Scientific papers & articles on microbiota

This page has a selection of scientific papers and articles on microbiota which we have used in our research over the last few years. The current list has over 250 articles and will be extended as we continue our investigations.


Nasal microbiota




  • Gut microbiota, a reflection of our thyroid?

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    Zhang J et al. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome is associated with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules and correlated with clinical index of thyroid function. Endocrine

  • Walnuts: a natural prebiotic with many beneficial properties

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    Holscher HD, Guetterman HM, Swanson KS, An R, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Novotny JA, Baer DJ. Walnut Consumption Alters the Gastrointestinal Microbiota, Microbially Derived Secondary Bile Acids, and Health Markers in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Nutr. 2018 May 3. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29726951

  • Could fibers modify the microbiota?

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    Patnode ML, Beller ZW, Han ND, et al. Interspecies Competition Impacts Targeted Manipulation of Human Gut Bacteria by Fiber-Derived Glycans. Cell. 2019 Sep 19;179(1):59-73.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.08.011.

  • Fermented soy milk is more than good for you!
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    T. Nagino et al. Effects of fermented soymilk with Lactobacillus casei Shirota on skin condition and the gut microbiota: a randomised clinical pilot trial. Beneficail Microbes, 2017, online.

Improves microbiota

Damages microbiota

  • Vaping and smoking: do they have the same impact on the microbiota?
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    Stewart et al. Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study.
  • When gestational diabetes harms the placental microbiota
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    Zheng J, Xiao X, Zhang Q, Mao L, Yu M, Xu J, Wang T. The Placental Microbiota is Altered among Subjects with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study. Front Physiol. 2017 Sep 6;8:675. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00675.eCollection 2017
  • Eating when the Spanish do, is bad for the health!
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    Maria Carmen Collado et al.Timing of food intake impacts daily rhythms of human salivary microbiota: a randomized, crossover study. The Faseb Journal, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 2060-2072

Growth – development of gut microbiota

  • Infant microbiota: could the drawbacks of a c-section be reduced by breastfeeding?
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    Liu Y, Qin S, Song Y et al. The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding. Front. Microbiol. 10:598. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00598

Related to the nervous system and behavioursistema nervioso y el comportamiento

  • Stool transplants could improve psychiatric symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome
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    Kurokawa et al. The effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on psychiatric symptoms among patients with irritable bowel syndrome, functional diarrhea and functional constipation: An open-label observational study. Journal of Affective Disorders 235 (2018) 506–512
  • The intestinal microbiota associated with prognosis after a psychotic episode
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    Schwarz E. et al. Analysis of microbiota in first episode psychosis identifies preliminary associations with symptom severity and treatment response. Schizophr Res. 2017 Apr 22. pii: S0920-9964(17)30204-9.
  • Diet has effects on behavior
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    Lawrence K1, Hyde J2. Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 14;12(6):e0179017. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179017. eCollection 2017.
  • Is stress passed down from mother to daughter?
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    Tamar L. Gur et al. Prenatal stress affects placental cytokines and neurotrophins, commensal microbes, and anxiety-like behavior in adult female offspring. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Aug;64:50-58. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.12.021.
  • Could diet help delay progression of Alzheimer’s disease?
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    Nagpal R, Neth BJ, Craft S et al. Modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet modulates gut microbiome and short-chain fatty acids in association with Alzheimer’s disease markers in subjects with mild cognitive impairment. EBioMedicine. Vol: 47.p.529-542. 2019;
  • Role of antibiotics and microbiota in Parkinson’s disease
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    Tuomas H, Mertsalmi TH, Pekkonen E, Scheperjans F. Antibiotic exposure and risk of Parkinson’s disease in Finland: A nationwide case-control study. Mov Disord. 2019 Nov 18.
  • Is there a link between Parkinson’s disease and gut microbiota?
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    Petrucci D, Cerroni R, Unida V et al. Dysbiosis of gut microbiota in a selected population of Parkinson’s patients. Parkinsonism Related Disord. 2019;
  • La combinación de toxinas y lectinas puede desencadenar párkinson
    L. Anselmi et al, Ingestion of subthreshold doses of environmental toxins induces ascending Parkinsonism in the rat, npj Parkinson’s Disease (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41531-018-0066-0
  • Autism: a new faecal microbiota transplant protocol shows promising results
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    DW Kang, JB Adams, DM Coleman et al. Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota, Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 5821 (2019) 09.04.2019
  • Schizophrenia and microbiota: has the link been confirmed?
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    Tuomas H, Mertsalmi TH, Pekkonen E, Scheperjans F. Antibiotic exposure and risk of Parkinson’s disease in Finland: A nationwide case-control study. Mov Disord. 2019 Nov 18.

