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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723942/comparative-analysis-of-vaginal-microbiota-sampling-using-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
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Seppo Virtanen, Ilkka Kalliala, Pekka Nieminen, Anne Salonen
BACKGROUND: Molecular methods such as next-generation sequencing are actively being employed to characterize the vaginal microbiota in health and disease. Previous studies have focused on characterizing the biological variation in the microbiota, and less is known about how factors related to sampling contribute to the results. Our aim was to investigate the impact of a sampling device and anatomical sampling site on the quantitative and qualitative outcomes relevant for vaginal microbiota research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721502/mucin-cross-feeding-of-infant-bifidobacteria-and-eubacterium-hallii
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Vera Bunesova, Christophe Lacroix, Clarissa Schwab
Mucus production is initiated before birth and provides mucin glycans to the infant gut microbiota. Bifidobacteria are the major bacterial group in the feces of vaginally delivered and breast milk-fed infants. Among the bifidobacteria, only Bifidobacterium bifidum is able to degrade mucin and to release monosaccharides which can be used by other gut microbes colonizing the infant gut. Eubacterium hallii is an early occurring commensal that produces butyrate and propionate from fermentation metabolites but that cannot degrade complex oligo- and polysaccharides...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704429/effects-of-coconut-oil-on-glycemia-inflammation-and-urogenital-microbial-parameters-in-female-ossabaw-mini-pigs
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Annie E Newell-Fugate, Katherine Lenz, Cassandra Skenandore, Romana A Nowak, Bryan A White, Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming
Forty percent of American women are obese and at risk for type II diabetes, impaired immune function, and altered microbiome diversity, thus impacting overall health. We investigated whether obesity induced by an excess calorie, high fat diet containing hydrogenated fats, fructose, and coconut oil (HFD) altered glucose homeostasis, peripheral immunity, and urogenital microbial dynamics. We hypothesized that HFD would cause hyperglycemia, increase peripheral inflammation, and alter urogenital microbiota to favor bacterial taxonomy associated with inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700747/the-association-between-ethnicity-and-vaginal-microbiota-composition-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands
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Hanneke Borgdorff, Charlotte van der Veer, Robin van Houdt, Catharina J Alberts, Henry J de Vries, Sylvia M Bruisten, Marieke B Snijder, Maria Prins, Suzanne E Geerlings, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Janneke H H M van de Wijgert
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ethnicity is independently associated with vaginal microbiota (VMB) composition in women living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as has been shown for American women. METHODS: Women (18-34 years, non-pregnant, N = 610) representing the six largest ethnic groups (Dutch, African Surinamese, South-Asian Surinamese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Ghanaian) were sampled from the population-based HELIUS study. Sampling was performed irrespective of health status or healthcare seeking behavior...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681204/association-of-asymptomatic-bacterial-vaginosis-with-persistence-of-female-genital-human-papillomavirus-infection
#5
K Kero, J Rautava, K Syrjänen, S Grenman, S Syrjänen
More data are needed on the role of abnormal vaginal microbiota in the natural history of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Our purpose was to study the prevalence of mixed flora (MF), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infection in women with known HPV outcomes during the 72-month follow-up (FU). Asymptomatic pregnant women (N = 329) were enrolled in the third trimester of their pregnancy. Pap smears and HPV genotyping samples were taken at baseline and at 12-, 24-, 36- and 72-month FU visits, with one additional sample at 2 months for HPV...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674502/treatment-of-abnormal-vaginal-microbiota-before-frozen-embryo-transfer-case-report-and-minireview-to-discuss-the-longitudinal-treatment-efficacy-of-oral-clindamycin
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Thor Haahr, Helle O Elbaek, Rita J Laursen, Birgit Alsbjerg, Jørgen S Jensen, Peter Humaidan
Abnormal vaginal microbiota (AVM) or bacterial vaginosis (BV) might negatively impact reproductive outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, before randomized controlled trials are initiated to investigate cause and effect, it is necessary to establish the optimal treatment for AVM. Metronidazole seems ineffective to treat the biofilm in AVM; thus, clindamycin could be suggested as a relevant antibiotic agent for future intervention based studies. In the present case report, we present the first longitudinal follow-up of the vaginal microbiota with molecular methods during and after oral clindamycin treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651630/maternal-inheritance-of-bifidobacterial-communities-and-bifidophages-in-infants-through-vertical-transmission
#7
Sabrina Duranti, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Leonardo Mancabelli, Federica Armanini, Francesca Turroni, Kieran James, Pamela Ferretti, Valentina Gorfer, Chiara Ferrario, Christian Milani, Marta Mangifesta, Rosaria Anzalone, Moreno Zolfo, Alice Viappiani, Edoardo Pasolli, Ilaria Bariletti, Rosarita Canto, Rosanna Clementi, Marina Cologna, Tiziana Crifò, Giuseppina Cusumano, Sabina Fedi, Stefania Gottardi, Claudia Innamorati, Caterina Masè, Daniela Postai, Daniela Savoi, Massimo Soffiati, Saverio Tateo, Anna Pedrotti, Nicola Segata, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: The correct establishment of the human gut microbiota represents a crucial development that commences at birth. Different hypotheses propose that the infant gut microbiota is derived from, among other sources, the mother's fecal/vaginal microbiota and human milk. RESULTS: The composition of bifidobacterial communities of 25 mother-infant pairs was investigated based on an internal transcribed spacer (ITS) approach, combined with cultivation-mediated and genomic analyses...
