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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4807-4818, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878769

RESUMO

The microbiome is extremely important for human health; more recently its role in the context of cancer became clear. Microbial effects range from enhancing cancer immunity and cancer therapy efficacy, to promoting cancer progression and inhibiting treatment efficacy. These broad implications led researchers to investigate these specific interactions, as well as how modification of the microbiome can improve cancer survival and treatment efficacy. While these interactions are better established for cancers such as gastric cancer, they are far less understood in others. As non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up the majority of lung cancer cases, and is among the top causes of cancer deaths worldwide, understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiome may impact progression and treatment is crucial to improve patient survival and treatment response. A literature review was conducted to reveal the crosslink between human microbiome and lung cancer. This includes immune priming, induction of pro- or anti-tumor response, and the local effects of intra-tumoral microbiota. Overall, this is a complex multifactorial relationship, and there are broad implications as to how this knowledge can improve cancer treatment. Solutions include manipulation of the microbiome using probiotics, bacterial vaccines and antibiotics. Bacteria biomarkers may also be used as a diagnostic tool.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/microbiologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/microbiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Microbiota/fisiologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Humanos , Imunomodulação , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4658, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938931

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Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is an important marine osmolyte. Aphotic environments are only recently being considered as potential contributors to global DMSP production. Here, our Mariana Trench study reveals a typical seawater DMSP/dimethylsulfide (DMS) profile, with highest concentrations in the euphotic zone and decreased but consistent levels below. The genetic potential for bacterial DMSP synthesis via the dsyB gene and its transcription is greater in the deep ocean, and is highest in the sediment.s DMSP catabolic potential is present throughout the trench waters, but is less prominent below 8000 m, perhaps indicating a preference to store DMSP in the deep for stress protection. Deep ocean bacterial isolates show enhanced DMSP production under increased hydrostatic pressure. Furthermore, bacterial dsyB mutants are less tolerant of deep ocean pressures than wild-type strains. Thus, we propose a physiological function for DMSP in hydrostatic pressure protection, and that bacteria are key DMSP producers in deep seawater and sediment.


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Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/metabolismo , Água do Mar/química , Água do Mar/microbiologia , Compostos de Sulfônio/metabolismo , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Clorofila A/análise , Clorofila A/metabolismo , Genes Bacterianos , Sedimentos Geológicos/química , Pressão Hidrostática , Marinobacter/genética , Marinobacter/isolamento & purificação , Marinobacter/metabolismo , Metagenoma , Mutação , Oceanos e Mares , Prochlorococcus/genética , Prochlorococcus/isolamento & purificação , Prochlorococcus/metabolismo , RNA Ribossômico 16S , Sulfetos/análise , Sulfetos/metabolismo , Compostos de Sulfônio/análise , Synechococcus/genética , Synechococcus/isolamento & purificação , Synechococcus/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4635, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934239

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Providing insight into one's health status from a gut microbiome sample is an important clinical goal in current human microbiome research. Herein, we introduce the Gut Microbiome Health Index (GMHI), a biologically-interpretable mathematical formula for predicting the likelihood of disease independent of the clinical diagnosis. GMHI is formulated upon 50 microbial species associated with healthy gut ecosystems. These species are identified through a multi-study, integrative analysis on 4347 human stool metagenomes from 34 published studies across healthy and 12 different nonhealthy conditions, i.e., disease or abnormal bodyweight. When demonstrated on our population-scale meta-dataset, GMHI is the most robust and consistent predictor of disease presence (or absence) compared to α-diversity indices. Validation on 679 samples from 9 additional studies results in a balanced accuracy of 73.7% in distinguishing healthy from non-healthy groups. Our findings suggest that gut taxonomic signatures can predict health status, and highlight how data sharing efforts can provide broadly applicable discoveries.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Nível de Saúde , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Fezes/microbiologia , Humanos , Metagenoma , Microbiota
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Intern Med ; 59(17): 2089-2094, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879200

