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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816579/application-of-the-distance-based-f-test-in-an-mgwas-investigating-beta-diversity-of-intestinal-microbiota-identifies-variants-in-slc9a8-nhe8-and-three-other-loci
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Malte C Rühlemann, Frauke Degenhardt, Louise B Thingholm, Jun Wang, Jurgita Skiecevičienė, Philipp Rausch, Johannes R Hov, Wolfgang Lieb, Tom H Karlsen, Matthias Laudes, John F Baines, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Andre Franke
Factors shaping the human intestinal microbiota range from environmental influences, like smoking and exercise, over dietary patterns and disease to the host's genetic variation. Recently, we could show in a microbiome genome-wide association study (mGWAS) targeting genetic variation influencing the beta diversity of gut microbial communities, that approximately 10% of the overall gut microbiome variation can be explained by host genetics. Here, we report on the application of a new method for genotype-beta-diversity association testing, the distance-based F (DBF) test...
August 17, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806147/phase-variation-of-clostridium-difficile-virulence-factors
#2
Brandon R Anjuwon-Foster, Rita Tamayo
Clostridium difficile is a leading cause of nosocomial infections, causing disease that ranges from mild diarrhea to potentially fatal colitis. A variety of surface proteins, including flagella, enable C. difficile colonization of the intestine. Once in the intestine, toxigenic C. difficile secretes two glucosylating toxins, TcdA and TcdB, which elicit inflammation and diarrheal disease symptoms. Regulation of colonization factors and TcdA and TcdB is an intense area of research in C. difficile biology. A recent publication from our group describes a novel regulatory mechanism that mediates the ON/OFF expression of co-regulated virulence factors of C...
August 14, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806140/adherent-invasive-e-coli-enhances-colonic-hypersensitivity-and-p2x-receptors-expression-during-post-infectious-period
#3
Amandine Lashermes, Ludivine Boudieu, Julie Barbier, Benoit Sion, Agathe Gelot, Nicolas Barnich, Denis Ardid, Frédéric Antonio Carvalho
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are related gastrointestinal disorders characterized by abdominal pain associated with colonic hypersensitivity (CHS). Studies in humans have reported an abnormal colonization of Adherent-Invasive E. coli (AIEC) in the ileum of Crohn's disease (CD) patients associated with overexpression of the bacterial colonizing receptor CEACAM6. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether AIEC reference strain LF82 could induce intestinal impairment during infectious and/or post-infectious periods and subsequently the development of CHS...
August 14, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786749/specificities-of-the-intestinal-microbiota-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-clostridium-difficile-infection
#4
Harry Sokol, Sarah Jegou, Claire McQuitty, Marjolene Straub, Valentin Leducq, Cecilia Landman, Julien Kirchgesner, Guillaume Le Gall, Anne Bourrier, Isabelle Nion-Larmurier, Jacques Cosnes, Philippe Seksik, Mathias L Richard, Laurent Beaugerie
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common complication in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and has been associated with poor IBD outcome. Intestinal microbiota composition in IBD patients with CDI has not been specifically evaluated to date. METHODS: The fecal microbiota of 56 IBD patients, including 8 in flare with concomitant CDI, 24 in flare without CDI, and 24 in remission, as well as 24 healthy subjects, was studied using 16S sequencing...
August 8, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767339/assessing-gut-microbiota-perturbations-during-the-early-phase-of-infectious-diarrhea-in-vietnamese-children
#5
Hao Chung The, Paola Florez de Sessions, Song Jie, Duy Pham Thanh, Corinne N Thompson, Chau Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Collins Wenhan Chu, Tuan-Anh Tran, Nicholas R Thomson, Guy E Thwaites, Maia A Rabaa, Martin Hibberd, Stephen Baker
Diarrheal diseases remain the second most common cause of mortality in young children in developing countries. Efforts have been made to explore the impact of diarrhea on bacterial communities in the human gut, but a thorough understanding has been impeded by inadequate resolution in bacterial identification and the examination of only few etiological agents. Here, by profiling an extended region of the 16S rRNA gene in the fecal microbiome, we aimed to elucidate the nature of gut microbiome perturbations during the early phase of infectious diarrhea caused by various etiological agents in Vietnamese children...
August 2, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767316/heritable-components-of-the-human-fecal-microbiome-are-associated-with-visceral-fat
#6
Caroline I Le Roy, Michelle Beaumont, Matthew A Jackson, Claire J Steves, Timothy D Spector, Jordana T Bell
Obesity and its associated diseases are one of the major causes of death worldwide. The gut microbiota has been identified to have essential regulatory effects on human metabolism and obesity in particular. In a recent study (1) , we provided some insights into the link between the gut microbiota (GM) and adiposity, as well as host genetic modulation of these processes. Our results identify novel evidence of association between six adiposity phenotypes and faecal microbial operational taxonomic units (OTUs)...
