January 28, 2019

Human and General Microbiome

Book Chapter: Necrotizing Enterocolitis and the Preterm Infant Microbiome. – Jillian R. Baranowski – Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series

Book Chapter: Shaping Microbiota During the First 1000 Days of Life. – Marta Selma-Royo – Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series

Book Chapter: Targeting Food Allergy with Probiotics. – Lorella Paparo – Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series

Review: The relation of the vaginal microbiota to early pregnancy development during In Vitro Fertilization treatment-A meta-analysis. – M. Singer – Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction

Review: Neuropeptides in the microbiota-brain axis and feeding behavior in autism spectrum disorder. – Sergueï O.Fetissov – Nutrition (Elsevier)

Review: Gut microbiome and cancer immunotherapy. – Weina Li – Cancer Letters

Review: The Microbiome-Host Interaction as a Potential Driver of Anastomotic Leak. – Victoria M. Gershuni – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: The links between the gut microbiome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). – Zahra Safari – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Review: The role of chronic kidney disease-associated dysbiosis in cardiovascular disease.  – Mark A Bryniarski – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Review: The Interplay between Immunity and Microbiota at Intestinal Immunological Niche: The Case of Cancer. – Rossella Cianci – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Spotlight: Ethnicity-Influenced Microbiota: A Future Healthcare Perspective. – Madhusmita Dehingia – Trends in Microbiology

Exploration of microbiota targets for major depressive disorder and mood related traits. – Yu-Chu Ella Chung – Journal of Psychiatric Research

Altered fecal bacterial composition correlates with disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease and the extent of IL8 induction. – Farnaz Heidarian – Current Research in Translational Medicine

Metagenome – Inferred bacterial replication rates in cystic fibrosis airways. – Katarzyna Pienkowska – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Among older adults, age-related changes in the stool microbiome differ by HIV-1 serostatus. – Jay Liu – EBioMedicine

Deep sequencing reveals specific bacterial signatures in the subgingival microbiota of healthy subjects. – Eri Ikeda – Clinical Oral Investigations

Close social relationships correlate with human gut microbiota composition. – Kimberly A. Dill-McFarland – Scientific Reports

The gut microbiota heterogeneity and assembly changes associated with the IBD. – Yang Sun – Scientific Reports

The respiratory microbiota: new insights into pulmonary tuberculosis. – Setegn Eshetie – BMC Infectious Diseases

 

Faecal Transplants

Letter to the Editor: Faecal microbiota transplant for eradication of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: a lesson in applying best practice? – Benjamin H. Mullish – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Clinical characteristic and fecal microbiota responses to probiotic or antidepressant in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome with depression comorbidity: a pilot study. – Lu Zhang – Chinese Medical Journal

Multi-session fecal microbiota transplantation using colonoscopy has favorable outcomes for the treatment of steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis. – Young-Seok Cho – Intestinal Research

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Effect of Probiotic Use on Adverse Events in Adult Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a Retrospective Cohort Study. – Maria Pina Dore – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Identification of the novel role of butyrate as AhR ligand in human intestinal epithelial cells. – Ludovica Marinelli – Scientific Reports

Bifidobacterium bifidum ATCC 15696 and Bifidobacterium breve 24b metabolic interaction based on 2′-O-fucosyl-lactose studied in steady-state cultures in a Freter-style chemostat. – Manuela Centanni – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Oral supplements of combined fructo- and xylo-oligosaccharides during perinatal period significantly offsets acrylamide-induced oxidative impairments and neurotoxicity in rats. – Muralidhara Krishna – Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology

Impact of Grain Sorghum Polyphenols on Microbiota of Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Subjects during In Vitro Fecal Fermentation. – Danielle Ashley – Nutrients

Geographical location specific composition of cultured microbiota and Lactobacillus occurrence in human breast milk in China. – Mengfan Ding – Food & Function

 

Animal Microbiome

Review: The Road Not Taken: The Rumen Microbiome, Functional Groups, and Community States. – Sarah Moraïs – Trends in Microbiology

Gut microbiota affects development and olfactory behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. – Huili Qiao – Journal of Experimental Biology

Genomic diversity landscape of the honey bee gut microbiota. – Kirsten M. Ellegaard – Nature Communications

Abnormal composition of gut microbiota contributes to delirium-like behaviors after abdominal surgery in mice. – Jie Zhang – Neuroscience and Therapeutics

