Scientific Articles

  1. Power SE, O’Toole PW, Stanton C, Ross RP, Fitzgerald GF. Intestinal microbiota, diet and health. Br J Nutr. 2013 Aug 12:1-16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23931069.
  2. Ventura M, Turroni F, Lugli GA, van Sinderen D. Bifidobacteria and humans: our special friends, from ecological to genomics perspectives. J Sci Food Agric. 2013 Aug 20. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6356. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23963950.
  3. Lewis DA, Brown R, Williams J, White P, Jacobson SK, Marchesi JR, Drake MJ. The human urinary microbiome; bacterial DNA in voided urine of asymptomatic adults. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013 Aug 15;3:41. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2013.00041. PMID: 23967406.
  4. Harrington JM, Fitzgerald AP, Kearney PM, McCarthy VJ, Madden J, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ. DASH Diet Score and Distribution of Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Men and Women. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23920282.
  5. Neville BA, Sheridan PO, Harris HM, Coughlan S, Flint HJ, Duncan SH, Jeffery IB, Claesson MJ, Ross RP, Scott KP, O’Toole PW. Pro-inflammatory flagellin proteins of prevalent motile commensal bacteria are variably abundant in the intestinal microbiome of elderly humans. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 23;8(7):e68919. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068919. Print 2013. PMID: 23935906.
  6. Milani C, Hevia A, Foroni E, Duranti S, Turroni F, Lugli GA, Sanchez B, Martín R, Gueimonde M, van Sinderen D, Margolles A, Ventura M. Assessing the Fecal Microbiota: An Optimized Ion Torrent 16S rRNA Gene-Based Analysis Protocol. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 15;8(7):e68739. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068739. Print 2013. PMID: 23869230.
  7. O’Connor EM.The role of gut microbiota in nutritional status. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2013 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23852088 .
  8. Dinan TG, Stanton C, Cryan JF. Psychobiotics: A Novel Class of Psychotropic. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Jun 8. doi:pii: S0006-3223(13)00408-3.10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.05.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23759244
  9. O’ Connor EM . Clinical trials for foods and supplements: Guidance for industry symposium report. British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin, 38, 262–268. doi: 10.1111/nbu.12032.
  10. Hill C, Sanders ME. Rethinking “probiotics”Gut Microbes. 2013 May 29;4(4).[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23778363.
  11. Rea MC, Alemayehu D, Ross RP, Hill C. Gut Solutions to a Gut Problem: bacteriocins, probiotics and bacteriophage for control of Clostridium difficile infection. J Med Microbiol. 2013 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:23699066.
  12. Jeffery IB, O’Toole PW. Diet-Microbiota Interactions and Their Implications for Healthy Living. Nutrients. 2013; 5(1):234-252. doi: 10.3390/nu5010234. Review. PMID: 23344252.
  13. Tottey W, Denonfoux J, Jaziri F, Parisot N, Missaoui M, Hill D, Borrel G, Peyretaillade E, Alric M, Harris HM, Jeffery IB, Claesson MJ, O’Toole PW, Peyret P, Brugère JF. The human gut chip “HuGChip”, an explorative phylogenetic microarray for determining gut microbiome diversity at family level. PLoS One. 2013 May 17;8(5):e62544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062544. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23690942; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3656878.
  14. Cusack S. Diet, the gut microbiota and healthy ageing: How dietary modulation of the gut microbiota could transform the health of older populations. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech Vol 24(2).
  15. Rajilić-Stojanović M, Shanahan F, Guarner F, de Vos WM. Phylogenetic analysis of dysbiosis in ulcerative colitis during remission. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Mar;19(3):481-8. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0b013e31827fec6d. PubMed PMID: 23385241
  16. Turroni F, Ventura M, Buttó LF, Duranti S, O’Toole PW, Motherway MO, van Sinderen D. Molecular dialogue between the human gut microbiota and the host: a Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium perspective. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2013 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23516017.
  17. Murphy EF, Cotter PD, Hogan A, O’Sullivan O, Joyce A, Fouhy F, Clarke SF, Marques TM, O’Toole PW, Stanton C, Quigley EM, Daly C, Ross PR, O’Doherty RM, Shanahan F. Divergent metabolic outcomes arising from targeted manipulation of the gut microbiota in diet-induced obesity. Gut. 2013 Feb;62(2):220-6. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2011-300705. Epub 2012 Feb 16. Erratum in: Gut. 2013 Feb;62(2):226. PubMed PMID: 22345653.
  18. Lakshminarayanan B, Harris HM, Coakley M, O’Sullivan O, Stanton C, Pruteanu M, Shanahan F, O’Toole PW, Ross PR. Prevalence and characterisation of Clostridium perfringens from the faecal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects. J Med Microbiol. 2013Mar 62(3): 457-466. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.052258-0. PMID: 23222860PMID: 23222860.
