August 5, 2018

Have a good sunday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: several reviews focused in clinical aspects of the microbiome, associations between malnutrition and dysbiosis, a study observing the effect of prebiotics on autism spectrum disorders, influence of the microbiome on mouse brain, the impact of storage and DNA extraction on microbiota analysis, and much more!


Human and General Microbiome

Review: The Interaction of the Gut Microbiota with the Mucus Barrier in Health and Disease in Human – Anthony P. Corfield – Microorganisms

Review: Next generation microbiology and cystic fibrosis diagnostics: are we there yet? – Claus Moser – Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

Review: Proton Pump Inhibitors: Risks and Rewards and Emerging Consequences to the Gut Microbiome –  Amandeep Singh – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Review: The Gut Microbiome in Patients with Intestinal Failure: Current Evidence and Implications for Clinical Practice – Esther Neelis – Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Review: The Esophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Brooke Corning – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: Microbiota issue in CKD: how promising are gut-targeted approaches? – Carmela Cosola – Journal of Nephrology

Review: Neuroimmunophysiology of the gut: advances and emerging concepts focusing on the epithelium – Keith A. Sharkey – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Commentary: The Perturbance of Microbiome and Gut-Brain Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Greta Fowlie – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Comment: Causality in dietary interventions-building a case for gut microbiota – Yan Y. Lam – Genome Medicine

Emergent simplicity in microbial community assembly – Joshua E. Goldford – Science

Contraception: Influence on Vaginal Microbiota and Identification of Vaginal Lactobacilli Using MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rDNA Sequencing – Sonia E. Fosch – The Open Microbiology Journal

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis is Associated with Malnutrition and Reduced Plasma Amino Acid Levels: Lessons from Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling – Manish Kumar – Metabolic Engineering

Photobiomodulation of the microbiome: implications for metabolic and inflammatory diseases – Brian Bicknell – Lasers in Medical Science

Roxithromycin regulates intestinal microbiota and alters colonic epithelial gene expression – Cheng Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Whole Cell Cross-Linking to Discover Host-Microbe Protein Cognate Receptor/Ligand Pairs – Bart C. Weimer – Frontiers in Microbiology


Animal Microbiome

The gut microbiota drives the impact of bile acids and fat source in diet on mouse metabolism – Sarah Just – Microbiome

Changes in feeding habits promoted the differentiation of the composition and function of gut microbiotas between domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and gray wolves (Canis lupus) – Tianshu Lyu – AMB Express

The effect of dietary lipid on gut microbiota in a senescence-accelerated prone mouse model (SAMP8) – Kazushi Yamamoto – Biogerontology

Moderate Dietary Protein Restriction Optimized Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Barrier in Growing Pig Model – Xiyue Chen – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Effects of Sub-Chronic MPTP Exposure on Behavioral and Cognitive Performance and the Microbiome of Wild-Type and mGlu8 Knockout Female and Male Mice – Eileen Ruth S. Torres – Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Microbiota influence the development of the brain and behaviors in C57BL/6J mice – Jing Lu – PLoS ONE

Intestinal Microbiota Lipid Metabolism Varies across Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Phylogeographic Divide – Christina C. Yildirimer – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Chronic refined low-fat diet consumption reduces cholecystokinin satiation in rats – Mathilde Guerville – European Journal of Nutrition

The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health and nutrition – Robin B. Guevarra – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology



Combined bacterial and fungal intestinal microbiota analyses: Impact of storage conditions and DNA extraction protocols – Cécile Angebault – PLoS ONE


Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

A prebiotic intervention study in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) – Roberta Grimaldi – Microbiome

Chemical Compositions of Cold-pressed Broccoli, Carrot and Cucumber Seed Flours, and Their in Vitro Gut Microbiota Modulatory, Anti-inflammatory and Free Radical Scavenging Properties – Uyory Choe – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


Pathogen Research

Review: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis – Brian S. Furukawa – Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine


July 28, 2018

Have a good weekend! For this Saturday, we have more than 60 articles! 

