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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907092/unconjugated-bile-acids-influence-expression-of-circadian-genes-a-potential-mechanism-for-microbe-host-crosstalk
#1
Kalaimathi Govindarajan, John MacSharry, Patrick G Casey, Fergus Shanahan, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan
Disruptions to circadian rhythm in mice and humans have been associated with an increased risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. The gut microbiota is known to be essential for the maintenance of circadian rhythm in the host suggesting a role for microbe-host interactions in the regulation of the peripheral circadian clock. Previous work suggested a role for gut bacterial bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity in the regulation of host circadian gene expression. Here we demonstrate that unconjugated bile acids, known to be generated through the BSH activity of the gut microbiota, are potentially chronobiological regulators of host circadian gene expression...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906073/gut-barrier-structure-mucosal-immunity-and-intestinal-microbiota-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-hiv-infection
#2
REVIEW
Camilla Tincati, Daniel C Douek, Giulia Marchetti
Over the past 10 years, extensive work has been carried out in the field of microbial translocation in HIV infection, ranging from studies on its clinical significance to investigations on its pathogenic features. In the present work, we review the most recent findings on this phenomenon, focusing on the predictive role of microbial translocation in HIV-related morbidity and mortality, the mechanisms by which it arises and potential therapeutic approaches. From a clinical perspective, current work has shown that markers of microbial translocation may be useful in predicting clinical events in untreated HIV infection, while conflicting data exist on their role in cART-experienced subjects, possibly due to the inclusion of extremely varied patient populations in cohort studies...
April 11, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905438/epigenetics-gut-microbes-shape-dna
#3
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898741/stable-host-gene-expression-in-the-gut-of-adult-drosophila-melanogaster-with-different-bacterial-mono-associations
#4
Carolyn Elya, Vivian Zhang, William B Ludington, Michael B Eisen
There is growing evidence that the microbes found in the digestive tracts of animals influence host biology, but we still do not understand how they accomplish this. Here, we evaluated how different microbial species commonly associated with laboratory-reared Drosophila melanogaster impact host biology at the level of gene expression in the dissected adult gut and in the entire adult organism. We observed that guts from animals associated from the embryonic stage with either zero, one or three bacterial species demonstrated indistinguishable transcriptional profiles...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895415/factoring-the-intestinal-microbiome-into-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-hepatitis
#5
EDITORIAL
Albert J Czaja
The intestinal microbiome is a reservoir of microbial antigens and activated immune cells. The aims of this review were to describe the role of the intestinal microbiome in generating innate and adaptive immune responses, indicate how these responses contribute to the development of systemic immune-mediated diseases, and encourage investigations that improve the understanding and management of autoimmune hepatitis. Alterations in the composition of the intestinal microflora (dysbiosis) can disrupt intestinal and systemic immune tolerances for commensal bacteria...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894337/intestinal-dysbiosis-is-common-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-associated-with-gastrointestinal-and-extraintestinal-features-of-disease
#6
Kristofer Andréasson, Zaid Alrawi, Anita Persson, Göran Jönsson, Jan Marsal
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests a link between autoimmunity and the intestinal microbial composition in several rheumatic diseases including systemic sclerosis (SSc). The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of intestinal dysbiosis in SSc and to characterise patients suffering from this potentially immunomodulatory deviation. METHODS: This study consisted of 98 consecutive patients subject to in-hospital care. Stool samples were analysed for intestinal microbiota composition using a validated genome-based microbiota test (GA-map™ Dysbiosis Test, Genetic Analysis, Oslo, Norway)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894162/partitioning-the-effects-of-mating-and-nuptial-feeding-on-the-microbiome-in-gift-giving-insects
#7
Chad C Smith, Robert B Srygley, Emma I Dietrich, Ulrich G Mueller
Mating is a ubiquitous social interaction with the potential to influence the microbiome by facilitating transmission, modifying host physiology, and in species where males donate nuptial gifts to females, altering diet. We manipulated mating and nuptial gift consumption in two insects that differ in nuptial gift size, the Mormon cricket Anabrus simplex and the decorated cricket Gryllodes sigillatus, with the expectation that larger gifts are more likely to affect the gut microbiome. Surprisingly, mating, but not nuptial gift consumption, affected the structure of bacterial communities in the gut, and only in Mormon crickets...
