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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718073/a-randomised-phase-ii-iii-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-orally-administered-oxalobacter-formigenes-to-treat-primary-hyperoxaluria
#1
Dawn Milliner, Bernd Hoppe, Jaap Groothoff
Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) patients overproduce oxalate because of rare genetic errors in glyoxylate metabolism. Recurrent urolithiasis and/or progressive nephrocalcinosis are PH hallmarks and can lead to kidney damage, systemic oxalosis and death. Based on previous studies, we hypothesised that treatment with the oxalate-metabolizing bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes would mediate active elimination of oxalate from the plasma to the intestine of PH patients, thereby reducing urinary oxalate excretion (Uox)...
July 17, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705966/genome-sequence-of-oxalobacter-formigenes-strain-oxcc13
#2
Marguerite Hatch, Milton J Allison, Fahong Yu, William Farmerie
The lack of Oxalobacter formigenes colonization in the human gut is generally acknowledged as a risk factor for kidney stone formation since this microorganism can play an important role in oxalate homeostasis. Here, we present the genome sequence of OXCC13, a human strain isolated from an individual residing in Germany.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684568/genome-sequence-of-oxalobacter-formigenes-strain-hc-1
#3
Marguerite Hatch, Milton J Allison, Fahong Yu, William Farmerie
The lack of Oxalobacter formigenes colonization of the human gut has been correlated with the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones and also with the number of recurrent kidney stone episodes. Here, we present the genome sequence of HC-1, a human strain isolated from an individual residing in Iowa, USA.
July 6, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624518/role-of-gut-microbiota-against-calcium-oxalate
#4
REVIEW
Humaira Sadaf, Syed Irfan Raza, Syed Waqas Hassan
Nephrolithiasis is a condition marked by the presence or formation of stones in kidneys. Several factors contribute to kidney stones development such as environmental conditions, type of dietary intake, gender and gastrointestinal flora. Most of the kidney stones are composed of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate, which enter in to the body through diet. Both sources of oxalates become dangerous when normal flora of gastrointestinal tract is disturbed. Oxalobacter and Lactobacillus species exist symbiotically in the human gut and prevent stone formation by altering some biochemical pathways through production of specific enzymes which help in the degradation of oxalate salts...
August 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552742/oxalobacter-formigenes-colonization-normalizes-oxalate-excretion-in-a-gastric-bypass-model-of-hyperoxaluria
#5
Benjamin K Canales, Marguerite Hatch
BACKGROUND: Hyperoxaluria and oxalate kidney stones frequently develop after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Oxalobacter formigenes can degrade ingested oxalate. OBJECTIVES: Examine the effect of O. formigenes wild rat strain (OXWR) colonization on urinary oxalate excretion and intestinal oxalate transport in a hyperoxaluric RYGB model. SETTING: Basic Science Laboratory, United States. METHODS: At 21 weeks of age, 28 obese male Sprague-Dawley rats survived Sham (n = 10) or RYGB (n = 18) surgery and were maintained on a 1...
July 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505910/re-a-randomised-phase-i-ii-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-orally-administered-oxalobacter-formigenes-to-treat-primary-hyperoxaluria
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502120/gut-microbial-communities-of-american-pikas-ochotona-princeps-evidence-for-phylosymbiosis-and-adaptations-to-novel-diets
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Kevin D Kohl, Johanna Varner, Jennifer L Wilkening, M Denise Dearing
1.Gut microbial communities provide many physiological functions to their hosts, especially in herbivorous animals. We still lack an understanding of how these microbial communities are structured across hosts in nature, especially within a given host species. Studies on laboratory mice have demonstrated that host genetics can influence microbial community structure, but that diet can overwhelm these genetic effects. 2.We aimed to test these ideas in a natural system, the American pika (Ochotona princeps). First, pikas are high elevation specialists with significant population structure across various mountain ranges in the USA, allowing us to investigate whether similarities in microbial communities match host genetic differences...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281639/influence-of-dairy-by-product-waste-milk-on-the-microbiomes-of-different-gastrointestinal-tract-components-in-pre-weaned-dairy-calves
