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  1. Research

    Prevalence of pks-positive Escherichia coli in Japanese patients with or without colorectal cancer

    Recent studies show that some Escherichia coli strains possessing a gene cluster named the pks island might have a causative role in the development of human colorectal cancer (CRC). In several reports from Europ...

    Takayuki Shimpoh, Yoshihiro Hirata, Sozaburo Ihara, Nobumi Suzuki, Hiroto Kinoshita, Yoku Hayakawa, Yumiko Ota, Akiko Narita, Shuntaro Yoshida, Atsuo Yamada and Kazuhiko Koike

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:35

    Published on: 12 June 2017

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    Complete genome sequence of Clostridium perfringens CBA7123 isolated from a faecal sample from Korea

    Clostridium perfringens is an opportunistic human pathogen that causes necrotic enteritis, mild diarrhea, clostridial myonecrosis or gas gangrene, sepsis, etc. In this study, we aim to...

    Yeon Bee Kim, Joon Yong Kim, Hye Seon Song, Changsu Lee, Joseph Kwon, Jisu Kang, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Myeong Seon Jeong, Young-Do Nam and Seong Woon Roh

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:32

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  3. Research

    Comparison of clinical and immunological findings in gnotobiotic piglets infected with Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak strain and EHEC O157:H7

    Shiga toxin (Stx) producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) (STEC) is the most frequent cause of diarrhoea-positive haemolytic uraemic syndrome (D + HUS) in humans. In 2011, a huge outbreak with an STEC O104:H4 strain...

    Bettina Wöchtl, Florian Gunzer, Wilhelm Gerner, Hagen Gasse, Michaela Koch, Zoltán Bagó, Martin Ganter, Herbert Weissenböck, Nora Dinhopl, Sina M. Coldewey, Alexandra von Altrock, Karl-Heinz Waldmann, Armin Saalmüller, Kurt Zimmermann, Jörg Steinmann, Jan Kehrmann…

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:30

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research

    Single-nucleotide polymorphism typing analysis for molecular subtyping of Salmonella Tennessee isolates associated with the 2007 nationwide peanut butter outbreak in the United States

    In 2007, a nationwide Salmonella Tennessee outbreak occurred via contaminated peanut butter. Here, we developed a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-typing method for S. Tennessee to determine the clonal subtyp...

    Hee-Jin Dong, Seongbeom Cho, David Boxrud, Shelly Rankin, Francis Downe, Judith Lovchik, Jim Gibson, Matt Erdman and A. Mahdi Saeed

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:25

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  5. Research

    Capsular polysaccharide inhibits adhesion of Bifidobacterium longum 105-A to enterocyte-like Caco-2 cells and phagocytosis by macrophages

    Bifidobacterium longum 105-A produces markedly high amounts of capsular polysaccharides (CPS) and exopolysaccharides (EPS) that should play distinct roles in bacterial–host interaction...

    Amin Tahoun, Hisayoshi Masutani, Hanem El-Sharkawy, Trudi Gillespie, Ryo P. Honda, Kazuo Kuwata, Mizuho Inagaki, Tomio Yabe, Izumi Nomura and Tohru Suzuki

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:27

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  6. Research

    Antibiotic resistance, serogroups, virulence genes, and phylogenetic groups of Escherichia coli isolated from yaks with diarrhea in Qinghai Plateau, China

    Ruminants serve as one of the most important reservoirs for pathogenic Escherichia coli. Infection with E. coli, a foodborne enteropathogen, can lead to asymptomatic infections that can cause life-threatening com...

    Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Shucheng Huang, Fazul Nabi, Houqiang Luo, Yanfang Lan and Jiakui Li

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:24

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  7. Research

    Mechanisms of antidiarrhoeal effects by diosmectite in human intestinal cells

    Rotavirus (RV) induces diarrhoea through a sequence of enterotoxic and cytotoxic effects. The former are NSP4-dependent, induce calcium-dependent chloride secretion and involve oxidative stress. Diosmectite (D...

