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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782923/clinical-applications-of-gut-microbiota-in-cancer-biology
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REVIEW
Sunny H Wong, Thomas N Y Kwong, Chun-Ying Wu, Jun Yu
The involvement of microorganisms in cancer has been increasing recognized. Collectively, microorganisms have been estimated to account for ~20% of all cancers worldwide. Recent advances in metagenomics and bioinformatics have provided new insights on the microbial ecology in different tumors, pinpointing the roles of microorganisms in cancer formation, development and response to treatments. Furthermore, studies have emphasized the importance of host-microbial and inter-microbial interactions in the cancer microbiota...
May 18, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695695/-increase-in-bacterial-resistance-to-antibiotics-after-cancer-therapy-with-platinum-based-drugs
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V A Chistyakov, E V Prazdnova, M S Mazanko, M N Churilov, V K Chmyhalo
The use of platinum-based anticancer drugs is limited by both their side effects and their effect on normal microflora's metagenome. Drugs that possess mutagenic and genotoxic properties may cause mutations in microbial genomes that contribute to the emergence of resistance to antimicrobial preparations and the development of complications after chemotherapy. The effects of cisplatin and oxaliplatin on microorganisms were studied using bacterial biosensors - E. coli strains MG1655 pKatG-lux, which reacts to the generation of hydrogen peroxide; MG1655 pSoxS-lux, which reacts to the superoxide anion radical; and the MG1655 pColD-lux strain, which detects DNA damage...
March 2018: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693356/metagenomics-of-microbial-communities-in-gallbladder-bile-from-patients-with-gallbladder-cancer-or-cholelithiasis
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Yasuo Tsuchiya, Ernest Loza, Guido Villa-Gomez, Carlos C Trujillo, Sergio Baez, Takao Asai, Toshikazu Ikoma, Kazuo Endoh, Kazutoshi Nakamura
Salmonella typhi and Helicobacter infections have been shown to increase risk of gallbladder cancer (GBC), but findings have been inconsistent. Other bacterial infections may also be associated with GBC. However, information on microbial pathogens in gallbladder bile of GBC patients is scarce. We aimed to investigate the microbial communities in gallbladder bile of patients with GBC and cholelithiasis (CL). Seven GBC patients and 30 CL patients were enrolled in this study. Genomic DNA was extracted from bile and the V3-V4 region of 16S rRNA was amplified...
April 25, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689266/alterations-in-enteric-virome-associate-with-colorectal-cancer-and-survival-outcomes
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Geicho Nakatsu, Haokui Zhou, William Ka Kei Wu, Sunny Hei Wong, Olabisi Oluwabukola Coker, Zhenwei Dai, Xiangchun Li, Chun-Ho Szeto, Naoki Sugimura, Thomas Yuen-Tung Lam, Allen Chi-Shing Yu, Xiansong Wang, Zigui Chen, Martin Chi-Sang Wong, Siew Chien Ng, Matthew T V Chan, Paul Kay Sheung Chan, Francis Ka Leung Chan, Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung, Jun Yu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have a different gut microbiome signature than individuals without CRC. Little is known about the viral component of CRC-associated microbiome. We aimed to identify and validate viral taxonomic markers of CRC that might be used in detection of disease or predicting outcome. METHODS: We performed shotgun metagenomic analyses of viromes of fecal samples from 74 patients with CRC (cases) and 92 individuals without CRC (controls) in Hong Kong (discovery cohort)...
April 21, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687353/gut-microbiome-of-moroccan-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Imane Allali, Noureddine Boukhatem, Leila Bouguenouch, Hanaa Hardi, H Abir Boudouaya, M Belen Cadenas, Karim Ouldim, Saaïd Amzazi, M Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Hassan Ghazal
Although colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death in Morocco, there are no studies of the microbiome changes associated with the disease in the Moroccan population. The aim of our study was to compare the stool microbiome of Moroccan cancer patients with healthy individuals. We analyzed the microbiome composition of samples from 11 CRC patients and 12 healthy individuals by 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. Principal coordinate analysis of samples revealed defined cancer versus healthy clusters. Our findings showed that cancer samples had higher proportions of Firmicutes (T = 50...
April 23, 2018: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657127/the-intestinal-microbiota-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Herbert Tilg, Timon E Adolph, Romana R Gerner, Alexander R Moschen
Experimental evidence from the past years highlights a key role for the intestinal microbiota in inflammatory and malignant gastrointestinal diseases. Diet exhibits a strong impact on microbial composition and provides risk for developing colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Large metagenomic studies in human CRC associated microbiome signatures with the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence, suggesting a fundamental role of the intestinal microbiota in the evolution of gastrointestinal malignancy. Basic science established a critical function for the intestinal microbiota in promoting tumorigenesis...
