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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724687/direct-and-trans-generational-effects-of-male-and-female-gut-microbiota-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#1
Juliano Morimoto, Stephen J Simpson, Fleur Ponton
There is increasing evidence of the far-reaching effects of gut bacteria on physiological and behavioural traits, yet the fitness-related consequences of changes in the gut bacteria composition of sexually interacting individuals remain unknown. To address this question, we manipulated the gut microbiota of fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster, by monoinfecting flies with either Acetobacter pomorum (AP) or Lactobacillus plantarum (LP). Re-inoculated individuals were paired in all treatment combinations. LP-infected males had longer mating duration and induced higher short-term offspring production in females compared with AP-infected males...
July 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721502/mucin-cross-feeding-of-infant-bifidobacteria-and-eubacterium-hallii
#2
Vera Bunesova, Christophe Lacroix, Clarissa Schwab
Mucus production is initiated before birth and provides mucin glycans to the infant gut microbiota. Bifidobacteria are the major bacterial group in the feces of vaginally delivered and breast milk-fed infants. Among the bifidobacteria, only Bifidobacterium bifidum is able to degrade mucin and to release monosaccharides which can be used by other gut microbes colonizing the infant gut. Eubacterium hallii is an early occurring commensal that produces butyrate and propionate from fermentation metabolites but that cannot degrade complex oligo- and polysaccharides...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717897/development-of-a-fast-and-cost-effective-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-quantification-of-short-chain-and-medium-chain-fatty-acids-in-human-biofluids
#3
Cesare Lotti, Josep Rubert, Francesca Fava, Kieran Tuohy, Fulvio Mattivi, Urska Vrhovsek
The quantification of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids is becoming more and more relevant in fecal and plasma samples due to their biological impact, which has been associated with colon rectal cancer and fiber consumption. For these reasons, a fast, cost-effective, and reproducible analytical method is highly required. In this research, a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method based on full scan and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) acquisition modes were optimized and validated for the analysis of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids in three biological samples: human fecal water, fecal fermentation supernatants, and human plasma...
July 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715992/the-hibernator-microbiome-host-bacterial-interactions-in-an-extreme-nutritional-symbiosis
#4
Hannah V Carey, Fariba M Assadi-Porter
Animals that undergo seasonal cycles of feeding and fasting have adaptations that maintain integrity of organ systems when dietary nutrients are lacking. Food deprivation also challenges the gut microbiota, which relies heavily on host diet for metabolic substrates and the gastrointestinal tract, which is influenced by enteral nutrients and microbial activity. Winter fasting in hibernators shifts the microbiota to favor taxa with the capacity to degrade and utilize host-derived substrates and disfavor taxa that prefer complex plant polysaccharides...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715471/habitat-and-indigenous-gut-microbes-contribute-to-the-plasticity-of-gut-microbiome-in-oriental-river-prawn-during-rapid-environmental-change
#5
Cheng-Yu Chen, Po-Cheng Chen, Francis Cheng-Hsuan Weng, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Daryi Wang
Growing evidence points out that the capacity of organisms to acclimate or adapt to new habitat conditions basically depends on their phenomic plasticity attributes, of which their gut commensal microbiota might be an essential impact factor. Especially in aquatic organisms, which are in direct and continual contact with the aquatic environment, the complex and dynamic microbiota have significant effects on health and development. However, an understanding of the relative contribution of internal sorting (host genetic) and colonization (environmental) processes is still unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711599/arachidonic-acid-sex-dependently-affects-obesity-through-linking-gut-microbiota-driven-inflammation-to-hypothalamus-adipose-liver-axis
#6
Pan Zhuang, Qiyang Shou, Yanhua Lu, Guangfa Wang, Jieni Qiu, Jun Wang, Lilin He, Jingnan Chen, Jingjing Jiao, Yu Zhang
Unraveling the role of dietary lipids is beneficial to treat obesity and metabolic dysfunction. Nonetheless, how dietary lipids affect existing obesity remains unknown. Arachidonic acid (AA), a derivative of linoleic acid, is one of the crucial n-6 fatty acids. The aim of this study was to investigate whether AA affects obesity through associating microbiota-driven inflammation with hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis. Four-week old C57BL/6J mice were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD, 45% fat) for 10 weeks to induce obesity, and then fed a HFD enriched with 10 g/kg of AA or a continuous HFD in the following 15 weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710833/effect-of-cellobiose-supplementation-on-in-vitro-fermentation-activity-and-bacterial-numbers-of-porcine-inocula
#7
S N Heinritz, E Weiss, J Seifert, R Mosenthin, S Kuß, A G Degenhardt, T J Koch
In this in vitro study, the modified Hohenheim gas test (HGT) was applied to determine fermentation activity and bacterial composition of pig's faecal microbial inoculum using different concentrations of cellobiose. Incubation procedures included normal buffered and osmotic stress conditions (elevated medium salinity). After 24 hr of fermentation, production of gas, ammonia and short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) was measured, and the gene copy numbers of total bacteria, Lactobacillus spp., Bifidobacterium spp., Roseburia spp...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709472/potential-and-active-functions-in-the-gut-microbiota-of-a-healthy-human-cohort
#8
Alessandro Tanca, Marcello Abbondio, Antonio Palomba, Cristina Fraumene, Valeria Manghina, Francesco Cucca, Edoardo Fiorillo, Sergio Uzzau
BACKGROUND: The study of the gut microbiota (GM) is rapidly moving towards its functional characterization by means of shotgun meta-omics. In this context, there is still no consensus on which microbial functions are consistently and constitutively expressed in the human gut in physiological conditions. Here, we selected a cohort of 15 healthy subjects from a native and highly monitored Sardinian population and analyzed their GMs using shotgun metaproteomics, with the aim of investigating GM functions actually expressed in a healthy human population...
