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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040443/a-dysbiosis-index-to-assess-microbial-changes-in-fecal-samples-of-dogs-with-chronic-inflammatory-enteropathy
#1
M K AlShawaqfeh, B Wajid, Y Minamoto, M Markel, J A Lidbury, J M Steiner, E Serpedin, J S Suchodolski
Recent studies have identified various bacterial groups that are altered in dogs with chronic inflammatory enteropathies (CE) compared to healthy dogs. The study aim was to use quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays to confirm these findings in a larger number of dogs, and to build a mathematical algorithm to report these microbiota changes as a dysbiosis index (DI). Fecal DNA from 95 healthy dogs and 106 dogs with histologically confirmed CE was analyzed. Samples were grouped into a training set and a validation set...
October 11, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033923/emerging-trends-in-smart-probiotics-functional-consideration-for-the-development-of-novel-health-and-industrial-applications
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REVIEW
Racha El Hage, Emma Hernandez-Sanabria, Tom Van de Wiele
The link between gut microbiota and human health is well-recognized and described. This ultimate impact on the host has contributed to explain the mutual dependence between humans and their gut bacteria. Gut microbiota can be manipulated through passive or active strategies. The former includes diet, lifestyle, and environment, while the latter comprise antibiotics, pre- and probiotics. Historically, conventional probiotic strategies included a phylogenetically limited diversity of bacteria and some yeast strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029078/prebiotic-potential-of-pectin-and-pectic-oligosaccharides-to-promote-anti-inflammatory-commensal-bacteria-in-the-human-colon
#3
Wing Sun Faith Chung, Marjolein Meijerink, Birgitte Zeuner, Jesper Holck, Petra Louis, Anne Meyer, Jerry M Wells, Harry J Flint, Sylvia H Duncan
Dietary plant cell wall carbohydrates are important in modulating the composition and metabolism of the complex gut microbiota, which can impact on health. Pectin is a major component of plant cell walls. Based on studies in model systems and available bacterial isolates and genomes, the capacity to utilize pectins for growth is widespread among colonic Bacteroidetes but relatively uncommon among Firmicutes. One Firmicutes species promoted by pectin is Eubacterium eligens. E. eligens DSM3376 utilizes apple pectin and encodes a broad repertoire of pectinolytic enzymes, including a highly abundant pectate lyase of around 200 kDa that is expressed constitutively...
October 3, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022554/corrigendum-description-of-two-novel-members-of-the-family-erysipelotrichaceae-ileibacterium-valens-gen-nov-sp-nov-and-dubosiella-newyorkensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-from-the-murine-intestine-and-emendation-to-the-description-of-faecalibacterium-rodentium
#4
Laura M Cox, Jiho Sohn, Kerin L Tyrrell, Diane M Citron, Paul A Lawson, Nisha B Patel, Tadasu Iizumi, Guillermo I Perez-Perez, Ellie J C Goldstein, Martin J Blaser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018787/cesarean-section-formula-feeding-and-infant-antibiotic-exposure-separate-and-combined-impacts-on-gut-microbial-changes-in-later-infancy
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Farzana Yasmin, Hein Min Tun, Theodore Brian Konya, David S Guttman, Radha S Chari, Catherine J Field, Allan B Becker, Piush J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, James A Scott, Irina Dinu, Anita L Kozyrskyj
Established during infancy, our complex gut microbial community is shaped by medical interventions and societal preferences, such as cesarean section, formula feeding, and antibiotic use. We undertook this study to apply the significance analysis of microarrays (SAM) method to quantify changes in gut microbial composition during later infancy following the most common birth and postnatal exposures affecting infant gut microbial composition. Gut microbiota of 166 full-term infants in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development birth cohort were profiled using 16S high-throughput gene sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980453/cryopreservation-of-artificial-gut-microbiota-produced-with-in%C3%A2-vitro-fermentation-technology
#6
Lea Bircher, Clarissa Schwab, Annelies Geirnaert, Christophe Lacroix
Interest in faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has increased as therapy for intestinal diseases, but safety issues limit its widespread use. Intestinal fermentation technology (IFT) can produce controlled, diverse and metabolically active 'artificial' colonic microbiota as potential alternative to common FMT. However, suitable processing technology to store this artificial microbiota is lacking. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the two cryoprotectives, glycerol (15% v/v) and inulin (5% w/v) alone and in combination, in preserving short-chain fatty acid formation and recovery of major butyrate-producing bacteria in three artificial microbiota during cryopreservation for 3 months at -80°C...
