Oral administration of Blautia wexlerae ameliorates obesity and type 2 diabetes via metabolic remodeling of the gut microbiota

Koji Hosomi, Mayu Saito, Jonguk Park, Haruka Murakami, Naoko Shibata, Masahiro Ando, Takahiro Nagatake, Kana Konishi, Harumi Ohno, Kumpei Tanisawa, Attayeb Mohsen, Yi An Chen, Hitoshi Kawashima, Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Yoshimasa Oka, Hidenori Shimizu, Mari Furuta, Yoko Tojima, Kento Sawane, Azusa SaikaSaki Kondo, Yasunori Yonejima, Haruko Takeyama, Akira Matsutani, Kenji Mizuguchi, Motohiko Miyachi, Jun Kunisawa*

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Abstract

The gut microbiome is an important determinant in various diseases. Here we perform a cross-sectional study of Japanese adults and identify the Blautia genus, especially B. wexlerae, as a commensal bacterium that is inversely correlated with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Oral administration of B. wexlerae to mice induce metabolic changes and anti-inflammatory effects that decrease both high-fat diet–induced obesity and diabetes. The beneficial effects of B. wexlerae are correlated with unique amino-acid metabolism to produce S-adenosylmethionine, acetylcholine, and l-ornithine and carbohydrate metabolism resulting in the accumulation of amylopectin and production of succinate, lactate, and acetate, with simultaneous modification of the gut bacterial composition. These findings reveal unique regulatory pathways of host and microbial metabolism that may provide novel strategies in preventive and therapeutic approaches for metabolic disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4477
JournalNature communications
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • General
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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