Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Online ISSN : 1880-5086
Print ISSN : 0912-0009
ISSN-L : 0912-0009
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Dietary phosphate disturbs of gut microbiome in mice
Naoko OdaKohei SugiharaTakashi UebansoHirokazu OhminamiKohta OhnishiMasashi MasudaHisami Yamanaka-OkumuraYutaka Taketani
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2023 Volume 73 Issue 3 Pages 221-227


Disorder of phosphate metabolism is a common pathological condition in chronic kidney disease patients. Excessive intake of dietary phosphate deteriorates chronic kidney disease and various complications including cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Recent reports have demonstrated that gut microbiome disturbance is associated with both the etiology and progression of chronic kidney disease. However, the relationship between dietary phosphate and gut microbiome remains unknown. Here, we examined the effects of excessive intake of phosphate on gut microbiome. Five-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed either control diet or high phosphate diet for eight weeks. Analysis of the gut microbiota was carried out using MiSeq next generation sequencer, and short-chain fatty acids were determined with GC-‍MS. In analysis of gut microbiota, significantly increased in Erysipelotrichaceae and decreased in Ruminococcaceae were observed in high phosphate diet group. Furthermore, high phosphate diet induced reduction of microbial diversity and decreased mRNA levels of colonic tight junction markers. These results suggest that the excessive intake of dietary phosphate disturbs gut microbiota and affects intestinal barrier function.

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