October 4, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970823/new-insights-into-the-diversity-of-the-genus-faecalibacterium
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Leandro Benevides, Sriti Burman, Rebeca Martin, Véronique Robert, Muriel Thomas, Sylvie Miquel, Florian Chain, Harry Sokol, Luis G Bermudez-Humaran, Mark Morrison, Philippe Langella, Vasco A Azevedo, Jean-Marc Chatel, Siomar Soares
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is a commensal bacterium, ubiquitous in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals and humans. This species is a functionally important member of the microbiota and studies suggest it has an impact on the physiology and health of the host. F. prausnitzii is the only identified species in the genus Faecalibacterium, but a recent study clustered strains of this species in two different phylogroups. Here, we propose the existence of distinct species in this genus through the use of comparative genomics...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958174/dietary-soy-meat-and-fish-proteins-modulate-the-effects-of-prebiotic-raffinose-on-composition-and-fermentation-of-gut-microbiota-in-rats
#8
Gaowa Bai, Takeshi Tsuruta, Naoki Nishino
Soy, meat (mixture of pork and beef), and fish proteins were fed to rats with and without prebiotic raffinose (RAF), and the composition and fermentation of gut microbiota were examined. Bifidobacterium spp. populations were higher, and propionic acid concentration was lower in soy protein-fed than meat protein-fed rats. Likewise, Enterobacteriaceae populations were higher in fish protein-fed rats than other rats. RAF feeding increased Bifidobacterium spp. and decreased Faecalibacterium prausnitzii populations regardless of the dietary protein source...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955311/safety-of-novel-microbes-for-human-consumption-practical-examples-of-assessment-in-the-european-union
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REVIEW
Theodor Brodmann, Akihito Endo, Miguel Gueimonde, Gabriel Vinderola, Wolfgang Kneifel, Willem M de Vos, Seppo Salminen, Carlos Gómez-Gallego
Novel microbes are either newly isolated genera and species from natural sources or bacterial strains derived from existing bacteria. Novel microbes are gaining increasing attention for the general aims to preserve and modify foods and to modulate gut microbiota. The use of novel microbes to improve health outcomes is of particular interest because growing evidence points to the importance of gut microbiota in human health. As well, some recently isolated microorganisms have promise for use as probiotics, although in-depth assessment of their safety is necessary...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954640/impact-of-%C3%AE-2-1-fructan-on-faecal-community-change-results-from-a-placebo-controlled-randomised-double-blinded-cross-over-study-in-healthy-adults
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sandra T Clarke, Stephen P J Brooks, G Douglas Inglis, L Jay Yanke, Judy Green, Nicholas Petronella, D Dan Ramdath, Premysl Bercik, Julia M Green-Johnson, Martin Kalmokoff
Healthy adults (n 30) participated in a placebo-controlled, randomised, double-blinded, cross-over study consisting of two 28 d treatments (β2-1 fructan or maltodextrin; 3×5 g/d) separated by a 14-d washout. Subjects provided 1 d faecal collections at days 0 and 28 of each treatment. The ability of faecal bacteria to metabolise β2-1 fructan was common; eighty-seven species (thirty genera, and four phyla) were isolated using anaerobic medium containing β2-1 fructan as the sole carbohydrate source. β2-1 fructan altered the faecal community as determined through analysis of terminal restriction fragment length polymorphisms and 16S rRNA genes...
