April 3, 2018

Human Microbiome

Non-Ischemic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Is Associated With Altered Intestinal Microbiota – Themistoklis Katsimichas – Circulation Journal

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – Bryan Coburn – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

The direct and indirect association of cervical microbiota with the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia – Chaoting Zhang – Cancer Medicine

Review: The use of probiotics in different phases of diverticular disease – Veronica Ojetti – Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Fecal microbiota transplantation and its potential therapeutic uses in gastrointestinal disorders – Ryan D. Heath – Northern clinics of Istanbul

Dysbiosis of the salivary microbiota in pediatric-onset primary sclerosing cholangitis and its potential as a biomarker – Kentaro Iwasawa – Scientific Reports

Microbiota Composition May Predict Anti-Tnf Alpha Response in Spondyloarthritis Patients: an Exploratory Study – Thomas Bazin – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Obesity: ANGPTL4 — the link binding obesity and glucose intolerance – Alan Morris – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Influence of intrauterine administration of Lactobacillus buchneri on reproductive performance and pro-inflammatory endometrial mRNA expression of cows with subclinical endometritis – S. Peter – Scientific Reports

Review: Overview of Current Concepts in Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Cancer – David S. Jencks – Gastroenterology & Hepatology


Animal Microbiome

Psychoneuroimmunology and immunopsychiatry of zebrafish – Murilo S.de Abreu – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Regulation of growth, intestinal microbiota, non-specific immune response and disease resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) in biofloc systems – Jinghua Chen – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Influence of Long-Term Feeding Antibiotics on the Gut Health of Zebrafish – Zhou Li – Zebrafish

Effects of Intestinal Microbiota on Brain Development in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice – Jing Lu – Scientific Reports

Long-term Western diet fed apolipoprotein E-deficient rats exhibit only modest early atherosclerotic characteristics – Ida Rune – Scientific Reports



Guided Protocol for Fecal Microbial Characterization by 16S rRNA-Amplicon Sequencing – Ayelet Di Segni – Journal Of Visualized Experiments (It includes a video)


Food Microbes

Tetracycline resistance in lactobacilli isolated from Serbian traditional raw milk cheeses – Tijana Ledina – Journal of Food Science and Technology



Case Report: Successful Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Patient with Severe Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection after Liver Transplantation – Schneider K.M. – Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Review: Significance of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus Association With Colorectal Cancer – Ewa Pasquereau-Kotula – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Fungi-Induced Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Allergic Diseases: One Entity – Aleksandra Barac – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic and Virulent Difference Between Pigmented and Non-pigmented Staphylococcus aureus – Jing Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology


Environmental Microbes

Exploring Biogeochemistry and Microbial Diversity of Extant Microbialites in Mexico and Cuba – Patricia M. Valdespino-Castillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology



Combination of peracetic acid and ultrasound reduces Salmonella Typhimurium on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa) – Luiza Oliveira Silveira – Journal of Food Science and Technology

Recent advances in the physiopathology of IgA nephropathy – Renato C. Monteiro – Néphrologie & Thérapeutique



April 2, 2018

Have a good monday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: interesting papers about Clostridium difficile, the use of Fecal Microbiota Transplant, studies in mice model, effect of Lactobacillus on Candida, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in sewerage biofilms, and more!


Human/General Microbiome

Diet, gut microbiota composition and feeding behavior – Jiyoung S. Kim – Physiology & Behavior

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease- a Primer for the Internists – Gaurav Syal – The American Journal of Medicine

Oral microbiota maturation during the first 7 years of life in relation to allergy development – Majda Dzidic – Allergy

The tangled web of interactions between host, pathogen and microbiota in C. difficile infection – Anna Maria Seekatz – Gastroenterology

Analysis of Treatment Outcomes for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infections and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Pediatric Hospital – Aileen Aldrich – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Role of microbiota in the autism spectrum disorders – Daniela Campion – Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica

