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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196961/bacterial-topography-of-the-healthy-human-lower-respiratory-tract
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Robert P Dickson, John R Erb-Downward, Christine M Freeman, Lisa McCloskey, Nicole R Falkowski, Gary B Huffnagle, Jeffrey L Curtis
Although culture-independent techniques have refuted lung sterility in health, controversy about contamination during bronchoscope passage through the upper respiratory tract (URT) has impeded research progress. We sought to establish whether bronchoscopic sampling accurately reflects the lung microbiome in health and to distinguish between two proposed routes of authentic microbial immigration, (i) dispersion along contiguous respiratory mucosa and (ii) subclinical microaspiration. During bronchoscopy of eight adult volunteers without lung disease, we performed seven protected specimen brushings (PSB) and bilateral bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) per subject...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187782/sputum-dna-sequencing-in-cystic-fibrosis-non-invasive-access-to-the-lung-microbiome-and-to-pathogen-details
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Rounak Feigelman, Christian R Kahlert, Florent Baty, Frank Rassouli, Rebekka L Kleiner, Philipp Kohler, Martin H Brutsche, Christian von Mering
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disorder, characterized by chronic microbial lung infections due to abnormally viscous mucus secretions within airways. The clinical management of CF typically involves regular respiratory-tract cultures in order to identify pathogens and to guide treatment. However, culture-based methods can miss atypical or slow-growing microbes. Furthermore, the isolated microbes are often not classified at the strain level due to limited taxonomic resolution...
February 10, 2017: Microbiome
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/28178425/synthetic-cystic-fibrosis-sputum-medium-diminishes-i-burkholderia-cenocepacia-i-antifungal-activity-against-i-aspergillus-fumigatus-i-independently-of-phenylacetic-acid-production
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Tasia Joy Lightly, Ryan R Phung, John L Sorensen, Silvia T Cardona
Phenylacetic acid (PAA), an intermediate of phenylalanine degradation, is emerging as a signal molecule in microbial interactions with the host. In this work, we explore the presence of phenylalanine and PAA catabolism in three microbial pathogens of the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung microbiome: <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i>, <i>Burkholderia cenocepacia</i> and <i>Aspergillus fumigatus</i>. While <i>in silico</i> analysis of <i>B. cenocepacia</i> J2315 and <i>A...
February 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167233/taste-and-smell-gpcrs-in-the-lung-evidence-for-a-previously-unrecognized-widespread-chemosensory-system
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REVIEW
Steven S An, Stephen B Liggett
Taste and smell receptor expression has been traditionally limited to the tongue and nose. We have identified bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs) and olfactory receptors (ORs) on human airway smooth muscle (HASM) cells. TAS2Rs signal to PLCβ evoking an increase in [Ca(2+)]i causing membrane hyperpolarization and marked HASM relaxation ascertained by single cell, ex vivo, and in vivo methods. The presence of TAS2Rs in the lung was unexpected, as was the bronchodilatory function which has been shown to be due to signaling within specific microdomains of the cell...
February 4, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157391/microbes-associate-with-host-innate-immune-response-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Yong Huang, Shwu-Fan Ma, Milena S Espindola, Rekha Vij, Justin M Oldham, Gary B Huffnagle, John R Erb-Downward, Kevin R Flaherty, Beth B Moore, Eric S White, Tong Zhou, Jianrong Li, Yves A Lussier, MeiLan K Han, Naftali Kaminski, Joe G N Garcia, Cory M Hogaboam, Fernando J Martinez, Imre Noth
RATIONALE: Differences in the lung microbial community influence idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progression. Whether the lung microbiome influences IPF host defense remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To explore the host immune response and microbial interaction in IPF, as they relate to progression-free survival (PFS), fibroblast function, and leukocyte phenotypes. METHODS: Paired microarray gene expression data from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and 16s rRNA sequencing data from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) obtained as part of the COMET-IPF study were used to conduct association pathway analyses...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129336/airway-microbial-community-turnover-differs-by-bpd-severity-in-ventilated-preterm-infants
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Brandie D Wagner, Marci K Sontag, J Kirk Harris, Joshua I Miller, Lindsey Morrow, Charles E Robertson, Mark Stephens, Brenda B Poindexter, Steven H Abman, Peter M Mourani
Preterm birth exposes the developing lung to an environment with direct exposure to bacteria, often facilitated by endotracheal intubation. Despite evidence linking bacterial infections to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), systematic studies of airway microbiota are limited. The objective was to identify specific patterns of the early respiratory tract microbiome from tracheal aspirates of mechanically ventilated preterm infants that are associated with the development and severity of BPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103814/the-respiratory-microbiome-in-bronchial-mucosa-and-secretions-from-severe-ige-mediated-asthma-patients
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Laura Millares, Guadalupe Bermudo, Vicente Pérez-Brocal, Christian Domingo, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Xavier Pomares, Andrés Moya, Eduard Monsó
BACKGROUND: The bronchial microbiome in chronic lung diseases presents an abnormal pattern, but its microbial composition and regional differences in severe asthma have not been sufficiently addressed. The aim of the study was to describe the bacterial community in bronchial mucosa and secretions of patients with severe chronic asthma chronically treated with corticosteroids in addition to usual care according to Global Initiative for Asthma. Bacterial community composition was obtained by 16S rRNA gene amplification and sequencing, and functional capabilities through PICRUSt...
