February 8, 2021

Good morning from Minneapolis!

Today’s microbiome digest includes several interesting research and review articles. Enjoy reading!

General microbiome

Review: The intestinal neuro-immune axis: crosstalk between neurons, immune cells, and microbes – Amanda Jacobson – Mucosal Immunology

Review: The Role of the Gut Microbiome, Immunity, and Neuroinflammation in the Pathophysiology of Eating Disorders – Michael J. Butler – Nutrients

Review: The microbiome and host mucosal interactions in urinary tract diseases – Bernadette Jones-Freeman – Mucosal Immunology

Comparison between 16S rRNA and shotgun sequencing data for the taxonomic characterization of the gut microbiota – Francesco Durazzi – Scientific Reports

Perspective: Modulating gut microbiota to treat cancer – Christopher H. Woelk – Science

Sequence Meets Function—Microbiota And Cardiovascular Disease – Myungsuk Kim – Cardiovascular Research

Human gut microbiome

Fecal microbiota transplant overcomes resistance to anti–PD-1 therapy in melanoma patients – Diwakar Davar – Science

Fecal microbiota transplant promotes response in immunotherapy-refractory melanoma patients – Erez N Baruch – Science

Components of a Neanderthal gut microbiome recovered from fecal sediments from El Salt – Simone Rampelli – Communications Biology

Meta-omics characteristics of intestinal microbiota associated to HBeAg seroconversion induced by oral antiviral therapy – Yu-Li Zeng – Scientific Reports

Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects elicited by short chain fatty acids produced by Escherichia coli isolated from healthy human gut microbiota – Atchareeya Nakkarach – Microbial Cell Factories

Exploiting the Microbiota for the Diagnosis of Anal Precancerous Lesions in Men Who Have Sex With Men – Raquel Ron – Journal of Infectious Disease

Distribution characteristics of intestinal microbiota during pregnancy and postpartum in healthy women – Shengtang Qin – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Co-Occurrence of Symptoms and Gut Microbiota Composition Before Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer: A Proof of Concept – Velda J Gonzalez-Mercado – Biological Research For Nursing

Oral and respiratory microbiome

Development of a robust protocol for the characterization of the pulmonary microbiota – Nathan Dumont-Leblond – Communications Biology

Lung microbiota associations with clinical features of COPD in the SPIROMICS cohort – Kristopher Opron – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Changes in the gut microbial community of the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) across its three distinct life stages – Samantha S Fontaine – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Altered Gut Microbiota is Involved in the Anti‐Hypertensive Effects of Vitamin C in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat – Ying Li – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Long Term High Protein Diet Feeding Alters the Microbiome and Increases Intestinal Permeability, Systemic Inflammation and Kidney Injury in Mice – Matthew Snelson- Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Low-dose exposure of glyphosate-based herbicides disrupt the urine metabolome and its interaction with gut microbiota – Jianzhong Hu – Scientific Reports

Metagenomics of antimicrobial and heavy metal resistance in the cecal microbiome of fattening pigs raised without antibiotics – Paiboon Tunsagool – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

IL-17 controls central nervous system autoimmunity through the intestinal microbiome – Tommy Regen – Science Immunology

The skin microbiome of Xenopus laevis and the effects of husbandry conditions – Maya Z. Piccinni – Animal Microbiome

Effects of dietary oregano essential oil supplementation on growth performance, intestinal antioxidative capacity, immunity and intestinal microbiota in yellow-feathered chickens – Dong Ruan – Journal of Animal Science

Composition and acquisition of the microbiome in solitary, ground-nesting alkali bees – Karen M. Kapheim – Scientific Reports

The impact of the gut microbiome on memory and sleep in Drosophila – Valeria Silva – Journal of Experimental Biology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotic dietary fibre intervention improves fecal markers related to inflammation in obese patients: results from the Food4Gut randomized placebo-controlled trial – Audrey M. Neyrinck – European Journal of Nutrition