Functional Interactions between Gut Microbiota Transplantation, Quercetin and High Fat Diet Determine Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Development in Germ-Free Mice. – David Porras – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Metagenomic dissection of the canine gut microbiota: insights into taxonomic, metabolic and nutritional features. – Giulia Alessandri – Environmental Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiome

Succession Patterns and Physical Niche Partitioning in Microbial Communities from Subsurface Coal Seams. – Silas H.W.Vick – iScience

 

Food Microbiome

Book Chapter: Microbial Ecology of Fermented Vegetables and Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Current Knowledge on Their Impact on Human Health. – Laura Lavefve – Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

 

Methodologies

Review: A crash course in sequencing for a microbiologist. – Aleksandra Kozińska – Journal of Applied Genetics

Review: The Quest for Novel Antimicrobial Compounds: Emerging Trends in Research, Development, and Technologies. – Pavan K. Mantravadi – Antibiotics

Effects of the long-term storage of human fecal microbiota samples collected in RNAlater. – Julien Tap – Scientific Reports

A sensitive GC/MS detection method for analyzing microbial metabolites short chain fatty acids in fecal and serum samples. – Shuming Zhang – Talanta

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January 14, 2019

Human/General Microbiome

Establishment of vaginal microbiota composition in early pregnancy and its association with subsequent preterm prelabor rupture of the fetal membranes – Richard G. Brown – Translational Research

Sex differences in the gut microbiota as potential determinants of gender predisposition to disease – Jose A. Santos‐Marcos – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

AllergoOncology: microbiota in allergy and cancer – an EAACI position paper – E Untersmayr – Allergy

Comment: Gut microbiota and hypertension – Jun-ichi Oyama – Hypertension Research

Comment: Host-microbiota interactions: from holobiont theory to analysis – Jean-Christophe Simon – Microbiome

Longitudinal Analyses of Gut-Associated Bacterial Microbiota in Ulcerative Colitis Patients – Luma Al-Bayati – Archives of Iranian Medicine

What is the Healthy Gut Microbiota Composition? A Changing Ecosystem across Age, Environment, Diet, and Diseases – Emanuele Rinninella – Microorganisms

A Prospective Study In Severely Injured Patients Reveals An Altered Gut Microbiome Is Associated With Transfusion Volume – Susannah E. Nicholson – Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Review: Integration of microbiology, molecular pathology, and epidemiology: a new paradigm to explore the pathogenesis of microbiome-driven neoplasms – Tsuyoshi Hamada – The Journal of Pathology

Review: Targeting gut microbiota with dietary components on cancer: Effects and potential mechanisms of action – Jun Tao – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Disorganized Gut Microbiome Contributed to Liver Cirrhosis Progression: A Meta-Omics-Based Study – Li Shao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Leveraging Multilayered “Omics” Data for Atopic Dermatitis: A Road Map to Precision Medicine – Debajyoti Ghosh – Frontiers in Immunology

Systemic instruction of cell-mediated immunity by the intestinal microbiome – John Grainger – F1000Research

Fecal microbiota transplantation in refractory ulcerative colitis – a case report – B. D. Moutinho – Journal of International Medical Research

Current Opinion: Acne, the Skin Microbiome, and Antibiotic Treatment – Haoxiang Xu – American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

Fusobacterium nucleatum promotes chemoresistance to 5-fluorouracil by upregulation of BIRC3 expression in colorectal cancer – Sheng Zhang – Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Enteric dysbiosis and fecal calprotectin expression in premature infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Pediatric Research

 

Animal Models

Obesity Aggravates Acute Pancreatitis via Damaging Intestinal Mucosal Barrier and Changing Microbiota Composition in Rats – Cheng Ye – Scientific Reports

Asperlin Stimulates Energy Expenditure and Modulates Gut Microbiota in HFD-Fed Mice – Chongming Wu – Marine Drugs

Preventive Effect of Spontaneous Physical Activity on the Gut-Adipose Tissue in a Mouse Model That Mimics Crohn’s Disease Susceptibility – Florie Maillard – Cells

Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo‐Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

The Metabolic Response to a Low Amino Acid Diet is Independent of Diet-Induced Shifts in the Composition of the Gut Microbiome – Heidi H. Pak – Scientific Reports

 

More Animal Microbiomes

Generational conservation of composition and diversity of field-acquired midgut microbiota in Anopheles gambiae (sensu lato) during colonization in the laboratory – Jewelna Akorli – Parasites & Vectors