January 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102970/microbiomes-in-respiratory-health-and-disease-an-asia-pacific-perspective
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REVIEW
Sanjay H Chotirmall, Shaan L Gellatly, Kurtis F Budden, Micheál Mac Aogain, Shakti D Shukla, David L A Wood, Philip Hugenholtz, Kevin Pethe, Philip M Hansbro
There is currently enormous interest in studying the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Microbiome's role is increasingly being applied to respiratory diseases, in particular COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The changes in respiratory microbiomes that occur in these diseases and how they are modified by environmental challenges such as cigarette smoke, air pollution and infection are being elucidated. There is also emerging evidence that gut microbiomes play a role in lung diseases through the modulation of systemic immune responses and can be modified by diet and antibiotic treatment...
February 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077127/navigating-social-and-ethical-challenges-of-biobanking-for-human-microbiome-research
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Kim H Chuong, David M Hwang, D Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie J Waters, Yvonne C W Yau, David S Guttman, Kieran C O'Doherty
BACKGROUND: Biobanks are considered to be key infrastructures for research development and have generated a lot of debate about their ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI). While the focus has been on human genomic research, rapid advances in human microbiome research further complicate the debate. DISCUSSION: We draw on two cystic fibrosis biobanks in Toronto, Canada, to illustrate our points. The biobanks have been established to facilitate sample and data sharing for research into the link between disease progression and microbial dynamics in the lungs of pediatric and adult patients...
January 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076867/identifying-host-genetic-variants-associated-with-microbiome-composition-by-testing-multiple-beta-diversity-matrices
#11
Xing Hua, James J Goedert, Maria Teresa Landi, Jianxin Shi
OBJECTIVES: Host genetics have been recently reported to affect human microbiome composition. We previously developed a statistical framework, microbiomeGWAS, to identify host genetic variants associated with microbiome composition by testing a distance matrix. However, statistical power depends on the choice of a microbiome distance matrix. To achieve more robust statistical power, we aim to extend microbiomeGWAS to test the association with many distance matrices, which are defined based on multilevel taxa abundances and phylogenetic information...
2016: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070760/the-generation-r-study-design-and-cohort-update-2017
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Marjolein N Kooijman, Claudia J Kruithof, Cornelia M van Duijn, Liesbeth Duijts, Oscar H Franco, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline C W Klaver, Aad van der Lugt, Johan P Mackenbach, Henriëtte A Moll, Robin P Peeters, Hein Raat, Edmond H H M Rings, Fernando Rivadeneira, Marc P van der Schroeff, Eric A P Steegers, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Frank C Verhulst, Eppo Wolvius, Janine F Felix, Vincent W V Jaddoe
The Generation R Study is a population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until adulthood. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes and causal pathways leading to normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life, childhood and young adulthood. This multidisciplinary study focuses on several health outcomes including behaviour and cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, hearing, heart and vascular development, infectious disease and immunity, oral health and facial growth, respiratory health, allergy and skin disorders of children and their parents...
