December 30, 2020

Have a good day! Greetings from Santiago, Chile.  Today, in this Digest: a set of papers about the microbiome-gut-brain axis, as well as a couple of studies about vaginal microbiota. We have also some articles about the microbiome of dogs and turtles, as well as a study about the relationship between microplastic and shrimp microbiota. Finally, we have also some articles about new tools for microbiome analysis, and best practices for developing microbiomics methods.

P.S.: As a member of the MD Team, I want to wish Dr. Bik and all the other members of the Team, a Happy New Year, hoping this 2021 could be much better than this challenging 2020. 

And, of course, thanks to everyone who visits us and share our posts! Happy New Year!

Human and General Microbiome

Review: The intervention of unique plant polysaccharides – Dietary fiber on depression from the gut-brain axis – Ying Sun  – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Review: Effects of Metformin on the Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus –  Zhang and Hu – Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy 

Review: Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis as a Regulator of Reward Processes – Rubén García‐Cabrerizo – Journal of Neurochemistry

Review: Gut microbiota and systemic immunity in health and disease – Bernard C Lo – International Immunology

The alteration and potential relationship of vaginal microbiota and chemokines for unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion – Fan, Tao MM – Medicine

Oral microbiota and atherothrombotic carotid plaque vulnerability in periodontitis patients. A cross-sectional study – Adrian Brun – Journal of Periodontal Research

Comparison of the vaginal microbiota in postmenopausal Black and White women – Patricia L Hudson – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Effect of storage, temperature, and extraction kit on the phylogenetic composition detected in the human milk microbiota – Katriona E. Lyons – MicrobiologyOpen

Gut Microbiome Profile After Pancreatectomy in Infants With Congenital Hyperinsulinism – Mary Ellen  Vajravelu – Pancreas 

The beneficial or detrimental fluoride to gut microbiota depends on its dosages – Guijie Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

A cross-species interaction with a symbiotic commensal enables cell-density-dependent growth and in vivo virulence of an oral pathogen – Anilei Hoare – The ISME Journal 

Model and non-model animal microbiome

Neutrophil elastase inhibitor (MPH-966) improves intestinal mucosal damage and gut microbiota in a mouse model of 5-fluorouracil-induced intestinal mucositis – Kung-Ju Chen – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Graded Dietary Resistant Starch Concentrations on Apparent Total Tract Macronutrient Digestibility and Fecal Fermentative End-Products and Microbial Populations of Healthy Adult Dogs – Alison N Beloshapka – Journal of Animal Science

Consistent patterns in 16S and 18S microbial diversity from the shells of the common and widespread red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) – Matthew Parks – PLoS One

A preliminary study of the association between colonization of microorganism on microplastics and intestinal microbiota in shrimp under natural conditions – Muting Yan –  Journal of Hazardous Materials

Into the sea: Antimicrobial resistance determinants in the microbiota of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) – Ida C. Lundbäck – Infection, Genetics and Evolution 

Other Microbiome studies

Microbiome Yarns: bacterial predators, tissue tropism and molecular decoys – Kenneth Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

Microbiota succession during aerobic stability of maize silage inoculated with Lentilactobacillus buchneri NCIMB 40788 and Lentilactobacillus hilgardii CNCM-I-4785 – Pascal Drouin – MicrobiologyOpen

Temporal and spatial interactions modulate the soybean microbiome – Itumeleng Moroenyane – FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Itumeleng is a past member of the MD Team)

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

Measuring the microbiome: Best practices for developing and benchmarking microbiomics methods – Nicholas A.Bokulich – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 

Metage2Metabo, microbiota-scale metabolic complementarity for the identication of key species – Arnaud Belcour – eLife

Compositional zero-inflated network estimation for microbiome data – Min Jin Ha – BMC Bioinformatics

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