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Lang Lin, Zai-Bo Wen, Dong-Jiao Lin, Jiang-Ting Dong, Jie Jin, Fei Meng
AIM: To analyze the bacterial community structure and distribution of intestinal microflora in people with and without metabolic syndrome and combined these data with clinical indicators to determine relationships between selected bacteria and metabolic diseases. METHODS: Faecal samples were collected from 20 patients with metabolic syndrome and 16 controls at Cangnan People's Hospital, Zhejiang Province, China. DNA was extracted and the V3-V4 regions of the 16S rRNA genes were amplified for high throughput sequencing...
April 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Wen Wang, Yingbao Liu, Yongsheng Yang, Aizhen Wang, Kirill Sharshov, Yao Li, Mengyao Cao, Puzhen Mao, Laixing Li
In this study, we characterized for the first time the gut microbiota of Greylag geese (Anser anser) using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing technology. The results showed that the phyla Firmicutes (78.55%), Fusobacteria (9.38%), Proteobacteria (7.55%), Bacteroidetes (1.82%), Cyanobacteria (1.44%), and Actinobacteria (0.61%) dominated the gut microbial communities in the Greylag geese. Then, the variations of gut microbial community structures and functions among the three geese species, Greylag geese, Bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), and Swan geese (Anser cygnoides), were explored...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Basic Microbiology
Tsutomu Omatsu, Miki Omura, Yukie Katayama, Toru Kimura, Maho Okumura, Atsushi Okumura, Yoshiteru Murata, Tetsuya Mizutani
The intestinal microbiota was revealed with the recent advances in molecular techniques, such as high-throughput sequencing analysis. As a result, the microbial changes are thought to influence the health of humans and animals and such changes are affected by several factors including diet, genetics, age, sex, and diseases. Similar studies are being conducted in dogs, and the knowledge of intestinal microbiota in dogs is expanding. Nonetheless, basic information on intestinal microbiota in dogs is less than that of humans...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Yinhui Liu, Xiaobo Song, Huimin Zhou, Xue Zhou, Yunlong Xia, Xin Dong, Wei Zhong, Shaoying Tang, Lili Wang, Shu Wen, Jing Xiao, Li Tang
Background: Statin has been widely used to treat hyperlipidemia because of its high potency in decreasing cholesterol levels. The present study aimed to examine the lipid-lowering effect of rosuvastatin and the composition, diversity and species abundance of gut microbiome in association with rosuvastatin efficacy. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ChiCTR-ORC-17013212 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, November 2, 2017. Results: Totally 64 patients with hyperlipidemia were treated with 10 mg/day of rosuvastatin for 4-8 weeks...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Joachim Spergser, Igor Loncaric, Alexander Tichy, Johannes Fritz, Alexandra Scope
The critically endangered Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) is a migratory bird that became extinct in Europe centuries ago. Since 2014, the Northern bald ibis is subject to an intensive rehabilitation and conservation regime aiming to reintroduce the bird in its original distribution range in Central Europe and concurrently to maintain bird health and increase population size. Hitherto, virtually nothing is known about the microbial communities associated with the ibis species; an information pivotal for the veterinary management of these birds...
2018: PloS One
Zhimin Zhang, Dapeng Li, Mohamed M Refaey, Weitong Xu, Rong Tang, Li Li
Host development influences gut microbial assemblies that may be confounded partly by dietary shifts and the changing environmental microbiota during ontogenesis. However, little is known about microbial colonization by excluding dietary effects and compositional differences in microbiota between the gut and environment at different ontogenetic stages. Herein, a developmental gut microbial experiment under controlled laboratory conditions was conducted with carnivorous southern catfish Silurus meridionalis fed on an identical prey with commensal and abundant microbiota...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Digvijay Verma, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Ashok Kumar Dubey
Human oral cavity harbors the second most abundant microbiota after the gastrointestinal tract. The expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD) that was last updated on November 22, 2017, contains the information of approximately 772 prokaryotic species, where 70% is cultivable, and 30% belong to the uncultivable class of microorganisms along with whole genome sequences of 482 taxa. Out of 70% culturable species, 57% have already been assigned to their names. The 16S rDNA profiling of the healthy oral cavity categorized the inhabitant bacteria into six broad phyla, viz...
