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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822242/mucosal-immunity-of-the-postpartum-bovine-genital-tract
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Dinesh Dadarwal, Colin Palmer, Philip Griebel
In this review, mucosal immune defense mechanisms used to control infections in the bovine genital tract (vestibule, vagina, cervix, uterus and oviduct) during the postpartum period are reviewed. Knowledge gaps are highlighted to emphasize the need for further investigations. Physical barriers to the entry of microbes include vulvar sealing, vestibule-vaginal constriction, a narrow cervical opening and the mucosal epithelium along with the overlying mucus layer. Genital tract mucosal epithelial cells recognize damage-associated molecular patterns and pathogen-associated molecular patterns and respond by secreting antimicrobial peptides and cytokines to recruit and activate immune cells...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821820/searching-for-signatures-across-microbial-communities-metagenomic-analysis-of-soil-samples-from-mangrove-and-other-ecosystems
#2
Madangchanok Imchen, Ranjith Kumavath, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Avezedo, Preetam Ghosh, Marcus Viana, Alice R Wattam
In this study, we categorize the microbial community in mangrove sediment samples from four different locations within a vast mangrove system in Kerala, India. We compared this data to other samples taken from the other known mangrove data, a tropical rainforest, and ocean sediment. An examination of the microbial communities from a large mangrove forest that stretches across southwestern India showed strong similarities across the higher taxonomic levels. When ocean sediment and a single isolate from a tropical rain forest were included in the analysis, a strong pattern emerged with Bacteria from the phylum Proteobacteria being the prominent taxon among the forest samples...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821814/bifidobacterium-pseudocatenulatum-li09-and-bifidobacterium-catenulatum-li10-attenuate-d-galactosamine-induced-liver-injury-by-modifying-the-gut-microbiota
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Daiqiong Fang, Ding Shi, Longxian Lv, Silan Gu, Wenrui Wu, Yanfei Chen, Jing Guo, Ang Li, Xinjun Hu, Feifei Guo, Jianzhong Ye, Yating Li, Lanjian Li
The gut microbiota is altered in liver diseases, and several probiotics have been shown to reduce the degree of liver damage. We hypothesized that oral administration of specific Bifidobacterium strains isolated from healthy guts could attenuate liver injury. Five strains were tested in this study. Acute liver injury was induced by D-galactosamine after pretreating Sprague-Dawley rats with the Bifidobacterium strains, and liver function, liver and ileum histology, plasma cytokines, bacterial translocation and the gut microbiome were assessed...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821012/multidomain-analyses-of-a-longitudinal-human-microbiome-intestinal-cleanout-perturbation-experiment
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Julia Fukuyama, Laurie Rumker, Kris Sankaran, Pratheepa Jeganathan, Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman, Susan P Holmes
Our work focuses on the stability, resilience, and response to perturbation of the bacterial communities in the human gut. Informative flash flood-like disturbances that eliminate most gastrointestinal biomass can be induced using a clinically-relevant iso-osmotic agent. We designed and executed such a disturbance in human volunteers using a dense longitudinal sampling scheme extending before and after induced diarrhea. This experiment has enabled a careful multidomain analysis of a controlled perturbation of the human gut microbiota with a new level of resolution...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820904/parametric-studies-of-metabolic-cooperativity-in-escherichia-coli-colonies-strain-and-geometric-confinement-effects
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Joseph R Peterson, John A Cole, Zaida Luthey-Schulten
Characterizing the complex spatial and temporal interactions among cells in a biological system (i.e. bacterial colony, microbiome, tissue, etc.) remains a challenge. Metabolic cooperativity in these systems can arise due to the subtle interplay between microenvironmental conditions and the cells' regulatory machinery, often involving cascades of intra- and extracellular signalling molecules. In the simplest of cases, as demonstrated in a recent study of the model organism Escherichia coli, metabolic cross-feeding can arise in monoclonal colonies of bacteria driven merely by spatial heterogeneity in the availability of growth substrates; namely, acetate, glucose and oxygen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819919/the-microbial-mother-meets-the-independent-organ-cultural-discourses-of-reproductive-microbiomes
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Jessica R Houf
The human microbiome is changing the way experts and non-experts think about germs and microorganisms. This essay is a gender analysis of contemporary discourses surrounding the human reproductive microbiome, specifically the vaginal microbiota and the penile microbiota. I first historically situate the human reproductive microbiome within the germ theory of disease. Then, I draw on Heather Paxson's Foucauldian and Latourian concept of microbiopolitics to argue that microbiopolitics is not only about how humans should live with microorganisms; but it also impacts how humans and microbes live together as gendered beings...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819768/maternal-obesity-is-associated-with-gut-microbial-metabolic-potential-in-offspring-during-infancy
