January 25, 2020

In today’s microbiome digest various interesting aspects of microbiome research has been covered such as 1) a summary report by Marc G. Chevrette on one of my favorite research of the decade – “A metagenomic strategy for harnessing the chemical repertoire of the human microbiome”, 2) Oral administration of hydrogels promoted intestinal barrier function, suppressed the pro-inflammatory mRNA expression, 3) Association of low fiber intake in chronic heart failure, and several other interesting articles! Enjoy reading! Happy Weekend!

General microbiome

From Metagenomes to Molecules: Innovations in Functional Metagenomics Unlock Hidden Chemistry in the Human Microbiome – Marc G. Chevrette – Biochemistry

A systematic review of economic evaluation in fecal microbiota transplantation – Thomas Stalder – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Review: Microbial Contribution to the Human Metabolome: Implications for Health and Disease – William Van Treuren – Annual Review of Pathology

Human gut microbiome

Low fibre intake is associated with gut microbiota alterations in chronic heart failure – Cristiane C.K. Mayerhofer – ESC Heart Fail

Review: Establishing or Exaggerating Causality for the Gut Microbiome: Lessons from Human Microbiota-Associated Rodents – Jens Walter – Cell

Compositional flux within the intestinal microbiota and risk for bloodstream infection with gram-negative bacteria – Igor Stoma – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota Following Changes in Training Volume Among Swimmers– Jarrad Timothy Hampton-Marcell – International Journal of Sports Medicine

Diversity, compositional and functional differences between gut microbiota of children and adults – Djawad Radjabzadeh – Scientific Reports

Environmental and intrinsic factors shaping gut microbiota composition and diversity and its relation to metabolic health in children and early adolescents: A population-based study – Sofia Moran-Ramos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

Impact of the early-life skin microbiota on the development of canine atopic dermatitis in a high-risk breed birth cohort– S. Rodriguez-Campos – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

The lung microbiota: role in maintaining pulmonary immune homeostasis and its implications in cancer development and therapy – Michele Sommariva – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Lung Microbiota Predict Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients – Robert P. Dickson – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Functional dynamics of bacterial species in the mouse gut microbiome revealed by metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses – Youn Wook Chung – PLOS ONE

Effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) supplementation in drinking water on chicken crop and caeca microbiome– De Cesare A – PLOSE ONE

Differential effects of synthetic psychoactive cathinones and amphetamine stimulants on the gut microbiome in mice – Angoa-Pérez M – PLOSE ONE

Modulation of inflammatory response and gut microbiota in ankylosing spondylitis mouse model by bioactive peptide IQW – Gang Liu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effect of cereal soaking and carbohydrase supplementation on growth, nutrient digestibility and intestinal microbiota in liquid-fed grow-finishing pigs – Alberto Torres-Pitarch – Scientific Reports

Anesthesia and surgery induce age-dependent changes in behaviors and microbiota – Ning Liufu – Aging

Amyloid–Polyphenol Hybrid Nanofilaments Mitigate Colitis and Regulate Gut Microbial Dysbiosis – Bing Hu – ACS Nano

Clostridium butyricum Modulates the Microbiome to Protect Intestinal Barrier Function in Mice with Antibiotic-Induced Dysbiosis – Mao Hagihara – iScience

Microbes in news

Can our microbiome accurately identify diseases … and predict death?

January 18, 2020

Check out today’s digest which includes very diverse microbiome research. I would like to highlight specifically these three 1) Indole-3-carbinol in the prevention of colitis and associated microbial dysbiosis, 2) A rapid and convenient derivatization method for the quantitation of short‐chain fatty acids in human feces, and 3) Role of complex microbiome human in vitro fertilization procedure. There are several other interesting articles in every section! Enjoy reading!