Including: A set of reviews about mother, delivery and neonate microbiome; relationship between microbiome and cancer and Alzheimer; microbiome in primate models, reviews about pathogens and more…


Human and General Microbiome

Review: Gut Mycobiota and Fungal Metabolites in Human Homeostasis – Izabella Mogilnicka – Current Drug Targets

Review: Dietary Protein and Muscle in Aging People: The Potential Role of the Gut Microbiome – Mary Ni Lochlainn – Nutrients

Review: The interplay between neutrophils and microbiota in cancer – Carolyne K. Smith – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Review: Flux, Impact, and Fate of Halogenated Xenobiotic Compounds in the Gut – Siavash Atashgahi – Frontiers in Physiology

Review: Akkermansia muciniphila in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract: When, Where, and How? – Sharon Y. Geerlings – Microorganisms

Review: Considering gut microbiota disturbance in the management of Helicobacter pylori infection – Loris R. Lopetuso – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Microbiome Analyses for Toxicological Studies – Jacquelynn Benjamino – Current Protocols in Toxicology

Editorial: Caesarean-Section and Neonatal Gut Microbiome: Short and Long Term Effects and New Targets for Early Prevention – Giannattasio A. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: C-section and the Neonatal Gut Microbiome Acquisition: Consequences for Future Health – Arboleya S. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Birth Mode-Related Differences in Gut Microbiota Colonization and Immune System Development – Francino M.P.  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Intervention for Dysbiosis in Children Born by C-Section – Francavilla R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy Japanese Infants and Young Adults Born by C-Section – Nagpal R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Dysbiosis in Children Born by Caesarean Section – Salas Garcia M.C. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism


Human Gut

Association between Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral and Gut Microbiota: Are Pore Forming Proteins the Missing Link? – Aguayo, Sebastian –  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Gut microbiome analysis as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for early hepatocellular carcinoma – Zhigang Ren – Gut

A Multi-omic Association Study of Trimethylamine N-Oxide – Ohad Manor – Cell Reports

Gut Bacterial Microbiota and its Resistome Rapidly Recover to Basal State Levels after Short-term Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid Treatment in Healthy Adults – Chad W. MacPherson – Scientific Reports

Cost-effectiveness analysis of ribotype-guided fecal microbiota transplantation in Chinese patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection – Minghuan Jiang – PLoS ONE

Microbiota Quality and Mitochondrial Activity Link with Occurrence of Muscle Cramps in Hemodialysis Patients using Citrate Dialysate: A Pilot Study – Durand P.-Y. – Blood Purification

Gut microbiota, dietary intakes and intestinal permeability reflected by serum zonulin in women – S. Mörkl – European Journal of Nutrition

Analysis of the Enteric Microbiome: First Tentative Steps Towards a Comprehensive Work-up of Prostate Cancer? – Ilaria Cavarretta – European Urology


Human Respiratory Tract

Respiratory Microbiome Profiling for Etiologic Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients – Georgios D. Kitsios – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oropharyngeal microbiome evaluation highlights Neisseria abundance in active celiac patients – Laura Iaffaldano – Scientific Reports


Newborn and Mother Microbiome

Maternal antimicrobial use at delivery has a stronger impact than mode of delivery on bifidobacterial colonization in infants: a pilot study – Naruaki Imoto – Journal of Perinatology


Human Urinary/Reproductive Tract

Endocervical and vaginal microbiota in South African adolescents with asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infection – Christina Balle – Scientific Reports

Introduction: Microbes in the female reproductive function, do they matter? – Carlos Simon – Fertility and Sterility


Human Skin

Relations between epidermal barrier dysregulation and staphylococci-dominated microbiome dysbiosis in atopic dermatitis – Can Altunbulakli – Atopic Dermatitis Research


Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, and Health in A Novel Nonhuman Primate Model – Jonathan B. Clayton – Scientific Reports

Diarrhea-Associated Intestinal Microbiota in Captive Sichuan Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) – Hui Zhu – Microbes and Environments

An orally administered oral pathobiont and commensal have comparable and innocuous systemic effects in germ-free mice – Keisuke Sato – Journal of Periodontal Disease

Effects of dietary tryptophan supplementation in the acetic acid-induced colitis mouse model – Shuai Chen – Food and Nutrition

Early-life stress leads to sex-dependent changes in pubertal timing in rats that are reversed by a probiotic formulation – Caitlin S. M. Cowan – Developmental Psychobiology

A Comparative Study on the Faecal Bacterial Community and Potential Zoonotic Bacteria of Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in Northeast Greenland, Northwest Greenland and Norway – Emilie U. Andersen-Ranberg – Microorganisms

Gut microbiota influences Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by regulating acetate in Drosophila model – Yan Kong – Future Microbiology

Elevated Seawater Temperatures Decrease Microbial Diversity in the Gut of Mytilus coruscus – Yi-Feng Li – Frontiers in Physiology