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Reduced tillage, cover crops and organic amendments affect soil microbiota and improve soil health in Uruguayan vegetable farming systems – Victoria Cerecetto – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Tillage shapes the soil and rhizosphere microbiome of barley – but not its susceptibility towards Blumeria graminis f. sp. Hordei – Nina Bziuk – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The rhizosphere microbiome plays a role in the resistance to soil-borne pathogens and nutrient uptake of strawberry cultivars under field conditions – Cristina Lazcano – Scientific Reports

16S rRNA gene-based microbiome analysis identifies candidate bacterial strains that increase the storage time of potato tubers – Franziska Buchholz – Scientific Reports

Methods and techniques

Boolean implication analysis unveils candidate universal relationships in microbiome data – Daniella Vo – BMC Bioinformatics

Review: Advances in modelling the human microbiome–gut–brain axis in vitro – Chrysanthi-Maria Moysidou

MB-GAN: Microbiome Simulation via Generative Adversarial Network – Ruichen Rong – GigaScience

October 10, 2020

Good morning everyone! 

Highlights of today’s microbiome digest include: 

  • A genome-wide association study showed an association between host genetic variants and the gut microbiome in the Chinese population.
  • Association of sugar intake with the gut microbiome composition in the Malmö Offspring Study.
  • Gut microbial changes in Holstein cows from birth to adulthood.
  •  Fecal microbiome and antimicrobial resistance profiles in healthy Australian foals.
  • A new method for the detection of functional potential from metagenomic sequences.

Enjoy reading!

General microbiome

Review: Interactions among microbes, the immune system, and the circadian clock – John F. Brooks – Seminars in Immunopathology


Comment: Know Your Model: Microbiota & phenotypes – Michelle N. Perry – Lab Animal


The wasted chewing gum bacteriome – Leila Satari – Scientific Reports


A realism-based approach to an ontological representation of symbiotic interactions – Matthew Diller – BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making


Review: Multi-omics tools for studying microbial biofilms: current perspectives and future directions – Chaminda J. Seneviratne – Critical Reviews in Microbiology


Review: Challenges & opportunities for phage-based in situ microbiome engineering in the gut – Peter J Voorhees


Human gut microbiome

Review: Modulation of the Microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease: Diet, Drug, Stool Transplant, and Beyond – Ethan G. Brown – Neurotherapeutics


Review: Gut microbiome and anorexia nervosa: The relationship between microbiome and gut-brain interaction in the context of anorexia nervosa – J. Seitz – Nervenarzt


The interplay between host genetics and the gut microbiome reveals common and distinct microbiome features for complex human diseases – Fengzhe Xu – Microbiome


Gut microbiota composition in relation to intake of added sugar, sugar-sweetened beverages and artificially sweetened beverages in the Malmö Offspring Study – Stina Ramne – European Journal of Nutrition


Gut microbiome mediated epigenetic regulation of brain disorder and application of machine learning for multi-omics data analysis – Harpreet Kaur – Genome


Review: The Gut Microbiome and Bone Strength – Macy Castaneda – Current Osteoporosis Reports


Review: Effects of Antibiotic Treatment on Gut Microbiota and How to Overcome Its Negative Impacts on Human Health – Camila Fontoura Acosta Ribeiro


Mechanisms linking the human gut microbiome to prophylactic and treatment strategies for COVID-19 – Gemma E Walton- British Journal of Nutrition


Oral and respiratory microbiome

Toll like Receptor signalling by Prevotella histicola activates alternative NF-κB signalling in Cystic Fibrosis bronchial epithelial cells compared to P. aeruginosa – Anne Bertelsen – PloS One


Vaginal microbiome

Effect of a Nonoptimal Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Psychosocial Stress on Recurrent Spontaneous Preterm Birth – Kristin D Gerson – American Journal of Perinatology


Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Enteromorpha prolifera Diet Drives Intestinal Microbiome Composition in Siganus oramin – Yan Xu – Current Microbiology


High-Fat Proteins Drive Dynamic Changes in Gut Microbiota, Hepatic Metabolome, and Endotoxemia-TLR-4-NFκB-Mediated Inflammation in Mice – Muhammad Ijaz Ahmad – J. Agric. Food Chem


Dynamic change of the gastrointestinal bacterial ecology in cows from birth to adulthood – Chun Y. Guo – Microbiology Open


