July 10, 2018

A review on microbial connections to depression and anxiety, effects of anthocyanins and flavanoids on the gut, and a Nature Communications paper on  Gut microbiota associations with common diseases and prescription medications! Also included are some articles on Oliver Sacks who would have turned 85 yesterday.

General microbiome

Mechanisms of action of vitamin D in colon cancer – Ferrer-Mayorga G – Journal of  Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A review of dietary and microbial connections to depression, anxiety, and stress. – Taylor AM – Nutritional Neuroscience

The diversity of uncharacterized antibiotic resistance genes can be predicted from known gene variants-but not always. – Bengtsson-Palme J – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

Aerodigestive dysbiosis in children with chronic cough. – Kazachkov M – Pediatric Pulmonology

Human gut microbiome

Shifts of Faecal Microbiota During Sporadic Colorectal Carcinogenesis. – Mori G – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiota associations with common diseases and prescription medications in a population-based cohort. -Jackson MA – Nature Communications

Disruption of maternal gut microbiota during gestation alters offspring microbiota and immunity. – Nyangahu DD – Microbiome

Animal experiments 

Delayed differentiation of vaginal and uterine microbiomes in dairy cows developing postpartum endometritis – Raúl Miranda-CasoLuengo – bioRxiv

Dietary fiber increases the butyrate-producing bacteria and improves growth performance of weaned piglets. – Zhao J – J Agric Food Chem

Early intervention with faecal microbiota transplantation: an effective means to improve growth performance and the intestinal development of suckling piglets. – Cheng CS – Animal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A common garden experiment with Porphyra umbilicalis (Rhodophyta) evaluates methods to study spatial differences in the macroalgal microbiome – Quigley CTC -Journal of Applied Phycology

Food Microbiology

Consumption of Black Legumes Glycine soja and Glycine max Lowers Serum Lipids and Alters the Gut Microbiome Profile in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. – Jing C – Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry

A systematic literature review of the effect of anthocyanins on gut microbiota populations. – Igwe EO – Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics


Probiotics / prebiotics

The Mechanisms behind the Biological Activity of Flavonoids. – Gonzalez-Paramas AM – Current Medicinal Chemistry



Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

In honor of Oliver Sacks who would have been 85 yesterday:



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