April 15, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest covers reviews on different aspects of human microbiome, interesting articles about effects of early life treatments in rodents and news updates on market prediction of microbiome sequencing and therapeutics.

General microbiome

Current understanding of the human microbiome – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Communications

The Importance of the Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review – Josianne C. H. B. M. Luijten – Obesity surgery

A potential role for the gut microbiome in substance use disorders – Katherine R. Meckel – Psychopharmacology

The power of small changes: Comprehensive analyses of microbial dysbiosis in breast cancer – Sheetal Parida -Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

The lung microbiome and transplantation –  Alicia B. Mitchell – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Human gut microbiome

Encrustations on ureteral stents from patients without urinary tract infection reveal distinct urotypes and a low bacterial load – Matthias T. Buhmann – Microbiome

Overuse of anti‐anaerobic drug is associated with poor post‐chemotherapy prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – Noriho Lida – International Journal of Cancer

Antibiotic-induced shifts in fecal microbiota density and composition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Sejal Morjaria – BioRxiv

Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit – AJH Cremers – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Early life stress induces type 2 diabetes-like features in ageing mice – Hanna Ilchmann-Diounou – Brain, Behavior and Immunity

Early-life vancomycin treatment promotes airway inflammation and impairs microbiome homeostasis – Xin Yang – Aging

Early-life stress, microbiota, and brain development: probiotics reverse the effects of maternal separation on neural circuits underpinning fear expression and extinction in infant rats – Caitlin S.M. Cowan – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Commensal Escherichia coli aggravates acute necrotizing pancreatitis through targeting intestinal epithelial cells – Junyuan Zheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Host-Microbiome Synergistic Control on Sphingolipid Metabolism by Mechanotransduction in Model Arthritis – Xiaoyuan Zhou – Biomolecules

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Bacterial community diversity associated with the severity of bacterial wilt disease in tomato fields in south-east China – Xuefang Zheng – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bacterial disease induced changes in fungal communities of olive tree twigs depend on host genotype – Teresa Gomes – Scientific Reports

Co‐inoculation of Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas putida at different development stages acts as a biostimulant to promote growth, yield and nutrient uptake of tomato – Yanhui He – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Extant microbial communities in the partially desiccated Rincon de Parangueo maar crater lake in Mexico – Janet Sánchez-Sánchez – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Novosphingobium meiothermophilum sp. nov., isolated from a hot spring – Wen-Dong Xian – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Built Environment

Impacts of Indoor Surface Finishes on Bacterial Viability – Jinglin Hu – Indoor air

Probiotics

Probiotics: If It Does Not Help It Does Not Do Any Harm. Really? – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Yen-Wenn Liu – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

Global Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Outlook 2019-2024: ENTEROME Bioscience, Rebiotix, Seres Therapeutics – NewsPrimo

Caesarean babies slower to acquire ‘good’ gut bacteria: study – PanArmenian Net

Mode of delivery has substantial impact on infants’ health – Business Standard

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later – Doctors Lounge

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023) – Redfield Report

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald

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March 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes spider endosymbionts, microbes shared between family members, and the effects of plastic on the microbiome of compost. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks – Brito – Nature Microbiology

Diversity-disease relationships and shared species analyses for human microbiome-associated diseases – Ma – ISME

Dispersal homogenizes communities via immigration even at low rates in a simplified synthetic bacterial metacommunity – Fodelianakis – Nature Communications

Preprint: Exploring the archaeome: detection of archaeal signatures in the human body – Pausan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Sucrose 6F-phosphate phosphorylase: a novel insight in the human gut microbiome – Tauzin – Microbial Genomics

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin – Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Effects of phycocyanin in modulating the intestinal microbiota of mice – Xie – MicrobiologyOpen

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Endosymbiotic bacteria are prevalent and diverse in agricultural spiders – White – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Litter Quality Modulates Effects of Dissolved Nitrogen on Leaf Decomposition by Stream Microbial Communities – Jabiol – Microbial Ecology

Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities – Morrow – Applied Soil Ecology

Characterizing differences in microbial community composition and function between Fusarium wilt diseased and healthy soils under watermelon cultivation – Wang – Plant and Soil

Meta-analysis shows positive effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and respiration – Chen – Nature Communications

Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and the associated herbicide application on rhizospheric bacterial communities – Tang – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Structure and Diversity of Soil Bacterial Communities in Offshore Islands – Lin – Scientific Reports

The effect of environment on the microbiome associated with the roots of a native woody plant under different climate types in China – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Variation in rhizosphere priming and microbial growth and carbon use efficiency caused by wheat genotypes and temperatures – Yin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Using a soil bacterial species balance index to estimate potato crop productivity – Jeanne – PLoS One

Limited effect of planting transgenic rice on the soil microbiome studied by continuous 13CO2 labeling combined with high-throughput sequencing – Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome – Ramirez – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Environmental filtering determines family-level structure of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in subsurface marine sediments – Marshall – ISME

Built environment

Exploring the long-term effect of plastic on compost microbiome – Esan – PLoS One

An integrated microbiological and electrochemical approach to determine distributions of Fe metabolism in acid mine drainage-induced “iron mound” sediments – Leitholf – PLoS One

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Ansari – PLoS One

Review: Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Techniques

Robust sampling and preservation of DNA for microbial community profiling in field experiments – Groenenboom – BMC Research Notes

March 21, 2019

Happy Spring! Today’s Digest features a megaphylogeny of mushrooms, new papers about the respiratory microbiome, fecal microbiome and metatranscriptomic analysis from nonhuman primates, and the microbial ecology of snow. Bonus: a pick about the first woman to win the Abel Prize.

General Microbiome
Megaphylogeny resolves global patterns of mushroom evolution – Torda Varga – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Fate of CMY-2-encoding plasmids introduced into the human fecal microbiota by exogenous Escherichia coli – Mehreen Anjum – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Review: The impact of indigenous microbes on Parkinson’s disease – Timothy Sampson – Neurobiology of Disease

Pregnancy and Early Life
Michigan cohorts to determine associations of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index with pregnancy and infant gastrointestinal microbial communities: Late pregnancy and early infancy – Kameron Y. Sugino – PLOS One

Human Respiratory Microbiome
Bacterial and viral respiratory tract microbiota and host characteristics in children with lower respiratory tract infections: a matched case-control study – Wing Ho Man – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Yin and Yang of Streptococcus Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis: A Model for Studying Polymicrobial Interactions – Jessie E. Scott – Journal of Bacteriology

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PLOS One

Human Gut Microbiome
Review: Role of SCFAs in gut microbiome and glycolysis for colorectal cancer therapy – Gang Wang – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: Obesity, Motility, Diet, and Intestinal Microbiota—Connecting the Dots – Maya Fayfman – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: The gut microbiome and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors: preclinical and clinical strategies – Jun Gong – Clinical and Translational Medicine

The exosome secretion inhibitor neticonazole suppresses intestinal dysbacteriosis-induced tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer – Lei Gu – Investigational New Drugs

Glutamate interactions with obesity, insulin resistance, cognition and gut microbiota composition – María Encarnación Palomo-Buitrago – Acta Diabetologica

Understanding the gut–kidney axis among biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy, type 2 diabetes mellitus and healthy controls: an analysis of the gut microbiota composition – Sibei Tao – Acta Diabetologica

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PLOS One

Animal Experiments
Gut microbiota from infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy promotes clinical and immune features of atopy in a murine model – A. Mauras – Allergy

N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenylethyl) butyramide reduces antibiotic-induced intestinal injury, innate immune activation and modulates microbiota composition – Adriano Lama – Scientific Reports

Immunosuppression-induced alterations in fish gut microbiota may increase the susceptibility to pathogens – Xiao-Zhou Qi – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Rifaximin Alters Intestinal Microbiota and Prevents Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mice – Lianjun Yang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Hydroxytyrosol Improves Obesity and Insulin Resistance by Modulating Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Zhuoqun Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals – Rajesh Jha – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiod regimens in chicken – Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke – PeerJ

Animal Microbiome
Fecal metatranscriptomics of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhea reveals altered mucin degradation and fucose utilization – Samuel T. Westreich – Microbiome

Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates Across the Lifespan – Sreenatha Kirakodu – Infection and Immunity

Diabetic cats have decreased gut microbial diversity and a lack of butyrate producing bacteria – Ida Nordang Kieler – Scientific Reports