July 14, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708971/short-term-alcohol-abstinence-improves-antibacterial-defenses-of-chronic-alcohol-consuming-mice-against-gut-bacteria-associated-sepsis-caused-by-enterococcus-faecalis-oral-infection
#9
Makiko Kobayashi, Akira Asai, Ichiaki Ito, Sumihiro Suzuki, Kazuhide Higuchi, Fujio Suzuki
The effects of short-term alcohol abstinence on host antibacterial resistance against Enterococcus faecalis oral infection was investigated in chronic alcohol-consuming mice [mice with 0.1 g/day of 20% ethanol consumption for 12 or 16 weeks (CAC-mice)]. These mice were highly susceptible to the infection; however, after 7 days of alcohol abstinence (aaCAC-mice), their antibacterial resistances were completely restored to the normal mouse level. Normal mice inoculated with CAC-mouse hepatic macrophages were shown to be susceptible to the infection, whereas the same macrophage preparation from aaCAC-mice did not impair the antibacterial resistance of normal mice...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704610/effects-of-medium-and-long-chain-triacylglycerols-on-lipid-metabolism-and-gut-microbiota-composition-in-c57bl-6j-mice
#10
Shengmin Zhou, Yueqiang Wang, Jörg Jacoby, Yuanrong Jiang, Yaqiong Zhang, Liangli Lucy Yu
Obesity is related to an increasing risk of chronic diseases. Medium- and long-chain triacylglycerols (MLCT) have been recognized as a promising choice to reduce body weight. In this study, three MLCT with different contents of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) (10%-30%, w/w) were prepared, and their effects on lipid metabolism and fecal gut microbiota composition of C57BL/6J mice were systematically investigated. MLCT with 30% (w/w) MCFA showed the best performance in decreasing body weight gain as well as optimizing serum lipid parameters and liver triacylglycerol content...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702022/preparing-the-gut-with-antibiotics-enhances-gut-microbiota-reprogramming-efficiency-by-promoting-xenomicrobiota-colonization
#11
Shou K Ji, Hui Yan, Tao Jiang, Chun Y Guo, Jing J Liu, Shuang Z Dong, Kai L Yang, Ya J Wang, Zhi J Cao, Sheng L Li
Gut microbiota plays multiple important roles in intestinal and physiological homeostasis, and using fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) to reprogram gut microbiota has demonstrated promise for redressing intestinal and physiological disorders. This study tested the alterations in reprogramming efficiency caused by different gut preparation procedures and explored the associated underlying mechanisms. We prepared the guts of mice for FMT by administering one of the three most-clinically used pretreatments [antibiotics, bowel cleansing (BC) solution, or no pretreatment], and we found that preparing the gut with antibiotics induced a more efficient modification of the gut bacterial community than was induced by either of the other two pretreatment types...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698079/purification-and-fermentation-characteristics-of-exopolysaccharide-from-fomitopsis-castaneus-imaz
#12
Guo Wen-Kui, Chi Yu-Jie
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are the end products of carbohydrate fermentation in the gut, mainly contribute to energy metabolism in mammals. The amount of SCFAs produced during fermentation is an important parameter that characterizes the fermentation capacity of a system. This paper reports on the fermentation characteristics of exopolysaccharides (EPS) isolated from Fomitopsis castaneus Imaz, a wood-rot fungal species. We isolated and purified the main EPS fraction by freeze drying and DEAE-Sepharose fast flow chromatography...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693612/genome-resolved-metaproteomic-characterization-of-preterm-infant-gut-microbiota-development-reveals-species-specific-metabolic-shifts-and-variabilities-during-early-life
#13
Weili Xiong, Christopher T Brown, Michael J Morowitz, Jillian F Banfield, Robert L Hettich
BACKGROUND: Establishment of the human gut microbiota begins at birth. This early-life microbiota development can impact host physiology during infancy and even across an entire life span. However, the functional stability and population structure of the gut microbiota during initial colonization remain poorly understood. Metaproteomics is an emerging technology for the large-scale characterization of metabolic functions in complex microbial communities (gut microbiota). RESULTS: We applied a metagenome-informed metaproteomic approach to study the temporal and inter-individual differences of metabolic functions during microbial colonization of preterm human infants' gut...
