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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141885/a-role-for-bacterial-urease-in-gut-dysbiosis-and-crohn-s-disease
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Josephine Ni, Ting-Chin David Shen, Eric Z Chen, Kyle Bittinger, Aubrey Bailey, Manuela Roggiani, Alexandra Sirota-Madi, Elliot S Friedman, Lillian Chau, Andrew Lin, Ilana Nissim, Justin Scott, Abigail Lauder, Christopher Hoffmann, Gloriany Rivas, Lindsey Albenberg, Robert N Baldassano, Jonathan Braun, Ramnik J Xavier, Clary B Clish, Marc Yudkoff, Hongzhe Li, Mark Goulian, Frederic D Bushman, James D Lewis, Gary D Wu
Gut dysbiosis during inflammatory bowel disease involves alterations in the gut microbiota associated with inflammation of the host gut. We used a combination of shotgun metagenomic sequencing and metabolomics to analyze fecal samples from pediatric patients with Crohn's disease and found an association between disease severity, gut dysbiosis, and bacterial production of free amino acids. Nitrogen flux studies using (15)N in mice showed that activity of bacterial urease, an enzyme that releases ammonia by hydrolysis of host urea, led to the transfer of murine host-derived nitrogen to the gut microbiota where it was used for amino acid synthesis...
November 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112136/gut-microbiome-and-putative-resistome-of-inca-and-italian-nobility-mummies
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Tasha M Santiago-Rodriguez, Gino Fornaciari, Stefania Luciani, Gary A Toranzos, Isolina Marota, Valentina Giuffra, Raul J Cano
Little is still known about the microbiome resulting from the process of mummification of the human gut. In the present study, the gut microbiota, genes associated with metabolism, and putative resistome of Inca and Italian nobility mummies were characterized by using high-throughput sequencing. The Italian nobility mummies exhibited a higher bacterial diversity as compared to the Inca mummies when using 16S ribosomal (rRNA) gene amplicon sequencing, but both groups showed bacterial and fungal taxa when using shotgun metagenomic sequencing that may resemble both the thanatomicrobiome and extant human gut microbiomes...
November 7, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097759/sequencing-genomes-from-mixed-dna-samples-evaluating-the-metagenome-skimming-approach-in-lichenized-fungi
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Anjuli Meiser, Jürgen Otte, Imke Schmitt, Francesco Dal Grande
The metagenome skimming approach, i.e. low coverage shotgun sequencing of multi-species assemblages and subsequent reconstruction of individual genomes, is increasingly used for in-depth genomic characterization of ecological communities. This approach is a promising tool for reconstructing genomes of facultative symbionts, such as lichen-forming fungi, from metagenomic reads. However, no study has so far tested accuracy and completeness of assemblies based on metagenomic sequences compared to assemblies based on pure culture strains of lichenized fungi...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097220/the-organophosphate-malathion-disturbs-gut-microbiome-development-and-the-quorum-sensing-system
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Bei Gao, Liang Chi, Pengcheng Tu, Xiaoming Bian, Jesse Thomas, Hongyu Ru, Kun Lu
The gut microbiome has tremendous potential to impact health and disease. Various environmental toxicants, including insecticides, have been shown to alter gut microbiome community structures. However, the mechanism that compositionally and functionally regulates gut microbiota remains unclear. Quorum sensing is known to modulate intra- and interspecies gene expression and coordinate population responses. It is unknown whether quorum sensing is disrupted when environmental toxicants cause perturbations in the gut microbiome community structure...
October 30, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096601/optimisation-of-16s-rrna-gut-microbiota-profiling-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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Cristina Alcon-Giner, Shabhonam Caim, Suparna Mitra, Jennifer Ketskemety, Udo Wegmann, John Wain, Gusztav Belteki, Paul Clarke, Lindsay J Hall
BACKGROUND: Infants born prematurely, particularly extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW) have altered gut microbial communities. Factors such as maternal health, gut immaturity, delivery mode, and antibiotic treatments are associated with microbiota disturbances, and are linked to an increased risk of certain diseases such as necrotising enterocolitis. Therefore, there is a requirement to optimally characterise microbial profiles in this at-risk cohort, via standardisation of methods, particularly for studying the influence of microbiota therapies (e...
