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June 2016

Multiple sclerosis patients have a distinct gut microbiota compared to healthy controls.
25/02/2017
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Multiple sclerosis patients have a distinct gut microbiota compared to healthy controls.

Chen J, Chia N, Kalari KR, Yao JZ, Novotna M, Soldan MM, Luckey DH, Marietta EV, Jeraldo PR, Chen X, Weinshenker BG, Rodriguez M, Kantarci OH, Nelson H, Murray JA, Mangalam AK.  Sci Rep. Jun 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep28484.

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16S rRNA gene sequencing of mock microbial populations- impact of DNA extraction method, primer choice and sequencing platform
23/09/2016
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16S rRNA gene sequencing of mock microbial populations- impact of DNA extraction method, primer choice and sequencing platform

Fouhy F, Clooney AG, Stanton C, Claesson MJ, Cotter PD.  BMC Microbiol. 2016. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0738-z.

COMMENT: Next generation sequencing technologies are being widely used in the study of microbial communities. The accuracy of the results achieved by the use of these techniques could be affected by numerous factors such as sample type, sample storage,... + info

Childhood undernutrition, the gut microbiota, and microbiota-directed therapeutics.
24/08/2016
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Childhood undernutrition, the gut microbiota, and microbiota-directed therapeutics.

Blanton LV, Barratt MJ, Charbonneau MR, Ahmed T, Gordon JI.  Science. Jun 2016. doi: 10.1126/science.aad9359.

COMMENT: The main concept in this publication is the concept of the need of a correct development of the gut microbiota. Chilhood undernutrition is associated with adverse outcomes (immune dysfunction and neurocognitive deficits) even years after... + info

Fusobacterium nucleatum Alters Atherosclerosis Risk Factors and Enhances Inflammatory Markers with an Atheroprotective Immune Response in ApoE(null) Mice.
22/08/2016
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Fusobacterium nucleatum Alters Atherosclerosis Risk Factors and Enhances Inflammatory Markers with an Atheroprotective Immune Response in ApoE(null) Mice.

Velsko IM, Chukkapalli SS, Rivera-Kweh MF, Chen H, Zheng D, Bhattacharyya I, Gangula PR, Lucas AR, Kesavalu L.  PLoS One. 2015. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129795.

COMMENT: It is known (and supported by The American Heart Association) that exists an association between periodontal disease (PD) and atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD).  + info

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