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  1. Campylobacter enteritis has emerged as one of the most common forms of human diarrheal illness. In this study we have investigated the virulence potential of five new C. jejuni chicken isolates (RO14, RO19, RO24,...

    Authors: Lavinia Stef, Ada Cean, Aida Vasile, Calin Julean, Dan Drinceanu and Nicolae Corcionivoschi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  2. Acute appendicitis is a surgical emergency in which the appendix is surgically removed to prevent peritonitis due to perforation of the appendix. Depending on age and gender, up to 17% of removed appendices do...

    Authors: Laurens J Westerman, Marguerite EI Schipper, Herbert V Stel, Marc JM Bonten and Johannes G Kusters

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:40

    Content type: Short report

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  3. From a clinical perspective, it is important to know which serogroups, virulence genes and antibiotic resistance patterns are present in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in pediatric patients suffer...

    Authors: Hassan Momtaz, Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi, Mohammad Javad Hosseini, Meysam Sarshar and Maliheh Heidari

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  4. Vibrio parahaemolyticus, an important human pathogen, is associated with gastroenteritis and transmitted through partially cooked seafood. It has become a major concern in the production and trade of marine food ...

    Authors: Suma Tiruvayipati, Subha Bhassu, Narender Kumar, Ramani Baddam, Sabiha Shaik, Anil Kumar Gurindapalli, Kwai Lin Thong and Niyaz Ahmed

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:37

    Content type: Research

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  5. This study was conducted to determine the role of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) in inflammatory diarrhea among hospitalized patients in Kolkata. The inflammatory pathogenesis of EAEC was established i...

    Authors: Dhira Rani Saha, Sucharita Guin, Rajendran Krishnan, Dhrubajyoti Nag, Hemanta Koley, Sumio Shinoda and Thandavarayan Ramamurthy

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  6. Plasmid-encoded extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-enzymes are frequently produced by Escherichia coli. Several ESBL-plasmids contain genes for toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems, which assure the maintenance of p...

    Authors: Katharina Schaufler, Lothar H Wieler, Torsten Semmler, Christa Ewers and Sebastian Guenther

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:34

    Content type: Short report

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  7. The cagA gene is one of the important virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori. The diversity of cagA 5′ conserved region is thought to reflect the phylogenetic relationships between different H. pylori isolates ...

    Authors: Barik A Salih, Bora Kazim Bolek, Mehmet Taha Yildiz and Soykan Arikan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:33

    Content type: Short report

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  8. Propionic acid (PA) found in some foods and formed as a metabolic product of gut bacteria has been reported to mimic/mediate the effects of autism. The present study was undertaken to compare the effect of ora...

    Authors: Afaf El-Ansary, Ghada Shaker, Nikhat J Siddiqi and Laila Y Al-Ayadhi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. Different strategies of colonization or infection by E. coli result in formation of certain adhesion patterns which help also in classifying intestinal E. coli into pathotypes. Little is known about adhesion patt...

    Authors: Ulrike Frömmel, Alexander Böhm, Jörg Nitschke, Jörg Weinreich, Julia Groß, Stefan Rödiger, Thomas Wex, Hermann Ansorge, Olaf Zinke, Christian Schröder, Dirk Roggenbuck and Peter Schierack

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  10. The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii is used worldwide as a probiotic to alleviate the effects of several gastrointestinal diseases and control antibiotics-associated diarrhea. While many studies report the probioti...

    Authors: Indu Khatri, Akil Akhtar, Kamaldeep Kaur, Rajul Tomar, Gandham Satyanarayana Prasad, Thirumalai Nallan Chakravarthy Ramya and Srikrishna Subramanian

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  11. Serratia marcescens is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen with broad range of host ranging from vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. S. marcescens strain W2.3 was isolated from a diseased tilapia fish and it w...

    Authors: Xin Yue Chan, Chien Yi Chang, Kar Wai Hong, Kok Keng Tee, Wai Fong Yin and Kok Gan Chan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:29

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  12. Three pathogenicity islands, viz. SPI-1 (Salmonella pathogenicity island 1), SPI-2 (Salmonella pathogenicity island 2) and T6SS (Type VI Secretion System), present in the genome of Salmonella typhimurium have bee...

    Authors: Chandrani Das, Anirban Dutta, Hannah Rajasingh and Sharmila S Mande

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  13. Recent studies of Giardia lamblia outbreaks have indicated that 40–80% of infected patients experience long-lasting functional gastrointestinal disorders after parasitic clearance. Our aim was to assess changes i...

    Authors: Tzu-Ling Chen, Shin Chen, Hsiu-Wei Wu, Tsung-Chun Lee, Yen-Zhen Lu, Li-Ling Wu, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Chin-Hung Sun, Wei-Hsuan Yu, Andre G Buret and Linda Chia-Hui Yu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  14. Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that persistently infects the human stomach inducing chronic inflammation. The exact mechanisms of pathogenesis are still not completely understood. Although not a...