From Network Analysis to Functional Metabolic Modeling of the Human Gut Microbiota – Eugen Bauer – mSystems

Developing a Bacteroides System for Function-Based Screening of DNA from the Human Gut Microbiome – Kathy N. Lam – mSystems

Is a Single Fecal Microbiota Transplant a Promising Treatment for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection? – Susy S Hota – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid microbiota dysbiosis in infants with protracted bacterial bronchitis – Yanmin Bao – Journal of Thoracic Disease

Mother’s Milk: A Purposeful Contribution to the Development of the Infant Microbiota and Immunity – Kirsty Le Doare –  Frontiers in Immunology

Contributory Role of Gut Microbiota and Their Metabolites Toward Cardiovascular Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease – Daniel Y. Li – Seminars in Nephrology

Differential bacterial capture and transport preferences facilitate co-growth on dietary xylan in the human gut – Maria Louise Leth – Nature Microbiology


Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Two new gene clusters involved in the degradation of plant cell wall from the fecal microbiota of Tunisian dromedary – Rihab Ameri – PLoS One

Honey Bee Antiviral Immune Barriers as Affected by Multiple Stress Factors: A Novel Paradigm to Interpret Colony Health Decline and Collapse – Francesco Nazzi – Viruses

Influence of Intestinal Microbiota Transplantation and NleH Expression on Citrobacter rodentium Colonization of Mice – Gaochan Wang – Pathogens

Shifts in the Gut Metabolome and Clostridium difficile Transcriptome throughout Colonization and Infection in a Mouse Model – Joshua R. Fletcher – mSystems

Akkermansia muciniphila is permissive to arthritis in the K/BxN mouse model of arthritis – Matthew L Stoll – Genes & Immunity

The Gut Microbiota Regulates Endocrine Vitamin D Metabolism through Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 – Stephanie A. Bora – Frontiers in Immunology

High diversity and variability in the bacterial microbiota of the coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with emphasis on Wolbachia – Yobana A Mariño – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Exercise prevents high fat diet-induced bone loss, marrow adiposity and dysbiosis in male mice – Laura R. McCabe – Bone

Protein- and RNA-Enhanced Fermentation by Gut Microbiota of the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris – Lydia Zeibich – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Canonical Wnt Signaling in CD11c+ APCs Regulates Microbiota-Induced Inflammation and Immune Cell Homeostasis in the Colon – Daniel Swafford – The Journal of Immunology


Beneficial Microbes

Culture Supernatants of Lactobacillus gasseri and L. crispatus Inhibit Candida albicans Biofilm Formation and Adhesion to HeLa Cells – Yuko Matsuda – Mycopathologia


Environmental and Water Microbiome

Prevalence of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria, Enterococcus spp. and Staphylococcus spp. in wastewater sewerage biofilm – Kristína Lépesová – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Occurrence of virulence-associated genes among Staphylococcus saprophyticus isolated from different sources – Weslley de Paiva-Santos – Microbial Pathogenesis



Digest: Life history evolution in Darwin’s dream ponds – Foteini Spagopoulou – Evolution

Research Highlight: To grow, or not to grow – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology


March 9, 2018

Have a nice Friday! Today we have interesting papers about nasal/oral microbiota, some papers about studies in pathogens (including the use of bacteriophages for selective inhibition of E. coli), DNA extraction studies in meconium, and more!


Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiota metabolites: Pivotal players of cardiovascular damage in chronic kidney disease – Carmela Cosola – Pharmacological Research

Predictive biomarkers for type 2 of diabetes mellitus: bridging the gap between systems research and personalized medicine – Christina Kraniotou – Journal of Proteomics

The Nasal Microbiome in Asthma – Mina Fazlollahi – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Metatranscriptome of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease – J. Solbiati – Journal of Dental Research

Nasal Microbiota and Respiratory Tract Infections: The Role of Viral Detection – Insa Korten – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Short term dynamics of the sputum microbiome among COPD patients – Rohita Sinha – Plos One

The effect of medical treatments on the bacterial microbiome in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: a pilot study – Ravi Jain – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

The Influence of Cervicovaginal Microbiota on Mucosal Immunity and Prophylaxis in the Battle against HIV – Mara Farcasanu – Current HIV/AIDS Reports

Emerging Mechanisms of Innate Immunity and Their Translational Potential in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Daniele Corridoni – Frontiers in Medicine

Oropharyngeal Microbiota in Frail Older Patients Unaffected by Time in Hospital – Victoria C. Ewan – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

Influence of Intestinal Indigenous Microbiota on Intrafamilial Infection by Helicobacter pylori in Japan – Takako Osaki – Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Meconium DNA Extraction Methods for Use in Microbiome Studies – Lisa F. Stinson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Minireview: Gut Microbiota: An Integral Moderator in Health and Disease – Qingqing Feng –   Frontiers in Microbiology

Activation of Notch-1 in oral epithelial cells by P. gingivalis triggers the expression of the antimicrobial protein PLA2-IIA – Ahmad Al-Attar – Mucosal Immunology

Gut microbial RNA and DNA analysis predicts hospitalizations in cirrhosis – Jasmohan S. Bajaj –  JCI Insight

Physiological Regulation of Drug Metabolism and Transport: Pregnancy, Microbiome, Inflammation, Infection, and Fasting – Edward T. Morgan – Drug Metabolism and Disposition


Pathogen Research

A bacteriophage cocktail targeting Escherichia coli reduces E. coli in simulated gut conditions, while preserving a non-targeted representative commensal normal microbiota – Tomasz Cieplak – Gut Microbes

Triclosan Enhances the Clearing of Pathogenic Intracellular Salmonella or Candida albicans but Disturbs the Intestinal Microbiota through mTOR-Independent Autophagy – Chao Wang – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

The Metabolic Sensor GPR43 Receptor Plays a Role in the Control of Klebsiella pneumoniae Infection in the Lung – Izabela Galvão – Frontiers in Immunology

Parasite-Vector Interaction of Chagas Disease: A Mini-Review – Ana Beatriz Bortolozo de Oliveira – The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Current Issue

Bacillus subtilis spore with surface display of paramyosin from Clonorchis sinensis potentializes a promising oral vaccine candidate – Hengchang Sun – Parasites & Vectors


Animal Microbiome

Instar- and host-associated differentiation of bacterial communities in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata – Antonino Malacrinò – Plos One

Concurrent gut transcriptome and microbiota profiling following chronic ethanol consumption in nonhuman primates – Tasha Barr – Gut Microbes

Integrating molecular and ecological approaches to identify potential polymicrobial pathogens over a shrimp disease progression – Wenfang Dai – Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology

Intestinal bacterial signatures of white feces syndrome in shrimp – Dongwei Hou – Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology

Bile acid metabolism regulated by the gut microbiota promotes non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-associated hepatocellular carcinoma in mice – Shoji Yamada – Oncotarget

Early-life exposure to low-dose oxidants can increase longevity via microbiome remodelling in Drosophila – Fumiaki Obata – Nature Communications

Physiological mechanisms of sustained fumagillin-induced weight loss – Jie An – JCI Insight

Gpr109a Limits Microbiota-Induced IL-23 Production To Constrain ILC3-Mediated Colonic Inflammation – Brinda Bhatt – The Journal in Immunology

Fuzhuan brick tea polysaccharides attenuate metabolic syndrome in high-fat diet induced mice in association with modulation in the gut microbiota – Guijie Chen – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry



Metagenomic Insights into the Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of the Prokaryotic Community Dwelling in Hypersaline Soils from the Odiel Saltmarshes (SW Spain) – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Genes


Plant Microbiome

Disease-induced assemblage of a plant-beneficial bacterial consortium – Roeland L. Berendsen – The ISME Journal

