June 29, 2018

A variety of reviews on the human skin and gut microbiota, effects of probiotics on depressive behaviors, microbiota changes in deer populations in China.

Human skin microbiome

Review: Microbiome in the Gut-Skin Axis in Atopic Dermatitis – So-Yeon Lee – Allergy and Asthma Immunology Research

Human gut microbiome

Pre-print: The Genetic Basis for the Cooperative Bioactivation of Plant Lignans by a Human Gut Bacterial Consortium – Elizabeth N Bess – bioRxiv

Review: Mechanistic Insights in the Success of Fecal Microbiota Transplants for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infections – Amoe Baktash – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Reciprocal Interactions Between Gut Microbiota and Host Social Behavior – Emmanuelle Münger – Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

Review: Gut microbiota bile acid metabolism controls cancer immunosurveillance – Anna Dart – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal experiments

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Affects the Rat Gut Microbiome – María Callejo – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota Changes in Père David’s Deer Populations in Beijing Milu Park and Shishou, Hubei Province in China – Meishan Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Ixodes scapularis does not harbor a stable midgut microbiome – Benjamin D Ross – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Different Height Forms of Spartina alterniflora Might Select Their Own Rhizospheric Bacterial Communities in Southern Coast of China – Li’an Lin – Microbial Ecology

Survey of sediment oxygenation in rhizospheres of the saltmarsh grass – Spartina anglica – Ketil Koop-Jakobsen – Science of the Total Environment


Probiotics decrease depressive behaviors induced by constipation via activating the AKT signaling pathway – Nana Xu – Metabolic Brain Disease

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Seroprevalence of fourteen human polyomaviruses determined in blood donors – Sergio S Kamminga – bioRxiv


A distinct abundant group of microbial rhodopsins discovered using functional metagenomics – Alina Pushkarev – Nature


Selection of validated hypervariable regions is crucial in 16S-based microbiota studies of the female genital tract – Simon Graspeuntner – Scientific Reports

More microbes

Cryo-EM structure of an essential Plasmodium vivax invasion complex – Jakub Gruszczyk – Nature

Microbes in the news

Genetically modified bacteria enlisted in fight against disease – Sara Reardon – Nature

A short course of laxatives has long-lasting effects on microbiome – Nature

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