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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809155/microbe-profile-candida-albicans-a-shape-changing-opportunistic-pathogenic-fungus-of-humans
#1
Neil A R Gow, Bhawna Yadav
(a) Morphotypes of Candida albicans (blue sector, vegetative forms; pink sector, forms related to mating or changes in ploidy). Cell types shown include: budding yeast cells; elongated conjoined yeasts forming pseudohyphae; parallel-sided hyphae; chlamydospores formed from suspensor cells; enlarged goliath cells formed under zinc deprivation (unpublished study, image from Duncan Wilson); intestinal gut form cells (image from Suzanne Noble); mating competence defined by white-grey-opaque cell transitions (images from Guanghua Huang); elongated chemotactic shmoo-mating projections leading to tetraploid zygote formation (images from David Soll and Karla Daniels); trimera formed by unequal chromosome segregation under antifungal exposure (image from Judith Berman)...
August 15, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808780/non-cns-pathogenic-origin-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Humdoon Choudhry, Lawrence C Perlmuter
The gut with its variety of microbiota may serve as an etiological origin of diseases. Gut microbes may also play a role in the pathogenesis of diseases beyond their simple nutritional maintenance and support. For example, gut protein aggregation, possibly aided by microbes as well as nasal influences, might be linked to disease that may move to the brain through the vagus nerve. To this end, Braak has offered a "dual-hit" hypothesis that proposes a novel etiology for Parkinson's disease (PD). The hypothesis places the initial origin of the disease in the nose and the gastrointestinal tract (GI) after infection by an unknown pathogen that could aggregate in the gut and then eventually spread to the brain via the autonomic plexuses...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806280/integrated-analysis-of-biopsies-from-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-identifies-saa1-as-a-link-between-mucosal-microbes-with-th17-and-th22-cells
#3
Mei San Tang, Rowann Bowcutt, Jacqueline M Leung, Martin J Wolff, Uma M Gundra, David Hudesman, Lisa B Malter, Michael A Poles, Lea Ann Chen, Zhiheng Pei, Antonio G Neto, Wasif M Abidi, Thomas Ullman, Lloyd Mayer, Richard A Bonneau, Ilseung Cho, Pʼng Loke
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are believed to be driven by dysregulated interactions between the host and the gut microbiota. Our goal is to characterize and infer relationships between mucosal T cells, the host tissue environment, and microbial communities in patients with IBD who will serve as basis for mechanistic studies on human IBD. METHODS: We characterized mucosal CD4 T cells using flow cytometry, along with matching mucosal global gene expression and microbial communities data from 35 pinch biopsy samples from patients with IBD...
August 9, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806201/brain-gut-microbiota-axis-and-mental-health
#4
Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
OBJECTIVE: The brain-gut-microbiota axis has been put forward as a new paradigm in neuroscience, which may be of relevance to mental illness. The mechanisms of signal transmission in the brain-gut-microbiota axis are complex and involve bidirectional communications which enables gut microbes to communicate with the brain, and the brain to communicate with the microbes. This review assesses the potential usefulness and limitations of the paradigm. METHODS: A selective literature review was conducted to evaluate the current knowledge in clinical and pre-clinical brain-gut-microbiota interactions as related to psychiatric disorders...