November 2, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065388/targeted-sequencing-of-clade-specific-markers-from-skin-microbiomes-for-forensic-human-identification
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Sarah E Schmedes, August E Woerner, Nicole M M Novroski, Frank R Wendt, Jonathan L King, Kathryn M Stephens, Bruce Budowle
The human skin microbiome is comprised of diverse communities of bacterial, eukaryotic, and viral taxa and contributes millions of additional genes to the repertoire of human genes, affecting human metabolism and immune response. Numerous genetic and environmental factors influence the microbiome composition and as such contribute to individual-specific microbial signatures which may be exploited for forensic applications. Previous studies have demonstrated the potential to associate skin microbial profiles collected from touched items to their individual owner, mainly using unsupervised methods from samples collected over short time intervals...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053714/atopic-asthmatic-immune-phenotypes-associated-with-airway-microbiota-and-airway-obstruction
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Benjamin A Turturice, Halvor S McGee, Brian Oliver, Melissa Baraket, Brian T Nguyen, Christian Ascoli, Ravi Ranjan, Asha Rani, David L Perkins, Patricia W Finn
BACKGROUND: Differences in asthma severity may be related to inflammation in the airways. The lower airway microbiota has been associated with clinical features such as airway obstruction, symptom control, and response to corticosteroids. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between local airway inflammation, severity of disease, and the lower airway microbiota in atopic asthmatics. METHODS: A cohort of young adult, atopic asthmatics with intermittent or mild/moderate persistent symptoms (n = 13) were assessed via bronchoscopy, lavage, and spirometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049378/immune-modulatory-genomic-properties-differentiate-gut-microbiota-of-infants-with-and-without-eczema
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Seungdae Oh, Gaik Chin Yap, Pei-Ying Hong, Chiung-Hui Huang, Marion M Aw, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Wen-Tso Liu, Bee Wah Lee
Gut microbiota play an important role in human immunological processes, potentially affecting allergic diseases such as eczema. The diversity and structure of gut microbiota in infants with eczema have been previously documented. This study aims to evaluate by comparative metagenomics differences in genetic content in gut microbiota of infants with eczema and their matched controls. Stools were collected at the age of one month old from twelve infants from an at risk birth cohort in a case control manner. Clinical follow up for atopic outcomes were carried out at the age of 12 and 24 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041965/enrichment-allows-identification-of-diverse-rare-elements-in-metagenomic-resistome-virulome-sequencing
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Noelle R Noyes, Maggie E Weinroth, Jennifer K Parker, Chris J Dean, Steven M Lakin, Robert A Raymond, Pablo Rovira, Enrique Doster, Zaid Abdo, Jennifer N Martin, Kenneth L Jones, Jaime Ruiz, Christina A Boucher, Keith E Belk, Paul S Morley
BACKGROUND: Shotgun metagenomic sequencing is increasingly utilized as a tool to evaluate ecological-level dynamics of antimicrobial resistance and virulence, in conjunction with microbiome analysis. Interest in use of this method for environmental surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and pathogenic microorganisms is also increasing. In published metagenomic datasets, the total of all resistance- and virulence-related sequences accounts for < 1% of all sequenced DNA, leading to limitations in detection of low-abundance resistome-virulome elements...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989277/a-metagenomic-analysis-of-bacterial-microbiota-in-the-digestive-tract-of-triatomines
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Nicolas Carels, Marcial Gumiel, Fabio Faria da Mota, Carlos José de Carvalho Moreira, Patricia Azambuja
The digestive tract of triatomines (DTT) is an ecological niche favored by microbiota whose enzymatic profile is adapted to the specific substrate availability in this medium. This report describes the molecular enzymatic properties that promote bacterial prominence in the DTT. The microbiota composition was assessed previously based on 16S ribosomal DNA, and whole sequenced genomes of bacteria from the same genera were used to calculate the GC level of rare and prominent bacterial species in the DTT. The enzymatic reactions encoded by coding sequences of both rare and common bacterial species were then compared and revealed key functions explaining why some genera outcompete others in the DTT...