Microbiome-metabolomics Analysis of the Impacts of Long-term Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products Consumption on the C57BL/6 Mouse Fecal Microbiota and Metabolite Perturbation – Wanting Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Papio spp. Colon microbiome and its link to obesity in pregnancy – XuanJi Li – Journal of Medical Primatology

Combination of Aronia, Red Ginseng, Shiitake Mushroom and Nattokinase Potentiated Insulin Secretion and Reduced Insulin Resistance with Improving Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis in Insulin Deficient Type 2 Diabetic Rats – Hye Jeong Yang – Nutrients

Short and long-term effects of a synbiotic on clinical signs, the fecal microbiome, and metabolomic profiles in healthy research cats receiving clindamycin: a randomized, controlled trial – Jacqueline C. Whittemore​ – PeerJ

Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY04 exhibits a strain-specific property of lowering TMAO via the modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Liang Qiu – Food and Function

Diet induced maternal obesity affects offspring gut microbiota and persists into young adulthood – Yanjie Guo – Food and Function

Antibiotic-induced acceleration of type 1 diabetes alters maturation of innate intestinal immunity – Xue-Song Zhang – eLife

Clostridium butyricum Attenuates Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress-Induced Depressive-Like Behavior in Mice via the Gut-Brain Axis – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


Food Microbiome

Analysis of Fish Commonly Sold in Local Supermarkets Reveals the Presence of Pathogenic and Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Communities – Ama Okyere – Microbiology Insights

Short communication: Profiling white wine seed vinegar bacterial diversity through viable counting, metagenomic sequencing and PCR-DGGE – Vesna Milanović – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Acyl-homoserine-lactones receptor LuxR of Shewanella baltica involved in the development of microbiota and spoilage of refrigerated shrimp – Jinxin Jie – Journal of Food Science and Technology


Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Probiotics against airway allergy: host factors to consider – Irina Spacova – Disease Model and Mechanisms

Abundance of gut Prevotella at baseline and metabolic response to barley prebiotics – Jonna Sandberg – European Journal of Nutrition

Letter: Effect of Metformin or Chinese Herbal Formula in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia: A Reassessment – Venu Gopal Jonnalagadda – mBio

Coreopsis Tinctoria Modulates Lipid Metabolism by Decreasing Low-Density Lipoprotein and Improving Gut Microbiota – Ren Z. – Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry


Pathogen Research

Review: Recent insights into Shigella – Stephen Baker – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

Review: Cholera: recent updates – Ana A. Weil – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases


Soil and Plant Microbiome

Microbial community assembly differs across minerals in a rhizosphere microcosm – Thea Whitman – Environmental Microbiology

Bipartite interactions, antibiotic production and biosynthetic potential of the Arabidopsis leaf microbiome – Eric J. N. Helfrich – Nature Microbiology

Vineyard under-vine floor management alters soil microbial composition, while the fruit microbiome shows no corresponding shifts – Ming-Yi Chou – Scientific Reports



Methodology: A two-stage microbial association mapping framework with advanced FDR control – Jiyuan Hu – Microbiome

A Comprehensive Study on Predicting Functional Role of Metagenomes Using Machine Learning Methods – Jyotsna Talreja Wassan – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Generalized Linear Models with Linear Constraints for Microbiome Compositional Data – Jiarui Lu – Biometrics

Analyzing differences between microbiome communities using mixture distributions – Konstantin Shestopaloff – Statistics in Medicine

Pathomimetic modeling of human intestinal diseases and underlying host-gut microbiome interactions in a gut-on-a-chip – Woojung Shin – Methods in Cell Biology



A year of monitoring 20 mesophilic full-scale bioreactors reveals the existence of stable but different core microbiomes in bio-waste and wastewater anaerobic digestion systems – Magdalena Calusinska – Biotechnology for Biofuels


July 21, 2018

Have a good weekend! Today we have a very interesting list of reviews about different aspects of the microbiome. We have also: the effects of edible crickets on microbiota, steatosis in mice induced by obese human microbiota, the effect of probiotics on patients with fibromyalgia, food chemicals and human microbiota and more…  


Human and General Microbiome

Review: Host-Gut Microbiota Crosstalk in Intestinal Adaptation – Justine Marchix – CMGH

Review: The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis – Clair R. Martin – CMGH

Brief Report: A Gut Feeling: A Hypothesis of the Role of the Microbiome in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders – Xue Ming – Child Neurology Open

Preview: Intestinal Tolerance, with a Little Help from Our Microbial Friends – Hélène Descamps – Immunity