March 7, 2018

Human Microbiome

The Effect of Lean-Seafood and Non-Seafood Diets on Fecal Metabolites and Gut Microbiome: Results From a Randomized Crossover Intervention Study – Mette Schmedes – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Addendum – Invited: Gut Microbiota in Toxicological Risk Assessment of Drugs and Chemicals: The Need of Hour – Ganesan Velmurugan – Gut Microbes

Effects of different thickening agents on infant gut microbiota – C. A. González-Bermúdez – Food & Function

The Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodenojejunal Bypass on Intestinal Microbiota Differs from that of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Japanese Patients with Obesity – Rieko Kikuchi – Clinical Drug Investigation

Perspective: Precision antimicrobial therapeutics: the path of least resistance? – Caitlin N. Spaulding – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Convergent shifts in host-associated microbial communities across environmentally elicited phenotypes – Tyler J. Carrier – Nature Communications

Case report: Successful faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection delivered by colonoscopy through a diverted ileostomy in a patient with severe perianal Crohn’s disease – Jonathan Digby-Bell – BMJ Case Reports

Outlook: How baby’s first microbes could be crucial to future health – Sarah DeWeerdt – Nature

Correspondence: Bile acid–microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis: a role for bifidobacteria and lactobacilli? – Borja Sánchez – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Inter-niche and inter-individual variation in gut microbial community assessment using stool, rectal swab, and mucosal samples – Roshonda B. Jones – Scientific Reports

Review: Gastrointestinal toxicity of immune checkpoint inhibitors: from mechanisms to management – Mark A. Samaan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Reply: Probiotics, bile acids and gastrointestinal carcinogenesis – Wei Jia – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid – Philipp Kirstahler – Scientific Reports


Animal microbiome

Performance, egg quality, nutrient digestibility, and excreta microbiota shedding in laying hens fed corn-soybean-meal-wheat-based diets supplemented with xylanase – X. J. Lei – Poultry Science

Next generation sequencing for gut microbiome characterization in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed animal by-product meals as an alternative to fishmeal protein sources – Simona Rimoldi – Plos One

Sugary Kefir Strain Lactobacillus mali APS1 Ameliorated Hepatic Steatosis by Regulation of SIRT-1/Nrf-2 and Gut Microbiota in Rats – Yung-Tsung Chen – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Pyrroloquinoline quinone prevents developmental programming of microbial dysbiosis and macrophage polarization to attenuate liver fibrosis in offspring of obese mice – Jacob E. Friedman – Hepatology Communications

Inulin-type fructan improves diabetic phenotype and gut microbiota profiles in rats – Qian Zhang​ – PeerJ

Early-life exposure to low-dose oxidants can increase longevity via microbiome remodelling in Drosophila – Fumiaki Obata – Nature Communications

The influence of caging, bedding, and diet on the composition of the microbiota in different regions of the mouse gut – Aaron C. Ericsson – Scientific Reports

News & Views: The intestinal microbiome influences checkpoint blockade – Cynthia L Sears – Nature Medicine

News Feature: Gut checkpoint: A rising cancer treatment may get a boost from intestinal bacteria – Anna Azvolinsky – Nature Medicine

Herbivorous turtle ants obtain essential nutrients from a conserved nitrogen-recycling gut microbiome – Yi Hu – Nature Communications

Research Highlight: Comparative genomics: Blood, guts and vampire bats – Linda Koch – Nature Reviews Genetics


Pathogen research

Serial Clustering of Late Onset Group B Streptococcal Infections in the Neonatal Unit – a Genomic Re-Evaluation of Causality – Elita Jauneikaite – Clinical Infectious Diseases

A multi-omic analysis reveals the role of fumarate in regulating the virulence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli – Cheng-Ju Kuo – Cell Death & Disease

Occurrence of blaNDM Variants Among Enterobacteriaceae From a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a Northern India Hospital – Nayeem Ahmad – Frontiers in Microbiology


Food Microbes

Lactobacillus rossiae strain isolated from sourdough produces putrescine from arginine – Beatriz del Rio – Scientific Reports


Environmental Microbiology

Microbial diversity associated to the anaerobic sediments of a soda lake (Mono Lake, CA) – Patricia Rojas – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

February 28, 2018

Have a good Wednesday! After few days of inactivity, we bring this digest with several reviews from different aspects of microbiome research. We included also some papers about microbiota and antibiotic resistance, microbiota and metabolism, and more.


