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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235693/porcine-intestinal-yeast-species-kazachstania-slooffiae-a-new-potential-protein-source-with-favourable-amino-acid-composition-for-animals
#1
V Urubschurov, K Büsing, W-B Souffrant, N Schauer, A Zeyner
There is little information about Kazachstania slooffiae which dominates among other yeasts in the pigs' intestine. Therefore, the aims of this study were to characterise the yeast cell contents and to investigate which nitrogen sources, organic acids and alcohols may be utilised or produced by this species. The results showed that, K. slooffiae could use urea, ammonium sulphate, peptides and single amino acids and produce thereby ethanol and formic acid. However, this yeast did not metabolise amino acids, lactic, butyric, propionic and acetic acids as sole carbon source...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233893/diversification-of-type-vi-secretion-system-toxins-reveals-ancient-antagonism-among-bee-gut-microbes
#2
Margaret I Steele, Waldan K Kwong, Marvin Whiteley, Nancy A Moran
Microbial communities are shaped by interactions among their constituent members. Some Gram-negative bacteria employ type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) to inject protein toxins into neighboring cells. These interactions have been theorized to affect the composition of host-associated microbiomes, but the role of T6SSs in the evolution of gut communities is not well understood. We report the discovery of two T6SSs and numerous T6SS-associated Rhs toxins within the gut bacteria of honey bees and bumble bees. We sequenced the genomes of 28 strains of Snodgrassella alvi, a characteristic bee gut microbe, and found tremendous variability in their Rhs toxin complements: altogether, these strains appear to encode hundreds of unique toxins...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233686/exercise-has-the-guts-how-physical-activity-may-positively-modulate-gut-microbiota-in-chronic-and-immune-based-diseases
#3
Roberto Codella, Livio Luzi, Ileana Terruzzi
Limited animal and human research findings suggests that exercise might have a beneficial role for health gut. Cardiorespiratory fitness has been correlates with health-associated gut parameters such as taxonomic diversity and richness. Physical exercise may augment intestinal microbial diversity through several mechanisms INCLUDING PROMOTION OF AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY STATE. Disease-associated microbial functions WERE linked to distinct taxa in previous studies of familial type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). An integrated multi-approach in the study of T1D, including physical exercise, is advocated...
November 28, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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/29230215/potential-effects-of-horizontal-gene-exchange-in-the-human-gut
#7
Aaron Lerner, Torsten Matthias, Rustam Aminov
Many essential functions of the human body are dependent on the symbiotic microbiota, which is present at especially high numbers and diversity in the gut. This intricate host-microbe relationship is a result of the long-term coevolution between the two. While the inheritance of mutational changes in the host evolution is almost exclusively vertical, the main mechanism of bacterial evolution is horizontal gene exchange. The gut conditions, with stable temperature, continuous food supply, constant physicochemical conditions, extremely high concentration of microbial cells and phages, and plenty of opportunities for conjugation on the surfaces of food particles and host tissues, represent one of the most favorable ecological niches for horizontal gene exchange...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229735/oral-application-of-recombinant-bacillus-subtilis-spores-to-dogs-results-in-a-humoral-response-against-specific-echinococcus-granulosus-paramyosin-and-tropomyosin-antigens
#8
Cédric M Vogt, Maria Teresa Armúa-Fernández, Kurt Tobler, Monika Hilbe, Claudio Aguilar, Mathias Ackermann, Peter Deplazes, Catherine Eichwald
Bacillus subtilis is known as an endospore- and biofilm-forming bacterium with probiotic properties. We have recently developed a method for displaying heterologous proteins on the surface of B. subtilis biofilms by introducing the coding sequences of the protein of interest into the bacterial genome to generate a fusion protein linked to the C-terminus of the biofilm matrix protein TasA. Although B. subtilis is a regular component of the gut microflora, we constructed a series of recombinant B. subtilis strains that were tested for their ability to immunize dogs following oral application of the spores...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229199/microbiota-and-aging-a-review-and-commentary
#9
REVIEW
Carmen García-Peña, Teresa Álvarez-Cisneros, Ricardo Quiroz-Baez, Robert P Friedland