    Authors: Yalda Khosravi, Vellaya Rehvathy, Wei Yee Wee, Susana Wang, Primo Baybayan, Siddarth Singh, Meredith Ashby, Junxian Ong, Arlaine Anne Amoyo, Shih Wee Seow, Siew Woh Choo, Tim Perkins, Eng Guan Chua, Alfred Tay, Barry James Marshall, Mun Fai Loke…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:25

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2014 6:11

  15. Brachyspira pilosicoli is an anaerobic spirochaete that can colonizes the large intestine of many host species. Infection is particularly problematic in pigs and adult poultry, causing colitis and diarrhea, but i...

    Authors: Eugene Neo, Tom La, Nyree Dale Phillips, Mohammad Yousef Alikani and David J Hampson

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:24

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2019 11:50

  16. Human rotavirus (HRV) is the most important cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) reduces rotavirus infection and diarrhea. However, the molecular mech...

    Authors: Shaoping Wu, Lijuan Yuan, Yongguo Zhang, Fangning Liu, Guohua Li, Ke Wen, Jacob Kocher, Xingdong Yang and Jun Sun

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. Shigella species are a common cause of acute diarrheal disease in China. In this study, we characterized the changing trends and serotype distribution of Shigella species in Beijing from 1994 to 2010. A total of ...

    Authors: Yuanli Mao, Enbo Cui, Chunmei Bao, Zhenhong Liu, Suming Chen, Juling Zhang, Huan Wang, Chenglong Zhang, Jing Zou, John D Klena, Baoli Zhu, Fen Qu and Zhiyun Wang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  18. Vibrio fluvialis is an emerging diarrheal pathogen for which no genome is currently available. In this work, draft genomes of two closely related clinical strains PG41 and I21563 have been explored.

    Authors: Indu Khatri, Sakshi Mahajan, Chetna Dureja, Srikrishna Subramanian and Saumya Raychaudhuri

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:20

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  19. In vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is a powerful method for the analysis of host-pathogen interactions in small animal models. The commercially available bioluminescent Listeria monocytogenes strain Xen32 is c...

    Authors: Silke Bergmann, Manfred Rohde, Klaus Schughart and Andreas Lengeling

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:19

    Content type: Short report

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  20. Oral lesions may be found in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), in a percentage up to 20%. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible relationship between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MA...

    Authors: Paola Molicotti, Antonio M Scanu, Aurea Lumbau, Sara Cannas, Alessandra Bua, Pietrina Lugliè and Stefania Zanetti

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:18

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  21. Campylobacter concisus is an emerging enteric pathogen associated with prolonged diarrhoea and possibly inflammatory bowel disease in children as well as adults, but the interaction with cells of the innate immun...

    Authors: Nina B Sørensen, Hans L Nielsen, Kim Varming and Henrik Nielsen

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. Listeria adhesion protein (Lap), an alcohol acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (lmo1634) promotes bacterial paracellular translocation through epithelial cell junctions during gastrointestinal phase of infection. Secrete...

    Authors: Hyochin Kim and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  23. Shewanella spp. is infrequently recovered from clinical specimens. Following two outbreaks of food poisoning, eight Shewanella spp. strains were obtained from the fecal specimens of patients, food and food proces...

    Authors: Duochun Wang, Yonglu Wang, Hongnan Huang, Jie Lin, Di Xiao and Biao Kan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:15

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  24. Although the etiology of Type 1 Diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has not been determined, genetic polymorphism in key genes, including SLC11A1, and association with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) h...

    Authors: Saleh A Naser, Saisathya Thanigachalam, C Thomas Dow and Michael T Collins

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:14

    Content type: Short report

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  25. The uropathogenic specific protein (Usp) and three OrfU proteins (OrfU1, OrfU2 and OrfU3) are encoded in the putative small pathogenicity island which is closely associated with Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Al...

    Authors: Myo Thura Zaw, Eiki Yamasaki, Shingo Yamamoto, G Balakrish Nair, Keiko Kawamoto and Hisao Kurazono

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  26. The existence of microbe free animals or plants in nature is virtually impossible as they and plants have a certain degree of symbiotic association with microbes. This symbiotic association leads to the format...

    Authors: Yadvir Singh, Javed Ahmad, Javed Musarrat, Nasreen Z Ehtesham and Seyed E Hasnain

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:12

    Content type: Review

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  27. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis infections are known to exhibit worldwide prevalence with increased morbidity and mortality. The conventional strategies like antibiotic therapy and vaccination have not on...

