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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329030/protective-factors-in-the-intestinal-microbiome-against-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-recipients-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yeon Joo Lee, Esther P Arguello, Robert R Jenq, Eric Littmann, Grace J Kim, Liza C Miller, Lilan Ling, Cesar Figueroa, Elizabeth Robilotti, Miguel-Angel Perales, Juliet N Barker, Sergio Giralt, Marcel R M van den Brink, Eric G Pamer, Ying Taur
Background.: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a frequent complication in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), who receive intensive treatments that significantly disrupt the intestinal microbiota. In this study, we examined the microbiota composition of allo-HSCT recipients to identify bacterial colonizers that confer protection against CDI following engraftment. Methods.: Feces collected from adult recipients allo-HSCT at engraftment were analyzed; 16S rRNA genes were sequenced and analyzed from each sample...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328990/gut-microbiome-analysis-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-from-the-chinese-minority-ethnic-groups-the-uygurs-and-kazaks
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Ye Wang, Xin Luo, Xinmin Mao, Yicun Tao, Xinjian Ran, Haixia Zhao, Jianhui Xiong, Linlin Li
The gut microbiome may have an important influence on the development of diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). To better understand the DM2 pandemic in ethnic minority groups in China, we investigated and compared the composition and richness of the gut microbiota of healthy, normal glucose tolerant (NGT) individuals and DM2 patients from two ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang, northwest China, the Uygurs and Kazaks. The conserved V6 region of the 16S rRNA gene was amplified by PCR from the isolated DNA. The amplified DNA was sequenced and analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323135/effect-of-bioaugmentation-by-cellulolytic-bacteria-enriched-from-sheep-rumen-on-methane-production-from-wheat-straw
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E Gozde Ozbayram, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Marcell Nikolausz, Bahar Ince, Orhan Ince
The aim of this study was to determine the potential of bioaugmentation with cellulolytic rumen microbiota to enhance the anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic feedstock. An anaerobic cellulolytic culture was enriched from sheep rumen fluid using wheat straw as substrate under mesophilic conditions. To investigate the effects of bioaugmentation on methane production from straw, the enrichment culture was added to batch reactors in proportions of 2% (Set-1) and 4% (Set-2) of the microbial cell number of the standard inoculum slurry...
March 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304245/kineothrix-alysoides-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-saccharolytic-butyrate-producer-within-the-family-lachnospiraceae
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Kelly Nicole Haas, Jeffrey L Blanchard
An anaerobic, saccharolytic, spore-forming, butyrate-producing bacterium, strain KNHs209T, was isolated from a switchgrass microcosm seeded with forest soil. Cells were highly motile rods, often forming long filamentous chains which were easily observed moving under the microscope. Its closest phylogenetic relative was Eisenbergiella tayi (16S rRNA gene sequence identity 94.2 %), although it was easily distinguishable based on its morphology and physiology. Whole-genome sequencing enabled development of a minimal medium, and also suggested that the organism is capable of fixing nitrogen...
February 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302989/bacterial-microbiota-associated-with-the-glacier-ice-worm-is-dominated-by-both-worm-specific-and-glacier-derived-facultative-lineages
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Takumi Murakami, Takahiro Segawa, Roman Dial, Nozomu Takeuchi, Shiro Kohshima, Yuichi Hongoh
The community structure of bacteria associated with the glacier ice worm Mesenchytraeus solifugus was analyzed by amplicon sequencing of 16S rRNA genes and their transcripts. Ice worms were collected from two distinct glaciers in Alaska, Harding Icefield and Byron Glacier, and glacier surfaces were also sampled for comparison. Marked differences were observed in bacterial community structures between the ice worm and glacier surface samples. Several bacterial phylotypes were detected almost exclusively in the ice worms, and these bacteria were phylogenetically affiliated with either animal-associated lineages or, interestingly, clades mostly consisting of glacier-indigenous species...
