August 13, 2018

Today’s Digest is full of amazing research from focusing on causation in microbiome studies to increased efficacy of BLAST searches in the age of high throughput sequencing.

General Microbiome

Microbiome: Focus on Causation and Mechanism.Fischbach MA. Cell.

Effect of Antibiotic-Mediated Microbiome Modulation on Rotavirus Vaccine Immunogenicity: A Human, Randomized-Control Proof-of-Concept Trial.Harris VC. Cell Host and Microbe

Enhancing Rotavirus Vaccination: A Microbial Fix? Parker EPK. Cell Host and Microbe

Snapshot of an early Paleoproterozoic ecosystem: Two diverse microfossil communities from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Barlow EV. Geobiology.

Background levels of microorganisms in the busy urban environment of transport hubs.Patel KV. Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Immunomodulation as Therapy for Fungal Infection: Are We Closer?Sam QH. Frontiers in Microbiology

Profiling of Bacterial and Fungal Microbial Communities in Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Using RNA.Grahl N. mSphere.

Oral Microbiome

Comparison of oral microbiota in orthodontic patients and healthy individuals.Sun F. Microbial Pathogenesis

Skin Microbiome

Mud therapy and skin microbiome: a review.Antonelli M. International Journal of Biometeorology

Gut Microbiome

Phylogeny-corrected identification of microbial gene families relevant to human gut colonization.Bradley PH. PLoS Computational Biology

Dynamic changes in human-gut microbiome in relation to a placebo-controlled anthelminthic trial in Indonesia.Martin I. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease.

Faecal Microbiome

Effects of metal and metalloid pollutants on the microbiota composition of feces obtained from twelve commercial pig farms across China.Peng Z. Science Total Environment

Fecal Microbiota Alterations Associated With Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Zhuang X. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Plant, Soils, and Air Microbiome

Environmental variables better explain changes in potential nitrification and denitrification activities than microbial properties in fertilized forest soils.Tang Y. Science of Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of rhizosphere microflora of oil-contaminated soil planted with barley and alfalfa. Kumar V. PLoS One.

Trichoderma polysporum selectively inhibits white-nose syndrome fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans amidst soil microbes.Singh A. Microbiome.

Tissue Microbiome of Norway Spruce Affected by Heterobasidion-Induced Wood Decay.Ren F. Microbial Ecology

Evidence for complete nitrification in enrichment culture of tidal sediments and diversity analysis of clade a comammox Nitrospira in natural environments. Yu C. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Traits-Based Integration of Multi-Species Inoculants Facilitates Shifts of Indigenous Soil Bacterial Community.Wang J. Frontier in Microbiology

Spatial Patterns and Drivers of Microbial Taxa in a Karst Broadleaf Forest.Song M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Water Microbiome

Response of Microbial Communities to Changing Climate Conditions During Summer Cyanobacterial Blooms in the Baltic Sea.Berner C. Frontiers in Microbiology

Coral Microbiome Database: Integration of sequences reveals high diversity and relatedness of coral-associated microbes.Huggett MJ. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Diet and other environmental factors shape the bacterial communities of fish gut in an eutrophic lake. Kashinskaya EN. Journal of Applied Microbiology

Yeast-like microorganisms in the scale insect Kermes quercus (Insecta, Hemiptera, Coccomorpha: Kermesidae). Newly acquired symbionts?Podsiadło E. Arthropod Structure and Development

Initial description of the core ocular surface microbiome in dogs: Bacterial community diversity and composition in a defined canine population.Leis ML. Veterinary Ophthalmology

High-Throughput Analysis Reveals Seasonal Variation of the Gut Microbiota Composition Within Forest Musk Deer (<i>Moschus berezovskii</i>).Hu X. Frontiers in Microbiology

A Comprehensive Research on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Microbiota of Aquatic Animals.Hong B. Frontiers in Microbiology

Identification of spider-mite species and their endosymbionts using multiplex PCR.Zélé F. Experimental and Applied Acarology

Soil microarthropods alter the outcome of plant-soil feedback experiments.Kuťáková E. Scientific Reports

Techniques/Bioinformatics 

Metagenome complexity and template length are the main causes of bias in PCR-based bacteria community analysis.Peng W. Journal of Basic Microbiology