General microbiome

Review: Whole Food–Based Approaches to Modulating Gut Microbiota and Associated Diseases – Han Y –  Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Microbiome signatures in neonatal central line associated bloodstream infections – Mohan Pammi – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Compositional and Functional Fingerprint in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol Associated Liver Disease – Giovanni Addolorato – Liver INTERNATIONAL

Parkinson disease, levodopa and the gut microbiota‐when microbiology meets pharmacology – Harald Brüssow – Environmental Microbiology

Short chain fatty acids and methylamines produced by gut microbiota as mediators and markers in the circulatory system – Maksymilian Onyszkiewicz – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Prospective study reveals a microbiome signature that predicts the occurrence of post-operative enterocolitis in Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) patients– Weibing Tang – Gut Microbes

Review: Systematic review of human gut resistome studies revealed variable definitions and approaches – Jeferry Ho – Gut Microbes

Indole-3-carbinol prevents colitis and associated microbial dysbiosis in an IL-22–dependent manner – Philip B. Busbee – JCI Insight

The biotransformation of Bupleuri Radix by human gut microbiota – Cui Tang – Xenobiotica

Human oral microbiome

Signatures of oral microbiome in HIV-infected individuals with oral Kaposi’s sarcoma and cell-associated KSHV DNA – Marion Gruffaz – PLOS PATHOGENS

Review: A Systematic Review of the Root Canal Microbiota Associated with Apical Periodontitis: Lessons from Next‐Generation Sequencing – Daniel Manoil – Proteomics Clinical Applications

The influence and impact of smoking on red blood cell morphology and buccal microflora: A case‐control study – Khalid Hadi Aldosari – Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis

Human reproductive microbiome

The complex microbiome from native semen to embryo culture environment in human in vitro fertilization procedure – Jelena Štšepetova – Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Understanding the terms we use: support for using ‘sexually shared microbiota’ (SSM)
David Taylor-Robinson – International Journal of STD and AIDs

Human respiratory microbiome

Pharyngeal microbiome alterations during Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection – Antonella Marangoni – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Camellia Sinensis and Litsea Coreana Ameliorate Intestinal Inflammation and Modulate Gut Microbiota in Dextran Sulfate Sodium‐Induced Colitis Mice – Yan Liu

Improving Alzheimer’s disease by altering Gut Microbiota in tree shrews with ginsenoside Rg1 – Limei Wang – FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS

The composition of the perinatal intestinal microbiota in horse – A. Husso – Scientific Reports

Plant microbiome

The influence of host‐plant connectivity on fungal assemblages in the root microbiota of Brachypodium pinnatum – C. Mony – Ecology

Methods

A rapid and convenient derivatization method for quantitation of short‐chain fatty acids in human feces by ultra‐performance liquid chromatography‐tandem mass spectrometry – Huan Fu – Rapid communications in Mass Spectrometry

Microbiome news

It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction

December 9, 2019

Today’s microbiome digest is very short and includes a few interesting articles. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Review: Cannabinoids and the Microbiota‐Gut‐Brain‐Axis: Emerging Effects of Cannabidiol and Potential Applications to Alcohol Use Disorders – Hollis C. Karoly – Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research

Review: The Microbiome Factor in Drug Discovery and Development– Andrea Nuzzo – Chemical Research in Toxicology

Human microbiome

The intestinal microbiome potentially affects thrombin generation in human subjects – Yassene Mohammed – Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis

Expert insights: The potential role of the gut microbiome‐bile acid‐brain axis in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and hepatic encephalopathy – Wei Jia – Medicinal Research Reviews

The human oral cavity microbiota composition during acute tonsillitis: a cross-sectional survey – Yun Kit Yeoh – BMC Oral Health

Review: The microbiota-gut-brain axis: An emerging role for the epigenome – Tijs Louwies – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Seven-day Green Tea Supplementation Revamps Gut Microbiome and Caecum/Skin Metabolome in Mice from Stress – Eun Sung Jung – Scientific Reports

The Mercury-Tolerant Microbiota of the Zooplankton Daphnia Aids in Host Survival and Maintains Fecundity under Mercury Stress – Jiunn C. Fong – Environmental Science & Technology

Plant microbiome

Successive passaging of a plant-associated microbiome reveals robust habitat and host genotype-dependent selection – Norma M. Morella – PNAS

December 8, 2019

Today’s microbiome digest includes several interesting reviews and perspectives mainly focusing on the role of human microbiome in allergic diseases, pancreatic health, aging, Cognitive Impairment, and IBS. Enjoy Saturday with the latest microbiome feed.

