August 9, 2018

Horizontal gene transfer in microbiomes, metabolic study of the microbiota isolated from the camel rumen, a review on the bacteriophage virome in IBD.

General microbiome

Review: Monitoring plasmid-mediated horizontal gene transfer in microbiomes: recent advances and future perspectives – Rafael Pinilla-Redondo – Plasmid

Review: Learning from bacterial competition in the host to develop antimicrobials – Manuela Raffatellu – Nature Medicine

Pregnancy and early life

Early life colonization of the human gut: microbes matter everywhere – Katri Korpela – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Determinants of the Nasal Microbiome: Pilot Study of Effects of Intranasal Medication Use – Vijay R Ramakrishnan – Allergy & Rhinology

Human skin microbiome

Sensitive scalp is associated with excessive sebum and perturbed microbiome – Li Ma – Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Animal experiments

Effects of host genetics and environmental conditions on fecal microbiota composition of pigs – Tereza Kubasova – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

A metagenomic analysis of the camel rumen’s microbiome identifies the major microbes responsible for lignocellulose degradation and fermentation – Javad Gharechahi – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota – Allen Van Deynze – PLOS Biology

Brazilian Ironstone Plant Communities as Reservoirs of Culturable Bacteria With Diverse Biotechnological Potential – Washington L Caneschi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Coupling biogeochemical process rates and metagenomic blueprints of coastal bacterial assemblages in the context of environmental change – Trine Markussen – Environmental Microbiology

Pre-print: Resource diversity structures aquatic bacterial communities – Mario E Muscarella – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Modular assembly of polysaccharide-degrading microbial communities in the ocean – Tim N Enke – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Review: Bakery yeasts, a new model for studies in ecology and evolution – Belen Carbonetto – Yeast

Inferences from inventories of microbes in ecological vineyard settings – Hans-Josef Schroers – International Journal of Environmental Quality

Phages and viruses

Review: Bacteriophage virome in IBD – Clemens Thoma – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bioinformatics

Synthetic microbe communities provide internal reference standards for metagenome sequencing and analysis – Simon A Hardwick – Nature Communications

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August 6, 2018

In today’s digest, look for probiotic trials for renal insufficiency and metabolic syndrome, experimental dysbiosis in SIV-infected primates, bacterial and fungal network analyses in soils, and recombination in the human virome. Plus, bacteria in the popular press, hints for scientists using Twitter, the first stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, and more!

Human gut microbiome
Antigenic mimicry of ubiquitin by the gut bacterium Bacteroides fragilis: a potential link with autoimmune disease – Linda Stewart – Clinical and Experimental Immunology

Animal experiments
Experimental microbial dysbiosis does not promote disease progression in SIV-infected macaques – Alexandra M. Ortiz – Nature Medicine

Addition of dairy lipids and probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum in infant formula programs gut microbiota and entero-insular axis in adult minipigs – Marion Lemaire – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome
Increased Numbers of Culturable Inhibitory Bacterial Taxa May Mitigate the Effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Australian Wet Tropics Frogs – Sara C. Bell – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the fecal microbiota of healthy horses – Holly L. Stewart – American Journal of Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Microbes follow Humboldt: temperature drives plant and soil microbial diversity patterns from the Amazon to the Andes – Andrew T. Nottingham – Ecology

Soil bacterial networks are less stable under drought than fungal networks – Franciska T. de Vries – Nature Communications

Contrasting distribution patterns between aquatic and terrestrial Phytophthora species along a climatic gradient are linked to functional traits – Miguel A. Redondo – The ISME Journal

Variations in microbial community and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) dissipation in different rhizospheric compartments between low- and high-DEHP accumulating cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.) – Xue-Xue Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome
Evaluation of performance and microbial community successional patterns in an integrated OCO reactor under ZnO nanoparticle stress – Zhenghui Liu – RSC Advances

