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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216014/the-conserved-phylogeny-of-blood-microbiome
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Malay Bhattacharyya, Tuhin Ghosh, Sujit Shankar, Namrata Tomar
The proliferation and intensification of diseases have forced every researcher to take actions for a robust understanding of the organisms. This demands deep knowledge about the cells and tissues in an organ and its entire surroundings, more precisely the microbiome community which involves viruses, bacteria, archaea, among others. They play an important role in the function of our body, and act both as a deterrent as well as shelter for diseases. Therefore, it is pertinent to study the relation within the microbiome in a human body...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178947/an-integrative-bayesian-dirichlet-multinomial-regression-model-for-the-analysis-of-taxonomic-abundances-in-microbiome-data
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W Duncan Wadsworth, Raffaele Argiento, Michele Guindani, Jessica Galloway-Pena, Samuel A Shelbourne, Marina Vannucci
BACKGROUND: The Human Microbiome has been variously associated with the immune-regulatory mechanisms involved in the prevention or development of many non-infectious human diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. Integrative approaches which aim at associating the composition of the human microbiome with other available information, such as clinical covariates and environmental predictors, are paramount to develop a more complete understanding of the role of microbiome in disease development...
February 8, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146577/blood-microbiome-quantity-and-the-hyperdynamic-circulation-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Daniela Traykova, Beacher Schneider, Mario Chojkier, Martina Buck
BACKGROUND: Recently, a complex microbiome was comprehensibly characterized in the serum and ascitic fluid of cirrhotic patients. In the current study, we investigated for the first time the induction of inflammatory pathways and Nitric Oxide, as well as the systemic hemodynamics in conjunction with the blood microbiome in a Child-Pugh class B cirrhotic cohort. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used the Intestinal Infections Microbial DNA qPCR Array to screen for 53 bacterial DNA from the gut in the blood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125088/motivations-of-participants-in-the-citizen-science-of-microbiomics-data-from-the-british-gut-project
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Lorenzo Del Savio, Barbara Prainsack, Alena Buyx
PURPOSE: The establishment of databases for research in human microbiomics is dependent on the recruitment of sufficient numbers and diversity of participants. Factors that support or impede participant recruitment in studies of this type have not yet been studied. METHODS: We report the results of a survey aimed at establishing the motivations of participants in the British Gut Project, a research project that relies on volunteers to provide samples and to help fund the project...
January 26, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111075/discovery-of-reactive-microbiota-derived-metabolites-that-inhibit-host-proteases
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Chun-Jun Guo, Fang-Yuan Chang, Thomas P Wyche, Keriann M Backus, Timothy M Acker, Masanori Funabashi, Mao Taketani, Mohamed S Donia, Stephen Nayfach, Katherine S Pollard, Charles S Craik, Benjamin F Cravatt, Jon Clardy, Christopher A Voigt, Michael A Fischbach
The gut microbiota modulate host biology in numerous ways, but little is known about the molecular mediators of these interactions. Previously, we found a widely distributed family of nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene clusters in gut bacteria. Here, by expressing a subset of these clusters in Escherichia coli or Bacillus subtilis, we show that they encode pyrazinones and dihydropyrazinones. At least one of the 47 clusters is present in 88% of the National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (NIH HMP) stool samples, and they are transcribed under conditions of host colonization...
January 26, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063079/the-thyroid-the-eyes-and-the-gut-a-possible-connection
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REVIEW
D Covelli, M Ludgate
INTRODUCTION: Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune disorder responsible for 60-90% of thyrotoxicosis, with an incidence of 1 to 2 cases per 1000 population per year in England. Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation, not provoked directly by abnormal thyroid hormone levels, but by the consequence of the underlying autoimmune process. The aetiology of autoimmune disorders is due to an interplay between susceptibility genes and environmental factors, such as infections and stress...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028549/ssunique-detecting-sequence-novelty-in-microbiome-surveys
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Michael D J Lynch, Josh D Neufeld
High-throughput sequencing of small-subunit (SSU) rRNA genes has revolutionized understanding of microbial communities and facilitated investigations into ecological dynamics at unprecedented scales. Such extensive SSU rRNA gene sequence libraries, constructed from DNA extracts of environmental or host-associated samples, often contain a substantial proportion of unclassified sequences, many representing organisms with novel taxonomy (taxonomic "blind spots") and potentially unique ecology. Indeed, these novel taxonomic lineages are associated with so-called microbial "dark matter," which is the genomic potential of these lineages...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025198/dace-a-scalable-dp-means-algorithm-for-clustering-extremely-large-sequence-data
#8
Linhao Jiang, Yichao Dong, Ning Chen, Ting Chen
MOTIVATION: Advancements in next-generation sequencing technology have produced large amounts of reads at low cost in a short time. In metagenomics, 16S and 18S rRNA gene have been widely used as marker genes to profile diversity of microorganisms in environmental samples. Through clustering of sequencing reads we can determine both number of OTUs and their relative abundance. In many applications, clustering of very large sequencing data with high efficiency and accuracy is essential for downstream analysis...
