March 31, 2017

Microbiome research

Potential role of fecal microbiota from patients with slow transit constipation in the regulation of gastrointestinal motility – Xiaolong Ge, Scientific Reports

Opinion: Gut microbiome as a clinical tool in gastrointestinal disease management: are we there yet? – Eamonn M. M. Quigley – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Relevance of secretor status genotype and microbiota composition in susceptibility to rotavirus and norovirus infections in humans  – Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz – Scientific Reports

Milk Fat Globule Membrane Supplementation in Formula Modulates the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Normalizes Intestinal Development – Ganive Bhinder – Scientific Reports

Critical Review: Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Modulator of Host Metabolism and Appetite – Marcel van de Wouw – The Journal of Nutrition

Comparison of stool versus rectal swab samples and storage conditions on bacterial community profiles – Christine M. Bassis – BMC Microbiology

Ethnic and diet-related differences in the healthy infant microbiome – Jennifer C. Stearns – Genome Medicine (BMC)

Intestinal Barrier Function and the Gut Microbiome Are Differentially Affected in Mice Fed a Western-Style Diet or Drinking Water Supplemented with Fructose – Valentina Volynets – The Journal of Nutrition

The gut microbiota of insecticide-resistant insects houses insecticide-degrading bacteria: A potential source for biotechnological exploitation – Luis Gustavo de Almeida – PLOS One

Probiotics / Synbiotics

A comparative characterization of different host-sourced Lactobacillus ruminis strains and their adhesive, inhibitory, and immunomodulating functions – Xia Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rice bran and Probiotics Alter the Porcine Large Intestine and Serum Metabolomes for Protection Against Human Rotavirus Diarrhea  – Nora Jean Nealon – Frontiers in Microbiology

Development of a synbiotic beverage enriched with bifidobacteria strains and fortified with whey proteins – Federico Baruzzi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Inferring Microbial Interactions in the Gut of the Hong Kong Whipping Frog (Polypedates megacephalus) and a Validation Using Probiotics – Francis Cheng-Hsuan Weng – Frontiers in Microbiology

The effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on metabolic syndrome indices in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial – Nazila Kassaian – Trials (BMC)

Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs: Evaluation of Inhibitory Effect of Selected Probiotics against Enterococcus faecalis – Aarti A Bohora – The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice (PDF here)

Probiotic bacteria prevent Salmonella – induced suppression of lymphoproliferation in mice by an immunomodulatory mechanism – R. Doug Wagner – BMC Microbiology

Exogenous lactobacilli mitigate microbial changes associated with grain fermentation (corn, oats, and wheat) by equine fecal microflora ex vivo – Brittany E. Harlow – PLOS One

 

Pathogens

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerged long before the introduction of methicillin in to clinical practice – Catriona Harkins – BioRxiv

Azathioprine, Mercaptopurine, and 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Affect the Growth of IBD-Associated Campylobacter Species and Other Enteric Microbes – Fang Liu –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Untargeted metabolomics analysis reveals key pathways responsible for the synergistic killing of colistin and doripenem combination against Acinetobacter baumannii – Mohd Hafidz Mahamad Maifiah – Scientific Reports

 

Other Genomics / Metagenomics

Untangling Genomes of Novel Planctomycetal and Verrucomicrobial Species from Monterey Bay Kelp Forest Metagenomes by Refined Binning – John Vollmers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome-Scale Reconstruction of the Metabolic Network in Oenococcus oeni to Assess Wine Malolactic Fermentation – Sebastián N. Mendoza – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics of transport proteins in probiotic and pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica strains – Jimmy Do – Microbial Pathogenesis (Elsevier)

 

Bioinformatics

STITCHER 2.0: primer design for overlapping PCR applications  – Damien M. O’Halloran – Scientific Reports

 

Evolution

Phylogenomic evolutionary surveys of subtilase superfamily genes in fungi – Juan Li – Scientific Reports

Evolutionary dynamics on any population structure – Benjamin Allen – Nature

On the origins of oxygenic photosynthesis and aerobic respiration in Cyanobacteria – Rochelle M. Soo – Science

A perspective article about the latter paper here: How Cyanobacteria went green by Robert E. Blankenship

Structural reconstruction of protein ancestry – Romain Rouet – PNAS

 

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