April 19, 2018

Today we have a few day’s worth of microbiome science to chew on… some interesting skin microbiome studies, bioinformatics publications, and our typical servings of gut /plant-root-soil/animal/water-extremophiles/general microbiome studies.  Dig in!

Events and jobs

Manager, QC Microbiology – Celgene – Phoenix, AZ

Pathology and Microbiology & IPID Graduate Student Research Seminar – UNMC

General microbiome

Cost-benefit analysis of introducing next-generation sequencing (metagenomic) pathogen testing in the setting of pyrexia of unknown origin – Jia Hui Chai – PLOS ONE

* [pre-print] Phylogenetically novel uncultured microbial cells dominate Earth microbiomes – Karen G. Lloyd – bioRxiv

Hologenomics: Systems-Level Host Biology – Kevin R. Theis – mSystems

Antibiotics as Instigators of Microbial Dysbiosis: Implications for Asthma and Allergy – Tomasz P. Wypych – Trends in Immunology

[perspective] Function and functional redundancy in microbial systems – Stilianos Louca – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of the oral microbiome in mouthwash and whole saliva samples – Xiaozhou Fan – PLOS ONE

Oral Dysbiotic Communities and Their Implications in Systemic Diseases – Preethi Sudhakara – Dentistry Journal

Human skin microbiome

[pre-print] Umbilical Microbiome and Laparoscopic Surgery: A Descriptive Clinical Study – Aiolfi Alberto – Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques

The skin microbiome of wound scars and unaffected skin in patients with moderate to severe burns in the subacute phase – Su‐Hsun Liu – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome-Mediated Bile Acid Modification: Role in Intestinal Drug Absorption and Metabolism – Elaine F. Enright – Pharmacological Research

Non-microbicidal small molecule inhibition of polysaccharide metabolism in human gut microbes: a potential therapeutic avenue – Anthony D. Santilli – ACS Chemical Biology

The Use of Antimicrobials as Adjuvant Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Effects and Associated Mechanisms – Sandra Aparecida dos Reis – Diabetes / Metabolism Research and Reviews

Human Gut Microbiota Predicts Susceptibility to Vibrio cholerae Infection – Firas S Midani – The Journal of Infectious Disease

Interactions of Dihydromyricetin, a Flavonoid from Vine Tea (Ampelopsis grossedentata) with Gut Microbiota – Li Fan – Journal of Food Science

Characteristics of the gut microbiota in adult patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes based on the analysis of a fragment of 16S rRNA gene using next-generation sequencing – Dominika Salamon – Polish Archives of Internal Medicine

The Intestinal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer -Herbert Tilg – Cancer Cell

The Endotoxemia Marker Lipopolysaccharide‐Binding Protein is Reduced in Overweight‐Obese Subjects Consuming Pomegranate Extract by Modulating the Gut Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Antonio González‐Sarrías – Molecular Nutrition

Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Associated with Gut Microbiota Profile and Inflammation in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Francesca Romana Ponziani – Hepatology

Antibiotic‐Associated Disruption of Microbiota Composition and Function in Cirrhosis is Restored by Fecal Transplant – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Hepatology

Does the gastrointestinal microbiome contribute to the “obesity paradox” in melanoma survival? – E A Langan – British Journal of Dermatology

Animal experiments

Obese Mice Losing Weight Due to trans-10,cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation or Food Restriction Harbor Distinct Gut Microbiota – Laura J den Hartigh – JN The Journal of Nutrition

Tuna oil alleviate D-galactose induced aging in mice accompanied by modulating gut microbiota and brain protein expression – Dijun Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dietary Mannan Oligosaccharides Modulate Gut Microbiota, Increase Fecal Bile Acid Excretion, and Decrease Plasma Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Development – Lisa R. Hoving – Molecular Nutrition

[Review] The Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Metabolism of Polyphenols as Characterized by Gnotobiotic Mice – Pasinetti, Giulio Mari – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal microbiome 