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Y F Deng, Y J Wang, Y Zou, A Azarfar, X L Wei, S K Ji, J Zhang, Z H Wu, S X Wang, S Z Dong, Y Xu, D F Shao, J X Xiao, K L Yang, Z J Cao, S L Li
The community structure of colonised bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts (GITs) of pre-weaned calves is affected by extrinsic factors, such as the genetics and diet of the calves; however, the dietary impact is not fully understood and warrants further research. Our study revealed that a total of 6, 5, 2 and 10 bacterial genera showed biologically significant differences in the GITs of pre-weaned calves fed four waste-milk diets: acidified waste milk, pasteurised waste milk, untreated bulk milk, and untreated waste milk, respectively...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217694/probiotics-for-prevention-of-urinary-stones
#9
John C Lieske
BACKGROUND: Urinary supersaturation is one key determinant of calcium oxalate (CaOx) urinary stone formation, and urinary excretions of oxalate and citrate are two key determinants. Each is influenced by gastrointestinal processes. METHODS: Open label and randomized placebo studies have examined the effect of oral probiotic preparations on urinary supersaturation and oxalate excretion. Cross sectional studies in humans have studied the association of Oxalobacter formigenes colonization status and urinary oxalate excretion and prevalence of urinary stones...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924398/a-randomised-phase-i-ii-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-orally-administered-oxalobacter-formigenes-to-treat-primary-hyperoxaluria
#10
Bernd Hoppe, Patrick Niaudet, Rémi Salomon, Jérôme Harambat, Sally-Anne Hulton, William Van't Hoff, Shabbir H Moochhala, Georges Deschênes, Elisabeth Lindner, Anna Sjögren, Pierre Cochat
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) is a rare, genetic disorder which involves the overproduction of endogenous oxalate, leading to hyperoxaluria, recurrent urolithiasis and/or progressive nephrocalcinosis and eventually resulting in kidney failure and systemic oxalosis. The aim of this trial was to investigate whether treatment involving an oxalate-metabolising bacterium (Oxalobacter formigenes) could reduce urinary oxalate excretion in PH patients. METHODS: The efficacy and safety of O...
May 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913853/the-role-of-intestinal-oxalate-transport-in-hyperoxaluria-and-the-formation-of-kidney-stones-in-animals-and-man
#11
REVIEW
Jonathan M Whittamore, Marguerite Hatch
The intestine exerts a considerable influence over urinary oxalate in two ways, through the absorption of dietary oxalate and by serving as an adaptive extra-renal pathway for elimination of this waste metabolite. Knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for oxalate absorption and secretion by the intestine therefore have significant implications for understanding the etiology of hyperoxaluria, as well as offering potential targets for future treatment strategies for calcium oxalate kidney stone disease. In this review, we present the recent developments and advances in this area over the past 10 years, and put to the test some of the new ideas that have emerged during this time, using human and mouse models...
February 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847292/the-role-of-the-microbiome-in-kidney-stone-formation
#12
REVIEW
Mansi Mehta, David S Goldfarb, Lama Nazzal
Nephrolithiasis is a complex disease of worldwide prevalence that is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. About 75% of kidney stones are predominantly composed of calcium oxalate and urinary oxalate is considered a crucial risk factor. Microorganisms may have a role in the pathogenesis and prevention of kidney stones and the involvement of the intestinal microbiome in this renal disease has been a recent area of interest. Oxalobacter formigenes is a gram negative bacteria that degrades oxalate in the gut decreasing urinary oxalate excretion...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738124/oxalobacter-formigenes-derived-bioactive-factors-stimulate-oxalate-transport-by-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#13
Donna Arvans, Yong-Chul Jung, Dionysios Antonopoulos, Jason Koval, Ignacio Granja, Mohamed Bashir, Eltayeb Karrar, Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, Mark Musch, John Asplin, Eugene Chang, Hatim Hassan
Hyperoxaluria is a major risk factor for kidney stones and has no specific therapy, although Oxalobacter formigenes colonization is associated with reduced stone risk. O. formigenes interacts with colonic epithelium and induces colonic oxalate secretion, thereby reducing urinary oxalate excretion, via an unknown secretagogue. The difficulties in sustaining O. formigenes colonization underscore the need to identify the derived factors inducing colonic oxalate secretion. We therefore evaluated the effects of O...
