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The effect of cigarette smoking on the oral and nasal microbiota

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, January 2017
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The effect of cigarette smoking on the oral and nasal microbiota
Published in
Microbiome, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40168-016-0226-6
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Guoqin Yu, Stephen Phillips, Mitchell H. Gail, James J. Goedert, Michael S. Humphrys, Jacques Ravel, Yanfang Ren, Neil E. Caporaso


The goal of the study was to investigate whether cigarette smoking alters oral and nasal microbial diversity, composition, and structure. Twenty-three current smokers and 20 never smokers were recruited. From each subject, nine samples including supra and subgingiva plaque scrapes, saliva, swabs from five soft oral tissue sites, and one nasal swab from both the anterior nares were collected. 16S rRNA V3-V4 region was sequenced for microbial profiles. We found that alpha diversity was lower in smokers than in nonsmokers in the buccal mucosa, but in other sample sites, microbial diversity and composition were not significantly different by smoking status. Microbial profiles differed significantly among eight oral sites. This study investigates the effect of cigarette smoking on different sites of the oral cavity and shows a potential effect of cigarette smoking on the buccal mucosa microbiota. The marked heterogeneity of the oral microbial ecosystem that we found may contribute to the stability of the oral microbiota in most sites when facing environmental perturbations such as that caused by cigarette smoking.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Croatia 1 <1%
Unknown 177 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 19%
Student > Bachelor 32 17%
Researcher 22 12%
Student > Master 19 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 4%
Other 30 16%
Unknown 38 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 5%
Environmental Science 7 4%
Other 26 14%
Unknown 45 25%

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