March 9, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299315/rna-based-stable-isotope-probing-suggests-allobaculum-spp-as-particularly-active-glucose-assimilators-in-a-complex-murine-microbiota-cultured-in-vitro
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Elena Herrmann, Wayne Young, Douglas Rosendale, Verena Reichert-Grimm, Christian U Riedel, Ralf Conrad, Markus Egert
RNA-based stable isotope probing (RNA-SIP) and metabolic profiling were used to detect actively glucose-consuming bacteria in a complex microbial community obtained from a murine model system. A faeces-derived microbiota was incubated under anaerobic conditions for 0, 2, and 4 h with 40 mM [U(13)C]glucose. Isopycnic density gradient ultracentrifugation and fractionation of isolated RNA into labeled and unlabeled fractions followed by 16S rRNA sequencing showed a quick adaptation of the bacterial community in response to the added sugar, which was dominated by unclassified Lachnospiraceae species...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288099/nlrp12-attenuates-colon-inflammation-by-maintaining-colonic-microbial-diversity-and-promoting-protective-commensal-bacterial-growth
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Liang Chen, Justin E Wilson, Mark J Koenigsknecht, Wei-Chun Chou, Stephanie A Montgomery, Agnieszka D Truax, W June Brickey, Christopher D Packey, Nitsan Maharshak, Glenn K Matsushima, Scott E Plevy, Vincent B Young, R Balfour Sartor, Jenny P-Y Ting
Inflammatory bowel diseases involve the dynamic interaction of host genetics, the microbiome and inflammatory responses. Here we found lower expression of NLRP12 (which encodes a negative regulator of innate immunity) in human ulcerative colitis, by comparing monozygotic twins and other patient cohorts. In parallel, Nlrp12 deficiency in mice caused increased basal colonic inflammation, which led to a less-diverse microbiome and loss of protective gut commensal strains (of the family Lachnospiraceae) and a greater abundance of colitogenic strains (of the family Erysipelotrichaceae)...
March 13, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286717/sorghum-and-wheat-differentially-affect-caecal-microbiota-and-associated-performance-characteristics-of-meat-chickens
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Eduardo Crisol-Martínez, Dragana Stanley, Mark S Geier, Robert J Hughes, Robert J Moore
This study compared the effects of wheat- and sorghum-based diets on broiler chickens. The growth performance and caecal microbial community of chickens were measured and correlations between productivity and specific gut microbes were observed. Cobb broilers 15 days of age were individually caged and two dietary treatments were used, one with a wheat-based diet (n = 48) and another one with a sorghum-based diet (n = 48). Growth performance measurements were taken over a 10 day period and samples for microbiota analysis were taken at the end of that period...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286339/gut-microbiome-diversity-and-high-fibre-intake-are-related-to-lower-long-term-weight-gain
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C Menni, M A Jackson, T Pallister, C J Steves, T D Spector, A M Valdes
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional studies suggest that the microbes in the human gut play a role in obesity by influencing the human body's ability to extract and store calories. The aim of this study was to assess if there is a correlation between change in body weight over time and gut microbiome composition. METHODS: We analysed 16S rRNA gene sequence data derived from the faecal samples of 1632 healthy females from TwinsUK to investigate the association between gut microbiome measured cross-sectionally and longitudinal weight gain (adjusted for caloric intake and baseline BMI)...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282880/astaxanthin-inhibits-pc-3-xenograft-prostate-tumor-growth-in-nude-mice
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Xiaofeng Ni, Haining Yu, Shanshan Wang, Chengcheng Zhang, Shengrong Shen
Prostate cancer (PCa), the most common malignancy in men, is a major cause of cancer deaths. A better understanding of the mechanisms that drive tumor initiation and progression may identify actionable targets to improve treatment of this patient group. As a dietary carotenoid, astaxanthin has been demonstrated to exert beneficial effects against inflammation, cardiovascular disease, oxidative damage, or different cancer sites. This study used intragastric administration of astaxanthin to detect its role on tumor proliferation, apoptosis, microRNA (miRNA) overexpression, and microbacteria composition change by establishing androgen-independent PCa cell PC-3 xenograft nude mice...