    Vittoria Buccigrossi, Carla Russo, Amedeo Guarino, Maiara Brusco de Freitas and Alfredo Guarino

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:23

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  8. Research

    Substance P enhances lactic acid and tyramine production in Enterococcus faecalis V583 and promotes its cytotoxic effect on intestinal Caco-2/TC7 cells

    Enterococcus faecalis, generally considered as a saprophytic bowel commensal, has recently emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen causing severe urinary tract infections, surgical...

    Kelly Biaggini, Valérie Borrel, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub, Awa N’Diaye, Arthur Zébré, Maryse Bonnin-Jusserand, Guillaume Duflos, Marc Feuilloley, Djamel Drider, Pierre Déchelotte and Nathalie Connil

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:20

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  9. Research

    Prevalence, virulence potential, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiling of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains from cattle

    As a primary source of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection, cattle are often targeted to develop strategies for reducing STEC contamination. Monitoring the virulence potentials of STEC isolate...

    Hee-Jin Dong, Soomin Lee, Woohyun Kim, Jae-Uk An, Junhyung Kim, Danil Kim and Seongbeom Cho

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:22

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Research

    Genetic variants of Helicobacter pylori type IV secretion system components CagL and CagI and their association with clinical outcomes

    Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with risk for chronic gastritis (CG), gastric ulcer (GU), duodenal ulcer (DU), and gastric cancer (GC). The H. pylori Cag type IV secretion ...

    Hirofumi Ogawa, Akira Iwamoto, Toshihito Tanahashi, Rina Okada, Koji Yamamoto, Shin Nishiumi, Masaru Yoshida and Takeshi Azuma

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:21

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  11. Research

    Multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria in the gut of young children in Bangladesh

    The gut of human harbors diverse commensal microbiota performing an array of beneficial role for the hosts. In the present study, the major commensal gut bacteria isolated by culturing methods from 15 children...

    Shirajum Monira, Syeda Antara Shabnam, Sk. Imran Ali, Abdus Sadique, Fatema-Tuz Johura, Kazi Zillur Rahman, Nur Haque Alam, Haruo Watanabe and Munirul Alam

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:19

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  12. Research

    Helicobacter pylori vacA s1m1 genotype but not cagA or babA2 increase the risk of ulcer and gastric cancer in patients from Southern Mexico

    The vacA, cagA and babA2 genotypes of Helicobacter pylori are associated with gastric pathology. The objectives were to determine the frequency of infection and distribution of the vacA, cagA and babA2 genotypes ...

    Adolfo Román-Román, Dinorah Nashely Martínez-Carrillo, Josefina Atrisco-Morales, Julio César Azúcar-Heziquio, Abner Saúl Cuevas-Caballero, Carlos Alberto Castañón-Sánchez, Roxana Reyes-Ríos, Reyes Betancourt-Linares, Salomón Reyes-Navarrete, Iván Cruz-del Carmen, Margarita Camorlinga-Ponce, Enoc Mariano Cortés-Malagón and Gloria Fernández-Tilapa

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:18

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  13. Research

    Multiple etiologies of infectious diarrhea and concurrent infections in a pediatric outpatient-based screening study in Odisha, India

    There are multiple etiologies responsible for infectious gastroenteritis causing acute diarrhea which are often under diagnosed. Also acute diarrhea is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among ...

    Arpit Kumar Shrivastava, Subrat Kumar, Nirmal Kumar Mohakud, Mrutyunjay Suar and Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:16

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  14. Research

    Global gene expression in Escherichia coli, isolated from the diseased ocular surface of the human eye with a potential to form biofilm

    Escherichia coli, the gastrointestinal commensal, is also known to cause ocular infections such as conjunctivitis, keratitis and endophthalmitis. These infections are normally resolved...

    Konduri Ranjith, Kotakonda Arunasri, Gundlapally Sathyanarayana Reddy, HariKrishna Adicherla, Savitri Sharma and Sisinthy Shivaji

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:15

    Published on: 3 April 2017

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