March 23, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
Åsa Vilson, Ziad Ramadan, Qinghong Li, Åke Hedhammar, Arleigh Reynolds, Julie Spears, Jeff Labuda, Robyn Pelker, Bengt Björkstén, Johan Dicksved, Helene Hansson-Hamlin
The aim of this study was to explore the development of the gut microbiota in 168 German Shepherd dogs (30 litters) from 7 weeks to 18 months of age and furthermore, to study the effect of relatedness, maternal microbiota composition and living environment in a large and well-defined population of dogs. Using 454 pyrosequencing, we assessed the effects of pre- and postnatal probiotic supplementation (Lactobacillus johnsonii NCC533 (La1)) and analysed whether administration of the probiotic strain influenced fecal microbiota composition in a placebo controlled double-blinded study...
2018: PloS One
Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Robert Tso, Levinus A Dieleman, Heekuk Park, Karen I Kroeker, Juan Jovel, Patrick M Gillevet, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Rupasri Mandal, Richard N Fedorak, Karen L Madsen
Background: Crohn's disease (CD) patients who undergo ileocolonic resection frequently have disease recurrence. The aim of this preliminary study was to identify urinary metabolomic profiles associated with disease recurrence in order to identify underlying mechanisms of recurrence and possible disease biomarkers. Methods: Biopsies from the neoterminal ileum were collected from CD patients (n = 38) after ileocolonic resection in order to assess mucosa-associated microbiota using 16S rRNA multitag pyrosequencing...
March 19, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Yun Xia, Maixin Lu, Gang Chen, Jianmeng Cao, Fengying Gao, Miao Wang, Zhigang Liu, Defeng Zhang, Huaping Zhu, Mengmeng Yi
The present study aimed to evaluate the individual and combined effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LR) JCM1136 and Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis (LL) JCM5805 on the growth, intestinal microbiota, intestinal morphology, immune response and disease resistance of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). A total of 720 apparently healthy juvenile Nile tilapia (0.20 ± 0.05 g) were randomly divided into four equal groups. Fish were fed with a basal diet (CK) supplemented with JCM1136 (LR), JCM5805 (LL), and JCM1136 + JCM5805 (LR+LL) at 1 × 108  CFU/g basal diet for 6 weeks, followed by a basal diet for 1 week...
March 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Cynthia L Sears
The association between the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum and human colon cancer is more complicated than it first appeared.
March 13, 2018: ELife
Matthew R Panasevich, Umesh D Wankhade, Sree V Chintapalli, Kartik Shankar, R Scott Rector
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome plays a critical role in the onset and progression of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. However, it is not well documented whether the cecal versus the fecal microbiome is more relevant when assessing its contribution to these diseases. Here, we amplified the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene from cecal and fecal samples of female Ossabaw swine fed a low fat control diet (10.5% fat; n=4) or Western diet (43.0% fat; 17.8% high fructose corn syrup; 2% cholesterol; n=3) for 36 weeks...
March 9, 2018: Physiological Genomics
Wei Huang, Zhiqiang Cheng, Shaonan Lei, Lanying Liu, Xin Lv, Lihua Chen, Miaohong Wu, Chao Wang, Baoyu Tian, Yongkang Song
The intestinal tract, which harbours tremendous numbers of bacteria, plays a pivotal role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Here, high-throughput sequencing technology was used to determine the community composition and complexity of the intestinal microbiota in cultivated European eels during three stages of their lifecycle, after which the metabolic potentials of their intestinal microbial communities were assessed. The results demonstrated that European eel intestinal microbiota were dominated by bacteria in the phyla Proteobacteria and Fusobacteria...