July 10, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691768/microbiome-inflammation-epigenetic-alterations-and-mental-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Reza Alam, Hamid M Abdolmaleky, Jin-Rong Zhou
Major mental diseases such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder are debilitating illnesses with complex etiologies. Recent findings show that the onset and development of these illnesses cannot be well described by the one-gene; one-disease approach. Instead, their clinical presentation is thought to result from the regulative interplay of a large number of genes. Even though the involvement of many genes are likely, up regulating and activation or down regulation and silencing of these genes by the environmental factors play a crucial role in contributing to their pathogenesis...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687683/substantial-harm-associated-with-failure-of-chronic-paediatric-central-venous-access-devices
#15
Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Marie Cooke, Claire M Rickard
Central venous access devices (CVADs) form an important component of modern paediatric healthcare, especially for children with chronic health conditions such as cancer or gastrointestinal disorders. However device failure and complications rates are high.Over 2½ years, a child requiring parenteral nutrition and associated vascular access dependency due to 'short gut syndrome' (intestinal failure secondary to gastroschisis and resultant significant bowel resection) had ten CVADs inserted, with ninesubsequently failing...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685027/interactions-between-gut-microbes-and-host-cells-control-gut-barrier-and-metabolism
#16
REVIEW
P D Cani
Gut microbes are now considered as key partners involved in human physiology. Data have shown that microbes contribute to regulate energy, lipid, and glucose homeostasis through several mechanisms. Among them, the role of pathogen-associated molecular pattern and bacterial metabolites has been proposed (for example, metabolic endotoxemia and bioactive lipids). This short review, briefly discusses the role of the gut barrier as well as the impact of both the innate immune system and bioactive molecules (for example, endocannabinoids, cytochrome P450 derived arachidonic acids compounds) in the framework of gut microbes and cardiometabolic disorders...
December 2016: International Journal of Obesity Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685022/targeting-the-gut-to-treat-obesity-and-its-metabolic-consequences-view-from-the-chair
#17
K A Sharkey
The neurohumoral signaling systems of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are considered the most significant of the peripheral inputs controlling both food intake in the short term and energy balance over a longer time course. The importance of the GI tract in the control of energy balance is underscored by the marked beneficial effects of bariatric surgeries for the treatment of obesity. Despite their effectiveness, the mechanisms of bariatric surgery remain to be fully elucidated. Considerable new evidence points to the importance of gut-brain communication, gut barrier function and microbial signaling as three of the most important mechanisms of bariatric surgery-induced weight loss...
December 2016: International Journal of Obesity Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683828/virfinder-a-novel-k-mer-based-tool-for-identifying-viral-sequences-from-assembled-metagenomic-data
#18
Jie Ren, Nathan A Ahlgren, Yang Young Lu, Jed A Fuhrman, Fengzhu Sun
BACKGROUND: Identifying viral sequences in mixed metagenomes containing both viral and host contigs is a critical first step in analyzing the viral component of samples. Current tools for distinguishing prokaryotic virus and host contigs primarily use gene-based similarity approaches. Such approaches can significantly limit results especially for short contigs that have few predicted proteins or lack proteins with similarity to previously known viruses. METHODS: We have developed VirFinder, the first k-mer frequency based, machine learning method for virus contig identification that entirely avoids gene-based similarity searches...
July 6, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683297/fighting-fire-with-fiber-preventing-t-cell-infiltration-in-diabetes
#19
Sydney Lavoie, Wendy S Garrett
Diet can alter the gut microbiota and shift its production of metabolites, which affect systemic immune function. In Nature Immunology, Mariño et al. (2017) explore diet-gut microbiome interactions in type 1 diabetes and identify mechanisms by which short-chain fatty acids prevent T cell destruction of pancreatic β-cells.
July 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682223/-gut-microbiota-and-immune-crosstalk-in-metabolic-disease
#20
Rémy Burcelin
The aim of the review is to discuss about the role played by the defence crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the intestinal immune system, in the development of metabolic disease focusing on obesity and diabetes. Starting from physiological and pathological stand points and based on the latest published data, this review is addressing how the concept of the hologenome theory of evolution can drive the fate of metabolic disease. The notion of "metabolic infection" to explain the "metabolic inflammation" is discussed...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
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