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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030867/do-host-associated-gut-microbiota-mediate-the-effect-of-an-herbicide-on-disease-risk-in-frogs
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Sarah A Knutie, Caitlin Gabor, Kevin D Kohl, Jason R Rohr
1.Environmental stressors, such as pollutants, can increase disease risk in wildlife. For example, the herbicide atrazine affects host defenses (e.g. resistance and tolerance) of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), but the mechanisms for these associations are not always clear. Given that pollutants can alter the gut microbiota of hosts, which in turn can affect their health and immune systems, one potential mechanism by which pollutants could increase infection risk is by influencing host-associated microbiota...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972993/comparative-characterization-of-bacterial-communities-in-geese-fed-all-grass-or-high-grain-diets
#2
Qi Xu, Xiaoya Yuan, Tiantian Gu, Yang Li, Wangcheng Dai, Xiaokun Shen, Yadong Song, Yang Zhang, Wenming Zhao, Guobin Chang, Guohong Chen
BACKGROUND: Gut microbial composition is dependent on diet. Geese are herbivores and can digest crude fibre, but the relationship between composition of the microbiota and a fibre-rich diet in geese is not well understood. RESULTS: Here, caecal and faecal samples were collected simultaneously from all-grass-fed geese and high-grain-fed geese and the hypervariable V3-V4 regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene were sequenced. The results was identified that high-grass-fed geese possessed significantly higher alpha diversity both in caecum and faeces compared with that in all-grain-fed geese...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945752/impact-of-enterobius-vermicularis-infection-and-mebendazole-treatment-on-intestinal-microbiota-and-host-immune-response
#3
Chin-An Yang, Chao Liang, Chia-Li Lin, Chiung-Tzu Hsiao, Ching-Tien Peng, Hung-Chih Lin, Jan-Gowth Chang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on the association of enterobiasis and chronic inflammatory diseases have revealed contradictory results. The interaction of Enterobius vermicularis infection in particular with gut microbiota and induced immune responses has never been thoroughly examined. METHODOLOGY/FINDINGS: In order to answer the question of whether exposure to pinworm and mebendazole can shift the intestinal microbial composition and immune responses, we recruited 109 (30 pinworm-negative, 79 pinworm-infected) first and fourth grade primary school children in Taichung, Taiwan, for a gut microbiome study and an intestinal cytokine and SIgA analysis...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945499/complex-intratissue-microbiota-forms-biofilms-in-periodontal-lesions
#4
K Baek, S Ji, Y Choi
Periodontitis is caused by dysbiotic subgingival bacterial communities that may lead to increased bacterial invasion into gingival tissues. Although shifts in community structures associated with transition from health to periodontitis have been well characterized, the nature of bacteria present within the gingival tissue of periodontal lesions is not known. To characterize microbiota within tissues of periodontal lesions and compare them with plaque microbiota, gingival tissues and subgingival plaques were obtained from 7 patients with chronic periodontitis...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934260/characterization-of-the-nasal-and-oral-microbiota-of-detection-dogs
#5
Anitha Isaiah, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Russ Kelley, Paul Mundell, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski
Little is known about physiological factors that affect the sense of olfaction in dogs. The objectives of this study were to describe the canine nasal and oral microbiota in detection dogs. We sought to determine the bacterial composition of the nasal and oral microbiota of a diverse population of detection canines. Nasal and oral swabs were collected from healthy dogs (n = 81) from four locations-Alabama, Georgia, California, and Texas. Nasal and oral swabs were also collected from a second cohort of detection canines belonging to three different detection job categories: explosive detection dogs (SP-E; n = 22), patrol and narcotics detection dogs (P-NDD; n = 15), and vapor wake dogs (VWD-E; n = 9)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916564/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiome-a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery
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Yan Guo, Zhi-Ping Huang, Chao-Qian Liu, Lin Qi, Yuan Sheng, Da-Jin Zou
OBJECTIVE: Bariatric surgery is recommended for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent evidence suggested a strong connection between gut microbiota and bariatric surgery. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: The PubMed and OVID Embase were used and articles concerning bariatric surgery and gut microbiota were screened. The main outcome measures were alterations of gut microbiota after bariatric surgery and correlations between gut microbiota and host metabolism...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916375/bacterial-community-in-ancient-permafrost-alluvium-at-the-mammoth-mountain-eastern-siberia
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Anatoli Brouchkov, Marsel Kabilov, Svetlana Filippova, Olga Baturina, Victor Rogov, Valery Galchenko, Andrey Mulyukin, Oksana Fursova, Gennady Pogorelko
Permanently frozen (approx. 3.5Ma) alluvial Neogene sediments exposed in the Aldan river valley at the Mammoth Mountain (Eastern Siberia) are unique, ancient, and poorly studied permafrost environments. So far, the structure of the indigenous bacterial community has remained unknown. Use of 16S metagenomic analysis with total DNA isolation using DNA Spin Kit for Soil (MO-Bio) and QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) has revealed the major and minor bacterial lineages in the permafrost alluvium sediments. In sum, 61 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) with 31,239 reads (Qiagen kit) and 15,404 reads (Mo-Bio kit) could be assigned to the known taxa...
