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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330010/nasopharyngeal-lactobacillus-is-associated-with-childhood-wheezing-illnesses-following-acute-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-infancy
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Christian Rosas-Salazar, Meghan H Shilts, Andrey Tovchigrechko, Seth Schobel, James D Chappell, Emma K Larkin, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Rebecca A Halpin, Karen E Nelson, Martin L Moore, Larry J Anderson, R Stokes Peebles, Suman R Das, Tina V Hartert
BACKGROUND: Early-life acute respiratory infection (ARI) with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been strongly associated with the development of childhood wheezing illnesses, but the pathways underlying this association are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of the nasopharyngeal microbiome in the development of childhood wheezing illnesses following RSV ARI in infancy. METHODS: We conducted a nested cohort study of 118 previously healthy, term infants with confirmed RSV ARI by RT-PCR...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329346/evaluation-of-bloodstream-infections-clostridium-difficile-infections-and-gut-microbiota-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Bryan T Nycz, Samuel R Dominguez, Deborah Friedman, Joanne M Hilden, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
Bloodstream infections (BSI) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in pediatric oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant (BMT) populations are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore possible associations between altered microbiome composition and the occurrence of BSI and CDI in a cohort of pediatric oncology patients. Stool samples were collected from all patients admitted to the pediatric oncology floor from Oct.-Dec. 2012. Bacterial profiles from patient stools were determined by bacterial 16S rRNA gene profiling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321519/maturation-of-the-gut-microbiome-and-risk-of-asthma-in-childhood
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Jakob Stokholm, Martin J Blaser, Jonathan Thorsen, Morten A Rasmussen, Johannes Waage, Rebecca K Vinding, Ann-Marie M Schoos, Asja Kunøe, Nadia R Fink, Bo L Chawes, Klaus Bønnelykke, Asker D Brejnrod, Martin S Mortensen, Waleed Abu Al-Soud, Søren J Sørensen, Hans Bisgaard
The composition of the human gut microbiome matures within the first years of life. It has been hypothesized that microbial compositions in this period can cause immune dysregulations and potentially cause asthma. Here we show, by associating gut microbial composition from 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing during the first year of life with subsequent risk of asthma in 690 participants, that 1-year-old children with an immature microbial composition have an increased risk of asthma at age 5 years. This association is only apparent among children born to asthmatic mothers, suggesting that lacking microbial stimulation during the first year of life can trigger their inherited asthma risk...
January 10, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315562/hfe-genotype-restricts-the-response-to-paraquat-in-a-mouse-model-of-neurotoxicity
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Anne M Nixon, Mark D Meadowcroft, Elizabeth B Neely, Amanda M Snyder, Carson J Purnell, Justin Wright, Regina Lamendella, Wint Nandar, Xuemei Huang, James R Connor
Parkinson's disease (PD) is marked clinically by motor dysfunction and pathologically by dopaminergic cell loss in the substantia nigra (SN) and iron accumulation in the substantia nigra. The driver underlying iron accumulation is unknown and could be genetic or environmental. The HFE protein is critical for the regulation of cellular iron uptake. Mutations within this protein are associated with increased iron accumulation including in the brain. We have focused on the commonly occurring H63D variant of the HFE gene as a disease modifier in a number of neurodegenerative diseases...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313897/influence-of-fruit-and-invertebrate-consumption-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-wild-white-faced-capuchins-cebus-capucinus
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Elizabeth K Mallott, Katherine R Amato, Paul A Garber, Ripan S Malhi
OBJECTIVES: Invertebrate consumption is thought to be an integral part of early hominin diets, and many modern human populations regularly consume insects and other arthropods. This study examines the response of gut microbial community structure and function to changes in diet in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus), a primate that incorporates a large proportion of invertebrates in its diet. The goal of the study is to better understand the role of both fruit and invertebrate prey consumption on shaping primate gut microbiomes...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310579/gene-trait-matching-across-the-bifidobacterium-longum-pan-genome-reveals-considerable-diversity-in-carbohydrate-catabolism-among-human-infant-strains
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Silvia Arboleya, Francesca Bottacini, Mary O'Connell-Motherway, C Anthony Ryan, R Paul Ross, Douwe van Sinderen, Catherine Stanton
BACKGROUND: Bifidobacterium longum is a common member of the human gut microbiota and is frequently present at high numbers in the gut microbiota of humans throughout life, thus indicative of a close symbiotic host-microbe relationship. Different mechanisms may be responsible for the high competitiveness of this taxon in its human host to allow stable establishment in the complex and dynamic intestinal microbiota environment. The objective of this study was to assess the genetic and metabolic diversity in a set of 20 B...
