November 20, 2018

Here’s your Digest before the US Thanksgiving holiday with a burst of human gut microbiome/animal experiment papers. Science publishes a special edition on diet and health, how do human gut microbes fare against mouse gut commensals, and watch out for the water used in your microbiome studies!


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General microbiology

Preprint: Natural strain diversity reveals novel biofilm regulation in squid-colonizing Vibrio fischeri – Ella R. Rotman et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Genotyping of Salmonella spp. on the basis of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Calvin Jiksing et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Iron-containing micronutrient powders modify the effect of oral antibiotics on the infant gut microbiome and increase post-antibiotic diarrhoea risk: a controlled study in Kenya – Daniela Paganini et al. – Gut

Human skin microbiome

Review: The epithelial immune microenvironment (EIME) in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis – Teruki Dainichi et al. – Nature Immunology

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Influenza Virus on the Human Oropharyngeal Microbiome – Elisa Ramos-Sevillano et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Ecological dynamics of the vaginal microbiome in relation to health and disease – Shirley Greenbaum et al. – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Preprint: Acquired interbacterial defense systems protect against interspecies antagonism in the human gut microbiome – Benjamin D. Ross et al. – bioRxiv

Review: Calorie restriction and its impact on gut microbial composition and global metabolism – Xiaojiao Zheng et al. – Frontiers of Medicine

Fecal microbiota transplantation with frozen capsules for a patient with refractory acute gut graft-versus-host disease – Satoshi Kaito et al. – Blood Advances

Review: Salts and energy balance: A special role for dietary salts in metabolic syndrome
Christopher W.Brey et al. – Clinical Nutrition

IL23R-protective coding variant promotes beneficial bacteria and diversity in the ileal microbiome in healthy individuals without inflammatory bowel disease – Martha Zakrzewski et al. – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

In vitro: A four-strain probiotic exerts positive immunomodulatory effects by enhancing colonic butyrate production in vitro – Frédéric Moens et al. – International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Review: Obesity and Cancer Risk: Emerging biological mechanisms and perspectives – Konstantinos I. Avgerinos et al. – Metabolism

Review: Endocrine regulation of gut function – a role for glucagon-like peptide-1 in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome – Dervla O’Malley – Experimental Physiology

The Human Metabolism of Nuts Proanthocyanidins Does not Reveal Urinary Metabolites Consistent with Distinctive Gut Microbiota Metabotypes – Adrián Cortés‐Martín et al. – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Review: The role of dietary factors in inflammatory bowel diseases: new perspectives – Yi Quan Zhou et al. – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Review: Interaction of gut microbiota with dysregulation of bile acids in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and potential therapeutic implications of probiotics – Jiezhong Chen et al. – Journal of Cellular Biochemistry

Review: Cross-Talk Between Gluten, Intestinal Microbiota and Intestinal Mucosa in Celiac Disease: Recent Advances and Basis of Autoimmunity – Atul Munish Chander et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Control and dysregulation of redox signalling in the gastrointestinal tract – Eric L. Campbell & Sean P. Colgan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

** Review: The gut microbiota at the intersection of diet and human health – Christopher L. Gentile & Tiffany L. Weir – Science

Review: Gut Microbiota and Their Neuroinflammatory Implications in Alzheimer’s Disease – Vo Van Giau et al. – Nutrients

Review: Gut microbiota in diabetes and HIV: Inflammation is the link – Vicente Estrada & Noemi Gonzalez – EBioMedicine

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Can the gut be the missing piece in uncovering PD pathogenesis? – Guillaume Chapelet et al. – Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Human multi-site microbiome

Characterization of human breast tissue microbiota from core needle biopsies through the analysis of multi hypervariable 16S-rRNA gene regions – Lara Costantini et al. – Scientific Reports

Review: Estimating the postmortem interval using microbes: Knowledge gaps and a path to technology adoption – Jessica L.Metcalf – Forensic Science International: Genetics

Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis: Antibacterial Resistance and Microbiota Evaluation of Soft Contact Lenses – Emilio A.Torres-Netto et al. – American Journal of Ophthalmology

Food microbiome

Combined effects of thymol, carvacrol and packaging on the shelf-life of marinated chicken – Layal Karam et al. – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Effect of post-harvest interventions on surficial carrot bacterial community dynamics, pathogen survival, and antibiotic resistance – Vaishali Dharmarha et al. – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The potential use of probiotic and beneficial bacteria in the Brazilian dairy industry – Monique Colombo et al. – Journal of Dairy Research

Animal experiments

In vitro: Environmental pollutant-mediated disruption of gut microbial metabolism of the prebiotic inulin – Jessie Hoffman et al. – Anaerobe