December 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912574/distinct-gut-microbiome-patterns-associate-with-consensus-molecular-subtypes-of-colorectal-cancer
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Rachel V Purcell, Martina Visnovska, Patrick J Biggs, Sebastian Schmeier, Frank A Frizelle
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease and recent advances in subtype classification have successfully stratified the disease using molecular profiling. The contribution of bacterial species to CRC development is increasingly acknowledged, and here, we sought to analyse CRC microbiomes and relate them to tumour consensus molecular subtypes (CMS), in order to better understand the relationship between bacterial species and the molecular mechanisms associated with CRC subtypes. We classified 34 tumours into CRC subtypes using RNA-sequencing derived gene expression and determined relative abundances of bacterial taxonomic groups using 16S rRNA amplicon metabarcoding...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900198/analysis-and-comparison-of-the-wolf-microbiome-under-different-environmental-factors-using-three-different-data-of-next-generation-sequencing
#9
Xiaoyang Wu, Huanxin Zhang, Jun Chen, Shuai Shang, Jiakuo Yan, Yao Chen, Xuexi Tang, Honghai Zhang
Next Generation Sequencing has been widely used to characterize the prevalence of fecal bacteria in many different species. In this study, we attempted to employ a low-cost and high-throughput sequencing model to discern information pertaining to the wolf microbiota. It is hoped that this model will allow researchers to elucidate potential protective factors in relation to endangered wolf species. We propose three high-throughput sequencing models to reveal information pertaining to the micro-ecology of the wolf...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894828/the-role-of-antibiotics-in-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
OBJECTIVES: Presenting the role of antibiotics in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis based on its pathophysiology and microbiology. DATA SOURCE: Review of the literature searching PubMed for microbiology and treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition of the paranasal sinuses that persists for 12 weeks or longer, despite medical management. The microbiology of rhinosinusitis evolves through several stages...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888875/imazalil-exposure-induces-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-and-hepatic-metabolism-disorder-in-zebrafish
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Cuiyuan Jin, Ting Luo, Zhihong Zhu, Zihong Pan, Jiajing Yang, Wenchao Wang, Zhengwei Fu, Yuanxiang Jin
The fungicide imazalil (IMZ) is used extensively to preserve freshness, prevent decay and control fungal infections in fruits, vegetables or other plants. Recently, some studies have reported that the real in aquatic systems have reached very high levels. Here, male adult zebrafish were exposed to 100 and 1000μg/L IMZ for 1, 7, 21days, and the gut microbiota and hepatic metabolism were evaluated. Exposure to a high concentration of IMZ for 21days decreased mucin secretion in the gut. Sequencing of the V3-V4 region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene revealed a significant increase in the diversity of gut microbiota in male zebrafish...
November 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855542/microbial-communities-associated-with-primary-and-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-high-fusobacterial-and-low-streptococcal-signature
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Jae M Shin, Ting Luo, Pachiyappan Kamarajan, J Christopher Fenno, Alexander H Rickard, Yvonne L Kapila
Given the potential relationship between head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and microbial dysbiosis, we profiled the microbiome within healthy normal and tumorous (primary and metastatic) human tissues from the oral cavity, larynx-pharynx, and lymph nodes using 16S rRNA sequencing. Alpha and beta diversity analyses revealed that normal tissues had the greatest richness in community diversity, while the metastatic populations were most closely related to one another. Compared to the normal, the microbiota associated with tumors supported altered abundances in the phyla Fusobacteria, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842640/cross-sectional-evaluation-of-the-gut-microbiome-metabolome-axis-in-an-italian-cohort-of-ibd-patients
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Maria Laura Santoru, Cristina Piras, Antonio Murgia, Vanessa Palmas, Tania Camboni, Sonia Liggi, Ivan Ibba, Maria Antonia Lai, Sandro Orrù, Anna Lisa Loizedda, Julian Leether Griffin, Paolo Usai, Pierluigi Caboni, Luigi Atzori, Aldo Manzin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract of uncertain origin, which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). The composition of gut microbiota may change in IBD affected individuals, but whether dysbiosis is the cause or the consequence of inflammatory processes in the intestinal tissue is still unclear. Here, the composition of the microbiota and the metabolites in stool of 183 subjects (82 UC, 50 CD, and 51 healthy controls) were determined...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842259/a-cytometric-approach-to-follow-variation-and-dynamics-of-the-salivary-microbiota
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Susanna van Gelder, Nicola Röhrig, Florian Schattenberg, Nicolas Cichocki, Joachim Schumann, Gerhard Schmalz, Rainer Haak, Dirk Ziebolz, Susann Müller
Microbial flow cytometry is an established fast and economic technique for complex ecosystem studies and enables visualization of rapidly changing community structures by measuring characteristics of single microbial cells. Cytometric evaluation routines are available such as flowCyBar which are useful for automatic data processing. Here, a cytometric workflow was established which allows to routinely analyze salivary microbiomes on the example of ten oral healthy subjects. First, saliva was collected within a 3-month period, cytometrically analyzed and the evolution of the microbiomes followed as well as the calculation of their intra- and inter-subject similarity...