Screening of quorum quenching activity of the bacteria isolated from dairy industry waste activated sludge – J. Kaur – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Food Microbiology
Identification of Mesophilic Spore-formers in Whey Powder using Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing – Aoife J. McHugh – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics/Prebiotics
An open-label, randomized, placebo-controlled study on the effectiveness of a novel probiotics administration protocol (ProbiotiCKD) in patients with mild renal insufficiency (stage 3a of CKD) – Mariadelina Simeoni – European Journal of Nutrition

Probiotic and synbiotic supplementation could improve metabolic syndrome in prediabetic adults: A randomized controlled trial – Nazila Kassaian – Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

Phages and viruses
Investigation of recombination-intense viral groups and their genes in the Earth’s virome – Jan P. Meier-Kolthoff – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news
Hong Kong Subway Study Shows How Quickly Bacteria Travel Across a City – Gizmodo

Bacteria hysteria
Please Don’t Give Up Your Pet Over The Fear Of Dog-Lick Bacteria – Huffington Post

Science, publishing, and career
Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops? – Isabelle Côté – Facets

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells to be tested in people with Parkinson’s

These tiny, stretchy speakers and microphones let your skin play music

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

 

Methodologies

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

 

Methods

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

 

Other

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 27, 2018

Diversity and stability of the oyster microbiota, earthworm gut bacteria contribute to silicon acquisition by maize, metabolic function and composition of the gut microbiota regulated by IgA, a review on engineering live biotherapeutics.

General microbiome

Review: Synthetic Biology and Engineered Live Biotherapeutics: Toward Increasing System Complexity – Tanel Ozdemir – Cell Systems

Pre-print: Fungal chromatin mapping identifies BasR, as the regulatory node of bacteria-induced fungal secondary metabolism – Juliane Fischer – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis – Iman Salem – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Identifying aerosolized cyanobacteria in the human respiratory tract: A proposed mechanism for cyanotoxin-associated diseases – Dominic N Facciponte – Science of the Total Environment

Human skin microbiome

Minor taxa in human skin microbiome contribute to the personal identification – Hikaru Watanabe – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Intestinal Microbiota Disruption Reduces Regulatory T Cells and Increases Respiratory Viral Infection Mortality Through Increased IFNγ Production – Mitchell H Grayson – Frontiers in Immunology

IgA regulates the composition and metabolic function of gut microbiota by promoting symbiosis between bacteria – Akira Nakajima – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Animal microbiome

Fecal bacterial communities from Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) – Elena Biagi – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Pre-print: Diversity and stability of microbiota are key factors associated to healthy and diseased Crassostrea gigas oysters – Camille Clerissi – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Earthworm gut bacteria increase silicon bioavailability and acquisition by maize – Lin Hu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Digging mammals contribute to rhizosphere fungal community composition and seedling growth – Shannon J Dundas – Biodiversity and Conservation

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Bowen Liang – Microbiological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbiome functioning depends on individual and interactive effects of the environment and community structure – Chloé Orland – The ISME Journal

Microbes in space

Pre-print: Water quality and microbial load: a double-threshold identification procedure intended for space applications – Stefano Amalfitano – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

A low FODMAP diet is associated with changes in the microbiota and reduction in breath hydrogen but not colonic volume in healthy subjects – Tim J Sloan – PLOS ONE

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

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: Adipose tissue inflammation and metabolic syndrome. The proactive role of probiotics – Sebastian Torres – European Journal of Nutrition

Techniques

Recognizing the reagent microbiome – Marcus C de Goffau – Nature Microbiology

More microbes

Metabolically engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum for bio-based production of chemicals, fuels, materials, and healthcare products – Judith Becker – Metabolic Engineering

Pre-print: A dual motif mediates outer-membrane translocation and packing of glycosidases into Bacteroides Outer Membrane Vesicles – Ezequiel Valguarnera – bioRxiv

The outer membrane is an essential load-bearing element in Gram-negative bacteria – Enrique R Rojas – Nature

Microbes in the news

Viruses cooperate to defeat bacteria – Aude Bernheim – Nature

July 26, 2018

Altered intestinal phage populations in murine colitis, degradation of aromatic compounds by the wheat rhizosphere, barley products change the gut microbiota composition of rats.