  19. O’Sullivan O, Coakley M, Lakshminarayanan B, Conde S, Claesson MJ, Cusack S, Fitzgerald AP, O’Toole PW, Stanton C, Ross RP; on behalf of the ELDERMET Consortium. Alterations in intestinal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects post-antibiotic therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Jan;68(1):214-21. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks348 PMID: 22949626.
  20. Lakshminarayanan B, Guinane CM, O’Connor PM, Coakley M, Hill C, Stanton C, O’Toole PW, Ross RP. Isolation and characterization of bacteriocin-producing bacteria from the intestinal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects. J Appl Microbiol. 2012 Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/jam.12085. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23181509.
  21. Cusack S, O’Toole PW. Challenges and Implications for Biomedical Research and Intervention Studies in Older Populations: Insights from the ELDERMET Study. Gerontology. 2012 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23146954.
  22. Claesson MJ, Jeffery IB, Conde S, Power SE, O’Connor EM, Cusack S, Harris HM, Coakley M, Lakshminarayanan B, O’Sullivan O, Fitzgerald GF, Deane J, O’Connor M, Harnedy N, O’Connor K, O’Mahony D, van Sinderen D, Wallace M, Brennan L, Stanton C, Marchesi JR, Fitzgerald AP, Shanahan F, Hill C, Ross RP, O’Toole PW. Gut microbiota composition correlates with diet and health in the elderly. Nature. 2012 Aug 9;488(7410):178-84. doi: 10.1038/nature11319.
  23. O’Toole PW. Changes in the intestinal microbiota from adulthood through to old age. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Jul 18; Suppl 4:44-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03867.x.
  24. Rea MC, O’Sullivan O, Shanahan F, O’Toole PW, Stanton C, Ross RP, Hill C. Clostridium difficile carriage in elderly subjects and associated changes in the intestinal microbiota. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):867-75. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05176-11. Epub 2011 Dec 7. PMID: 22162545 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  25. O’Connor E.M., Fitzgerald G.F, O’ Toole P.W. Gender differences in folate status are associated with cognition in healthy Irish elderly adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2011) 70 (OCE3) E64.
  26. O’Sullivan Ó, Coakley M, Lakshminarayanan B, Claesson MJ, Stanton C, O’Toole PW, Ross RP; ELDERMET consortium ( Correlation of rRNA gene amplicon pyrosequencing and bacterial culture for microbial compositional analysis of faecal samples from elderly Irish subjects. J Appl Microbiol. 2011 Aug;111(2):467-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.05067.x. Epub 2011 Jul 1. PMID: 21718396 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  27. Claesson MJ, Cusack S, O’Sullivan O, Greene-Diniz R, de Weerd H, Flannery E, Marchesi JR, Falush D, Dinan T, Fitzgerald G, Stanton C, van Sinderen D, O’Connor M, Harnedy N, O’Connor K, Henry C, O’Mahony D, Fitzgerald AP, Shanahan F, Twomey C, Hill C, Ross RP, O’Toole PW. Composition, variability, and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 15;108 Suppl 1:4586-91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1000097107. Epub 2010 Jun 22. PMID: 20571116 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  28. Power S.E., O’Toole P.W., O’Connor E.M., Fitzgerald G.F. Consumption of fruit and vegetables among elderly Irish people in long term institutionalised care: the ELDERMET project. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2011) 70 (OCE3) E116
  29. Claesson MJ, Wang Q, O’Sullivan O, Greene-Diniz R, Cole JR, Ross RP, O’Toole PW. Comparison of two next-generation sequencing technologies for resolving highly complex microbiota composition using tandem variable 16S rRNA gene regions: The ELDERMET project. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Dec;38(22):e200. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq873. Epub 2010 Sep 29. PMID: 20880993 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  30. Claesson MJ, O’Toole PW. Evaluating the latest high-throughput molecular techniques for the exploration of microbial gut communities. Gut Microbes. 2010 Jul;1(4):277-278. Epub 2010 Mar 24. PMID: 21327034 [PubMed].
  31. Cusack S & O’Toole PW. “The human intestinal microbota, diet and health. From infancy to old age”. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech (2010) 21(5): 32-35.
  32. O’Toole PW, Claesson MJ. Gut microbiota: Changes throughout the lifespan from infancy to elderly. International Dairy Journal (2010) 20(4): 281-291.
  33. Claesson MJ, O’Sullivan O, Wang Q, Nikkilä J, Marchesi JR, Smidt H, de Vos WM, Ross RP, O’Toole PW. Comparative Analysis of Pyrosequencing and a Phylogenetic Microarray for Exploring Microbial Community Structures in the Human Distal Intestine. PLoS One. 2009 Aug 20;4(8):e6669. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006669. PMID: 19693277 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].