Shared larval rearing environment, sex, female size and genetic diversity shape Ae. albopictus bacterial microbiota – Guillaume Minard – PLOS ONE

Metatranscriptome analysis of the microbial fermentation of dietary milk proteins in the murine gut – Floor Hugenholtz – PLOS ONE

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

* Bacterial communities associated with honeybee food stores are correlated with land use – Philip Donkersley – Ecology and Evolution

Evaluating the microbiome of two sampling locations in the nasal cavity of cattle with bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) – Tara G McDaneld – Journal of Animal Science

Controlling ticks and tick-borne diseases…looking forward – José de la Fuente – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

The inside tract: The appendicular, cecal, and colonic microbiome of captive aye‐ayes – Lydia K. Greene – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

Comparative Analysis of the Microbiota Between Sheep Rumen and Rabbit Cecum Provides New Insight Into Their Differential Methane Production – Lan Mi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tracing of the fecal microbiota of commercial pigs at five growth stages from birth to shipment – Geon Goo Han – Nature Scientific Reports

Development of the tonsillar microbiome in pigs from newborn through weaning – Luis Carlos Pena Cortes – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide expression in a wild tobacco plant reveals the limits of host-microbe-manipulations in the field – Arne Weinhold – eLife

Identification of Major Rhizobacterial Taxa Affected by a Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean Line via Shotgun Metagenomic Approach – Gui-Hua Lu – Genes

Culture‐independent analysis of hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial communities in environmental samples during oil‐bioremediation – Narjes Dashti – MicrobiologyOpen

Embracing Community Ecology in Plant Microbiome Research – Francisco Dini-Andreote – Trends in Plant Science

Cultivated bacterial diversity associated with the carnivorous plant Utricularia breviscapa (Lentibulariaceae) from floodplains in Brazil – Felipe Rezende Lima – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Soil microbial communities and glyphosate decay in soils with different herbicide application history – Keren Hernández Guijarro – Science of the Total Environment

Shining a light on the dark world of plant root-microbe interactions – Philip Poole – PNAS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Microbial diversity and biomarker analysis of modern freshwater microbialites from Laguna Bacalar, Mexico – D. B. Johnson – gebiology

Effect of salinity on diazotrophic activity and microbial composition of phototrophic communities from Bitter-1 soda lake (Kulunda Steppe, Russia) – Zorigto Namsarae – Extremophiles

The ecology and diversity of microbial eukaryotes in geothermal springs – Angela M. Oliverio – The ISME Journal

Built environment

Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers – Luz del Carmen Huesca-Espitia – American Society for Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacterial Communities in Serpa Cheese by Culture Dependent Techniques, 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and High-throughput Sequencing Analysis – Maria Teresa P. Gonçalves – Journal of Food Science

Revealing the microbiota of marketed edible insects through PCR-DGGE, metagenomic sequencing and real-time PCR – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Computer-guided design of optimal microbial consortia for immune system modulation – Richard R Stein – eLife

[uncorrected proof] Using pseudoalignment and base quality to accurately quantify microbial community composition – Mark Reppell – PLOS Computational Biology

Fast Metagenomic Binning via Hashing and Bayesian Clustering – Popic Victoria – Journal of Computational Biology

* Nonpareil 3: Fast Estimation of Metagenomic Coverage and Sequence Diversity – Luis M. Rodriguez-R – mSystems

Algorithms and strategies in short‐read shotgun metagenomic reconstruction of plant communities – Robert S. Harbert – Applications in Plant Science

Microbes in the news

Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient

New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

Fecal microbiota transplant improves brain function in hepatic encephalopathy

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) Presents New Preclinical Data Supporting the Development of Microbiome Therapeutics for Immuno-Oncology at AACR

Science, publishing, and career

Personal microbiome analysis improves student engagement and interest in Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Genomics undergraduate courses – K. Scott Weber – PLOS ONE

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

News articles below have actual study links inside.