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Objective The relationship between gut microbiota and portal hypertension remains unclear. We investigated the characteristics of the gut microbiota in portal hypertension patients with esophago-gastric varices and liver cirrhosis. Methods Thirty-six patients (12 patients with portal hypertension, 12 healthy controls, and 12 non-cirrhosis patients) were enrolled in this university hospital study. Intestinal bacteria and statistical analyses were performed up to the genus level using the terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism method targeting 16S ribosomal RNA genes, with diversified regions characterizing each bacterium. Results Levels of Lactobacillales were significantly higher (p=0.045) and those of Clostridium cluster IV significantly lower (p=0.014) in patients with portal hypertension than in other patients. This Clostridium cluster contains many butanoic acid-producing strains, including Ruminococcace and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. Clostridium cluster IX levels were also significantly lower (p=0.045) in portal hypertension patients than in other patients. There are many strains of Clostridium that produce propionic acid, and the effects on the host and the function of these bacterial species in the human intestine remain unknown. Regarding the Bifidobacterium genus, which is supposed to decrease as a result of cirrhosis, no significant decrease was observed in this study. Conclusion In the present study, we provided information on the characteristics of the gut microbiota of portal hypertension patients with esophago-gastric varices due to liver cirrhosis. In the future, we aim to develop probiotic treatments following further analyses that include the species level, such as the intestinal flora analysis method and next-generation sequencers.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Hipertensão Portal/microbiologia , Cirrose Hepática/complicações , Adulto , Bactérias/genética , Bifidobacterium/isolamento & purificação , Clostridium/isolamento & purificação , Varizes Esofágicas e Gástricas/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão Portal/etiologia , Intestinos/microbiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Probióticos/uso terapêutico , RNA Bacteriano/análise , RNA Ribossômico 16S/análise , Streptococcus/isolamento & purificação
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4897, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994415

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Soil microbial respiration is an important source of uncertainty in projecting future climate and carbon (C) cycle feedbacks. However, its feedbacks to climate warming and underlying microbial mechanisms are still poorly understood. Here we show that the temperature sensitivity of soil microbial respiration (Q10) in a temperate grassland ecosystem persistently decreases by 12.0 ± 3.7% across 7 years of warming. Also, the shifts of microbial communities play critical roles in regulating thermal adaptation of soil respiration. Incorporating microbial functional gene abundance data into a microbially-enabled ecosystem model significantly improves the modeling performance of soil microbial respiration by 5-19%, and reduces model parametric uncertainty by 55-71%. In addition, modeling analyses show that the microbial thermal adaptation can lead to considerably less heterotrophic respiration (11.6 ± 7.5%), and hence less soil C loss. If such microbially mediated dampening effects occur generally across different spatial and temporal scales, the potential positive feedback of soil microbial respiration in response to climate warming may be less than previously predicted.


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Carbono/análise , Metagenoma/genética , Microbiota/fisiologia , Microbiologia do Solo , Solo/química , Aclimatação/genética , Archaea/genética , Archaea/isolamento & purificação , Archaea/metabolismo , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Carbono/metabolismo , Ciclo do Carbono , Celulose/metabolismo , DNA Ambiental/genética , DNA Ambiental/isolamento & purificação , Fungos/genética , Fungos/isolamento & purificação , Fungos/metabolismo , Aquecimento Global , Pradaria , Temperatura Alta/efeitos adversos , Metagenômica , Modelos Genéticos , Raízes de Plantas/química , Poaceae/química
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236932, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745120