March 8, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261173/gut-microbial-diversity-assessment-of-indian-type-2-diabetics-reveals-alterations-in-eubacteria-archaea-and-eukaryotes
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Shrikant S Bhute, Mangesh V Suryavanshi, Suyog M Joshi, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Yogesh S Shouche, Saroj S Ghaskadbi
Diabetes in India has distinct genetic, nutritional, developmental and socio-economic aspects; owing to the fact that changes in gut microbiota are associated with diabetes, we employed semiconductor-based sequencing to characterize gut microbiota of diabetic subjects from this region. We suggest consolidated dysbiosis of eubacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic components in the gut microbiota of newly diagnosed (New-DMs) and long-standing diabetic subjects (Known-DMs) compared to healthy subjects (NGTs). Increased abundance of phylum Firmicutes (p = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252538/dietary-supplementation-with-nonfermentable-fiber-alters-the-gut-microbiota-and-confers-protection-in-murine-models-of-sepsis
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Michael J Morowitz, Valentina Di Caro, Diana Pang, Jessica Cummings, Brian Firek, Matthew B Rogers, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Robert S B Clark, Rajesh K Aneja
OBJECTIVES: Links between microbial alterations and systemic inflammation have been demonstrated in chronic disease, but little is known about these interactions during acute inflammation. This study investigates the effect of dietary supplementation with cellulose, a nonfermentable fiber, on the gut microbiota, inflammatory markers, and survival in two murine models of sepsis. DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: University laboratory...
March 1, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250895/high-quality-draft-genome-sequence-of-the-fermenting-bacterium-anaerobium-acetethylicum-type-strain-glubs11-t-dsm-29698
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Yogita Patil, Nicolai Müller, Bernhard Schink, William B Whitman, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Dimitrios Stamatis, T B K Reddy, Chris Daum, Nicole Shapiro, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Madan Junghare
Anaerobium acetethylicum strain GluBS11(T) belongs to the family Lachnospiraceae within the order Clostridiales. It is a Gram-positive, non-motile and strictly anaerobic bacterium isolated from biogas slurry that was originally enriched with gluconate as carbon source (Patil, et al., Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 65:3289-3296, 2015). Here we describe the draft genome sequence of strain GluBS11(T) and provide a detailed insight into its physiological and metabolic features. The draft genome sequence generated 4,609,043 bp, distributed among 105 scaffolds assembled using the SPAdes genome assembler method...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238082/a-novel-bicistronic-expression-system-composed-of-the-intraflagellar-transport-protein-gene-ift25-and-fmdv-2a-sequence-directs-robust-nuclear-gene-expression-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Bin Dong, He-He Hu, Zhen-Fang Li, Rong-Qiang Cheng, De-Mei Meng, Junping Wang, Zhen-Chuan Fan
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii offers a great promise for large-scale production of multiple recombinant proteins of pharmaceutical and industrial interest. However, the nuclear-encoding transgenes usually are expressed at a low level, which severely hampers the use of this alga in molecular farming. In this study, the promoter of the endogenous intraflagellar transport 25 (IFT25) gene of C. reinhardtii was tested for its ability to drive the expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP), which functions as a readout for target gene expression...
February 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235871/metatranscriptomic-profiling-reveals-linkages-between-the-active-rumen-microbiome-and-feed-efficiency-in-beef-cattle
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Fuyong Li, Le Luo Guan
Exploring compositional and functional characteristics of the rumen microbiome can improve the understanding of its role in rumen function and feed efficiency. In this study, we applied metatranscriptomics to characterize the active rumen microbiomes of beef cattle with different feed efficiencies (efficient, n=10; inefficient, n=10) using total RNA sequencing. Active bacterial and archaeal compositions were estimated based on 16S rRNAs, and active microbial metabolic functions including carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) were assessed based on mRNAs from the same metatranscriptomic datasets...