Human and General microbiome

Review: Microbiota and Metabolism — What’s New in 2018 – Alexis Bretin – American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism

Review: Eicosanoids in the GI Tract – John L Wallace – British Journal of Pharmacology

Review: Gut : liver : brain axis: the microbial challenge in the hepatic encephalopathy – Andrea Mancini – Food and Function

Meeting update: faecal microbiota transplantation–bench, bedside, courtroom? – Nik Sheng Ding – . Frontline Gastroenterology

Mini-Review: Involvement of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor and Receptors in Immune Cells in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Mahanand Chatoo – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Gut microbiome composition in lean patients with NASH is associated with liver damage independent of caloric intake: A prospective pilot study – S.M.B.Duarte – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Study protocol: Antifibrotic and molecular aspects of rifaximin in alcoholic liver disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial – Bjørn Stæhr Madsen – Trials

Gut microbiota characterisation in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery – G. Campisciano – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of sodium fluoride on oral biofilm microbiota and enamel demineralization – Thomas Thurnheer – Archives of Oral Biology

Review: Human Gut Microbiota in Health and Alzheimer’s Disease – Leszek Szablewski –  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Fecal microbiota profile in atopic asthmatic adult patients – A.M. Okba – European annals of allergy and clinical immunology

Cervicovaginal microbiota composition correlates with the acquisition of high-risk human papillomavirus types – Xiaojie Huang – International journal of cancer

Review: Dysbiosis of gut microbiota in promoting the development of colorectal cancer – Shaomin Zou – Gastroenterology Report

In Brief: Microbiome: Principles of microbiota engraftment – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Clearance of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae versus Vancomycin-resistant enterococci carriage after fecal microbiota transplant: a prospective comparative study – Aurélien Dinh – The Journal of Hospital Infection

Alterations of the human gut Methanobrevibacter smithii as a biomarker for inflammatory bowel diseases – Shaghayegh Baradaran Ghavami – Microbial Pathogenesis

Forum: Inadequate Production of H2 by Gut Microbiota and Parkinson Disease – Sergej M.Ostojic – Trends in endocrinology and metabolism

Review: Brain Feeding Circuits after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – Mohammed K.Hankir – Trends in endocrinology and metabolism

Temporal variability of oral microbiota over 10 months and the implications for future epidemiologic studies – Emily Vogtmann – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Review: Psoriatic arthritis: tissue-directed inflammation? – Giacomo Cafaro – Clinical Rheumatology


Animal Microbiome

Intestine farnesoid X receptor agonist and the gut microbiota activate G-protein bile acid receptor-1 signaling to improve metabolism – Preeti Pathak – Hepatology

Primary murine mucosal response during cephalosporin-induced intestinal colonization by Enterococcus faecium – Antoni P. A. Hendrickx – MicrobiologyOpen

Respiratory Disease following Viral Lung Infection Alters the Murine Gut Microbiota – Helen T. Groves – Frontiers in Immunology

Tartary buckwheat protein prevented dyslipidemia in high-fat diet-fed mice associated with gut microbiota changes – Xiao-Li Zhou – Food and chemical toxicology

When Darwin’s Special Difficulty Promotes Diversification in Insects – Frederic Legendre – Systematic Biology

Commensal Microbes Induce Serum IgA Responses that Protect against Polymicrobial Sepsis – Joel R.Wilmore – Cell host and microbe