March 19, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642940/multi-cohort-analysis-of-colorectal-cancer-metagenome-identified-altered-bacteria-across-populations-and-universal-bacterial-markers
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Zhenwei Dai, Olabisi Oluwabukola Coker, Geicho Nakatsu, William K K Wu, Liuyang Zhao, Zigui Chen, Francis K L Chan, Karsten Kristiansen, Joseph J Y Sung, Sunny Hei Wong, Jun Yu
BACKGROUND: Alterations of gut microbiota are associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) in different populations and several bacterial species were found to contribute to the tumorigenesis. The potential use of gut microbes as markers for early diagnosis has also been reported. However, cohort specific noises may distort the structure of microbial dysbiosis in CRC and lead to inconsistent results among studies. In this regard, our study targeted at exploring changes in gut microbiota that are universal across populations at species level...
April 11, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624892/antibiotic-mediated-bacteriome-depletion-in-apc-min-mice-is-associated-with-reduction-in-mucus-producing-goblet-cells-and-increased-colorectal-cancer-progression
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Kamaljeet Kaur, Arpit Saxena, Irina Debnath, Jacqueline L O'Brien, Nadim J Ajami, Thomas A Auchtung, Joseph F Petrosino, Alexander-Jacques Sougiannis, Sarah Depaep, Alexander Chumanevich, Phani M Gummadidala, Mayomi H Omebeyinje, Sourav Banerjee, Ioulia Chatzistamou, Paramita Chakraborty, Raja Fayad, Franklin G Berger, James A Carson, Anindya Chanda
Recent epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to antibiotics in early-to-middle adulthood is associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma. However, mechanistic studies in established preclinical cancer to examine these claims are extremely limited. Therefore, we investigated the effect of long-term exposure of an antibiotic cocktail composed of Vancomycin, Neomycin, and Streptomycin, on tumor development and progression in the ApcMin/+ mouse, an established genetic model for familial adenomatous polyposis...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609258/-progress-in-research-of-human-microbiota-for-upper-gastrointestinal-tumors-and-precancerous-lesions
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D T Shao, W W Wei
With the widely application of the metagenomics, the relationship between microbiota and disease has become a hot research topic. Understanding the potential association between upper gastrointestinal cancer or precancerous lesions and microbiota may play an important role in the early detection, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and prognostic evaluation of upper gastrointestinal cancer. Therefore, a literature retrieval was conducted by using PubMed, Embase and wanfang databases to summarize the latest research progress in the microbiota of upper gastrointestinal cancer, including oral, esophageal, gastric cancer and precancerous lesions...
March 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572583/insights-into-the-human-oral-microbiome
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REVIEW
Digvijay Verma, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Ashok Kumar Dubey
Human oral cavity harbors the second most abundant microbiota after the gastrointestinal tract. The expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD) that was last updated on November 22, 2017, contains the information of approximately 772 prokaryotic species, where 70% is cultivable, and 30% belong to the uncultivable class of microorganisms along with whole genome sequences of 482 taxa. Out of 70% culturable species, 57% have already been assigned to their names. The 16S rDNA profiling of the healthy oral cavity categorized the inhabitant bacteria into six broad phyla, viz...
March 23, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567708/the-microbiome-in-cancer-immunotherapy-diagnostic-tools-and-therapeutic-strategies
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REVIEW
Laurence Zitvogel, Yuting Ma, Didier Raoult, Guido Kroemer, Thomas F Gajewski
The fine line between human health and disease can be driven by the interplay between host and microbial factors. This "metagenome" regulates cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapies. Besides the capacity of distinct microbial species to modulate the pharmacodynamics of chemotherapeutic drugs, symbiosis between epithelial barriers and their microbial ecosystems has a major impact on the local and distant immune system, markedly influencing clinical outcome in cancer patients. Efficacy of cancer immunotherapy with immune checkpoint antibodies can be diminished with administration of antibiotics, and superior efficacy is observed with the presence of specific gut microbes...
March 23, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507878/a-commensal-strain-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-protects-against-skin-neoplasia
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Teruaki Nakatsuji, Tiffany H Chen, Anna M Butcher, Lynnie L Trzoss, Sang-Jip Nam, Karina T Shirakawa, Wei Zhou, Julia Oh, Michael Otto, William Fenical, Richard L Gallo
We report the discovery that strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis produce 6- N -hydroxyaminopurine (6-HAP), a molecule that inhibits DNA polymerase activity. In culture, 6-HAP selectively inhibited proliferation of tumor lines but did not inhibit primary keratinocytes. Resistance to 6-HAP was associated with the expression of mitochondrial amidoxime reducing components, enzymes that were not observed in cells sensitive to this compound. Intravenous injection of 6-HAP in mice suppressed the growth of B16F10 melanoma without evidence of systemic toxicity...
February 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494510/functional-anthocyanin-rich-sausages-diminish-colorectal-cancer-in-an-animal-model-and-reduce-pro-inflammatory-bacteria-in-the-intestinal-microbiota
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Javier Fernández, Lorena García, Joaquín Monte, Claudio J Villar, Felipe Lombó
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common neoplasia in Europe, where it accounts for 28.2 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In an effort to decrease the incidence of this disease, various prevention measures are being studied, one of which are anthocyanin-rich foods. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant flavonoids mainly found in flowers and colorful fruits and vegetables. These nutraceuticals have diverse biological functions once ingested, including immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antitumor functions...