March 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708409/hyperoxaluria-leads-to-dysbiosis-and-drives-selective-enrichment-of-oxalate-metabolizing-bacterial-species-in-recurrent-kidney-stone-endures
#14
Mangesh V Suryavanshi, Shrikant S Bhute, Swapnil D Jadhav, Manish S Bhatia, Rahul P Gune, Yogesh S Shouche
Hyperoxaluria due to endogenously synthesized and exogenously ingested oxalates is a leading cause of recurrent oxalate stone formations. Even though, humans largely rely on gut microbiota for oxalate homeostasis, hyperoxaluria associated gut microbiota features remain largely unknown. Based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons, targeted metagenomic sequencing of formyl-CoA transferase (frc) gene and qPCR assay, we demonstrate a selective enrichment of Oxalate Metabolizing Bacterial Species (OMBS) in hyperoxaluria condition...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663026/response-of-germ-free-mice-to-colonization-with-o-formigenes-and-altered-schaedler-flora
#15
Xingsheng Li, Melissa L Ellis, Alexander E Dowell, Ranjit Kumar, Casey D Morrow, Trenton R Schoeb, John Knight
Colonization with Oxalobacter formigenes may reduce the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stone disease. To improve our limited understanding of host/O.formigenes and microbe/O.formigenes interactions, germ-free or altered Schaedler flora (ASF) mice were colonized with O.formigenes Germ-free mice were stably colonized with O.formigenes suggesting O.formigenes does not require other organisms to sustain its survival. Examination of intestinal material indicated no viable O.formigenes in the small intestine, ∼4 × 10(6) O...
September 23, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524723/co2-sequestration-by-ureolytic-microbial-consortia-through-microbially-induced-calcite-precipitation
#16
Tugba O Okyay, Hang N Nguyen, Sarah L Castro, Debora F Rodrigues
Urea is an abundant nitrogen-containing compound found in urine of mammals and widely used in fertilizers. This compound is part of the nitrogen biogeochemical cycle and is easily biodegraded by ureolytic microorganisms that have the urease enzyme. Previous studies, with ureolytic isolates, have shown that some ureolytic microorganisms are able to sequester CO2 through a process called microbially-induced calcium carbonate precipitation. The present study investigates 15 ureolytic consortia obtained from the "Pamukkale travertines" and the "Cave Without A Name" using different growth media to identify the possible bacterial genera responsible for CO2 sequestration through the microbially-induced calcite precipitation (MICP)...
August 11, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449000/probiotic-properties-of-oxalobacter-formigenes-an-in-vitro-examination
#17
Melissa L Ellis, Alexander E Dowell, Xingsheng Li, John Knight
Oxalobacter formigenes (O. formigenes) is a nonpathogenic, Gram-negative, obligate anaerobic bacterium that commonly inhabits the human gut and degrades oxalate as its major energy and carbon source. Results from a case-controlled study suggested that lack of O. formigenes colonization is a risk factor for recurrent calcium oxalate stone formation. Hence, O. formigenes colonization may prove to be an efficacious method for limiting calcium oxalate stone risk. However, challenges exist in the preparation of O...
December 2016: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312892/microbial-community-transplant-results-in-increased-and-long-term-oxalate-degradation
#18
Aaron W Miller, Kelly F Oakeson, Colin Dale, M Denise Dearing
Gut microbes are essential for the degradation of dietary oxalate, and this function may play a role in decreasing the incidence of kidney stones. However, many oxalate-degrading bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics and the use of oxalate-degrading probiotics has only led to an ephemeral reduction in urinary oxalate. The objective of the current study was to determine the efficacy of using whole-community microbial transplants from a wild mammalian herbivore, Neotoma albigula, to increase oxalate degradation over the long term in the laboratory rat, Rattus norvegicus...
August 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26924912/proteome-dynamics-of-the-specialist-oxalate-degrader-oxalobacter-formigenes
#19
Melissa E Ellis, James A Mobley, Ross P Holmes, John Knight
Oxalobacter formigenes is a unique intestinal organism that relies on oxalate degradation to meet most of its energy and carbon needs. A lack of colonization is a risk factor for calcium oxalate kidney stone disease. The release of the genome sequence of O. formigenes has provided an opportunity to increase our understanding of the biology of O. formigenes. This study used mass spectrometry based shotgun proteomics to examine changes in protein levels associated with the transition of growth from log to stationary phase...
2016: Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26292041/the-presence-of-oxalobacter-formigenes-in-the-microbiome-of-healthy-young-adults
#20
Clea Barnett, Lama Nazzal, David S Goldfarb, Martin J Blaser
PURPOSE: Oxalobacter formigenes, a member of the human colonic microbiota with a major role in net colonic oxalate transport and secretion, is protective against the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones. We describe the prevalence, relative abundance and stability of O. formigenes in healthy young adults in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used HMP (Human Microbiome Project) data on fecal samples from 242 healthy young adults who had 1 to 3 study visits...
February 2016: Journal of Urology
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