Single-cell RNA sequencing technologies and bioinformatics pipelines.Hwang B. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Negative Binomial Mixed Models for Analyzing Longitudinal Microbiome Data.Zhang X. Frontiers in Microbiology

Stationary and portable sequencing-based approaches for tracing wastewater contamination in urban stormwater systems. Hu Y. Scientific Reports

CrocoBLAST: Running BLAST efficiently in the age of next-generation sequencing.Tristão Ramos RJ. Bioinformatics

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August 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 3, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the axolotl microbiome, carbon processing in thawing permafrost, and esterases discovered in hot spring microbial mats. In addition, there’s a Nature career column discussing why it’s not a ‘failure’ to leave academia. Enjoy!

Multi-site human microbiome

Optimizing body fluid recognition from microbial taxonomic profiles – Eirik Nataas Hanssen – Forensic Science International

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis of the buccal mucosa microbiome in primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients – Taco A van der Meulen – Rheumatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Comparison of the upper and lower airway microbiota in children with chronic lung diseases – Bushra Ahmed – PLoS One

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Case for a role of the microbiome in gynecologic cancers: Clinician’s perspective – Ismail Mert – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Human gut microbiome

Enhanced preservation of the human intestinal microbiota by ridinilazole, a novel Clostridium difficile-targeting antibacterial, compared to vancomycin – Cheleste M. Thorpe – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Euphorbia kansui fry-baked with vinegar modulates gut microbiota and reduces intestinal toxicity in rats – DongjingJiang – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Animal microbiome

Experimentally induced metamorphosis in highly regenerative axolotl (ambystoma mexicanum) under constant diet restructures microbiota – Turan Demircan – Scientific Reports

Response of host–bacterial colonization in shrimp to developmental stage, environment and disease – Jinbo Xiong – Molecular Ecology

Wild Bee Pollen Usage and Microbial Communities Co-vary Across Landscapes – Quinn S. McFrederick – Microbial Ecology

Microbiomes of gall-inducing copepod crustaceans from the corals Stylophora pistillata (Scleractinia) and Gorgonia ventalina (Alcyonacea) – Pavel V. Shelyakin – Scientific Reports

Effect of dietary fat to starch content on fecal microbiota composition and activity in dogs – Sofia Schauf – Journal of Animal Science

Primer: The importance of being persistent: The first true resident gut symbiont in Drosophila – Dali Ma – PLoS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Genome-centric view of carbon processing in thawing permafrost – Ben J. Woodcroft – Nature

Review: Uptake of bacteria into living plant cells, the unifying and distinct feature of the nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbiosis – Martin Parniske – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Pre-print: Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Pablo de Jesus Suarez-Moo – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of a diverse set of esterases from hot spring microbial mat and sea sediment metagenomes – RaviRanjan – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Built environment

Microbial communities and functional genes of nitrogen cycling in an electrolysis augmented constructed wetland treating wastewater treatment plant effluent – Pengfei Zhang – Chemosphere

Science, publishing, and career

Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia – Philipp Kruger – Nature

July 28, 2018

Have a good weekend! For this Saturday, we have more than 60 articles! 

Including: A set of reviews about mother, delivery and neonate microbiome; relationship between microbiome and cancer and Alzheimer; microbiome in primate models, reviews about pathogens and more…

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Gut Mycobiota and Fungal Metabolites in Human Homeostasis – Izabella Mogilnicka – Current Drug Targets

Review: Dietary Protein and Muscle in Aging People: The Potential Role of the Gut Microbiome – Mary Ni Lochlainn – Nutrients

Review: The interplay between neutrophils and microbiota in cancer – Carolyne K. Smith – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Review: Flux, Impact, and Fate of Halogenated Xenobiotic Compounds in the Gut – Siavash Atashgahi – Frontiers in Physiology

Review: Akkermansia muciniphila in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract: When, Where, and How? – Sharon Y. Geerlings – Microorganisms

Review: Considering gut microbiota disturbance in the management of Helicobacter pylori infection – Loris R. Lopetuso – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Microbiome Analyses for Toxicological Studies – Jacquelynn Benjamino – Current Protocols in Toxicology