Review: Re-framing the theory of autoimmunity in the era of the microbiome: persistent pathogens, autoantibodies, and molecular mimicry – Amy D Proal – Discovery Medicine

Review: The gut microbiota in neuropsychiatric disorders – Marta Grochowska – Acta Neurobiologiciae Expermentalis

Review: Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Immunity in the Neonate – Majda Dzidic – Medical Sciences

Food Chemicals Disrupt Human Gut Microbiota Activity And Impact Intestinal Homeostasis As Revealed By In Vitro Systems – Clémence Defois – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Delivery of the gut microbiome – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Microbiota-Host Crosstalk: A Bridge Between Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Diet, and Cardiovascular Disease – Jacques Amar – American Journal of Hypertension

Metaproteomics reveals associations between microbiome and intestinal extracellular vesicle proteins in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease – Xu Zhang – Nature Communications


Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Non-canonicaly recruited TCRαβCD8αα IELs recognize microbial antigens – Lukasz Wojciech – Scientific Reports

Bilophila wadsworthia aggravates high fat diet induced metabolic dysfunctions in mice – Jane M. Natividad – Nature Communications

Beneficial Impact and Molecular Mechanism of Bacillus coagulans on Piglets’ Intestine – Tao Wu – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Collaborating genomic, transcriptomic and microbiomic alterations lead to canine extreme intestinal polyposis – Jin Wang – Oncotarget

Effects of Intravenous Infusion With Sodium Butyrate on Colonic Microbiota, Intestinal Development- and Mucosal Immune-Related Gene Expression in Normal Growing Pigs – Xue Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome Composition in Both Wild-Type and Disease Model Mice Is Heavily Influenced by Mouse Facility – Kristopher D. Parker – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetically Obese Human Gut Microbiota Induces Liver Steatosis in Germ-Free Mice Fed on Normal Diet – Ruirui Wang  – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Community Composition Reveals Spatial Variation and Distinctive Core Microbiome of the Weaver Ant Oecophylla smaragdina in Malaysia – Kah-Ooi Chua – Scientific Reports

Antibiotic-induced microbiome depletion alters metabolic homeostasis by affecting gut signaling and colonic metabolism – Amir Zarrinpar –  Nature Communications


Food Microbiome

Analysis of microbiota on lettuce (Lactuca sativa) cultivated in South Korea to identify foodborne pathogens – Yeon-Cheol – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of chlorine dioxide disinfection of irrigation water on the epiphytic bacterial community of baby spinach and underlying soil – Pilar Truchado – PLoS One


Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Perspective: Green and black tea phenolics – Bioavailability, transformation by colonic microbiota, and modulation of colonic microbiota – Zhibin Liu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Therapeutic effects of probiotics on neurotoxicity induced by clindamycin and propionic acid in juvenile hamsters – Nora Al-Orf – Metabolic Brain Disease

Impact of Edible Cricket Consumption on Gut Microbiota in Healthy Adults, a Double-blind, Randomized Crossover Trial – Valerie J. Stull – Scientific Reports

Nisin, a potent bacteriocin and anti-bacterial peptide, attenuates expression of metastatic genes in colorectal cancer cell lines – Zohreh Norouzi – Microbial Pathogenesis

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Explore Cognitive and Emotional Effects of Probiotics in Fibromyalgia – Pablo Roman – Scientific Reports

Fiber Supplements Derived From Sugarcane Stem, Wheat Dextrin and Psyllium Husk Have Different In Vitro Effects on the Human Gut Microbiota – Hasinika K. A. H. Gamage –  Frontiers in Microbiology


Environmental Microbiology

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li – Science of The Total Environment

Breeding for soil-borne pathogen resistance impacts active rhizosphere microbiome of common bean – Lucas William Mendes – The ISME Journal


Pathogen Research

Exopolysaccharide protects Vibrio cholerae from exogenous attacks by the type 6 secretion system – Jonida Toska – PNAS

The Synergistic Effect of Exogenous Glutamine and Rifampicin Against Mycobacterium Persisters – Xue Huang – Frontiers in Microbiology



Preprint: MetaMaps – Strain-level metagenomic assignment and compositional estimation for long reads – Alexander Dilthey – BioRxiv


June 21, 2018

Have a good Thursday! Today: Gut microbiome and brain injury, position statement from the European STI Guidelines Editorial Board about microbial pathogen testing, age-dependent patterns in obesity, bats microbiome changes by diet,  analysis of primate microbiome changes by different diets, and more…


