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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213538/colonization-and-transmission-of-the-gut-microbiota-of-the-burying-beetle-nicrophorus-vespilloides-through-development
#1
Yin Wang, Daniel E Rozen
Carrion beetles in the genus Nicrophorus rear their offspring on decomposing carcasses where larvae are exposed to a diverse community of decomposer bacteria. Parents coat the carcass with antimicrobial secretions prior to egg hatch (defined as Pre-Hatch care) and also feed regurgitated food, and potentially bacteria, to larvae throughout development (defined as Full care). Here we partition the roles of pre- and post-hatch parental care in the transmission and persistence of culturable symbiotic bacteria to larvae...
February 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210076/potential-role-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-synthetic-torpor-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
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REVIEW
Claudia Sisa, Silvia Turroni, Roberto Amici, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela, Matteo Cerri
Therapeutic hypothermia is today used in several clinical settings, among them the gut related diseases that are influenced by ischemia/reperfusion injury. This perspective paved the way to the study of hibernation physiology, in natural hibernators, highlighting an unexpected importance of the gut microbial ecosystem in hibernation and torpor. In natural hibernators, intestinal microbes adaptively reorganize their structural configuration during torpor, and maintain a mutualistic configuration regardless of long periods of fasting and cold temperatures...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208632/cross-talk-between-dnmt2-dependent-trna-methylation-and-queuosine-modification
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REVIEW
Ann E Ehrenhofer-Murray
Enzymes of the Dnmt2 family of methyltransferases have yielded a number of unexpected discoveries. The first surprise came more than ten years ago when it was realized that, rather than being DNA methyltransferases, Dnmt2 enzymes actually are transfer RNA (tRNA) methyltransferases for cytosine-5 methylation, foremost C38 (m5C38) of tRNAAsp. The second unanticipated finding was our recent discovery of a nutritional regulation of Dnmt2 in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Significantly, the presence of the nucleotide queuosine in tRNAAsp strongly stimulates Dnmt2 activity both in vivo and in vitro in S...
February 10, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208612/enteric-pathogens-and-their-toxin-induced-disruption-of-the-intestinal-barrier-through-alteration-of-tight-junctions-in-chickens
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REVIEW
Wageha A Awad, Claudia Hess, Michael Hess
Maintaining a healthy gut environment is a prerequisite for sustainable animal production. The gut plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and constitutes an initial organ exposed to external factors influencing bird's health. The intestinal epithelial barrier serves as the first line of defense between the host and the luminal environment. It consists of a continuous monolayer of intestinal epithelial cells connected by intercellular junctional complexes which shrink the space between adjacent cells...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202164/manipulating-the-gut-microbiome-to-decrease-uremic-toxins
#5
Rabi Yacoub, Christina M Wyatt
The uremic solute indoxyl sulfate has been associated with increased mortality and other adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. In a recent study published in Cell Host & Microbe, Devlin et al. describe a novel approach to alter the production of indoxyl sulfate through manipulation of the gut microbiota. Although this approach is far from clinical application, it may allow investigators to determine the contribution of uremic solutes to disease pathogenesis.
March 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198670/metatopics-an-integration-tool-to-analyze-microbial-community-profile-by-topic-model
#6
Jifang Yan, Guohui Chuai, Tao Qi, Fangyang Shao, Chi Zhou, Chenyu Zhu, Jing Yang, Yifei Yu, Cong Shi, Ning Kang, Yuan He, Qi Liu
BACKGROUND: Deciphering taxonomical structures based on high dimensional sequencing data is still challenging in metagenomics study. Moreover, the common workflow processed in this field fails to identify microbial communities and their effect on a specific disease status. Even the relationships and interactions between different bacteria in a microbial community keep unknown. RESULTS: MetaTopics can efficiently extract the latent microbial communities which reflect the intrinsic relations or interactions among several major microbes...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198087/meta-analysis-of-the-human-gut-microbiome-from-urbanized-and-pre-agricultural-populations
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REVIEW
Leonardo Mancabelli, Christian Milani, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Francesca Turroni, Chiara Ferrario, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
Metagenomic studies of the human gut microbiome have only recently begun to explore the differences in taxonomic composition between subjects from diverse geographical origins. Here, we compared taxonomy, resistome and functional metabolic properties of publicly available shotgun datasets of human fecal samples collected from different geographical regions (Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania). Such datasets encompassed gut microbiota information corresponding to 13 developed/industrialized societies, as well as two traditional hunter-gatherer, pre-agricultural communities (Tanzanian and Peruvian individuals)...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192102/role-of-the-gut-microbiome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-obesity-and-obesity-related-metabolic-dysfunction
#8
Kristien E Bouter, Daniël H van Raalte, Albert K Groen, Max Nieuwdorp
The potential role of intestinal microbiota in the etiology of various human diseases has attracted massive attention in the last decade. As such, the intestinal microbiota has been advanced as an important partaker in the development of obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunctions, amongst others. Experiments in animal models have produced evidence for a causal role of intestinal microbiota in the etiology of obesity and insulin resistance. However, with a few exceptions such causal relation is lacking for humans...
