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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906277/effect-of-cytomegalovirus-and-epstein-barr-virus-replication-on-intestinal-mucosal-gene-expression-and-microbiome-composition-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-individuals
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Sara Gianella, Antoine Chaillon, Ece A Mutlu, Phillip A Engen, Robin M Voigt, Ali Keshavarzian, John Losurdo, Prachi Chakradeo, Steven M Lada, Masato Nakazawa, Alan L Landay
BACKGROUND: HIV-infection is associated with dramatic changes in the intestinal mucosa. The impact of other viral pathogens is unclear. METHODS: One hundred and eight (108) biopsies from left and right colon (n = 79) and terminal ileum (n = 29) were collected from 19 HIV-infected and 22 HIV-uninfected participants. Levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA were measured by droplet digital PCR. Mucosal gene expression was measured via multiplex-assay...
September 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905709/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-laboratory-animal-facilities
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Heather L Narver
Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs has become a global health crisis. Physicians and veterinarians are embracing the concept of 'antimicrobial stewardship' (AMS) to preserve the efficacy of antibiotics for future generations. Antimicrobials are used in laboratory animals to treat clinical disease, to protect populations that may be vulnerable to infection, and in research projects including studies of the microbiome and to influence expression in genetically engineered animals. This overview provides a critical look at the use of antimicrobials in contemporary vivaria, with special attention to rodents because they are the most commonly used species in research and because antimicrobial use in rodents is not straightforward...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904056/simultaneously-monitoring-immune-response-and-microbial-infections-during-pregnancy-through-plasma-cfrna-sequencing
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Wenying Pan, Thuy T M Ngo, Joan Camunas-Soler, Chun-Xiao Song, Mark Kowarsky, Yair J Blumenfeld, Ronald J Wong, Gary M Shaw, David K Stevenson, Stephen R Quake
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell-free RNA (cfRNA) encompasses a broad spectrum of RNA species that can be derived from both human cells and microbes. Because cfRNA is fragmented and of low concentration, it has been challenging to profile its transcriptome using standard RNA-seq methods. METHODS: We assessed several recently developed RNA-seq methods on cfRNA samples. We then analyzed the dynamic changes of both the human transcriptome and the microbiome of plasma during pregnancy from 60 women...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899789/the-evolutionary-logic-of-sepsis
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Lajos Rózsa, Péter Apari, Mihály Sulyok, Dennis Tappe, Imre Bodó, Richárd Hardi, Viktor Müller
The recently proposed Microbiome Mutiny Hypothesis posits that members of the human microbiome obtain information about the host individuals' health status and, when host survival is compromised, switch to an intensive exploitation strategy to maximize residual transmission. In animals and humans, sepsis is an acute systemic reaction to microbes invading the normally sterile body compartments. When induced by formerly mutualistic or neutral microbes, possibly in response to declining host health, sepsis appears to fit the 'microbiome mutiny' scenario except for its apparent failure to enhance transmission of the causative organisms...
September 9, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899445/microbial-disruption-indices-to-detect-colonization-with-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Rafael Araos, Veronica Montgomery, Juan A Ugalde, Graham M Snyder, Erika M C D'Agata
OBJECTIVE To characterize the microbial disruption indices of hospitalized patients to predict colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). DESIGN A cross-sectional survey of the fecal microbiome was conducted in a tertiary referral, acute-care hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS The study population consisted of adult patients hospitalized in general medical/surgical wards. METHODS Rectal swabs were obtained from patients within 48 hours of hospital admission and screened for MDRO colonization using conventional culture techniques...
September 13, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899105/a-summary-of-the-second-annual-hiv-microbiome-workshop
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Brett Williams, Mimi Ghosh, Charles A B Boucher, Frederic Bushman, Stacy Carrington-Lawrence, Ronald G Collman, Satya Dandekar, Que Dang, Angela Malaspina, Roger Paredes, Cara Wilson, Piotr Nowak, Nichole Klatt, Laurel Lagenaur, Alan Landay
Commensal organisms appear to play significant roles in normal homeostasis as well as in the pathogensis of HIV infection in a number of different organ systems. On November 17th and 18th 2016, leading researchers from around the world met to discuss their insights on advances in our understanding of HIV and the microbiome at the NIH in Bethesda.