August 2, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759308/vasopressin-deletion-is-associated-with-sex-specific-shifts-in-the-gut-microbiome
#7
Christopher T Fields, Benoit Chassaing, Matthew J Paul, Andrew T Gewirtz, Geert J de Vries
Brattleboro rats harbor a spontaneous deletion of the arginine-vasopressin (Avp) gene. In addition to diabetes insipidus, these rats exhibit low levels of anxiety and depressive behaviors. Recent work on the gut-brain axis has revealed that gut microbiota can influence anxiety behaviors. Therefore, we studied the effects of Avp gene deletion on gut microbiota. Since Avp gene expression is sexually different, we also examined how Avp deletion affects sex differences in gut microbiota. Males and females show modest but differentiated shifts in taxa abundance across 3 separate Avp deletion genotypes: wildtype (WT), heterozygous (Het) and AVP-deficient Brattleboro (KO) rats...
July 31, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727498/new-perspectives-regarding-the-antiviral-effect-of-vitamin-a-on-norovirus-using-modulation-of-gut-microbiota
#8
Heetae Lee, GwangPyo Ko
Gut microbiota has been revealed to play an important role in various health conditions, and recent studies have suggested the modulation of gut microbiota as a therapeutic strategy. There is no effective treatment of norovirus infection, though vitamin A has been suggested to have an antiviral effect in an epidemiological study. We demonstrated that vitamin A significantly inhibited murine norovirus replication. Vitamin A supplementation significantly increased the abundance of Lactobacillus sp. during norovirus infection, which played a crucial role in antiviral efficacy, inhibiting murine norovirus...
July 20, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723262/the-risk-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-flares-after-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Taha Qazi, Thelina Amaratunga, Edward L Barnes, Monika Fischer, Zain Kassam, Jessica R Allegretti
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested worsening in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) activity following fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) Aim: We aimed to assess the risk of worsening in IBD activity following FMT. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted using MEDLINE (1946-June 2016), EMBASE (1954-June 2016) and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (2016). Studies in which FMT was provided to IBD patients for IBD management or CDI treatment were included...
July 19, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708466/a-bidirectional-association-between-the-gut-microbiota-and-cns-disease-in-a-biphasic-murine-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Sara L Colpitts, Eli J Kasper, Abigail Keever, Caleb Liljenberg, Trevor Kirby, Krisztian Magori, Lloyd H Kasper, Javier Ochoa-Repáraz
The gut microbiome plays an important role in the development of inflammatory disease as shown using experimental models of central nervous system (CNS) demyelination. Gut microbes influence the response of regulatory immune cell populations in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), which drive protection in acute and chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Recent observations suggest that communication between the host and the gut microbiome is bidirectional. We hypothesized that the gut microbiota differs between the acute inflammatory and chronic progressive stages of a murine model of secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SP-MS)...
July 14, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703640/serum-cortisol-mediates-the-relationship-between-fecal-ruminococcus-brain-n-acetylaspartate-in-the-young-pig
#11
Austin T Mudd, Kirsten Berding, Mei Wang, Sharon M Donovan, Ryan N Dilger
BACKGROUND: A dynamic relationship between the gut microbiota and brain is pivotal in neonatal development. Dysbiosis of the microbiome may result in altered neurodevelopment; however, it is unclear which specific members of microbiota are most influential and what factors might mediate the relationship between the gut and the brain. METHODS: Twenty-four vaginally-derived male piglets were subjected to magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 30 d of age. Ascending colon contents, feces, and blood were collected and analysed for volatile fatty acids, microbiota relative abundance by 16 s rRNA, and serum metabolites, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696139/gut-microbiome-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-players-involved-and-the-roles-they-play
#12
Shailesh K Shahi, Samantha N Freedman, Ashutosh K Mangalam
The human gut contains trillions of bacteria (microbiome) that play a major role in maintaining a healthy state for the host. Perturbation of this healthy gut microbiome might be an important environmental factor in the pathogenesis of inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Others and we have recently reported that MS patients have gut microbial dysbiosis (altered microbiota) with the depletion of some and enrichment of other bacteria. However, the significance of gut bacteria that show lower or higher abundance in MS is unclear...
July 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686482/outer-membrane-vesicles-blebbing-contributes-to-b-vulgatus-mpk-mediated-immune-response-silencing
#13
Jan Kevin Maerz, Alex Steimle, Anna Lange, Annika Bender, Birgit Fehrenbacher, Julia-Stefanie Frick
The Gram negative intestinal symbiont Bacteroides vulgatus mpk is able to prevent from induction of colonic inflammation in Rag1(-/-) mice and promotes immune balance in Il2(-/-) mice. These inflammation-silencing effects are associated with B. vulgatus mpk-mediated induction of semi-mature dendritic cells, especially in the colonic lamina propria (cLP). However the beneficial interaction of bacteria with host immune cells is limited due to the existence of a large mucus layer covering the intestinal epithelium...