March 8, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Jun Wang, Lucky T Nesengani, Yongsheng Gong, Yujiang Yang, Wenfa Lu
Photoperiod is an important factor in stimulating broiler performance in commercial poultry practice. However, the mechanism by which photoperiod affects the performance of broiler chickens has not been adequately explored. The current study evaluated the effects of three different photoperiod regimes (short day (LD) = 8 h light, control (CTR) = 12.5 h light, and long day (SD) = 16 h light) on the cecal microbiota of broiler roosters by sequencing bacterial 16S rRNA genes. At the phylum level, the dominant bacteria were Firmicutes (CTR: 68%, SD: 69%, LD: 67%) and Bacteroidetes (CTR: 25%, SD: 26%, and LD: 28%)...
2018: PeerJ
Biao Chen, Liu-Ling Gao, Qing Pan
To understand the effect of woody forages on golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus) intestinal bacteria diversity and exploit new aquafeed ingredients, the diets of Moringa oleifera Lam (MOL), Broussonetia papyrifera (BP), Neolamarckia cadamba (NC) and Folium mori (FM) formulated with 70% of reference (Ref) diet and 30% of the four woody plants leaves were fed to golden pompano with initial body weight of 34.4 ± 0.5 g for 56 days, respectively. Bacteria diversity of golden pompano intestine and tank water (W) samples were analyzed using high-throughput illumina sequencing and the result indicated that the dominate phyla of golden pompano intestine were Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes and Fusobacteria...
February 27, 2018: AMB Express
Y J Wu, X P Chi, F Chen, X L Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characterization of the salivary microbiome in people with obesity and the differences in microbial composition, gene function and metabolic pathways of salivary microbiome between people with obesity and normal weight controls. METHODS: The study was carried out in people with obesity and age- and sex-matched normal weight controls. None of these selected participants had the systemic disease, oral mucosal disease or periodontal disease...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Haijun Liu, Hong Zhang, Xiao Wang, Xuemei Yu, Cheng Hu, Xueli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Changes in gut microbiota induced by bariatric surgery have been associated with metabolic benefits. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to identify specific gut microbiota that may contribute to the improvement of type 2 diabetes (T2D) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). SETTING: Laboratories of Shanghai Diabetes Institute and Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital. METHODS: Diabetic rats induced via a high-fat diet and low-dose streptozotocin administration were randomized to RYGB or sham surgery, and stool samples were collected at baseline and at postoperative week 8...
January 17, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Ali Al-Ahmad, Fariba Muzafferiy, Annette C Anderson, Johan P Wölber, Petra Ratka-Krüger, Tobias Fretwurst, Katja Nelson, Kirstin Vach, Elmar Hellwig
PURPOSE: Micro-organisms are important triggers of peri-implant inflammation and analysing their diversity is necessary for peri-implantitis treatment. This study aimed to analyse and compare the microbiota associated with individuals with peri-implantitis, as well as clinically healthy implant sites. METHODOLOGY: Subgingival biofilm samples were taken from 10 individuals with peri-implantitis and from at least 1 clinically healthy implant. DNA was extracted and bacterial 16S rRNA genes were amplified using universal primers...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Danyang Mu, Jinhua Meng, Xiaoxue Bo, Minyao Wu, Hui Xiao, Hongyuan Wang
Cadmium is a natural and widely distributed toxicant, and can be commonly found in environment. Intestinal microbiota plays a very important role in maintaining its host's health. The effects of cadmium on the intestinal microbiota composition and stability of amphibians are little known. We exposed Rana chensinensis (R. chensinensis) embryos to different concentrations of cadmium (0, 112 and 448 μg Cd L -1 ) until they reached Gosner stage 38, and analyzed their microbial communities using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing...
February 13, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Binoy Mathews Nedumgottil
Aims and Objective: Oral biofilms in denture wearers are populated with a large number of bacteria, a few of which have been associated with medical conditions such as sepsis and infective endocarditis (IE). The present study was designed to investigate the relative presence of pathogenic bacteria in biofilms of denture wearers specifically those that are associated with IE. Methods: Biofilm samples from 88 denture wearers were collected and processed to extract total genomic DNA...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
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