Human and General Microbiome

Review: A Review of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Gut Microbiome: Insights into Novel Mechanisms of Secondary Brain Injury and Promising Targets for Neuroprotection –  Caroline S. Zhu – Brain Sciences

Review: Should we be testing for urogenital Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma parvum and U. urealyticum in men and women? – a Position Statement from the European STI Guidelines Editorial Board –  P Horner – JEADV

Preview: What Came First: The Microbiota or the Tr(egg) Cells? – Tal Gefen – Immunity

Colorectal cancer mutational profiles correlate with defined microbial communities in the tumor microenvironment – Michael B. Burns – PLoS Genetics

Microbiome and Bile Acid Profiles in Duodenal Aspirates from Cirrhotics: The Microbiome, Microbial Markers and Liver Disease Study – Jonathan P. Jacobs – Hepatology Research

Phospholipase A2 of Microbiota as Pathogenetic Determinant to Induce Inflammatory States in Ulcerative Colitis: Therapeutic Implications of Phospholipase A2 Inhibitors – Stremmel W – Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases

Gut Microbiota Markers in Obese Adolescent and Adult Patients: Age-Dependent Differential Patterns – Federica Del Chierico – Frontiers in Microbiology

In Vitro Modeling of Bile Acid Processing by the Human Fecal Microbiota – Glynn Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Leishmania, microbiota and sand fly immunity – Erich Loza Telleria – Parasitology


Animal Microbiome

Intestinal microbial and metabolic profiling of mice fed with high-glucose and high-fructose diets – João C.P. Silva – Journal of Proteome Research

Protective Effects of Salvianolic Acid A against Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Acute Colitis in Rats – Kai Wang – Nutrients

Changes in bacterial diversity and composition in the faeces and colon of weaned piglets after feeding fermented soybean meal –  Jia-jia Zhu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Fecal Bacteriome and Mycobiome in Bats with Diverse Diets in South China – Juan Li – Current Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Composition in Non-human Primates Consuming a Western or Mediterranean Diet – Ravinder Nagpal – Frontiers in Nutrition

Dietary Deoxynivalenol Contamination and Oral Lipopolysaccharide Challenge Alters the Cecal Microbiota of Broiler Chickens – Annegret Lucke – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome niche modification drives diurnal rumen community assembly, overpowering individual variability and diet effects – Yoav Shaani – The ISME Journal

Metabolomic signatures distinguish the impact of formula carbohydrates on disease outcome in a preterm piglet model of NEC – Lee Call – Microbiome


Environmental Microbiome

Dissecting Community Structure in Wild Blueberry Root and Soil Microbiome – Svetlana N. Yurgel – Frontiers in Microbiology


Plant Microbiome

Review: Belowground Microbiota and the Health of Tree Crops – Jesús Mercado-Blanco – Frontiers in Microbiology


Other papers

Aspergillus fumigatus Inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Co-culture: Implications of a Mutually Antagonistic Relationship on Virulence and Inflammation in the CF Airway – Emma Reece – Frontiers in Microbiology

Absolute quantitation of microbiota abundance in environmental samples – Andrzej Tkacz – Microbiome

June 18, 2018

Have a good Monday! Today in Microbiome Digest: reviews about the relationship between microbiome and brain function, vaccine response and dermatology. Studies about psoriasis and the gut microbiology, the effect of osmotic changes on the gut microbiota, protocols for oral microbiota profiling in lab classes, the role of indole in gut inflammation and more…

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Bile acids and FXR in functional gastrointestinal disorders – Paula Mosińska – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: The Microbiome in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience – Amar Sarkar – Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Review: The influence of the intestinal microbiome on vaccine responses – Petra Zimmermann – Vaccine

Review: Close Encounters of Three Kinds: Bacteriophages, Commensal Bacteria, and Host Immunity – Eric C. Keen – Trends in Microbiology

The microbiome in dermatology – Shenara Musthaq – Clinics in Dermatology

Is psoriasis a bowel disease? Successful treatment with bile acids and bioflavonoids suggests it is – P. Haines Ely – Clinics in Dermatology

Microbial markers in colorectal cancer detection and/or prognosis – Romain Villéger – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Neurotransmitter modulation by the gut microbiota – Philip Strandwitz – Brain Research

Intestinal microbiota assessment in cirrhotic patients from a Mexican mestizo population – C. Pérez-Monter – Revista de Gastroenterología de México (Article in Spanish)

