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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242834/novel-its1-fungal-primers-for-characterization-of-the-mycobiome
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Mykhaylo Usyk, Christine P Zolnik, Hitesh Patel, Michael H Levi, Robert D Burk
Studies of the human microbiome frequently omit characterization of fungal communities (the mycobiome), which limits our ability to investigate how fungal communities influence human health. The internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) region of the eukaryotic ribosomal cluster has features allowing for wide taxonomic coverage and has been recognized as a suitable barcode region for species-level identification of fungal organisms. We developed custom ITS1 primer sets using iterative alignment refinement. Primer performance was evaluated using in silico testing and experimental testing of fungal cultures and human samples...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242550/diversity-of-vaginal-microbiota-increases-by-the-time-of-labor-onset
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Ekaterina Avershina, Silje Slangsvold, Melanie Rae Simpson, Ola Storrø, Roar Johnsen, Torbjørn Øien, Knut Rudi
Vaginal microbiota is an important early source of bacterial colonization for newborns. However, only a few small studies have investigated the composition of vaginal microbiota during labor. In this work, we analyzed vaginal swabs collected at 36 weeks gestation and at the onset of labor from 256 women participating in a randomized placebo-controlled study of probiotic supplementation for the prevention of atopic dermatitis in offspring. Although individuals' vaginal microbiota was stable over time, several bacterial families, which are characteristic of mixed community state type (CST) IV, were overrepresented in vaginal swabs sampled at labor...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238752/colonic-butyrate-producing-communities-in-humans-an-overview-using-omics-data
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Marius Vital, André Karch, Dietmar H Pieper
Given the key role of butyrate for host health, understanding the ecology of intestinal butyrate-producing communities is a top priority for gut microbiota research. To this end, we performed a pooled analysis on 2,387 metagenomic/transcriptomic samples from 15 publicly available data sets that originated from three continents and encompassed eight diseases as well as specific interventions. For analyses, a gene catalogue was constructed from gene-targeted assemblies of all genes from butyrate synthesis pathways of all samples and from an updated reference database derived from genome screenings...
November 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237777/ccl28-deficient-mice-have-reduced-iga-antibody-secreting-cells-and-an-altered-microbiota-in-the-colon
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Kazuhiko Matsuo, Daisuke Nagakubo, Shinya Yamamoto, Akiko Shigeta, Shuta Tomida, Mitsugu Fujita, Takako Hirata, Ikuo Tsunoda, Takashi Nakayama, Osamu Yoshie
CCL28 induces the migration of IgA Ab-secreting cells (ASCs) via CCR10 and also displays a potent antimicrobial activity in vitro. To explore the role of CCL28 in vivo, we generated CCL28-deficient mice. The mice exhibited a significant reduction and abnormal distribution of IgA ASCs in the lamina propria of the colon. The concentrations of total and Ag-specific IgA in the fecal extracts of CCL28-deficient mice were also drastically reduced. The average amount of IgA secreted by a single IgA ASC derived from the colon was also substantially reduced in CCL28-deficient mice...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236735/hypertension-in-rats-is-associated-with-an-increased-permeability-of-the-colon-to-tma-a-gut-bacteria-metabolite
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Kinga Jaworska, Tomasz Huc, Emilia Samborowska, Leszek Dobrowolski, Klaudia Bielinska, Maciej Gawlak, Marcin Ufnal
An increased blood trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) has emerged as a marker of cardiovascular mortality, however, the mechanisms of the increase are not clear. We evaluated if hypertension was associated with changes in the colon permeability to trimethylamine (TMA), a TMAO precursor. We did experiments on male, 24-26-week-old normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY), spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and SHR treated with enalapril, an antihypertensive drug (SHR-E). To check the colon permeability and liver TMA clearance, blood was collected from the portal vein and hepatic veins confluence, at baseline and after the intracolonic administration of TMA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236192/inhibitory-effect-of-streptococci-on-the-growth-of-m-catarrhalis-strains-and-the-diversity-of-putative-bacteriocin-like-gene-loci-in-the-genomes-of-s-pneumoniae-and-its-relatives
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L N Ikryannikova, M V Malakhova, G G Lominadze, I Yu Karpova, E S Kostryukova, N A Mayansky, A N Kruglov, E A Klimova, E S Lisitsina, E N Ilina, V M Govorun
S. pneumoniae is a facultative human pathogen causing a wide range of infections including the life-threatening pneumoniae or meningitis. It colonizes nasopharynx as well as its closest phylogenetic relatives S. pseudopneumoniae and S. mitis. Both the latter, despite the considerable morphological and phenotypic similarity with the pneumococcus, are considerably less pathogenic for humans and cause infections mainly in the immunocompromized hosts. In this work, we compared the inhibitory effect of S. pneumoniae and its relatives on the growth of Moraxella catarrhalis strains using the culture-based antagonistic test...