August 11, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805634/honey-bee-gut-dysbiosis-a-novel-context-of-disease-ecology
#5
REVIEW
Kirk E Anderson, Vincent A Ricigliano
The honey bee microbiota has become a hot-spot of recent research. Highly co-evolved with its host, the hindgut microbiota of a worker honey bee consists of six bacterial species shown to occur reliably in particular proportions. Altered microbiota structure is associated with host deficiencies, and a variety of bacteria found throughout the hive environment can dominate the worker gut suppressing or displacing microbiota function. The synthesis presented here suggests environmental insults alter gut bacterial balance, leading to decreased host function and disease progression...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802306/ilsi-southeast-asia-region-conference-proceedings-the-gut-its-microbes-and-health-relevance-for-asia
#6
Yuan Kun Lee, Patricia Conway, Sven Pettersson, G Balakrish Nair, Ingrid Surono, Yusra Egayanti, Maria Sofia Amarra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The human being is a complex entity, involving interaction between microbes and the human host. Evidence shows that the nutritional value of food is influenced in part by the structure and operations of an individual's gut microbial community, and food in turn shapes the individual's microbiome. A conference was held to promote understanding of the intestinal microbiome and its implications for health and disease, particularly among Asian populations. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Papers describing 1) the intestinal ecosystem in Asian populations, 2) changes in intestinal microbiota through life and its effects, 3) the Asian gut microbiota in disease conditions, 4) indigenous probiotics to maintain a healthy gut microbiota, 5) probiotic regulation in an Asian country, and 6) the results of a panel discussion are included in this report...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798125/microbiota-activated-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling-inhibits-dysbiotic-enterobacteriaceae-expansion
#7
Mariana X Byndloss, Erin E Olsan, Fabian Rivera-Chávez, Connor R Tiffany, Stephanie A Cevallos, Kristen L Lokken, Teresa P Torres, Austin J Byndloss, Franziska Faber, Yandong Gao, Yael Litvak, Christopher A Lopez, Gege Xu, Eleonora Napoli, Cecilia Giulivi, Renée M Tsolis, Alexander Revzin, Carlito B Lebrilla, Andreas J Bäumler
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR-γ signaling...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795339/impact-of-nasopharyngeal-microbiota-on-the-development-of-respiratory-tract-diseases
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REVIEW
S Esposito, N Principi
Knowledge of whether and how respiratory microbiota composition can prime the immune system and provide colonisation resistance, limiting consecutive pathobiont overgrowth and infections, is essential to improving the prevention and therapy of respiratory disorders. Modulation of dysbiotic ecosystems or reconstitution of missing microbes might be a possible measure to reduce respiratory diseases. The aim of this review is to analyse the role of nasopharyngeal microbiota in the development of respiratory tract disease in paediatric-age subjects...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793333/media-from-macrophages-co-incubated-with-enterococcus-faecalis-induces-epithelial-cell-monolayer-reassembly-and-altered-cell-morphology
#9
Natalia Belogortseva, Monika Krezalek, Kristina Guyton, Christine Labno, Valeriy Poroyko, Olga Zaborina, John C Alverdy
Signal exchange between intestinal epithelial cells, microbes and local immune cells is an important mechanism of intestinal homeostasis. Given that intestinal macrophages are in close proximity to both the intestinal epithelium and the microbiota, their pathologic interactions may result in epithelial damage. The present study demonstrates that co-incubation of murine macrophages with E. faecalis strains producing gelatinase (GelE) and serine protease (SprE) leads to resultant condition media (CM) capable of inducing reassembly of primary colonic epithelial cell monolayers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792501/a-3-dimensional-mathematical-model-of-microbial-proliferation-that-generates-the-characteristic-cumulative-relative-abundance-distributions-in-gut-microbiomes
#10
Lena Takayasu, Wataru Suda, Eiichiro Watanabe, Shinji Fukuda, Kageyasu Takanashi, Hiroshi Ohno, Misako Takayasu, Hideki Takayasu, Masahira Hattori
The gut microbiome is highly variable among individuals, largely due to differences in host lifestyle and physiology. However, little is known about the underlying processes or rules that shape the complex microbial community. In this paper, we show that the cumulative relative abundance distribution (CRAD) of microbial species can be approximated by a power law function, and found that the power exponent of CRADs generated from 16S rRNA gene and metagenomic data for normal gut microbiomes of humans and mice was similar consistently with ∼0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792414/evolution-human-microbe-interactions-and-life-history-plasticity
#11
REVIEW
Graham Rook, Fredrik Bäckhed, Bruce R Levin, Margaret J McFall-Ngai, Angela R McLean
A bacterium was once a component of the ancestor of all eukaryotic cells, and much of the human genome originated in microorganisms. Today, all vertebrates harbour large communities of microorganisms (microbiota), particularly in the gut, and at least 20% of the small molecules in human blood are products of the microbiota. Changing human lifestyles and medical practices are disturbing the content and diversity of the microbiota, while simultaneously reducing our exposures to the so-called old infections and to organisms from the natural environment with which human beings co-evolved...