Editorial: Caesarean-Section and Neonatal Gut Microbiome: Short and Long Term Effects and New Targets for Early Prevention – Giannattasio A. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: C-section and the Neonatal Gut Microbiome Acquisition: Consequences for Future Health – Arboleya S. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Birth Mode-Related Differences in Gut Microbiota Colonization and Immune System Development – Francino M.P.  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Intervention for Dysbiosis in Children Born by C-Section – Francavilla R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy Japanese Infants and Young Adults Born by C-Section – Nagpal R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Dysbiosis in Children Born by Caesarean Section – Salas Garcia M.C. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 

Human Gut

Association between Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral and Gut Microbiota: Are Pore Forming Proteins the Missing Link? – Aguayo, Sebastian –  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Gut microbiome analysis as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for early hepatocellular carcinoma – Zhigang Ren – Gut

A Multi-omic Association Study of Trimethylamine N-Oxide – Ohad Manor – Cell Reports

Gut Bacterial Microbiota and its Resistome Rapidly Recover to Basal State Levels after Short-term Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid Treatment in Healthy Adults – Chad W. MacPherson – Scientific Reports

Cost-effectiveness analysis of ribotype-guided fecal microbiota transplantation in Chinese patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection – Minghuan Jiang – PLoS ONE

Microbiota Quality and Mitochondrial Activity Link with Occurrence of Muscle Cramps in Hemodialysis Patients using Citrate Dialysate: A Pilot Study – Durand P.-Y. – Blood Purification

Gut microbiota, dietary intakes and intestinal permeability reflected by serum zonulin in women – S. Mörkl – European Journal of Nutrition

Analysis of the Enteric Microbiome: First Tentative Steps Towards a Comprehensive Work-up of Prostate Cancer? – Ilaria Cavarretta – European Urology

 

Human Respiratory Tract

Respiratory Microbiome Profiling for Etiologic Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients – Georgios D. Kitsios – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oropharyngeal microbiome evaluation highlights Neisseria abundance in active celiac patients – Laura Iaffaldano – Scientific Reports

 

Newborn and Mother Microbiome

Maternal antimicrobial use at delivery has a stronger impact than mode of delivery on bifidobacterial colonization in infants: a pilot study – Naruaki Imoto – Journal of Perinatology

 

Human Urinary/Reproductive Tract

Endocervical and vaginal microbiota in South African adolescents with asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infection – Christina Balle – Scientific Reports

Introduction: Microbes in the female reproductive function, do they matter? – Carlos Simon – Fertility and Sterility

 

Human Skin

Relations between epidermal barrier dysregulation and staphylococci-dominated microbiome dysbiosis in atopic dermatitis – Can Altunbulakli – Atopic Dermatitis Research

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, and Health in A Novel Nonhuman Primate Model – Jonathan B. Clayton – Scientific Reports

Diarrhea-Associated Intestinal Microbiota in Captive Sichuan Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) – Hui Zhu – Microbes and Environments

An orally administered oral pathobiont and commensal have comparable and innocuous systemic effects in germ-free mice – Keisuke Sato – Journal of Periodontal Disease

Effects of dietary tryptophan supplementation in the acetic acid-induced colitis mouse model – Shuai Chen – Food and Nutrition

Early-life stress leads to sex-dependent changes in pubertal timing in rats that are reversed by a probiotic formulation – Caitlin S. M. Cowan – Developmental Psychobiology

A Comparative Study on the Faecal Bacterial Community and Potential Zoonotic Bacteria of Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in Northeast Greenland, Northwest Greenland and Norway – Emilie U. Andersen-Ranberg – Microorganisms

Gut microbiota influences Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by regulating acetate in Drosophila model – Yan Kong – Future Microbiology

Elevated Seawater Temperatures Decrease Microbial Diversity in the Gut of Mytilus coruscus – Yi-Feng Li – Frontiers in Physiology

Microbiome-metabolomics Analysis of the Impacts of Long-term Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products Consumption on the C57BL/6 Mouse Fecal Microbiota and Metabolite Perturbation – Wanting Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Papio spp. Colon microbiome and its link to obesity in pregnancy – XuanJi Li – Journal of Medical Primatology