2017: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969654/viral-metagenomics-of-aphids-present-in-bean-and-maize-plots-on-mixed-use-farms-in-kenya-reveals-the-presence-of-three-dicistroviruses-including-a-novel-big-sioux-river-virus-like-dicistrovirus
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Francis O Wamonje, George N Michuki, Luke A Braidwood, Joyce N Njuguna, J Musembi Mutuku, Appolinaire Djikeng, Jagger J W Harvey, John P Carr
BACKGROUND: Aphids are major vectors of plant viruses. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) are important crops that are vulnerable to aphid herbivory and aphid-transmitted viruses. In East and Central Africa, common bean is frequently intercropped by smallholder farmers to provide fixed nitrogen for cultivation of starch crops such as maize. We used a PCR-based technique to identify aphids prevalent in smallholder bean farms and next generation sequencing shotgun metagenomics to examine the diversity of viruses present in aphids and in maize leaf samples...
October 2, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962671/tools-for-metagenomic-analysis-at-wastewater-treatment-plants-application-to-a-foaming-episode
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Metagenomic analysis is a powerful approach for wholesale characterizations of microbial populations like those that operate within municipal wastewater treatment plant. It is well-known that many problems are associated with the overgrowth or undergrowth of specific bacterial genera. We describe a database of the combined metagenomes of activated sludge aeration basins from around the globe and use it as a reference to study the population of a foamy activated sludge aeration basin. We show that foam production is associated with blooms of mycolic acid producing genera, especially Mycobacterium...
September 29, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961782/metacache-context-aware-classification-of-metagenomic-reads-using-minhashing
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André Müller, Christian Hundt, Andreas Hildebrandt, Thomas Hankeln, Bertil Schmidt
Motivation: Metagenomic shotgun sequencing studies are becoming increasingly popular with prominent examples including the sequencing of human microbiomes and diverse environments. A fundamental computational problem in this context is read classification, i.e., the assignment of each read to a taxonomic label. Due to the large number of reads produced by modern high-throughput sequencing technologies and the rapidly increasing number of available reference genomes corresponding software tools suffer from either long runtimes, large memory requirements, or low accuracy...
August 17, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959368/a-model-based-approach-for-species-abundance-quantification-based-on-shotgun-metagenomic-data
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Eric Z Chen, Frederic D Bushman, Hongzhe Li
The human microbiome, which includes the collective microbes residing in or on the human body, has a profound influence on the human health. DNA sequencing technology has made the large-scale human microbiome studies possible by using shotgun metagenomic sequencing. One important aspect of data analysis of such metagenomic data is to quantify the bacterial abundances based on the metagenomic sequencing data. Existing methods almost always quantify such abundances one sample at a time, which ignore certain systematic differences in read coverage along the genomes due to GC contents, copy number variation and the bacterial origin of replication...
June 2017: Statistics in Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950879/temporal-dynamics-in-microbial-soil-communities-at-anthrax-carcass-sites
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Karoline Valseth, Camilla L Nesbø, W Ryan Easterday, Wendy C Turner, Jaran S Olsen, Nils Chr Stenseth, Thomas H A Haverkamp
BACKGROUND: Anthrax is a globally distributed disease affecting primarily herbivorous mammals. It is caused by the soil-dwelling and spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The dormant B. anthracis spores become vegetative after ingestion by grazing mammals. After killing the host, B. anthracis cells return to the soil where they sporulate, completing the lifecycle of the bacterium. Here we present the first study describing temporal microbial soil community changes in Etosha National Park, Namibia, after decomposition of two plains zebra (Equus quagga) anthrax carcasses...