Exploring the bacteriome in anthropophilic ticks: To investigate the vectors for diagnosis – Aránzazu Portillo – PLOS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Microbiota in Non-flooded and Flooded Rice Culms – Hui-Ling Cui – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial community structure in full scale anaerobic mono-and co-digesters treating food waste and animal waste – Taewoan Koo – Bioresource Technology

Variations in pH significantly affect cadmium uptake in grafted muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) plants and drive the diversity of bacterial communities in a seedling substrate – Jian Zhang – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation – Martin Taubert – PLOS One

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PLOS One

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown – Microbial Ecology

Bacterial community in cold and alkaline environments of Hoh Xil basin in Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and isolation of potential sources of microbiota – Rui Xing – Annals of Microbiology

Bacterial communities of the microbial mats of Chokrak sulfide springs – Ekaterina I. Burganskaya – Archives of Microbiology

Dynamics of microbial community in the bioreactor for bisphenol S removal – Wen-Cong Huang – Science of the Total Environment

High-throughput DNA sequencing reveals the dominance of pico- and other filamentous cyanobacteria in an urban freshwater Lake – Hanyan Li – Science of the Total Environment

A novel phenol and ammonia recovery process for coal gasification wastewater altering the bacterial community and increasing pollutants removal in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic system – Xuefei Gui – Science of the Total Environment

Built Environment
Biodeterioration of mortar coating in historical buildings: Microclimatic characterization, material, and fungal community – Fernanda L. Guerra – Building and Environment

A different suite: The assemblage of distinct fungal communities in water-damaged units of a poorly-maintained public housing building – Iman A. Sylvain – PLOS One

Microbes in Space
Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-Analog Environment – Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology
Microbiome patterns reveal the transmission of pathogenic bacteria in hilsa fish (Tenualosa ilisha) marketed for human consumption in Bangladesh – Md Javed Foysal – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Impact of turning, pod storage and fermentation time on microbial ecology and volatile composition of cocoa beans – Yasmine Hamdouche – Food Research International

Probiotic potential of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus cheese isolate and its effect on the fecal microbiota of healthy volunteers – Joaquin Bautista-Gallego – Food Research International

Dynamics of biogenic amines and bacterial communities in a Thai fermented pork product Nham – Pannita Santiyanont – Food Research International

Probiotics/Prebiotics
16S rRNA gene profiling and genome reconstruction reveal community metabolic interactions and prebiotic potential of medicinal herbs used in neurodegenerative disease and as nootropics – Christine Tara Peterson – PLOS One

Phages and Viruses
Review: Phage therapy: What factors shape phage pharmacokinetics and bioavailability? Systematic and critical review – Krystyna Dąbrowska – Medicinal Research Reviews

Bioinformatics
MetaPheno: A Critical Evaluation of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Metagenome-Based Disease Prediction – Nathan LaPierre – Methods

Assessing alignment-based taxonomic classification of ancient microbial DNA – Raphael Eisenhofer – PeerJ

Techniques
A comparison of storage methods for gut microbiome studies in teleosts: Insights from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Mathis Hildonen – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alyson’s Non-Microbiology Picks
Soap-bubble pioneer is first woman to win prestigious maths prize

Girls who share a womb with boys tend to make less money than those with twin sisters

 

March 4, 2019

Human Microbiome

Polyamines and microbiota in bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valve aortopathy – Amalia Forte – Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

Targeting the Gut Microbiota to Investigate the Mechanism of Lactulose in Negating the Effects of a High-Salt Diet on Hypertension – Zheng Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Food allergy: could the gut microbiota hold the key? – Supinda Bunyavanich – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The gut mycobiota: insights into analysis, environmental interactions and role in gastrointestinal diseases – Mathias L. Richard – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Type VI Secretion Systems and the Gut Microbiota –  Michael J. Coyne – Microbiology Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Gut Microbiota – Antonella Fattorusso – Nutrients

New Approaches to Detect Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in the Environment – Ray Chen – Medicines

Impact of microbiota on central nervous system and neurological diseases: the gut-brain axis – Qianquan Ma – Journal of Neuroinflammation

Dysregulated Lung Commensal Bacteria Drive Interleukin-17B Production to Promote Pulmonary Fibrosis through Their Outer Membrane Vesicles – Daping Yang – Immunity

