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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904735/urinary-metabolomics-of-young-italian-autistic-children-supports-abnormal-tryptophan-and-purine-metabolism
#1
Federica Gevi, Lello Zolla, Stefano Gabriele, Antonio M Persico
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still diagnosed through behavioral observation, due to a lack of laboratory biomarkers, which could greatly aid clinicians in providing earlier and more reliable diagnoses. Metabolomics on human biofluids provides a sensitive tool to identify metabolite profiles potentially usable as biomarkers for ASD. Initial metabolomic studies, analyzing urines and plasma of ASD and control individuals, suggested that autistic patients may share some metabolic abnormalities, despite several inconsistencies stemming from differences in technology, ethnicity, age range, and definition of "control" status...
2016: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903834/saliva-diagnostics-current-views-and-directions
#2
Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz, Carmen Martin Carreras-Presas, Katri Aro, Michael Tu, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, David Tw Wong
In this review, we provide an update on the current and future applications of saliva for diagnostic purposes. There are many advantages of using saliva as a biofluid. Its collection is fast, easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive. In addition, saliva, as a "mirror of the body," can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. Therefore, it serves as a diagnostic and monitoring tool in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacotherapy. Introduced in 2008, the term "Salivaomics" aimed to highlight the rapid development of knowledge about various "omics" constituents of saliva, including: proteome, transcriptome, micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900742/-precision-nursing-individual-based-knowledge-translation
#3
Li-Chi Chiang, Mei-Ling Yeh, Sui-Lung Su
U.S. President Obama announced a new era of precision medicine in the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). This initiative aims to accelerate the progress of personalized medicine in light of individual requirements for prevention and treatment in order to improve the state of individual and public health. The recent and dramatic development of large-scale biologic databases (such as the human genome sequence), powerful methods for characterizing patients (such as genomics, microbiome, diverse biomarkers, and even pharmacogenomics), and computational tools for analyzing big data are maximizing the potential benefits of precision medicine...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899504/gene-function-analysis-in-the-ubiquitous-human-commensal-and-pathogen-malassezia-genus
#4
Giuseppe Ianiri, Anna F Averette, Joanne M Kingsbury, Joseph Heitman, Alexander Idnurm
: The genus Malassezia includes 14 species that are found on the skin of humans and animals and are associated with a number of diseases. Recent genome sequencing projects have defined the gene content of all 14 species; however, to date, genetic manipulation has not been possible for any species within this genus. Here, we develop and then optimize molecular tools for the transformation of Malassezia furfur and Malassezia sympodialis using Agrobacterium tumefaciens delivery of transfer DNA (T-DNA) molecules...
November 29, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898265/prospects-for-biological-soil-borne-disease-control-application-of-indigenous-versus-synthetic-microbiomes
#5
Mark Mazzola, Shiri Freilich
Biological disease control of soil-borne plant diseases has traditionally employed the biopesticide approach whereby single strains or strain mixtures are introduced into production systems through inundative/inoculative release. The approach has significant barriers that have long been recognized, including a generally limited spectrum of target pathogens for any given biocontrol agent andinadequate colonization of the host rhizosphere, which can plague progress in the utilization of this resource in commercial field-based crop production systems...
November 29, 2016: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888907/classification-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-working-toward-personalized-diagnosis
#6
REVIEW
Adam S DeConde, Timothy L Smith
An estimated 4.5% of total US health care dollars have been devoted to mitigating chronic rhinosinusitis. The most recalcitrant of these patients undergo surgery, which fails to improve symptoms in approximately 25% of patients. Recent advances in informational, microbiomic, and genomic analysis have introduced the first set of tools that patients, physicians, politicians, and payers can apply to better forecast which patients will respond favorably to endoscopic sinus surgery. This article summarizes the forces driving the application of personalized medicine to CRS and how new advances can be applied to clinical practice...
February 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888481/rapid-bacteria-identification-from-environmental-mining-samples-using-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
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Ingrid Regina Avanzi, Louise Hase Gracioso, Marcela Dos Passos Galluzzi Baltazar, Bruno Karolski, Elen Aquino Perpetuo, Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Copper mining has polluted soils and water, causing a reduction of the microbial diversity and a change in the structure of the resident bacterial communities. In this work, selective isolation combined with MALDI-TOF MS and the 16S rDNA method were used for characterizing cultivable bacterial communities from copper mining samples. The results revealed that MALDI-TOF MS analysis can be considered a reliable and fast tool for identifying copper-resistant bacteria from environmental samples at the genera level...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887570/metamis-a-metagenomic-microbial-interaction-simulator-based-on-microbial-community-profiles
#8
Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Yueh-Yang Pao, Daryi Wang
BACKGROUND: The complexity and dynamics of microbial communities are major factors in the ecology of a system. With the NGS technique, metagenomics data provides a new way to explore microbial interactions. Lotka-Volterra models, which have been widely used to infer animal interactions in dynamic systems, have recently been applied to the analysis of metagenomic data. RESULTS: In this paper, we present the Lotka-Volterra model based tool, the Metagenomic Microbial Interacticon Simulator (MetaMIS), which is designed to analyze the time series data of microbial community profiles...