February 24, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223972/changes-in-metabolically-active-bacterial-community-during-rumen-development-and-their-alteration-by-rhubarb-root-powder-revealed-by-16s-rrna-amplicon-sequencing
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Zuo Wang, Chijioke Elekwachi, Jinzhen Jiao, Min Wang, Shaoxun Tang, Chuanshe Zhou, Zhiliang Tan, Robert J Forster
The objective of this present study was to explore the initial establishment of metabolically active bacteria and subsequent evolution in four fractions: rumen solid-phase (RS), liquid-phase (RL), protozoa-associated (RP), and epithelium-associated (RE) through early weaning and supplementing rhubarb root powder in 7 different age groups (1, 10, 20, 38, 41, 50, and 60 d) during rumen development. Results of the 16S rRNA sequencing based on RNA isolated from the four fractions revealed that the potentially active bacterial microbiota in four fractions were dominated by the phyla Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, and Bacteroidetes regardless of different ages...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223257/the-fecal-microbiome-of-dogs-with-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
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Anitha Isaiah, Joseph Cyrus Parambeth, Jörg M Steiner, Jonathan A Lidbury, Jan S Suchodolski
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in dogs is a syndrome of inadequate synthesis and secretion of pancreatic enzymes. Small intestinal bacterial dysbiosis occurs in dogs with EPI, and is reversed with pancreatic enzyme therapy. However, there are no studies evaluating the fecal microbiome of dogs with EPI. The objective of this study was to evaluate the fecal microbiome of dogs with EPI. Three day pooled fecal samples were collected from healthy dogs (n = 18), untreated (n = 7) dogs with EPI, and dogs with EPI treated with enzyme replacement therapy (n = 19)...
February 18, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211909/a-crispr-cpf1-system-for-efficient-genome-editing-and-transcriptional-repression-in-plants
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Xu Tang, Levi G Lowder, Tao Zhang, Aimee A Malzahn, Xuelian Zheng, Daniel F Voytas, Zhaohui Zhong, Yiyi Chen, Qiurong Ren, Qian Li, Elida R Kirkland, Yong Zhang, Yiping Qi
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cpf1 has emerged as an effective genome editing tool in animals. Here we compare the activity of Cpf1 from Acidaminococcus sp. BV3L6 (As) and Lachnospiraceae bacterium ND2006 (Lb) in plants, using a dual RNA polymerase II promoter expression system. LbCpf1 generated biallelic mutations at nearly 100% efficiency at four independent sites in rice T0 transgenic plants. Moreover, we repurposed AsCpf1 and LbCpf1 for efficient transcriptional repression in Arabidopsis, and demonstrated a more than tenfold reduction in miR159b transcription...
February 17, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209824/draft-genome-sequence-of-cellulosilyticum-sp-i15g10i2-a-novel-bacterium-isolated-from-a-coal-seam-gas-water-treatment-pond
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Joseph Adelskov, Bharat K C Patel
Cellulosilyticum sp. strain I15G10I2 was isolated from a coal seam gas water treatment pond at the Spring Gully water treatment facility, Roma, Queensland, Australia. Analysis of the genome of 4,489,861 bp and G+C content of 35.23% revealed that strain I15G10I2 shared limited similarity to members of the genus Cellulosilyticum, family Lachnospiraceae.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197578/chemical-characterization-of-the-glycated-myofibrillar-proteins-from-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-and-their-impacts-on-the-human-gut-microbiota-in-vitro-fermentation
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Kaining Han, Ye Yao, Shiyuan Dong, Sun Jin, Hang Xiao, Haohao Wu, Mingyong Zeng
In this study, the chemical characterization of glycoconjugates of myofibrillar proteins from grass carp conjugated with glucose via Maillard reaction for up to 24 h of dry-heating was investigated, and their impacts on the microbial community in vitro human fecal fermentation were firstly evaluated by high-throughput sequencing technologies. The glycation greatly increased the furosine levels in glycoconjugates, which reached the maximum level (2.87 ± 0.08 mg per 100 mg protein) for 9 h of heating, and resulted in the structural changes of myofibrillar proteins based on the sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis...
February 15, 2017: Food & Function
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