December 23, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005908/a-machine-learning-approach-for-using-the-postmortem-skin-microbiome-to-estimate-the-postmortem-interval
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Hunter R Johnson, Donovan D Trinidad, Stephania Guzman, Zenab Khan, James V Parziale, Jennifer M DeBruyn, Nathan H Lents
Research on the human microbiome, the microbiota that live in, on, and around the human person, has revolutionized our understanding of the complex interactions between microbial life and human health and disease. The microbiome may also provide a valuable tool in forensic death investigations by helping to reveal the postmortem interval (PMI) of a decedent that is discovered after an unknown amount of time since death. Current methods of estimating PMI for cadavers discovered in uncontrolled, unstudied environments have substantial limitations, some of which may be overcome through the use of microbial indicators...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913230/effects-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-and-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-on-the-vaginal-microbiome
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J Paul Brooks, David J Edwards, Diana L Blithe, Jennifer M Fettweis, Myrna G Serrano, Nihar U Sheth, Jerome F Strauss, Gregory A Buck, Kimberly K Jefferson
OBJECTIVES: Prior studies suggest that the composition of the vaginal microbiome may positively or negatively affect susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Some female hormonal contraceptive methods also appear to positively or negatively influence STI transmission and BV. Therefore, changes in the vaginal microbiome that are associated with different contraceptive methods may explain, in part, effects on STI transmission and BV. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of 16S rRNA gene survey data of vaginal samples from a subset of participants from the Human Vaginal Microbiome Project at Virginia Commonwealth University...
November 29, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899504/gene-function-analysis-in-the-ubiquitous-human-commensal-and-pathogen-malassezia-genus
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Giuseppe Ianiri, Anna F Averette, Joanne M Kingsbury, Joseph Heitman, Alexander Idnurm
The genus Malassezia includes 14 species that are found on the skin of humans and animals and are associated with a number of diseases. Recent genome sequencing projects have defined the gene content of all 14 species; however, to date, genetic manipulation has not been possible for any species within this genus. Here, we develop and then optimize molecular tools for the transformation of Malassezia furfur and Malassezia sympodialis using Agrobacterium tumefaciens delivery of transfer DNA (T-DNA) molecules...
November 29, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887570/metamis-a-metagenomic-microbial-interaction-simulator-based-on-microbial-community-profiles
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Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Yueh-Yang Pao, Daryi Wang
BACKGROUND: The complexity and dynamics of microbial communities are major factors in the ecology of a system. With the NGS technique, metagenomics data provides a new way to explore microbial interactions. Lotka-Volterra models, which have been widely used to infer animal interactions in dynamic systems, have recently been applied to the analysis of metagenomic data. RESULTS: In this paper, we present the Lotka-Volterra model based tool, the Metagenomic Microbial Interacticon Simulator (MetaMIS), which is designed to analyze the time series data of microbial community profiles...
November 25, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822556/impact-of-sample-type-and-dna-isolation-procedure-on-genomic-inference-of-microbiome-composition
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Berith E Knudsen, Lasse Bergmark, Patrick Munk, Oksana Lukjancenko, Anders Priemé, Frank M Aarestrup, Sünje J Pamp
Explorations of complex microbiomes using genomics greatly enhance our understanding about their diversity, biogeography, and function. The isolation of DNA from microbiome specimens is a key prerequisite for such examinations, but challenges remain in obtaining sufficient DNA quantities required for certain sequencing approaches, achieving accurate genomic inference of microbiome composition, and facilitating comparability of findings across specimen types and sequencing projects. These aspects are particularly relevant for the genomics-based global surveillance of infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance from different reservoirs...
September 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822524/from-sample-to-multi-omics-conclusions-in-under-48-hours
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Robert A Quinn, Jose A Navas-Molina, Embriette R Hyde, Se Jin Song, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Greg Humphrey, James Gaffney, Jeremiah J Minich, Alexey V Melnik, Jakob Herschend, Jeff DeReus, Austin Durant, Rachel J Dutton, Mahdieh Khosroheidari, Clifford Green, Ricardo da Silva, Pieter C Dorrestein, Rob Knight
Multi-omics methods have greatly advanced our understanding of the biological organism and its microbial associates. However, they are not routinely used in clinical or industrial applications, due to the length of time required to generate and analyze omics data. Here, we applied a novel integrated omics pipeline for the analysis of human and environmental samples in under 48 h. Human subjects that ferment their own foods provided swab samples from skin, feces, oral cavity, fermented foods, and household surfaces to assess the impact of home food fermentation on their microbial and chemical ecology...