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Tomás Cerdó, Alicia Ruiz, Ruy Jáuregui, Hatim Azaryah, Francisco José Torres-Espínola, Luz García-Valdés, M Teresa Segura, Antonio Suárez, Cristina Campoy
Children born to obese mothers are at increased risk for obesity, but the mechanisms behind this association are not fully understood. Our study aimed to investigate differences in the functions encoded by the microbiome of infants at 18 months of age when the transition from early infant-feeding to solid family foods is established. To investigate the impact of maternal prepregnancy body mass index on infants' gut microbiome, faecal samples from infants born to normoweight (n = 21) and obese mothers (n = 18) were analysed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and a functional-inference-based microbiome analysis...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819629/mixed-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-inhibit-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-inflammation-and-ameliorate-intestinal-microflora-in-mice
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Dayong Ren, Shengjie Gong, Jingyan Shu, Jianwei Zhu, Fengjun Rong, Zhenye Zhang, Di Wang, Liangfeng Gao, Tianming Qu, Hongyan Liu, Ping Chen
Objective. Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that causes intestinal infection. We examined the immunomodulatory function of single and mixed Lactobacillus plantarum strains, as well as their impacts on the structure of the microbiome in mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus. The experiment was divided into three groups: protection, treatment, and control. Serum IFN-γ and IL-4 levels, as well as intestinal sIgA levels, were measured during and 1 week after infection with Staphylococcus aureus with and without Lactobacillus plantarum treatment...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819457/type-1-diabetes-urinary-proteomics-and-protein-network-analysis-support-perturbation-of-lysosomal-function
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Harinder Singh, Yanbao Yu, Moo-Jin Suh, Manolito G Torralba, Robert D Stenzel, Andrey Tovchigrechko, Vishal Thovarai, Derek M Harkins, Seesandra V Rajagopala, Whitney Osborne, Fran R Cogen, Paul B Kaplowitz, Karen E Nelson, Ramana Madupu, Rembert Pieper
While insulin replacement therapy restores the health and prevents the onset of diabetic complications (DC) for many decades, some T1D patients have elevated hemoglobin A1c values suggesting poor glycemic control, a risk factor of DC. We surveyed the stool microbiome and urinary proteome of a cohort of 220 adolescents and children, half of which had lived with T1D for an average of 7 years and half of which were healthy siblings. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene did not reveal significant differences in gut microbial alpha-diversity comparing the two cohorts...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819242/the-saliva-microbiome-profiles-are-minimally-affected-by-collection-method-or-dna-extraction-protocols
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Yenkai Lim, Makrina Totsika, Mark Morrison, Chamindie Punyadeera
Saliva has attracted attention as a diagnostic fluid due to the association of oral microbiota with systemic diseases. However, the lack of standardised methods for saliva collection has led to the slow uptake of saliva in microbiome research. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the potential effects on salivary microbiome profiles using different methods of saliva collection, storage and gDNA extraction. Three types of saliva fractions were collected from healthy individuals with or without the gDNA stabilising buffer...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818754/daily-thanatomicrobiome-changes-in-soil-as-an-approach-of-postmortem-interval-estimation-an-ecological-perspective
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Joe Adserias-Garriga, Marta Hernández, Narciso M Quijada, David Rodríguez Lázaro, Dawnie Steadman, Jesús Garcia-Gil
Understanding human decomposition is critical for its use in postmortem interval (PMI) estimation, having a significant impact on forensic investigations. In recognition of the need to establish the scientific basis for PMI estimation, several studies on decomposition have been carried out in the last years. The aims of the present study were: (i) to identify soil microbiota communities involved in human decomposition through high-throughput sequencing (HTS) of DNA sequences from the different bacteria, (ii) to monitor quantitatively and qualitatively the decay of such signature species, and (iii) to describe succesional changes in bacterial populations from the early putrefaction state until skeletonization...
August 7, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818559/-to-boldly-go-where-no-one-has-gone-before
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Keith W Kelley
Americans are suffering from a culture of taking pills. Six out of ten Americans utilize at least one prescription drug, and more than one in ten use five or more prescription medicines. Although this torrent of taking pills is already high, drug use in the USA has not yet crested. Prescription drugs have specific targets, but often they adversely affect other tissues and organs. In keeping with the mission of the recently named National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), Brain, Behavior, and Immunity searches for the underlying cause and potential efficacy of both drug and non-drug interventions...