July 29, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783713/aging-and-sarcopenia-associate-with-specific-interactions-between-gut-microbes-serum-biomarkers-and-host-physiology-in-rats
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Jay Siddharth, Anirikh Chakrabarti, Alice Pannérec, Sonia Karaz, Delphine Morin-Rivron, Mojgan Masoodi, Jerome N Feige, Scott James Parkinson
The microbiome has been demonstrated to play an integral role in the maintenance of many aspects of health that are also associated with aging. In order to identify areas of potential exploration and intervention, we simultaneously characterized age-related alterations in gut microbiome, muscle physiology and serum proteomic and lipidomic profiles in aged rats to define an integrated signature of the aging phenotype. We demonstrate that aging skews the composition of the gut microbiome, in particular by altering the Sutterella to Barneseilla ratio, and alters the metabolic potential of intestinal bacteria...
July 17, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783248/coupling-metagenomics-with-cultivation-to-select-host-specific-probiotic-microorganisms-for-subtropical-aquaculture
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Jinming Cui, Minfeng Xiao, Mingzhu Liu, Zuowei Wang, Furong Liu, Liang Guo, Hailin Meng, Honggang Zhang, Jinfang Yang, Deng Deng, Shuangqiang Huang, Yingfei Ma, Chenli Liu
AIMS: To demonstrate a non-empirical workflow to select host-specific probiotics for aquaculture industry. METHODS AND RESULTS: By using both culture-dependent and -independent methods, we have systematically investigated, for the first time, the gut microbiota of twelve subtropical aquatic animal species. We found that the diversity, abundance, and distribution of gut microorganisms of these animals were host-specific, and that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were predominant among the indigenous probiotic microbes...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782508/circulating-and-tissue-resident-cd4-t-cells-with-reactivity-to-intestinal-microbiota-are-abundant-in-healthy-individuals-and-function-is-altered-during-inflammation
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Ahmed N Hegazy, Nathaniel R West, Michael J T Stubbington, Emily Wendt, Kim I M Suijker, Angeliki Datsi, Sebastien This, Camille Danne, Suzanne Campion, Sylvia H Duncan, Benjamin M J Owens, Holm H Uhlig, Andrew McMichael, Andreas Bergthaler, Sarah A Teichmann, Satish Keshav, Fiona Powrie
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Interactions between commensal microbes and the immune system are tightly regulated and maintain intestinal homeostasis, but little is known about these interactions in humans. We investigated responses of human CD4(+) T cells to the intestinal microbiota. We measured the abundance of T cells in circulation and intestinal tissues that respond to intestinal microbes and determined their clonal diversity. We also assessed their functional phenotypes and effects on intestinal resident cell populations, and studied alterations in microbe-reactive T cells in patients with chronic intestinal inflammation...
August 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782454/use-of-gifu-anaerobic-medium-for-culturing-32-dominant-species-of-human-gut-microbes-and-its-evaluation-based-on-short-chain-fatty-acids-fermentation-profiles
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Aina Gotoh, Misaki Nara, Yuta Sugiyama, Mikiyasu Sakanaka, Hiroyuki Yachi, Aya Kitakata, Akira Nakagawa, Hiromichi Minami, Shujiro Okuda, Toshihiko Katoh, Takane Katayama, Shin Kurihara
Recently, a "human gut microbial gene catalogue," which ranks the dominance of microbe genus/species in human fecal samples, was published. Most of the bacteria ranked in the catalog are currently publicly available; however, the growth media recommended by the distributors vary among species, hampering physiological comparisons among the bacteria. To address this problem, we evaluated Gifu anaerobic medium (GAM) as a standard medium. Forty-four publicly available species of the top 56 species listed in the "human gut microbial gene catalogue" were cultured in GAM, and out of these, 32 (72%) were successfully cultured...