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Stem cell treatment drastically reduces drinking in alcoholic rats

The Ecology Of Disadvantage: Obesity Is Not Randomly Distributed Across The U.S., According To New Study

How your next meal could help fight depression, stress

Study: People with less political knowledge think they know a lot about politics

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March 22, 2018

Of special note today: A randomized double blind controlled clinical trial on the impacts of probiotics on Alzheimer’s demonstrated an improvement in cognitive function, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and C reactive protein; and a meta-analysis of the lung microbiome in tuberculosis identified specific species that are characteristic of the disease.

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

*Meta-analysis of the lung microbiota in pulmonary tuberculosis – Bo-young Hong – Tuberculosis

Human skin microbiome

Longitudinal study of the psoriasis-associated skin microbiome during therapy with ustekinumab in a randomized Phase 3b clinical trial – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

The subgingival microbiome in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis – Ted R Mikuls – Rheumatology

Self-reported bovine milk intake is associated with oral microbiota composition – Ingegerd Johansson – PLOSone

Human uro-genital microbiome

A Distinctive Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint Is Linked With Endoscopic Postoperative Disease Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease Patients – Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interrelation of Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Autoantibody Production – Ioanna Petta – Frontiers in Immunology

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Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome signatures in mice genetically prone to develop dementia, fed a normal or fatty diet – Elena Sanguinetti – Scientific Reports

Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs – Carlo Pinna – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium – Ottavia Romoli – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Nutrient-Dependent Impact of Microbes on Drosophila suzukii Development – XiaoLi Bing – mBio

Lower dietary concentrate level increases bacterial diversity in the rumen of Cervus elaphus yarkandensis – Wenxi Qian- Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evaluation of milk sample fractions for characterization of milk microbiota from healthy and clinical mastitis cows – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLOSone

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Effects of high ambient temperature on the community structure and composition of ileal microbiome of broilers – X J Wang – Poultry Science

Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Actinobacterial Spatial Diversity in Moonmilk Deposits – Marta Maciejewska – Antibiotics

Dynamic root exudate chemistry and microbial substrate preferences drive patterns in rhizosphere microbial community assembly – Kateryna Zhalnina – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome engineering to improve biocontrol and plant growth-promoting mechanisms – Ma del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda – Microbiological Research

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth – Terry J. McGenity – The ISME Journal

Depth matters: effects of precipitation regime on soil microbial activity upon rewetting of a plant-soil system – Ilonka C. Engelhardt – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Use of in-field bioreactors demonstrate groundwater filtration influences planktonic bacterial community assembly, but not biofilm composition – Geoff A. Christensen – PLOSone

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

Microbial parasites make cyanobacteria blooms less of a trophic dead end than commonly assumed – Matilda Haraldsson – The ISME Journal

Air Microbiome

Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer
– Isabel Reche – The ISME Journal

Microbial Ecology

Review: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Metabolic Status in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blind and Controlled Trial – Elmira Akbari – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Bioinformatics

GraftM: a tool for scalable, phylogenetically informed classification of genes within metagenomes – Joel A Boyd – Nucleic Acids Research

VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing – Hiroshi Mori – BMC Systems Biology

Machine learning for tackling microbiota data and infection complications in immunocompromised patients with cancer – J. Luis Espinoza – Journal of Internal Medicine

A highly adaptive microbiome-based association test for survival traits – Hyunwook Koh – BMC Genomics

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria. A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome – Catherine Offord

‘New life form’ answers question about evolution of cells – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria – Sarah Roberts had a germ of an idea: let bacteria take creative control – Anna Marks – Wired

Crocheted and Embroidered Bacteria Grow in Elin Thomas’s Fiber Art Petri Dishes – Laura Staugaitis – Colossal

 

March 18, 2018

An interesting book and multiple animal microbiome papers for today’s digest!

