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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936055/microbial-diversity-of-source-and-point-of-use-water-in-rural-haiti-a-pyrosequencing-based-metagenomic-survey
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Nabanita Mukherjee, Debra Bartelli, Cyril Patra, Bhavin V Chauhan, Scot E Dowd, Pratik Banerjee
Haiti endures the poorest water and sanitation infrastructure in the Western Hemisphere, where waterborne diseases cause significant morbidity and mortality. Most of these diseases are reported to be caused by waterborne pathogens. In this study, we examined the overall bacterial diversity of selected source and point-of-use water from rural areas in Central Plateau, Haiti using pyrosequencing of 16s rRNA genes. Taxonomic composition of water samples revealed an abundance of Firmicutes phyla, followed by Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930727/airway-microbiota-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-clinically-well-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Theresa A Laguna, Brandie D Wagner, Cynthia B Williams, Mark J Stevens, Charles E Robertson, Cole W Welchlin, Catherine E Moen, Edith T Zemanick, Jonathan K Harris
BACKGROUND: Upper airway cultures guide the identification and treatment of lung pathogens in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF); however, this may not fully reflect the spectrum of bacteria present in the lower airway. Our objectives were to characterize the airway microbiota using bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from asymptomatic CF infants during the first year of life and to investigate the relationship between BALF microbiota, standard culture and clinical characteristics. METHODS: BALF, nasopharyngeal (NP) culture and infant pulmonary function testing data were collected at 6 months and one year of age during periods of clinical stability from infants diagnosed with CF by newborn screening...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928485/anaerobic-infections-in-surgical-wards-a-two-year-study
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Padmaja Ananth-Shenoy, Shashidhar Vishwanath, Ryumzook Targain, Seema Shetty, Gabriel Sunil-Rodrigues, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Kiran Chawla
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anaerobic bacteria are recognized as important pathogens in surgical infections. However, they are the most overlooked microorganisms by the clinic and the laboratory because of the tedious culture techniques with longer turn-around times. The study was aimed to analyze the frequency of anaerobic bacterial surgical infections and their predisposing factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted over a period of two years including patients with surgical infections...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924402/age-related-response-of-rumen-microbiota-to-mineral-salt-and-effects-of-their-interactions-on-enteric-methane-emissions-in-cattle
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C Liu, X H Li, Y X Chen, Z H Cheng, Q H Duan, Q H Meng, X P Tao, B Shang, H M Dong
Mineral salt bricks are often used in cow raising as compensation for mineral losses to improve milk yield, growth, and metabolic activity. Generally, effects of minerals are partially thought to result from improvement of microbial metabolism, but their influence on the rumen microbiota has rarely been documented to date. In this study, we investigated the response of microbiota to mineral salt in heifer and adult cows and evaluated ruminal fermentation and enteric methane emissions of cows fed mineral salts...
December 6, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917879/colonic-luminal-microbiota-and-bacterial-metabolite-composition-in-pregnant-huanjiang-mini-pigs-effects-of-food-composition-at-different-times-of-pregnancy
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Xiang-Feng Kong, Yu-Jiao Ji, Hua-Wei Li, Qian Zhu, F Blachier, Mei-Mei Geng, Wen Chen, Yu-Long Yin
The gut harbours diverse and complex microbiota, which influence body health including nutrient metabolism, immune development, and protection from pathogens. Pregnancy is associated with immune and metabolic changes that might be related to microbiota compositional dynamics. We therefore investigated the colonic luminal bacteria community in Huanjiang mini-pigs fed diets with different nutrient levels from the first to third trimester of pregnancy. The concentrations of intestinal metabolites including short-chain fat acids, NH3-N, indole, skatole, and bioamines were also determined...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917166/temporal-metagenomic-and-metabolomic-characterization-of-fresh-perennial-ryegrass-degradation-by-rumen-bacteria
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Olga L Mayorga, Alison H Kingston-Smith, Eun J Kim, Gordon G Allison, Toby J Wilkinson, Matthew J Hegarty, Michael K Theodorou, Charles J Newbold, Sharon A Huws
Understanding the relationship between ingested plant material and the attached microbiome is essential for developing methodologies to improve ruminant nutrient use efficiency. We have previously shown that perennial ryegrass (PRG) rumen bacterial colonization events follow a primary (up to 4 h) and secondary (after 4 h) pattern based on the differences in diversity of the attached bacteria. In this study, we investigated temporal niche specialization of primary and secondary populations of attached rumen microbiota using metagenomic shotgun sequencing as well as monitoring changes in the plant chemistry using mid-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914477/in-vitro-rescue-of-genital-strains-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-from-interferon-%C3%AE-and-tryptophan-depletion-with-indole-positive-but-not-indole-negative-prevotella-spp
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Noa Ziklo, Wilhelmina M Huston, Kuong Taing, Mohammad Katouli, Peter Timms
BACKGROUND: The natural course of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis varies between individuals. In addition to parasite and host effects, the vaginal microbiota might play a key role in the outcome of C. trachomatis infections. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), known for its anti-chlamydial properties, activates the expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) in epithelial cells, an enzyme that catabolizes the amino acid L- tryptophan into N-formylkynurenine, depleting the host cell's pool of tryptophan...
