Observational Study
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World J Clin Cases. Apr 16, 2018; 6(4): 54-63
Published online Apr 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i4.54
Correlations between microbial communities in stool and clinical indicators in patients with metabolic syndrome
Lang Lin, Zai-Bo Wen, Dong-Jiao Lin, Jiang-Ting Dong, Jie Jin, Fei Meng
Lang Lin, Zai-Bo Wen, Dong-Jiao Lin, Jiang-Ting Dong, Department of Gastroenterology, Cangnan People’s Hospital, Cangnan 325800, Zhejiang Province, China
Jie Jin, Fei Meng, Department of Research Service, Zhiyuan Medical Inspection Institute CO., LTD, Hangzhou 310030, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Lin L formulated the problem; Wen ZB, Lin DJ and Dong JT collected samples; Meng F performed 16S rDNA sequencing; Jin J analyzed the data; Lin L and Jin J wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study has been approved by the ethics committee.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: To the best of our knowledge, no conflicts of interest exist.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Lang Lin, MSc, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Cangnan People’s Hospital, Lingxi Town, Yucang Road No.195, Cangnan 325800, Zhejiang Province, China. cnxiaohua1965@sina.cn
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Received: January 2, 2018
Peer-review started: January 2, 2018
First decision: January 18, 2018
Revised: February 2, 2018
Accepted: March 7, 2018
Article in press: March 7, 2018
Published online: April 16, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: We amplified the V3-V4 regions of the 16S rDNA from faecal samples to analysis the bacterial community structure and distribution of intestinal microflora in patients with metabolic syndrome combined with clinical indicators. The results showed that the species of metabolic syndrome patients was significantly higher than that of controls, and the microbial diversity of controls was greater than that of metabolic syndrome patients. The correlation analysis showed that alkaline phosphatase was negatively correlated with the abundance of Prevotella, indicating that Prevotella may be a target microorganism in patients with metabolic syndrome.