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor preserves intestinal mucosal barrier function and alters gut microbiota in mice – Chen Li – The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Microbiota-mediated modulation of organophosphate insecticide toxicity by species-dependent lactobacilli interactions in a Drosophila melanogaster insect model – Brendan A. Daisley – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Assessing bacterial community dynamics across the gastrointestinal tract of dairy calves during pre-weaning development – Juliana Dias – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Microbial community dynamics during rearing of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) and its impact on exploitation potential – Jeroen De Smet – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Microbiota promote secretory cell determination in the intestinal epithelium by modulating host Notch signaling – Joshua V. Troll – Development

Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effect of S-allyl-cysteine sulfoxide (alliin) in DIO mice – Baiqiang Zhai – Scientific Reports


Pathogen research

Immunization with intestinal microbiota-derived Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli reduces bacteria-specific recolonization of the intestinal tract – Julio Adrián Garfias-López – Immunology Letters

Salmonella-mediated inflammation eliminates competitors for fructose-asparagine in the gut – Jikang Wu – Infection and immunity

Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection with a small molecule inhibitor of toxin UDP-glucose hydrolysis activity – Ilana L. Stroke – Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

Review: Treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis: a narrative review – Roy J Hopkins – Gastroenterology Report

Review: Pseudomonas syringae: what it takes to be a pathogen – Xiu-Fang Xin – Nature Reviews Microbiology


Food Microbiome

Review: Seafood spoilage microbiota and associated volatile organic compounds at different storage temperatures and packaging conditions – Olumide A.Odeyemi – International journal of food microbiology


Water Microbiome

A closer look at the antibiotic-resistant bacterial community found in urban wastewater treatment systems – Amir H. Tehrani – MicrobiologyOpen



Transitory microbial habitat in the hyperarid Atacama Desert – Dirk Schulze-Makuch – PNAS


Other papers

Microbial diversity in biodeteriorated Greek historical documents dating back to the 19th and 20th century: A case study – Kiriaki Karakasidou – MicrobiologyOpen

A novel affordable reagent for room temperature storage and transport of fecal samples for metagenomic analyses – Mo Han – Microbiome

Identification of a highly active tannase enzyme from the oral pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum – Julen Tomás-Cortázar – Microbial Cell Factories

Effect of Bacillus subtilis C-3102 on loose stools in healthy volunteers – M. Hatanaka – Beneficial Microbes

In situ biomolecule production by bacteria; a synthetic biology approach to medicine – Yensi Flores Bueso – Journal of Controlled Release

February 23, 2018

This Friday: A nice set of papers focused in pathogens such as Salmonella and C. difficile, several papers about soil/root microbiome and more…

Human Microbiome

Review: Skin microbiota and human 3D skin models – Franziska Rademacher – Experimental Dermatology

News and Views: Gut microbiota: Beyond metagenomics, metatranscriptomics illuminates microbiome functionality in IBD – Aonghus Lavelle – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Letter: Concomitant resolution through fecal microbiota transplantation of Clostridium difficile and OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae –  Giovanni Bruno – Infectious Diseases

Oral cholera vaccination promotes homing of IgA+ memory B cells to the large intestine and the respiratory tract – M van Splunter – Mucosal Immunology

Review: Signalling from the periphery to the brain that regulates energy homeostasis – Ki-Suk Kim – Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Research Highlight: Colorectal cancer: Bacterial biofilms and toxins prompt a perfect storm for colon cancer – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Research Highlight: Metabolism: The small intestine — a new player in fructose metabolism – Ivone Leong – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Akkermansia muciniphila-derived extracellular vesicles influence gut permeability through the regulation of tight junctions – Chaithanya Chelakkot – Experimental & Molecular Medicine


Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Effects of a galacto-oligosaccharide-rich diet on fecal microbiota and metabolite profiles in mice – W. Cheng – Food and Function