Altered gut microbiome after bariatric surgery and its association with metabolic benefits: A systematic review – Naomi K. Davies – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Trimethylamine N-oxide, Mediterranean diet, and nutrition in healthy, normal-weight adults: also a matter of sex? – Luigi Barrea – Nutrition

The composition of the pulmonary microbiota in sarcoidosis – an observational study – André Becker – Respiratory Research

Emerging trends and research foci in gastrointestinal microbiome – Xiaoquan Huang – Journal of Translational Medicine

Updates on Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Infection With Emphasis on Long-Term Care – Eddie Grace –  The Senior Care Pharmacist

 

Animal Microbiome

Host genetics and diet composition interact to modulate gut microbiota and predisposition to metabolic syndrome in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats – Arashdeep Singh – The FASEB Journal

Comparative effects of n-hexane and methanol extracts of elecampane (Inula helenium L.) rhizome on growth performance, carcass traits, feed digestibility, intestinal antioxidant status and ileal microbiota in broiler chickens – Mirza-Ebrahim Abolfathi – Archives of Animal Nutrition

Comparison of the Gut Microbiota Composition between the Wild and Captive Tibetan Wild Ass (Equus kiang) – Hongmei Gao – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Consumption of drinking water N-Nitrosamines mixture alters gut microbiome and increases the obesity risk in young male rats – Jianqiang Zhu – Environmental Pollution

Modularity and predicted functions of the global sponge-microbiome network – Miguel Lurgi – Nature Communications

Relative abundance of Akkermansia spp. and other bacterial phylotypes correlates with anxiety- and depressive-like behavior following social defeat in mice – Kara D. McGaughey – Scientific Report

Loading ceftriaxone, vancomycin, and Bifidobacteria bifidum TMC3115 to neonatal mice could differently and consequently affect intestinal microbiota and immunity in adulthood – RuYue Cheng – Scientific Report

Dietary Protein Intake Level Modulates Mucosal Healing and Mucosa-Adherent Microbiota in Mouse Model of Colitis – Sandra Vidal-Lletjós – Nutrients

Farm stage, bird age and body site dominantly affect the quantity, taxonomic composition, and dynamics of respiratory and gut microbiota of commercial layer chickens – John M. Ngunjiri – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Development and Function of the Intestinal Microbiome and Potential Implications for Pig Production – Tanya L. Nowland – Animals

Green Coffee Extract Improves Cardiometabolic Parameters and Modulates Gut Microbiota in High-Fat-Diet-Fed ApoE-/- Mice – Erika Caro-Gómez – Nutrients

Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota on the Inflammatory Background due to Lack of Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling-1 in Mice – Y. Gendo – Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Prebiotic supplementation of in vitro faecal fermentations inhibits proteolysis by gut bacteria and host diet shapes gut bacterial metabolism and response to intervention – Xuedan Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics and Colon Cancer – Lorenzo Drago – Microorganisms

The Therapeutic Implications of the Gut Microbiome and Probiotics in Patients with NAFLD – Brandon J. Perumpail – Diseases

Cranberry Polyphenols: Natural Weapons against Dental Caries – Nebu Philip – Dentistry Journal

Dietary Components That May Influence the Disturbed Gut Microbiota in Chronic Kidney Disease – Denise Mafra – Nutrients

Liposomal Irinotecan for Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in a Preclinical Model – Jiao-Ren Huang – Cancers

Effects of acupuncture in treating insomnia due to spleen-stomach disharmony syndrome and its influence on intestinal microbiome: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial –  Ya-ru Huangfu – Journal of Integrative Medicine

Patient perception and approval of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as an alternative treatment option for obesity – F. Gundling – Obesity Science and Practice

 

Water Microbiome

Bacterial release from pipe biofilm in a full-scale drinking water distribution system – Sandy Chan – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

 

Plant Microbiome

The tea leaf microbiome shows specific responses to chemical pesticides and biocontrol applications – Tomislav Cernava – Science of The Total Environment

Algae bacteria interactions that balance the planktonic microbiome – Emilio Cirri – New Phytologist

 

Bioinformatics

VERA: agent-based modeling transmission of antibiotic resistance between human pathogens and gut microbiota – Oksana E Glushchenko – Bioinformatics

