April 28, 2020

Today’s post covers a divers selection of new microbiome related articles. Of particular interested in an article by Zagato et al. who describe two anti-tumourigenic strains of the microbiota.

Stay healthy!


Functional and Genetic Analysis of Viral Receptor ACE2 Orthologs Reveals Broad Potential Host Range of SARS-CoV-2 – Liu et al. – bioRxiv

Mapping the Immunodominance Landscape of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein for the Design of Vaccines against COVID-19 – Zhang et al. – bioRxiv

Probiotics and COVID-19: one size does not fit all – Mak, Chan, Ng – Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol

Human skin microbiome

Isolation and characterization of diverse microbial representatives from the human skin microbiome – Timm et al. – Microbiome

Human Neurology

Spinal cord injury and the human microbiome: beyond the brain–gut axis – Wallace et al. – Journal of Neurosurgery

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Engineered butyrate-producing bacteria prevents high fat diet-induced obesity in mice – Bai et al. – Microbial Cell Factories

Gut-seeded α-synuclein fibrils promote gut dysfunction and brain pathology specifically in aged mice – Challis et al. – Nat. Neurosci.

Endogenous murine microbiota member Faecalibaculum rodentium and its human homologue protect from intestinal tumour growth. – Zagato et al. – Nat. Microbiol.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbiome-Mediated Stress Resistance in Plants – Liu et al. – Trends in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Disentangling the mechanisms shaping the surface ocean microbiota – Logares et al. – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

A news feature on a recent medRxiv article
Can the gut microbiome predict severe COVID-19?

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market 2020: Remarking Enormous Growth with Recent Trends

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