February 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191503/differences-in-gut-metabolites-and-microbial-composition-and-functions-between-egyptian-and-u-s-children-are-consistent-with-their-diets
#9
V Shankar, M Gouda, J Moncivaiz, A Gordon, N V Reo, L Hussein, O Paliy
Previous studies indicated that populations consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in fiber, vegetables, and fruits have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than populations of industrialized societies consuming diets enriched in processed carbohydrates, animal proteins, and fats. To explore the potential contributions of gut microbiota to the observed diet-related metabolic effects, we conducted an integrative analysis of distal gut microbiota composition and functions and intestinal metabolites in Egyptian and U...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189107/c-elegans-and-its-bacterial-diet-as-a-model-for-systems-level-understanding-of-host-microbiota-interactions
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REVIEW
Jingyan Zhang, Amy D Holdorf, Albertha Jm Walhout
Resident microbes of the human body, particularly the gut microbiota, provide essential functions for the host, and, therefore, have important roles in human health as well as mitigating disease. It is difficult to study the mechanisms by which the microbiota affect human health, especially at a systems-level, due to heterogeneity of human genomes, the complexity and heterogeneity of the gut microbiota, the challenge of growing these bacteria in the laboratory, and the lack of bacterial genetics in most microbiotal species...
February 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186768/the-impact-of-gut-microbiota-mediated-bile-acid-metabolism-on-the-solubilization-capacity-of-bile-salt-micelles-and-drug-solubility
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Elaine F Enright, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan, Brendan T Griffin
In recent years, the gut microbiome has gained increasing appreciation as a determinant of the health status of the human host. Bile salts that are secreted into the intestine may be biotransformed by enzymes produced by the gut bacteria. To date, bile acid research at the host-microbe interface has primarily been directed toward effects on host metabolism. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of changes in gut microbial bile acid metabolism on the solubilization capacity of bile salt micelles and consequently intraluminal drug solubility...
February 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183913/a-prominent-glycyl-radical-enzyme-in-human-gut-microbiomes-metabolizes-trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline
#12
B J Levin, Y Y Huang, S C Peck, Y Wei, A Martínez-Del Campo, J A Marks, E A Franzosa, C Huttenhower, E P Balskus
The human microbiome encodes vast numbers of uncharacterized enzymes, limiting our functional understanding of this community and its effects on host health and disease. By incorporating information about enzymatic chemistry into quantitative metagenomics, we determined the abundance and distribution of individual members of the glycyl radical enzyme superfamily among the microbiomes of healthy humans. We identified many uncharacterized family members, including a universally distributed enzyme that enables commensal gut microbes and human pathogens to dehydrate trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline, the product of the most abundant human posttranslational modification...
February 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183432/lessons-learned-from-birth-cohort-studies-conducted-in-diverse-environments
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REVIEW
Daniel J Jackson, James E Gern, Robert F Lemanske
Childhood asthma develops from a complex interaction among host and environmental factors in early life. Birth cohort studies have provided valuable insight into asthma risk factors and the natural history of wheezing and asthma through childhood and beyond. Early life aeroallergen sensitization and wheezing illnesses associated with virus and bacterial infections have been identified as pivotal risk factors for asthma inception. Recently, focus has turned toward protective factors that promote lung health in children...
February 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183266/microbe-bio-chemical-insight-reviewing-interactions-between-dietary-polyphenols-and-gut-microbiota
#14
Rishi Mahajan, Gunjan Goel, Sampan Attri
Polyphenols are widespread constituents of different food commodities. These are regarded as essential micronutrients because of their well-documented health benefits. These health benefits depend on the amount of polyphenols consumed and their bioavailability in the gut. The microbial transformation of polyphenols in gut is poorly characterized, where, these polyphenols may act as promoting factors for proliferation of beneficial gut inhabitants and inhibiting the pathogenic species. The aim of this review is to present a holistic view on occurrence of polyphenols, their health benefits and influence of dietary polyphenols on gut microbiota...