January 8, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307995/rifaximin-ameliorates-hepatic-encephalopathy-and-endotoxemia-without-affecting-the-gut-microbiome-diversity
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Kosuke Kaji, Hiroaki Takaya, Soichiro Saikawa, Masanori Furukawa, Shinya Sato, Hideto Kawaratani, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Takemi Akahane, Akira Mitoro, Hitoshi Yoshiji
AIM: To determine the efficacy of rifaximin for hepatic encephalopathy (HE) with the linkage of gut microbiome in decompensated cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Twenty patients (12 men and 8 women; median age, 66.8 years; range, 46-81 years) with decompensated cirrhosis (Child-pugh score > 7) underwent cognitive neuropsychological testing, endotoxin analysis, and fecal microbiome assessment at baseline and after 4 wk of treatment with rifaximin 400 mg thrice a day...
December 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307454/increased-variance-in-oral-and-gastric-microbiome-correlates-with-esophagectomy-anastomotic-leak
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Rishindra M Reddy, William B Weir, Shari Barnett, Brendan T Heiden, Mark B Orringer, Jules Lin, Andrew C Chang, Philip W Carrott, William R Lynch, David G Beer, J Christopher Fenno, Yvonne Kapila
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak after esophagectomy remains a significant source of morbidity and mortality. The gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome has been found to play a significant role in tumor oncogenesis and postoperative bowel anastomotic leak. We hypothesized that the GI microbiome could differentiate between esophageal cancer histologies and predict postoperative anastomotic leak. METHODS: A prospective study of esophagectomy patients was performed from May 2013 to August 2014, with the collection of oral saliva, intraoperative esophageal and gastric mucosa, and samples of postoperative infections (neck swab or sputum)...
January 4, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304381/biofilms-in-shower-hoses
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Caitlin R Proctor, Mauro Reimann, Bas Vriens, Frederik Hammes
Shower hoses offer an excellent bacterial growth environment in close proximity to a critical end-user exposure route within building drinking water plumbing. However, the health risks associated with and processes underlying the development of biofilms in shower hoses are poorly studied. In a global survey, biofilms from 78 shower hoses from 11 countries were characterized in terms of cell concentration (4.1 × 104-5.8 × 108 cells/cm2), metal accumulation (including iron, lead, and copper), and microbiome composition (including presence of potential opportunistic pathogens)...
December 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299617/agelas-wasting-syndrome-alters-prokaryotic-symbiont-communities-of-the-caribbean-brown-tube-sponge-agelas-tubulata
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Lindsey K Deignan, Joseph R Pawlik, Patrick M Erwin
The brown tube sponge Agelas tubulata (cf. Agelas conifera) is an abundant and long-lived sponge on Caribbean reefs. Recently, a disease-like condition, Agelas wasting syndrome (AWS), was described from A. tubulata in the Florida Keys, where prevalence of the syndrome increased from 7 to 35% of the sponge population between 2010 and 2015. In this study, we characterized the prokaryotic symbiont community of A. tubulata for the first time from individuals collected within the same monitoring plots where AWS was described...
January 3, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282061/the-human-microbiome-in-evolution
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REVIEW
Emily R Davenport, Jon G Sanders, Se Jin Song, Katherine R Amato, Andrew G Clark, Rob Knight
The trillions of microbes living in the gut-the gut microbiota-play an important role in human biology and disease. While much has been done to explore its diversity, a full understanding of our microbiomes demands an evolutionary perspective. In this review, we compare microbiomes from human populations, placing them in the context of microbes from humanity's near and distant animal relatives. We discuss potential mechanisms to generate host-specific microbiome configurations and the consequences of disrupting those configurations...