Gut disorders

  • Acute diarrhea: each blood type is associated to a specific risk!
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    Kumar et al. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli blood group interactions intensify diarrheal severity. The Journal of Clinical Investigation (2018)
  • What to drink during the lockdown? Orange juice is good for your microbiota!
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    Lima ACD, Cecatti C, Fidélix MP et al. Effect of Daily Consumption of Orange Juice on the Levels of Blood Glucose, Lipids, and Gut Microbiota Metabolites: Controlled Clinical Trials. J Med Food 00 (0) 2019, 1–9


  • Infantile colic: the role of the microbiota has been confirmed
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    Eutamène H, Garcia-Rodenas CL, Yvon S et al. Luminal contents from the gut of colicky infants induce visceral hypersensitivity. Neurogastroenterol Motil 2017 ; 29 : e12994.


  • Could the gut microbiota impact our blood sugar levels?
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    H Mendes-Soares, T Raveh-Sadka, S Azulay et al. Assessment of a Personalized Approach to Predicting Postprandial Glycemic Responses to Food Among Individuals Without Diabetes. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(2):e188102. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.8102
  • Diabetes changes the cutaneous microbiota, making healing more difficult
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    Gardiner et al. (2017), A longitudinal study of the diabetic skin and wound microbiome. PeerJ 5:e3543; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3543

Obesity / excess weight

  • Can we evaluate the risk of childhood obesity based on the intestinal flora?
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    Stanislawski MA, Dabelea D, Wagner BD, Iszatt N, Dahl C, Sontag MK, Knight R, Lozupone CA, Eggesbø M. Gut Microbiota in the First 2 Years of Life and the Association with Body Mass Index at Age 12 in a Norwegian Birth Cohort. MBio. 2018 Oct 23;9(5). pii: e01751-18
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: omega-3 to avoid excess weight in children? 
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    Robertson RC, Kaliannan K, Strain CR, Ross RP, Stanton C, Kang JX. Maternal omega-3 fatty acids regulate offspring obesity through persistent modulation of gut microbiota. Microbiome. 2018 May 24;6(1):95
  • Maternal obesity and pregnancy: a risk for the mother and the child
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    Zhou L, Xiao X. The role of gut microbiota in the effects of maternal obesity during pregnancy on offspring metabolism. Biosci Rep. 2018 Apr 13;38(2). pii: BSR20171234. doi: 10.1042/BSR20171234
  • Pollution, excess weight and microbiota: connections have been identified
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    Alderete T., Jones R., Chen Z. et al., Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the composition of the gut microbiota in overweight and obese adolescents. Environmental Research 161 (2018) 472–478
  • Could we soon predict our risk of obesity with a simple urine test?
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    Dumas M. et al. Microbial-Host Co-metabolites Are Prodromal Markers Predicting Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Behavior, Obesity, and Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Cell Reports, vol. 20, Issue 1, p136-148, 5 July 2017.
  • Tell me how much lactobacillus you have in your saliva, and I’ll tell you how likely you are to gain weight!
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    Rosing et al. Oral Lactobacillus Counts Predict Weight Gain Susceptibility: A 6-Year Follow-Up Study. Obes Facts 2017;10:473–482

