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Title (Primary) Following the community development of SIHUMIx – a new intestinal in vitro model for bioreactor use
Author Krause, J.L.; Schaepe, S.S.; Fritz-Wallace, K.; Engelmann, B.; Rolle-Kampczyk, U.; Kleinsteuber, S.; Schattenberg, F.; Liu, Z.; Müller, S.; Jehmlich, N.; von Bergen, M.; Herberth, G.;
Journal Gut Microbes
Year 2020
Department UMB; IMMU; MOLSYB;
Volume 11
Issue 4
Language englisch;
POF III (all) F11; T42;
Keywords Bioreactor; flow cytometry; protein profiling; metabolomics; t-RFLP; short chain fatty acids; intestinal microbiota; in vitro model; simplified human intestinal microbiota (SIHUMI)

Diverse intestinal microbiota is frequently used in in vitro bioreactor models to study the effects of diet, chemical contaminations, or medication. However, the reproducible cultivation of fecal microbiota is challenging and the resultant communities behave highly dynamic. To approach the issue of reproducibility in in vitro models, we established an intestinal microbiota model community of reduced complexity, SIHUMIx, as a valuable model for in vitro use.

The development of the SIHUMIx community was monitored over time with methods covering the cellular and the molecular level. We used microbial flow cytometry, intact protein profiling and terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis to assess community structure. In parallel, we analyzed the functional level by targeted analysis of short-chain fatty acids and untargeted metabolomics. The stability properties constancy, resistance, and resilience were approached both on the structural and functional level of the community. We show that the SIHUMIx community is highly reproducible and constant since day 5 of cultivation. Furthermore, SIHUMIx has the ability to resist and recover from a pulsed perturbation, with changes in community structure recovered earlier than functional changes.

Since community structure and function changed divergently, both levels need to be monitored at the same time to gain a full overview of the community development. All five methods are highly suitable to follow the community dynamics of SIHUMIx and indicated stability on day five. This makes SIHUMIx a suitable in vitro model to investigate the effects of e.g. medical, chemical, or dietary interventions.

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Krause, J.L., Schaepe, S.S., Fritz-Wallace, K., Engelmann, B., Rolle-Kampczyk, U., Kleinsteuber, S., Schattenberg, F., Liu, Z., Müller, S., Jehmlich, N., von Bergen, M., Herberth, G. (2020):
Following the community development of SIHUMIx – a new intestinal in vitro model for bioreactor use
Gut Microbes 11 (4), 1116 - 1129