Although there is a consensus that the dominant species that make up the adult microbiota remains unchanged in elderly people, it has been reported that there are significant alterations in the proportion and composition of the different taxa, leading to reduced microbiota diversity, as well as an increase of enteropathogens that may lead to chronic inflammation. The ageing of mucosal immune and motor systems also contributes to these changes. As the individual ages, there is a loss in the number of Peyer's patches, an altered local capacity of T and B cell functions as well as chronic macrophage activation...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227833/vitamin-a-deficiency-in-mice-alters-host-and-gut-microbial-metabolism-leading-to-altered-energy-homeostasis
#11
Yuan Tian, Robert G Nichols, Jingwei Cai, Andrew D Patterson, Margherita T Cantorna
Vitamin A deficiency (A-) is a worldwide public health problem. To better understand how vitamin A status influences gut microbiota and host metabolism, we systematically analyzed urine, cecum, serum and liver samples from vitamin A sufficient (A+) and deficient (A-) mice using 1H NMR-based metabolomics, quantitative (q)PCR and 16S rRNA gene sequencing coupled with multivariate data analysis. The microbiota in the cecum of A- mice showed compositional as well as functional shifts compared to the microbiota from A+ mice...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223548/co-occurrence-of-early-gut-colonization-in-neonatal-piglets-with-microbiota-in-the-maternal-and-surrounding-delivery-environments
#12
Xue Chen, Jumei Xu, Erdou Ren, Yong Su, Weiyun Zhu
The early development of gut microbiota plays a fundamental role in host health; so far, the main origins of the first colonization in newborn piglets are largely unclear. This study aimed to investigate the early development of gut microbiota in newborn piglets during lactation and their co-occurrence with microbes in the maternal and surrounding environments by Illumina MiSeq sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA genes. The results showed that the microbial richness and diversity in piglets' feces (PF) significantly increased from birth to weaning (21 d)...
December 6, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222099/isolation-of-the-pinoresinol-mineralizing-pseudomonas-sp-sg-ms2-and-elucidation-of-its-catabolic-pathway
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Madhura Shettigar, Sahil Balotra, David Cahill, Andrew C Warden, Michael J Lacey, Hans-Peter E Kohler, Daniel Rentsch, John G Oakeshott, Gunjan Pandey
Pinoresinol is a dimer of two β-β' linked coniferyl alcohol molecules. It is both a plant defence molecule synthesized from the shikimic acid pathway and a representative of several β-β linked dimers produced during the microbial degradation of lignin in dead plant material. Until now little has been known about the bacterial catabolism of such dimers. Here we report the isolation of an efficient (+)-pinoresinol mineralizing Pseudomonas sp. strain SG-MS2 and its catabolic pathway. Degradation of pinoresinol in this strain is inducible and proceeds via a novel oxidative route which is in contrast to the previously reported reductive transformation by other bacteria...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220800/exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-and-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-overweight-and-obese-adolescents
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Tanya L Alderete, Roshonda B Jones, Zhanghua Chen, Jeniffer S Kim, Rima Habre, Frederick Lurmann, Frank D Gilliland, Michael I Goran
BACKGROUND: Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) exposure has been linked to type 2 diabetes and metabolic dysfunction in humans. Animal studies suggest that air pollutants may alter the composition of the gut microbiota, which may negatively impact metabolic health through changes in the composition and/or function of the gut microbiome. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether elevated TRAP exposure was correlated with gut bacterial taxa in overweight and obese adolescents from the Meta-AIR (Metabolic and Asthma Incidence Research) study...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220570/neuromicrobiology-how-microbes-influence-the-brain
#15
Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez, Beatriz Torres Meneguetti, Octávio Luiz Franco, Timothy K Lu
We review here recent discoveries in the exciting new field of neuromicrobiology. This field encompasses the interactions between the microbiome and the central nervous system. The microbiome has a tremendous impact on human health. In particular, the gut microbiota may play a key role in many essential processes in health and disease via the activity of the gut-brain axis, possibly contributing to autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, and anxiety disorder. Gut microbes may also be involved in nociception, complex host behaviors, and brain development...