Effects of seasonality and previous logging on faecal helminth-microbiota associations in wild lemurs – I. I. de Winter – Scientific Reports


Effects of inulin and isomalto-oligosaccharide on diphenoxylate-induced constipation, gastrointestinal motility-related hormones, short-chain fatty acids, and the intestinal flora in rats – Junhong Lan – Food & Function


Probiotic-fermented blueberry juice prevents obesity and hyperglycemia in high fat diet-fed mice in association with modulating the gut microbiota – Hao Zhong – Food & Function


Faecal microbiota and antimicrobial resistance gene profiles of healthy foals – Yuhong Liu – Equine Veterinary Journal


Sows affect their piglets’ faecal microbiota until fattening but not their Salmonella enterica shedding status – Guillaume Lariviere-Gauthier – Letters in Applied Microbiology


Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Current status of probiotics for prevention and management of gastrointestinal cancers – Abdul Arif Khan – Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of the Leaf Microbiome from Whole-Genome Sequencing Data of the 3000 Rice Genomes Project – Veronica Roman-Reyna – Rice


Air, water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Urbanisation reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes – but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review – Emily J. Flies – Science of The Total Environment


Impact of a synthetic fungicide (fosetyl-Al and propamocarb-hydrochloride) and a biopesticide (Clonostachys rosea) on soil bacterial, fungal, and protist communities – BertrandFournier – Science of The Total Environment



RBUD: A New Functional Potential Analysis Approach for Whole Microbial Genome Shotgun Sequencing – Zhikai Xing – Microorganisms


August 30, 2020

Good morning everyone! In today’s microbiome digest we have several reviews and research articles focused on the human microbiome, some animal studies, few interesting methods such as Kraken2 for 16S rRNA analysis, and Convolutional Neural Network for prediction of host phenotypes from microbial samples. Enjoy reading!!

General microbiome

Review: CRISPR screens in the era of microbiomes – François Rousset – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Chapter: Genetic Transformation of Fusobacterium nucleatum – Akihiro Yoshida – Methods in Molecular Biology

Perspective: Gut microbiota: a potential therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease – José Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo – Neural Regeneration Research

Processing has differential effects on microbiota accessible carbohydrates in whole grains during in vitro fermentation – Caroline Smith – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and oral contraceptive use in overweight and obese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome – Nesrin Damla Eyupoglu – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Diversity analysis of gut microbiota between healthy controls and those with atopic dermatitis in a Chinese population – Siqi Ye – The Journal of Dermatology

Faecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of diarrhoea induced by tyrosine-kinase inhibitors in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma – Gianluca Ianiro – Nature Communications

Integrated microbiota and metabolite profiles link Crohn’s disease to sulfur metabolism – Amira Metwaly – Nature Communications

Review: The potential role of the gut microbiota in shaping host energetics and metabolic rate – Elle C Lindsay – Journal of Animal Ecology

Oral and respiratory microbiome

Microbiological analysis of endodontically treated teeth with apical periodontitis before and after endodontic retreatment– Marlos Barbosa-Ribeiro – Clinical Oral Investigation

2000-year-old pathogen genomes reconstructed from metagenomic analysis of Egyptian mummified individuals – Judith Neukamm – BMC Biology

Comparing the nasal bacterial microbiome diversity of allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and control subjects – Weigang Gan – European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Maternal Oral Health Influences Infant Salivary MicrobiomeK. Ramadugu – Journal of Dental Research

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Dietary supplementation of sodium sulfate improves rumen fermentation, fiber digestibility and plasma metabolome through modulating rumen bacterial communities in steers – Yuchao Zhao – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Temporally Modulates the Enteric Microbiota and Host Responses to Overcome Colonization Resistance in Swine – Danisa M Bescucci – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Germ-Free Conditions Modulate Host Purine Metabolism, Exacerbating Adenine-Induced Kidney Damage – Eikan Mishima – Toxins

Conventional Co-Housing Modulates Murine Gut Microbiota and Hematopoietic Gene Expression – Jichun Chen – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Suppression of rice planthopper populations without affecting the rice microbiota by the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae – Yifan Peng – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Dissolved microcystin release coincident with lysis of a Microcystis-dominated bloom in western Lake Erie attributed to a novel cyanophage – McKindles et al – Applied Environmental Microbiology