Liver disease

  • Fatty liver disease: what are the benefits of whole-grain flour?
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    Schutte S et al. A 12-wk whole-grain wheat intervention protects against hepatic fat: the Graandioos study, a randomized trial in overweight subjects. Am J Clin Nutr 2018;108:1264–1274


  • Is it possible to prevent allergies by feeding cheese to your children?
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    Nicklaus S, Divaret‐Chauveau A, Chardon ML et al. Pasture Study Group. The protective effect of cheese consumption at 18 months on allergic diseases in the first 6 years. Allergy. 2018;00:1–11.
  • Eczema + Staphylococcus aureus = Increased risk of food allergy?
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    Olympia Tsilochristou, du Toit G, Sayer PH et al. Association of Staphylococcus aureus colonization with food allergy occurs independently of eczema severity. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2019;

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

  • Crohn’s disease: gut dysbiosis seems to precede flaress
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    Braun T, A Di Segni, M BenShoshan et al. Individualized Dynamics in the Gut Microbiota Precede Crohn’s Disease Flares. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb 5. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000136.
  • A connection discovered between spondyloarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
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    Breban M, Tap J, Leboime A, et al. Faecal microbiota study reveals specific dysbiosis in spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2017;76:1614–1622.
  • Ulcerative colitis improved by a multiple donor microbiota transplant
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    S Paramsothy et al. Multidonor intensive faecal microbiota transplantation for active ulcerative colitis: a randomised placebo-controlled trial.Lancet 2017 Mar 25;389(10075):1218-1228.

Inmune system

  • HIV: gut microbiota may increase immune system deficiency
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    Soo Ching Lee, Ling Ling Chua, Siew Hwei Yap, Tsung Fei Khang, Chan Yoon Leng et al. Enrichment of gut-derived Fusobacterium is associated with suboptimal immune recovery in HIV-infected individuals. Scientific Reports, Sep 24, 2018.
  • Immunotherapy: its efficacy depends on the microbiota
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    N. Chaput et al. Baseline gut microbiota predicts clinical response and colitis in metastatic melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab. Annals of Oncology, 27 mars 2017

Colorectal cancer

  • Colorectal cancer: from dysbiosis to DNA alteration
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    Sobhani I, Bergsten E, Couffin S et al. Colorectal cancer-associated microbiota contributes to oncogenic epigenetic signatures. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 26;116(48):24285-24295

Urinary tract

  • Is the bladder microbiota responsible for recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women?
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    N.J. De Nisco, M. Neugent, J. Mull, et al. Direct Detection of Tissue-Resident Bacteria and Chronic Inflammation in the Bladder Wall of Postmenopausal Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection. Journal of Molecular Biology,
  • E. coli urinary infection: from the intestinal microbiota to the bladder
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    Nielsen et al. Adaptation of Escherichia coli traversing from the faecal environment to the urinary tract.International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 306(2016)595-603.
  • Urinary tract infections: cranberries could act directly on the gut microbiota
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    O’Connor K, Morrissette M, Strandwitz P et al. Cranberry extracts promote growth of Bacteroidaceae and decrease abundance of Enterobacteriaceae in a human gut simulator model. PLoS ONE 14(11). 2019;


  • Ruminococcus gnavus and the big bad lupus
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    Azzouz D, Omarbekova A, Heguy A et al. Lupus nephritis is linked to disease-activity associated expansions and immunity to a gut commensal. Ann Rheum Dis 2019. PMID 30782585
  • What astronauts teach us about microbes

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    Schwendner P. et al. Microbiome (2017)5:129. Preparing for the crewed Mars journey: microbiota dynamics in the confined Mars500 habitat during simulated Mars flight and landing.

  • Rehabilitating the reputation of microbes

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    Marc-André Selosse. Jamais seul. Ces microbes qui construisent les plantes, les animaux et les civilisations. Editions Actes Sud, Hors collection. Juin 2017. 368 pages.

  • Follow the fate of an apple in an artificial digestive world: an actual project!

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    Communication Salon International de l’Agriculture (SIA) 2016, feb 2017, Gilles Feron, Paris, France. 1p., 2017

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