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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April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

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

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

March 28, 2019

Today’s digest covers interesting reviews on different aspects of host-microbiome interactions, research articles about how structural variation in gut microbiome affects host health, characterization of a simplified microbial community to study microbial interaction with diet in mice and viral diversity in soil metagenomes. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Review – Microbiome: Our opponents or allies in healthcare and medicine – Horst A von Recum – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Review –  To B12 or not to B12: Five questions on the role of cobalamin in host-microbial interactions – Carol A. Rowley – Plos Pathogens

Review – Can oral bacteria affect the microbiome of the gut? – Ingar Olsen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Review –  Inter-kingdom signaling between gut microbiota and their host – Qing Li – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Structural variation in the gut microbiome associates with host health – David Zeevi – Nature

Effects of fermentable high fiber diet supplementation on gut derived and conventional nitrogenous product in patients on maintenance hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial – Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi – Nutrition and Metabolism

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

The microbiome and tuberculosis: state of the art, potential applications, and defining the clinical research agenda – Charissa C Naidoo – Lancet Respiratory medicine

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update on Clinical Practice – Kyeong Ok Kim – Clinical Endoscopy

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor and uremic toxins from gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease patients: Is there a relationship? – Jessyca Brito – Biochemistry

Animal experiments

Bacterial AB5 toxins inhibit the growth of gut bacteria by targeting ganglioside-like glycoconjugates – Robert T. Patry – Nature Communications

Simplified Intestinal Microbiota to Study Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions in a Mouse Model – Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary – Cell Reports

Pomegranate ellagitannin-gut microbial-derived metabolites, urolithins, inhibit neuroinflammation in vitro – Nicholas A. DaSilva – Nutritional Neuroscience

Endogenous Enterobacteriaceae underlie variation in susceptibility to Salmonella infection – Eric M. Velazquez – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Thickness determines microbial community structure and function in nitrifying biofilms via deterministic assembly – Carolina Suarez – Scientific Reports

Untapped viral diversity in global soil metagenomes – Emily B. Graham – BioRxiv

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Fate of antibiotic resistance genes in two Arctic tundra wetlands impacted by municipal wastewater – Jennifer L. Hayward – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics

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

Non-microbiology picks

Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile – Science Daily

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 17, 2019

Have a good sunday! Today, we have a quite long digest, containing a variety of articles and studies: reviews about the microbiome and breastfeeding and Parkinson’s disease; microbiota alterations in pulmonary fibrosis, association with stress in pregnant women, and relationships between oral microbiome and pancreatic cancer. And so much more!

 

Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiome programming of brain development: implications for neurodevelopmental disorders – Hans Forssberg – Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Review: Microbiome, Parkinson’s Disease and Molecular Mimicry – Fabiana Miraglia – Cells

Review: The Use of Defined Microbial Communities To Model Host-Microbe Interactions in the Human Gut – Janneke Elzinga – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Review: Indoles: metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria capable of controlling liver disease manifestation – T. Hendrikx – Journal of Internal Medicine

Review: Shaping the Gut Microbiota by Breastfeeding: The Gateway to Allergy Prevention? – Lieke W. J. van den Elsen – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Minireview: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the gut microbiome: Are bacteria responsible for fatty liver? – Tien S Dong – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Perspectives: Is the fountain of youth in the gut microbiome?John F. Cryan – The Journal of Physiology

Bugs to debug? The exploration of gut microbiome in human health and diseases – Yen-Hsuan Ni – Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

Impact of a bathing tradition on shared gut microbe among Japanese families – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis of microbe-mediated vitamin metabolism in the human gut microbiome – Promi Das – BMC Genomics

Fecal and blood microbiota profiles and presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese versus lean subjects – Yeojun Yun – PLoS One

H. pylori eradication with antibiotic treatment causes changes in glucose homeostasis related to modifications in the gut microbiota – Gracia Mª Martín-Núñez – PLoS One

Oral microbial dysbiosis in patients with Kostmann syndrome – Nursen Topcuoglu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Alterations in the gut microbiota of patients with silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis – Yao Zhou – Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

Association between Psychosocial Stress and Fecal Microbiota in Pregnant Women – C. Hechler – Scientific Reports

Differential composition of gut microbiota among healthy volunteers, morbidly obese patients and post-bariatric surgery patients – Fu‑Gang Wang – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Role of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Maintenance of Remission in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: A Pilot Study – Ajit Sood – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Differential effects of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate administration on vaginal microbiome in Hispanic White and Black women – Liying Yang – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Stomach and Small-Intestinal Microbiota in Fasted Healthy Humans – Anna M. Seekatz – mSphere

Persistence of Candida albicans in the Oral Mucosa Induces a Curbed Inflammatory Host Response That Is Independent of Immunosuppression – Florian R. Kirchner – Frontiers in Immunology

Enrichment of oral microbiota in early cystic precursors to invasive pancreatic cancer – Rogier Aäron Gaiser – Gut

Disordered intestinal microbes are associated with the activity of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Yao Li – Clinical Science

