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February 2018

Dog introduction alters the home dust microbiota.
01/03/2018
Publication

Dog introduction alters the home dust microbiota.

Sitarik A, Havstad S, Levin A, Lynch SV, Fujimura K, Ownby D, Johnson C, Wegienka G.  Indoor Air. Feb 2018. doi: 10.1111/ina.12456.

COMMENT: In many studies, living with dogs has been shown to decrease the subsequent risk of allergies and asthma; however, the mechanisms are not well understood. Recent and current investigations are examining the role of the gut microbiome in allergic... + info

Identification of fungi in shotgun metagenomics datasets.
19/02/2018
Publication

Identification of fungi in shotgun metagenomics datasets.

Donovan PD, Gonzalez G, Higgins DG, Butler G, Ito K.  PLoS One. 2018. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192898.

COMMENT: In recent years, there has been a gradual shift from studying isolated species to studying their interactions in an environment that is more representative of their ecological niche. This shift is reflected in the increased use of nucleic... + info

Crosstalk between the microbiome and epigenome: messages from bugs.
09/02/2018
Publication

Crosstalk between the microbiome and epigenome: messages from bugs.

Qin Y, Wade PA.  J Biochem. Feb 2018. doi: 10.1093/jb/mvx080.

COMMENT:  The gut microbiome, which provides environmental cues, can modify host cell responses to stimuli through alterations in the host epigenome and, ultimately, gene expression. + info

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria.
06/02/2018
Publication

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria.

Dejea et al., Science 359, 592–597 (2018) 2 February 2018.

COMMENT: Some Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis that produce oncotoxins and form biofilms at he colon mucosa could be related with colon cancer.... + info

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