Combination of Aronia, Red Ginseng, Shiitake Mushroom and Nattokinase Potentiated Insulin Secretion and Reduced Insulin Resistance with Improving Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis in Insulin Deficient Type 2 Diabetic Rats – Hye Jeong Yang – Nutrients

Short and long-term effects of a synbiotic on clinical signs, the fecal microbiome, and metabolomic profiles in healthy research cats receiving clindamycin: a randomized, controlled trial – Jacqueline C. Whittemore​ – PeerJ

Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY04 exhibits a strain-specific property of lowering TMAO via the modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Liang Qiu – Food and Function

Diet induced maternal obesity affects offspring gut microbiota and persists into young adulthood – Yanjie Guo – Food and Function

Antibiotic-induced acceleration of type 1 diabetes alters maturation of innate intestinal immunity – Xue-Song Zhang – eLife

Clostridium butyricum Attenuates Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress-Induced Depressive-Like Behavior in Mice via the Gut-Brain Axis – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Food Microbiome

Analysis of Fish Commonly Sold in Local Supermarkets Reveals the Presence of Pathogenic and Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Communities – Ama Okyere – Microbiology Insights

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

Acyl-homoserine-lactones receptor LuxR of Shewanella baltica involved in the development of microbiota and spoilage of refrigerated shrimp – Jinxin Jie – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Probiotics against airway allergy: host factors to consider – Irina Spacova – Disease Model and Mechanisms

Abundance of gut Prevotella at baseline and metabolic response to barley prebiotics – Jonna Sandberg – European Journal of Nutrition

Letter: Effect of Metformin or Chinese Herbal Formula in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia: A Reassessment – Venu Gopal Jonnalagadda – mBio

Coreopsis Tinctoria Modulates Lipid Metabolism by Decreasing Low-Density Lipoprotein and Improving Gut Microbiota – Ren Z. – Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

 

Pathogen Research

Review: Recent insights into Shigella – Stephen Baker – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

Review: Cholera: recent updates – Ana A. Weil – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

 

Soil and Plant Microbiome

Microbial community assembly differs across minerals in a rhizosphere microcosm – Thea Whitman – Environmental Microbiology

Bipartite interactions, antibiotic production and biosynthetic potential of the Arabidopsis leaf microbiome – Eric J. N. Helfrich – Nature Microbiology

Vineyard under-vine floor management alters soil microbial composition, while the fruit microbiome shows no corresponding shifts – Ming-Yi Chou – Scientific Reports

 

Methods

Methodology: A two-stage microbial association mapping framework with advanced FDR control – Jiyuan Hu – Microbiome

A Comprehensive Study on Predicting Functional Role of Metagenomes Using Machine Learning Methods – Jyotsna Talreja Wassan – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Generalized Linear Models with Linear Constraints for Microbiome Compositional Data – Jiarui Lu – Biometrics

Analyzing differences between microbiome communities using mixture distributions – Konstantin Shestopaloff – Statistics in Medicine

Pathomimetic modeling of human intestinal diseases and underlying host-gut microbiome interactions in a gut-on-a-chip – Woojung Shin – Methods in Cell Biology

 

Other

A year of monitoring 20 mesophilic full-scale bioreactors reveals the existence of stable but different core microbiomes in bio-waste and wastewater anaerobic digestion systems – Magdalena Calusinska – Biotechnology for Biofuels

 

23 July, 2018

Today’s digest includes exciting Microbiome events and brilliant papers on animal microbiomes. Lastly, research exploring the war on gluten.

Events

Microbiome X Regulation 1 Panel discussion on navigating the FDA

Introduction to the 4th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages.

General Microbiome

Antibiotic Scars Left on the Gut Microbiota from the Stringent Response. Yi H. Trends in Microbiology

Genomic inference of the metabolism and evolution of the archaeal phylum Aigarchaeota. Hua ZS. Nature Communications

Genomic Characterization of Sulphite Reducing Bacteria Isolated From the Dairy Production Chain.Doyle CJ. Frontiers in Microbiology.

How Microbial Aggregates Protect against Nanoparticle Toxicity.Tang J. Trends in Biotechnology.