General microbiome

Mini review: Th9 cells in allergic diseases: a role for the microbiota?– Isabella Badolati – Scandavian of Immunology

Perspective: Microbiota in pancreatic health and disease: the next frontier in microbiome research – Ryan M. Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Advancing functional and translational microbiome research using meta-omics approaches – Xu Zhang – Microbiome

Human microbiome

Perspective: The Unexplored World of Human Virome, Mycobiome, and Archaeome in Aging – Oscar Salvador Barrera-Vázquez – The Journals of Gerontology

Review: The Gut Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target for Cognitive Impairment – Yi Sun – The Journals of Gerontology

Relationship between the gut microbiome and energy/nutrient intake in a confined bioregenerative life support system (BLSS) – Juanjuan Chen – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Brief report: Changes in gut microbial metagenomic pathways associated with clinical outcomes after the elimination of malabsorbed sugars in an IBS cohort – A. Mack – Gut microbes

Microbiota modification in hematology: still at the bench or ready for the bedside? – Christopher J. Severyn – Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program

Gut microbial β-glucuronidases reactivate estrogens as components of the estrobolome that reactivate estrogens– Samantha M. Ervin – Journal of Biological Chemistry

The role of gut microbiota for the activity of medicinal plants traditionally used in the European Union for gastrointestinal disorders – Timo A.Thumann – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Review: Berry polyphenols metabolism and impact on human gut microbiota and health– Laura Lavefve – Food and Function

Association of suboptimal health status with intestinal microbiota in Chinese youths – Qi Sun – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Dominant and Subordinate Relationship Formed by Repeated Social Encounters Alters Gut Microbiota in Greater Long-Tailed Hamsters – Jidong Zhao – Microbial Ecology

Cattle intestinal microbiota shifts following Escherichia coli O157:H7 vaccination and colonizationtravel – Raies A. Mir – PLOS ONE

Characterization of the cecal microbiome composition of Wenchang chickens before and after fattening – Zhen Tan – PLOS ONE

Plant microbiome

Resource Announcement: Bacteriome and Mycobiome in Nicotiana tabacum Fields Affected by Black Shank Disease – Xiaoyulong Chen – Plant disease

Characterization and discrimination of microbial community and co‐occurrence patterns in fresh and strong flavor style flue‐cured tobacco leaves – Qianying Zhang – Microbiology Open

Microbiome news

MaaT Pharma Announces the Presentation of Positive Data with Its Lead Microbiome Biotherapeutic in Intestinal-Predominant Acute Graft-versus-Host-Disease at the ASH 2019 Annual Meeting

October 20, 2019

In today’s microbiome digest, several interesting studies have been covered including a) the relationships between multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) colonization and dysbiosis after liver transplantation, b) microbiome and host transcriptome signature in patients with Atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, c) in the animal microbiome section- effect of host genetics on the gut microbiome composition of Avian, Bovine, and Drosophila models, d) a study which shows Composition of gut microbiota can modulate adaptive immune responses in chickens to vaccination against influenza viruses, e) CSMD, a bioinformatics pipeline specifically developed to generate accurate species-level microbiome profiles for clinical samples with low microbial loads and many more. Enjoy your Sunday with the latest microbiome feed.

General microbiome

Research highlight: Your microbiome is what you eat – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Gastro-intestinal and oral microbiome signatures associated with healthy aging – Harinder Singh – GeroScience

The future of microbiome‐based therapeutics in clinical applications – Anukriti Sharma – Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Colonizing multidrug-resistant bacteria and the longitudinal evolution of the intestinal microbiome after liver transplantation – Medini K. Annavajhala – Nature Communication

Normal gut microbiome in NMDA receptor encephalitis – Julia Herken – Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation

Urolithin Metabotypes Can Determine the Modulation of Gut Microbiota in Healthy Individuals by Tracking Walnuts Consumption over Three Days – Izaskun García-Mantrana – Nutrients 

Fecal microbiota transplantation results in bacterial strain displacement in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases – Manli Zou – FEBS openbio

Alterations to the Gastrointestinal Microbiome Associated with Methamphetamine Use among Young Men who have Sex with Men – Ryan R. Cook – Scientific Reports

Human skin microbiome

Microbe-host interplay in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis – Nanna Fyhrquist – Nature Communications

