Gut microbiota composition alterations are associated with the onset of diabetes in kidney transplant recipients

Autoři: Marie Lecronier aff001;  Parvine Tashk aff001;  Yanis Tamzali aff002;  Olivier Tenaillon aff001;  Erick Denamur aff001;  Benoit Barrou aff002;  Judith Aron-Wisnewsky aff004;  Jérôme Tourret aff001
Působiště autorů: INSERM, IAME, UMR 1137, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France aff001;  AP-HP, Département d’Urologie, Néphrologie et Transplantation, GH Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, Paris, France aff002;  AP-HP, Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France aff003;  Sorbonne Université, Paris, France aff004;  AP-HP, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, ICAN, Service de nutrition, GH Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, Paris, France aff005;  INSERM, UMR_S U1166, équipe NutriOmics, Paris, France aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article



The gut dysbiosis associated with diabetes acquired before or after kidney transplantation (KT) has not been explored.


Patients transplanted at our institution provided fecal samples before, and 3–9 months after KT. Fecal bacterial DNA was extracted and 9 bacteria or bacterial groups were quantified by qPCR.


50 patients (19 controls without diabetes, 15 who developed New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation, NODAT, and 16 with type 2 diabetes before KT) were included. Before KT, Lactobacillus sp. tended to be less frequently detected in controls than in those who would become diabetic following KT (NODAT) and in initially diabetic patients (60%, 87.5%, and 100%, respectively, p = 0.08). The relative abundance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii was 30 times lower in initially diabetic patients than in controls (p = 0.002). The relative abundance of F. prausnitzii of NODAT patients was statistically indistinguishable from controls and from diabetic patients. The relative abundance of Lactobacillus sp. increased following KT in NODAT and in initially diabetic patients (20-fold, p = 0.06, and 25-fold, p = 0.02, respectively). In contrast, the proportion of Akkermansia muciniphila decreased following KT in NODAT and in initially diabetic patients (2,500-fold, p = 0.04, and 50,000-fold, p<0.0001, respectively). The proportion of Lactobacillus and A. muciniphila did not change in controls between before and after the transplantation. Consequently, after KT the relative abundance of Lactobacillus sp. was 25 times higher (p = 0.07) and the relative abundance of A. muciniphila was 2,000 times lower (p = 0.002) in diabetics than in controls.


An alteration of the gut microbiota composition involving Lactobacillus sp., A. muciniphila and F. prausnitzii is associated with the glycemic status in KT recipients, raising the question of their role in the genesis of NODAT.

Klíčová slova:

Bacteria – HbA1c – Obesity – Microbiome – Gut bacteria – Renal transplantation – Lactobacillus – diabetes mellitus


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