December 27, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281673/taxonomic-differences-of-gut-microbiomes-drive-cellulolytic-enzymatic-potential-within-hind-gut-fermenting-mammals
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Emma C L Finlayson-Trick, Landon J Getz, Patrick D Slaine, Mackenzie Thornbury, Emily Lamoureux, Jamie Cook, Morgan G I Langille, Lois E Murray, Craig McCormick, John R Rohde, Zhenyu Cheng
Host diet influences the diversity and metabolic activities of the gut microbiome. Previous studies have shown that the gut microbiome provides a wide array of enzymes that enable processing of diverse dietary components. Because the primary diet of the porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum, is lignified plant material, we reasoned that the porcupine microbiome would be replete with enzymes required to degrade lignocellulose. Here, we report on the bacterial composition in the porcupine microbiome using 16S rRNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274973/short-communication-signs-of-host-genetic-regulation-in-the-microbiome-composition-in-2-dairy-breeds-holstein-and-brown-swiss
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O Gonzalez-Recio, I Zubiria, A García-Rodríguez, A Hurtado, R Atxaerandio
This study aimed to evaluate whether the host genotype exerts any genetic control on the microbiome composition of the rumen in cattle. Microbial DNA was extracted from 18 samples of ruminal content from 2 breeds (Holstein and Brown Swiss). Reads were processed using mothur (https://www.mothur.org/) in 16S and 18S rRNA gene-based analyses. Then, reads were classified at the genus clade, resulting in 3,579 operational taxonomic units (OTU) aligned against the 16S database and 184 OTU aligned against the 18S database...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273643/plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-protect-from-viral-bronchiolitis-and-asthma-through-semaphorin-4a-mediated-t-reg-expansion
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Jason P Lynch, Rhiannon B Werder, Zhixuan Loh, Md Al Amin Sikder, Bodie Curren, Vivian Zhang, Matthew J Rogers, Katie Lane, Jennifer Simpson, Stuart B Mazzone, Kirsten Spann, John Hayball, Kerrilyn Diener, Mark L Everard, Christopher C Blyth, Christian Forstner, Paul G Dennis, Nida Murtaza, Mark Morrison, Páraic Ó Cuív, Ping Zhang, Ashraful Haque, Geoffrey R Hill, Peter D Sly, John W Upham, Simon Phipps
Respiratory syncytial virus-bronchiolitis is a major independent risk factor for subsequent asthma, but the causal mechanisms remain obscure. We identified that transient plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) depletion during primary Pneumovirus infection alone predisposed to severe bronchiolitis in early life and subsequent asthma in later life after reinfection. pDC depletion ablated interferon production and increased viral load; however, the heightened immunopathology and susceptibility to subsequent asthma stemmed from a failure to expand functional neuropilin-1+ regulatory T (T reg) cells in the absence of pDC-derived semaphorin 4a (Sema4a)...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249928/the-antioxidant-cofactor-alpha-lipoic-acid-may-control-endogenous-formaldehyde-metabolism-in-mammals
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Anastasia V Shindyapina, Tatiana V Komarova, Ekaterina V Sheshukova, Natalia M Ershova, Vadim N Tashlitsky, Alexander V Kurkin, Ildar R Yusupov, Garik V Mkrtchyan, Murat Y Shagidulin, Yuri L Dorokhov
The healthy human body contains small amounts of metabolic formaldehyde (FA) that mainly results from methanol oxidation by pectin methylesterase, which is active in a vegetable diet and in the gastrointestinal microbiome. With age, the ability to maintain a low level of FA decreases, which increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It has been shown that 1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid or alpha lipoic acid (ALA), a naturally occurring dithiol and antioxidant cofactor of mitochondrial α-ketoacid dehydrogenases, increases glutathione (GSH) content and FA metabolism by mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) thus manifests a therapeutic potential beyond its antioxidant property...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247715/the-neonatal-window-of-opportunity-early-priming-for-life
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EDITORIAL
Harald Renz, Becky D Adkins, Sina Bartfeld, Richard S Blumberg, Donna L Farber, Johan Garssen, Peter Ghazal, David J Hackam, Benjamin J Marsland, Kathy D McCoy, John Penders, Immo Prinz, Valerie Verhasselt, Erika von Mutius, Jeffrey N Weiser, Duane R Wesemann, Mathias W Hornef