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Review: Maternal microbiome and the hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, preeclampsia – Kalie F Beckers – American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Changes in Microbiota and Development of Nonspecific Inflammation of Genitals in Female C57Bl/6 Mice after Aerosol Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis – S. I. Kayukova – Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

Land-use change has host-specific influences on avian gut microbiomes – Priscilla A. San Juan – The ISME Journal

Host genetic effects upon the early gut microbiota in a bovine model with graduated spectrum of genetic variation – Peixin Fan – The ISME Journal

Host determinants of among-species variation in microbiome composition in drosophilid flies – Karen L. Adair – The ISME Journal

Faecal microbiome sequences in relation to the egg-laying performance of hens using amplicon-based metagenomic association analysis – A. A. Elokil – Animal

Of microbes and mange: consistent changes in the skin microbiome of three canid species infected with Sarcoptes scabiei mites – Alexandra L. DeCandia – Parasites & Vectors

Commensal gut microbiota can modulate adaptive immune responses in chickens vaccinated with whole inactivated avian influenza virus subtype H9N2 – AlexanderYitbarek – Vaccine

Bioinformatics

CSMD: A computational subtraction-based microbiome discovery pipeline for species-level characterization of clinical metagenomic samples – Yu Liu – Bioinformatics

Microbiome news

MICROBE TALK: THE ROLE OF MICROBES IN CANCER

EcoBiome Innovation Center Launches MyEcoBiome™ Personal Soil Health Test

September 28, 2019

Dear microbiome digest readers, on this weekend we have covered interesting review articles focusing on factors that influence the temporal development of the infant microbiome, and  the role of gut microbiota in colorectal cancer, and research articles shows the role of microbiome in managing constipation, in Atopic Dermatitis, microbiome-host interaction in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection, Successful fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, sputum microbiome in asthma and COPD and various research articles from Animal microbiome/Animal experiments section including fine-scale spatial structuring of the microbial composition and diversity along the length of murine colon. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Impact of a Plant Sterol- and Galactooligosaccharide-Enriched Beverage on Colonic Metabolism and Gut Microbiota Composition Using an In Vitro Dynamic Model – Virginia Blanco-Morales – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Review: Temporal development of the infant gut microbiome – Rebecca E. Moore – Open Biology

Stool sampling and DNA isolation kits affect DNA quality and bacterial composition following 16S rRNA gene sequencing using MiSeq Illumina platform – Petra Videnska – Scientific Reports

The Honeybee Gut Microbiota Is Altered after Chronic Exposure to Different Families of Insecticides and Infection by Nosema ceranaeRégis Rouzé – Microbes and Environments

Human gut microbiome

Abundance of Probiotics and Butyrate‐Production Microbiome Manages Constipation Via Short‐Chain Fatty Acids Production and Hormones Secretion – Min Zhuang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Review: Gut microbiota in colorectal cancer: mechanisms of action and clinical applications – Sunny H. Wong – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Changes in the gut microbiota during and after commercial helium-oxygen saturation diving in China – Yuan Y – Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Ninety-eight years old female successfully successfully treated with fecal microbiota transplantation after recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Bermejo Boixareu C – Medicina Clínica

Human respiratory microbiome

Sputum microbiomic clustering in asthma and COPD reveals a Haemophilus‐predominant subgroup – Sarah Diver – Allergy

Microbiome-Transcriptome Interactions Related to Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection – Abhijeet R. Sonawane – Scientific Reports

Human skin microbiome

Cheek Microbial Communities Vary in Young Children with Atopic Dermatitis in China – Song L. – Dermatology

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Dietary supplementation with the extract from Eucommia ulmoides leaves changed epithelial restitution and gut microbial community and composition of weanling piglets – Peng M – PLoS One

Geographical location influences the composition of the gut microbiota in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) at a fine spatial scale – Sarah Goertz – PLoS One

Protective activities of polysaccharides from Cipangopaludina chinensis against high-fat-diet-induced atherosclerosis via regulating gut microbiota in ApoE-deficient mice – Qingping Xiong – Food & Function

2-O-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid, an Ascorbic Acid Derivative Isolated from the Fruits of Lycium Barbarum L., Modulates Gut Microbiota and Palliates Colitis in Dextran Sodium Sulfate-induced Colitis in Mice – Kaiyin Huang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Anti‐TNF‐α therapy alters the gut microbiota in proteoglycan‐induced ankylosing spondylitis in mice – Bin Liu – MicrobiologyOpen

