April 29, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest is about correlations of human gut microbiome with circulating metabolites, coronary artery disease severity; microbial communities in biogas plants, and proteomic profiling of gut microbiota-associated bile salt hydrolase activity.

Human gut microbiome

Correlation of Gut Microbiome Between ASD Children and Mothers and Potential Biomarkers for Risk Assessment – Ning Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Vitamin A Status Are Associated with Gut Microbiome Composition in Bangladeshi Infants in Early Infancy and at 2 Years of Age – M Nazmul Huda – Journal of Nutrition

Diversification and evolution of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium during intestinal domination – Krista A. Dubin – Infection and Immunity

Microbiota as a cornerstone in the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis: paving the path for translational diagnostic and therapeutic approaches – Catherine Mooser – Gut

Alterations in the gut microbiome and metabolism with coronary artery disease severity – Honghong Liu – Microbiome

Deciphering the complex interplay between microbiota, HPV, inflammation and cancer through cervicovaginal metabolic profiling – Zehra Esra Ilhan – EBio Medicine

Relationship between gut microbiota and circulating metabolites in population-based cohorts – Dina Vojinovic – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antibiotics-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influence metabolic phenotypes in a murine model of high-fat diet-induced obesity – Dongmin Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Composition, diversity and function of gastrointestinal microbiota in wild red-billed choughs (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) – Wen Wang – International Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Antioxidant activity changes of exopolysaccharides with different carbon sources from Lactobacillus plantarum LPC-1 and its metabolomic analysis – Xin Cheng – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of grassland afforestation on structure and function of soil bacterial and fungal communities – Kaibo Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Effect of applied voltage and temperature on methane production and microbial community in microbial electrochemical anaerobic digestion systems treating swine manure – Jaecheul Yu – Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Metaproteome analysis reveals that syntrophy, competition, and phage-host interaction shape microbial communities in biogas plants – R. Heyer – Microbiome

Techniques

Improving Assignment of Microbial Genetic Polymorphisms Assignments in Complex Samples by Bayesian Estimation – Jiarui Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Accounting for Biological Variation With Linear Mixed-effects Modelling Improves the Quality of Clinical Metabolomics Data – Kwanjeera Wanichthanarak – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Chemoproteomic Profiling of Gut Microbiota-Associated Bile Salt Hydrolase Activity – Bibudha Parasar – ACS Central Science

Microbiome in news

Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Research Methodology- Prominent Players Enterome Bioscience, Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., DuPont – The Market Bureau

The Week That Wasn’t: See-Through Skulls, Fecal Soup, Microbiome Pill – Medscape

Non-Microbiology Picks

The incretin system in healthy humans: the role of GIP and GLP-1 – Jens Juul Holst – Metabolism

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April 15, 2019

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, soil microbiome

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

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

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

Water microbiome and extremophiles

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

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

Built Environment

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

Probiotics

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

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

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

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald

April 6, 2019

Highlights: Inferring absolute species concentration in vaginal microbiome, transcriptomics of Arctic Tundra soils, successional traits of prokaryotic communities in Tundra soil, Modulation of plant microbial community by fungal endophyte Epichloë and many more.

General microbiome

Microbial community design: methods, applications, and opportunities –  A Eng – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparative genomics of human Lactobacillus crispatus isolates reveals genes for glycosylation and glycogen degradation: implications for in vivo dominance of the vaginal microbiota – Charlotte van der Veer – Microbiome

Complementing 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with estimates of total bacterial load to infer absolute species concentrations in the vaginal microbiome – Florencia Tettamanti Boshier – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Perturbation of the human gut microbiome by a non-antibiotic drug contributes to the resolution of autoimmune disease – Renuka R Nayak – bioRxiv

Gut microbiota from high-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in gnotobiotic mice and in vitro HIV infection – SX Li – PLoS Pathogens

Distinct gut microbiota profile in antiretroviral therapy-treated perinatally HIV-infected patients associated with cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers – L Sessa – AIDS

The relationship between gastric microbiota and gastric disease – S Zhang – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

The Gut Microbiome Says NO to microRNA-Mediated Gene Silencing – Z Wei – Biochemistry

Functional diversity and metabolic profile of microbial community of mine soils with different levels of chromium contamination – SK Pradhan – International Journal of Environmental Health Research

16S rRNA/rRNA Gene Ratios and Cell Activity Staining Reveal Consistent Patterns of Microbial Activity in Plant-Associated Soil – AW Bowsher – mSystems

Spatial segregation of the biological soil crust microbiome around its foundational cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, and the formation of a nitrogen-fixing cyanosphere – E Couradeau – Microbiome