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Humanity's reliance on clean water and the ecosystem services provided makes identifying efficient and effective ways to assess the ecological condition of streams ever more important. We used high throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA region to explore relationships between stream microbial communities, environmental attributes, and assessments of stream ecological condition. Bacteria and archaea in microbial community samples collected from the water column and from stream sediments during spring and summer were used to replicate standard assessments of ecological condition performed with benthic macroinvertebrate collections via the Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (BIBI). Microbe-based condition assessments were generated at different levels of taxonomic resolution from phylum to OTU (Operational Taxonomic Units) in order to understand appropriate levels of taxonomic aggregation. Stream sediment microbial communities from both spring and summer were much better than the water column at replicating BIBI condition assessment results. Accuracies were as high as 100% on training data used to build the models and up to 80% on validation data used to assess predictions. Assessments using all OTUs usually had the highest accuracy on training data, but were lower on validation data due to overfitting. In contrast, assessments at the order-level had similar performance accuracy for validation data, and a reduced subset of orders also performed well, suggesting the method could be generalized to other watersheds. Subsets of the important orders responded similarly to environmental gradients compared to the entire community, where strong shifts in community structure occurred for known aquatic stressors such as pH, dissolved organic carbon, and nitrate nitrogen. The results suggest the stream microbes may be useful for assessing the ecological condition of streams and especially useful for stream restorations where many eukaryotic taxa have been eliminated due to prior degradation and are unable to recolonize.


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Monitorização de Parâmetros Ecológicos/métodos , Microbiota/genética , Rios/microbiologia , Archaea/classificação , Archaea/genética , Archaea/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Ecossistema , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Sedimentos Geológicos/microbiologia , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Metagenômica , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0233325, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756562

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Antibiotics discovery was a significant breakthrough in the field of therapeutic medicines, but the over (mis)use of such antibiotics (in parallel) caused the increasing number of resistant bacterial species at an ever-higher rate. This study was thus devised to assess the multi-drug resistant bacteria present in sanitation-related facilities in human workplaces. In this regard, samples were collected from different gender, location, and source-based facilities, and subsequent antibiotic sensitivity testing was performed on isolated bacterial strains. Four classes of the most commonly used antibiotics i.e., ß-lactam, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides, and Sulphonamides, were evaluated against the isolated bacteria. The antibiotic resistance profile of different (70) bacterial strains showed that the antibiotic resistance-based clusters also followed the grouping based on their isolation sources, mainly the gender. Twenty-three bacterial strains were further selected for their 16s rRNA gene based molecular identification and for phylogenetic analysis to evaluate the taxonomic evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB). Moreover, the bacterial resistance to Sulphonamides and beta lactam was observed to be the most and to Aminoglycosides and macrolides as the least. Plasmid curing was also performed for multidrug resistant (MDR) bacterial strains, which significantly abolished the resistance potential of bacterial strains for different antibiotics. These curing results suggested that the antibiotic resistance determinants in these purified bacterial strains are present on respective plasmids. Altogether, the data suggested that the human workplaces are the hotspot for the prevalence of MDR bacteria and thus may serve as the source of horizontal gene transfer and further transmission to other environments.


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Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla , Toaletes , Local de Trabalho , Bactérias/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Microbiologia Ambiental , Feminino , Humanos , Higiene , Masculino , Exposição Ocupacional , Paquistão , Filogenia , Plasmídeos , Prevalência , Fatores R , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Saneamento
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Biosens Bioelectron ; 166: 112471, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32777726

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The infection and spread of pathogens (e.g., COVID-19) pose an enormous threat to the safety of human beings and animals all over the world. The rapid and accurate monitoring and determination of pathogens are of great significance to clinical diagnosis, food safety and environmental evaluation. In recent years, with the evolution of nanotechnology, nano-sized graphene and graphene derivatives have been frequently introduced into the construction of biosensors due to their unique physicochemical properties and biocompatibility. The combination of biomolecules with specific recognition capabilities and graphene materials provides a promising strategy to construct more stable and sensitive biosensors for the detection of pathogens. This review tracks the development of graphene biosensors for the detection of bacterial and viral pathogens, mainly including the preparation of graphene biosensors and their working mechanism. The challenges involved in this field have been discussed, and the perspective for further development has been put forward, aiming to promote the development of pathogens sensing and the contribution to epidemic prevention.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Grafite , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Vírus/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/patogenicidade , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Grafite/química , Humanos , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular , Nanotecnologia , Vírus/genética , Vírus/patogenicidade
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4018, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32782301

