community – Kevin D’hoe – eLife

The role of the lung microbiota and the gut‐lung axis in respiratory infectious diseases – Alexia Dumas – Cellular Microbiology

Gut microbiota and obesity: An opportunity to alter obesity through Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) – Patrick Lee – Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism

Human gut microbiome

Probiotic supplementation restores normal microbiota composition and function in antibiotic-treated and in caesarean-born infants – Katri Korpela – Microbiome

Diversified gut microbiota in newborns of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus – Minglian Su – PlosOne

Gut dysbiosis with Bacilli dominance and accumulation of fermentation products precedes late-onset sepsis in preterm infants – S Graspeuntner – Clinical Infectious Diseases

The Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Crohn’s Disease: Findings from A Long-Term Study – Honggang Wang – Advances in Therapy

Animal experiments

Effect of dietary Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis on the growth performance, antioxidant enzyme activity, nutrient digestibility, cecal microflora, excreta noxious gas emission, and breast meat quality of broiler chickens – J H Park – Poultry Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differential incorporation of one-carbon substrates among microbial populations identified by stable isotope probing from the estuary to South China Sea – Wenchao Deng – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic Diversity and Distribution in Different Habitats of an Alpine Rock Glacier-Pond System – I. Mania – Microbial Ecology

Community composition of nitrous oxide reducing bacteria investigated using a functional gene microarray – A. Jayakumar – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Microbial and Metabolic Succession on Common Building Materials Under High Humidity Conditions – Simon Lax – BioRxiv

Bioinformatics/Techniques

Designing metabolic division of labor in microbial communities – Meghan Thommes – BioRxiv

Population heterogeneity in microbial bioprocesses: origin, analysis, mechanisms, and future perspectives – Anna-Lena Heins – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Hydrogenotrophic methanogens of the mammalian gut: functionally similar, thermodynamically different. A modelling approach – Rafael Munoz-Tamayo – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card – CNN

Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals drop across the EU – European Medicine Agencies News

Non-microbiology picks

Single-cell transcriptomics of 20 mouse organs creates a Tabula Muris – The Tabula Muris Consortium – Nature

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General Microbiome

ESS: A Tool for Genome-Scale Quantification of Essentiality Score for Reaction/Genes in Constraint-Based Modeling.Zhang C. Frontiers in Physiology

Skin Microbiome

The emerging role of skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis and its clinical implication.Stalder JF. Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Oral Microbiome

Pleistocene dental calculus: Recovering information on Paleolithic food items, medicines, paleoenvironment and microbes.Hardy K. Environmental Anthropology

Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbial Product Predicts Cardiovascular Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.Jadoon A. American Journal of Nephrology

Interrogating gut bacterial genomes for discovery of novel carbohydrate degrading enzymes.Luis AS. Current Opinions in Chemical Biology

Vitamin D and the gut microbiome: a systematic review of in vivo studies.Waterhouse M. European Journal of Nutrition

A Review: The Fate of Bacteriocins in the Human Gastro-Intestinal Tract: Do They Cross the Gut-Blood Barrier?Dicks LMT. Frontier in Microbiology

Precision identification of diverse bloodstream pathogens in the gut microbiome.Tamburini FB. Nature Medicine

Animal Microbiome

Rickettsia diversity in southern Africa: A small mammal perspective.Essbauer S. Tick and Tick-Borne Disease

Response of Gut Microbiota to Dietary Fiber and Metabolic Interaction With SCFAs in Piglets.Liu B. Frontier in Microbiology

Precise Fecal Microbiome of the Herbivorous Tibetan Antelope Inhabiting High-Altitude Alpine Plateau.Bai X. Frontier in Microbiology

Microbiome-assisted carrion preservation aids larval development in a burying beetle.Shukla SP. PNAS

The gut microbiome: Relationships with disease and opportunities for therapy.Durack J. Journal of Experimental Medicine

Water Microbiome

Functional genera, potential pathogens and predicted antibiotic resistance genes in 16 full-scale wastewater treatment plants treating different types of wastewater.Fan XY. Bioresource Technology

Fine-scale spatial homogenization of microbial habitats: a multivariate index of headwater wetland complex condition.Moon JB. Ecological Applications

Functional and taxonomic classification of a greenhouse water drain metagenome.López-Leal G. Standards in Genomic Sciences

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Changes in the soil microbial communities of alpine steppe at Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under different degradation levels.Zhou H. Science of the Total Environment

Long-term succession in a coal seam microbiome during in situ biostimulation of coalbed-methane generation.Beckmann S. ISME Journal