December 31, 2019

This is the last Microbiome Digest post from 2019! As part of the MD team, I want to say: Thank you very much for follow this blog. Have a great 2020, better than the 2019. The best for you! 

Cheers as well to Dr. Elies Bik (the MD founder) and all the other member of the MD team. -JPC


Human and General Microbiome

Review: Microbiota impacts on chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome – related cognitive dysfunction – María Arnoriaga-Rodríguez – Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Review: A Review of the Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis and the Potential Role of Microbiota in Alzheimer’s Disease –  Sun, Miao – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Meta-Analysis: The lacking effects of prebiotic products on decreasing adiposity parameters in overweight and obese individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Hua Qu – Current Medicinal Chemistry

Review: Autoimmune Hepatitis-Immunologically Triggered Liver Pathogenesis-Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies – Elisabeth Suche – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: A Comprehensive Review and Update on the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Qingdong Guan – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: Advances in Gut Microbiota of Viral Hepatitis Cirrhosis – Yixuan Wang – BioMed Research International

Review: Mechanisms of gastrointestinal microflora on drug metabolism in clinical practice – Chaonan Sun – Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal

Review: Gut microbiome and response to checkpoint inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer-A review – Misako Nagasaka – Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology

Comparison of Japanese and Indian intestinal microbiota shows diet-dependent interaction between bacteria and fungi – Siddhika Pareek – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: Experience with Lyophilized Oral Capsules – E. Reigadas – Journal of Hospital Infection

Vaginal microbiome diversity and preterm birth: results of a nested case-control study in Peru – Freida Blostein – Annals of Epidemiology

Disordered cutaneous microbiota in systemic lupus erythematosus – Cancan Huang – Journal of Autoimmunity

Transfer of skin microbiota between two dissimilar autologous microenvironments: A pilot study – Benji Perin  – PLoS ONE


Animal Microbiome

Alleviating chronic kidney disease progression through modulating the critical genus of gut microbiota in a cisplatin-induced Lanyu pig model – Ya-Jane Lee – Journal of Food and Drug Analysis

Microbiota changes in a pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia mouse model – Yajing Song – MicrobiologyOpen

Impact of chronic exposure to trichlorfon on intestinal barrier, oxidative stress, inflammatory response and intestinal microbiome in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) – Xulu Changa – Environmental Pollution

Glucocorticoid and dietary effects on mucosal microbiota in canine inflammatory bowel disease – Todd Atherly – PLoS ONE

Effect of endometriosis on the fecal bacteriota composition of mice during the acute phase of lesion formation – Josefine Hantschel – PLoS ONE

Involvement of the gut microbiota and barrier function in glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis – Jonathan D Schepper – ASBMR


Food Microbiome

Exploring functional core bacteria in fermentation of a traditional Chinese food, Aspergillus-type douchi – Huilin Yang – PLoS ONE

High Throughput Sequencing Technologies as a New Toolbox for Deep Analysis, Characterization and Potentially Authentication of Protection Designation of Origin Cheeses? – Elena Kamilari – International Journal of Food Science 


Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Blueberry Attenuates Liver Fibrosis, Protects Intestinal Epithelial Barrier, and Maintains Gut Microbiota Homeostasis – Zhiqiang Yan – Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Cortex Phellodendri extract’s anti-diarrhea effect in mice related to its modification of gut microbiota – Baoyang Xu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy


Environmental and Water Microbiome

Tossed ‘good luck’ coins as vectors for anthropogenic pollution into aquatic environment – Alejandro Martínez – Environmental Pollution

Single molecule sequencing reveals response of manganese-oxidizing microbiome to different biofilter media in drinking water systems – Xin Zhao – Water Research

Enterococci Isolated from Trout in the Bukovec Water Reservoir and Čierny Váh River in Slovakia and Their Safety Aspect – Andrea Lauková – BioMed Research International


Bioinformatics / Databases

Microbial genomes from non-human primate gut metagenomes expand the primate-associated bacterial tree of life with over 1000 novel species – Serena Manara – Genome Biology

Sufficient dimension reduction for compositional data – Diego Tomassi – Biostatistics

Cultivated Escherichia coli diversity in intestinal microbiota of Crohn’s disease patients and healthy individuals: Whole genome data – Maria Siniagina – Data in Brief


6 thoughts on “December 31, 2019

  1. Hello everyone. I’ve just joined in this conversation after 55+ years of gut distress which started after a year of ‘preventative’ antibiotic treatment for cystitis in the early 60s. I feel I’ve come to the end of the road. Almost. I would be more than happy to delve into my savings for a faecal transplant, if I felt that I was having it administered be the best provider around and the donors are well screened. I know there are risks with commercial establishments. And I suspect they are present too in research programmes. However, I would be so grateful if anyone reading this is in a position to refer me to to a research programme which might accept me as a guinea pig. I live in London, but would be prepared to travel to a research project anywhere in the UK


    • Replying to Redacted user.

      1. You would need to state what condition(s) you’re trying to treat with FMT. Eg: there is a CFS FMT trial soon in the UK:
      2. Clinical trials have been using poor quality donors despite extensive efforts by myself to remedy that. They often do not provide enough information about their donor(s) to be able to determine donor quality. For these reasons I have not participated in a clinical trial, and warn people about participating in them. More info:

      Due to the donor quality issue, was started up to try and find higher quality donors whose quality can be verified. I believe the portion of the project in Spain has a decent donor.


  2. Crumbs, just seen my actual name appear in my post. Assumed it would only be my crazy username! Feel a bit exposed. Oh, well, if it leads to someone responding with helpful advice, it doesn’t matter.


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