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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126050/metagenomic-analysis-of-the-bacterial-communities-and-their-functional-profiles-in-water-and-sediments-of-the-apies-river-south-africa-as-a-function-of-land-use
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Akebe Luther King Abia, Arghavan Alisoltani, Jitendra Keshri, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa
Water quality is an important public health issue given that the presence of pathogenic organisms in such waters can adversely affect human and animal health. Despite the numerous studies conducted to assess the quality of environmental waters in many countries, limited efforts have been put on investigating the microbial quality of the sediments in developing countries and how this relates to different land uses. The present study evaluated the bacterial diversity in water and sediments in a highly used South African river to find out how the different land uses influenced the bacterial diversity, and to verify the human diseases functional classes of the bacterial populations...
November 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122821/metagenomic-deep-sequencing-of-aqueous-fluid-detects-intraocular-lymphomas
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John Gonzales, Thuy Doan, Jessica G Shantha, Michele Bloomer, Michael R Wilson, Joseph L DeRisi, Nisha Acharya
INTRODUCTION: Currently, the detection of pathogens or mutations associated with intraocular lymphomas heavily relies on prespecified, directed PCRs. With metagenomic deep sequencing (MDS), an unbiased high-throughput sequencing approach, all pathogens as well as all mutations present in the host's genome can be detected in the same small amount of ocular fluid. METHODS: In this cross-sectional case series, aqueous fluid samples from two patients were submitted to MDS to identify pathogens as well as common and rare cancer mutations...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120399/a-microbiomic-analysis-in-african-americans-with-colonic-lesions-reveals-streptococcus-sp-vt162-as-a-marker-of-neoplastic-transformation
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Hassan Brim, Shibu Yooseph, Edward Lee, Zaki Sherif, Muneer Abbas, Adeyinka O Laiyemo, Sudhir Varma, Manolito Torralba, Scot E Dowd, Karen E Nelson, Wimal Pathmasiri, Susan Sumner, Willem de Vos, Qiaoyi Liang, Jun Yu, Erwin Zoetendal, Hassan Ashktorab
Increasing evidence suggests a role of the gut microbiota in colorectal carcinogenesis (CRC). To detect bacterial markers of colorectal cancer in African Americans a metabolomic analysis was performed on fecal water extracts. DNA from stool samples of adenoma and healthy subjects and from colon cancer and matched normal tissues was analyzed to determine the microbiota composition (using 16S rDNA) and genomic content (metagenomics). Metagenomic functions with discriminative power between healthy and neoplastic specimens were established...
November 9, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113654/the-role-of-intestinal-bacteria-in-the-development-and-progression-of-gastrointestinal-tract-neoplasms
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Kosuke Mima, Shuji Ogino, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Koichi Kinoshita, Ryuichi Krashima, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
More than 100 trillion microorganisms inhabit the human intestinal tract and play important roles in health conditions and diseases, including cancer. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that specific bacteria and bacterial dysbiosis in the gastrointestinal tract can potentiate the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, producing tumor-promoting metabolites such as secondary bile acids, and suppressing antitumor immunity. Other bacterial species have been shown to produce short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which can suppress inflammation and carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104759/human-microbiome-signatures-of-differential-colorectal-cancer-drug-metabolism
#5
Leah Guthrie, Sanchit Gupta, Johanna Daily, Libusha Kelly
