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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667487/pre-colonization-with-the-commensal-fungus-candida-albicans-reduces-murine-susceptibility-to-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Laura Markey, Lamyaa Shaban, Erin R Green, Katherine P Lemon, Joan Mecsas, Carol A Kumamoto
Clostridium difficile is a major nosocomial pathogen responsible for close to half a million infections and 27,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Preceding antibiotic treatment is a major risk factor for C. difficile infection (CDI) leading to recognition that commensal microbes play a key role in resistance to CDI. Current antibiotic treatment of CDI is only partially successful due to a high rate of relapse. As a result, there is interest in understanding the effects of microbes on CDI susceptibility to support treatment of patients with probiotic microbes or entire microbial communities (e...
April 18, 2018: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666616/stem-cell-transcription-factor-foxo-controls-microbiome-resilience-in-hydra
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Benedikt M Mortzfeld, Jan Taubenheim, Sebastian Fraune, Alexander V Klimovich, Thomas C G Bosch
The aging process is considered to be the result of accumulating cellular deterioration in an individual organism over time. It can be affected by the combined influence of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors including life-style-associated events. In the non-senescent freshwater polyp Hydra , one of the classical model systems for evolutionary developmental biology and regeneration, transcription factor FoxO modulates both stem cell proliferation and innate immunity. This provides strong support for the role of FoxO as a critical rate-of-aging regulator...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666288/microbiota-and-metatranscriptome-changes-accompanying-the-onset-of-gingivitis
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Emily M Nowicki, Raghav Shroff, Jacqueline A Singleton, Diane E Renaud, Debra Wallace, Julie Drury, Jolene Zirnheld, Brock Colleti, Andrew D Ellington, Richard J Lamont, David A Scott, Marvin Whiteley
Over half of adults experience gingivitis, a mild yet treatable form of periodontal disease caused by the overgrowth of oral microbes. Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a more severe and irreversible disease, most commonly chronic periodontitis. While periodontal diseases are associated with a shift in the oral microbiota composition, it remains unclear how this shift impacts microbiota function early in disease progression. Here, we analyzed the transition from health to gingivitis through both 16S v4-v5 rRNA amplicon and metatranscriptome sequencing of subgingival plaque samples from individuals undergoing an experimental gingivitis treatment...
April 17, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665882/effects-of-antibiotic-resistance-ar-and-microbiota-shifts-on-campylobacter-jejuni-mediated-diseases
#4
Phillip T Brooks, Linda S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is an important zoonotic pathogen recently designated a serious antimicrobial resistant (AR) threat. While most patients with C. jejuni experience hemorrhagic colitis, serious autoimmune conditions can follow including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the acute neuropathy Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS). This review examines inter-relationships among factors mediating C. jejuni diarrheal versus autoimmune disease especially AR C. jejuni and microbiome shifts. Because both susceptible and AR C...
December 2017: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664968/water-system-is-a-controlling-variable-modulating-bacterial-diversity-of-gastrointestinal-tract-and-performance-in-rainbow-trout
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Omolola C Betiku, Carl J Yeoman, T Gibson Gaylord, Benjamin Americus, Sarah Olivo, Glenn C Duff, Wendy M Sealey
A two-phase feeding study evaluating performance of rainbow trout and comparing luminal and mucosal gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bacterial community compositions when fed two alternative protein diets in two rearing systems was conducted. Alternative protein diets (animal protein and plant protein diets) balanced with crystalline amino acids: lysine, methionine and threonine or unbalanced, were fed to rainbow trout in two separate water systems (recirculating (RR) and flow-through (FF)) for a period of 16 weeks...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664397/computer-guided-design-of-optimal-microbial-consortia-for-immune-system-modulation
#6
Richard R Stein, Takeshi Tanoue, Rose L Szabady, Shakti K Bhattarai, Bernat Olle, Jason M Norman, Wataru Suda, Kenshiro Oshima, Masahira Hattori, Georg K Gerber, Chris Sander, Kenya Honda, Vanni Bucci
Manipulation of the gut microbiota holds great promise for the treatment of diseases. However, a major challenge is the identification of therapeutically potent microbial consortia that colonize the host effectively while maximizing immunologic outcome. Here, we propose a novel workflow to select optimal immune-inducing consortia from microbiome composition and immune effectors measurements. Using published and newly generated microbial and regulatory T-cell (Treg ) data from germ-free mice, we estimate the contribution of twelve Clostridia strains with known immune-modulating effect to Treg induction...