December 13, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235725/low-temperature-chemotaxis-halotaxis-and-chemohalotaxis-by-the-psychrophilic-marine-bacterium-colwellia-psychrerythraea-34h
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G M Showalter, J W Deming
A variety of ecologically important processes are driven by bacterial motility and taxis, yet these basic bacterial behaviors remain understudied in cold habitats. Here we present a series of experiments designed to test the chemotactic ability of the model marine psychrophilic bacterium Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H, when grown at optimal temperature and salinity (8°C, 35 ppt) or its original isolation conditions (-1°C, 35 ppt), towards serine and mannose at temperatures from -8 to 27°C (above its upper growth temperature of 18°C), and at salinities of 15, 35 and 55 ppt (at 8 and -1°C)...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235706/a-conserved-tad-pilus-promotes-vibrio-vulnificus-oyster-colonization
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Meng Pu, Patrick Duriez, Mattan Arazi, Dean A Rowe-Magnus
Vibrio vulnificus has the highest death rate (>35%) and per-case economic burden ($3.3 million) of any foodborne pathogen in the US. Infections occur via open wounds or following ingestion of contaminated seafood, most infamously oysters. We isolated a 1000th generation descendant, designated NT, that exhibited increased biofilm and aggregate formation relative to its parent. We identified two significant causal changes underlying these NT phenotypes. First, the entire 24-kb capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis locus, which is essential for virulence but inhibits biofilm formation, had been purged from the genome...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235402/biofilm-related-disease
#9
Jose Luis Del Pozo
Biofilm formation represents a protected mode of growth that renders bacterial cells less susceptible to antimicrobials and to killing by host immune effector mechanisms and so enables the pathogens to survive in hostile environments and also to disperse and colonize new niches. Biofilm disease includes device-related infections, chronic infections in the absence of a foreign body, and even malfunction of medical devices. Areas covered: This review puts forward a new medical entity that represents a major public health issue, which we have named "biofilm-related disease"...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235197/superoxide-dismutase-from-helicobacter-pylori-suppresses-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-during-in-vivo-infection
#10
Andrew Stent, Alison L Every, Yok T Chionh, Garrett Z Ng, Philip Sutton
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori has undergone considerable adaptation to allow chronic persistence within the gastric environment. While H. pylori-associated diseases are driven by an excessive inflammation, severe gastritis is detrimental to colonization by this pathogen. Hence, H. pylori has developed strategies to minimize the severity of gastritis it triggers in its host. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is well known for its role in protecting against oxidative attack; less recognized is its ability to inhibit immunity, shown for SOD from mammalian sources and those of some bacterial species...
December 13, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234606/complete-genome-sequence-of-n2-fixing-model-strain-klebsiella-sp-nov-m5al-which-produces-plant-cell-wall-degrading-enzymes-and-siderophores
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Zhili Yu, Shuying Li, Yuanyuan Li, Zhuang Jiang, Jinru Zhou, Qianli An
The bacterial strain M5al is a model strain for studying the molecular genetics of N2-fixation and molecular engineering of microbial production of platform chemicals 1,3-propanediol and 2,3-butanediol. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of the strain M5al, which belongs to a novel species closely related to Klebsiella michiganensis. M5al secretes plant cell wall-degrading enzymes and colonizes rice roots but does not cause soft rot disease. M5al also produces siderophores and contains the gene clusters for synthesis and transport of yersiniabactin which is a critical virulence factor for Klebsiella pathogens in causing human disease...
March 2018: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234108/mother-to-newborn-transmission-of-mycobacterial-l-forms-and-v%C3%AE-2-t-cell-response-in-placentobiome-of-bcg-vaccinated-pregnant-women
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T Dimova, A Terzieva, L Djerov, V Dimitrova, A Nikolov, P Grozdanov, N Markova
The ability of bacteria to exist as a population of self-replicating forms with defective or entirely missing cell wall (L-forms) is an adaptive mechanism for their survival and reproduction under unfavorable conditions. Bacterial mother-to-fetus transfer is a universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom. However, data about vertical transfer of L bacterial forms are extremely scarce. Bacille Calmette-Guérin is an attenuated strain of M. bovis and the only licensed vaccine used for tuberculosis prevention. We already have shown that filterable L-forms of BCG exist freely in the vaccine and are able to reproduce and to form colonies...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233117/elizabethkingia-miricola-as-an-opportunistic-oral-pathogen-associated-with-superinfectious-complications-in-humoral-immunodeficiency-a-case-report
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Przemysław Zdziarski, Mariola Paściak, Klaudia Rogala, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Andrzej Gamian
BACKGROUND: Elizabethkingia miricola is a rare Gram-negative bacterium found in water and clinical specimens. Typical culturing methods often misidentify Elizabethkingia spp. as Flavobacterium or Chryseobacterium. Although diagnosis is based on culturing samples taken from sterile sites, such as blood, a proper identification of this bacterium requires an expertise that goes beyond the capabilities of a typical clinical laboratory. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old woman diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency was admitted to our center...