December 3, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913316/actinotignum-schaalii-subcutaneous-abscesses-in-a-patient-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sofia Maraki, George Evangelou, Dimitra Stafylaki, Efstathia Scoulica
Actinotignum schaalii (formerly Actinobaculum schaalii) is a Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic rod that is typically involved in urinary tract infections in elderly patients or those with underlying urological pathologies. In contrast, abscess formation caused by A. schaalii is very rare. We present a case of multiple abscesses in the perineal area in a young patient with hidradenitis suppurativa associated with A. schaalii and Prevotella melaninogenica and review the relevant literature on the topic.
November 29, 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911317/alzheimer-s-disease-histological-and%C3%A2-behavioral-manifestations-in%C3%A2-transgenic-mice-correlate-with%C3%A2-specific%C3%A2-gut-microbiome-state
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Liang Shen, Lu Liu, Hong-Fang Ji
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative brain disease and is the most common form of dementia. In recent years, many studies indicated the association of gut microbiota changes with metabolic diseases. However, the gut microbiota of AD has not been investigated. The present study aims to compare the gut microbiota in APP/PS1 transgenic mice of AD and C57/Bl6 wild-type (WT) mice by pyrosequencing the V3 and V4 regions of the bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA genes. The 3-, 6-, and 8-month-old APP/PS1 and WT mice were used to explore the effects of age on the gut microbiota...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905529/efficient-targeted-mutagenesis-of-rice-and-tobacco-genomes-using-cpf1-from-francisella-novicida
#10
Akira Endo, Mikami Masafumi, Hidetaka Kaya, Seiichi Toki
CRISPR/Cas9 systems are nowadays applied extensively to effect genome editing in various organisms including plants. CRISPR from Prevotella and Francisella 1 (Cpf1) is a newly characterized RNA-guided endonuclease that has two distinct features as compared to Cas9. First, Cpf1 utilizes a thymidine-rich protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) while Cas9 prefers a guanidine-rich PAM. Cpf1 could be used as a sequence-specific nuclease to target AT-rich regions of a genome that Cas9 had difficulty accessing. Second, Cpf1 generates DNA ends with a 5' overhang, whereas Cas9 creates blunt DNA ends after cleavage...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903830/early-life-sugar-consumption-affects-the-rat-microbiome-independently-of-obesity
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Emily E Noble, Ted M Hsu, Roshonda B Jones, Anthony A Fodor, Michael I Goran, Scott E Kanoski
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome has been implicated in various metabolic and neurocognitive disorders and is heavily influenced by dietary factors, but there is a paucity of research on the effects of added sugars on the gut microbiome. OBJECTIVE: With the use of a rodent model, our goal was to determine how added-sugar consumption during the juvenile and adolescent phase of development affects the gut microbiome. METHODS: Forty-two juvenile male Sprague-Dawley rats [postnatal day (PND) 26; 50-70 g] were given access to 1 of 3 different 11%-carbohydrate solutions designed to model a range of monosaccharide ratios commonly consumed in sugar-sweetened beverages: 1) 35% fructose:65% glucose, 2) 50% fructose:50% glucose, 3) 65% fructose:35% glucose, and 4) control (no sugar)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898021/salivary-microbiome-diversity-in-caries-free-and-caries-affected-children
#12
Shan Jiang, Xiaoli Gao, Lijian Jin, Edward C M Lo
Dental caries (tooth decay) is an infectious disease. Its etiology is not fully understood from the microbiological perspective. This study characterizes the diversity of microbial flora in the saliva of children with and without dental caries. Children (3-4 years old) with caries (n = 20) and without caries (n = 20) were recruited. Unstimulated saliva (2 mL) was collected from each child and the total microbial genomic DNA was extracted. DNA amplicons of the V3-V4 hypervariable region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to Illumina Miseq sequencing...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894820/quantitative-detection-of-periodontopathic-bacteria-in-lower-respiratory-tract-specimens-by-real-time-pcr
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Kentaro Nagaoka, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yosuke Harada, Koichi Yamada, Yohei Migiyama, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Koichi Izumikawa, Shigeru Kohno
The presence of common periodontopathic bacteria, the Fusobacterium nucleatum-periodonticum-simiae group, Prevotella intermedia, and Porphyromonas gingivalis was determined from respiratory tract specimens of bacterial pneumonia by real-time PCR using universal and species-specific TaqMan probe/primer sets. 42 patients with infectious pneumonia and 45 patients without infectious pneumonia were retrospectively enrolled in clinical studies. Periodontopathic bacterial DNA was found in 57.1% cases of infectious pneumonia and 31...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890003/biofilm-mediated-antibiotic-resistant-oral-bacterial
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Indu Lata Kanwar, Abhishek Kumar Sah, Preeti K Suresh
Oral diseases like dental caries and periodontal disease are directly associated with the capability of bacteria to form biofilm. Periodontal diseases have been associated to anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria forming a subgingival plaque (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus, Prevotella and Fusobacterium). Biofilm is a complex bacterial community that is highly resistant to antibiotics and human immunity. Biofilm communities are the causative agents of biological developments such as dental caries, periodontitis, and peri-implantitis, and causing periodontal tissue breakdown...
