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.
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
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