CRISPRs for Strain Tracking and Their Application to Microbiota Transplantation Data Analysis – Tony J. Lam – The CRISPR Journal

 

Other

Impact of primary carbon sources on microbiome shaping and biotransformation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products – Karen Rossmassler – Biodegradation

GrgA as a potential target of selective antichlamydials – Huirong Zhang – PLoS ONE

Quenching by sodium thiosulfate does not influence 16S rRNA gene sequencing profiles of reclaimed water from three sites in the Mid-Atlantic, United States – Sarah M.Allard – Environmental Research

March 1, 2019

Human Microbiome

The human microbiome in health and disease: hype or hope – Gwen Falony – Acta Clinica Belgica

Bottom-Up Approaches to Synthetic Cooperation in Microbial Communities – Daniel Rodríguez Amor – Life

Influence of Crohn’s disease related polymorphisms in innate immune function on ileal microbiome – Ellen Li – PLoS ONE

Interactions between gut microbiota and non-alcoholic liver disease: the role of microbiota-derived metabolites – Kyongbum Lee – Pharmacological Research

Microbial bile salt hydrolases mediate the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplant in the treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Benjamin H Mullish – Gut

Fecal microbiota dynamics and its relation with disease course in Crohn’s disease – Gianluca Galazzo – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Associations Between Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease: Current Evidences and Future Therapeutic and Diagnostic Perspectives – Liang Shen – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Western diet regulates immune status and the response to LPS-driven sepsis independent of diet-associated microbiome – Brooke A. Napier – PNAS

The Human Fecal Microbiota Metabolizes Foodborne Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines by Reuterin Conjugation and Further Transformations – Falco Beer – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Clinical Review on the Utility of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Immunocompromised Patients – Hamzah Abu-Sbeih – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Cellular and Molecular Therapeutic Targets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Focusing on Intestinal Barrier Function – Ida Schoultz – Cells

Can Gut Microbiota and Lifestyle Help Us in the Handling of Anorexia Nervosa Patients? – Vanessa Mendez-Figueroa – Microorganisms

Impact of the Gastro-Intestinal Bacterial Microbiome on Helicobacter-Associated Diseases – Maxime Pichon – Healthcare

Influence of short-term changes in dietary sulfur on the relative abundances of intestinal sulfate-reducing bacteria – Allison Dostal Webster – Gut Microbes

Fecal microbiota transplantation research output from 2004 to 2017: a bibliometric analysis – Yan Li – PeerJ

Conjunctival microbiome changes associated with fungal keratitis: metagenomic analysis – C. Ge – International Journal of Ophthalmology

Gut Microbiota and Chronic Constipation: A Review and Update – Toshifumi Ohkusa – Frontiers in Medicine

An altered fecal microbiota profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with obesity – E. Nistal – The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology

Paternal Programming of Liver Function and Lipid Profile Induced by a Paternal Pre-Conceptional Unhealthy Diet: Potential Association with Altered Gut Microbiome Composition – X. Zhang – Kidney and Blood Pressure Research

Tryptophan Metabolism and Related Pathways in Psychoneuroimmunology: The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle – J. M. Gostner – Neuropsychobiology

The Impact of Starvation on the Microbiome and Gut-Brain Interaction in Anorexia Nervosa – Jochen Seitz – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Sperm Microbiota and Its Impact on Semen Parameters – David Baud – Frontiers in Microbiology

A review of 10 years of human microbiome research activities at the US National Institutes of Health, Fiscal Years 2007-2016 – NIH Human Microbiome Portfolio Analysis Team – Microbiome

 

Microbiome and Cancer

Impact of chemotherapy on the association between fear of cancer recurrence and the gut microbiota in breast cancer survivors – Ryo Okubo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Bugs, drugs, and cancer: can the microbiome be a potential therapeutic target for cancer management? – Biying Chen – Drug Discovery Today

 

Early Childhood Microbiome

Crosstalk Between the Microbiome and Gestational Immunity in Autism-Related Disorders – Matt J. Paysour – DNA and Cell Biology

Cohort profile: The LoewenKIDS Study – life-course perspective on infections, the microbiome and the development of the immune system in early childhood – Cornelia Gottschick – International Journal of Epidemiology