Potential role of host-derived quorum quenching in modulating bacterial colonization in the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita – Nancy Weiland-Bräuer – Scientific Reports

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Effect of Food Structure and Processing on (Poly)phenol-Gut Microbiota Interactions and the Effects on Human Health – Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán – Annual Reviews of Food Science and Technology

Dietary Fructooligosaccharide and Glucomannan Alter Gut Microbiota and Improve Bone Metabolism in Senescence-Accelerated Mouse – Kenichi Tanabe – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Plant Microbiome

Characterizing both bacteria and fungi improves understanding of the Arabidopsis root microbiome – Joy Bergelson – Scientific Reports

 

December 20, 2018

In the wait of Christmas weekend and holidays, some quick reading for updates in microbiome field. Today’s digest include articles on improving metagenomic data analysis and integrating different -omics datasets; review article on potential of microbiome to address antimicrobial resistance and meta-analysis on benefits of probiotic supplements in kidney disease.

General microbiome

Microbiome as a tool and a target in the effort to address antimicrobial resistance – David A. Relman – PNAS

Gut microbiota and health: connecting actors across the metabolic system – F. Fava – Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

Dietary sugar silences a colonization factor in a mammalian gut symbiont – Guy E. Townsend II – PNAS

Human gut microbiome

Genomic variation and strain-specific functional adaptation in the human gut microbiome during early life – Tommi Vatanen – Nature Microbiology

Phylogenetic barriers to horizontal transfer of antimicrobial peptide resistance genes in the human gut microbiota – Bálint Kintses – Nature Microbiology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Critically Ill Patient – Berkeley N. Limketkai – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Effects of probiotic supplements on the progression of chronic kidney disease: a meta‐analysis – Sibei Tao – Nephrology

Signatures within the esophageal microbiome are associated with host genetics, age, and disease – Nandan P. Deshpande – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiomes in children with asthma and dental caries – Sergey V. Cherkasov – Oral Diseases

Animal experiments

Microbial fermentation of flaxseed fibers modulates the transcriptome of GPR41-expressing enteroendocrine cells and protects mice against diet-induced obesity – Tulika Arora – Americal Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism

Transcriptome-wide reprogramming of N6-methyladenosine modification by the mouse microbiome – Xiaoyun Wang – Cell Research

Antidepressant treatment modulates the gut microbiome and metabolome during pregnancy and lactation in rats with a depressive-like phenotype – Anouschka S. Ramsteijn – BioRxiv

Association of gut microbiota composition and function with a senescence-accelerated mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease using 16S rRNA gene and metagenomic sequencing analysis – Weijun Peng – Aging

Prebiotics and synbiotics – in ovo delivery for improved lifespan condition in chicken – M. Siwek – BMC Veterinary Research

The response of colonic mucosa-associated microbiota composition, mucosal immune homeostasis, and barrier function to early-life galactooligosaccharides intervention in suckling piglets – Jue Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Techniques

Microbiome characterization by high-throughput transfer RNA sequencing and modification analysis – Michael H. Schwartz – Nature Communications

Simple statistical identification and removal of contaminant sequences in marker-gene and metagenomics data – Nicole M. Davis – Microbiome

Multiomics modeling of the immunome, transcriptome, microbiome, proteome and metabolome adaptations during human pregnancy – Mohammad Sajjad Ghaemi – Bioinformatics

Introducing THOR, a model microbiome for genetic dissection of community behavior – Gabriel L. Lozano – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Prebiotics Benefit the Gut Microbiome of Both Children and Adults – Market watch

Non-microbiology picks

Technologies to address antimicrobial resistance – Stephen J. Baker – PNAS

December 19, 2018

Toady’s digest features research that gives insight on the formation of lower respiratory tract microbiota in infants and the differential role of TL1A in acute and chronic colitis.