September 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954482/gut-microbiome-as-a-biomarker-of-cardiometabolic-disorders
#11
Anna Gózd-Barszczewska, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Piotr Barszczewski, Agata Młodzińska, Kinga Humińska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Europe and worldwide. One of the most important risk factors for atherosclerosis are lipid metabolism disorders, in particular hipercholesterolaemia. The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between gut microbiota composition and atherosclerosis risk factors, so in order that it might be used as a biomarker for coronary artery disease diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved middle-aged men in eastern Poland with central obesity (n=20), subjects with atherosclerosis (n=15) and those with no cardiovascular diseases (n=5)...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944067/intestinal-microbiota-is-altered-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-modified-by-probiotic-intervention
#12
Ashley A Hibberd, Anna Lyra, Arthur C Ouwehand, Peter Rolny, Helena Lindegren, Lennart Cedgård, Yvonne Wettergren
OBJECTIVE: The colonic microbiota is altered in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated the microbiota composition of patients with colon cancer compared with controls devoid of neoplastic or inflammatory disease and the potential to modify the colonic microbiota with probiotics. DESIGN: Biopsy samples were obtained from the normal mucosa and tumour during colonoscopy from 15 patients with colon cancer. Subsequent patient-matched samples were taken at surgery from the tumour and nearby mucosa from the patients with cancer, eight of whom had received two daily tablets totalling 1...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943876/dysbiosis-of-the-urinary-microbiota-associated-with-urine-levels-of-proinflammatory-chemokine-interleukin-8-in-female-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Zongxin Ling, Fengping Liu, Li Shao, Yiwen Cheng, Lanjuan Li
Evidence has shown that dysbiosis of the urinary microbiota existed in female type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Perturbations of intestinal microbiota are linked to proinflammatory chemokine interleukin-8 (IL-8); however, the correlations between urinary microbiota and IL-8 are not well studied. Here, we investigated the associations between the altered urinary microbiota and urinary IL-8 in female T2DM patients. A modified four-tube midstream urine technique was used to collect urine specimens from 70 female T2DM patients and 70 matched healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928206/microbial-metabolic-networks-at-the-mucus-layer-lead-to-diet-independent-butyrate-and-vitamin-b12-production-by-intestinal-symbionts
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Clara Belzer, Loo Wee Chia, Steven Aalvink, Bhawani Chamlagain, Vieno Piironen, Jan Knol, Willem M de Vos
Akkermansia muciniphila has evolved to specialize in the degradation and utilization of host mucus, which it may use as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen. Mucus degradation and fermentation by A. muciniphila are known to result in the liberation of oligosaccharides and subsequent production of acetate, which becomes directly available to microorganisms in the vicinity of the intestinal mucosa. Coculturing experiments of Amuciniphila with non-mucus-degrading butyrate-producing bacteria Anaerostipes caccae, Eubacterium hallii, and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii resulted in syntrophic growth and production of butyrate...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924190/microbiome-of-pacific-whiteleg-shrimp-reveals-differential-bacterial-community-composition-between-wild-aquacultured-and-ahpnd-ems-outbreak-conditions
#15
Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Alonso A Lopez-Zavala, Luigui Gallardo-Becerra, Alfredo Mendoza-Vargas, Filiberto Sánchez, Rodrigo Vichido, Luis G Brieba, Maria Teresa Viana, Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo, Adrián Ochoa-Leyva
Crustaceans form the second largest subphylum on Earth, which includes Litopeneaus vannamei (Pacific whiteleg shrimp), one of the most cultured shrimp worldwide. Despite efforts to study the shrimp microbiota, little is known about it from shrimp obtained from the open sea and the role that aquaculture plays in microbiota remodeling. Here, the microbiota from the hepatopancreas and intestine of wild type (wt) and aquacultured whiteleg shrimp and pond sediment from hatcheries were characterized using sequencing of seven hypervariable regions of the 16S rRNA gene...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923537/metagenomic-shotgun-sequencing-and-unbiased-metabolomic-profiling-identify-specific-human-gut-microbiota-and-metabolites-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-therapy-efficacy-in-melanoma-patients
#16
Arthur E Frankel, Laura A Coughlin, Jiwoong Kim, Thomas W Froehlich, Yang Xie, Eugene P Frenkel, Andrew Y Koh
This is the first prospective study of the effects of human gut microbiota and metabolites on immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICT) response in metastatic melanoma patients. Whereas many melanoma patients exhibit profound response to ICT, there are fewer options for patients failing ICT-particularly with BRAF-wild-type disease. In preclinical studies, specific gut microbiota promotes regression of melanoma in mice. We therefore conducted a study of the effects of pretreatment gut microbiota and metabolites on ICT Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors response in 39 metastatic melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab, nivolumab, ipilimumab plus nivolumab (IN), or pembrolizumab (P)...