April 17, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660405/microbiome-mediated-bile-acid-modification-role-in-intestinal-drug-absorption-and-metabolism
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REVIEW
Elaine F Enright, Brendan T Griffin, Cormac G M Gahan, Susan A Joyce
Once regarded obscure and underappreciated, the gut microbiota (the microbial communities colonizing the gastrointestinal tract) is gaining recognition as an influencer of many aspects of human health. Also increasingly apparent is the breadth of interindividual variation in these co-evolved microbial-gut associations, presenting novel quests to explore implications for disease and therapeutic response. In this respect, the unearthing of the drug-metabolizing capacity of the microbiota has provided impetus for the integration of microbiological and pharmacological research...
April 13, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658991/novel-de-novo-synthesized-phosphate-carrier-compound-aba-peg20k-pi20-suppresses-collagenase-production-in-enterococcus-faecalis-and-prevents-colonic-anastomotic-leak-in-an-experimental-model
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M Wiegerinck, S K Hyoju, J Mao, A Zaborin, C Adriaansens, E Salzman, N H Hyman, O Zaborina, H van Goor, J C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: Previous work has demonstrated that anastomotic leak can be caused by collagenolytic bacteria such as Enterococcus faecalis via an effect on wound collagen. In humans, E. faecalis is the organism cultured most commonly from a leaking anastomosis, and is not routinely eliminated by standard oral or intravenous antibiotics. Novel strategies are needed to contain the virulence of this pathogen when present on anastomotic tissues. METHODS: Polyphosphorylated polymer ABA-PEG20k-Pi20 was tested in mice for its ability to prevent anastomotic leak caused by collagenolytic E...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658476/-microbiota-establishment-an-in-utero-colonization-decisive-for-future-health
#9
Rémi Gschwind, Thierry Fournier, Marie-José Butel, Sandra Wydau-Dematteis
Some diseases seem to have a developmental origin. Today, the microbiota is recognized as a determinant in health and diseases and one important step is its establishment in the neonate. Some variations in its composition including an imbalance (also called dysbiosis) have been associated to several pathologies. Recent studies suggest a bacterial colonization in the non-pregnant uterus, in the amniotic fluid and in the placenta, which were previously thought sterile. So, during deve-lopmental phases, the fetus could have encounter bacteria in utero...
April 2018: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650970/crosstalk-between-gut-microbiota-and-sirtuin-3-in-colonic-inflammation-and-tumorigenesis
#10
Yong Zhang, Xiao-Lan Wang, Min Zhou, Chao Kang, He-Dong Lang, Meng-Ting Chen, Suo-Cheng Hui, Bin Wang, Man-Tian Mi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a disease involving a variety of genetic and environmental factors. Sirtuin-3 (Sirt3) is expressed at a low level in cancer tissues of CRC, but it is unclear how Sirt3 modulates colonic tumorigenesis. In this study, we found that gut microbiota play a central role in the resistance to CRC tumor formation in wild-type (WT) mice through APC (Adenomatous Polyposis Coli)-mutant mouse microbiota transfer via Wnt signaling. We also found that Sirt3-deficient mice were hypersusceptible to colonic inflammation and tumor development through altered intestinal integrity and p38 signaling, respectively...