June 26, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644357/effect-of-synbiotic-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-cesarean-delivered-infants-a-randomized-double-blind-multicenter-study
#8
Mei Chin Chua, Kaouther Ben-Amor, Christophe Lay, Anne G E Neo, Wei Chin Chiang, Rajeshwar Rao, Charmaine Chew, Surasith Chaithongwongwatthana, Nipon Khemapech, Jan Knol, Voranush Chongsrisawat
We determined the effect of short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides (scGOS), long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (lcFOS) and Bifidobacterium breve M-16V on the gut microbiota of cesarean-born infants. Infants were randomized to receive a standard formula (control), the same with scGOS/lcFOS and B. breve M-16V (synbiotic), or with scGOS/lcFOS (prebiotic) from birth until week 16, 30 subjects born vaginally were included as a reference group. Synbiotic supplementation resulted in a higher bifidobacteria proportion from day 3/5 (P < 0...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640154/vaginal-microbiota-and-genitourinary-menopausal-symptoms-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#9
Caroline M Mitchell, Sujatha Srinivasan, Xiang Zhan, Michael C Wu, Susan D Reed, Katherine A Guthrie, Andrea Z LaCroix, Tina Fiedler, Matthew Munch, Congzhou Liu, Noah G Hoffman, Ian A Blair, Katherine Newton, Ellen W Freeman, Hadine Joffe, Lee Cohen, David N Fredricks
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between the composition of the vaginal microbiota and genitourinary menopausal symptoms, serum estrogen, and vaginal glycogen. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 88 women aged 40 to 62 years, enrolled in a hot flash treatment trial, provided vaginal swabs and a blood sample at enrollment. Bacterial communities were characterized using 16S rRNA PCR and deep sequencing targeting the V3-V4 region. Quantities of Lactobacillus crispatus and Lactobacillus iners were measured using qPCR...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624570/effects-of-intrauterine-contraception-on-the-vaginal-microbiota
#10
Christine M Bassis, Jenifer E Allsworth, Heather N Wahl, Daniel E Sack, Vincent B Young, Jason D Bell
OBJECTIVES: There have been conflicting reports of altered vaginal microbiota and infection susceptibility associated with contraception use. The objectives of this study were to determine if intrauterine contraception altered the vaginal microbiota and to compare the effects of a copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) and a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) on the vaginal microbiota. STUDY DESIGN: DNA was isolated from the vaginal swab samples of 76 women using Cu-IUD (n=36) or LNG-IUS (n=40) collected prior to insertion of intrauterine contraception (baseline) and at 6 months...
June 15, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611760/bacterial-composition-and-diversity-in-breast-milk-samples-from-mothers-living-in-taiwan-and-mainland-china
#11
Shiao-Wen Li, Koichi Watanabe, Chih-Chieh Hsu, Shiou-Huei Chao, Zheng-Hua Yang, Yan-Jun Lin, Chun-Chiang Chen, Yong-Mei Cao, Hsuan-Cheng Huang, Chuan-Hsiung Chang, Ying-Chieh Tsai
Human breast milk is widely recognized as the best source of nutrients for healthy growth and development of infants; it contains a diverse microbiota. Here, we characterized the diversity of the microbiota in the breast milk of East Asian women and assessed whether delivery mode influenced the microbiota in the milk of healthy breast-feeding mothers. We profiled the microbiota in breast milk samples collected from 133 healthy mothers in Taiwan and in six regions of mainland China (Central, East, North, Northeast, South, and Southwest China) by using 16S rRNA pyrosequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597813/therapeutic-opportunities-in-the-vaginal-microbiome
#12
Gregor Reid
The reproductive tract of females lies at the core of humanity. The immensely complex process that leads to successful reproduction is miraculous yet invariably successful. Microorganisms have always been a cause for concern for their ability to infect this region, yet it is other, nonpathogenic microbial constituents now uncovered by sequencing technologies that offer hope for improving health. The universality of Lactobacillus species being associated with health is the basis for therapeutic opportunities, including through engineered strains...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594946/association-of-vaginal-dysbiosis-and-biofilm-with-contraceptive-vaginal-ring-biomass-in-african-women
#13
Liselotte Hardy, Vicky Jespers, Irith De Baetselier, Jozefien Buyze, Lambert Mwambarangwe, Viateur Musengamana, Janneke van de Wijgert, Tania Crucitti
We investigated the presence, density and bacterial composition of contraceptive vaginal ring biomass and its association with the vaginal microbiome. Of 415 rings worn by 120 Rwandese women for three weeks, the biomass density was assessed with crystal violet and the bacterial composition of biomass eluates was assessed with quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). The biomass was visualised after fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) and with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The vaginal microbiome was assessed with Nugent scoring and vaginal biofilm was visualised after FISH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594642/ce-health-and-the-human-microbiome-a-primer-for-nurses
#14
Katie Gresia McElroy, Seon-Yoon Chung, Mary Regan
: The profound impact of the human microbiome on health makes it imperative that nurses understand the basic structures and functions of the various microbial communities. In studying the human microbiome, advances in DNA and RNA sequencing technology offer benefits over traditional culture-based methods. Such technology has permitted more thorough investigations of microbial communities, particularly those of the gastrointestinal (GI) and female reproductive tracts. Although individual variations exist, each site exhibits distinct compositions...