General microbiome
Book: Clinical Immunology (Fifth Edition): Principles and Practice – Robert R. Rich, Thomas A. Fleisher, William T. Shearer, Harry W. Schroeder, Anthony J. Frew, Cornelia M. Weyand
Multiple chapters may be of interest, including:

Human skin microbiome
Review: Cutaneous Barriers and Skin Immunity: Differentiating A Connected Network – Stefanie Eyerich – Trends in Immunology

Human gut microbiome
TonB-dependent transport by the gut microbiota: novel aspects of an old problem – David N Bolam – Current Opinion on Structural Biology

ReviewFrailty and the gut – Antonio Di Sabatino – Digestive and Liver Disease

Animal experiments
Chronic exposure to low concentrations of lead induces metabolic disorder and dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in mice – Jizhou Xia – Science of the Total Environment

Polystyrene microplastics induce gut microbiota dysbiosis and hepatic lipid metabolism disorder in mice – Liang Lu – Science of the Total Environment

Expression of recombinant human lysozyme in bacterial artificial chromosome transgenic mice promotes the growth of Bifidobacterium and inhibits the growth of Salmonella in the intestine – Lu Dan – Journal of Biotechnology

Comparative analysis of gut microbial community in healthy and tibial dyschondroplasia affected chickens by high throughput sequencing – Xiaole Tong – Microbial Pathogenesis

Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus Attenuates Colitis in C57BL/6 Mice via Regulation of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation-related Signaling Pathways and Modulating the Composition of the Gut Microbiota – Yilin Ren – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Variations in methane yield and microbial community profiles in the rumen of dairy cows as they pass through stages of first lactation – Tamsin Lyons – Journal of Dairy Science

Animal microbiome
Allelic variation in a single genomic region alters the microbiome of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata – Euan R O Allan – Journal of Heredity

Microbiomes associated with bovine periodontitis and oral health – Ana C. Borsanelli – Veterinary Microbiology

ReviewCurrent perspectives of the chicken gastrointestinal tract and its microbiome – D. Borda-Molina – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Built environment
Review: Bioremediation of a pentacyclic PAH, Dibenz(a,h)Anthracene- A long road to trip with bacteria, fungi, autotrophic eukaryotes and surprises – Vidya Vasudevan – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
Microbial community dynamics of a blue-veined raw milk cheese from the United Kingdom – Dewi Yunita – Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
A mathematical model of multiple delayed feedback control system of the gut microbiota—Antibiotics injection controlled by measured metagenomic data – Yueping Dong – Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications

Review: Synthetic biology in probiotic lactic acid bacteria: At the frontier of living therapeutics – Zachary JS Mays – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

ReviewThe role of the gut microbiota in the pathology and prevention of liver disease – Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Phages and viruses
Preprint: Avian influenza viruses in wild birds: virus evolution in a multi-host ecosystem – Divya Venkatesh – bioRxiv

New Genomes
Sanguibacter massiliensis sp. nov., Actinomyces minihominissp. nov., Clostridium minihomine sp. nov., Neobittarella massiliensis gen. nov., and Miniphocibacter massiliensis gen. nov., new bacterial species isolated by culturomics from human stool samples. – Melhem Bilen – New Microbes and New Infections

Microbes in the news
Weighty challenge: Untangling obesity’s hidden picture – Jamie Morton – NZ Herald

Microbes on the market
Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research – Amber Thompson – Register Journal

March 15, 2018

A few interesting articles in early life human microbiome, plus:
A comparison between Staphylococcus epidermidis commensal and pathogenic lineages from the skin of healthy individuals living in North American and India; A new tool to reconstruct microbial genome-scale metabolic models (GSMMs) from their genome sequence; The seasonal changes in Amazon rainforest soil microbiome are associated with changes in the canopy; A specific class of chemicals secreted by birds modulates their feather microbiome; chronic stress alters gut microbiota and triggers a specific immune response in a mouse model of colitis; and evidence that the short chain fatty acids profile in the gut reflects the impact of dietary fibre on the microbiome using the PolyFermS continuous intestinal fermentation model.