RESUMO

The gut microbiome is an ecosystem that involves complex interactions. Currently, our knowledge about the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease relies mainly on differential microbial abundance, and little is known about the role of microbial interactions in the context of human disease. Here, we construct and compare microbial co-abundance networks using 2,379 metagenomes from four human cohorts: an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cohort, an obese cohort and two population-based cohorts. We find that the strengths of 38.6% of species co-abundances and 64.3% of pathway co-abundances vary significantly between cohorts, with 113 species and 1,050 pathway co-abundances showing IBD-specific effects and 281 pathway co-abundances showing obesity-specific effects. We can also replicate these IBD microbial co-abundances in longitudinal data from the IBD cohort of the integrative human microbiome (iHMP-IBD) project. Our study identifies several key species and pathways in IBD and obesity and provides evidence that altered microbial abundances in disease can influence their co-abundance relationship, which expands our current knowledge regarding microbial dysbiosis in disease.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/microbiologia , Consórcios Microbianos , Obesidade/microbiologia , Adulto , Bactérias/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Estudos de Coortes , Disbiose/metabolismo , Disbiose/microbiologia , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/genética , Especificidade de Hospedeiro , Humanos , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/metabolismo , Masculino , Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/metabolismo
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J Environ Public Health ; 2020: 4609164, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32733576

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Air pollution has been a major challenge worldwide particularly in the developing world. Improper waste disposal and management may result in microbial air pollution. In advanced countries, landfill sites are far from neighborhoods; however, the opposite is observed for landfill sites in the developing world. In Accra, some landfill sites are 100 meters from neighborhoods. The aim of this study was to assess the microbial air quality and associated environmental health hazards of landfill sites in selected districts in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. A random sampling method was employed to select sampling sites across the dry and wet seasons from landfills and their corresponding neighborhoods. Results obtained showed a higher total count (CFU/m3) of bacteria and fungi in the air at the landfill sites than neighborhoods. Statistically significant variation (p < 0.05) in bacterial and fungal concentrations over two seasons was found for both landfills and neighborhoods. However, bacterial concentrations were significantly higher than fungal concentrations (p < 0.05) across seasons for all locations. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the highest (15.6 %) occurring microbe at both landfill sites and neighborhoods. This was followed by Staphylococcus aureus (12.7%). Other bacteria and fungi of public health importance such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Aspergillus flavus, and Aspergillus niger were also isolated from the study sites, above the WHO recommended levels. In conclusion, the landfill waste disposal and its close proximity to neighborhoods as observed in this study pose a potential environmental health risk, with dire implications for public health and safety. The government must enact and implement policies to regulate waste management and to ensure public safety.


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Microbiologia do Ar , Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Instalações de Eliminação de Resíduos , Poluentes Atmosféricos/normas , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Monitoramento Ambiental , Fungos/classificação , Fungos/isolamento & purificação , Gana , Saúde Pública , Eliminação de Resíduos , Medição de Risco
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Mol Genet Genomics ; 295(6): 1517-1528, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32803300