October 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916564/modulation-of-the-gut-microbiome-a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery
#17
Yan Guo, Zhi-Ping Huang, Chao-Qian Liu, Lin Qi, Yuan Sheng, Da-Jin Zou
OBJECTIVE: Bariatric surgery is recommended for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent evidence suggested a strong connection between gut microbiota and bariatric surgery. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: The PubMed and OVID Embase were used and articles concerning bariatric surgery and gut microbiota were screened. The main outcome measures were alterations of gut microbiota after bariatric surgery and correlations between gut microbiota and host metabolism...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904265/changes-in-gut-microbial-ecology-and-immunological-responses-of-mice-fed-the-insoluble-fraction-of-brassica-rapa-l-that-was-fermented-or-not
#18
Sachi Tanaka, Kana Yamamoto, Chisato Hamajima, Fuka Takahashi, Kazuki Yamada, Kanon Furuya, Yutaka Uyeno
We aimed to investigate the effects of feeding fermented Brassica rapa L. on ecological and immunological changes in the mouse gut using in vitro cultivation tests and in vivo experiments in normal mice. In the preliminary in vitro study, two B. rapa L. products from different fermentation periods (one d [SF] or six months [LF]) were evaluated along with non-fermented vegetables (NF). Among the components of each product, the insoluble fraction resulted in the most prominent change such as a relative increase in butyrate production during a cultivation inoculated with mouse cecum contents...
September 27, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902124/guanylate-cyclase-c-activation-shapes-the-intestinal-microbiota-in-patients-with-familial-diarrhea-and-increased-susceptibility-for-crohn-s-disease
#19
Rune R Tronstad, Martin Kummen, Kristian Holm, Hilde L von Volkmann, Jarl A Anmarkrud, Marte L Høivik, Bjørn Moum, Odd H Gilja, Trygve Hausken, John Baines, Tom H Karlsen, Torunn Fiskerstrand, Johannes R Hov
BACKGROUND: With 25% prevalence of Crohn's disease, Familial GUCY2C diarrhea syndrome (FGDS) is a monogenic disorder potentially suited to study initiating factors in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to characterize the impact of an activating GUCY2C mutation on the gut microbiota in patients with FGDS controlling for Crohn's disease status and to determine whether changes share features with those observed in unrelated patients with IBD. METHODS: Bacterial DNA from fecal samples collected from patients with FGDS (N = 20), healthy relatives (N = 11), unrelated healthy individuals (N = 263), and IBD controls (N = 46) was subjected to sequencing of the V3-V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene to determine gut microbiota composition...
October 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888753/the-role-of-gut-microbiome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-prostate-cancer-a-prospective-pilot-study
#20
David M Golombos, Abimbola Ayangbesan, Padraic O'Malley, Patrick Lewicki, LaMont Barlow, Christopher E Barbieri, Chrystal Chan, Casey DuLong, Galeb Abu-Ali, Curtis Huttenhower, Douglas S Scherr
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate potential biomarkers or mechanistic principles involved with the gut microbiota and its impact on prostate cancer pathogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective case-control pilot study evaluating the gut microbiome of 20 men with either benign prostatic conditions (n = 8) or intermediate/high risk clinically localized prostate cancer (Gleason ≥4+3 cN0M0) (n = 12) undergoing care at tertiary referral center from 9/1/2015 - 3/1/2016...
September 6, 2017: Urology
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