It is well appreciated that microbial metabolism of drugs can influence treatment efficacy. Microbial β-glucuronidases in the gut can reactivate the excreted, inactive metabolite of irinotecan, a first-line chemotherapeutic for metastatic colorectal cancer. Reactivation causes adverse drug responses, including severe diarrhea. However, a direct connection between irinotecan metabolism and the composition of an individual's gut microbiota has not previously been made. Here, we report quantitative evidence of inter-individual variability in microbiome metabolism of the inactive metabolite of irinotecan to its active form...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097494/gut-microbiome-influences-efficacy-of-pd-1-based-immunotherapy-against-epithelial-tumors
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Bertrand Routy, Emmanuelle Le Chatelier, Lisa Derosa, Connie P M Duong, Maryam Tidjani Alou, Romain Daillère, Aurélie Fluckiger, Meriem Messaoudene, Conrad Rauber, Maria P Roberti, Marine Fidelle, Caroline Flament, Vichnou Poirier-Colame, Paule Opolon, Christophe Klein, Kristina Iribarren, Laura Mondragón, Nicolas Jacquelot, Bo Qu, Gladys Ferrere, Céline Clémenson, Laura Mezquita, Jordi Remon Masip, Charles Naltet, Solenn Brosseau, Coureche Kaderbhai, Corentin Richard, Hira Rizvi, Florence Levenez, Nathalie Galleron, Benoit Quinquis, Nicolas Pons, Bernhard Ryffel, Véronique Minard-Colin, Patrick Gonin, Jean-Charles Soria, Eric Deutsch, Yohann Loriot, François Ghiringhelli, Gérard Zalcman, François Goldwasser, Bernard Escudier, Matthew D Hellmann, Alexander Eggermont, Didier Raoult, Laurence Albiges, Guido Kroemer, Laurence Zitvogel
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis induce sustained clinical responses in a sizeable minority of cancer patients. Here, we show that primary resistance to ICI can be due to abnormal gut microbiome composition. Antibiotics (ATB) inhibited the clinical benefit of ICI in patients with advanced cancer. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from cancer patients who responded to ICI (but not from non-responding patients) into germ-free or ATB-treated mice ameliorated the antitumor effects of PD-1 blockade...
November 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097493/gut-microbiome-modulates-response-to-anti-pd-1-immunotherapy-in-melanoma-patients
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V Gopalakrishnan, C N Spencer, L Nezi, A Reuben, M C Andrews, T V Karpinets, P A Prieto, D Vicente, K Hoffman, S C Wei, A P Cogdill, L Zhao, C W Hudgens, D S Hutchinson, T Manzo, M Petaccia de Macedo, T Cotechini, T Kumar, W S Chen, S M Reddy, R Szczepaniak Sloane, J Galloway-Pena, H Jiang, P L Chen, E J Shpall, K Rezvani, A M Alousi, R F Chemaly, S Shelburne, L M Vence, P C Okhuysen, V B Jensen, A G Swennes, F McAllister, E Marcelo Riquelme Sanchez, Y Zhang, E Le Chatelier, L Zitvogel, N Pons, J L Austin-Breneman, L E Haydu, E M Burton, J M Gardner, E Sirmans, J Hu, A J Lazar, T Tsujikawa, A Diab, H Tawbi, I C Glitza, W J Hwu, S P Patel, S E Woodman, R N Amaria, M A Davies, J E Gershenwald, P Hwu, J E Lee, J Zhang, L M Coussens, Z A Cooper, P A Futreal, C R Daniel, N J Ajami, J F Petrosino, M T Tetzlaff, P Sharma, J P Allison, R R Jenq, J A Wargo
Pre-clinical mouse models suggest that the gut microbiome modulates tumor response to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy; however, this has not been well-characterized in human cancer patients. Here we examined the oral and gut microbiome of melanoma patients undergoing anti-PD-1 immunotherapy (n=112). Significant differences were observed in the diversity and composition of the patient gut microbiome of responders (R) versus non-responders (NR). Analysis of patient fecal microbiome samples (n=43, 30R, 13NR) showed significantly higher alpha diversity (p<0...
November 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077792/unsupervised-multiple-kernel-learning-for-heterogeneous-data-integration
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Jérôme Mariette, Nathalie Villa-Vialaneix
Motivation: Recent high-throughput sequencing advances have expanded the breadth of available omics datasets and the integrated analysis of multiple datasets obtained on the same samples has allowed to gain important insights in a wide range of applications. However, the integration of various sources of information remains a challenge for systems biology since produced datasets are often of heterogeneous types, with the need of developing generic methods to take their different specificities into account...