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Increasing studies have revealed strong links among gut microbiota, health status, and shrimp development, but they mainly focus on the microbiota of Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, during life stages from juveniles to adults. Little is known about shrimp microbiota dynamics at early developmental stages. In this study, with an aim to profile shrimp microbiota and its dynamics at stages nauplius, zoea, mysis, and early postlarva, we conducted a survey for the successful breeding processes in a commercial hatchery in China, sampled 33 samples including larval/postlarval shrimp, suspended substance in rearing water (SSRW), and nutrition supplements (i.e., algae and brine shrimp larvae) at stages N5, Z2, M2, and P2. The associated bacterial communities were sequenced and comparatively analyzed using high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes. Our case study results showed that bacterial community structures and compositions were strikingly different at stages N5, Z2, and P2, indicating the shift of microbiota at the three stages. Many taxa within Gamma-, Alphaproteobacteria, and Flavobacteriia classes were observed to be stage-specifically abundant and identified as taxonomic biomarkers potentially used to differentiate among shrimp at different early developmental stages. Summing up, these results shed light on larval/postlarval microbiota and its dynamics at different early developmental stages, highlighting the potential roles of shrimp development in microbiota formation and shifting.


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Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Larva/microbiologia , Microbiota/genética , Penaeidae/microbiologia , RNA Ribossômico 16S/análise , Animais , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Larva/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Metagenômica , Penaeidae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Tanques , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237263, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764812

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BACKGROUND: Chronic infected wounds are generally difficult to manage and treatment can be particularly challenging in resource-limited settings where diagnostic testing is not readily available. In this study, the epidemiology of microbial pathogens in chronically infected wounds in rural Ghana was assessed to support therapeutic choices for physicians. METHODS: Culture-based bacterial diagnostics including antimicrobial resistance testing were performed on samples collected from patients with chronic wounds at a hospital in Asante Akim North Municipality, Ghana. Fungal detection was performed by broad-range fungal PCR and sequencing of amplicons. RESULTS: In total, 105 patients were enrolled in the study, from which 207 potential bacterial pathogens were isolated. Enterobacteriaceae (n = 84, 41%) constituted the most frequently isolated group of pathogens. On species level, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n = 50, 24%) and Staphylococcus aureus (n = 28, 14%) were predominant. High resistance rates were documented, comprising 29% methicillin resistance in S. aureus as well as resistance to 3rd generation cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in 33% and 58% of Enterobacteriaceae, respectively. One P. aeruginosa strain with carbapenem resistance was identified. The most frequently detected fungi were Candida tropicalis. CONCLUSIONS: The pathogen distribution in chronic wounds in rural Ghana matched the internationally observed patterns with a predominance of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus. Very high resistance rates discourage antibiotic therapy but suggest an urgent need for microbiological diagnostic approaches, including antimicrobial resistance testing to guide the management of patients with chronic wounds in Ghana.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Fungos/isolamento & purificação , Infecção dos Ferimentos/tratamento farmacológico , Infecção dos Ferimentos/microbiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Candida tropicalis/efeitos dos fármacos , Candida tropicalis/isolamento & purificação , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Farmacorresistência Fúngica , Feminino , Fungos/efeitos dos fármacos , Gana/epidemiologia , Hospitais de Distrito , Humanos , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos dos fármacos , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/isolamento & purificação , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação , Infecção dos Ferimentos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237369, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804958

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Do islands harbour less diverse disease communities than mainland? The island biogeography theory predicts more diverse communities on mainland than on islands due to more niches, more diverse habitats and availability of greater range of hosts. We compared bacteria prevalences of Campylobacter, Chlamydia and Salmonella in cloacal samples of a small shorebird, the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) between two island populations of Macaronesia and two mainland locations in the Iberian Peninsula. Bacteria were found in all populations but, contrary to the expectations, prevalences did not differ between islands and mainland. Females had higher prevalences than males for Salmonella and when three bacteria genera were pooled together. Bacteria infection was unrelated to bird's body condition but females from mainland were heavier than males and birds from mainland were heavier than those from islands. Abiotic variables consistent throughout breeding sites, like high salinity that is known to inhibit bacteria growth, could explain the lack of differences in the bacteria prevalence between areas. We argue about the possible drivers and implications of sex differences in bacteria prevalence in Kentish plovers.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Charadriiformes/fisiologia , Animais , Charadriiformes/anatomia & histologia , Laboratórios
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237779, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32834004