March 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822521/geography-and-location-are-the-primary-drivers-of-office-microbiome-composition
#15
John Chase, Jennifer Fouquier, Mahnaz Zare, Derek L Sonderegger, Rob Knight, Scott T Kelley, Jeffrey Siegel, J Gregory Caporaso
In the United States, humans spend the majority of their time indoors, where they are exposed to the microbiome of the built environment (BE) they inhabit. Despite the ubiquity of microbes in BEs and their potential impacts on health and building materials, basic questions about the microbiology of these environments remain unanswered. We present a study on the impacts of geography, material type, human interaction, location in a room, seasonal variation, and indoor and microenvironmental parameters on bacterial communities in offices...
March 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814509/linking-the-human-gut-microbiome-to-inflammatory-cytokine-production-capacity
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Melanie Schirmer, Sanne P Smeekens, Hera Vlamakis, Martin Jaeger, Marije Oosting, Eric A Franzosa, Trees Jansen, Liesbeth Jacobs, Marc Jan Bonder, Alexander Kurilshikov, Jingyuan Fu, Leo A B Joosten, Alexandra Zhernakova, Curtis Huttenhower, Cisca Wijmenga, Mihai G Netea, Ramnik J Xavier
Gut microbial dysbioses are linked to aberrant immune responses, which are often accompanied by abnormal production of inflammatory cytokines. As part of the Human Functional Genomics Project (HFGP), we investigate how differences in composition and function of gut microbial communities may contribute to inter-individual variation in cytokine responses to microbial stimulations in healthy humans. We observe microbiome-cytokine interaction patterns that are stimulus specific, cytokine specific, and cytokine and stimulus specific...
November 3, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814508/host-and-environmental-factors-influencing-individual-human-cytokine-responses
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Rob Ter Horst, Martin Jaeger, Sanne P Smeekens, Marije Oosting, Morris A Swertz, Yang Li, Vinod Kumar, Dimitri A Diavatopoulos, Anne F M Jansen, Heidi Lemmers, Helga Toenhake-Dijkstra, Antonius E van Herwaarden, Matthijs Janssen, Renate G van der Molen, Irma Joosten, Fred C G J Sweep, Johannes W Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Mieke M J F Koenders, Ramnik J Xavier, Jos W M van der Meer, Charles A Dinarello, Norman Pavelka, Cisca Wijmenga, Richard A Notebaart, Leo A B Joosten, Mihai G Netea
Differences in susceptibility to immune-mediated diseases are determined by variability in immune responses. In three studies within the Human Functional Genomics Project, we assessed the effect of environmental and non-genetic host factors of the genetic make-up of the host and of the intestinal microbiome on the cytokine responses in humans. We analyzed the association of these factors with circulating mediators and with six cytokines after stimulation with 19 bacterial, fungal, viral, and non-microbial metabolic stimuli in 534 healthy subjects...
November 3, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781166/the-single-species-metagenome-subtyping-staphylococcus-aureus-core-genome-sequences-from-shotgun-metagenomic-data
#18
Sandeep J Joseph, Ben Li, Robert A Petit Iii, Zhaohui S Qin, Lyndsey Darrow, Timothy D Read
In this study we developed a genome-based method for detecting Staphylococcus aureus subtypes from metagenome shotgun sequence data. We used a binomial mixture model and the coverage counts at >100,000 known S. aureus SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) sites derived from prior comparative genomic analysis to estimate the proportion of 40 subtypes in metagenome samples. We were able to obtain >87% sensitivity and >94% specificity at 0.025X coverage for S. aureus. We found that 321 and 149 metagenome samples from the Human Microbiome Project and metaSUB analysis of the New York City subway, respectively, contained S...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770008/evaluation-of-buccal-cell-samples-for-studies-of-oral-microbiota
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Guoqin Yu, Steve Phillips, Mitchell H Gail, James J Goedert, Michael Humphrys, Jacques Ravel, Yanfang Ren, Neil E Caporaso
BACKGROUND: The human microbiota is postulated to affect cancer risk, but collecting microbiota specimens with prospective follow-up for diseases will take time. Buccal cell samples have been obtained from mouthwash for the study of human genomic DNA in many cohort studies. Here, we evaluate the feasibility of using buccal cell samples to examine associations of human microbiota and disease risk. METHODS: We obtained buccal cells from mouthwash in 41 healthy participants using a protocol that is widely employed to obtain buccal cells for the study of human DNA...
October 21, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734124/humichip2-for-strain-level-identification-and-functional-profiling-of-human-microbiomes
#20
Qichao Tu, Jiabao Li, Zhou Shi, Yanfei Chen, Lu Lin, Juan Li, Hongling Wang, Jianbo Yan, Qingming Zhou, Xiangzhen Li, Lanjuan Li, Jizhong Zhou, Zhili He
With the massive data generated by the Human Microbiome Project, how to transform such data into useful information and knowledge remains challenging. Here, with currently available sequencing information (reference genomes and metagenomes), we have developed a comprehensive microarray, HuMiChip2, for strain-level identification and functional characterization of human microbiomes. HuMiChip2 was composed of 29,467 strain-specific probes targeting 2063 microbial strains/species and 133,924 sequence- and group-specific probes targeting 157 key functional gene families involved in various metabolic pathways and host-microbiome interaction processes...
January 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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