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Abstract Title:

Gut Microbiota as a Subjective Measurement for Auxiliary Diagnosis of Insomnia Disorder.

Abstract Source:

Front Microbiol. 2019 ;10:1770. Epub 2019 Aug 13. PMID: 31456757

Abstract Author(s):

Bingdong Liu, Weifeng Lin, Shujie Chen, Ting Xiang, Yifan Yang, Yulong Yin, Guohuan Xu, Zhihong Liu, Li Liu, Jiyang Pan, Liwei Xie

Article Affiliation:

Bingdong Liu


Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder which is associated with various diseases' development and progression, such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Recent investigation of the gut-brain axis enhances our understanding of the role of the gut microbiota in brain-related diseases. However, whether the gut microbiota is associated with insomnia remains unknown. In the present investigation, leveraging the 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing of V3-V4 region and the novel bioinformatic analysis, it was demonstrated that between insomnia and healthy populations, the composition, diversity and metabolic function of the gut microbiota are significantly changed. Other than these, redundancy analysis, co-occurrence analysis and PICRUSt underpin the gut taxa composition, signaling pathways, and metabolic functions perturbed by insomnia disorder. Moreover, random forest together with cross-validation identified two signature bacteria, which could be used to distinguish the insomnia patients from the healthy population. Furthermore, based on the relative abundance and clinical sleep parameter, we constructed a prediction model utilizing artificial neural network (ANN) for auxiliary diagnosis of insomnia disorder. Overall, the aforementioned study provides a comprehensive understanding of the link between the gut microbiota and insomnia disorder.

Study Type : Human Study

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