October 25, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041989/links-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Veronika B Dubinkina, Alexander V Tyakht, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse has deleterious effects on human health by disrupting the functions of many organs and systems. Gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver diseases, with its composition manifesting expressed dysbiosis in patients suffering from alcoholic dependence. Due to its inherent plasticity, gut microbiota is an important target for prevention and treatment of these diseases. Identification of the impact of alcohol abuse with associated psychiatric symptoms on the gut community structure is confounded by the liver dysfunction...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029730/assessing-the-diversity-of-rodent-borne-viruses-exploring-of-high-throughput-sequencing-and-classical-amplification-sequencing-approaches
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Stephan Drewes, Petra Straková, Jan F Drexler, Jens Jacob, Rainer G Ulrich
Rodents are distributed throughout the world and interact with humans in many ways. They provide vital ecosystem services, some species are useful models in biomedical research and some are held as pet animals. However, many rodent species can have adverse effects such as damage to crops and stored produce, and they are of health concern because of the transmission of pathogens to humans and livestock. The first rodent viruses were discovered by isolation approaches and resulted in break-through knowledge in immunology, molecular and cell biology, and cancer research...
2017: Advances in Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983453/remote-sensing-between-liver-and-intestine-importance-of-microbial-metabolites
#11
Zidong Donna Fu, Julia Yue Cui
Recent technological advancements including metagenomics sequencing and metabolomics have allowed the discovery of critical functions of gut microbiota in obesity, malnutrition, neurological disorders, asthma, and xenobiotic metabolism. Classification of the human gut microbiome into distinct "enterotypes" has been proposed to serve as a new paradigm for understanding the interplay between microbial variation and human disease phenotypes, as many organs are affected by gut microbiota modifications during the pathogenesis of diseases...
June 2017: Current Pharmacology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983289/dietary-heme-induces-gut-dysbiosis-aggravates-colitis-and-potentiates-the-development-of-adenomas-in-mice
#12
Marco Constante, Gabriela Fragoso, Annie Calvé, Macha Samba-Mondonga, Manuela M Santos
Dietary heme can be used by colonic bacteria equipped with heme-uptake systems as a growth factor and thereby impact on the microbial community structure. The impact of heme on the gut microbiota composition may be particularly pertinent in chronic inflammation such as in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), where a strong association with gut dysbiosis has been consistently reported. In this study we investigated the influence of dietary heme on the gut microbiota and inferred metagenomic composition, and on chemically induced colitis and colitis-associated adenoma development in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957652/algorithmic-advances-and-applications-from-recomb-2017
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This Cell Systems Call features invited summaries of 32 of the 38 papers accepted for presentation in the "regular track" at the 2017 Research in Computational Molecular Biology conference. The editors have categorized the summaries into cancer genomics, genetics, mass spectrometry, metagenomics, network analysis, phylogenetics, sequence annotation, sequence informatics, single-cell data analysis, and structural biology.
September 27, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915922/recent-urbanization-in-china-is-correlated-with-a-westernized-microbiome-encoding-increased-virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes
#14
Kathryn Winglee, Annie Green Howard, Wei Sha, Raad Z Gharaibeh, Jiawu Liu, Donghui Jin, Anthony A Fodor, Penny Gordon-Larsen
BACKGROUND: Urbanization is associated with an increased risk for a number of diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cancer, which all also show associations with the microbiome. While microbial community composition has been shown to vary across continents and in traditional versus Westernized societies, few studies have examined urban-rural differences in neighboring communities within a single country undergoing rapid urbanization. In this study, we compared the gut microbiome, plasma metabolome, dietary habits, and health biomarkers of rural and urban people from a single Chinese province...
