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Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract.

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Nutrition, July 2015
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Title
Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract.
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European Journal of Nutrition, July 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00394-015-0966-2
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Bashir, Mina, Prietl, Barbara, Tauschmann, Martin, Mautner, Selma I, Kump, Patrizia K, Treiber, Gerlies, Wurm, Philipp, Gorkiewicz, Gregor, Högenauer, Christoph, Pieber, Thomas R, Mina Bashir, Barbara Prietl, Martin Tauschmann, Selma I. Mautner, Patrizia K. Kump, Gerlies Treiber, Philipp Wurm, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Christoph Högenauer, Thomas R. Pieber

Abstract

Vitamin D is well known for its effects on bone mineralisation but has also been attributed immunomodulatory properties. It positively influences human health, but in vivo data describing vitamin D effects on the human gut microbiome are missing. We aimed to investigate the effects of oral vitamin D3 supplementation on the human mucosa-associated and stool microbiome as well as CD8(+) T cells in healthy volunteers. This was an interventional, open-label, pilot study. Sixteen healthy volunteers (7 females, 9 males) were endoscopically examined to access a total of 7 sites. We sampled stomach, small bowel, colon, and stools before and after 8 weeks of vitamin D3 supplementation. Bacterial composition was assessed by pyrosequencing the 16S rRNA gene (V1-2), and CD8(+) T cell counts were determined by flow cytometry. Vitamin D3 supplementation changed the gut microbiome in the upper GI tract (gastric corpus, antrum, and duodenum). We found a decreased relative abundance of Gammaproteobacteria including Pseudomonas spp. and Escherichia/Shigella spp. and increased bacterial richness. No major changes occurred in the terminal ileum, appendiceal orifice, ascending colon, and sigmoid colon or in stools, but the CD8(+) T cell fraction was significantly increased in the terminal ileum. Vitamin D3 modulates the gut microbiome of the upper GI tract which might explain its positive influence on gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease or bacterial infections. The local effects of vitamin D demonstrate pronounced regional differences in the response of the GI microbiome to external factors, which should be considered in future studies investigating the human microbiome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Colombia 1 3%
Unknown 30 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 25%
Student > Master 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 19%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 4 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 276. 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 12 October 2017.
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#1
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