November 28, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892936/influence-of-early-life-exposure-host-genetics-and-diet-on-the-mouse-gut-microbiome-and-metabolome
#8
Antoine M Snijders, Sasha A Langley, Young-Mo Kim, Colin J Brislawn, Cecilia Noecker, Erika M Zink, Sarah J Fansler, Cameron P Casey, Darla R Miller, Yurong Huang, Gary H Karpen, Susan E Celniker, James B Brown, Elhanan Borenstein, Janet K Jansson, Thomas O Metz, Jian-Hua Mao
Although the gut microbiome plays important roles in host physiology, health and disease(1), we lack understanding of the complex interplay between host genetics and early life environment on the microbial and metabolic composition of the gut. We used the genetically diverse Collaborative Cross mouse system(2) to discover that early life history impacts the microbiome composition, whereas dietary changes have only a moderate effect. By contrast, the gut metabolome was shaped mostly by diet, with specific non-dietary metabolites explained by microbial metabolism...
November 28, 2016: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888332/interaction-of-gut-microbiota-with-bile-acid-metabolism-and-its-influence-on-disease-states
#9
REVIEW
Christopher Staley, Alexa R Weingarden, Alexander Khoruts, Michael J Sadowsky
Primary bile acids serve important roles in cholesterol metabolism, lipid digestion, host-microbe interactions, and regulatory pathways in the human host. While most bile acids are reabsorbed and recycled via enterohepatic cycling, ∼5% serve as substrates for bacterial biotransformation in the colon. Enzymes involved in various transformations have been characterized from cultured gut bacteria and reveal taxa-specific distribution. More recently, bioinformatic approaches have revealed greater diversity in isoforms of these enzymes, and the microbial species in which they are found...
November 25, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888152/an-improved-methodology-to-overcome-key-issues-in-human-fecal-metagenomic-dna-extraction
#10
Jitendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashank Gupta, Vasim Ahmed, Manu Bhambi, Rajesh Pandey, Nar Singh Chauhan
Microbes are ubiquitously distributed in nature, and recent culture-independent studies have highlighted the significance of gut microbiota in human health and disease. Fecal DNA is the primary source for the majority of human gut microbiome studies. However, further improvement is needed to obtain fecal metagenomic DNA with sufficient amount and good quality but low host genomic DNA contamination. In the current study, we demonstrate a quick, robust, unbiased, and cost-effective method for the isolation of high molecular weight (> 23 kb) metagenomic DNA (260/280 ratio > 1...
November 22, 2016: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887954/the-short-chain-fatty-acid-sodium-butyrate-functions-as-a-regulator-of-the-skin-immune-system
#11
Agatha Schwarz, Anika Bruhs, Thomas Schwarz
There is evidence that gut commensal microbes affect the mucosal immune system via expansion of regulatory T cells (Treg) in the colon. This is mediated via short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), bacterial metabolites generated during fiber fermentation, which include butyrate, propionate and acetate. We postulated that SCFA produced by commensal skin bacteria may also activate resident skin Treg, the activity of which is diminished in certain inflammatory dermatoses. Sodium butyrate (SB) either injected s.c. or applied topically onto the ears of hapten-sensitized mice significantly reduced the contact hypersensitivity reaction...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883264/mucosa-associated-biohydrogenating-microbes-protect-the-simulated-colon-microbiome-from-stress-associated-with-high-concentrations-of-poly-unsaturated-fat
#12
Rosemarie De Weirdt, Emma Hernandez-Sanabria, Veerle Fievez, Eva Mees, Annelies Geirnaert, Florence Van Herreweghen, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Pieter Van den Abbeele, Ruy Jauregui, Dietmar H Pieper, Bruno Vlaeminck, Tom Van de Wiele
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may affect colon microbiome homeostasis by exerting (specific) antimicrobial effects and/or interfering with mucosal biofilm formation at the gut mucosal interface. We used standardized batch incubations and the Mucosal-Simulator of the Human Microbial Intestinal Ecosystem (M-SHIME) to show the in vitro luminal and mucosal effects of the main PUFA in the Western diet, linoleic acid (LA). High concentrations of LA were found to decrease butyrate production and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii numbers dependent on LA biohydrogenation to vaccenic acid (VA) and stearic acid (SA)...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882059/intestinal-microbiota-as-an-alternative-therapeutic-target-for-epilepsy
#13
REVIEW
Jiaying Wu, Yuyu Zhang, Hongyu Yang, Yuefeng Rao, Jing Miao, Xiaoyang Lu
Epilepsy is one of the most widespread serious neurological disorders, and an aetiological explanation has not been fully identified. In recent decades, a growing body of evidence has highlighted the influential role of autoimmune mechanisms in the progression of epilepsy. The hygiene hypothesis draws people's attention to the association between gut microbes and the onset of multiple immune disorders. It is also believed that, in addition to influencing digestive system function, symbiotic microbiota can bidirectionally and reversibly impact the programming of extraintestinal pathogenic immune responses during autoimmunity...
