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Similarity of the dog and human gut microbiomes in gene content and response to diet

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, April 2018
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Title
Similarity of the dog and human gut microbiomes in gene content and response to diet
Published in
Microbiome, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40168-018-0450-3
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Authors

Luis Pedro Coelho, Jens Roat Kultima, Paul Igor Costea, Coralie Fournier, Yuanlong Pan, Gail Czarnecki-Maulden, Matthew Robert Hayward, Sofia K. Forslund, Thomas Sebastian Benedikt Schmidt, Patrick Descombes, Janet R. Jackson, Qinghong Li, Peer Bork

Abstract

Gut microbes influence their hosts in many ways, in particular by modulating the impact of diet. These effects have been studied most extensively in humans and mice. In this work, we used whole genome metagenomics to investigate the relationship between the gut metagenomes of dogs, humans, mice, and pigs. We present a dog gut microbiome gene catalog containing 1,247,405 genes (based on 129 metagenomes and a total of 1.9 terabasepairs of sequencing data). Based on this catalog and taxonomic abundance profiling, we show that the dog microbiome is closer to the human microbiome than the microbiome of either pigs or mice. To investigate this similarity in terms of response to dietary changes, we report on a randomized intervention with two diets (high-protein/low-carbohydrate vs. lower protein/higher carbohydrate). We show that diet has a large and reproducible effect on the dog microbiome, independent of breed or sex. Moreover, the responses were in agreement with those observed in previous human studies. We conclude that findings in dogs may be predictive of human microbiome results. In particular, a novel finding is that overweight or obese dogs experience larger compositional shifts than lean dogs in response to a high-protein diet.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 218 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 19%
Researcher 40 18%
Student > Master 35 16%
Student > Bachelor 21 10%
Other 12 6%
Other 33 15%
Unknown 36 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 46 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 34 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 33 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 6%
Other 35 16%
Unknown 44 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 487. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2020.
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