Pregnancy and early life

*Maternal influence on the fetal microbiome in a population-based study of the first-pass meconium – Terhi Tapiainen – Pediatric Research

*Bifidobacterium longum subsp infantis CECT7210 supplemented formula reduces diarrhoea in healthy infants: a randomized controlled trial – Joaquin Escribano – Pediatric Research

*Gut microbiota in adolescents and the association with fatty liver: The EPOCH study – Maggie A Stanislawski – Pediatric Research

Review: Does Dysbiosis in Intestinal Microbiome Plays a Role in Children with Relapsing Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome? – Crespo-Salgado J. – American Journal of Nephrology

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Children with Relapsing Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome – Tsuji S – American Journal of Nephrology

Human skin microbiome

*Phylogenomic Based Comparative Studies on Indian and American Commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis Isolates – Shikha Sharma – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Unusual oral mucosal microbiota after hematopoietic cell transplantation with glycopeptide antibiotics: potential association with pathophysiology of oral mucositis – Misato Muro – Folia Microbiologica

Supragingival and subginival microbiota from patients with poor oral hygiene submitted to radiotherapy for head and neck cancer treatment – Elerson Gaetti-Jardim Jr – Archives of Oral Biology

Human nearly-sterile sites

PrePrint: Transcriptome analysis in whole blood reveals increased microbial 1 diversity in schizophrenia – Loes M Olde Loohuis – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Investigations on the interplays between Schistosoma mansoni, praziquantel and the gut microbiome – Pierre H. H. Schneeberger – Parasites and Vectors

FUT2 genotype and secretory status are not associated with fecal microbial composition and inferred function in healthy subjects – Williams Turpin – Gut Microbes

Bacterial growth, flow, and mixing shape human gut microbiota density and composition – Markus Arnoldini – Gut Microbes

Complementary effects of cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber on chronic inflammation and gut health – Joseph M. Awika – Food & Function

Roseburia intestinalis alleviates experimental colitis pathology by inducing anti-inflammatory responses – Zhaohua Shen – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Targeting gut microbiota in hepatocellular carcinoma: probiotics as a novel therapy – Murphy L. Y. Wan – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

Fecal Microbiota Signatures Are Associated with Response to Ustekinumab Therapy among Crohn’s Disease Patients – Matthew K. Doherty – mBio

Disruption of the Gut Microbiota With Antibiotics Exacerbates Acute Vascular Rejection
Kevin Rey – Transplantation

Review: Multiple hit infection and autoimmunity: the dysbiotic microbiota–ACPA connection in rheumatoid arthritis – Lazaros I Sakkas – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

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In vitro experiments

*Understanding the prebiotic potential of different dietary fibers using an in vitro continuous adult fermentation model (PolyFermS) – Sophie A. Poeker – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Diet, Genetics, and the Gut Microbiome Drive Dynamic Changes in Plasma Metabolites – Shiho Fujisaka – Cell Reports

Fructose liquid and solid formulations differently affect gut integrity, microbiota composition and related liver toxicity: a comparative in vivo study – Raffaella Mastrocola – Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

NLRX1 Modulates Immunometabolic Mechanisms Controlling the Host–Gut Microbiota Interactions during Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Andrew Leber – Frontiers in Immunology

Tapering Courses of Oral Vancomycin Induce Persistent Disruption of the Microbiota that Provide Colonization Resistance to Clostridium difficile and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Mice – Myreen E. Tomas – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

The Lung Microbiota of Healthy Mice are Highly Variable, Cluster by Environment, and Reflect Variation in Baseline Lung Innate Immunity – Robert P. Dickson – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Interactions between stress and sex in microbial responses within the microbiota-gut-brain axis to stress in a mouse model – Matthew C.B. Tsilimigras – Psychosomatic Medicine

*Chronic stress promotes colitis by disturbing the gut microbiota and triggering immune system response – Xinghua Gao – PNAS

Modulation of inflammatory arthritis by gut microbiota through mucosal inflammation and autoantibody generation – Widian K. Jubair – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Genetic Markers Are Associated with the Ruminal Microbiome and Metabolome in Grain and Sugar Challenged Dairy Heifers – Helen M. Golder