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Microbiome data consists of operational taxonomic unit (OTU) counts characterized by zero-inflation, over-dispersion, and grouping structure among samples. Currently, statistical testing methods are commonly performed to identify OTUs that are associated with a phenotype. The limitations of statistical testing methods include that the validity of p-values/q-values depend sensitively on the correctness of models and that the statistical significance does not necessarily imply predictivity. Predictive analysis using methods such as LASSO is an alternative approach for identifying associated OTUs and for measuring the predictability of the phenotype variable with OTUs and other covariate variables. We investigate three strategies of performing predictive analysis: (1) LASSO: fitting a LASSO multinomial logistic regression model to all OTU counts with specific transformation; (2) screening+GLM: screening OTUs with q-values returned by fitting a GLMM to each OTU, then fitting a GLM model using a subset of selected OTUs; (3) screening+LASSO: fitting a LASSO to a subset of OTUs selected with GLMM. We have conducted empirical studies using three simulation datasets generated using Dirichlet-multinomial models and a real gut microbiome data related to Parkinson's disease to investigate the performance of the three strategies for predictive analysis. Our simulation studies show that the predictive performance of LASSO with appropriate variable transformation works remarkably well on zero-inflated data. Our results of real data analysis show that Parkinson's disease can be predicted based on selected OTUs after the binary transformation, age, and sex with high accuracy (Error Rate = 0.199, AUC = 0.872, AUPRC = 0.912). These results provide strong evidences of the relationship between Parkinson's disease and the gut microbiome.


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Bactérias/classificação , Interpretação Estatística de Dados , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/genética , Modelos Biológicos , Doença de Parkinson/diagnóstico , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Estudos de Coortes , Simulação por Computador , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doença de Parkinson/microbiologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Fatores Sexuais
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238055, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845898

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Lodgepole pine, a prominent Pinaceae tree species native to western North America, is well-known for its ability to thrive in highly disturbed and degraded areas. One such area is the Sub-Boreal Pine-Spruce xeric-cold (SBPSxc) region in British Columbia, Canada, which is characterized by weakly-developed, parched soils that lack an organic forest floor and essential plant-available nutrients. We hypothesized that plant growth-promoting bacteria could play a significant role in sustaining the growth of lodgepole pine trees in the SBPSxc region. Testing this hypothesis, we evaluated plant growth-promoting abilities of six endophytic bacterial strains previously isolated from lodgepole pine trees growing in this region. These bacterial strains significantly enhanced the length and biomass of their natural host (lodgepole pine) as well as a foreign host (hybrid white spruce) in a 540-day long greenhouse trial. This growth stimulation could be linked to the diverse plant growth-promoting (PGP) abilities detected in these strains using in vitro assays for inorganic/organic phosphate-solubilization, siderophore production IAA production, ACC deaminase activity, lytic enzymes (chitinase, ß-1,3-glucanase, protease, and cellulase) activity, ammonia production and catalase activity. ACC deaminase activity was also detected in vivo for all strains using ethylene-sensitive plants-canola and tomato. Notably, strains belonging to the Burkholderiaceae family (HP-S1r, LP-R1r and LP-R2r) showed the greatest potential in all PGP assays and enhanced pine and spruce seedling length and biomass by up to 1.5-fold and 4-fold, respectively. Therefore, such bacterial strains with multifarious PGP abilities could be crucial for survival and growth of lodgepole pine trees in the SBPSxc region and could potentially be utilized as bioinoculant for Pinaceae trees in highly disturbed and nutrient-poor ecosystems.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Pinaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Biomassa , Fosfatos de Cálcio/química , Fosfatos de Cálcio/metabolismo , Carbono-Carbono Liases/genética , Carbono-Carbono Liases/metabolismo , Ecossistema , Etilenos/metabolismo , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Picea/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Picea/metabolismo , Picea/microbiologia , Pinaceae/metabolismo , Pinaceae/microbiologia , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plântula/microbiologia , Plântula/fisiologia , Sideróforos/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236936, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735609