Impact of oral fidaxomicin administration on the intestinal microbiota and susceptibility to Clostridium difficile colonization in mice – N. J. Ajami – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Interplay between gut microbiota and p66Shc affects obesity-associated insulin resistance – Stefano Ciciliot – The FASEB Journal

CD Obesity-Prone Rats, but not Obesity-Resistant Rats, Robustly Ferment Resistant Starch Without Increased Weight or Fat Accretion – Diana Obanda – Obesity

Dietary live yeast and increased water temperature influence the gut microbiota of rainbow trout – David Huyben – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Remodeling of the Candida glabrata cell wall in the gastrointestinal tract affects the gut microbiota and the immune response – Rogatien Charlet – Scientific Reports

Absence of receptor guanylyl cyclase C enhances ileal damage and reduces cytokine and antimicrobial peptide production during oral Salmonella Typhimurium infection – Shamik Majumdar – Infection and Immunity

Thermal regime and host clade, rather than geography, drive Symbiodinium and bacterial assemblages in the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis sensu lato – Kelly Brener-Raffalli – Microbiome

Chitin Oligosaccharide Modulates Gut Microbiota and Attenuates High-Fat-Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome in Mice – Junping Zheng – Marine Drugs

Targeting the PXR–TLR4 signaling pathway to reduce intestinal inflammation in an experimental model of necrotizing enterocolitis – Kezhen Huang – Pediatric Research

Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effect of S-allyl-cysteine sulfoxide (alliin) in DIO mice – Baiqiang Zhai –  Scientific Reports


Human Pathogens

Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection: current and alternative therapeutic strategies – Fernando Gil – Future Medicine

Emergence of an Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi Clone Harboring a Promiscuous Plasmid Encoding Resistance to Fluoroquinolones and Third-Generation Cephalosporins – Elizabeth J. Klemm – mBio

Metronidazole-Loaded Polyethyleneimine and Chitosan-Based Liquid Crystalline System for Treatment of Staphylococcal Skin Infections – Francesca Damiani Victorelli –  Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology

Cost-Effectiveness of Competing Treatment Strategies for Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review – Phuc Le – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology


Food Microbiome

Antibiotic Resistance Genetic Markers and Integrons in White Soft Cheese: Aspects of Clinical Resistome and Potentiality of Horizontal Gene Transfer –  Ana Caroline L. de Paula – Genes

Effect of the environment microbiota on the flavour of light-flavour Baijiu during spontaneous fermentation – Xiao-Na Pang – Scientific Reports


Plant and Environmental Microbiomes

Pseudomonas rhizophila S211, a New Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium with Potential in Pesticide-Bioremediation – Wafa Hassen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Indigenous Pseudomonas spp. Strains from the Olive (Olea europaea L.) Rhizosphere as Effective Biocontrol Agents against Verticillium dahliae: From the Host Roots to the Bacterial Genomes – Carmen Gómez-Lama Cabanás – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Network hubs in root-associated fungal metacommunities – Hirokazu Toju – BioRxiv

Preprint: Microbial Treatment of Soil Contaminated with Spent engine Oil / Biotreatment of Soil Contaminated with Spent Engine by Microorganisms – Abiodun A. Ayandele – BioRxiv

Bacterial Preferences for Specific Soil Particle Size Fractions Revealed by Community Analyses – Michael Hemkemeyer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Peatland Acidobacteria with a dissimilatory sulfur metabolism – Bela Hausmann – The ISME Journal

Systemic Homeostasis in Metabolome, Ionome, and Microbiome of Wild Yellowfin Goby in Estuarine Ecosystem – Feifei Wei – Scientific Reports


Microbes in General

Review: Ethanolamine Utilization in Bacteria – Karan Gautam Kavala – mBio

Review: The Genome-Scale Integrated Networks in Microorganisms – Tong Hao – Frontiers in Microbiology


January 31, 2018

Today, research in prediabetes microbiome, bacteriophages in urinary microbiota, several reviews and a good number of papers focused in animal microbiome.