Profiling the Urinary Microbiota in Male Patients With Bladder Cancer in China – Peng Wu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Analysis of human C24 bile acids metabolome in serum and urine based on enzyme digestion of conjugated bile acids and LC-MS determination of unconjugated bile acids – Pingping Zhu – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Tobacco-smoking-related prevalence of methanogens in the oral fluid microbiota – Ghiles Grine – Scientific Reports

Effect of rectal douching/enema on rectal gonorrhoea and chlamydia among a cohort of men who have sex with men on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis – Adiba Hassan – Sexually Transmitted Infections

Effect of administration of a probiotic preparation on gut microbiota and immune response in healthy women in India: an open-label, single-arm pilot study – Ankita Singh – BMC Gastroenterology

The urinary microbiome in women with mixed urinary incontinence compared to similarly aged controls – Yuko M. Komesu – International Urogynecology Journal

The influence of in vitro pectin fermentation on the human fecal microbiome – So-Jung Bang – AMB Express

Host genetics and microbiome associations through the lens of genome wide association studies – Omer Weissbrod – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Cutibacterium acnes and the shoulder microbiome – Boyang Qiu – Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Transient Osmotic Perturbation Causes Long-Term Alteration to the Gut Microbiota – Carolina Tropini – Cell

Probiotics L. acidophilus and B. clausii Modulate Gut Microbiota in Th1- and Th2-Biased Mice to Ameliorate Salmonella Typhimurium-Induced Diarrhea – Biswaranjan Pradhan – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Altered microRNA regulation of short chain fatty acid receptors in the hypertensive kidney is normalized with hydrogen sulfide supplementation – Gregory J. Weber – Pharmacological Research

The effect of antibiotics on social aversion following early life inflammation – Amanda C. Kentner – Physiology & Behavior

Analysis of the Gut Microbial Diversity of Dairy Cows During Peak Lactation by PacBio Single-Molecule Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing – Weicheng Li – Current Microbiology

Diet Modifies Colonic Microbiota and CD4+ T Cell Repertoire to Induce Flares of Colitis in Mice With Myeloid-cell Expression of Interleukin 23 – Lili Chen – Gastroenterology

Chronic exposure to fungicide propamocarb induces bile acid metabolic disorder and increases trimethylamine in C57BL/6J mice – Sisheng Wu – Science of The Total Environment

Distribution of Salmonella Enteritidis in internal organs and variation of cecum microbiota in chicken after oral challenge – Jinxin Zeng – Microbial Pathogenesis

The comparative genomics of Bifidobacterium callitrichos reflects dietary carbohydrate utilization within the common marmoset gut – Korin Albert – Microbial Genomics

The gut microbiota metabolite indole alleviates liver inflammation in mice – Martin Beaumont – The FASEB Journal

Alpha-Ketoglutarate in Low-Protein Diets for Growing Pigs: Effects on Cecal Microbial Communities and Parameters of Microbial Metabolism – Jiashun Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Berberine Regulates Treg/Th17 Balance to Treat Ulcerative Colitis Through Modulating the Gut Microbiota in the Colon

Screening of multimeric β-xylosidases from the gut microbiome of a higher termite, Globitermes brachycerastes – Huantian Cui – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Impact of Gut Microbiota and Diet on the Development of Atherosclerosis in Apoe-/- Mice – Annika Lindskog Jonsson – Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

Saturated long-chain fatty acid-producing bacteria contribute to enhanced colonic motility in rats – Ling Zhao – Microbiome

News in Brief: Antibiotics Protect Against Liver Tumors in Mice in Cancer Discovery


Water Microbiome

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen – Bioresource Technology


Protocols and Methodologies

Simple Protocol for Molecular Fingerprinting of Human Oral Microbiota Samples in Lab Classes – Ana C. Henriques – Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

Sample tracking in microbiome community profiling assays using synthetic 16S rRNA gene spike-in controls – Dieter M. Tourlousse – Scientific Reports

Taxonomy-aware feature engineering for microbiome classification – Mai Oudah – BMC Bioinformatics


June 12, 2018

Gut and General Microbiome

Screening for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Cohort Study Using Transient Elastography – Chiara Saroli Palumbo – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: A critical appraisal of advances in the diagnosis of diverticular disease – Antonio Tursi – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology  

Antimicrobial-Induced Cytopenia and Bone Marrow Hypocellularity in Patients with Cirrhosis – Anupama Patil – Bone Marrow Research

