1. Topics broadly addressing the study of microbial communities, such as, microbial surveys, bioinformatics, meta-omics approaches and community/host interaction modeling will be considered for publication. Through this collection of literatureMicrobiomehopes to integrate researchers with common...
  2. Abstract, PLOS Genetics, 2015 The human gut microbiota is impacted by host nutrition and health status and therefore represents a potentially adaptive phenotype influenced by metabolic and immune constraints. Previous studies contrasting rural populations in developing countries to urban...
  3. Abstract, The Journal of Nutrition, 2019 On December 17, 2018, the North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America) convened a workshop “Can We Begin to Define a Healthy Gut Microbiome Through Quantifiable Characteristics?” with >40 invited academic,...
  4. What is microbiome? The human microbiome is the full complement of microbes, their genes and genomes in or on the human body. Microbiome research is considered an emerging science and some progress has been made in understanding how microbial communities impact human health and disease. The human...
  5. Abstract, PeerJ, 2019 The study of the burden that parasites can exert upon the bacterial gut microbiota was restricted by the available technologies and their costs. Currently, next-generation sequencing coupled with traditional methodologies allows the study of eukaryotic parasites (protozoa...
  6. Abstract, Integrative Medicine, 2014 The bacterial cells harbored within the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) outnumber the host’s cells by a factor of 10 and the genes encoded by the bacteria resident within the GIT outnumber their host’s genes by more than 100 times. These human...
  7. Abstract, Science, 2019 July INTRODUCTION There is a dimension to postnatal human development that involves assembly of microbial communities in different body habitats, including the gut. Children with acute malnutrition have impaired development of their gut microbiota, leaving them with...
  8. Abstract, Trends in Microbiology, 2019 Undernutrition is influenced by infections, subclinical pathogen carriage and metabolic impact of ‘dysbiotic’ commensal gut microbial communities (gut microbiota) in infants during the first 1000 days. Delayed or immature assembly of the gut microbiota...
  9. Abstract, HHS Public Access, 2014 The microbiota plays a fundamental role on the induction, training and function of the host immune system. In return, the immune system has largely evolved as a means to maintain the symbiotic relationship of the host with these highly diverse and evolving...
  10. Abstract,Nutr Clin Pract, 2012 Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet. The composition of the gut microbiota has been...
  11. Abstract, mBio, 2019 Inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, are dramatically increasing worldwide, but an understanding of the underlying factors is lacking. We here present an ecoevolutionary perspective on the emergence of inflammatory diseases. We propose that adaptation...
  12. Abstract, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018 The intestinal barrier, consisting of the vascular endothelium, epithelial cell lining, and mucus layer, covers a surface of about 400 m2. The integrity of the gut wall is sustained by transcellular proteins forming tight junctions between the epithelial...