General microbiome

Profiling mycobacterial communities in pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease – Steven A. Cowman – PLOS ONE


Pregnancy and early life

*Early-Life Formation of the Microbial and Immunological Environment of the Human Airways – CélinePattaroni – Cell Host & Microbe


Human reproductive microbiome

Review: Uterine microbiome—low biomass and high expectations – Iolanda Garcia-Grau – Biology of Reproduction


Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Microbiome and disease in the upper airway – Jivianne T. Lee – Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Human gut microbiome

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Cormac Brian Fitzgerald – BMC Genomics

Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort – Tamar F. Barlam – PLOS ONE

Review: Gut microbiota: a potential manipulator for host adipose tissue and energy metabolism – Bohan Rong – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry


Animal experiments

*Microbiota-Induced TNF-like Ligand 1A Drives Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Barrier Protection and Intestinal T Cell Activation during Colitis – Jim G.Castellanos – Immunity

LC–MS-Based Metabolomics and Lipidomics Study of High-Density-Lipoprotein-Modulated Glucose Metabolism with an apoA-I Knockout Mouse Model – Jia Liu – Journal of Proteome Research

TLR4 deficiency reduces pulmonary resistance to Streptococcus pneumoniae in gut microbiota-disrupted mice – Hongyan Wang – PLOS ONE

Zengye decoction induces alterations to metabolically active gut microbiota in aged constipated rats – Deliang Liu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy


Animal microbiome

Floral and Foliar Source Affect the Bee Nest Microbial Community – Jason A. Rothman – Microbial Ecology

Effects of urbanization on the foraging ecology and microbiota of the generalist seabird Larus argentatus – Matthew Fuirst – PLOS ONE

Disruption of the microbiota affects physiological and evolutionary aspects of insecticide resistance in the German cockroach, an important urban pest – Jose E. Pietri _ PLOS ONE

The composition and structure of the intestinal microflora of Anguilla marmorata at different growth rates: a deep sequencing study – Mao Lin – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: Composition and functional roles of the gut microbiota in mosquitoes – Michael R. Strand – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Review: Transcriptomic analyses uncover emerging roles of mucins, lysosome/secretory addressing and detoxification pathways in insect midguts – Walter R. Terra – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Terrestriality and bacterial transfer: a comparative study of gut microbiomes in sympatric Malagasy mammals – Amanda C. Perofsky – The ISME Journal


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dead or alive; or does it really matter? Level of congruency between trophic modes in total and active fungal communities in High Arctic soil – Magdalena Wutkowska – Frontiers in Microbiology


Water and extremophile microbiome

Reduced TCA cycle rates at high hydrostatic pressure hinder hydrocarbon degradation and obligate oil degraders in natural, deep-sea microbial communities – Alberto Scoma- The ISME Journal

Evidence of selective pressure in whale fall microbiome proteins and its potential application to industry – Robert Cardoso deFreitas – Marine Genomics

AgNPs change microbial community structures of wastewater – Yuting Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Performance and microbial community of an electric biological integration reactor (EBIR) for treatment of wastewater containing ibuprofen – Yan Feng – Bioresource Technology

 

Food microbiology

Spoilage microbial community profiling by 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing of modified atmosphere packaged live mussels at cold storage temperature – Olumide A.Odeyemi – Food Research International

Genomic resolution of bacterial populations in saccharin and cyclamate degradation – YuDeng – Science of The Total Environment


Phages and viruses

Nanopore-based detection and characterization of yam viruses – Denis Filloux – Scientific Reports


Metabolomics

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Mingxiao Yang – Scientific Reports


Techniques

Review: Quantifying microbial chatter: scanning electrochemical microscopy as a tool to study interactions in biofilms – Sophie E. Darch – Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Metabolic Fingerprinting of Bacteria Exposed to Nanomaterials, Using Online Databases, NMR, and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos – Nanotoxicity

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Science, publishing, and career

Commentary : Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility – Alexandra L. J. Freeman – BMC Medicine

Could a double blind peer review process reduce gender bias?

Preprint: The Case For and Against Double-blind Reviews – Amelia R – bioRxiv

December 16, 2018

A Happy Weekend to one and all. 

Today’s Microbiome Digest features the recent articles covering the techniques and treatments, microbiome of infants, gut, oral, eye and vaginal microbiome, host-microbe interactions, diet and probiotic supplementations, co-culture models and its impact on biofilm reduction, soil microbiome and microbial ecology, comparative study of microbiome in various diseases, role of microbiome on various cancers, metabolomics, animal and insect microbiome, myco and yeast biome, genes and genomics of good and bad bacteria.  ENJOY READING.