September 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895957/atopic-dermatitis-addressing-allergy-infection-itch-and-complementary-therapies
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Jusleen Ahluwalia, Dawn Marie Davis, Sharon Jacob, Andrea Waldman, Peter Y Ong, Stuart Cohen, Adam Friedman, Peter Lio, Nathan Jetter, Jeffrey Bienstock, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jonathan Spergel, Luz Fonacier
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex condition that results from the dynamic interplay between genetic predisposition, skin barrier defects, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system. As a result, AD can be complicated by irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and imbalances in the skin microbiome, which can subsequently exacerbate the severity and complicate the course of preexisting atopic disease. Itch is an important symptom of AD, as it plays a large role in the quality of life of patients and their families...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895794/effect-of-a-short-course-treatment-with-synbiotics-on-plasma-p-cresol-concentration-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Bruna Guida, Mauro Cataldi, Andrea Memoli, Rossella Trio, Martina di Maro, Lucia Grumetto, Ivana Capuano, Stefano Federico, Antonio Pisani, Massimo Sabbatini
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether a short-term course with synbiotics may lower plasma p-Cresol concentrations in kidney transplant patients (KTRs) who accumulate this uremic toxin both because of increased production by their dysbiotic gut microbiome and because of reduced elimination by the transplanted kidneys. METHODS: Thirty-six KTRs (29 males, mean age 49.6 ± 9.1 years) with transplant vintage > 12 months, stable graft function, and no episode of acute rejection or infection in the last 3 months were enrolled in this single-center, parallel-group, double-blinded, randomized (2:1 synbiotic to placebo) study...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893286/the-biology-of-how-circumcision-reduces-hiv-susceptibility-broader-implications-for-the-prevention-field
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REVIEW
Jessica L Prodger, Rupert Kaul
Circumcision reduces heterosexual HIV-1 acquisition in men by at least 60%. However, the biological mechanisms by which circumcision is protective remain incompletely understood. We test the hypothesis that the sub-preputial microenvironment created by the foreskin drives immune activation in adjacent foreskin tissues, facilitating HIV-1 infection through a combination of epithelial barrier disruption, enhanced dendritic cell maturation, and the recruitment/activation of neutrophils and susceptible CD4 T cell subsets such as Th17 cells...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893284/role-of-sex-hormones-and-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-susceptibility-and-mucosal-immunity-to-hiv-1-in-the-female-genital-tract
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REVIEW
Danielle Vitali, Jocelyn M Wessels, Charu Kaushic
While the prevalence of Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection has stabilized globally, it continues to be the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. The majority of new infections are transmitted heterosexually, and women have consistently been found to be more susceptible to HIV-1 infection during heterosexual intercourse compared to men. This emphasizes the need for a deeper understanding of how the microenvironment in the female genital tract (FGT) could influence HIV-1 acquisition...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891140/other-helicobacters-gastric-and-gut-microbiota
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REVIEW
Christelle Péré-Védrenne, Bram Flahou, Mun Fai Loke, Armelle Ménard, Jamuna Vadivelu
The current article is a review of the most important and relevant literature published in 2016 and early 2017 on non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter infections in humans and animals, as well as interactions between H. pylori and the microbiota of the stomach and other organs. Some putative new Helicobacter species were identified in sea otters, wild boars, dogs, and mice. Many cases of Helicobacter fennelliae and Helicobacter cinaedi infection have been reported in humans, mostly in immunocompromised patients...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888639/increased-microbiome-diversity-at-the-time-of-infection-is-associated-with-improved-growth-rates-of-pigs-after-co-infection-with-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-and-porcine-circovirus-type-2-pcv2
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Rebecca A Ober, James B Thissen, Crystal J Jaing, Ada G Cino-Ozuna, Raymond R R Rowland, Megan C Niederwerder
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) are two of the most important pathogens affecting the swine industry worldwide. Co-infections are common on a global scale, resulting in pork production losses through reducing weight gain and causing respiratory disease in growing pigs. Our initial work demonstrated that the fecal microbiome was associated with clinical outcome of pigs 70days post-infection (dpi) with PRRSV and PCV2. However, it remained uncertain if microbiome characteristics could predispose response to viral infection...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886045/maternal-treatment-with-short-chain-fatty-acids-modulates-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-immunity-and-ameliorates-type-1-diabetes-in-the-offspring
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James C Needell, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Miranda E Kroehl, Daniel N Frank, Danny Zipris
We recently hypothesized that the intestinal microbiota and the innate immune system play key roles in the mechanism of Kilham Rat Virus-induced type 1 diabetes in the LEW1.WR1 rat. We used this animal model to test the hypothesis that maternal therapy with short-chain fatty acids can modulate the intestinal microbiota and reverse virus-induced proinflammatory responses and type 1 diabetes in rat offspring. We observed that administration of short-chain fatty acids to rat breeders via drinking water prior to pregnancy and further treatment of the offspring with short-chain fatty acids after weaning led to disease amelioration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885921/acquisition-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-organisms-during-travel
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Clinton K Murray, Dana M Blyth
The rate of multidrug resistance has continued to increase worldwide, presenting clinicians with further challenges related to patient care. In this article, we review information related to the acquisition of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms among travelers, including deployed personnel, as well as the potential impact on wound microbiology and travelers' diarrhea. Travel to Asia, experiencing travelers' diarrhea, and use of antibiotics, whereas abroad have been associated with an increased risk of acquiring MDR Enterobacteriaceae colonization...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885820/strategies-for-editing-virulent-staphylococcal-phages-using-crispr-cas10
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S M Nayeemul Bari, Forrest C Walker, Katie Cater, Barbaros Aslan, Asma Hatoum-Aslan
Staphylococci are prevalent skin-dwelling bacteria that are also leading causes of antibiotic-resistant infections. Viruses that infect and lyse these organisms (virulent staphylococcal phages) can be used as alternatives to conventional antibiotics and represent promising tools to eliminate or manipulate specific species in the microbiome. However, since over half their genes have unknown functions, virulent staphylococcal phages carry inherent risk to cause unknown downstream side effects. Further, their swift and destructive reproductive cycle make them intractable by current genetic engineering techniques...