Inhibition of microbial spoilage of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) fillets with a chitosan-based coating during refrigerated storage. Yu D. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome and irritable bowel syndrome. Menees S. F1000Research

Antibiotic-induced microbiome depletion alters metabolic homeostasis by affecting gut signaling and colonic metabolism.Zarrinpar A. Nature Communications

Metaproteomics reveals associations between microbiome and intestinal extracellular vesicle proteins in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Zhang X. Nature Communications

Techniques

A rapid PCR-based method to discriminate Macrococcus caseolyticus and Macrococcus canis from closely-related Staphylococcus species based on the ctaC gene sequence. Mazhar S. Journal of Microbiological Methods

MetaVW: Large-Scale Machine Learning for Metagenomics Sequence Classification. Vervier K. Methods in Molecular Biology

Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Influence of new agromining cropping systems on soil bacterial diversity and the physico-chemical characteristics of an ultramafic soil. Saad RF. Science of the Total Environment

<i>Pseudomonas chlororaphis</i> produces multiple R-tailocin particles that broaden the killing spectrum and contribute to persistence in rhizosphere communities.Dorosky RJ. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

REVIEW: Microbial diversity and biogeography in Arctic soils.Malard LA. Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Impact of brine and antiscalants on reef-building corals in the Gulf of Aqaba – Potential effects from desalination plants.Petersen KL. Water Research

Mapping the Bacterial Community in Digboi Oil Refinery, India by High-Throughput Sequencing Approach. Dasgupta A.  Current Microbiology.

Chemical-, site-, and taxa-dependent benthic community health in coastal areas of the Bohai Sea and northern Yellow Sea: A sediment quality triad approach. Khim JS. Science of the Total Environment.

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Microbial Biogeography Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of a Red Panda. Zeng Y. Frontiers in Microbiology

REVIEW:The gut microbiota of wild rodents: Challenges and opportunities. Viney M. Laboratory Animals

Genome-wide association studies of inflammatory bowel disease in German shepherd dogs. Peiravan A. PLoS One.

Effects of Rodent Diet Choice and Fiber Type on Data Interpretation of Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Disease Research.Pellizzon MA. Current Protocols in Toxicology

Non-Microbiology Hot Pick

The war on gluten. Servick K. Science.

 

 

11 July, 2018

Today’s digest is short but full of exciting research. Firstly, a look at how maternal diet can influence infant microbiome and a brilliant preprint highlighting the role women have played in science

General Microbiome

Maternal diet during pregnancy is related with the infant stool microbiome in a delivery mode-dependent manner. Lundgren SN. Microbiome.

Oral Microbiome

Dysbiosis of oral microbiota and its association with salivary immunological biomarkers in autoimmune liver disease.Kazumichi Abe. PLos ONE

Gut Microbiome

Gut microbiota-immune-brain interactions in chemotherapy-associated behavioral comorbidities.Jordan KR Cancer

Analysis of the Gut Microbiome of Rural and Urban Healthy Indians Living in Sea Level and High Altitude Areas. Das B. Scientific Reports

Commentary:Reducing Viability Bias in Analysis of Gut Microbiota in Preterm Infants at Risk of NEC and Sepsis.Agustí G. Frontier in Cellular and Infection Microbiology .

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Non-nutritive sweeteners possess a bacteriostatic effect and alter gut microbiota in mice.Wang. PLoS One

The spleen microbiota of small wild mammals reveals distinct patterns with tick-borne bacteria. Ge Y. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Drosophila melanogaster establishes a species-specific mutualistic interaction with stable gut-colonizing bacteria.Pais IS. PLoS Biology

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Microbial community of tannery wastewater involved in nitrification revealed by Illumina MiSeq sequencing.Ma X. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Rhizosphere fungal community dynamics associated with Rehmannia glutinosa replant disease in a consecutive monoculture regime. Wu L Phytopathology.

Effects of soil erosion on agro-ecosystem services and soil functions: A multidisciplinary study in nineteen organically farmed European and Turkish vineyards. Costantini EAC. Journal of Environmental Management

Virome

Temporal dynamics of the lung and plasma viromes in lung transplant recipients Maia Segura-Wang. PLos ONE

Techniques

Mining Novel Constitutive Promoter Elements in Soil Metagenomic Libraries in <i>Escherichia coli</i>.Westmann CA. Frontier in Microbiology.