Ultrafast and accurate 16S rRNA microbial community analysis using Kraken 2 – Jennifer Lu – Microbiome

Chapter: Predicting Host Phenotype Based on Gut Microbiome Using a Convolutional Neural Network Approach – Derek Reiman – Artificial Neural Networks


Review: Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Laboratory Medicine – Yiming Zhong – Annals of laboratory medicine



July 11, 2020

Good morning everyone. Today’s digest includes various interesting articles such as: 1) mNGS-based approach for broad-range detection of pathogens associated with CNS infections, 2) dynamics of diarrheal pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance transmission using gut microbiome and resistome profiling, 3) comparison urinary and bladder mucosa-associated microbiome composition in bladder cancer patients, 4) regulation of vaginal microbiome composition and stability by ovarian hormones, diet and exercise, 5) Chokeberry polyphenols can reduce the body weight of HFD-fed rats by accelerating energy homeostasis and thermogenesis in interscapular brown adipose tissue, 6) Comparison of taxonomic composition and diversity of bacterial and fungal communities in synanthropic and non-synanthropic mound-building mouse, and 7) an information retrieval system for large metagenomic datasets to recover missing content from genome bins. Enjoy reading. Happy weekend.

General microbiome

Commentary: mSphere of Influence: Translating Gut Microbiome Studies To Benefit Human Health – Anna M. Seekatz – mSphere

A metagenomics-based diagnostic approach for central nervous system infections in hospital acute care setting – Mohammad Rubayet Hasan – Scientific Reports

Human microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of gut microbiome and resistome of diarrheal fecal samples from Kolkata, India, reveals the core and variable microbiota including signatures of microbial dark matter – Rituparna De – Gut Pathogens

Bladder cancer-related microbiota: examining differences in urine and tissue samples– Bassel Mansour – Scientific Reports

Daily Vaginal Microbiota Fluctuations Associated with Natural Hormonal Cycle, Contraceptives, Diet, and Exercise – Stephanie D. Song – mSphere

Dynamics of the lung microbiome in intensive care patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community-acquired pneumonia – Wei-Chang Huang – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

The polyphenol-rich extract from chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa L.) modulates gut microbiota and improves lipid metabolism in diet-induced obese rats – Yue Zhu – Nutrition and Metabolism

Changes in the gut microbiota mediate the differential regulatory effects of two glucose oxidases produced by Aspergillus niger and Penicillium amagasakiense on the meat quality and growth performance of broilers – Shengru Wu – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

The effects of atrazine on the microbiome of the eastern oyster: Crassostrea virginicaAdrian Britt – Scientific Reports

How being synanthropic affects the gut bacteriome and mycobiome: comparison of two mouse species with contrasting ecologies – Barbora Bendová – BMC Microbiology

Fruit and vegetable microbiome

Exploring bacteria diversity in commercialized table olive biofilms by metataxonomic and compositional data analysis – Antonio Benítez-Cabello – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Deconstructing the Soil Microbiome into Reduced-Complexity Functional Modules – Dan Naylor – mBio

Water microbiome

Metagenomic water quality monitoring with a portable laboratory – Kishor Acharya – Water Research


Exploring neighborhoods in large metagenome assembly graphs using spacegraphcats reveals hidden sequence diversity – C. Titus Brown – Genome Biology

May 18, 2020

Good morning everyone. Today’s microbiome digest is very short specifically the human gut microbiome section. I have included only one study in this section which shows no association of gut microbiome and fecal calprotectin levels with enteropathy in preterm infants. Additionally, I have covered several interesting reviews and research articles to explore the role of the gut microbiome in Type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, ameliorates ulcerative colitis, aging process, regulation of energy metabolism and oxidative stress. I hope you will enjoy today’s feed.