Assessment of the adverse impacts of aflatoxin B1 on gut-microbiota dependent metabolism in F344 rats – Jun Zhou et al. – Chemosphere

Dietary Tomato Powder Inhibits High-Fat Diet-Promoted Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Alteration of Gut Microbiota in Mice Lacking Carotenoid Cleavage Enzymes – Hui Xia et al. – Cancer Prevention Research

Chronic intermittent hypoxia disrupts cardiorespiratory homeostasis and gut microbiota composition in adult male guinea-pigs – Eric F.Lucking et al. – EBioMedicine

Microbiota-Derived Lactate Activates Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by the Intestinal NADPH Oxidase Nox and Shortens Drosophila Lifespan – Igor Iatsenko et al. – Immunity

A polysaccharide extracted from Astragalus membranaceus residue improves cognitive dysfunction by altering gut microbiota in diabetic mice – Yameng Liu et al. – Carbohydrate Polymers

Mouse: Role of Bile Acids and GLP-1 in Mediating the Metabolic Improvements of Bariatric Surgery – Vance L. Albaugh et al. – Gastroenterology

Evaluation of Sialyllactose Supplementation of a Prebiotic-Containing Formula on Growth, Intestinal Development, and Bacterial Colonization in the Neonatal Piglet – Marcia H Monaco et al. – Current Developments in Nutrition

Mouse: The Probiotic Effectiveness in Preventing Experimental Colitis Is Correlated With Host Gut Microbiota – Sharmila Suwal et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soy-Induced Fecal Metabolome Changes in Ovariectomized and Intact Female Rats: Relationship with Cardiometabolic Health – Victoria J. Vieira-Potter et al. – Scientific Reports

** Selective colonization ability of human fecal microbes in different mouse gut environments – Wei Zhou et al. – The ISME Journal

Rat: Potential Involvement of Peripheral Leptin/STAT3 Signaling in the Effects of Resveratrol and Its Metabolites on Reducing Body Fat Accumulation – Andrea Ardid-Ruiz et al. – Nutrients

Bacteria engineered to produce IL-22 in intestine induce expression of REG3G to reduce ethanol-induced liver disease in mice – Tim Hendrikx et al. – Gut

Effects of polystyrene microplastics on the composition of the microbiome and metabolism in larval zebrafish – Zhiqin Wan et al. – Chemosphere

Animal microbiome

The microbiome of Escherichia coli and culture-negative nonsevere clinical mastitis: Characterization and associations with linear score and milk production – A.K. Vasquez et al. – Journal of Dairy Science

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Community diversity and potential functions of rhizosphere-associated bacteria of nickel hyperaccumulators found in Albania – Séverine Lopez et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Allorhizocola rhizosphaerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of Micromonosporaceae isolated from rhizosphere soil of the plant Calligonum mongolicum – Ye Sun et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Linking bacterial community composition to soil salinity along environmental gradients – Kristin M. Rath et al. – The ISME Journal

Soil microbial community composition closely associates with specific enzyme activities and soil carbon chemistry in a long-term nitrogen fertilized grassland – Yue Li et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Periodic and spatial spreading of alkanes and Alcanivorax bacteria in deep waters of the Mariana Trench – Wen-Li Li et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Distinct bacterial and archaeal diversities and spatial distributions in surface sediments of the Arctic Ocean – Yuguang Wang et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Microbial subnetworks related to short-term diel O2 fluxes within geochemically distinct freshwater wetlands – Dean J Horton et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Adaptive shifts of bacterioplankton communities in response to nitrogen enrichment in a highly polluted river – Yuzhan Yang et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pressure and temperature effects on deep-sea hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities in subarctic sediments – Luis J. Perez Calderon et al. – MicrobiologyOpen

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Complete genome of a Measles virus from Roraima state, Brazil – Catia Meneses et al. – bioRxiv

Safety Studies of Pneumococcal Endolysins Cpl-1 and Pal – Marek Harhala et al. – Viruses


Preprint: Controlling complex microbial communities: a network-based approach – Marco Tulio Angulo et al. – bioRxiv

** H2Oh No! The importance of reporting your water source in your in vivo microbiome studies – Jacqueline A. Barnett & Deanna L. Gibson – Gut Microbes


Taxonomic classification for microbiome analysis, which correlates well with the metabolite milieu of the gut – Yoshihisa Wakita et al. – BMC Microbiology

Non-microbiology picks

Preprint: Benchmarking university medical centres for responsible metrics. A cross sectional study on timely results dissemination across 36 German centres – Susanne Wieschowski et al. – bioRxiv


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