The concept of the neonatal window of opportunity assigns the early postnatal period a critical role for life-long host-microbial and immune homeostasis. It is supported by epidemiological evidence that links postnatal environmental exposure with disease susceptibility and mechanisms in the neonate host that facilitate the postnatal transposition, establish a stable microbiome and promote immune maturation. During the conference on "The neonatal window of opportunity - early priming for life", postnatal microbiome and immune maturation, epidemiological evidence and fundamental mechanisms were discussed to identify new targets for future preventive and interventional measures...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242838/a-dirichlet-multinomial-bayes-classifier-for-disease-diagnosis-with-microbial-compositions
#17
Xiang Gao, Huaiying Lin, Qunfeng Dong
Dysbiosis of microbial communities is associated with various human diseases, raising the possibility of using microbial compositions as biomarkers for disease diagnosis. We have developed a Bayes classifier by modeling microbial compositions with Dirichlet-multinomial distributions, which are widely used to model multicategorical count data with extra variation. The parameters of the Dirichlet-multinomial distributions are estimated from training microbiome data sets based on maximum likelihood. The posterior probability of a microbiome sample belonging to a disease or healthy category is calculated based on Bayes' theorem, using the likelihood values computed from the estimated Dirichlet-multinomial distribution, as well as a prior probability estimated from the training microbiome data set or previously published information on disease prevalence...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240224/metabolic-characterization-of-anaerobic-fungi-provides-a-path-forward-for-bioprocessing-of-crude-lignocellulose
#18
John K Henske, St Elmo Wilken, Kevin V Solomon, Chuck R Smallwood, Vaithiyalingam Shutthanandan, James E Evans, Michael K Theodorou, Michelle A O'Malley
The conversion of lignocellulose-rich biomass to bio-based chemicals and higher order fuels remains a grand challenge, as single-microbe approaches often cannot drive both deconstruction and chemical production steps. In contrast, consortia based bioprocessing leverages the strengths of different microbes to distribute metabolic loads and achieve process synergy, product diversity, and bolster yields. Here, we describe a biphasic fermentation scheme that combines the lignocellulolytic action of anaerobic fungi isolated from large herbivores with domesticated microbes for bioproduction...
December 14, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230385/urinary-microbiome-and-psychological-factors-in-women-with-overactive-bladder
#19
Peng Wu, Yang Chen, Jie Zhao, Guihao Zhang, Jiawei Chen, Junpeng Wang, Huijian Zhang
Objectives: Emerging evidence indicates that alterations to the urinary microbiome are related to lower urinary tract symptoms. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common disorder with complex etiologies and usually accompanied by psychological diseases. More information concerning the urinary microbiome and psychological factors in OAB is required. The aim of this study was to characterize the female urinary microbiome associated with OAB and investigate the relationships between urinary microbiome and psychological factors...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228991/the-rumen-microbiome-as-a-reservoir-of-antimicrobial-resistance-and-pathogenicity-genes-is-directly-affected-by-diet-in-beef-cattle
#20
Marc D Auffret, Richard J Dewhurst, Carol-Anne Duthie, John A Rooke, R John Wallace, Tom C Freeman, Robert Stewart, Mick Watson, Rainer Roehe
BACKGROUND: The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance is the most urgent current threat to human and animal health. An improved understanding of the abundance of antimicrobial resistance genes and genes associated with microbial colonisation and pathogenicity in the animal gut will have a major role in reducing the contribution of animal production to this problem. Here, the influence of diet on the ruminal resistome and abundance of pathogenicity genes was assessed in ruminal digesta samples taken from 50 antibiotic-free beef cattle, comprising four cattle breeds receiving two diets containing different proportions of concentrate...
December 11, 2017: Microbiome
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