May 14, 2017

A short digest this Sunday with most studies focusing on associations with microbiota and host health, plus a look at a novel sampling method for assessing human-pathogen interactions.


 General microbiome

Review: Using systems biology approaches to elucidate cause and effect in host-microbiome interactions – Elizabeth A. Witherden – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Human gut microbiome

Dynamic gastrointestinal digestion of grape pomace extracts: bioaccessible phenolic metabolites and impact on human gut microbiota – Irene Gil-Sánchez – Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Gut Microbiota in Parkinson Disease in a northern German cohort – Franziska Hopfner – Brain Research

Outlier based literature exploration for cross-domain linking of Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota – Donatella Gubiani – Expert Systems with Applications

Animal experiments

Review: This Gut Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us. Or Is It? Helminth–Microbiota Interactions in Veterinary Species – Laura E. Peachey – Trends in Parasitology

Lactobacillus johnsonii CJLJ103 attenuates colitis and memory impairment in mice by inhibiting gut microbiota lipopolysaccharide production and NF-κB activation – Su-Min Lim – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of potato dextrin on the composition and metabolism of the gut microbiota in rats fed standard and high-fat diets – Renata Barczynska – Journal of Functional Foods

Antibiotics-induced gut microbiota dysbiosis promotes tumor initiation via affecting APC-Th1 development in mice – Chengming Xu – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effectiveness of a full-scale horizontal slow sand filter for controlling phytopathogens in recirculating hydroponics: From microbial isolation to full microbiome assessment – Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú – Science of The Total Environment

Functioning grouped soil microbial communities according to ecosystem type, based on comparison of fallows and meadows in the same region – Dominika Chmolowska – Science of The Total Environment

Effect of fumigation with chloropicrin on soil bacterial communities and genes encoding key enzymes involved in nitrogen cycling – Jun Li – Environmental Pollution


A novel sampling method for assessing human-pathogen interactions in the natural environment using boot socks and citizen scientists, with an application to the seasonality of Campylobacter – Natalia R Jones – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The Coral Microbiome May Offer Protection in Warming Seas – Jeffrey Marlow – Discover

Grotty socks reveal surprising spread of gut-churning bacteria – Ben Guarino – Stuff

UK researchers develop low tech method for environmental sampling of campylobacter – ASM Press release

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