November 25, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884206/large-scale-benchmarking-reveals-false-discoveries-and-count-transformation-sensitivity-in-16s-rrna-gene-amplicon-data-analysis-methods-used-in-microbiome-studies
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Jonathan Thorsen, Asker Brejnrod, Martin Mortensen, Morten A Rasmussen, Jakob Stokholm, Waleed Abu Al-Soud, Søren Sørensen, Hans Bisgaard, Johannes Waage
BACKGROUND: There is an immense scientific interest in the human microbiome and its effects on human physiology, health, and disease. A common approach for examining bacterial communities is high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA gene hypervariable regions, aggregating sequence-similar amplicons into operational taxonomic units (OTUs). Strategies for detecting differential relative abundance of OTUs between sample conditions include classical statistical approaches as well as a plethora of newer methods, many borrowing from the related field of RNA-seq analysis...
November 25, 2016: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881416/metagenomics-of-two-severe-foodborne-outbreaks-provides-diagnostic-signatures-and-signs-of-co-infection-not-attainable-by-traditional-methods
#10
Andrew D Huang, Chengwei Luo, Angela Pena-Gonzalez, Michael R Weigand, Cheryl Tarr, Konstantinos T Konstantinidis
: Diagnostic testing for foodborne pathogens relies on culture-based techniques that are not rapid enough for real-time disease surveillance and do not give a quantitative picture of pathogen abundance or the response of the natural microbiome. Powerful sequence-based, culture-independent approaches such as shotgun metagenomics could sidestep these limitations, and potentially reveal a pathogen-specific signature on the microbiome that would have implications not only for diagnostics but also for better understanding disease progression and pathogen ecology...
November 23, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866110/dysbiosis-in-the-intensive-care-unit-microbiome-science-coming-to-the-bedside
#11
REVIEW
Georgios D Kitsios, Michael J Morowitz, Robert P Dickson, Gary B Huffnagle, Bryan J McVerry, Alison Morris
Complex microbial communities within the human body, constituting the microbiome, have a broad impact on human health and disease. A growing body of research now examines the role of the microbiome in patients with critical illness, such as sepsis and acute respiratory failure. In this article, we provide an introduction to microbiome concepts and terminology and we systematically review the current evidence base of the critical-illness microbiome, including 51 studies in animal models and pediatric and adult critically ill patients...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861983/genomic-and-metagenomic-technologies-to-explore-the-antibiotic-resistance-mobilome
#12
José L Martínez, Teresa M Coque, Val F Lanza, Fernando de la Cruz, Fernando Baquero
Antibiotic resistance is a relevant problem for human health that requires global approaches to establish a deep understanding of the processes of acquisition, stabilization, and spread of resistance among human bacterial pathogens. Since natural (nonclinical) ecosystems are reservoirs of resistance genes, a health-integrated study of the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance requires the exploration of such ecosystems with the aim of determining the role they may play in the selection, evolution, and spread of antibiotic resistance genes, involving the so-called resistance mobilome...
November 10, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860093/phylogenetic-and-functional-characterization-of-the-distal-intestinal-microbiome-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-from-both-farm-and-aquarium-settings
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Philip P Lyons, James F Turnbull, Karl A Dawson, Mags Crumlish
AIMS: This study focused on comparing the phylogenetic composition and functional potential of the intestinal microbiome of rainbow trout sourced from both farm and aquarium settings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Samples of distal intestinal contents were collected from fish and subjected to high throughput 16S rRNA sequencing, to accurately determine the composition of the intestinal microbiome. The predominant phyla identified from both groups were Tenericutes, Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Spirochaetae and Bacteroidetes...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856569/personal-microbiomes-and-next-generation-sequencing-for-laboratory-based-education
#14
Mark R Hartman, Kristin T Harrington, Candice M Etson, Matthew B Fierman, Donna K Slonim, David R Walt
Sequencing and bioinformatics technologies have advanced rapidly in recent years, driven largely by developments in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. Given the increasing importance of these advances, there is a growing need to incorporate concepts and practices relating to NGS into undergraduate and high school science curricula. We believe that direct access to sequencing and bioinformatics will improve the ability of students to understand the information obtained through these increasingly ubiquitous research tools...