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881509/ongoing-research-points-to-key-role-of-gut-microbes-in-cardiovascular-health
#14
Tracy Hampton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880936/dietary-grape-seed-proanthocyanidins-gsps-improve-weaned-intestinal-microbiota-and-mucosal-barrier-using-a-piglet-model
#15
Meng Han, Peixia Song, Chang Huang, Arash Rezaei, Shabnam Farrar, Michael A Brown, Xi Ma
Proanthocyanidins have been suggested as an effective antibiotic alternative, however their mechanisms are still unknown. The present study investigated the effects of grape seed proanthocyanidins on gut microbiota and mucosal barrier using a weaned piglet model in comparison with colistin. Piglets weaned at 28 day were randomly assigned to four groups treated with a control ration, or supplemented with 250 mg/kg proanthocyanidins, kitasamycin/colistin, or 250 mg/kg proanthocyanidins and half-dose antibiotics, respectively...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871813/gut-microbiota-in-drosophila-melanogaster-interacts-with-wolbachia-but-does-not-contribute-to-wolbachia-mediated-antiviral-protection
#16
Yixin H Ye, Andrei Seleznev, Heather A Flores, Megan Woolfit, Elizabeth A McGraw
Animals experience near constant infection with microorganisms. A significant proportion of these microbiota reside in the alimentary tract. There is a growing appreciation for the roles gut microbiota play in host biology. The gut microbiota of insects, for example, have been shown to help the host overcome pathogen infection either through direct competition or indirectly by stimulating host immunity. These defenses may also be supplemented by coinfecting maternally inherited microbes such as Wolbachia. The presence of Wolbachia in a host can delay and/or reduce death caused by RNA viruses...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871231/transcriptomic-and-proteomic-insights-into-innate-immunity-and-adaptations-to-a-symbiotic-lifestyle-in-the-gutless-marine-worm-olavius-algarvensis
#17
Juliane Wippler, Manuel Kleiner, Christian Lott, Alexander Gruhl, Paul E Abraham, Richard J Giannone, Jacque C Young, Robert L Hettich, Nicole Dubilier
BACKGROUND: The gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis has a completely reduced digestive and excretory system, and lives in an obligate nutritional symbiosis with bacterial symbionts. While considerable knowledge has been gained of the symbionts, the host has remained largely unstudied. Here, we generated transcriptomes and proteomes of O. algarvensis to better understand how this annelid worm gains nutrition from its symbionts, how it adapted physiologically to a symbiotic lifestyle, and how its innate immune system recognizes and responds to its symbiotic microbiota...
November 21, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869789/genome-guided-design-of-a-defined-mouse-microbiota-that-confers-colonization-resistance-against-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#18
Sandrine Brugiroux, Markus Beutler, Carina Pfann, Debora Garzetti, Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh, Diana Ring, Manuel Diehl, Simone Herp, Yvonne Lötscher, Saib Hussain, Boyke Bunk, Rüdiger Pukall, Daniel H Huson, Philipp C Münch, Alice C McHardy, Kathy D McCoy, Andrew J Macpherson, Alexander Loy, Thomas Clavel, David Berry, Bärbel Stecher
Protection against enteric infections, also termed colonization resistance, results from mutualistic interactions of the host and its indigenous microbes. The gut microbiota of humans and mice is highly diverse and it is therefore challenging to assign specific properties to its individual members. Here, we have used a collection of murine bacterial strains and a modular design approach to create a minimal bacterial community that, once established in germ-free mice, provided colonization resistance against the human enteric pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S...
November 21, 2016: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865823/gut-hormones-and-gut-microbiota-implications-for-kidney-function-and-hypertension
#19
REVIEW
Baris Afsar, Nosratola D Vaziri, Gamze Aslan, Kayhan Tarim, Mehmet Kanbay
Increased blood pressure (BP) and chronic kidney disease are two leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Increased sodium intake is one of the most important risk factors for development of hypertension. Recent data have shown that gut influences kidney function and BP by variety of mechanisms. Various hormones and peptides secreted from gut such as gastrin, glucocorticoids, Glucagon-like peptide-1 impact on kidney function and BP especially influencing sodium absorption from gut. These findings stimulate scientist to find new therapeutic options such as tenapanor for treatment of hypertension by blocking sodium absorption from gut...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864387/increased-trimethylamine-n-oxide-portends-high-mortality-risk-independent-of-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
W H Wilson Tang, Zeneng Wang, Xinmin S Li, Yiying Fan, Daniel S Li, Yuping Wu, Stanley L Hazen
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show a mechanistic link between intestinal microbial metabolism of dietary phosphatidylcholine and coronary artery disease pathogenesis. Concentrations of a proatherogenic gut microbe-generated metabolite, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), predict increased incident cardiovascular disease risks in multiple cohorts. TMAO concentrations are increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but their prognostic value and relation to glycemic control are unclear...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
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