A fiber-deprived diet disturbs the fine-scale spatial architecture of the murine colon microbiome – Alessandra Riva – Nature Communication

Antibiotic exposure disturbs the gut microbiota and its metabolic phenotype differently in rats with advanced-stage type 1 diabetes and age-matched controls – Hong Zheng – Journal of Proteome Research

Gut Microbiota and Metabolome Response of Decaisnea insignis Seed Oil on Metabolism Disorder Induced by Excess Alcohol Consumption – Xiaoxia LiuJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbiome news

Vaginal Microbiome and Women’s Health: More Research Needed

NAU researchers aim to find microbial link between two common respiratory diseases

Aug 11, 2019

In Sunday’s microbiome digest read about a genomic approach which identified large number of novel proteins from human microbiome, how gut microbiome modulates the pancreatic adenocarcinoma microbiome landscape, detailed investigation of host-microbiome interactions via screening of human microbiome-derived metabolites against G-protein-coupled receptors, homeostasis of brain-gut-microbiota axis in functional dyspepsia rats, modelling of microbial communities using artificial neural networks and in the techniques section Gupta et. al. compared the diagnostic efficacy of Amplicon sequencing and traditional culture methods. Happy weekend. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Review Essay: At the Intersection of Microbiota and Circadian Clock: Are Sexual Dimorphism and Growth Hormones the Missing Link to Pathology? – Benjamin D. Weger – BioEssays

Gut microbiome

Large-Scale Analyses of Human Microbiomes Reveal Thousands of Small, Novel Genes – Hila Sberro – Cell

Tumor Microbiome Diversity and Composition Influence Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes – Erick Riquelme – Cell

Mapping Interactions of Microbial Metabolites with Human G-Protein-Coupled Receptors – Dominic A. Colosimo – Cell Host & Micorbe

The Association between Gut Microbiota Composition and Body Mass Index in Chinese Male College Students, as Analyzed by Next-generation Sequencing – Yanrong Lv – British Journal of Nutrition

Influence of Helicobacter pylori Infection and Atrophic Gastritis on the Gut Microbiota in a Japanese Population – Iino C – Digestion

Gut microbiome response to a modern Paleolithic diet in a Western lifestyle context – Monica Barone – PLOS ONE

Early Ecasseliflavus gut colonization and outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation – Armin Rashidi – PLOS ONE

Vaginal microbiome

Review: The vaginal microbiome in uterine transplantation – BP Jones – BJOG

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequence Data from Chicken Cecal Feces from Vietnam and Thailand – Nachiko Takeshita – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Modification of the equine gastrointestinal microbiota by Jerusalem artichoke meal supplementation – M. Glatter – PLOS ONE

Effect of 1-Deoxynojirimycin Isolated from Mulberry Leaves on Glucose Metabolism and Gut Microbiota in a Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mouse Model – Teng-Gen Hu – Journal of Natural Products

Different microbiomes are found in healthy breeder ducks and those with foot pad dermatitis – S M Qin – Poultry Science

Effects of early-life lactoferrin intervention on growth performance, small intestinal function and gut microbiota in suckling piglets – Ping Hu – Food and Function

Child compound Endothelium corneumattenuates gastrointestinal dysmotility through regulating the homeostasis of brain-gut-microbiota axis in functional dyspepsia rats – YixinHe – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Modelling the influence of environmental parameters over marine planktonic microbial communities using artificial neural networks – F.H.Coutinho – Science of The Total Environment

Biomonitoring detoxification efficiency of an algal-bacterial microcosm system for treatment of coking wastewater: Harmonization between Chlorella vulgaris microalgae and wastewater microbiome – MariamHassan – Science of The Total Environment

Environmental Microbiome

Hospital Microbiome Variations As Analyzed by High-Throughput Sequencing – Marwa T. ElRakaiby – OMICS

Techniques

Amplicon sequencing provides more accurate microbiome information in healthy children compared to culturing – Shashank Gupta – Communications Biology

Microbiome news

The microbiome explained: how a vast army of gut bacteria regulates body’s functioning

How snuggling close affects bats’ microbiome