TECHNIQUES:

Rapid Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility by Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging of D2O Metabolism – Weili Hong – bioRxiv

CaptureSeq: Capture-based enrichment of cpn60 gene fragments empowers pan-Domain profiling of microbial communities without universal PCR – Matthew G Links – bioRxiv

Characterization of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria in Constructed Wetland Microcosms Used to Treat Crude Oil Polluted Water– Amer Jamal Hashmat- Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

A Probe-Enabled Approach for the Selective Isolation and Characterization of Functionally Active Subpopulations in the Gut Microbiome – Whidbey C – J Am Chem Soc.

Combined extraction method for metabolomic and PLFA analysis of soil – Jeffrey S.Buyer – Applied Soil Ecology

CLAME: a new alignment-based binning algorithm allows the genomic description of a novel Xanthomonadaceae from the Colombian Andes – Andres Benavides – BMC Genomics

Harnessing CRISPR-Cas systems for precision engineering of designer probiotic lactobacilli – Yong JunGoh – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Evaluating the Efficiency of Primer Extension Capture as a Method to Enrich DNA Extractions – Winters M – J Forensic Sci

TREATMENTS:

Intestinal Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the Aqueous Extract from Ipomoea asarifolia in DNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats – da Silva VC – Int J Mol Sci.

Effect of Marine Microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa Ethanol Extract on Lipid Metabolism and Gut Microbiota Composition in High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats – Wan X – Mar Drugs

Flavonoids and Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Li Y – Antioxidants (Basel)

Effects of Rich-Polyphenols Extract of Dendrobium loddigesii on Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, and Gut Microbiota Modulation in db/db Mice – Li XW – Molecules

Evidence-based mixture containing Lactobacillus strains and lactoferrin to prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis: a double blind, placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial – R. Russo – Beneficial Microbes

ORAL MICROBIOME:

Bacterial profile of the supragingival dental biofilm in children with deciduous and early mixed dentition using next generation sequencing (HOMINGS) technique – Harris-Ricardo J – Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin.

Oral Dysbiosis in Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Cirrhosis: A Review of the Literature – Mohammed H – Biomedicines

Subgingival lipid A profile and endotoxin activity in periodontal health and disease – Strachan A – Clin Oral Investig

GENOME AND GENOMICS:
Iron-associated protein interaction networks reveal the key functional modules related to survival and virulence of Pasteurella multocida – Theeraphol Jatuponwiphat – Microbial Pathogenesis

Identification of putative non-host essential genes and novel drug targets against Acinetobacter baumannii by in silico comparative genome analysis – Reaz Uddin – Microbial pathogenesis

Epilithic Biofilms in Lake Baikal: Screening and Diversity of PKS and NRPS Genes in the Genomes of Heterotrophic Bacteria – Sukhanova E – Pol J Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Fitzgerald CB – BMC Genomics

INSECT MICROBIOME:

Metagenomic 16S rRNA gene sequencing survey of Borrelia species in Irish samples of Ixodes ricinus ticks – John S Lambert – bioRxiv

MARINE MICROBIOME:

Uncultured marine cyanophages encode for active NblA, phycobilisome proteolysis adaptor protein – Omer Nadal – bioRxiv

A fundamental difference between macrobiota and microbial eukaryotes: Protistan plankton has a species maximum in the freshwater-marine transition zone of the Baltic Sea – Filker S – Environ Microbiol

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE:

Antibiotic usage promotes the evolution of resistance against gepotidacin, a novel multi-targeting drug – Petra Szili – bioRxiv

Role of Bentonite on the Mobility of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Microbial Community in Oxytetracycline and Cadmium Contaminated Soil – Guo H – Front Microbiol

HflXr, a homolog of a ribosome-splitting factor, mediates antibiotic resistance – Duval M – Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Antibiotics may increase triazine herbicide exposure risk via disturbing gut microbiota – Zhan J – Microbiome

SOIL MICROBIOME:

REVIEW: The rhizosphere microbiome: A key component of sustainable cork oak forests in trouble – Fatima Zahra Maghnia – Forest Ecology and Management

VIROME:

The intestinal virome of malabsorption syndrome-affected and unaffected broilers through shotgun metagenomics – Diane A.Lima – Virus Research

MYCO and YEAST-BIOME:

Snf2 controls pulcherriminic acid biosynthesis and connects pigmentation and antifungal activity of the yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima – Deborah Gore-Lloyd – bioRxiv

Nitrogen deprivation in Fusarium oxysporum promotes mycotoxin production via intermediates in the Krebs cycle and unreported methylmalonyl-CoA mutase activity – A. V. Karpe – Metabolomics

METABOLOMICS:

Gut microbiome structure and metabolic activity in inflammatory bowel disease – Eric A. Franzosa – Nature Microbiology

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Yang M – Sci Rep

Isobaric Labeling Quantitative Metaproteomics for the Study of Gut Microbiome Response to Arsenic – Liu CW – J Proteome Res.