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The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) remains the most effective treatment for morbidly obese patients to lower body weight and improve glycemic control. There is recent evidence that the mycobiome (fungal microbiome) can aggravate disease severity in a number of diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hepatitis; moreover, a dysbiotic fungal microbiota has been reported in the obese. We characterized fungal and bacterial microbial composition in fecal samples of 16 morbidly obese patients before and three months after RYGB surgery and compared with nine healthy controls. We found that RYGB surgery induced a clear alteration in structure and composition of the gut fungal and bacterial microbiota. Beta diversity analysis revealed significant differences in bacterial microbiota between obese patients before surgery and healthy controls (P < 0.005) and a significant, unidirectional shift in RYGB patients after surgery (P < 0.001 vs. before surgery). In contrast, there was no significant difference in fungal microbiota between groups but individually specific changes after RYGB surgery. Interestingly, RYGB surgery induced a significant reduction in fungal alpha diversity namely Chao1, Sobs, and Shannon diversity index (P<0.05, respectively) which contrasts the trend for uniform changes in bacteria towards increased richness and diversity post-surgery. We did not observe any inter-kingdom relations in RYGB patients but in the healthy control cohort and there were several correlations between fungi and bacteria and clinical parameters (P<0.05, respectively) that warrant further research. Our study identifies changes in intestinal fungal communities in RYGB patients that are distinct to changes in the bacterial microbiota.


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Derivação Gástrica , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Obesidade Mórbida , Adulto , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , DNA Intergênico , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Fungos/classificação , Fungos/genética , Fungos/isolamento & purificação , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/genética , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Genes Bacterianos , Genes Fúngicos , Humanos , Masculino , Metagenômica , Microbiota , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Micobioma , Obesidade Mórbida/microbiologia , Obesidade Mórbida/cirurgia , Projetos Piloto , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237262, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760129

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The factors that influence the diversity and composition of raw milk and fecal microbiota in healthy commercial dairy herds are not fully understood, partially because the majority of metataxonomic studies involve experimental farms and/or single factors. We analyzed the raw milk and fecal microbiota of 100 healthy cows from 10 commercial alpine farms from the Province of Trento, Italy, using metataxonomics and applied statistical modelling to investigate which extrinsic and intrinsic parameters (e.g. herd, diet and milk characteristics) correlated with microbiota richness and composition in these relatively small traditional farms. We confirmed that Firmicutes, Ruminococcaceae and Lachnospiraceae families dominated the fecal and milk samples of these dairy cows, but in addition, we found an association between the number of observed OTUs and Shannon entropy on each farm that indicates higher microbiota richness is associated with increased microbiota stability. Modelling showed that herd was the most significant factor affecting the variation in both milk and fecal microbiota composition. Furthermore, the most important predictors explaining the variation of microbiota richness were milk characteristics (i.e. percentage fat) and diet for milk and fecal samples, respectively. We discuss how high intra-herd variation could affect the development of treatments based on microbiota manipulation.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bovinos/microbiologia , Indústria de Laticínios , Fezes/microbiologia , Leite/microbiologia , Ração Animal/análise , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Dieta , Gorduras/análise , Feminino , Microbiota , Leite/química
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237272, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813719

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Interaction between hands and the environment permits the interchange of microorganisms. The Mexico City subway is used daily by millions of passengers that get in contact with its surfaces. In this study, we used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize the microbiomes of frequently touched surfaces and compare regular and women-only wagons. We also explored the effect of surface cleaning on microbial resettling. Finally, we studied passenger behavior and characterized microbial changes after traveling. Most passengers (99%), showed some type of surface interaction during a wagon trip, mostly with the hands (92%). We found microbiome differences associated with surfaces, probably reflecting diverse surface materials and usage frequency. The platform floor was the most bacterial diverse surface, while the stair handrail and pole were the least diverse ones. After pole cleaning, the resettling of microbial diversity was fast (5-30 minutes); however, it did not resemble the initial composition. After traveling, passengers significantly increased their hand microbial diversity and converged to a similar microbial composition among passengers. Additionally, passenger hand microbiomes resembled subway surfaces in diversity. However, microbial fingerprints were preserved within passengers after traveling.