September 8, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884664/early-nasopharyngeal-microbial-signature-associated-with-severe-influenza-in-children-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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Stanley Langevin, Maxime Pichon, Elise Smith, Juliet Morrison, Zachary Bent, Richard Green, Kristi Baker, Owen Solberg, Yves Gillet, Etienne Javouhey, Bruno Lina, Michael G Katze, Laurence Josset
A few studies have highlighted the importance of the respiratory microbiome in modulating the frequency and outcome of viral respiratory infections. However, there are insufficient data on the use of microbial signatures as prognostic biomarkers to predict respiratory disease outcomes. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether specific bacterial community compositions in the nasopharynx of children at the time of hospitalization are associated with different influenza clinical outcomes. We utilized retrospective nasopharyngeal (NP) samples (n=36) collected at the time of hospital arrival from children who were infected with influenza virus and had been symptomatic for less than 2 days...
September 8, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883399/antibiotic-treatment-for-tuberculosis-induces-a-profound-dysbiosis-of-the-microbiome-that-persists-long-after-therapy-is-completed
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Matthew F Wipperman, Daniel W Fitzgerald, Marc Antoine Jean Juste, Ying Taur, Sivaranjani Namasivayam, Alan Sher, James M Bean, Vanni Bucci, Michael S Glickman
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of Tuberculosis (TB), infects one third of the world's population and causes substantial mortality worldwide. In its shortest format, treatment of TB requires six months of multidrug therapy with a mixture of broad spectrum and mycobacterial specific antibiotics, and treatment of multidrug resistant TB is longer. The widespread use of this regimen makes this one of the largest exposures of humans to antimicrobials, yet the effects of TB treatment on intestinal microbiome composition and long-term stability are unknown...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878696/-i-am-i-and-my-bacterial-circumstances-linking-gut-microbiome-neurodevelopment-and-depression
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REVIEW
Juan M Lima-Ojeda, Rainer Rupprecht, Thomas C Baghai
Recently, there has been renewed interest in the role played by microbiome in both human health and human disease. A correct equilibrium between the human host and their microorganisms is important for an appropriate physiological function. Extensive research has shown that microbes that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract-or gut microbiota-are involved not only in both nutritive and digestive activities but also in immunological processes. Moreover, the gut microbiome influences both central nervous system and energy homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875068/skin-bacterial-microbiome-of-a-generalist-puerto-rican-frog-varies-along-elevation-and-land-use-gradients
#19
Myra C Hughey, Janelle A Pena, Roberto Reyes, Daniel Medina, Lisa K Belden, Patricia A Burrowes
Host-associated microbial communities are ubiquitous among animals, and serve important functions. For example, the bacterial skin microbiome of amphibians can play a role in preventing or reducing infection by the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Evidence suggests that environmental bacteria likely serve as a source pool for at least some of the members of the amphibian skin bacterial community, underscoring the potential for local environmental changes to disrupt microbial community source pools that could be critical to the health of host organisms...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869358/the-role-of-respiratory-tract-infections-and-the-microbiome-in-the-development-of-asthma-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Evelien R van Meel, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Klaus Bønnelykke, Johan C de Jongste, Liesbeth Duijts
Asthma is a common disease in childhood, and might predispose for chronic obstructive respiratory morbidity in adolescence and adulthood. Various early-life risk factors might influence the risk of wheezing, asthma, and lower lung function in childhood. Cohort studies demonstrated that lower respiratory tract infections in the first years of life are associated with an increased risk of wheezing and asthma, while the association with lung function is less clear. Additionally, the gut and airway microbiome might influence the risk of wheezing and asthma...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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