GENERAL MICROBIOME:

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Wyatt M. Arnold – Genomic Applications in Pathology

Microbes: possible link between modern lifestyle transition and the rise of metabolic syndrome – Moossavi S – Obes Rev.

CANCER and MICROBIOTA:

Microbiota in cancer development and treatment – Muhammad Hassan Raza – Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology

Alcohol and gastrointestinal cancers – Vanella G – Curr Opin Gastroenterol.

Gut microbiota in patients after surgical treatment for colorectal cancer – Jin Y – Environ Microbiol

The Microbiome in Bipolar Depression: A Longitudinal Study of One Pair of Monozygotic Twins – Jiang HY – Bipolar Disord.

Gut Microbiota, Fusobacteria, and Colorectal Cancer – Kelly D – Diseases

PRENATAL AND INFANT MICROBIOME:

The Prenatal Microbiome: A New Player for Human Health – D’Argenio V – High Throughput

Enteric dysbiosis and fecal calprotectin expression in premature infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Pediatric Research

Long-term colonization exceeding six years from early infancy of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum in human gut. – Oki K – BMC Microbiol.

EYE MICROBIOME:

Alterations in gut bacterial and fungal microbiomes are associated with bacterial Keratitis, an inflammatory disease of the human eye – Jayasudha R – J Biosci.

GUT MICROBIOME:

Gut microbiota dysbiosis in male patients with chronic traumatic complete spinal cord injury – Zhang C – J Transl Med.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice Induces Acute Bacterial Dysbiosis Within the Fecal Microbiome – Treangen TJ – Front Immunol.

A comparative study of the gut microbiota in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases-does a common dysbiosis exist – Forbes JD – Microbiome.

Microbiome-The Missing Link in the Gut-Brain Axis: Focus on Its Role in Gastrointestinal and Mental Health – Skonieczna-Żydecka K – J Clin Med.

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

The valproic acid rat model of autism presents with gut bacterial dysbiosis similar to that in human autism – Fang Liu – Molecular Aurtism

Effects of smoking on the lower respiratory tract microbiome in mice – Zhang R – Respir Res

Evaluating the profound effect of gut microbiome on host appetite in pigs – Yang H – BMC Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of the intestinal bacterial community and expression of gut immunity genes in the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) – Dong J – AMB Express.

Rumen methanogen and protozoal communities of Tibetan sheep and Gansu Alpine Finewool sheep grazing on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China – Huang J – BMC Microbiol.

PSXIV-15 The Effect Of Intravaginal Progesterone Implant In The Vaginal Microbiota Of Holstein Cows – E Zanella – Journal of Animal Science

The role of the bovine respiratory microbiota in health and disease – T Alexander – Journal of Animal Science

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:

Polychaete mucopolysaccharide alters sediment microbial diversity and stimulates ammonia-oxidising functional groups – Dale H – FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

Profiling grapevine trunk pathogens in planta: a case for community-targeted DNA metabarcoding – Morales-Cruz A – BMC Microbiol.

The bacterial community significantly promotes cast iron corrosion in reclaimed wastewater distribution systems – Zhang G – Microbiome

Long-term soil metal exposure impaired temporal variation in microbial metatranscriptomes and enriched active phages – Jacquiod S – Microbiome

Shotgun Metagenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Shifts in Hot Water Microbiome Due to Temperature Setting and Stagnation – Dai D – Front Microbiol

HOST-MICROBE CROSSTALK:

Neutrophils Restrict Tumor-Associated Microbiota to Reduce Growth and Invasion of Colon Tumors in Mice – Triner D – Gastroenterology

Impact of CFTR modulation with Ivacaftor on Gut Microbiota and Intestinal Inflammation– Ooi CY – Sci Rep

Using Enteric Pathogens to Probe the Gut Microbiota – Spiga L – Trends Microbiol.

DIET, NUTRITION AND PROBIOTICS:

Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease With an Ordinary Food-based Diet That Replicates Exclusive Enteral Nutrition – Svolos V – Gastroenterology

The Dietary Intervention of Transgenic Low-Gliadin Wheat Bread in Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) Showed No Differences with Gluten Free Diet (GFD) but Provides Better Gut Microbiota Profile – Haro C – Nutrients.