Taxonomic and Functional Compositions Impacted by the Quality of Metatranscriptomic Assemblies.Lau MCY. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Preprint

Illuminating women’s hidden contribution to the foundation of theoretical population genetics. Samantha Dung. bioRxiv

July 8, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest blog comes up with the current research articles on the microbiome of GIT, Respiratory, UT, Vagina, Infant, Oral, Marine, Plant-Soil and Animal- Bird. It also features the articles on the bioremediation, pre/pro-biotics, nutrient and dietary effects on microbiome, the potential prognosis, biofilm reduction and multi-omics study of pregnancy cohort, role of Environmental Contaminants(ECs), spore-forming bacteria, attenuation of colitis score, systematic repercussions by antibiotics, glucocorticoid signaling, TMAO, drug-induced liver injury (DILI), neurotransmitter interactions, effect of glycation of fish proteins, NOD2-IBD, Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE).

Have a look and enjoy SUNDAY!

EVENTS, JOBS, PhD POSITIONS:

EVENT – Third Annual Microbiome Symposium on September 24 , 8:00AM – 7:00PM at the Stanford Faculty Club

 

GASTRO-INTESTINAL MICROBIOME: 

Analysis of the Gut Microbiome of Rural and Urban Healthy Indians Living in Sea Level and High Altitude Areas – Bhabatosh Das – Scientific Reports 

Review – The Mammalian Intestinal Microbiome: Composition, Interaction with the Immune System, Significance for Vaccine Efficacy, and Potential for Disease Therapy – Desselberger U – Pathogens

The presence of genetic risk variants within PTPN2 and PTPN22 is associated with intestinal microbiota alterations in Swiss IBD cohort patients – Bahtiyar Yilmaz – PLoS One

Absence of NOD2 receptor predisposes to intestinal inflammation by a deregulation in the immune response in hosts that are unable to control gut dysbiosis – Patrícia Reisde Souza – Immunobiology

Review – Outside the liver box: The gut microbiota as pivotal modulator of liver diseases – Annika Wahlström – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease

 

RESPIRATORY MICROBIOME:

Review – Microbiome in the primary prevention of allergic diseases and bronchial asthma – B.Sozańska – Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Associated with Alterations in the Nasal Microbiome and Increase in Inflammation – Benjamin G Wu – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

URINARY TRACT MICROBIOME:

Review – Infections – The Urinary Tract Microbiome: The Answer to All Our Open Questions? – Giuseppe Magistro – European Urology focus

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Anti-HIV-1 Activity of Lactic Acid in Human Cervicovaginal Fluid – Tyssen D – mSphere

INFANT MICROBIOME:

Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 stably restores the infant gut microbiome over the first year of life in breastfed infants – Jennifer Smilowitz – Pediatrics

Review – Does antibiotic choice for the treatment of suspected late-onset sepsis in premature infants determine the risk of developing necrotising enterocolitis? A systematic review – Josephine V.Seale – Early Human Developmment

ORAL MICROBIOME: 

Review – Cariogenic microbiome and microbiota of the early primary dentition: a contemporary overview – Fakhruddin KS – Oral Diseases

Differential preservation of endogenous human and microbial DNA in dental calculus and dentin – Mann AE – Scientific Reports

Distinctions and associations between the microbiota of saliva and supragingival plaque of permanent and deciduous teeth – Shi W – PLoS One

Dysbiosis of oral microbiota and its association with salivary immunological biomarkers in autoimmune liver disease – Kazumichi Abe – PLoS One

GENERAL HUMAN MICROBIOME:

Human-associated microbial populations as evidence in forensic casework – Frederike C.A – Forensic Science International: Genetics

Book chapter – Genomics and Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes and Its Application in Drug Delivery: Evaluating the Influence of the Microbiome – Sheeba Varghese Gupta

Effects of Substance Use and Sex Practices on the Intestinal Microbiome During HIV-1 Infection – Jennifer A Fulcher –The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Preview – Interactions between Clostridioides difficile and fecal microbiota in in vitro batch model: growth, sporulation and microbiota changes – Sabina Horvat – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review – Metagenomic and clinical microbiology – Sophie Amrane – Human Microbiome

