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Exposure to a social stressor disrupts the community structure of the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, July 2014
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16 tweeters
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Title
Exposure to a social stressor disrupts the community structure of the colonic mucosa-associated microbiota
Published in
BMC Microbiology, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-14-189
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Authors

Jeffrey D Galley, Michael C Nelson, Zhongtang Yu, Scot E Dowd, Jens Walter, Purnima S Kumar, Mark Lyte, Michael T Bailey

Abstract

The microbiota of the mammalian gastrointestinal (GI) tract consists of diverse populations of commensal bacteria that interact with host physiological function. Dysregulating these populations, through exogenous means such as antibiotics or dietary changes, can have adverse consequences on the health of the host. Studies from laboratories such as ours have demonstrated that exposure to psychological stressors disrupts the population profile of intestinal microbiota. To date, such studies have primarily focused on prolonged stressors (repeated across several days) and have assessed fecal bacterial populations. It is not known whether shorter stressors can also impact the microbiota, and whether colonic mucosa-associated populations can also be affected. The mucosa-associated microbiota exist in close proximity to elements of the host immune system and the two are tightly interrelated. Therefore, alterations in these populations should be emphasized. Additionally, stressors can induce differential responses in anxiety-like behavior and corticosterone outputs in variant strains of mice. Thus, whether stressor exposure can have contrasting effects on the colonic microbiota in inbred C57BL/6 mice and outbred CD-1 mice was also examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 330 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 18%
Student > Master 51 15%
Researcher 45 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Other 47 14%
Unknown 46 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 84 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 43 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 35 11%
Neuroscience 23 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 7%
Other 64 19%
Unknown 62 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 95. 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 23 August 2021.
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