August 22, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839519/lingual-microbiota-profiles-of-patients-with-geographic-tongue
#15
Amal Dafar, Maria Bankvall, Hülya Çevik-Aras, Mats Jontell, Fei Sjöberg
Geographic tongue (GT) is an oral mucosal lesion that affects the tongue. The association between GT and the bacterial colonization profiles of the tongue is not clear. Lingual swabs were collected from lesion sites and healthy sites of 35 patients with GT (19 males and 16 females; Mage = 54.3 ± 16.1 years) and 22 controls (12 males and 10 females; Mage = 56.3 ± 15.8 years). Bacterial DNA was extracted and sequenced by next-generation sequencing. At the phylum level, Fusobacteria were significantly less abundant, while Spirochaetes were significantly more abundant in GT patients compared to controls...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833934/characterization-of-microbiota-in-arapaima-gigas-intestine-and-isolation-of-potential-probiotic-bacteria
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G do Vale Pereira, D G da Cunha, J L Pedreira Mourino, A Rodiles, A Jaramillo-Torres, D L Merrifield
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the intestinal microbiota of pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) in different growth stages (adult and fingerlings) and to isolate and identify potential probiotic bacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS: High-throughput sequencing analysis of the intestinal contents revealed that the majority of sequences belonged to the Proteobacteria, Fusobacteria and Firmicutes phyla. At the genus level, the greatest number of sequences belonged to Bradyrhizobium in adult fish, while Cetobacterium was the most abundant in juvenile fish...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827587/a-prospective-analysis-of-mucosal-microbiome-metabonome-interactions-in-colorectal-cancer-using-a-combined-mas-1hnmr-and-metataxonomic-strategy
#17
James Kinross, Reza Mirnezami, James Alexander, Richard Brown, Alasdair Scott, Dieter Galea, Kirill Veselkov, Rob Goldin, Ara Darzi, Jeremy Nicholson, Julian R Marchesi
Colon cancer induces a state of mucosal dysbiosis with associated niche specific changes in the gut microbiota. However, the key metabolic functions of these bacteria remain unclear. We performed a prospective observational study in patients undergoing elective surgery for colon cancer without mechanical bowel preparation (n = 18). Using 16 S rRNA gene sequencing we demonstrated that microbiota ecology appears to be cancer stage-specific and strongly associated with histological features of poor prognosis...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796833/bile-microbiota-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-impact-on-disease-progression-and-development-of-biliary-dysplasia
#18
Pedro Pereira, Velma Aho, Johanna Arola, Sonja Boyd, Kalle Jokelainen, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, Martti Färkkilä
OBJECTIVE: The etiopathogenesis and risk for development of biliary neoplasia in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are largely unknown. Microbes or their metabolites have been suggested to play a role. To explore this potential microbial involvement, we evaluated the differences in biliary microbiota in PSC patients at an early disease stage without previous endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) examinations, advanced disease stage, and with biliary dysplasia or cholangiocarcinoma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752291/composition-and-abundance-of-microbiota-in-the-pharynx-in-patients-with-laryngeal-carcinoma-and-vocal-cord-polyps
#19
Hongli Gong, Boyan Wang, Yi Shi, Yong Shi, Xiyan Xiao, Pengyu Cao, Lei Tao, Yuezhu Wang, Liang Zhou
The pharynx is an important site of microbiota colonization, but the bacterial populations at this site have been relatively unexplored by culture-independent approaches. The aim of this study was to characterize the microbiota structure of the pharynx. Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene libraries was used to characterize the pharyngeal microbiota using swab samples from 68 subjects with laryngeal cancer and 28 subjects with vocal cord polyps. Overall, the major phylum was Firmicutes, with Streptococcus as the predominant genus in the pharyngeal communities...
August 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746890/aged-engineered-nanoparticles-effect-on-sludge-anaerobic-digestion-performance-and-associated-microbial-communities
#20
Samuel Eduok, Robert Ferguson, Bruce Jefferson, Raffaella Villa, Frédéric Coulon
To investigate the potential effect of aged engineered nanoparticles (a-ENPs) on sludge digestion performance, 150L pilot anaerobic digesters (AD) were fed with a blend of primary and waste activated sludge spiked either with a mixture of silver oxide, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide or a mixture of their equivalent bulk metal salts to achieve a target concentration of 250, 2000, and 2800mgkg(-1) dry weight, respectively. Volatile fatty acids (VFA) were 1.2 times higher in the spiked digesters and significantly different (p=0...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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