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A long-term field experiment demonstrates the influence of tillage on the bacterial potential to produce soil structure-stabilizing agents such as exopolysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides – Barbara Cania – Environmental Microbiome

Heritable Epichloë symbiosis shapes fungal but not bacterial communities of plant leaves – Riitta Nissinen – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic community shifts during soil formation on sands in the tundra zone – Alena Zhelezova – PLoS ONE

The epiphytic microbiota of sour rot-affected grapes differs minimally from that of healthy grapes, indicating causal organisms are already present on healthy berries – Megan E Hall – PLoS ONE

Transcriptomic responses to warming and cooling of an Arctic tundra soil microbiome – Morten Dencker Schostag – bioRxiv

Metatranscriptomic reconstruction reveals RNA viruses with the potential to shape carbon cycling in soil – Evan P. Starr – bioRxiv

Comparison of prokaryotic communities between the fields showing different disinfestation effects by anaerobic soil disinfestation – Chol Gyu Lee – bioRxiv

Long-term urea fertilization alters the composition and increases the abundance of soil ureolytic bacterial communities in an upland soil – R Sun – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Diversity and shifts of the bacterial community associated with Baikal sponge mass mortalities – Sergei Belikov – PLoS ONE

Temporal covariation of epibacterial community and surface metabolome in the Mediterranean seaweed holobiont Taonia atomaria – B Paix – Environmental Microbiology

Monitoring Microbial Communities in the Marine Environment – Ger van den Engh – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Evidence for link between ‘leaky gut’ and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients – Science Daily

Eden Project hosts bacteria filled art exhibition – The Packet

January 15, 2019

Highlights today include the organisms in the healthy infant intestinal microbiome that protect against food allergy, an algorithm to predict aging based on the gut microbiome, and how bacteria adapt to life on the International Space Station. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life
Healthy infants harbor intestinal bacteria that protect against food allergy – Taylor Feehley – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Human microbiome aging clocks based on deep learning and tandem of permutation feature importance and accumulated local effects – Fedor Galkin – bioRxiv
(Covered in popular press as Your Gut Microbiome Could Actually Reveal Your Age, Study Shows)

Preprint: The virome in adult monozygotic twins with concordant or discordant gut microbiomes – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – bioRxiv

Human nearly-sterile sites
Review: Microbiome–metabolome reveals the contribution of gut–kidney axis on kidney disease – Yuan-Yuan Chen – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments
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

Aqueous raw and ripe Pu-erh tea extracts alleviate obesity and alter cecal microbiota composition and function in diet-induced obese rats – Yun Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of intramammary inoculation of inactivated Lactobacillus rhamnosus and antibiotics on the milk microbiota of water buffalo with subclinical mastitis – Carlotta Catozzi – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Superior dispersal ability can lead to persistent ecological dominance throughout succession – Primrose J. Boynton – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas PS01 induces salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana – Thanh Nguyen Chu – BMC Research Notes

Diversity analysis of the rhizospheric and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ\

Antifungal potential of bacterial rhizosphere isolates associated with three ethno-medicinal plants (poppy, chamomile, and nettle) – Marija Mojicevic – International Microbiology

Analysis of uranium removal capacity of anaerobic granular sludge bacterial communities under different initial pH conditions – Taotao Zeng – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiomes
An interspecies malate–pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community – Po-Hsiang Wang – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients – Zhiyuan Yao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effects of salinity on microbialite-associated production in Great Salt Lake, Utah – Melody R. Lindsay – Ecology

Preprint: Capturing the Diversity of Subsurface Microbiota – Choice of Carbon Source for Microcosm Enrichment and Isolation of Groundwater Bacteria – Xiaoqin Wu – bioRxiv

Genetic Evidence for Two Carbon Fixation Pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in Symbiotic and Free-Living Bacteria – Maxim Rubin-Blum – mSphere

Techniques
Generation of 13C-labeled MUC5AC mucin oligosaccharides for stable isotope probing of host-associated microbial communities – Clayton Evert – ACS Infectious Diseases

Transomics data-driven, ensemble kinetic modeling for system-level understanding and engineering of the cyanobacteria central metabolism – Hiroki Nishiguchi – Metabolic Engineering

Built environment/Microbes in Space
Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil – Ryan A. Blaustein – mSystems
(Covered in the popular press as Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us)

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints – Richard J. Abdill – bioRxiv

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

November 29, 2018

Today’s digest covers updates on human milk oligosaccharides, microbial life in cemetry, intestinal resistome, and benefits of intermittent fasting in human cohort and the gut microbiota in mice.