Implants induce a new niche for microbiomes – Tim H. Jakobsen – Wiley Online Library

Short Communication Transmission of IMI-2 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from river water to human – Chrislène Laurens – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Review – The hygiene hypothesis: immunological mechanisms of airway tolerance – Eline Haspeslagh – Current Opinion in Immunology

Microbiota affects the expression of genes involved in HPA axis regulation and local metabolism of glucocorticoids in chronic psychosocial stress – M. Vodička – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review – The Role of Microbiota in Cardiovascular Risk: Focus on Trimethylamine Oxide – HusseinAl-Rubaye – Current Problems in Cardiology

 

HUMAN-MICROBE CROSS-TALK:

Gut Microbiota-Dependent Trimethylamine N-Oxide Predicts Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Stroke and Is Related to Proinflammatory Monocytes – Haghikia A – Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.

Cutting Edge: Critical Roles for Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism – Catherine R. Lammert – J Immunol

Critical Role for the Microbiota in CX3CR1+ Intestinal Mononuclear Phagocyte Regulation of Intestinal T Cell Responses – Myunghoo Kim – Immunity

 

MARINE/WATER MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:

Review – Ecology and evolution of seafloor and subseafloor microbial communities – WD Orsi – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Metabolic potential of microbial communities from ferruginous sediments – Aurèle Vuillemin – Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of basal ice from an Alaskan glacier – Kayani MUR – Microbiome

Patterns of Change in Metabolic Capabilities of Sediment Microbial Communities in River and Lake Ecosystems – Oest A1 – Int J Microbiol

Succession of toxicity and microbiota in hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water in the Denver–Julesburg Basin – Natalie M Hull – Science of The Total Environment

 

PLANT or SOIL MICROBIOME:

Preview – New Biological Insights Into How Deforestation in Amazonia Affects Soil Microbial Communities Using Metagenomics and Metagenome-Assembled Genomes – Marie E. Kroeger – Frontiers in Microbiology

Litter quality drives the differentiation of microbial communities in the litter horizon across an alpine treeline ecotone in the eastern Tibetan Plateau – Haifeng Zheng – Scientific Reports

Preview – Unravelling the composition of the root-associated bacterial microbiota of Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia – Laura Pietrangelo – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

BIOREMEDIATION:

Characterization and Dynamic Shift of Microbial Communities during Start-Up, Overloading and Steady-State in an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor – Nsanzumukiza Martin Vincent – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Review – Response of microbial communities to oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: A review – Linda Adzigbli – Afr. J. Microbiol. Res

A two-staged system to generate electricity in microbial fuel cells using methane – Jaewook Myung – Chemical Engineering Journal

The influence of pressure on crude oil biodegradation in shallow and deep Gulf of Mexico sediments – Nguyen UT – PLoS One

Microbial Community Cohesion Mediates Community Turnover in Unperturbed Aquifers – Robert E. Danczak – mSystems

Energy efficiency: Importance of indigenous microorganisms contained in the municipal solid wastes – S.Zahedi – Waste management

Systematic characterization and proposed pathway of tetracycline degradation in solid waste treatment by Hermetia illucens with intestinal microbiota – Minmin Cai – Environmental Pollution

 

NUTRITION or DIET and TREATMENTS:

Functional Effects of the Buckwheat Iminosugar d-Fagomine on Rats with Diet-Induced Prediabetes – Ramos-Romero S – Mol Nutr Food Res

Long-Term Genistein Consumption Modifies Gut Microbiota, Improving Glucose Metabolism, Metabolic Endotoxaemia and Cognitive Function in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet – López P – Mol Nutr Food Res

Brown rice-specific γ-oryzanol as a promising prophylactic avenue to protect against diabetes mellitus and obesity disease in humans – Masuzaki H – J Diabetes Investig

Intestinal Inflammation in Chilean Infants Fed With Bovine Formula vs. Breast Milk and Its Association With Their Gut Microbiota – Ossa JC – Front Cell Infect Microbiol.