Colonic Mucosal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer: A Single-Center Metagenomic Study in Saudi Arabia – Ahmed O. Alomair – Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Connecting homocysteine and obesity through pyroptosis, gut microbiome, epigenetics, peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor γ (PPARγ) and zinc finger protein 407 (Zfp407) – Anwesha Laha – Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Review: Sexual dimorphism of cardiometabolic dysfunction: Gut microbiome in the play? – Tzu-Wen L. Cross – Molecular Metabolism

Individuality and convergence of the infant gut microbiota during the first year of life – Eric J. de Muinck – Nature Communications

Reconstruction of the bifidobacterial pan-secretome reveals the network of extracellular interactions between bifidobacteria and the infant gutGabriele Andrea Lugli – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Commentary: Beyond Oxalobacter: the gut microbiota and kidney stone formation – Gwen Falony – Gut

Nutritional modulation of the intestinal microbiota: future opportunities for the prevention and treatment of neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory disease – Vincent C.Lombardi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry


Reproductive and Urinary Tract Microbiome

Review: Implantation failure of endometrial origin: what is new? –  Jose Bellver – Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Detecting viral genomes in the female urinary microbiome – Andrea Garretto – Journal of General Virology

Commentary: Regional Caesarean Delivery Practices, the Maternal-Infant Microbiome, and Risk for Asthma – Rebecca Entz – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada


Skin Microbiome

Insights into the skin microbiome dynamics of leprosy patients during multi-drug therapy and in healthy individuals from Brazil – Paulo E. S. Silva – Scientific Reports

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood – Scientific Reports


Oral and Respiratory Microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise Tornavoide Castro – Archives of Oral Biology

Bacterial biogeography of adult airways in atopic asthma – Juliana Durack – Microbiome

Review: Adenotonsillar microbiome: an update – James Jordan Johnston – Postgraduate Medical Journal


Animal Microbiome

The canine gut microbiome is associated with higher risk of gastric dilatation-volvulus and high risk genetic variants of the immune system – Meredith A. J. Hullar – PLOS ONE

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Deficiency of BrpA in Streptococcus mutans Reduces Virulence in Rat Caries Model – Zezhang T. Wen – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Huddling remodels gut microbiota to reduce energy requirements in a small mammal species during cold exposure – Xue-Ying Zhang – Microbiome

Abnormal gut microbiota composition contributes to cognitive dysfunction in SAMP8 mice – Gaofeng Zhan – Aging

The role of regulator FucP in Edwardsiella tarda pathogenesis and the inflammatory cytokine response in tilapia – Jiayan Wu – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Malassezia pachydermatis from animals: Planktonic and biofilm antifungal susceptibility and its virulence arsenal – Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante – Veterinary Microbiology


Beneficial Microbes

Oral administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum TMC3115 to neonatal mice may alleviate IgE-mediated allergic risk in adulthood – R.Y. Cheng – Beneficial Microbes

Three-Month Feeding Integration With Bifidobacterium Strains Prevents Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Healthy Newborns – Irene Aloisio – Frontiers in Nutrition


Bioinformatics and Genomics

Review: Interrogating the microbiome: experimental and computational considerations in support of study reproducibility – Carine Poussin – Drug Discovery Today

CowPI: A Rumen Microbiome Focussed Version of the PICRUSt Functional Inference Software – Toby J. Wilkinson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Benchmark Evaluation of True Single Molecular Sequencing to Determine Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbiome Diversity – Andrea Hahn – Frontiers in Microbiology

Next-Generation Machine Learning for Biological Networks – Diogo M. Camacho – Cell


May 16, 2018

Today we have a interesting set of reviews. In addtion: research about virome in infants, microbiome changes in Alzheimer’s disease and changes in neonate and maternal microbiome under gestational diabetes. We have also the report of the Oral Microbiome Bank of China and some papers about invertebrate microbiome.  


Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiome-Immune Interactions and Liver Disease – James H. Tabibian –  Clinical Liver Disease

Review: Microbial Metabolism in the Mammalian Gut: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications – Anne Hall – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Starch Tolerance and the Short Bowel – Jan de Laffolie – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Microbial Fermentation of Starch: Its Impact on the Range of Acceptable Carbohydrate Intake – Satish C. Kalhan – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories – K. L. Stanhope – Obesity Reviews

Review: On the potential role of intestinal microbial community in hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis B – Ashraf Mohamadkhani – Cancer Medicine

Review: The gut microbiota and the brain-gut-kidney axis in hypertension and chronic kidney disease – Tao Yang – Nature Reviews Nephrology

