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  1. Content type: Research

    Clostridium difficile (CD), a spore-forming and toxin-producing bacterium, is the main cause for antibiotic-associated diarrhea in the elderly. Here we investigated CD colonization in ...

    Authors: Sophie Fehlbaum, Christophe Chassard, Sophie Annick Poeker, Muriel Derrien, Candice Fourmestraux and Christophe Lacroix

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:63

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  2. Content type: Genome Report

    Enterococcus faecalis, the type strain of the genus Enterococcus, is not only a commensal bacterium in the gastrointestinal tract in vertebrates and invertebrates, but also causes seri...

    Authors: Joon Yong Kim, Hye Seon Song, Yeon Bee Kim, Joseph Kwon, Jong-Soon Choi, Yong-Joon Cho, Byung-Yong Kim, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Jinjong Myoung, Young-Do Nam and Seong Woon Roh

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:62

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  3. Content type: Research

    Mouse infection studies have shown that interferon-γ (IFN-γ), a T helper 1 (Th1) cytokine, is required for the development of severe pathology induced by chronic Helicobacter infection. This finding is largely ba...

    Authors: Michelle Chonwerawong, Patrick Avé, Michel Huerre and Richard L. Ferrero

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:61

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  4. Content type: Research

    More than 50 years after the discovery of antibiotics, bacterial infections have decreased substantially; however, antibiotics also may have negative effects such as increasing susceptibility to pathogens. An ...

    Authors: Tadasu Iizumi, Takako Taniguchi, Wataru Yamazaki, Geraldine Vilmen, Alexander V. Alekseyenko, Zhan Gao, Guillermo I. Perez Perez and Martin J. Blaser

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:60

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  5. Content type: Genome Report

    Foodborne illness can occur due to various pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and can cause severe gastroenteritis symptoms. In this study, we complet...

    Authors: Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Sooyeon Lim, Kwondo Kim, Suyeon Kim, Eun Jung Na, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu, Sang Ho Choi and Heebal Kim

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:59

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  6. Content type: Research

    Acute diarrhea is one of the major public health problems worldwide. Most of studies on acute diarrhea have been made on infants aged below 5 years and few efforts have been made to identify the etiological ag...

    Authors: Shun-Xian Zhang, Chun-Li Yang, Wen-Peng Gu, Lin Ai, Emmanuel Serrano, Pin Yang, Xia Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li, Shan Lv, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Jun-Hu Chen, Wei Hu, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:58

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  7. Content type: Genome Report

    The Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O91:H21 strains NCCP15736 and NCCP15737 were isolated during a single outbreak in Korea, NCCP15736 from a symptomatic carrier and NCCP15737 from an asymptomatic c...

    Authors: Taesoo Kwon, Young-Seok Bak, Young-Hee Jung, Young-Bin Yu, Jong Tae Choi, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Jung-Beom Kim, Won Kim and Seung-Hak Cho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:57

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  8. Content type: Research

    Chickens are regarded as the main reservoir for human campylobacteriosis. Little is known about the interaction between Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) and chickens. This interaction may be influenced by the sta...

    Authors: Zifeng Han, Thomas Willer, Colin Pielsticker, Lenka Gerzova, Ivan Rychlik and Silke Rautenschlein

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:56

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  9. Content type: Genome Report

    Staphylococcus xylosus is coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS), found occasionally on the skin of humans but recurrently on other mammals. Recent reports suggest that this commensal ...

    Authors: Gurwinder Kaur, Amit Arora, Sathyaseelan Sathyabama, Nida Mubin, Sheenam Verma, Shanmugam Mayilraj and Javed N. Agrewala

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:55

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  10. Content type: Research

    Helicobacter pylori is a pathogenic bacterium that causes various gastrointestinal diseases. The most common gastric malignancies associated with H. pylori are gastric cancer and lymph...

    Authors: Masahiko Hashinaga, Rumiko Suzuki, Junko Akada, Takashi Matsumoto, Yasutoshi Kido, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Masaaki Kodama, Kazunari Murakami and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:54

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Human astroviruses (HAstVs) are commonly identified worldwide as important aetiological agents of acute gastroenteritis in all age groups. More and more evidences challenged the paradigm that AstV infections a...

    Authors: Xiaochun Wang, Jinxin Wang, Chenglin Zhou, Shixing Yang, Quan Shen, Wen Zhang and Dunwu Qi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:53

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Human parechovirus (HPeV) is a genus of virus in the family Picornaviridae, having two species A and B. HPeVs are common infectious agents, usually causing mild diarrhea and respiratory disease in young children.

    Authors: Xiangyang Zhao, Yongqiang Shi and Yu Xia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:52

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  13. Content type: Research

    Rotavirus vaccines have poor efficacy in infants from low- and middle-income countries. Gut microbiota is thought to influence the immune response to oral vaccines. Thus, we developed a gnotobiotic (Gn) pig mo...