Long-Term Azithromycin Reduces Haemophilus influenzae and Increases Antibiotic Resistance in Severe Asthma – Steven L Taylor – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Dietary Nutrients Involved in One-Carbon Metabolism and Colonic Mucosa-Associated Gut Microbiome in Individuals with an Endoscopically Normal Colon – Shawn Gurwara – Nutrients

Analysis of the Effects of Dietary Pattern on the Oral Microbiome of Elite Endurance Athletes – Nida Murtaza – Nutrients

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

TLR4 May Be Involved in the Regulation of Colonic Mucosal Microbiota by Vitamin A – Lu Xiao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tunicate-associated bacteria show a great potential for the discovery of antimicrobial compounds – Diah Ayuningrum – PLoS One

Effects of Arsenic on Gut Microbiota and Its Biotransformation Genes in Earthworm Metaphire sieboldi – Hong-Tao Wang – Environmental Science and Technology

A metagenomics investigation of carbohydrate-active enzymes along the goat and camel intestinal tract – Saad Al-Masaudi – International Microbiology

Species identity dominates over environment in shaping the microbiota of small mammals – S. C. L. Knowles – Ecology Letters

Three types of gut bacteria collaborating to improve Kui Jie’an enema treat DSS-induced colitis in mice – Wei Yu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia Triggers a Type 17 Response that Coordinates Anti-fungal Immunity and Exacerbates Skin Inflammation – Florian Sparber – Cell Host Microbe

Dietary inulin alleviates diverse stages of type 2 diabetes mellitus via anti-inflammation and modulating gut microbiota in db/db mice – Ke Li – Food & Function

Apple consumption is associated with a distinctive microbiota, proteomics and metabolomics profile in the gut of Dawley Sprague rats fed a high-fat diet – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PLoS One

Sema3A – mediated modulation of NR1D1 expression may be involved in the regulation of axonal guidance signaling by the microbiota – Xunzhong Qia – Life Sciences

Multi-hit early life adversity affects gut microbiota, brain and behavior in a sex-dependent manner – Marion Rincel – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Letrozole treatment of adult female mice results in a similar reproductive phenotype but distinct changes in metabolism and the gut microbiome compared to pubertal mice – Pedro J. Torres – BMC Microbiology

Supplementation of dietary non-digestible oligosaccharides from birth onwards improve social and reduce anxiety-like behaviour in male BALB/c mice – Kirsten Szklany – Nutritional Neuroscience

Potential Functions of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome Inhabiting the Length of the Rat Digest Tract – Dongyao Li – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Alteration of GLP-1/GPR43 expression and gastrointestinal motility in dysbiotic mice treated with vancomycin – Xin Xu – Scientific Reports

Subchronic low-dose 2,4-D exposure changed plasma acylcarnitine levels and induced gut microbiome perturbations in mice – Pengcheng Tu – Scientific Reports

The influence of the host microbiome on 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-induced hyperthermia and vice versa – Emily A. Ridge – Scientific Reports

Effects of Dietary Supplementation With Enterococcus faecium and Clostridium butyricum, Either Alone or in Combination, on Growth and Fecal Microbiota Composition of Post-weaning Pigs at a Commercial Farm – Yoshiaki Sato – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Saponin-Induced Shifts in the Rumen Microbiome and Metabolome of Young Cattle – Bing Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intestinal dysbiosis augments liver disease progression via NLRP3 in a murine model of primary sclerosing cholangitis – Lijun Liao – Gut

 

Plant Microbiome

Long-Term Organic Farming Manipulated Rhizospheric Microbiome and Bacillus Antagonism Against Pepper Blight (Phytophthora capsici) – Huixiu Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other Microbes

Preview: Strain-Level Diversity in the Gut: The P. copri Case  – Amira Metwaly – Cell Host Microbe

 

Bioinformatics and ‘-Omics’

Novel insights from uncultivated genomes of the global human gut microbiome – Stephen Nayfach – Nature

Complex Microbiome in Brain Abscess Revealed by Whole-Genome Culture-Independent and Culture-Based Sequencing – Jyun-Hong Lin – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Detection of critical antibiotic resistance genes through routine microbiome surveillance – Zachary M. Burcham – PLoS One

MNEMONIC: MetageNomic Experiment Mining to create an OTU Network of Inhabitant Correlations – Aleksandra I. Perz – BMC Bioinformatics

Rarity of microbial species: In search of reliable associations – Arnaud Cougoul – PLoS One

Stoplight: De novo Assembly Vastly Expands the Known Microbial Universe – Samuel S. Minot – Trends in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Guarana supplementation attenuated obesity, insulin resistance, and adipokines dysregulation induced by a standardized human Western diet via brown adipose tissue activation Rafael Calixto Bortolin – Phytotherapy Research

Prebiotic supplementation in frail older people affects specific gut microbiota taxa but not global diversity – Tam T. T. Tran – Microbiome

 

Water Microbiome

Composition and Dynamics of the Activated Sludge Microbiome during Seasonal Nitrification Failure – Juliet Johnston – Scientific Reports

 

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

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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