SIRT3 Deficiency Promotes High-Fat Diet-Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease In Correlation With Impaired Intestinal Permeability Through Gut Microbial Dysbiosis – Chen M – Mol Nutr Food Res

Maternal probiotic supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants – Grev J – Cochrane Database Syst Rev

Role of prebiotics and probiotics in the functionality of the microbiota in the patients receiving enteral nutrition – Ballesteros Pomar – Nutr Hosp.

Probiotics Streptococcus salivarius 24SMB and Streptococcus oralis 89a interfere with biofilm formation of pathogens of the upper respiratory tract – Bidossi A – BMC Infect Dis

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Vaginal dysbiosis, and the risk of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis – Brusselaers N – Am J Obstet Gynecol.

Microbiota dysbiosis is associated with HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis – Kwasniewski W – Oncol Lett.

CO-CULTURE MODEL and EFFECTS:

Dynamics of Biofilm Formation by Salmonella Typhimurium and Beef Processing Plant Bacteria in Mono- and Dual-Species Cultures – Visvalingam J – Microb Ecol

Anaerobic Degradation of the Plant Sugar Sulfoquinovose Concomitant With H2S Production: Escherichia coli K-12 and Desulfovibrio sp. Strain DF1 as Co-culture Model – Burrichter A – Front Microbiol.

December 14, 2018

The microbiota of chigger mites and praying mantids, the prevalence of thermophiles in domestic water heaters, the bacteria that colonize and degrade centuries-old art.

General microbiome

Migration alters oscillatory dynamics and promotes survival in connected bacterial populations – Shreyas Gokhale – Nature Communications

Pre-print: A probabilistic model to identify the core microbial community – Thiago Gumiere – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Pre-print: Correlation between the oral microbiome and brain resting state connectivity in smokers – Dongdong Lin – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Host-targeted niclosamide inhibits C. difficile virulence and prevents disease in mice without disrupting the gut microbiota – John Tam – Nature Communications

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Ann-Sofie Riis Poulsen – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial microbiome of the chigger mite Leptotrombidium imphalum varies by life stage and infection with the scrub typhus pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi – Loganathan Ponnusamy – PLOS ONE

The hindgut microbiota of praying mantids is highly variable and includes both prey-associated and host-specific microbes – Kara A Tinker – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Belowground fungal community diversity and composition associated with Norway spruce along an altitudinal gradient – Max E. Schön – PLOS ONE

Treating wheat seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides does not harm the rhizosphere microbial community – Yaofa Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: An archaeal symbiont-host association from the deep terrestrial subsurface – Katrin Schwank – bioRxiv

Marine-Derived Fungi: Promising Candidates for Enhanced Bioremediation – Anjana K Vala – Approaches in Bioremediation

Built environment

Biogeography of thermophiles and predominance of Thermus scotoductus in domestic water heaters – Regina L Wilpiszeski – Extremophiles

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dopamine production in Enterococcus faecium: A microbial endocrinology-based mechanism for the selection of probiotics based on neurochemical-producing potential – Daniel Villageliú – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

A chemical defence against phage infection – Sarah Kronheim – Nature

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Metagenome-wide measurement of protein synthesis in the human fecal microbiota using MetaRibo-Seq – Brayon J Fremin – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Large-scale analyses of human microbiomes reveal thousands of small, novel genes and their predicted functions – Hila Sberro – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Rumen and plasma metabolomics profiling by UHPLC-QTOF/MS revealed metabolic alterations associated with a high-corn diet in beef steers – You Yang – PLOS ONE

More microbes

Pre-print: Real-time capture of horizontal gene transfers from gut microbiota by engineered CRISPR-Cas acquisition – Christian Munck – bioRxiv

Bacteria art

A detailed look at the microorganisms that colonize, and degrade, a 400-year-old painting – ScienceDaily

Inside SAIC’s Bio Art Lab, where art is life—literally – Paul Dailing – Chicago Reader

Across China: Medical students paint “Mona Lisa” with bacteria – Xinhua Net

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Non-academic employability of life science PhDs: the importance of training beyond the bench – Sohyoung Her – bioRxiv

November 7, 2018

There’s lots of new work to catch up on! Some highlights include the skin virome in patients with immune deficiency, a mechanism for host-microbe mutualism in zebrafish, ecological pressures in soil that lead to smaller genomes, and a book chapter about the future of microbial forensics.