September 15, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904330/analysis-of-mucosa-associated-microbiota-in-colorectal-cancer
#15
Kehan Xu, Bo Jiang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the microbiota community structure, assess differences in intestinal bacterial types, and identify metagenomic biomarkers for disparate stages of colorectal cancer formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 160 individuals were recruited: 61 cases with non-tumor colon were regarded as the normal group, 47 cases with histology-substantiated colorectal adenomas were regarded as the adenoma group, and 52 cases with invasive adenocarcinomas were regarded as the cancer group...
September 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837129/large-scale-comparative-metagenomics-of-blastocystis-a-common-member-of-the-human-gut-microbiome
#16
Francesco Beghini, Edoardo Pasolli, Tin Duy Truong, Lorenza Putignani, Simone M Cacciò, Nicola Segata
The influence of unicellular eukaryotic microorganisms on human gut health and disease is still largely unexplored. Blastocystis spp. commonly colonize the gut, but its clinical significance and ecological role are currently unsettled. We have developed a high-sensitivity bioinformatic pipeline to detect Blastocystis subtypes (STs) from shotgun metagenomics, and applied it to 12 large data sets, comprising 1689 subjects of different geographic origin, disease status and lifestyle. We confirmed and extended previous observations on the high prevalence the microrganism in the population (14...
August 22, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803067/ppargc1a-is-upregulated-and-facilitates-lung-cancer-metastasis
#17
Jin-Dong Li, Qing-Chuan Feng, Yu Qi, Guanghui Cui, Song Zhao
Lung cancer remains a leading cause of cancer-related mortality, with metastatic progression remaining the single largest cause of lung cancer mortality. Hence it is imperative to determine reliable biomarkers for lung cancer prognosis. We performed quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis to explore epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) inducers that regulate EMT process in three patients with advanced lung cancer disease. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARGC1A) was uniformly the topmost overexpressed gene in all three human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient samples...
October 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766918/the-skin-microbiome-and-immune-system-potential-target-for-chemoprevention
#18
REVIEW
Mohammad Asif Sherwani, Saba Tufail, Anum Fatima Muzaffar, Nabiha Yusuf
There has been increasing interest in understanding the role of the human microbiome in skin diseases. Microbiome studies are being utilized in skin cancer research in numerous ways. Commensal bacteria are being studied as a potential tool to judge the biggest environmental risk of skin cancer, ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Owing to the recognized link of skin microbes in the process of inflammation, there have been theories linking commensal bacteria to skin cancer. Viral metagenomics has also provided insight into virus linked forms of skin cancers...
August 2, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754701/genome-sequence-and-composition-of-a-tolyporphin-producing-cyanobacterium-microbial-community
#19
Rebecca-Ayme Hughes, Yunlong Zhang, Ran Zhang, Philip G Williams, Jonathan S Lindsey, Eric S Miller
The cyanobacterial culture HT-58-2 was originally described as a strain of Tolypothrix nodosa with the ability to produce tolyporphins, which comprise a family of distinct tetrapyrrole macrocycles with reported efflux pump inhibition properties. Upon reviving the culture from what was thought to be a nonextant collection, studies of culture conditions, strain characterization, phylogeny, and genomics have been undertaken. Here, HT-58-2 was shown by 16S rRNA analysis to closely align with Brasilonema strains and not with Tolypothrix isolates...
October 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720679/potential-for-monitoring-gut-microbiota-for-diagnosing-infections-and-graft-versus-host-disease-in-cancer-and-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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REVIEW
Andrew Y Koh
BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota, the collective community of microorganisms inhabiting the intestine, have been shown to provide many beneficial functions for the host. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing and advanced molecular biology approaches have allowed researchers to identify gut microbiota signatures associated with disease processes and, in some cases, establish causality and elucidate underlying mechanisms. CONTENT: This report reviews 3 commonly used methods for studying the gut microbiota and microbiome (the collective genomes of the gut microorganisms): 16S rRNA gene sequencing, bacterial group or species-specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), and metagenomic shotgun sequencing (MSS)...
November 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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