Trigonelline inhibits intestinal microbial metabolism of choline and its associated cardiovascular risk – Anwar S – J Pharm Biomed Anal

Off-target effects of tribendimidine, tribendimidine plus ivermectin, tribendimidine plus oxantel-pamoate, and albendazole plus oxantel-pamoate on the human gut microbiota – Pierre H.H.Schneeberger – International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance

Isoquercetin and inulin synergistically modulate the gut microbiome to prevent development of the metabolic syndrome in mice fed a high fat diet – Si Tan – Scientific Reports

Glycation of fish protein impacts its fermentation metabolites and gut microbiota during in vitro human colonic fermentation – Yuhong Yang – Food Research International

Correlation between microbiota and flavours in fermentation of Chinese Sichuan Paocai – YangshengXiao – Food Research International

Review – Relationship between fatty acids intake and Clostridium coccoides in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome – Giovana Jamar – Food Research International

Review – Microbiota of milk powders and the heat resistance and spoilage potential of aerobic spore-forming bacteria – Faizan A.Sadiq – International Diary Journal

Review – The debate over neurotransmitter interaction in aspartame usage – Arbind Kumar Choudhary – Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

 

METHODS:

Reevaluating approaches to cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations – Schechter MS – Pediatr Pulmonol

Review – Bioresponsive drug delivery systems in intestinal inflammation: State-of-the-art and future perspectives – Niranjan G.Kotla – Advance Drug Delivery Reviews

Rapid analysis of photoautotroph microbial communities in soils by flow cytometric barcoding and fingerprinting – László Menyhárt – Applied Soil Ecology

Degradation studies of modified inulin as potential encapsulation material for colon targeting and release of mesalamine – MichaelWalz – Carbohydrate Polymers

Review – Advances in drug-induced cholestasis: Clinical perspectives, potential mechanisms and in vitro systems – M. LeonorFernández-Murga – Food and Chemical Toxicology

 

ANIMAL and BIRD MICROBIOME:

Characteristics of microbial communities and intestinal pathogenic bacteria for migrated Larus ridibundus in southwest China – Liao F – Microbiology Open

Gut microbiota correlates with fiber and apparent nutrients digestion in goose – Guojun Liu – Poultry Science

Feeding sows resistant starch during gestation and lactation impacts their faecal microbiota and milk composition but shows limited effects on their progeny – Julie Leblois – PLoS One

Analysis of temporal fecal microbiota dynamics in weaner pigs with and without exposure to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli – J. Pollock – Journal of Animal Science

 

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS:

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor/IL-22/Stat3 signaling pathway is involved in the modulation of intestinal mucosa antimicrobial molecules by commensal microbiota in mice – Wang J – Innate Immun.

Oral infection of mice with Fusobacterium nucleatum results in macrophage recruitment to the dental pulp and bone resorption – Larry Johnson – Biomedical Journal

Preview – Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is Associated with Reduced Morbidity and Mortality in Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease – Megan C. Niederwerder – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 64 during the early postnatal period improves the health of adult rats with TNBS-induced colitis – Stanislava Stanojević – Journal of Functional Foods

Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis effects on the murine gastrointestinal tract and their systemic repercussions – Caio PupinRosa – Life Sciences

 

MICROBIOLOGY:

N-Acetyl-glucosamine influences the biofilm formation of Escherichia coli – Sicard JF – Gut Pathog

Benzoyl Peroxide Inhibits Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation by Gardnerella vaginalis 14018 – Ammar Algburi – Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

PRE/PRO – BIOTICS:

Review : Benefaction of probiotics for human health: A review – George Kerry R – J Food Drug Anal

Review – Role of prebiotics in regulation of microbiota and prevention of obesity – Grethel T.Choque Delgado – Food Research International

Effects of the Administration of Probiotics on Fecal Microbiota Diversity and Composition in Healthy Individuals – Choong-Kyun Noh – J Neurogastroenterol Motil

 

METABOLOMICS:

Microbiome-related metabolite changes in gut tissue, cecum content and feces of rats treated with antibiotics – C.Behr – Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology

 

MULTI-OMICS PICKS:

Multiomics Modeling of the Immunome, Transcriptome, Microbiome, Proteome, and Metabolome Adaptations During Human Pregnancy – Mohammad Sajjad Ghaemi – Bioinformatics