April 13, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644870/a-novel-polyphenolic-prebiotic-and-probiotic-formulation-have-synergistic-effects-on-the-gut-microbiota-influencing-drosophila-melanogaster-physiology
#11
Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash
The gut microbiota is a vast community of synergistic bacterial species providing health benefits to the host. Imbalances in the gut microbiota (dysbiosis) due to diet, antibiotic use, age and stress contribute to disease development including diabetes, obesity, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammaging and neurodegeneration. Fortunately, a probiotic regime with a diet rich in prebiotics may reverse dysbiosis promoting health and wellness in age. The current study designs, optimizes and tests a novel probiotic and synbiotic formulation consisting of three metabolically active probiotics Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus fermentum and Bifidobacteria infantis together with a novel polyphenol-rich prebiotic, Triphala...
April 12, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644622/microbial-metabolites-short-chain-fatty-acids-restrain-tissue-bacterial-load-chronic-inflammation-and-associated-cancer-in-the-colon-of-mice
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Myunghoo Kim, Leon Friesen, Jeongho Park, Hyungjin M Kim, Chang H Kim
The intestinal immune system is regulated by microbes and their metabolites. The roles of gut microbial metabolites in regulating intestinal inflammation and tumorigenesis are incompletely understood. We systematically studied the roles of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and their receptors (GPR43 or GPR41) in regulating tissue bacterial load, acute versus chronic inflammatory responses, and intestinal cancer development. SCFA receptor-, particularly GPR43-, deficient mice were defective in mounting appropriate acute immune responses to promote barrier immunity, and developed uncontrolled chronic inflammatory responses following epithelial damage...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643849/insights-into-vaginal-bacterial-communities-and-metabolic-profiles-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-positioning-between-eubiosis-and-dysbiosis
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Carola Parolin, Claudio Foschi, Luca Laghi, Chenglin Zhu, Nicoletta Banzola, Valeria Gaspari, Antonietta D'Antuono, Barbara Giordani, Marco Severgnini, Clarissa Consolandi, Melissa Salvo, Roberto Cevenini, Beatrice Vitali, Antonella Marangoni
The vaginal microbiota plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and functioning of the female genital tract, preventing the colonization of urogenital pathogens and sexually transmitted infections. In this study, we characterized the vaginal bacterial communities and the metabolome associated to Chlamydia trachomatis infection (CT: 20 women), compared to healthy condition (H: 22 women) and bacterial vaginosis (BV: 19 women). A microarray-based tool (VaginArray), implemented with a real-time PCR for Gardnerella vaginalis , was used to determine the vaginal bacterial composition, whereas the metabolic profiles were assessed by a proton-based nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H-NMR) spectroscopy...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629900/recipient-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-control-gvhd-within-the-colon
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Antiopi Varelias, Mark D Bunting, Kate L Ormerod, Motoko Koyama, Stuart D Olver, Jasmin Straube, Rachel D Kuns, Renee J Robb, Andrea S Henden, Leanne Cooper, Nancy Lachner, Kate H Gartlan, Olivier Lantz, Lars Kjer-Nielsen, Jeffrey Yw Mak, David P Fairlie, Andrew D Clouston, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn, Steven W Lane, Philip Hugenholtz, Geoffrey R Hill
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are a unique innate-like T cell subset that responds to a wide array of bacteria and yeast through recognition of riboflavin metabolites presented by the MHC class I-like molecule MR1. Here, we demonstrate using MR1 tetramers that recipient MAIT cells are present in small but definable numbers in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) target organs and protect from acute GVHD in the colon following bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Consistent with their preferential juxtaposition to microbial signals in the colon, recipient MAIT cells generate large amounts of IL-17A, promote gastrointestinal tract integrity, and limit the donor alloantigen presentation that in turn drives donor Th1 and Th17 expansion specifically in the colon after BMT...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629026/effect-of-vitamin-c-on-azoxymethane-aom-dextran-sulfate-sodium-dss-induced-colitis-associated-early-colon-cancer-in-mice
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Hee-Jin Jeon, Yiseul Yeom, Yoo-Sun Kim, Eunju Kim, Jae-Ho Shin, Pu Reum Seok, Moon Jea Woo, Yuri Kim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin C on inflammation, tumor development, and dysbiosis of intestinal microbiota in an azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced inflammation-associated early colon cancer mouse model. MATERIALS/METHODS: Male BALB/c mice were injected intraperitoneally with AOM [10 mg/kg body weight (b.w)] and given two 7-d cycles of 2% DSS drinking water with a 14 d inter-cycle interval...