    Authors: Jugal Kishore Das, Debasmita Mishra, Pratikshya Ray, Prangya Tripathy, Tushar K Beuria, Neera Singh and Mrutyunjay Suar

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  28. An altered gut microbiota composition has recently been linked to obesity. The principal aim of this study is to investigate and compare the gut microbiota composition in obese and lean children. Secondly, ass...

    Authors: Liene Bervoets, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Ineke Kortleven, Caroline Van Noten, Niel Hens, Carl Vael, Herman Goossens, Kristine N Desager and Vanessa Vankerckhoven

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  29. Comet assay is a quick method for assessing DNA damage in individual cells. It allows the detection of single and double DNA strand breaks, which represent the direct effect of some damaging agents. This study...

    Authors: Afaf El-Ansary, Ghada H Shaker, Amina R El-Gezeery and Laila Al-Ayadhi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  30. Antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs) are antimicrobial agents administered to livestock in feed for prolonged periods to enhance feed efficiency. Beef cattle are primarily finished in confined feeding operati...

    Authors: Kristen L Reti, Matthew C Thomas, L Jay Yanke, L Brent Selinger and G Douglas Inglis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  31. Ochrobactrum intermedium is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of humans that is closely related to members of the genus Brucella. Earlier, we reported the case of an Indian subject with non-ulcer dyspeptic sympt...

    Authors: Girish Kulkarni, Dhiraj Dhotre, Mahesh Dharne, Sudarshan Shetty, Somak Chowdhury, Vatsala Misra, Sriprakash Misra, Milind Patole and Yogesh Shouche

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:7

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  32. Mental health disorders, depression in particular, have been described as a global epidemic. Research suggests that a variety of lifestyle and environmental changes may be driving at least some portion of the ...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:5

    Content type: Review

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  33. Rapid scientific and technological advances have allowed for a more detailed understanding of the relevance of intestinal microbiota, and the entire body-wide microbiome, to human health and well-being. Rodent...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:4

    Content type: Review

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  34. In recent years there has been a renewed interest concerning the ways in which the gastrointestinal tract – its functional integrity and microbial residents – might influence human mood (e.g. depression) and b...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:3

    Content type: Review

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  35. The aim of this study is to expand existing knowledge about the CRC-associated microbiome among Han Chinese, and to further discover the variation pattern of the human CRC microbiome across all population.

    Authors: Jiawei Geng, Hong Fan, Xiaodan Tang, Huiqin Zhai and Zhigang Zhang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:2

    Content type: Short report

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  36. The diverse bacterial communities colonizing the gut (gastrointestinal tract) of infants as commensal flora, which play an important role in nutrient absorption and determining the state of health, are known t...

    Authors: Shirajum Monira, Shota Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, Kaori Izutsu, Haruo Watanabe, Nur Haque Alam, Takaaki Nakaya, Toshihiro Horii, Sk Imran Ali, Tetsuya Iida and Munirul Alam

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the cause of Johne’s disease, an enteric granulomatous disease. Recently, MAP has been associated with different autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, t...

    Authors: Speranza Masala, Davide Cossu, Adolfo Pacifico, Paola Molicotti and Leonardo A Sechi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:24

    Content type: Short report

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  38. Motility helps many pathogens swim through the highly viscous intestinal mucus. Given the differing outcomes of Campylobacter concisus infection, the motility of eight C. concisus strains isolated from patients w...

    Authors: Peter Lavrencic, Nadeem O Kaakoush, Karina D Huinao, Nupur Kain and Hazel M Mitchell

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  39. Escherichia coli is believed to participate in the etiology of Crohn’s disease (CD) and possibly of ulcerative colitis (UC), due at least in part to the observed rise in the number of these bacteria in the gut mi...

    Authors: Helton Luis de Souza, Vanessa R de Carvalho, Fernando Gomes Romeiro, Ligia Yukie Sassaki, Rogeria Keller and Josias Rodrigues

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:21

    Content type: Research

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  40. Salmonella Typhi is a human restricted pathogen with a significant number of individuals as asymptomatic carriers of the bacterium. Salmonella infection can be effectively controlled if a reliable method for iden...

    Authors: Ramani Baddam, Narender Kumar, Sabiha Shaik, Tiruvayipati Suma, Soo Tein Ngoi, Kwai-Lin Thong and Niyaz Ahmed

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  41. The large numbers of human intestinal microorganisms have a highly co-evolved relationship with the immune system. Dysbacteriosis of intestinal microbiota induces alterations of immune responses, and is closel...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Ming Li, Yinhui Liu, Chuanzhou Gao, Shu Wen and Li Tang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:19

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  42. The recently developed rapid immunochromatographic tests (ICT) have the potential to provide a quick and easy diagnosis of Campylobacter enteritis in comparison to culture. In a previous study we found them se...

    Authors: Pauline Floch, Julien Goret, Emilie Bessède, Philippe Lehours and Francis Mégraud

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:17

    Content type: Short report

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