Review: Epithelial Barrier Dysfunctions in Atopic Dermatitis: A Skin-Gut-Lung Model Linking Microbiome Alteration and Immune Dysregulation – T.H. Zhu – British Journal of Dermatology

Review: Association between Fusobacterium nucleatum and colorectal cancer: Progress and future directions – Sheng Zhang – Journal of Cancer

Viromes of one year old infants reveal the impact of birth mode on microbiome diversity – Angela McCann​ – PeerJ

Dysbiosis of maternal and neonatal microbiota associated with gestational diabetes mellitus – Jinfeng Wang – Gut

Analysis of Gut Microbiome and Diet Modification in Patients with Crohn’s Disease – Sumathi Sankaran Walters – SOJ Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut Microbiome is Altered in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease – Zhuang, Zhen-Qian – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Oral Microbiome Bank of China – Peng Xian – International Journal of Oral Science


Animal Microbiome

Microbiota modification by probiotic supplementation reduces colitis associated colon cancer in mice – Maria Carolina S Mendes – World Journal of Gastroenterology

A cytokine network involving IL-36γ, IL-23, and IL-22 promotes antimicrobial defense and recovery from intestinal barrier damage – Vu L. Ngo – PNAS

Biodegradation of polyethylene and plastic mixtures in mealworms (larvae of Tenebrio molitor) and effects on the gut microbiome – Anja Malawi Brandon – Environmental Science and Technology

Supplementation with organic acids showing different effects on growth performance, gut morphology and microbiota of weaned pigs fed with highly or less digestible diets – S. Li – Journal of Animal Science

Metagenomics Analysis of Gut Microbiota in a High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Mouse Model Fed with (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-O-(3-O-Methyl) Gallate (EGCG3”Me) – Xin Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Low bacterial community diversity in two introduced aphid pests revealed with 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing – Francisca Zepeda-Paulo​ – PeerJ

Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology: the heritable microbial endosymbionts – Anne Duplouy – PeerJ

The influence of diet and environment on the gut microbial community of field crickets – Soon Hwee Ng – Ecology and Evolution

Changes in intestinal microbiota across an altitudinal gradient in the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii – Wenya Zhang – Ecology and Evolution


Food Microbiome

The changes of dominant lactic acid bacteria and their metabolites during corn stover ensiling – Zhenshang Xu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Characterization of the Microbiota in Air- or Vacuum-Packed Crisp Grass Carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella C. et V.) Fillets by 16S rRNA PCR-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and High-Throughput Sequencing – Ziqiang Pan – Journal of Food Protection

Succession of bacterial microbiota in tilapia fillets at 4 °C and in situ investigation of spoilers – Shan Duan – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology



Preprint: Measures of reproducibility in sampling and laboratory processing methods in high-throughput microbiome analysisPatricia Vera-Wolf (and featuring our Microbiome Digest founder, Elisabeth Bik)BioRxiv

Benchmarking taxonomic assignments based on 16S rRNA gene profiling of the microbiota from commonly sampled environments – Alexandre Almeida – GigaScience

Uncovering the drivers of host-associated microbiota with joint species distribution modeling – Johannes R. Björk – Molecular Ecology


Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Vitamin D in inflammatory bowel disease: more than just a supplement – John Gubatan – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Review: Bleach for Atopic Dermatitis – Melody Maarouf – Dermatitis

Simultaneous Amelioratation of Colitis and Liver Injury in Mice by Bifidobacterium longum LC67 and Lactobacillus plantarum LC27 – Se-Eun Jang – Scientific Reports



Cross-specificity of protective human antibodies against Klebsiella pneumoniae LPS O-antigen – Tim Rollenske – Nature Immunology


Environmental Microbiome (including Built environments)

Responses of stream microbes to multiple anthropogenic stressors in a mesocosm study – Julia K.Nuy – Science of The Total Environment

Fine grained compositional analysis of Port Everglades Inlet microbiome using high throughput DNA sequencing – Lauren O’Connell​​ – PeerJ


Antimicrobial Resistance

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance and Millennium Development Goals: Resolving the Challenges through One Health – G. V. Asokan – Central Asian Journal of Global Health



Discovery and characterization of a prevalent human gut bacterial enzyme sufficient for the inactivation of a family of plant toxins – Nitzan Koppel – eLife

The Interaction of Anti-diabetic α-Glucosidase Inhibitors and Gut Bacteria α-Glucosidase – Kemin Tan – Protein Science