November 16, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852235/enrichment-dynamics-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-the-associated-microbiome-from-naturally-contaminated-ice-cream-linked-to-a-listeriosis-outbreak
#15
Andrea Ottesen, Padmini Ramachandran, Elizabeth Reed, James R White, Nur Hasan, Poorani Subramanian, Gina Ryan, Karen Jarvis, Christopher Grim, Ninalynn Daquiqan, Darcy Hanes, Marc Allard, Rita Colwell, Eric Brown, Yi Chen
BACKGROUND: Microbiota that co-enrich during efforts to recover pathogens from foodborne outbreaks interfere with efficient detection and recovery. Here, dynamics of co-enriching microbiota during recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream samples linked to an outbreak are described for three different initial enrichment formulations used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
November 16, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833560/pharmacometabolomics-informs-viromics-toward-precision-medicine
#16
Angeliki Balasopoulou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Nowadays, we are experiencing the big data era with the emerging challenge of single data interpretation. Although the advent of high-throughput technologies as well as chemo- and bio-informatics tools presents pan-omics data as the way forward to precision medicine, personalized health care and tailored-made therapeutics can be only envisaged when interindividual variability in response to/toxicity of xenobiotics can be interpreted and thus, predicted. We know that such variability is the net outcome of genetics (host and microbiota) and environmental factors (diet, lifestyle, polypharmacy, and microbiota) and for this, tremendous efforts have been made to clarify key-molecules from correlation to causality to clinical significance...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825829/metagenomics-probing-pollutant-fate-in-natural-and-engineered-ecosystems
#17
REVIEW
Emna Bouhajja, Spiros N Agathos, Isabelle F George
Polluted environments are a reservoir of microbial species able to degrade or to convert pollutants to harmless compounds. The proper management of microbial resources requires a comprehensive characterization of their genetic pool to assess the fate of contaminants and increase the efficiency of bioremediation processes. Metagenomics offers appropriate tools to describe microbial communities in their whole complexity without lab-based cultivation of individual strains. After a decade of use of metagenomics to study microbiomes, the scientific community has made significant progress in this field...
November 5, 2016: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822553/mockrobiota-a-public-resource-for-microbiome-bioinformatics-benchmarking
#18
Nicholas A Bokulich, Jai Ram Rideout, William G Mercurio, Arron Shiffer, Benjamin Wolfe, Corinne F Maurice, Rachel J Dutton, Peter J Turnbaugh, Rob Knight, J Gregory Caporaso
Mock communities are an important tool for validating, optimizing, and comparing bioinformatics methods for microbial community analysis. We present mockrobiota, a public resource for sharing, validating, and documenting mock community data resources, available at http://caporaso-lab.github.io/mockrobiota/. The materials contained in mockrobiota include data set and sample metadata, expected composition data (taxonomy or gene annotations or reference sequences for mock community members), and links to raw data (e...
September 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822518/improved-bacterial-16s-rrna-gene-v4-and-v4-5-and-fungal-internal-transcribed-spacer-marker-gene-primers-for-microbial-community-surveys
#19
William Walters, Embriette R Hyde, Donna Berg-Lyons, Gail Ackermann, Greg Humphrey, Alma Parada, Jack A Gilbert, Janet K Jansson, J Gregory Caporaso, Jed A Fuhrman, Amy Apprill, Rob Knight
Designing primers for PCR-based taxonomic surveys that amplify a broad range of phylotypes in varied community samples is a difficult challenge, and the comparability of data sets amplified with varied primers requires attention. Here, we examined the performance of modified 16S rRNA gene and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) primers for archaea/bacteria and fungi, respectively, with nonaquatic samples. We moved primer bar codes to the 5' end, allowing for a range of different 3' primer pairings, such as the 515f/926r primer pair, which amplifies variable regions 4 and 5 of the 16S rRNA gene...
January 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822515/open-source-sequence-clustering-methods-improve-the-state-of-the-art
#20
Evguenia Kopylova, Jose A Navas-Molina, Céline Mercier, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Frédéric Mahé, Yan He, Hong-Wei Zhou, Torbjørn Rognes, J Gregory Caporaso, Rob Knight
Sequence clustering is a common early step in amplicon-based microbial community analysis, when raw sequencing reads are clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTUs) to reduce the run time of subsequent analysis steps. Here, we evaluated the performance of recently released state-of-the-art open-source clustering software products, namely, OTUCLUST, Swarm, SUMACLUST, and SortMeRNA, against current principal options (UCLUST and USEARCH) in QIIME, hierarchical clustering methods in mothur, and USEARCH's most recent clustering algorithm, UPARSE...
January 2016: MSystems
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