August 1, 2018

Todays digest has some interesting papers on fungi and gut microbiota, inflammation in the gut and a Nature Communications paper on stability criteria for complex microbial communities. Also included is an interesting paper on a mind-controlling fungus!

General microbiome

Fungi as Part of the Microbiota and Interactions with Intestinal Bacteria. – Kapitan M – Current topics in Microbial Immunology

Stability criteria for complex microbial communities. – Butler S – Nature Communications

Human respiratory microbiome

Exploring Host-Microbe Interactions in Lung Cancer. – Zhao Y – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Nasal microbiota clusters associate with inflammatory response, viral load, and symptom severity in experimental rhinovirus challenge.– Lehtinen MJ – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbial β-Glucuronidase Inhibition via Catalytic Cycle Interception. – Pellock SJ – ACS Central Science

Effects of medicines used to treat gastrointestinal diseases on the pharmacokinetics of coadministered drugs: a PEARRL Review. – Litou C – The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Activated ATF6 Induces Intestinal Dysbiosis and Innate Immune Response to Promote Colorectal Tumorigenesis. – Coleman OI – Gastroenterology

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – CORRIGENDUM. – Röytiö H – The British Journal of Nutrition

The Potential of Gut Commensals in Reinforcing Intestinal Barrier Function and Alleviating Inflammation. – Hiippala K – Nutrients

Enteric Microbiota⁻Gut⁻Brain Axis from the Perspective of Nuclear Receptors. – Duszka K – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Animal experiments 

Astrovirus infections induce age-dependent dysbiosis in gut microbiomes of bats. – Wasimuddin – The ISME Journal

Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis predicts mortality in an animal model of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection. – Burdet C – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant Species and Heavy Metals Affect Biodiversity of Microbial Communities Associated With Metal-Tolerant Plants in Metalliferous Soils. – Borymski S – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology

What’s in a name? ‘Non-coeliac gluten or wheat sensitivity’: controversies and mechanisms related to wheat and gluten causing gastrointestinal symptoms or disease. – Potter MDE – Gut

Role of whole grains versus fruits and vegetables in reducing subclinical inflammation and promoting gastrointestinal health in individuals affected by overweight and obesity: a randomized controlled trial. – Kopf JC – Nutrition Journal


Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

Robust manipulation of the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster by a fungal pathogen in the laboratory – Carloyn Elya – eLife



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