Animal microbiome

Gut microbes limit growth in house sparrow nestlings (Passer domesticus) but not through limitations in digestive capacity – Kevin D. Kohl – Integrative Zoology

*Chemical regulation of body feather microbiota in a wild bird – Staffan Jacob – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial community changes in response to oil contamination and perennial crop cultivation – Lijuan Yan – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Integrated network analysis reveals the importance of microbial interactions for maize growth – Jiemeng Tao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

*Spatio-temporal dynamics of soil bacterial communities as a function of Amazon forest phenology – Erika Buscardo – Scientific Reports

Microbiome dynamics during ensiling of corn with and without Lactobacillus plantarum inoculant – Jitendra Keshridf – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Barcoded Pyrosequencing Reveals a Shift in the Bacterial Community in the Rhizosphere and Rhizoplane of Rehmannia glutinosa under Consecutive Monoculture – Linkun Wu – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Chrysomya megacephala larvae feeding favourably influences manure microbiome, heavy metal stability and greenhouse gas emissions – Xiaoyun Wang – Microbial Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mosaic patterns of B-vitamin synthesis and utilization in a natural marine microbial community – Laura Gómez-Consarnau – bioRxiv

Microbial Ecology

Mycotoxin: Its Impact on Gut Health and Microbiota – Winnie-Pui-Pui Liew – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Effect of an Enterococcus faecium probiotic on specific IgA following live Salmonella Enteritidis vaccination of layer chickens – Breno C. B. Beirão – Avian Pathology

Effect of a Protein Supplement on the Gut Microbiota of Endurance Athletes: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Pilot Study – Diego Moreno-Pérez – Nutrients

Fecal Transplants

Fecal transplants in spondyloarthritis and uveitis: ready for a clinical trial? – Rene Y Choi – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

Phages and viruses

Together Forever: Bacterial–Viral Interactions in Infection and Immunity – Zhenda Shi – Viruses

Bioinformatics

*Towards predicting the environmental metabolome from metagenomics with a mechanistic model – Daniel R. Garza – Nature Microbiology

Phylogenetic convolutional neural networks in metagenomics – Diego Fioravanti – BMC Bioinformatics

Waste and Pollution

Illumina MiSeq Sequencing reveals microbial community in HA process for dyeing wastewater treatment fed with different co-substrates – Xuehui Xie – Chemosphere

Techniques

Influence of fecal collection conditions and 16S rRNA gene sequencing at two centers on human gut microbiota analysis – Jocelyn Sietsma Penington – Scientific Reports

Direct detection of Coccidioides from Arizona soils using CocciENV, a highly sensitive and specific real-time PCR assay – J R Bowers – Medical Mycology

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March 12, 2018

Today we have  interesting reviews by Thomas S.B. about gut microbiome and by F. Newberry about microbiome and virome contribution to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Another highlight for viruses is a commentary by Y.Z. Zhang on how metagenomics has changed our understanding of RNA viruses. Check these recommendations as well as many other articles in today’s digest.

General microbiome

AnalysisMicrobiome Research in a Social World – Diana Crow – Cell

Commentary: The Past and Future Biology of the Human Microbiome in an Age of Extinctions – Martin J. Blaser – Cell

Perspective: Major New Microbial Groups Expand Diversity and Alter our Understanding of the Tree of Life – Cindy J. Castelle – Cell

Review: The Biology of CRISPR-Cas: Backward and Forward – Frank Hille – Cell

Human skin microbiome

The Microbiome in Dermatology – Shenara Musthaq – Clinics in Dermatology

Fragile skin microbiomes in megacities are assembled by a predominantly niche-based process – Hye-Jin Kim – Science Advances

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Review: Altered microbiome in chronic kidney disease: systemic effects of gut-derived uremic toxins – Wei Ling Lau – Clinical Science

Human urinary microbiome

Microbial metagenome of urinary tract infection – Ahmed Moustafa – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Neuroinflammation, Gut Microbiome, and Alzheimer’s Disease – Li Lin – Molecular Neurobiology

Gut microbiota and its implications in small bowel transplantation – Chenyang Wang – Frontiers of Medicine