General microbiome

Defining microbiome function – Jonathan L Klassen – Nature Microbiology

Electroactive microorganisms and microbial consortia – Enrico Marsili – Bioelectrochemistry

Humanome Versus Microbiome: Games of Dominance and Pan-Biosurveillance in the Omics Universe – Manousos E Kambouris – OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasopharyngeal microbiota in patients with viral respiratory tract infections is enriched in bacterial pathogens – Sophie Edouard – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human oral microbiome

Paired analysis of the microbiota between surface tissue swabs and biopsies from pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy – James Johnston – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Bacterial endotoxins and microorganisms in the oral cavities of patients on cancer therapy – J Mathews – Microbial Pathogenesis

Human gut microbiome

Assessing the Viability of a Synthetic Bacterial Consortium on the In Vitro Gut Host-microbe Interface – Marta Calatayud Arroyo – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Altered gut microbiota profile in patients with generalized anxiety disorder – Hai-yin Jiang – Journal of Psychiatric Research

Animal experiments

Beneficial changes of gut microbiota and metabolism in weaned rats with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 supplementation – Mengxia Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Diammonium Glycyrrhizinate Protects against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in mice through modulation of gut microbiota and restoring intestinal barrier – Yun Li – Molecular Pharmaceuticals

Animal microbiome

Altering the Gut Microbiome of Cattle: Considerations of Host-Microbiome Interactions for Persistent Microbiome Manipulation – Brooke A Clemmons – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial community response to growing season and plant nutrient optimisation in a boreal Norway spruce forest – Julia C Haas – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Diversity and Co-occurrence Patterns of Soil Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Seven Intercropping Systems – Sen Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metatranscriptome Analysis Deciphers Multifunctional Genes and Enzymes Linked With the Degradation of Aromatic Compounds and Pesticides in the Wheat Rhizosphere – Dhananjaya P Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome variations between rhizosphere and bulk soil ecotypes of a Pseudomonas koreensis population – Lucas Dantas Lopes – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparative microbial communities in tidal flats sediment on Incheon, South Korea – Hye Jin Choi – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Food microbiology

Fucoidan alleviates dyslipidemia and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat diet-induced mice – Min Liu – Journal of Functional Foods

Polyphenolic derivatives from mango (Mangifera Indica L.) modulate fecal microbiome, short-chain fatty acids production and the HDAC1/AMPK/LC3 axis in rats with DSS-induced colitis – Hyemee Kim – Journal of Functional Foods

Jaboticaba berry peel intake increases short chain fatty acids production and prevent hepatic steatosis in mice fed high-fat diet – Ângela Giovana Batista – Journal of Functional Foods

Bioavailability of Isoflavone Metabolites After Korean Fermented Soybean Paste (Doenjang) Ingestion in Estrogen‐Deficient Rats – Da-Hye Lee – Journal of Food Science

Barley Products of Different Fibre Composition Selectively Change Microbiota Composition in Rats – Cristina Teixeira – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Probiotics/prebiotics

A soy-based probiotic drink modulates the microbiota and reduces body weight gain in diet-induced obese mice – Juliana de Carvalho Marchesin – Journal of Functional Foods

Probiotics in cystic fibrosis patients: A double blind crossover placebo controlled study: Pilot study from the ESPGHAN Working Group on Pancreas/CF – Stephanie Van Biervliet – Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Probiotics in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Emerging Indications – Elena Scarpato – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Murine colitis reveals a disease-associated bacteriophage community – Breck A Duerkop – Nature Microbiology

Widespread anti-CRISPR proteins in virulent bacteriophages inhibit a range of Cas9 proteins – Alexander P Hynes – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

A marginalized two-part Beta regression model for microbiome compositional data – Haitao Chai – PLOS Computational Biology