April 2018: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626602/protective-properties-of-combined-fungal-polysaccharides-from-cordyceps-sinensis-and-ganoderma-atrum-on-colon-immune-dysfunction
#16
Song-Tao Fan, Shao-Ping Nie, Xiao-Jun Huang, Sunan Wang, Jie-Lun Hu, Jun-Hua Xie, Qi-Xing Nie, Ming-Yong Xie
In vivo an ecological network of polysaccharides utilization by gut microbiota is not only an intense competition but also an impressive cooperation pattern. The present study evaluated the in vivo protective effect of combined fungal polysaccharides (CFP) from Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma atrum on colon immune dysfunction, induced by 150 mg/kg cyclophosphamide (CP). The results showed that C. sinensis polysaccharides (CSP) significantly promoted microbial-derived butyrate to improve histone h3 acetylation mediating regulatory T (Treg) cell specific Foxp3, as well as significantly restored CP-induced elevation of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-21...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626219/smoking-and-the-intestinal-microbiome
#17
REVIEW
Ziv Savin, Shaye Kivity, Hagith Yonath, Shoenfeld Yehuda
Studies are emerging alluding to the role of intestinal microbiome in the pathogenesis of diseases. Intestinal microbiome is susceptible to the influence of environmental factors such as smoking, and recent studies have indicated microbiome alterations in smokers. The aim of the study was to review the literature regarding the impact of smoking on the intestinal microbiome. A literature review of publications in PUBMED was performed using combinations of the terms "Intestinal/Gut/Gastrointestinal/Colonic" with "Microbiome/Microbiota/Microbial/Flora" and "Smoking/Smoker/Tobacco"...
April 6, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623708/-gut-microbiota-its-development-and-relation-to-certain-diseases
#18
Hana Kiňová Sepová, Boris Dudík, Andrea Bilková
Coexistence of humans with microorganisms is well known for a long time. Besides the association with infectious diseases, personal microbiota is important for human health, possibly for some non-infectious diseases. Colonization of the human body with appropriate microorganisms after delivery is essential for physiological immune system maturation and also has an influence on central nervous system development. The composition of the gut microbiota is affected by the mode of delivery, early life nutrition and last but not least by lifestyle and drug, especially antibiotics intake...
2018: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623445/role-of-the-microbiome-in-food-allergy
#19
REVIEW
Hsi-En Ho, Supinda Bunyavanich
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Resident microbial communities likely modify risk for allergic disorders, including food allergy. We review epidemiologic studies linking microbial exposures to food allergy risk and discuss the mechanisms by which the microbiome may modulate oral tolerance. We additionally address ongoing translational efforts in human microbiome studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiologic studies and murine models support that altered microbial exposures and colonization in early life modify food allergy risk...
April 5, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621590/vancomycin-resistance-in-enterococcus-faecium-isolated-from-danish-chicken-meat-is-located-on-a-pvef4-like-plasmid-persisting-in-poultry-for-18-years
#20
Helena Leinweber, Sulaiman M I Alotaibi, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Frank Hansen, Henrik Hasman, Valeria Bortolaia, Anette M Hammerum, Hanne Ingmer
The occurrence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) in food has public health relevance since foodborne VREfm may colonize the gut of consumers and transfer vancomycin resistance genes to the indigenous gut microbiota. Therefore, we determined occurrence and elucidated genetic traits of VREfm in Danish retail chicken meat. Three out of 40 samples (7.5%) from two slaughterhouses yielded VREfm (vancomycin MIC > 32mg/L). This is the first report of VREfm in Danish retail poultry meat since 2010 (DANMAP)...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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