General microbiome
Next steps in studying the human microbiome and health in prospective studies, Bethesda, MD, May 16–17, 2017 – Rashmi Sinha – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Human milk oligosaccharides, milk microbiome and infant gut microbiome modulate neonatal rotavirus infection – Sasirekha Ramani – Nature Communications

Interpersonal Variations in Gut Microbiota Profiles Supersedes the Effects of Differing Fecal Storage Conditions – Caspar Bundgaard-Nielsen – Scientific Reports

In-and-Out Molecular Changes Linked to the Type 2 Diabetes Remission after Bariatric Surgery: An Influence of Gut Microbes on Mitochondria Metabolism – Paulina Samczuk – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Characterization of fungal dysbiosis in Japanese patients with inflammatory bowel disease – Takayuki Imai – Journal of Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota features of the geographically diverse Indian population – Sudarshan A. Shetty – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Intermittent administration of a fasting-mimicking diet intervenes in diabetes progression, restores β cells and reconstructs gut microbiota in mice Siying Wei – Nutrition and Metabolism

Skin and gut microbiomes of a wild mammal respond to different environmental cues – Anton Lavrinienko – Microbiome

Mouse intestinal microbiota reduction favors local intestinal immunity triggered by antigens displayed in Bacillus subtilis biofilm – Cédric M. Vogt – Microbial Cell Factories

The murine vaginal microbiota and its perturbation by the human pathogen group B Streptococcus – Alison Vrbanac – BMC Microbiology

Use of next generation sequencing to investigate the microbiota of experimentally induced wounds and the effect of bandaging in horses – Louis J. Kamus – PlosOne

Soil microbiome

Expansive microbial metabolic versatility and biodiversity in dynamic Guaymas Basin hydrothermal sediments – Nina Dombrowski – Nature Communications

Built Environment

Microbial life beyond the grave: 16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic analysis of bacteria diversity and their functional profiles in cemetery environments – Akebe Luther King Abia – Science of the Total Environment

Techniques

Prediction of the intestinal resistome by a three-dimensional structure-based method – Etienne Ruppé – Nature Microbiology

Quantitative PCR provides a simple and accessible method for quantitative microbiome profiling – Ching Jian – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Poo found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested – Metro

Non-microbiology picks

Effects of intermittent and continuous calorie restriction on body weight and metabolism over 50 wk: a randomized controlled trial – Ruth Schübel – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 

November 27, 2018

Microbial communities of IBS patients after fecal microbiota transplantation, the shipworm gill-associated microbiota, a profile of bioartist Ani Liu in our “bacteria art” section.

Human skin microbiome

The Microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis – Amy S Paller – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome dynamics in obesity – Christoph A Thaiss – Science

The kinetics of gut microbial community composition in patients with irritable bowel syndrome following fecal microbiota transplantation – Tarek Mazzawi – PLOS ONE

Impact of Amoxicillin-Clavulanate followed by Autologous Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Fecal Microbiome Structure and Metabolic Potential – Christopher Bulow – mSphere

Comparison of the gut microbiota of obese individuals from different geographic origins – Emmanouil Angelakis – New Microbes and New Infections

Review: Fire in the Forest: Adverse Effects of Antibiotics on the Healthy Human Gut Microbiome – Manosha Perera – International Journal of Medical Reviews

Animal experiments

Proteomic Analysis of Microbial Induced Redox-Dependent Intestinal Signaling – Jason D Matthews – Redox Biology

Population and Culture Age Influence the Microbiome Profiles of House Dust Mites – Jan Hubert – Microbial Ecology

Animal microbiome

Symbiotic microbes affect the expression of male reproductive genes in Glossina m. morsitans – Francesca Scolari – BMC Microbiology

The gill-associated microbiome is the main source of wood plant polysaccharide hydrolases and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the mangrove shipworm Neoteredo reynei – Thais L Brito – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Host-specific signatures of the cell wall changes induced by the plant parasitic nematode, Meloidogyne incognita – Refik Bozbuga – Scientific Reports

The effects of struvite and sewage sludge on plant yield and the microbial community of a semiarid Mediterranean soil – F Bastida – Geoderma

Review: Effects of elevated carbon dioxide on environmental microbes and its mechanisms: A review – Tong Yu – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Combining fish and benthic communities into multiple regimes reveals complex reef dynamics – Mary K Donovan – Scientific Reports

Diversity and predictive metabolic pathways of the prokaryotic microbial community along a groundwater salinity gradient of the Pearl River Delta, China – Shilei Sang – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Naught all zeros in sequence count data are the same – Justin D Silverman – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

A bacterium’s enemy isn’t your friend – Michael S. Gilmore – Nature

Bacteria art

Portrait of the Artist as a Microbial Growth – Kevin Litman-Navarro – The Outline