July 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585849/-contemporary-technicqes-in-diagnostic-patients-with-vaginal-microbiota
#15
D Leško, V Buchta, M Salavec, P Jílek, J Kestřánek, A Drbohlavová, J Špaček
OBJECTIVE: Review of literature dealing with the specificity of the vagina from the standpoint of microbial colonization. DESIGN: Literature review. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital and Medical Faculty in Hradec Kralove, Charles University Prague. METHODS: Analysis of the literature review and personal experience dealing with vaginal microbiota...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580872/effects-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-on-bacterial-vaginal-pathogens
#16
Lucia Bertuccini, Rosario Russo, Francesca Iosi, Fabiana Superti
The human vagina is colonized by a variety of microbes. Lactobacilli are the most common, mainly in healthy women; however, the microbiota composition can change rapidly, leading to infection or to a state in which potential pathogenic microorganisms co-exist with other commensals. In premenopausal women, urogenital infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis, remain an important health problem. Treatment of these infections involves different kind of antibiotics; however, the recurrence rate remains high, and it must be also underlined that antibiotics are unable to spontaneously restore normal flora characterized by an abundant community of Lactobacilli...
June 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579980/vaginal-lactobacillus-inhibits-hiv-1-replication-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo
#17
Rogers A Ñahui Palomino, Sonia Zicari, Christophe Vanpouille, Beatrice Vitali, Leonid Margolis
Lactobacillus species, which dominate vaginal microbiota of healthy reproductive-age women, lower the risks of sexually transmitted infections, including the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. The exact mechanisms of this protection remain to be understood. Here, we investigated these mechanisms in the context of human cervico-vaginal and lymphoid tissues ex vivo. We found that all six Lactobacillus strains tested in these systems significantly suppressed HIV type-1 (HIV-1) infection. We identified at least three factors that mediated this suppression: (i) Acidification of the medium...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572388/vaginal-bacteria-modify-hiv-tenofovir-microbicide-efficacy-in-african-women
#18
Nichole R Klatt, Ryan Cheu, Kenzie Birse, Alexander S Zevin, Michelle Perner, Laura Noël-Romas, Anneke Grobler, Garrett Westmacott, Irene Y Xie, Jennifer Butler, Leila Mansoor, Lyle R McKinnon, Jo-Ann S Passmore, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Adam D Burgener
Antiretroviral-based strategies for HIV prevention have shown inconsistent results in women. We investigated whether vaginal microbiota modulated tenofovir gel microbicide efficacy in the CAPRISA (Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa) 004 trial. Two major vaginal bacterial community types-one dominated by Lactobacillus (59.2%) and the other where Gardnerella vaginalis predominated with other anaerobic bacteria (40.8%)-were identified in 688 women profiled. Tenofovir reduced HIV incidence by 61% (P = 0...
June 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562623/relationship-between-nugent-score-and-vaginal-epithelial-exfoliation
#19
Courtney P Amegashie, Nicole M Gilbert, Jeffrey F Peipert, Jenifer E Allsworth, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
OBJECTIVE: Clue cells characteristic of bacterial vaginosis (BV) are thought to arise due to exfoliation of the vaginal epithelium; however, there is little published data connecting total numbers of epithelial cells to markers of BV. The purpose of this study was to enumerate exfoliated epithelial cells (independent of clue cells) and examine the relationship to Nugent score. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional sub-study of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554813/impact-of-exopolysaccharides-epss-of-lactobacillus-gasseri-strains-isolated-from-human-vagina-on-cervical-tumor-cells-hela
#20
Tolga Sungur, Belma Aslim, Cagtay Karaaslan, Busra Aktas
Lactobacilli, commonly used as probiotics, have been shown to maintain vaginal health and contribute to host microbiota interaction. Exopolysaccharides (EPSs) produced by lactobacillus have been found to have an important role in probiotic activity; however, there is limited knowledge concerning their impact on cervical cancer and urogenital health. The objective of this study is to investigate and compare EPSs of L. gasseri strains (G10 and H15), isolated from a healthy human vagina, for their capability to inhibit cervical cancer cell (HeLa) growth and modulate immune response...
May 26, 2017: Anaerobe
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