General microbiome

Fungal communities and their association with nitrogen-fixing bacteria affect early decomposition of Norway spruce deadwood – María Gómez-Brandón – Scientific Reports

Review: Gut microbiota and metabolites in the pathogenesis of endocrine disease – Fenneman AC – Biochemical Society Transactions

Review: Role of the Phytochemical Compounds like Modulators on Gut Microbiota and Oxidative Stress – Yordan Martínez – Current Pharmaceutical Design

Human gut microbiome

Faecal calprotectin and gut microbiota do not predict enteropathy in very preterm infants – Florence Campeotto – Acta Paediatrica

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Lizhong decoction ameliorates ulcerative colitis in mice via modulating gut microbiota and its metabolites – Junfeng Zou – Applied microbial and cell physiology

Age-related compositional changes and correlations of gut microbiome, serum metabolome, and immune factor in rats – Xia Zhang – GeroScience

The Beneficial Effects of Lippia Citriodora Extract on Diet‐Induced Obesity in Mice are Associated with the Modulation in the Gut Microbiota Composition – Patricia Diez‐Echave – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

The gut microbiota attenuates muscle wasting by regulating energy metabolism in chemotherapy-induced malnutrition rats – Haitao Chen – Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

Slc26a3 deletion alters pH‐microclimate, mucin biosynthesis, microbiome composition and increases Tnfα expression in murine colon – A. Kini – Acta Physiologica

Tibet plateau probiotic mitigates chromate toxicity in mice by alleviating oxidative stress in gut microbiota – Pengya Feng – Communications Biology

Antimicrobial peptide GH12 prevents dental caries by regulating dental plaque microbiota – Wentao Jiang – Microbial Ecology


Construction of habitat-specific training sets to achieve species-level assignment in 16S rRNA gene datasets – Isabel F. Escapa – Microbiome

Review: Metaproteomics: A strategy to study the taxonomy and functionality of the gut microbiota – Yuqiu Wang – Journal of Proteomics

Microbes in news

DOE scientists identify microbial link in gut-memory connection

March 7, 2020

In today’s microbiome digest I have included several interesting articles including a) role of gut microbial metabolite in cardiovascular disease, role of microbiome in cancer treatment outcomes, comparison of small bowel microbiome with the stool samples, microbiome and metabolome of dairy cows with different feed intake levels, role of dietary cellulose in preventing the gut inflammation via modulation in microbiome, and so on. I hope you will enjoy today’s feed.

General microbiome

The microbiome modulating activity of bile acids – Tian, Yuan – Gut Microbes

PostScript Letter: Microbiome alterations in IBS – Ian B Jeffery – Gut

Human gut microbiome

A Cardiovascular Disease-Linked Gut Microbial Metabolite Acts via Adrenergic Receptors – Nemet I – Cell

The Fecal Microbiome in Infants with Biliary Atresia Associates with Bile Flow after Kasai Portoenterostomy – Tessier MEM – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Mapping the Segmental Microbiomes in the Human Small Bowel in Comparison with Stool: A REIMAGINE Study – Gabriela G. S. Leite – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Modulation of the intestinal microbiota and the metabolites produced by the administration of ice cream and a dietary supplement containing the same probiotics – Vivian Cristina da Cruz Rodrigues – British Journal of Nutrition

Predictable modulation of cancer treatment outcomes by the gut microbiota – Yoshitaro Heshiki – Microbiome

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

Microbial composition of enigmatic bird parasites: Wolbachia and Spiroplasma are the most important bacterial associates of quill mites (Acariformes: Syringophilidae) – Eliza Glowska – MicrobiologyOpen

Combined signature of rumen microbiome and metabolome in dairy cows with different feed intake levels – Y Q Li – Journal of Animal Science

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota in Two Populations of Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819) Based on 16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Data – Wilbert Serrano – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Dietary cellulose prevents gut inflammation by modulating lipid metabolism and gut microbiota – Yeji Kim – Gut Microbes

Gut microbiome shifts with urbanization and potentially facilitates a zoonotic pathogen in a wading bird – Maureen H. Murray- PLOS ONE


Water and extremophile microbiome

Tuning up microbiome analysis to monitor WWTPs’ biological reactors functioning– de Celis M – Scientific Reports

Metagenome Sequences from Tidal Marsh and Marine Sediment from the Great Bay Estuary of New Hampshire – Brian M. Moore – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Microbes in news

Gut Microbiome Could Determine Cancer Immunotherapy Success


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


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