Festschrift for Ronan O’Connell: pouchitis, ulcerative colitis and the microbiome – Aonghus Lavelle – Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

Lipid nanoparticles to counteract gastric infection without affecting gut microbiota – Catarina Leal Seabraa – European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

Gut microbiota dysbiosis is associated with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children – Xingcui Wanga – International Immunopharmacology

Gut Microbiota Signature in Heart Failure Defined From Profiling of 2 Independent Cohorts – Martin Kummen – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Toxin profile of fecal Clostridium perfringens strains isolated from children with autism spectrum disorders – Góra Bartłomiej – Anaerobe

Exploration of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of refractory diarrhea after renal transplantation  – Bo Gu – Transplantation Proceedings

Review: The Human Gut Microbiome: From Association to Modulation – Thomas S.B. Schmidt – Cell

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota mediates diurnal variation of acetaminophen induced acute liver injury in mice – Shenhai Gong – Journal of Hepatology

Microbiota composition, gene pool and its expression in Gir cattle (Bos indicus) rumen under different forage diets using metagenomic and metatranscriptomic approaches – Ramesh J. Pandit – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Animal microbiome 

Understanding the Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Marcio Carvalho Costa – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice

The association between gut microbiome, sex, age and body condition scores of horses in Maiduguri and its environs – Esther Solomon Mshelia – Microbial Pathogenesis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phenolic compounds as antioxidants and chemopreventive drugs from Streptomyces cellulosae strain TES17 isolated from rhizosphere of Camellia sinensis – Riveka Rani – Microbiome

A decade of Streptococcus thermophilus phage evolution in an Irish dairy plant – Katherine Lavelle – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Simultaneous application of two herbicides and green compost in a field experiment: Implications on soil microbial community – C. García-Delgado – Applied Soil Ecology

Distribution of prokaryotic communities throughout the Chernozem profiles under different land uses for over a century – Mikhail V. Semenov – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Communication: Potential for primary productivity in a globally-distributed bacterial phototroph – E. D. Graham – The ISME Journal

Incubation with macroalgae induces large shifts in water column microbiota, but minor changes to the epibiota of co-occurring macroalgae – Melissa Y Chen – Molecular Ecology

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems – L. Pita – Microbiome

Microbiome dynamics in a large artificial seawater aquarium – Nastassia V. Patin – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Conserved genomic and amino acid traits of cold adaptation in subzero-growing Arctic permafrost bacteria – Isabelle Raymond-Bouchard – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Built environment

Phenol removal performance and microbial community shift during pH shock in a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) – Hao Zhou – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Evaluation of process performance, energy consumption and microbiota characterization in a ceramic membrane bioreactor for ex-situ biomethanation of H2 and CO2 – Natalia Alfaro – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Assessing the functionality and genetic diversity of lactococcal prophages – Philip Kelleher – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The bacterial biota of laboratory-reared edible mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.): From feed to frass – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Does the microbiome and virome contribute to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome? – Fiona Newberry –  Clinical Science

Commentary: Using Metagenomics to Characterize an Expanding Virosphere – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Cell

Techniques

Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Raoultella ornithinolytica and other related bacteria in food by lateral-flow test strip immunoassays – Tatsuya Tominaga

Microbes in the news 

Virus from a pond treats man with antibiotic-resistant infection

Manipulating gut microbes may reduce intestinal parasitic infections

Study Shows Gut Bacteria Can Spread to Other Organs And Trigger Disease

Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria

Could Our Gut Be the Source of a New Generation of Drugs?

Microbes and art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria

 

February 28, 2018

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

 

Human and General microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Animal Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pathogen research

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

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

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

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

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

 

Food Microbiome

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

 

Water Microbiome

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

 

Extremophiles

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

 

Other papers

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

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

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

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

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

February 23, 2018

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

Human Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Human Pathogens

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

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

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

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

 

Food Microbiome

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

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

 

Plant and Environmental Microbiomes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Microbes in General

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

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