Maternal antimicrobial use at delivery has a stronger impact than mode of delivery on bifidobacterial colonization in infants: a pilot study

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Imoto N, Morita H, Amanuma F, Maruyama H, Watanabe S, Hashiguchi N
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors related to bifidobacterial colonization in early infancy, with a focus on maternal antimicrobial use at delivery. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional pilot study was performed. Feces samples of 33 Japanese healthy infants were collected over 10 months and analyzed by next-generation sequencing to examine the diversity and abundance of the gut microbiota. RESULTS: The beta diversity index of the gut microbiota differed significantly based on maternal antimicrobial use at delivery (P < 0.05). The most dominant genus was bifidobacteria, and the relative abundance of bifidobacteria in infants exposed to maternal antibiotics was significantly lower than in those who were not exposed (P < 0.05). In contrast, the delivery mode showed no significant relationship with gut microbiota diversity. CONCLUSIONS: Maternal antimicrobial use at delivery has a stronger effect than delivery mode on the gut microbiota, especially for colonization of bifidobacteria.

Experiment 1

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Curated date: 2021/01/10

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Location of subjects
Host species Species from which microbiome was sampled (if applicable)
Homo sapiens
Body site Anatomical site where microbial samples were extracted from according to the Uber Anatomy Ontology
Feces Cow dung,Cow pat,Droppings,Dung,Excrement,Excreta,Faeces,Fecal material,Fecal matter,Fewmet,Frass,Guano,Matières fécales@fr,Merde@fr,Ordure,Partie de la merde@fr,Piece of shit,Porción de mierda@es,Portion of dung,Portion of excrement,Portion of faeces,Portion of fecal material,Portion of fecal matter,Portion of feces,Portion of guano,Portion of scat,Portionem cacas,Scat,Spoor,Spraint,Stool,Teil der fäkalien@de,Feces
Condition The experimental condition / phenotype studied according to the Experimental Factor Ontology
antimicrobial agent antibiotic,antibiotics,Antibiotika,Antibiotikum,antibiotique,antimicrobial,antimicrobial agents,microbicide,microbicides,antimicrobial agent
Group 0 name Corresponds to the control (unexposed) group for case-control studies
without (non-Abx) use of maternal antimicrobial agents at delivery
Group 1 name Corresponds to the case (exposed) group for case-control studies
infants with (Abx)
Group 1 definition Diagnostic criteria applied to define the specific condition / phenotype represented in the case (exposed) group
Healthy infants
Group 0 sample size Number of subjects in the control (unexposed) group
Group 1 sample size Number of subjects in the case (exposed) group

Lab analysis

Sequencing type
16S variable region One or more hypervariable region(s) of the bacterial 16S gene
Sequencing platform Manufacturer and experimental platform used for quantifying microbial abundance

Statistical Analysis

Statistical test
Mann-Whitney (Wilcoxon)
Significance threshold p-value or FDR threshold used for differential abundance testing (if any)
MHT correction Have statistical tests be corrected for multiple hypothesis testing (MHT)?

Alpha Diversity

Shannon Estimator of species richness and species evenness: more weight on species richness
Chao1 Abundance-based estimator of species richness

Signature 1

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Curated date: 2021/01/10

Curator: Mst Afroza Parvin

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Source: Table 2

Description: Relative abundance of the six most common bacterial genera in all infants (n = 33) and in those with and without use of maternal antibiotics and with Cesarean or vaginal delivery

Abundance in Group 1: decreased abundance in infants with (Abx)

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