Environmental toxicants in breast milk of Norwegian mothers and gut bacteria composition and metabolites in their infants at 1 month – Nina Iszatt – Microbiome

 

Animal Microbiome

Convergence, constraint and the potential for mutualism between ants and gut microbes – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Molecular Ecology

Germ-Free Mice Exhibit Mast Cells With Impaired Functionality and Gut Homing and Do Not Develop Food Allergy – Martin Schwarzer – Frontiers in Immunology

Fto Deficiency Reduces Anxiety- and Depression-Like Behaviors in Mice via Alterations in Gut Microbiota – Lijuan Sun – Theranostics

 

Beneficial Bugs, Foods and Compounds

Re-purposing is needed for beneficial bugs, not for the drugs – Hari Ram – International Microbiology

Probiotic mixture of Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 attenuates hippocampal apoptosis induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats – Ghazaleh Mohammadi – International Microbiology

The Use of Probiotic Therapy to Modulate the Gut Microbiota and Dendritic Cell Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Pablo Alagón Fernández del Campo – Medical Sciences

Dietary fibers as emerging nutritional factors against diabetes: focus on the involvement of gut microbiota – Vemana Gowd – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Gut microbiota, a new frontier to understand traditional Chinese medicines – Wuwen Feng – Pharmacological Research

Fructooligosaccharides Ameliorating Cognitive Deficits and Neurodegeneration in APP/PS1 Transgenic Mice through Modulating Gut Microbiota – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Short-chain fatty acid delivery: assessing exogenous administration of the microbiome metabolite acetate in mice – Tyler B. Shubitowski – Physiological Reports

Dietary intake of whole strawberry inhibited colonic inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium-treated mice via restoring immune homeostasis and alleviating gut microbiota dysbiosis – Yanhui Han – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide improves rat DSS-induced colitis by altering cecal microbiota and gene expression of colonic epithelial cells – Jinli Xie –  Food & Nutrition Research

In Vitro Infant Faecal Fermentation of Low Viscosity Barley β-Glucan and Its Acid Hydrolyzed Derivatives: Evaluation of Their Potential as Novel Prebiotics – Ka-Lung Lam – Molecules

Role of intestinal microecology in the regulation of energy metabolism by dietary polyphenols and their metabolites – Shaoling Lin – Food & Nutrition Research

Neuroprotection of Fasting Mimicking Diet on MPTP-Induced Parkinson’s Disease Mice via Gut Microbiota and Metabolites – Zhi-Lan Zhou – Neurotherapeutics

Refined versus Extra Virgin Olive Oil High-Fat Diet Impact on Intestinal Microbiota of Mice and Its Relation to Different Physiological Variables – Nieves Martínez – Microorganisms

Engineered and wild-type L. lactis promote anti-inflammatory cytokine signalling in inflammatory bowel disease patient’s mucosa – Saša Simčič – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Sialyllactose and Galactooligosaccharides Promote Epithelial Barrier Functioning and Distinctly Modulate Microbiota Composition and Short Chain Fatty Acid Production In Vitro – Olaf Perdijk – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Built Environments

Man-made microbial resistances in built environments – Alexander Mahnert – Nature Communications

House dust microbiome and human health risks – Yifan Shan – International Microbiology

Microbiomes of China’s Space Station During Assembly, Integration, and Test Operations – Ying Zhang – Microbial Ecology

 

Environmental and Plant Microbiome

Microbiota dispersion in the Uyuni salt flat (Bolivia) as determined by community structure analyses – Cesar A. Pérez-Fernández – International Microbiology

Protist communities are more sensitive to nitrogen fertilization than other microorganisms in diverse agricultural soils – Zhi-Bo Zhao – Microbiome

The deep continental subsurface: the dark biosphere – Cristina Escudero – International Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Batch effects correction for microbiome data with Dirichlet-multinomial regression – Zhenwei Dai – Bioinformatics

Microbiota profiling with long amplicons using Nanopore sequencing: full-length 16S rRNA gene and whole rrn operon – Anna Cuscó – F1000Research

 

Methods

Guanidine thiocyanate solution facilitates sample collection for plant rhizosphere microbiome analysis – Xiaoxiao Sun – PeerJ