November 24, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876716/-the-relationship-of-molecular-genetic-markers-with-clinical-signs-and-risk-factors-of-periodontitis
#15
O A Zorina, N K Aimadinova, A A Basova, D V Rebrikov
The study revealed positive correlation between bleeding on probing and teeth loss risk with periodontal hypercolonization by Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia and Treponema denticola. Pathological tooth mobility was associated with hypercolonization by P. intermedia and Tannerella forsythensis. Expression of IL8, TNF-α, MMP8 and MMP9 genes was also assessed in patient groups divided according to the depth of periodontal pockets and-the severity of chronic periodontitis revealing IL8 as positive diagnostic marker...
2016: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863183/evidence-for-immune-relevance-of-prevotella-copri-a-gut-microbe-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Annalisa Pianta, Sheila Arvikar, Klemen Strle, Elise E Drouin, Qi Wang, Catherine E Costello, Allen C Steere
OBJECTIVE: Prevotella copri, an intestinal microbe, may over-expand in stool samples of patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (NORA), but it is not yet clear whether the organism has immune relevance in RA pathogenesis. METHODS: HLA-DR-presented peptides (T cell epitopes) from P. copri were sought directly from patients' synovial tissue or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) using tandem mass spectrometry, followed by testing the antigenicity of peptides or their source proteins using samples from RA patients or comparison groups...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861762/gut-microbiome-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis-in-a-developing-country-and-the-effect-of-probiotic-administration
#17
Amita Aggarwal, Aditya N Sarangi, Priyanka Gaur, Anuj Shukla, Rakesh Aggarwal
In Asia, enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) is the most-frequent category of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. ERA has a strong association with HLA-B27 and subclinical gut inflammation. In a HLA-B27 transgenic rat model, presence of Bacteroides bacteria in the gut appears to cause spondyloarthropathy (SpA). Thus, we studied gut microbiota in children with ERA. Stool specimens from 33 patients with ERA and 14 age-matched healthy controls were studied; none had any gastrointestinal symptom, or had received a drug known to affect gut motility or microbiota in the preceding 6 weeks...
November 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861554/high-diversity-and-variability-in-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-women-following-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Teenus Paramel Jayaprakash, Emily C Wagner, Julie van Schalkwyk, Arianne Y K Albert, Janet E Hill, Deborah M Money
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the vaginal microbiota of women following preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), and determine if microbiome composition predicts latency duration and perinatal outcomes. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Canada. POPULATION: Women with PPROM between 24+0 and 33+6 weeks gestational age (GA). METHODS: Microbiome profiles, based on pyrosequencing of the cpn60 universal target, were generated from vaginal samples at time of presentation with PPROM, weekly thereafter, and at delivery...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855721/the-lung-microbiota-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-autoimmunity
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Jose U Scher, Vijay Joshua, Alejandro Artacho, Shahla Abdollahi-Roodsaz, Johan Öckinger, Susanna Kullberg, Magnus Sköld, Anders Eklund, Johan Grunewald, Jose C Clemente, Carles Ubeda, Leopoldo N Segal, Anca I Catrina
BACKGROUND: Airway abnormalities and lung tissue citrullination are found in both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and individuals at-risk for disease development. This suggests the possibility that the lung could be a site of autoimmunity generation in RA, perhaps in response to microbiota changes. We therefore sought to test whether the RA lung microbiome contains distinct taxonomic features associated with local and/or systemic autoimmunity. METHODS: 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing was utilized to compare the bacterial community composition of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) in patients with early, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD)-naïve RA, patients with lung sarcoidosis, and healthy control subjects...
November 17, 2016: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853453/gradual-changes-of-gut-microbiota-in-weaned-miniature-piglets
#20
Jun Hu, Yangfan Nie, Jianwei Chen, Yong Zhang, Zhichang Wang, Qiwen Fan, Xianghua Yan
Colonization of gut microbiota in mammals during the early life is vital to host health. The miniature piglet has recently been considered as an optimal infant model. However, less is known about the development of gut microbiota in miniature piglets. Here, this study was conducted to explore how the gut microbiota develops in weaned Congjiang miniature piglets. In contrast to the relatively stabilized gut fungal community, gut bacterial community showed a marked drop in alpha diversity, accompanied by significant alterations in taxonomic compositions...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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