September 26, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948110/evaluation-of-ddradseq-for-reduced-representation-metagenome-sequencing
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Michael Y Liu, Paul Worden, Leigh G Monahan, Matthew Z DeMaere, Catherine M Burke, Steven P Djordjevic, Ian G Charles, Aaron E Darling
BACKGROUND: Profiling of microbial communities via metagenomic shotgun sequencing has enabled researches to gain unprecedented insight into microbial community structure and the functional roles of community members. This study describes a method and basic analysis for a metagenomic adaptation of the double digest restriction site associated DNA sequencing (ddRADseq) protocol for reduced representation metagenome profiling. METHODS: This technique takes advantage of the sequence specificity of restriction endonucleases to construct an Illumina-compatible sequencing library containing DNA fragments that are between a pair of restriction sites located within close proximity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938903/metagenomic-characterization-of-ambulances-across-the-usa
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Niamh B O'Hara, Harry J Reed, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo, Donell Harvin, Nora Caplan, Gail Rosen, Brook Frye, Stephen Woloszynek, Rachid Ounit, Shawn Levy, Erin Butler, Christopher E Mason
BACKGROUND: Microbial communities in our built environments have great influence on human health and disease. A variety of built environments have been characterized using a metagenomics-based approach, including some healthcare settings. However, there has been no study to date that has used this approach in pre-hospital settings, such as ambulances, an important first point-of-contact between patients and hospitals. RESULTS: We sequenced 398 samples from 137 ambulances across the USA using shotgun sequencing...
September 22, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934964/comprehensive-benchmarking-and-ensemble-approaches-for-metagenomic-classifiers
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Alexa B R McIntyre, Rachid Ounit, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo, Robert J Prill, Elizabeth Hénaff, Noah Alexander, Samuel S Minot, David Danko, Jonathan Foox, Sofia Ahsanuddin, Scott Tighe, Nur A Hasan, Poorani Subramanian, Kelly Moffat, Shawn Levy, Stefano Lonardi, Nick Greenfield, Rita R Colwell, Gail L Rosen, Christopher E Mason
BACKGROUND: One of the main challenges in metagenomics is the identification of microorganisms in clinical and environmental samples. While an extensive and heterogeneous set of computational tools is available to classify microorganisms using whole-genome shotgun sequencing data, comprehensive comparisons of these methods are limited. RESULTS: In this study, we use the largest-to-date set of laboratory-generated and simulated controls across 846 species to evaluate the performance of 11 metagenomic classifiers...
September 21, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930150/detection-of-bacterial-pathogens-from-broncho-alveolar-lavage-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Stefano Leo, Nadia Gaïa, Etienne Ruppé, Stephane Emonet, Myriam Girard, Vladimir Lazarevic, Jacques Schrenzel
The applications of whole-metagenome shotgun sequencing (WMGS) in routine clinical analysis are still limited. A combination of a DNA extraction procedure, sequencing, and bioinformatics tools is essential for the removal of human DNA and for improving bacterial species identification in a timely manner. We tackled these issues with a broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) sample from an immunocompromised patient who had developed severe chronic pneumonia. We extracted DNA from the BAL sample with protocols based either on sequential lysis of human and bacterial cells or on the mechanical disruption of all cells...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925555/elucidation-of-complexity-and-prediction-of-interactions-in-microbial-communities
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Cristal Zuñiga, Livia Zaramela, Karsten Zengler
Microorganisms engage in complex interactions with other members of the microbial community, higher organisms as well as their environment. However, determining the exact nature of these interactions can be challenging due to the large number of members in these communities and the manifold of interactions they can engage in. Various omic data, such as 16S rRNA gene sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics, have been deployed to unravel the community structure, interactions and resulting community dynamics in situ...
November 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
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