August 7, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780474/protective-effect-of-p-coumaric-acid-against-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colonic-preneoplastic-lesions-in-experimental-rats
#16
Sharada H Sharma, David Raj Chellappan, Prabu Chinnaswamy, Sangeetha Nagarajan
Oxidative stress and gut microbial enzymes are intricately linked to the onset of colon carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals that modulate these two factors hold promise for the development of such agents as anticancer drugs. The present study evaluates the chemopreventive potential of p-coumaric acid (p-CA) - a phenolic acid in rats challenged with the colon specific procarcinogen DMH (1,2 di-methyl hydrazine). Rats were randomized into six groups (n=7/group). Group 1 (control); Group 2 (p-CA 200mg/kg b.w.); Group 3 (DMH 40mg/kg b...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780103/human-milk-oligosaccharide-consumption-by-probiotic-and-human-associated-bifidobacteria-and-lactobacilli
#17
Taksawan Thongaram, Jennifer L Hoeflinger, JoMay Chow, Michael J Miller
Human milk contains high concentrations of nondigestible complex oligosaccharides (human milk oligosaccharides; HMO) that reach the colon and are subsequently fermented by the infant gut microbiota. Using a high-throughput, low-volume growth determination, we evaluated the ability of 12 lactobacilli and 12 bifidobacteria strains, including several commercial probiotics, to ferment HMO and their constituent monomers. Of the 24 strains tested, only Bifidobacterium longum ssp. infantis ATCC 15697 and Bifidobacterium infantis M-63 were able to ferment 3'-sialyllactose, 6'-sialyllactose, 2'-fucosyllactose, and 3'-fucosyllactose...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774928/the-microbial-metabolite-desaminotyrosine-protects-from-influenza-through-type-i-interferon
#18
Ashley L Steed, George P Christophi, Gerard E Kaiko, Lulu Sun, Victoria M Goodwin, Umang Jain, Ekaterina Esaulova, Maxim N Artyomov, David J Morales, Michael J Holtzman, Adrianus C M Boon, Deborah J Lenschow, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck
The microbiota is known to modulate the host response to influenza infection through as-yet-unclear mechanisms. We hypothesized that components of the microbiota exert effects through type I interferon (IFN), a hypothesis supported by analysis of influenza in a gain-of-function genetic mouse model. Here we show that a microbially associated metabolite, desaminotyrosine (DAT), protects from influenza through augmentation of type I IFN signaling and diminution of lung immunopathology. A specific human-associated gut microbe, Clostridium orbiscindens, produced DAT and rescued antibiotic-treated influenza-infected mice...
August 4, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771951/microbial-approaches-for-targeting-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#19
REVIEW
Wing Fei Wong, Marina Santiago
Antibiotic resistant bacterial infections are a global public health challenge that has been increasing in severity and scope for the last few decades. Without creative solutions to this problem, treatment of injuries and infections will become progressively more challenging. A better understanding of the human microbiome has led to a new appreciation for the role commensal microbes play in protecting us from pathogens, especially in the gut. Antibiotics lead to disruption of the gut microbial ecosystem, enabling colonization by antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens...
August 3, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770667/autophagy-counters-lps-mediated-suppression-of-lysozyme
#20
Sudha B Singh, Henry C Lin
Impaired Paneth cell expression of antimicrobial protein (AMP) lysozyme is found in patients with Crohn's disease with the autophagy gene ATG16L1 risk allele, in mice with mutations in autophagy genes Atg16L1, Atg5 and Atg7, and in Irgm1 knockout mice. Defective autophagy is also associated with expansion of resident Gram-negative bacteria in the intestinal lumen. These findings suggest that autophagy may control extracellular resident microbes by governing expression of lysozyme. To test the hypothesis that autophagy may have a defensive role in host response to resident extracellular microbes, we investigated the relationship between gut microbes, autophagy, and lysozyme...
August 2017: Innate Immunity
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