General Microbiome
Genotype to phenotype: Diet-by-mitochondrial DNA haplotype interactions drive metabolic flexibility and organismal fitness – Wen C. Aw – PLOS Genetics

Antifungal immune responses: emerging host–pathogen interactions and translational implications – Vinod Kumar – Genome Medicine

Pregnancy and early life
Childhood Adversity Impact on Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Response to Stress During Pregnancy. – Liisa Hantsoo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research – Marina Sirota – Scientific Data

Associations of birth mode with cord blood cytokines, white blood cells, and newborn intestinal bifidobacteria – Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang – PLOS One

HPV infection and bacterial microbiota in breast milk and infant oral mucosa – Heidi Tuominen – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome
Expanded skin virome in DOCK8-deficient patients – Osnat Tirosh – Nature Medicine

Microbiological Profile of Sarecycline: A Novel Targeted Spectrum Tetracycline for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris – George Zhanel – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome
Preprint: Glycan cross-feeding drives mutualism between Fusobacterium and the vaginal microbiota – Kavita Agarwal – bioRxiv

Human multi-site microbiome
The altered human serum metabolome induced by a marathon – Zinandré Stander – Metabolomics

The unsolved problem of otitis media in indigenous populations: a systematic review of upper respiratory and middle ear microbiology in indigenous children with otitis media
Andrea Coleman
Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
An exploration of Prevotella-rich microbiomes in HIV and men who have sex with men – Abigail J. S. Armstrong – Microbiome

Safety and preliminary efficacy of orally administered lyophilized fecal microbiota product compared with frozen product given by enema for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: A randomized clinical trial – Zhi-Dong Jiang – PLOS One

The long term effect of metabolic profile and microbiota status in early gastric cancer patients after subtotal gastrectomy – Xi-Hsuan Lin – PLOS One

Animal experiments
A bacterial immunomodulatory protein with lipocalin-like domains facilitates host–bacteria mutualism in larval zebrafish – Annah S Rolig – eLife

Gut microbiota and intestinal FXR mediate the clinical benefits of metformin – Lulu Sun – Nature Medicine

Interactions between Roseburia intestinalis and diet modulate atherogenesis in a murine model – Kazuyuki Kasahara – Nature Microbiology

Enteric infection coupled with chronic Notch pathway inhibition alters colonic mucus composition leading to dysbiosis, barrier disruption and colitis – Ishfaq Ahmed – PLOS One

Toxoplasma gondii infection triggers chronic cachexia and sustained commensal dysbiosis in mice – Jessica A. Hatter – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W. Sorensen – Nature Microbiology

Decomposition responses to climate depend on microbial community composition -Sydney I. Glassman – PNAS

The nanotechnology among US: are metal and metal oxides nanoparticles a nano or mega risk for soil microbial communities? – J. Parada – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Diversity and Coding Potential of the Microbiota in the Photic and Aphotic Zones of Tropical Man-Made Lake with Intensive Aquaculture Activities: a Case Study on Temengor Lake, Malaysia. – Nyok-Sean Lau – Microbial Ecology

Quantifying the changes in genetic diversity within sequence-discrete bacterial populations across a spatial and temporal riverine gradient – Alexandra Meziti – The ISME Journal

Probiotics
Anti-diabetic effects of Lactobacillus casei fermented-yogurt through re-shaping gut microbiota structure in type 2 diabetic rats – Ling Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Probiotics-fermented Massa Medicata Fermentata ameliorates weaning stress in piglets related to improving intestinal homeostasis – Yanbo Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques
Impact of DNA extraction method and targeted 16S-rRNA hypervariable region on oral microbiota profiling – Fei Teng – Scientific Reports

Science career/training and publishing
Preprint: The CURE for Culturing Fastidious Microbes – Arundhati Bakshi – bioRxiv

Meeting Report: Current progress and future opportunities in applications of bioinformatics for biodefense and pathogen detection: report from the Winter Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meet-up, College Park, MD, January 10, 2018. – Jacquelyn S. Meisel -Microbiome

In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals

Microbial Forensics
Book Chapter: Unique Individualistic Microflora: The Future of DNA Fingerprinting Technique – Pankaj Shrivastava – DNA Fingerprinting: Advancements and Future Endeavors

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
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