August 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818344/the-2016-espen-arvid-wretlind-lecture-the-gut-in-stress
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REVIEW
Stephen A McClave, Cynthia C Lowen, Robert G Martindale
The gut has a major influence on the course of the human stress response in critical illness for several reasons; the quantity of its immune tissue, the extent of interface with the external environment, the expanse of the microbiome, and its access to the systemic circulation. In critical illness, it is not uncommon to lose mucosal barrier function, which exposes the host to the downside effects of luminal contents and epithelial cell regulation. In that setting, the microbiome is converted to a pathobiome, upregulation of metabolic and immune responses occurs, and homeostatic defense systems are compromised...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818087/bugs-drugs-and-hiv-the-role-of-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-hiv-risk-and-antiretroviral-efficacy-for-hiv-prevention
#14
Lenine J P Liebenberg, Derseree Archary, Aida Sivro, Douglas S Kwon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818081/what-makes-gouty-inflammation-so-variable
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REVIEW
Robert Terkeltaub
Acute gout arthritis flares contribute dominantly to gout-specific impaired health-related quality of life, representing a progressively increasing public health problem. Flares can be complex and expensive to treat, partly due to the frequent comorbidities. Unmet needs in gout management are more pressing given the markedly increasing gout flare hospital admission rates. In addition, chronic gouty arthritis can cause joint damage and functional impairment. This review addresses new knowledge on the basis for the marked, inherent variability of responses to deposited urate crystals, including the unpredictable and self-limited aspects of many gout flares...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817963/lipoproteins-and-cardiovascular-redox-signaling-role-in-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-disease
#16
Arash Haghikia, Ulf Landmesser
SIGNIFICANCE: Lipoproteins, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), play a causal role in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary disease. Recent Advances: Lipoproteins, e.g. LDL, can stimulate vascular production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), that have been identified as important signaling molecules in the cardiovascular systems, and are involved in the pathophysiology of hypertension and atherosclerosis. CRITICAL ISSUES: Modified lipoproteins have emerged as important regulators of redox signaling, such as oxidized or carbamylated low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL or cLDL) or modified high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), that contain oxidized lipids, an altered potein cargo and associated small molecules, such as symmetric dimethylarginine (HDLSDMA)...
August 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817707/microbiome-mediated-neutrophil-recruitment-via-cxcr2-and-protection-from-amebic-colitis
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Koji Watanabe, Carol A Gilchrist, Md Jashim Uddin, Stacey L Burgess, Mayuresh M Abhyankar, Shannon N Moonah, Zannatun Noor, Jeffrey R Donowitz, Brittany N Schneider, Tuhinur Arju, Emtiaz Ahmed, Mamun Kabir, Masud Alam, Rashidul Haque, Patcharin Pramoonjago, Borna Mehrad, William A Petri
The disease severity of Entamoeba histolytica infection ranges from asymptomatic to life-threatening. Recent human and animal data implicate the gut microbiome as a modifier of E. histolytica virulence. Here we have explored the association of the microbiome with susceptibility to amebiasis in infants and in the mouse model of amebic colitis. Dysbiosis occurred symptomatic E. histolytica infection in children, as evidenced by a lower Shannon diversity index of the gut microbiota. To test if dysbiosis was a cause of susceptibility, wild type C57BL/6 mice (which are innately resistant to E...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817689/characterization-and-formulation-into-solid-dosage-forms-of-a-novel-bacteriophage-lytic-against-klebsiella-oxytoca
#18
Teagan L Brown, Steve Petrovski, Dannielle Hoyle, Hiu Tat Chan, Peter Lock, Joseph Tucci
AIM: To isolate and characterize bacteriophage lytic for the opportunistic pathogen Klebsiella oxytoca and their formulation into a range of solid dosage forms for in-vitro testing. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report the isolation, genomic and functional characterization of a novel bacteriophage lytic for Klebsiella oxytoca, which does not infect the closely related Klebsiella pneumoniae. This bacteriophage was formulated into suppositories and troches and shown to be released and lyse underlying Klebsiella oxytoca bacteria in an in-vitro model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817594/soil-pathogen-aphid-interactions-under-differences-in-soil-organic-matter-and-mineral-fertilizer
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Stijn van Gils, Giovanni Tamburini, Lorenzo Marini, Arjen Biere, Maaike van Agtmaal, Olaf Tyc, Martine Kos, David Kleijn, Wim H van der Putten
There is increasing evidence showing that microbes can influence plant-insect interactions. In addition, various studies have shown that aboveground pathogens can alter the interactions between plants and insects. However, little is known about the role of soil-borne pathogens in plant-insect interactions. It is also not known how environmental conditions, that steer the performance of soil-borne pathogens, might influence these microbe-plant-insect interactions. Here, we studied effects of the soil-borne pathogen Rhizoctonia solani on aphids (Sitobion avenae) using wheat (Triticum aestivum) as a host...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816579/application-of-the-distance-based-f-test-in-an-mgwas-investigating-beta-diversity-of-intestinal-microbiota-identifies-variants-in-slc9a8-nhe8-and-three-other-loci
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Malte C Rühlemann, Frauke Degenhardt, Louise B Thingholm, Jun Wang, Jurgita Skiecevičienė, Philipp Rausch, Johannes R Hov, Wolfgang Lieb, Tom H Karlsen, Matthias Laudes, John F Baines, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Andre Franke
Factors shaping the human intestinal microbiota range from environmental influences, like smoking and exercise, over dietary patterns and disease to the host's genetic variation. Recently, we could show in a microbiome genome-wide association study (mGWAS) targeting genetic variation influencing the beta diversity of gut microbial communities, that approximately 10% of the overall gut microbiome variation can be explained by host genetics. Here, we report on the application of a new method for genotype-beta-diversity association testing, the distance-based F (DBF) test...
August 17, 2017: Gut Microbes
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