In Vitro Methods to Study Colon Release: State of the Art and An Outlook on New Strategies for Better In-Vitro Biorelevant Release Media – Marie Wahlgren – Pharmaceutics

 

February 23, 2019

Highlights: Today’s digest has articles on microbes associated with infants, vagina, gut, water and many more.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher in mathematical modelling of the impact of host restriction on the transmission of bacteria – Amsterdam – Closing date: February 28, 2019

Pregnancy and early life

A role for the microbiome in mother–infant interaction and perinatal depression – Amanda Sanders – The International Review of Psychiatry

Multi-site human microbiome

Surgical site infections and the microbiome: An updated perspective – Richard P. Wenzel – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Human vaginal microbiome

The Endobiota Study: Comparison of Vaginal, Cervical and Gut Microbiota Between Women with Stage 3/4 Endometriosis and Healthy Controls – Baris Ata – Scientific Reports

Relationship between the Cervical Microbiome, HIV Status, and Precancerous Lesions – Cameron Klein – mBio

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Microbiome-based body fluid identification of samples exposed to indoor conditions – Akos Dobay – FSI Genetics

Human gut microbiome

Arabinoxylan oligosaccharides and polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on gut microbiota and metabolic markers in overweight individuals with signs of metabolic syndrome: a randomized cross-over trial – Louise Kjølbæk – Clinical Nutrition

The human microbiota and infection prevention – R. Araos – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Gut pathobionts as triggers for liver diseases – Peter Fickert – Nature Microbiology

Man and the Microbiome: A New Theory of Everything? – Mary I. Butler –  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Is it true that gut microbiota is considered as panacea in cancer therapy? – Amir Salek Farrokhi –  Journal of Cellular Physiology

Composition of gut microbiota in patients with toxigenic Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile: Comparison between subgroups according to clinical criteria and toxin gene load – Sung-Hee Han – PLoS ONE

Effects of dietary fat on gut microbiota and faecal metabolites, and their relationship with cardiometabolic risk factors: a 6-month randomised controlled-feeding trial – Yi Wan – Gut

The Intestinal Microbiome, Plasma Metabolome and Liver Transcriptome‐ A Conspiracy Driving Hepatic Steatosis – Wajahat Z Mehal – Hepatology

A possible link between polyunsaturated fatty acids and uremic toxins from the gut microbiota in hemodialysis patients: A hypothesis – Julie Ann Kemp – Hemodialysis International 

Animal experiments 

Alterations of the mice gut microbiome via Schistosoma japonicum ova-induced granuloma – Yanqing Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

The functional repertoire encoded within the native microbiome of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans – Johannes Zimmermann – bioRxiv

Helminth-Based Product and the Microbiome of Mice with Lupus – Hadar Neuman – mSystems

Gut microbiota regulates lacteal integrity by inducing VEGF-C in intestinal villus macrophages. – SH Suh – EMBO Reports

Animal microbiome

Gut Microbiome Analysis In Adult Tropical Gars (Atractosteus tropicus) – Roberto Mendez-Perez – bioRxiv

Moderate plant water stress improves larval development, and impacts immunity and gut microbiota of a specialist herbivore – Elena Rosa -PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Chinese white truffles shape the ectomycorrhizal microbial communities of Corylus avellana – Mei Yang – Annals of Microbiology

Narrow safety margin in the phyllosphere during thermal extremes – Sylvain Pincebourde – PNAS

Nitrogen- and phosphorus-starved Triticum aestivum show distinct belowground microbiome profiles – Antoine P. Pagé – PLoS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Community ecology across bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes in the sediment and seawater of coastal Puerto Nuevo, Baja California – Sabah Ul-Hasan – PLoS ONE

Editorial: Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments – Hongchen Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Marine deep biosphere microbial communities assemble in near-surface sediments in Aarhus Bay – Caitlin Petro – bioRxiv

Quantifying population-specific growth in benthic bacterial communities under low oxygen using H218O – Ömer K. Coskun – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community pattern along the sediment seafloor of the Arctic fjorden (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) – Xiao-Mei Fang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Sources and selection of snow-specific microbial communities in a Greenlandic sea ice snow cover – Lorrie Maccario – Scientific Reports

