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Pathogens and host immunity in the ancient human oral cavity

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, February 2014
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15 news outlets
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5 blogs
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106 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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2 Google+ users

Citations

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401 Mendeley
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4 CiteULike
Title
Pathogens and host immunity in the ancient human oral cavity
Published in
Nature Genetics, February 2014
DOI 10.1038/ng.2906
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christina Warinner, João F Matias Rodrigues, Rounak Vyas, Christian Trachsel, Natallia Shved, Jonas Grossmann, Anita Radini, Y Hancock, Raul Y Tito, Sarah Fiddyment, Camilla Speller, Jessica Hendy, Sophy Charlton, Hans Ulrich Luder, Domingo C Salazar-García, Elisabeth Eppler, Roger Seiler, Lars H Hansen, José Alfredo Samaniego Castruita, Simon Barkow-Oesterreicher, Kai Yik Teoh, Christian D Kelstrup, Jesper V Olsen, Paolo Nanni, Toshihisa Kawai, Eske Willerslev, Christian von Mering, Cecil M Lewis, Matthew J Collins, M Thomas P Gilbert, Frank Rühli, Enrico Cappellini

Abstract

Calcified dental plaque (dental calculus) preserves for millennia and entraps biomolecules from all domains of life and viruses. We report the first, to our knowledge, high-resolution taxonomic and protein functional characterization of the ancient oral microbiome and demonstrate that the oral cavity has long served as a reservoir for bacteria implicated in both local and systemic disease. We characterize (i) the ancient oral microbiome in a diseased state, (ii) 40 opportunistic pathogens, (iii) ancient human-associated putative antibiotic resistance genes, (iv) a genome reconstruction of the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia, (v) 239 bacterial and 43 human proteins, allowing confirmation of a long-term association between host immune factors, 'red complex' pathogens and periodontal disease, and (vi) DNA sequences matching dietary sources. Directly datable and nearly ubiquitous, dental calculus permits the simultaneous investigation of pathogen activity, host immunity and diet, thereby extending direct investigation of common diseases into the human evolutionary past.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 3%
Germany 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 366 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 111 28%
Researcher 80 20%
Student > Master 51 13%
Student > Bachelor 34 8%
Unspecified 28 7%
Other 97 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 179 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 14%
Unspecified 38 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 8%
Arts and Humanities 25 6%
Other 67 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 225. 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 07 August 2019.
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#55,827
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