July 7, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678609/randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-multi-strain-probiotic-on-the-mucosal-microbiota-in-canine-idiopathic-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#14
Robin White, Todd Atherly, Blake Guard, Giacomo Rossi, Chong Wang, Curtis Mosher, Craig Webb, Steve Hill, Mark Ackermann, Peter Sciabarra, Karin Allenspach, Jan Suchodolski, Albert E Jergens
The intestinal microbiota is increasingly linked to the pathogenesis of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs. While studies have reported alterations in fecal (luminal) microbial populations, only limited information is available about the mucosal microbiota of IBD dogs at diagnosis and following medical therapy. Our aim was to characterize the mucosal microbiota and determine the clinical, microbiological, and mucosal homeostatic effects of probiotic treatment in dogs with IBD. Thirty four IBD dogs were randomized to receive standard therapy (ST = diet + prednisone) with or without probiotic...
July 5, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640714/an-unexplored-brain-gut-microbiota-axis-in-stroke
#15
Shu Wen Wen, Connie H Y Wong
Microbiota research, in particular that of the gut, has recently gained much attention in medical research owing to technological advances in metagenomics and metabolomics. Despite this, much of the research direction has focused on long-term or chronic effects of microbiota manipulation on health and disease. In this addendum, we reflect on our recent publication that reported findings addressing a rather unconventional hypothesis. Bacterial pneumonia is highly prevalent and is one of the leading contributors to stroke morbidity and mortality worldwide...
June 22, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640662/using-probiotics-in-clinical-practice-where-are-we-now-a-review-of-existing-meta-analyses
#16
Mariangela Rondanelli, Milena Anna Faliva, Simone Perna, Attilio Giacosa, Gabriella Peroni, Anna Maria Castellazzi
The scientific literature has demonstrated that probiotics have a broad spectrum of activity, although often the results are contradictory. This study provides a critical overview of the current meta-analyses that have evaluated the efficacy of probiotics in physiologic and pathological conditions, such as metabolic disease, antibiotic-associated and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, IBS, constipation, IBD, chemotherapy-associated diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, NAFLD, liver encephalopathy, periodontitis, depression, vaginosis, urinary tract infections, pancreatitis, incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital infection and stay in ICU, mortality of post-trauma patients, necrotising enterocolitis in premature infants...
June 22, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622070/loop-ileostomy-mediated-fecal-stream-diversion-is-associated-with-microbial-dysbiosis
#17
Emma L Beamish, Judith Johnson, Elisabeth J Shaw, Nigel A Scott, Arnab Bhowmick, Rachael J Rigby
Loop ileostomy is an effective procedure to protect downstream intestinal anastomoses. Ileostomy reversal surgery is often performed within 12 months of formation but is associated with substantial morbidity due to severe post-surgical complications. Distal ileum is deprived of enteral nutrition and rendered inactive, often becoming atrophied and fibrotic. This study aimed to investigate the microbial and morphological changes that occur in the defunctioned ileum following loop ileostomy-mediated fecal stream diversion...
June 16, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598765/shigella-depends-on-sepa-to-destabilize-the-intestinal-epithelial-integrity-via-cofilin-activation
#18
Ana Maldonado-Contreras, James R Birtley, Erik Boll, Yun Zhao, Karen L Mumy, Juan Toscano, Seyoum Ayehunie, Hans-Christian Reinecker, Lawrence J Stern, Beth A McCormick
Shigella is unique among enteric pathogens, as it invades colonic epithelia through the basolateral pole. Therefore, it has evolved the ability to breach the intestinal epithelial barrier to deploy an arsenal of effector proteins, which permits bacterial invasion and leads to a severe inflammatory response. However, the mechanisms used by Shigella to regulate epithelial barrier permeability remain unknown. To address this question, we used both an intestinal polarized model and a human ex-vivo model to further characterize the early events of host-bacteria interactions...
June 9, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586297/fecal-microbiota-variation-across-the-lifespan-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-healthy%C3%A2-laboratory-rat
#19
Burkhardt Flemer, Nadia Gaci, Guillaume Borrel, Ian R Sanderson, Prem P Chaudhary, William Tottey, Paul W O'Toole, Jean-François Brugere
Laboratory rats are commonly used in life science research as a model for human biology and disease, but the composition and development of their gut microbiota during life is poorly understood. We determined the faecal microbiota composition of healthy Sprague Dawley laboratory rats from 3 weeks to 2 years of age, kept under controlled environmental and dietary conditions. Additionally, we determined faecal short-chain fatty acid profiles, and we compared the rat faecal microbiota with that of mice and humans...
June 6, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586253/characterization-of-recombinant-trypanosoma-brucei-gambiense-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-rtbgtctp-and-its-interaction-with-glossina-midgut-bacteria
#20
Géraldine Bossard, Manon Bartoli, Marie-Laure Fardeau, Philippe Hozmuller, Bernard Ollivier, Anne Geiger
In humans, sleeping sickness (i.e. Human African Trypanosomiasis) is caused by the protozoan parasites Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (Tbg) in West and Central Africa, and T. b. rhodesiense in East Africa. We previously showed in vitro that Tbg is able to excrete/secrete a large number of proteins, including Translationally Controlled Tumour Protein (TCTP). Moreover, the tctp gene was previously described to be expressed in Tbg-infected flies. Aside from its involvement in diverse cellular processes, we have investigated a possible alternative role within the interactions occurring between the trypanosome parasite, its tsetse fly vector, and the associated midgut bacteria...
June 6, 2017: Gut Microbes
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