Bacterial community composition shaped by water chemistry and geographic distance in an anthropogenically disturbed river – Peng Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Built environment 

Cell factories converting lactate and acetate to butyrate: Clostridium butyricum and microbial communities from dark fermentation bioreactors – Anna Detman – Microbial Cell Factories

Phages and viruses

Discovery of several thousand highly diverse circular DNA viruses – Michael J Tisza – bioRxiv

Techniques

Spatial metabolomics of in situ, host-microbe interactions – Benedikt K Geier – bioRxiv

Performance of Microbiome Sequence Inference Methods in Environments with Varying Biomass – Vincent Caruso – mSystems

 

 

February 19, 2019

Highlights: Microbial colonization in infants, prokaryotes of oxygen depleted water in Bay of Bengal, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, microbial communities across a range of saline soils, trait based approaches in wastewater treatment bioreactors to understand the changes in bacterial community composition. You can also read a handful of career based news in today’s non-microbe picks. 

General microbiome

Petroleum Microbiology Under Extreme Conditions – Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye –Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Pregnancy and early life

Genome-resolved metagenomics of eukaryotic populations during early colonization of premature infants and in hospital rooms – Matthew R Olm – Microbiome

Review: Establishment of an ideal gut microbiota to boost healthy growth of neonates – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Pathophysiology: How Microbiome Data Alter Our Understanding – Christina S. Kim MD – Clinics in Perinatology

Human skin microbiome

Rapid discrimination of fungal strains isolated from human skin based on microbial volatile organic profiles – Joao Raul Belinato – Journal of Chromatography B

Human gut microbiome

A pilot study on clinicopathological features and intestinal microflora changes in colorectal cancer patients born over a nine-year period encompassing three years before and after the Great Chinese famine – Jiante Li – Cancer Epidemiology

Animal experiments 

Ameliorating gut microenvironment through staphylococcal nuclease-mediated intestinal NETs degradation for prevention of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Yixuan Liang – Life Sciences

Oral administration of antibiotics increased the potential mobility of bacterial resistance genes in the gut of the fish Piaractus mesopotamicus – Johan S. Sáenz – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Effects of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on fecal characteristics, nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative end-products, fecal microbial populations, immune function, and diet palatability in adult dogs – Ching-Yen Lin – Journal of Animal Science

Bacterial community analysis for investigating bacterial transfer from tonsils to the pig carcass – Anne Mette Jakobsen – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities in hypersaline soils – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Scientific Reports

Comparative Genomics, Siderophore Production, and Iron Scavenging Potential of Root Zone Soil Bacteria Isolated from ‘Concord’ Grape Vineyards – Ricky W. Lewis – Microbial Ecology

Dynamics of soil microbial communities following vegetation succession in a karst mountain ecosystem, Southwest China – Chang Zhao – Scientific Reports

Diversity and Functionality of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Communities in Chickpea Plants – Clarisse Brígido – MDPI

Robust archaeal and bacterial communities inhabit shallow subsurface sediments of the Bonneville Salt Flats – Julia M. McGonigle – bioRxiv

Impact of intercropping on the coupling between soil microbial community structure, activity, and nutrient-use efficiencies – Tengxiang Lian – PeerJ

Alteration of Crop Rotation in Continuous Pinellia ternate Cropping Soils Profiled via ITS Amplicon Sequencing – Zhigui He – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Assessment of the Diversity of Fungal Community Composition Associated With Vachellia pachyceras and Its Rhizosphere Soil From Kuwait Desert – Majda K. Suleiman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Prokaryotic Diversity in Oxygen Depleted Waters of the Bay of Bengal Inferred Using Culture-Dependent and -Independent Methods – Genevieve L. Fernandes – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Enrichment of anaerobic heterotrophic thermophiles from four Azorean hot springs revealed different community composition and genera abundances using recalcitrant substrates – Marcel Suleiman – Extremophiles 

Microbial Consortia and Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments – J. Paniagua-Michel – Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Built environment 

Trait-based life-history strategies explain succession scenario for complex bacterial communities under varying disturbance – Ezequiel Santillan – bioRxiv

Non-Microbiology picks

To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions – Nature

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world – Nature

A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success – Nature

Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition – Nature

Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce – Nature