Metabolomics

Simultaneous HS-SPME GC-MS determination of short chain fatty acids, trimethylamine and trimethylamine N-oxide for gut microbiota metabolic profile – Jessica Fiori – Talanta

Techniques

Balances: a New Perspective for Microbiome Analysis – J Rivera-Pinto – mSystems

Coupling magnetic-nanoparticle mediated isolation (MMI) and stable isotope probing (SIP) for identifying and isolating the active microbes involved in phenanthrene degradation in wastewater with higher resolution and accuracy – Jibing Li – Water Research

July 25, 2018

Today’s digest consists of opinion paper from European MyNewGut project, review article on gut microbiota dysbiosis, and meta-analysis to find association between antibiotic associated microbiota perturbation and childhood obesity. Also includes application of contraceptive rings and probiotic capsules to increase vaginal lactobacilli, and how preprint publishing could create confusion in public journalism!

General microbiome

Towards microbiome-informed dietary recommendations for promoting metabolic and mental health: Opinion papers of the MyNewGut project – Yolanda Sanz – Clinical Nutrition

Review: The gut microbiota: A new target in the management of alcohol dependence? – Sophie Leclercq – Alcohol

Review: Low diversity gut microbiota dysbiosis: drivers, functional implications and recovery – Michael Kriss – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Review: Environmental factors, gut microbiota, and colorectal cancer prevention – Mingyang Song – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: The association between antibiotic use in infancy and childhood overweight or obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis – SA Miller – Obesity Reviews

Multi-site human microbiome

Unique subgingival microbiota associated with periodontitis in cirrhosis patients – Anders Jensen – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

A Metagenomic Comparison of Tracheal Aspirate and Mini-Bronchial Alveolar Lavage for Assessment of Respiratory Microbiota – Katrina Kalantar – bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

Contraceptive rings promote vaginal lactobacilli in a high bacterial vaginosis prevalence population: A randomised, open-label longitudinal study in Rwandan women – Tania Crucitti – PlosOne

Comparative phase I randomized open-label pilot clinical trial of Gynophilus® (Lcr regenerans®) immediate release capsules versus slow release muco-adhesive tablets – Caroline Dausset – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Association Between Intestinal Microbiota Collected at Hospital Admission and Outcomes of Patients with Cirrhosis – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Butyrate regulates inflammatory cytokine expression without affecting oxidative respiration in primary astrocytes from spontaneously hypertensive rats – Tao Yang – Physiological Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Quantitative stable isotope probing with H218O reveals that most bacterial taxa in soil synthesize new ribosomal RNA – Katerina Papp – The ISME Journal

Community structure and plant growth-promoting potential of cultivable bacteria isolated from Cameroon soil – Gylaine VT Tchakounte – Microbiological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effects of mercury addition on microbial community composition and nitrate removal inside permeable reactive barriers – Kenly Hiller-Bittrolff – Environmental Pollution

Food microbiology

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

Polyol-producing lactic acid bacteria isolated from sourdough and their application to reduce sugar in a quinoa-based milk substitute – Stephanie Jeske – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in cystic fibrosis patients: A double blind crossover placebo controlled study: Pilot study from the ESPGHAN Working Group on Pancreas/CF – Stephanie Van Biervliet – Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Phages and viruses

Parvovirus Minute Virus of Mice Interacts with Sites of Cellular DNA Damage to Establish and Amplify its Lytic Infection – Kinjal Majumder – eLife

Techniques

Review: The evolving interface between synthetic biology and functional metagenomics – Eric Van der Helm – Nature Chemical Biology

Targeted analysis of microbial-generated phenolic acid metabolites derived from grape flavanols by gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry – Eileen Carry – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Science, publishing, and career 

Preprints could promote confusion and distortion – Nature News

Science-adjacent’ conferences and why they matter – Nature News

Tulika’s non-microbiology picks

Metformin inhibits gluconeogenesis via a redox-dependent mechanism in vivo – Anila K Madiraju – Nature Medicine