February 8, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183172/dynamic-changes-of-yak-bos-grunniens-gut-microbiota-during-growth-revealed-by-pcr-dgge-and-metagenomics
#15
Yuanyang Nie, Zhiwei Zhou, Jiuqiang Guan, Baixue Xia, Xiaolin Luo, Yang Yang, Yu Fu, Qun Sun
Objective: To understand the dynamic structure, function, and influence on nutrient metabolism in hosts, it was crucial to assess the genetic potential of gut microbial community in yaks of different ages. Method: The denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) profiles and Illumina-based metagenomic sequencing on colon content of 15 semi-domestic yaks were investigated. Unweighted pairwise grouping method with mathematical averages (UPGMA) clustering and principal component analysis (PCA) were used to analize the DGGE fingerprint...
January 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182946/take-your-pick-vitamins-and-microbiota-facilitate-pathogen-clearance
#16
Vanessa Sperandio
The gut microbiota plays a chief role in vitamin production. Changes in its membership impact the gut metabolome and host susceptibility to pathogens. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Miki et al. (2017) show that RegIIIβ impacts microbiota composition, decreasing vitamin B6 production and promoting sustained colonization by Salmonella.
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176851/comparative-study-of-the-gut-microbiome-potentially-related-to-milk-protein-in-murrah-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-and-chinese-holstein-cattle
#17
Jiachao Zhang, Chuanbiao Xu, Dongxue Huo, Qisong Hu, Qiannan Peng
Previous studies suggested a close relationship between ruminant gut microbes and the mammary gland. In this study, shotgun metagenomic sequencing was used to reveal the differences in the intestinal microbiome potentially related to milk components in Murrah buffaloes and Chinese Holstein cattle. A PCoA based on the weighted Unifrac distances showed an apparent clustering pattern in the structure of intestinal microbiota between buffalo and cattle. We could attribute the structural difference to the genera of Sutterella, Coprococcus and Dorea...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176664/role-of-lactic-acid-probiotic-bacteria-in-ibd
#18
Ravichandra Vemuri, Rohit Gundamaraju, Rajaraman Eri
BACKGROUND: IBD is considered as one of the major public health concerns worldwide. The pathophysiology and gut microbial alteration during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are still not completely understood. Gut microbiota is implicated in most of the gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases including IBD. From the time of gut microbiota establishment and through aging, it undergoes a lot of changes in the composition. METHODS: In a healthy state, the composition of beneficial microbes in the gut is comparatively higher and due to factors such as malnutrition, use of antibiotics and any underlying diseases allow the colonization and invasion of pathogens...
February 6, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176435/fish-intestinal-microbiome-diversity-and-symbiosis-unraveled-by-metagenomics
#19
REVIEW
Andrea M Tarnecki, Francisca A Burgos, Candis L Ray, Covadonga R Arias
The gut microbiome of vertebrates plays an integral role in host health by stimulating development of the immune system, aiding in nutrient acquisition, and outcompeting opportunistic pathogens. Development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies allows researchers to survey complex communities of microorganisms within the microbiome at great depth with minimal costs, resulting in a surge of studies investigating bacterial diversity of fishes. Many of these studies have focused on the microbial structure of economically-significant aquaculture species with the goal of manipulating the microbes to increase feed efficiency and decrease disease susceptibility...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174737/metagenomic-characterization-of-microbial-communities-in-situ-within-the-deeper-layers-of-the-ileum-in-crohn-s-disease
#20
Chandra Sekhar Pedamallu, Ami S Bhatt, Susan Bullman, Sharyle Fowler, Samuel S Freeman, Jacqueline Durand, Joonil Jung, Fujiko Duke, Veronica Manzo, Diana Cai, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, Akinyemi I Ojesina, Aruna Ramachandran, Dirk Gevers, Ramnik J Xavier, Atul K Bhan, Matthew Meyerson, Vijay Yajnik
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Microbial dysbiosis and aberrant host-microbe interactions in the gut are believed to contribute to the development and progression of Crohn's disease (CD). Microbiome studies in CD typically have focused on microbiota in feces or superficial mucosal layers of the colon because accessing DNA from deeper layers of the bowel is challenging. In this study, we analyzed the deep tissue microbiome in patients who underwent surgical resection of the small intestine. METHODS: Paraffin blocks were obtained from 12 CD patients undergoing ileocecal resection, and healthy ileum samples (inflammatory bowel disease-free controls) were obtained from 12 patients undergoing surgery for right-sided colon cancer...
September 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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