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Mãos/microbiologia , Microbiota , Ferrovias , Adulto , Idoso , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Cidades , Aglomeração , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , México , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Propriedades de Superfície , Tato
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111038, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32739674

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Soil management using fertilizers can modify soil chemical, biochemical and biological properties, including the concentration of trace-elements as cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cd) and nickel (Ni). Bacterial isolates from Cd, Cr, and Ni-contaminated soil were evaluated for some characteristics for their use in bioremediation. Isolates (592) were obtained from soil samples (19) of three areas used in three maize cultivation systems: no-tillage and conventional tillage with the application of mineral fertilizers; minimum tillage with the application of sewage sludge. Four isolates were resistant to Cr3+ (3.06 mmol dm-3) and Cd2+ (2.92 mmol dm-3). One isolate was resistant to the three metals at 0.95 mmol dm-3. All isolates developed in a medium of Cd2+, Cr3+ and Ni2+ at 0.5 mmol dm-3, and removed Cd2+ (17-33%) and Cr6+ (60-70%). They were identified by sequencing of the gene 16S rRNA, as bacteria of the genera Paenibacillus, Burkholderia, Ensifer, and two Cupriavidus. One of the Cupriavidus isolate was able to remove 60% of Cr6+ from the culture medium and showed high indole acetic acid production capacity. We evaluated it in a microbe-plant system that could potentially be deployed in bioremediation by removing toxic metals from contaminated soil.


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Bactérias/metabolismo , Cádmio/metabolismo , Cromo/metabolismo , Níquel/metabolismo , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Agricultura , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Biodegradação Ambiental , Brasil , Clima Tropical
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237232, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776951

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Until recently the in utero environment of pregnant women was considered sterile. Recent high-sensitivity molecular techniques and high-throughput sequencing lead to some evidence for a low-biomass microbiome associated with the healthy placenta. Other studies failed to reveal evidence for a consistent presence of bacteria using either culture or molecular based techniques. Comparing conflicting "placental microbiome" studies is complicated by the use of varied and inconsistent protocols. Given this situation, we undertook an evaluation of the in utero environment sterility using several controlled methods, in the same study, to evaluate the presence or absence of bacteria and to explain contradictions present in the literature. Healthy pregnant women (n = 38) were recruited in three maternity wards. Placenta were collected after cesarean section with or without Alexis® and vaginal delivery births. For this study we sampled fetal membranes, umbilical cord and chorionic villi. Bacterial presence was analyzed using bacterial culture and qPCR on 34 fetal membranes, umbilical cord and chorionic villi samples. Shotgun metagenomics was performed on seven chorionic villi samples. We showed that the isolation of meaningful quantities of viable bacteria or bacterial DNA was possible only outside the placenta (fetal membranes and umbilical cords) highlighting the importance of sampling methods in studying the in utero environment. Bacterial communities described by metagenomics analysis were similar in chorionic villi samples and in negative controls and were dependent on the database chosen for the analysis. We conclude that the placenta does not harbor a specific, consistent and functional microbiota.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Vilosidades Coriônicas/microbiologia , Membranas Extraembrionárias/microbiologia , Placenta/microbiologia , Cordão Umbilical/microbiologia , Adulto , Bactérias/genética , Cesárea , Amostra da Vilosidade Coriônica , DNA Bacteriano/análise , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Parto Obstétrico , Feminino , Humanos , Microbiota , Gravidez , Manejo de Espécimes
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