March 1, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494275/the-gut-microbiota-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Audrey Humphries, Adil Daud
Although immunotherapy has been remarkably effective across multiple cancer types, there continues to be a significant number of non-responding patients. A possible factor proposed to influence the efficacy of immunotherapies is the gut microbiome. We discuss the results and implications of recent research on the relationship between the gut microbiome, our immune systems, and immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies including anti-CTLA-4 Ab and anti-PD-1 Ab. While the investigations all exhibit interesting results and conclusions, we find little congruence in the specific bacteria that were found favorable for antitumor responses...
March 1, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479437/dysbiosis-of-gut-microbiota-in-promoting-the-development-of-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Shaomin Zou, Lekun Fang, Mong-Hong Lee
Gastrointestinal microbiome, containing at least 100 trillion bacteria, resides in the mucosal surface of human intestine. Recent studies show that perturbations in the microbiota may influence physiology and link to a number of diseases, including colon tumorigenesis. Colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer, is the disease resulting from multi-genes and multi-factors, but the mechanistic details between gut microenvironment and CRC remain poorly characterized. Thanks to new technologies such as metagenome sequencing, progress in large-scale analysis of the genetic and metabolic profile of gut microbial has been possible, which has facilitated studies about microbiota composition, taxonomic alterations and host interactions...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454999/long-term-treatment-with-green-tea-polyphenols-modifies-the-gut-microbiome-of-female-sprague-dawley-rats
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Jincheng Wang, Lili Tang, Hongyuan Zhou, Jun Zhou, Travis C Glenn, Chwan-Li Shen, Jia-Sheng Wang
Green tea polyphenols (GTP) have been shown to exert a spectrum of health benefits to animals and humans. It is plausible that the beneficial effects of GTP are a result of its interaction with the gut microbiota. This study evaluated the effect of long-term treatment with GTP on the gut microbiota of experimental rats and the potential linkage between changes of the gut microbiota with the beneficial effects of GTP. Six-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into three dosing regimens (0, 0...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425888/understanding-the-microbiome-emerging-biomarkers-for-exploiting-the-microbiota-for-personalized-medicine-against-cancer
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REVIEW
Meenakshi Rajpoot, Anil K Sharma, Anil Sharma, Girish Kumar Gupta
The human body is a home to more than 1 trillion microbes with a diverse variety of commensal microbes that play a crucial role towards the health of the individual. These microbes occupy different habitats such as gut, skin, vagina, oral etc. Not only the types and abundance of microbes are different in different organs, but also these may differ in different individuals. The genome of these microbiota and their ecosystem constitute to form a microbiome. Factors such as diet, environment, host genetics etc...
February 6, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400994/advances-in-understanding-the-molecular-basis-of-the-mediterranean-diet-effect
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Dolores Corella, Oscar Coltell, Fernando Macian, José M Ordovás
Increasingly, studies showing the protective effects of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) on different diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, some cancers, and even total mortality and aging indicators) are being published. The scientific evidence level for each outcome is variable, and new studies are needed to better understand the molecular mechanisms whereby the MedDiet may exercise its effects. Here, we present recent advances in understanding the molecular basis of MedDiet effects, mainly focusing on cardiovascular diseases but also discussing other related diseases...
March 25, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383111/microrna-182-targets-protein-phosphatase-1-regulatory-inhibitor-subunit-1c-in-glioblastoma
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Liqiang Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Chengrui Nan, Zongmao Zhao, Shucheng Ma, Wenhua Li, Hongchao Hu, Zhaohui Liang
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an incurable cancer, with mean post-diagnosis survival time of 14-16 months. Metagenomic analysis by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program has identified microRNA-182-5p (miR-182-5p or miR-182) as the only miRNA associated with favorable disease prognosis and temozolomide (TMZ) susceptibility. Previous reports have indicated that miR-182 down regulates expression of BCL2L12, c-MET , and HIF2A . However, other messenger RNA (mRNA) targets of miR-182 have not been validated which would explain its association with a favorable disease prognosis...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363432/a-bioinformatics-potpourri
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EDITORIAL
Christian Schönbach, Jinyan Li, Lan Ma, Paul Horton, Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi, Shoba Ranganathan
The 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) was held at Tsinghua University, Shenzhen from September 20 to 22, 2017. The annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network featured six keynotes, two invited talks, a panel discussion on big data driven bioinformatics and precision medicine, and 66 oral presentations of accepted research articles or posters. Fifty-seven articles comprising a topic assortment of algorithms, biomolecular networks, cancer and disease informatics, drug-target interactions and drug efficacy, gene regulation and expression, imaging, immunoinformatics, metagenomics, next generation sequencing for genomics and transcriptomics, ontologies, post-translational modification, and structural bioinformatics are the subject of this editorial for the InCoB2017 supplement issues in BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Systems Biology and BMC Medical Genomics...
January 19, 2018: BMC Genomics
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