December 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233035/from-the-wound-to-the-bench-exoproteome-interplay-between-wound-colonizing-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-and-co-existing-bacteria
#14
Andrea N García-Pérez, Anne de Jong, Sabryna Junker, Dörte Becher, Monika A Chlebowicz, José C Duipmans, Marcel F Jonkman, Jan Maarten van Dijl
Wound-colonizing microorganisms can form complex and dynamic polymicrobial communities where pathogens and commensals may co-exist, cooperate or compete with each other. The present study was aimed at identifying possible interactions between different bacteria isolated from the same chronic wound of a patient with the genetic blistering disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Specifically, this involved two different isolates of the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, and isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis and Klebsiella oxytoca...
December 13, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232848/a-metagenomic-and-in-silico-functional-prediction-of-gut-microbiota-profiles-may-concur-in-discovering-new-cystic-fibrosis-patient-targeted-probiotics
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Pamela Vernocchi, Federica Del Chierico, Andrea Quagliariello, Danilo Ercolini, Vincenzina Lucidi, Lorenza Putignani
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting hereditary disorder that results in aberrant mucosa in the lungs and digestive tract, chronic respiratory infections, chronic inflammation, and the need for repeated antibiotic treatments. Probiotics have been demonstrated to improve the quality of life of CF patients. We investigated the distribution of gut microbiota (GM) bacteria to identify new potential probiotics for CF patients on the basis of GM patterns. Fecal samples of 28 CF patients and 31 healthy controls (HC) were collected and analyzed by 16S rRNA-based pyrosequencing analysis of GM, to produce CF-HC paired maps of the distribution of operational taxonomic units (OTUs), and by Phylogenetic Investigation of Communities by Reconstruction of Unobserved States (PICRUSt) for Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) biomarker prediction...
December 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232373/disentangling-metabolic-functions-of-bacteria-in-the-honey-bee-gut
#16
Lucie Kešnerová, Ruben A T Mars, Kirsten M Ellegaard, Michaël Troilo, Uwe Sauer, Philipp Engel
It is presently unclear how much individual community members contribute to the overall metabolic output of a gut microbiota. To address this question, we used the honey bee, which harbors a relatively simple and remarkably conserved gut microbiota with striking parallels to the mammalian system and importance for bee health. Using untargeted metabolomics, we profiled metabolic changes in gnotobiotic bees that were colonized with the complete microbiota reconstituted from cultured strains. We then determined the contribution of individual community members in mono-colonized bees and recapitulated our findings using in vitro cultures...
December 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232003/molecular-dynamics-insights-into-the-structure-function-and-substrate-binding-mechanism-of-mucin-desulfating-sulfatase-of-gut-microbe-bacteroides-fragilis
#17
Ardhendu Bhusan Praharaj, Budheswar Dehury, Namita Mahapatra, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Santosh Kumar Behera
The complex and dynamic consortia of microbiota that harbors the human gastrointestinal tract contributes ominously to the maintenance of health, the onset and progression of diverse spectrum of disorders. The capability of these enteric microbes to bloom within the gut mucosal milieu is often associated to the glycan metabolism of mucin-degrading bacteria. Accruing evidences suggests that the desulfation of mucin is a rate-limiting step in mucin degradation mechanism by colonic bacterial mucin-desulfating sulfatase enzymes (MDS) enzymes...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231875/live-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-does-not-enhance-epithelial-barrier-integrity-in-an-apical-anaerobic-co-culture-model-of-the-large-intestine
#18
Eva Maier, Rachel C Anderson, Nicole C Roy
Appropriate intestinal barrier maturation during infancy largely depends on colonization with commensal bacteria. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is an abundant obligate anaerobe that colonizes during weaning and is thought to maintain colonic health throughout life. We previously showed that F. prausnitzii induced Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) activation, which is linked to enhanced tight junction formation. Therefore, we hypothesized that F. prausnitzii enhances barrier integrity, an important factor in appropriate intestinal barrier maturation...
December 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231053/the-contribution-of-malodour-in-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#19
Afsaneh Alavi, Delaram Farzanfar, Rosa Kyuwon Lee, Dalal Almutairi
BACKGROUND: Malodourous discharge in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has a strong psychosocial impact and is often reported as a source of embarrassment, low self-esteem, social stigma, and barriers to interpersonal relationships. Malodour is a maker of bacterial colonization, and its role in HS is understudied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between severity of malodourous discharge and quality-of-life impairment in patients with HS...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230893/microbial-communities-exhibit-host-species-distinguishability-and-phylosymbiosis-along-the-length-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#20
Kevin D Kohl, Denise M Dearing, Seth R Bordenstein
Host-associated microbial communities consist of stable and transient members that can assemble through purely stochastic processes associated with the environment or by interactions with the host. Phylosymbiosis predicts that if host-microbiota interactions impact assembly patterns, then one conceivable outcome is concordance between host evolutionary histories (phylogeny) and the ecological similarities in microbial community structures (microbiota dendrogram). This assembly pattern has been demonstrated in several clades of animal hosts in laboratory and natural populations, but in vertebrates it has only been investigated using samples from feces or the distal colon...
December 11, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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