December 2016: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067677/the-microbiome-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#13
Yudong Yin, Peter Hountras, Richard G Wunderink
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Discovery of a normal lung microbiome requires reassessment of our concepts of HAP/VAP pathogenesis and has important implications for clinical diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Changes in the microbiome of dental plaque are associated with increased risk of HAP/VAP. A transition to a lung microbiome enriched with gut flora is found in ARDS with an increased inflammatory response in patients with this change in microbial flora. A characteristic microbiome pattern of higher amounts of bacterial DNA, lower community diversity, and greater relative abundance of a single species characterize pneumonia and occasionally identify bacteria not found in culture...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045926/survival-and-intra-nuclear-trafficking-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-strategies-of-evasion-from-immune-surveillance
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Jamuna Vadivelu, Kumutha Malar Vellasamy, Jaikumar Thimma, Vanitha Mariappan, Wen-Tyng Kang, Leang-Chung Choh, Esaki M Shankar, Kum Thong Wong
BACKGROUND: During infection, successful bacterial clearance is achieved via the host immune system acting in conjunction with appropriate antibiotic therapy. However, it still remains a tip of the iceberg as to where persistent pathogens namely, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei) reside/hide to escape from host immune sensors and antimicrobial pressure. METHODS: We used transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate post-mortem tissue sections of patients with clinical melioidosis to identify the localisation of a recently identified gut microbiome, B...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035854/study-of-the-lung-microbiome-have-we-reached-the-end-of-the-beginning
#15
Alison Morris, Sonia C Flores
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January 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005424/the-lung-microbiome-and-airway-disease
#16
Susan V Lynch
A growing body of literature has demonstrated relationships between the composition of the airway microbiota (mixed-species communities of microbes that exist in the respiratory tract) and critical features of immune response and pulmonary function. These studies provide evidence that airway inflammatory status and capacity for repair are coassociated with specific taxonomic features of the airway microbiome. Although directionality has yet to be established, the fact that microbes are known drivers of inflammation and tissue damage suggests that in the context of chronic inflammatory airway disease, the composition and, more importantly, the function, of the pulmonary microbiome represent critical factors in defining airway disease outcomes...
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991430/bacteria-in-the-airways-of-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-are-genetically-capable-of-producing-vocs-in-breath
#17
Lieuwe D J Bos, Simone Meinardi, Donald Blake, Katrine Whiteson
Breath contains hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the composition of which is altered in a wide variety of diseases. Bacteria are implicated in the formation of VOCs, but the biochemical mechanisms that lead to the formation of breath VOCs remain largely hypothetical. We hypothesized that bacterial DNA fragments in sputum of CF patients could be sequenced to identify whether the bacteria present were capable of producing VOCs found in the breath of these patients. Breath from seven patients with cystic fibrosis was sampled and analyzed by gas-chromatography and mass-spectrometry...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987594/characterization-of-microbiome-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-comparing-with-benign-mass-like-lesions
#18
Sang Hoon Lee, Ji Yeon Sung, Dongeun Yong, Jongsik Chun, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Kyung Soo Chung, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Young Ae Kang, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Moo Suk Park
OBJECTIVES: Disruption in the stability of respiratory microbiota is known to be associated with many chronic respiratory diseases. However, only few studies have examined microbiomes in lung cancer. Therefore, we characterized and compared the microbiomes of patients with lung cancer and those with benign mass-like lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bronchoalveolar fluid was collected prospectively to evaluate lung masses in patients who had undergone bronchoscopies from May to September 2015...
December 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966551/the-respiratory-tract-microbiome-and-lung-inflammation-a-two-way-street
#19
REVIEW
G B Huffnagle, R P Dickson, N W Lukacs
The lungs are not sterile or free from bacteria; rather, they harbor a distinct microbiome whose composition is driven by different ecological rules than for the gastrointestinal tract. During disease, there is often a shift in community composition towards Gammaproteobacteria, the bacterial class that contains many common lung-associated gram-negative "pathogens." Numerous byproducts of host inflammation are growth factors for these bacteria. The extracellular nutrient supply for bacteria in the lungs, which is severely limited during health, markedly increases due to the presence of mucus and vascular permeability...
December 14, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925791/reemergence-of-lower-airway-microbiota-in-lung-transplant-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#20
Saad A Syed, Fiona J Whelan, Barbara Waddell, Harvey R Rabin, Michael D Parkins, Michael G Surette
RATIONALE: Chronic lung infections are a hallmark of cystic fibrosis; they are responsible for progressive airway destruction and ultimately lead to respiratory death or the requirement for life-saving bilateral lung transplant. Furthermore, recurrent isolation of airway pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the allograft after transplant is associated with adverse outcomes, including bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and acute infections. Little information exists on the impact of bilateral lung transplant on the lower-airway microbiota...
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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