Human Microbiome

Review: Influence of functional food components on gut health – Murphy L.Y. Wan – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Gut Microbiota and the Neuroendocrine System – Aitak Farzi – Neurotherapeutics

Laxative effect of repeated Daiokanzoto is attributable to decrease in aquaporin-3 expression in the colon – Risako Kon – Journal of Natural Medicines

Aberrant intestinal microbiota in individuals with prediabetes – Kristine H. Allin – Diabetologia

Perspective: The Potential for Topical Probiotic Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis, a Personal Perspective – Anders U. Cervin – Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology

The third tier in treatment: Attending to the growing connection between gut health and emotional well-being – Joseph Verdino – Health psychology open

Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut microbiome of children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: which strains act as health players? – Valerio Nobili – Archives of medical science

Kynurenic Acid: The Janus-Faced Role of an Immunomodulatory Tryptophan Metabolite and Its Link to Pathological Conditions – Elisa Wirthgen – Frontiers in immunology

Adaptation of commensal proliferating Escherichia coli to the intestinal tract of young children with cystic fibrosis – Susana Matamouros – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Review: Gut as an emerging organ for the treatment of diabetes – Martin Haluzik – The Journal of endocrinology

Bacteriophages Of The Urinary Microbiome – Taylor Miller-Ensminger – Journal of bacteriology

Commensal microbiota modulate gene expression in the skin – Jacquelyn S. Meisel – Microbiome

Host genetic variation and its microbiome interactions within the Human Microbiome Project – Raivo Kolde – Genome medicine


Animal Microbiome

Comparison of Microbial Communities in Swine Manure at Various Temperatures and storage times – Joung-Soo Lim – Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences

Effects of different dietary ratio of metabolizable glucose and metabolizable protein on growth performance, rumen fermentation, blood biochemical indices and ruminal microbiota of 8 to 10-month-old heifers – Jie Sun – Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences

Effects of dietary fiber levels on cecal microbiota composition in geese – Yanpin Li – Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences

Annotation of gut bacterial taxonomic and functional diversity in Spodoptera litura and Spilosoma obliqua – Kiran G. Bapatla – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Variations in diet cause alterations in microbiota and metabolites that follow changes in disease severity in a multiple sclerosis model – J.E. Libbey – Beneficial Microbes

Impact of beneficial bacteria supplementation on the gut microbiota, colony development and productivity of Apis mellifera L. – D. Alberoni – Beneficial Microbes

Gut microbiota modulates type I interferon and antibody-mediated immune responses in chickens infected with influenza virus subtype H9N2 – A. Yitbarek – Beneficial Microbes

Appropriate dose of Lactobacillus buchneri supplement improves intestinal microbiota and prevents diarrhoea in weaning Rex rabbits – Y. Zhou – Beneficial Microbes

The Inner Workings of the Outer Surface: Skin and Gill Microbiota as Indicators of Changing Gut Health in Yellowtail Kingfish – Thibault P. R. A. Legrand – Frontiers in microbiology


Plant/Soil Microbiome

Integrated multi-omic analysis of host-microbiota interactions in acute oak decline – Martin Broberg – Microbiome

Antibiotics Disturb the Microbiome and Increase the Incidence of Resistance Genes in the Gut of a Common Soil Collembolan – Dong Zhu – Environmental science & technology


Environmental Microbiome

Coordinated gene expression between Trichodesmium and its microbiome over day–night cycles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Kyle R Frischkorn – The ISME Journal


General Microbiome

Cross-regulatory circuit between AHR and microbiota – Jian Ji – Current Drug Metabolism

‘Massilimalia timonensis’ sp. nov., a new bacterium species isolated from human faeces after decontamination with alcohol – P. Afouda – New microbes and new infections

Taxonomy of anaerobic digestion microbiome reveals biases associated with the applied high throughput sequencing strategies – Stefano Campanaro – Scientific Reports