December 8, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218759/impact-of-pain-and-functional-impairment-in-us-adults-with-haemophilia-patient-reported-outcomes-and-musculoskeletal-evaluation-in-the-pain-functional-impairment-and-quality-of-life-p-fiq-study
#16
C L Kempton, M Recht, A Neff, M Wang, T W Buckner, A Soni, D Quon, M Witkop, L Boggio, R Z Gut, D L Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Standardized and disease-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments assessing pain, functional impairment and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with haemophilia (PWH) have been used in studies, but infrequently in comprehensive care settings for individual assessment or treatment planning. AIM: To assess the impact of pain and functional impairment on HRQoL in PWH. METHODS: P-FiQ enrolled 381 adult PWH with a history of joint pain/bleeding and included 5 PROs and a clinical joint evaluation (Hemophilia Joint Health Score v2...
December 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218032/surface-proteins-of-lactococcus-lactis-bacterial-resources-for-muco-adhesion-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#17
REVIEW
Muriel Mercier-Bonin, Marie-Pierre Chapot-Chartier
Food and probiotic bacteria, in particular lactic acid bacteria, are ingested in large amounts by humans and are part of the transient microbiota which is increasingly considered to be able to impact the resident microbiota and thus possibly the host health. The lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis is extensively used in starter cultures to produce dairy fermented food. Also because of a generally recognized as safe status, L. lactis has been considered as a possible vehicle to deliver in vivo therapeutic molecules with anti-inflammatory properties in the gastrointestinal tract...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216552/geographic-and-host-size-variations-as-indicators-of-anisakis-pegreffii-infection-in-european-pilchard-sardina-pilchardus-from-the-mediterranean-sea-food-safety-implications
#18
Ivana Bušelić, Antonela Botić, Jerko Hrabar, Nika Stagličić, Paolo Cipriani, Simonetta Mattiucci, Ivona Mladineo
European pilchards are traditionally eaten marinated or salted in the Mediterranean countries often without thermal processing or gutting due to small size. Since ingestion of live third stage Anisakis larvae represents a causing agent in the onset of anisakiasis, the aim of our study was to assess prevalence and intensity of Anisakis infection in European pilchards originating from different Mediterranean regions in a three-year sampling period (2013-2015). A total of 1564 specimens of European pilchard collected from two geographically distinct sampling regions (western Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea) were examined using the UV-Press method, which utilises the fluorescence of frozen anisakids in flattened and subsequently frozen fillets and viscera...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214770/disruption-of-the-gut-ecosystem-by-antibiotics
#19
REVIEW
Mi Young Yoon, Sang Sun Yoon
The intestinal microbiota is a complex ecosystem consisting of various microorganisms that expands human genetic repertoire and therefore affects human health and disease. The metabolic processes and signal transduction pathways of the host and intestinal microorganisms are intimately linked, and abnormal progression of each process leads to changes in the intestinal environment. Alterations in microbial communities lead to changes in functional structures based on the metabolites produced in the gut, and these environmental changes result in various bacterial infections and chronic enteric inflammatory diseases...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214491/cecal-microbiome-divergence-of-broiler-chickens-by-sex-and-body-weight
#20
Kyu-Chan Lee, Dong Yong Kil, Woo Jun Sul
The divergence of gut bacterial community on broiler chickens has been reported as potentially possible keys to enhancing nutrient absorption, immune systems, and increasing poultry health and performance. Thus, we compared cecal bacterial communities and functional predictions by sex and body weight regarding the association between cecal microbiota and chicken growth performance. In this study, a total of 12 male and 12 female 1-day-old broiler chickens were raised for 35 days in 2 separate cages. Chickens were divided into 3 subgroups depending on body weight (low, medium, and high) by each sex...
December 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
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