    Authors: Erica L. Twitchell, Christine Tin, Ke Wen, Husen Zhang, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Samuel Vilchez, Guohua Li, Ashwin Ramesh, Mariah Weiss, Shaohua Lei, Tammy Bui, Xingdong Yang, Stacey Schultz-Cherry and Lijuan Yuan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:51

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  14. Content type: Research

    Human are confronted on a daily basis with contaminant pesticide residues in food, water and other components of the environment. Although the digestive system is the first organ to come into contact with food...

    Authors: Claire Joly Condette, Bertin Elion Dzon, Farida Hamdad, Maurice Biendo, Véronique Bach and Hafida Khorsi-Cauet

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:50

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In the winter of 2014–2015, a novel norovirus (NoV) strain (GII.17) was reported to be the major cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in East Asia. To determine the time course of gastroenteritis infections asso...

    Authors: Lifeng Pan, Caoyi Xue, Huiqin Fu, Dan Liu, Linying Zhu, Chang Cui, Weiping Zhu, Yifei Fu and Sun Qiao

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:49

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  16. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter species are the major food-borne pathogens which could cause bacterial gastroenteritis in humans. Contaminated chicken products have been recognized as the primary vehicl...

    Authors: Tengfei Zhang, Qingping Luo, Yiluo Chen, Tingting Li, Guoyuan Wen, Rongrong Zhang, Ling Luo, Qin Lu, Diyun Ai, Hongcai Wang and Huabin Shao

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:48

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  17. Content type: Genome Report

    Chryseobacterium indologenes is an emerging opportunistic pathogen in hospital-acquired infection, which is intrinsically resistant to most antimicrobial agents against gram-negative b...

    Authors: Tingting Wang, Xiawei Jiang, Chunyan Feng, Ang Li, Huihui Dong, Shaoqiang Wu and Beiwen Zheng

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:47

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  18. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Most recently we reported that RHB‑104 triple antibiotics combination in culture is bactericidal and should be effective for treatment of Crohn’s disease (CD)-associated with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratu...

    Authors: Ahmad Qasem, Mitra Safavikhasraghi and Saleh A. Naser

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:45

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  19. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes debilitating liver diseases, which may progress to cirrhosis and cancer, and claims 500,000 annual lives worldwide. While HCV epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapy are being...

    Authors: AbdelRahman Mahmoud Aly, AbdelReheem Adel, Ahmed Osama El-Gendy, Tamer M. Essam and Ramy K. Aziz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:42

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  20. Content type: Research

    Cold atmospheric plasma could constitute an alternative against multi-drug resistant pathogens. Susceptibility of enterococci to cold atmospheric plasma was investigated in vitro.

    Authors: Matthias Napp, Sebastian von Podewils, Ingo Klare, Hermann Haase, Richard Kasch, Denis Gümbel, Axel Ekkernkamp, Michael Jünger and Georg Daeschlein

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:41

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  21. Content type: Research

    Thermophilic Campylobacter species are a major cause of bacterial foodborne diarrhoea in humans worldwide. Poultry and their products are the predominant source for human campylobacteriosis. Resistance of Campylo...

    Authors: Tuan Ngoc Minh Nguyen, Helmut Hotzel, John Njeru, Joyce Mwituria, Hosny El-Adawy, Herbert Tomaso, Heinrich Neubauer and Hafez M. Hafez

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:39

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  22. Content type: Genome Report

    Multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii has dramatically increased in recent years worldwide. Thus, last-line antibiotics like carbapenems are increasingly being used which in turn further augments select...

    Authors: Christa Ewers, Peter Klotz, Sandra Scheufen, Ursula Leidner, Stephan Göttig and Torsten Semmler

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:37

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  23. Content type: Research

    Infantile eczema is an immunological disease that is characterized by itchy and dry skin. Recent studies have suggested that gut microbiota (GM) plays a role in the development and progression of eczema. To fu...

    Authors: Heping Wang, Yinhu Li, Xin Feng, Yufeng Li, Wenjian Wang, Chuangzhao Qiu, Jianqiang Xu, Zhenyu Yang, Zhichuan Li, Qian Zhou, Kaihu Yao, Hongmei Wang, Yuzheng Li, Dongfang Li, Wenkui Dai and Yuejie Zheng

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:36

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  24. Content type: Genome Report

    Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae KP617 is a pathogenic strain that coproduces OXA-232 and NDM-1 carbapenemases. We sequenced the genome of KP617, which was isolated from the wou...

    Authors: Taesoo Kwon, Young-Hee Jung, Sanghyun Lee, Mi-ran Yun, Won Kim and Dae-Won Kim

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:34

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  25. Content type: Research

    Human Campylobacter jejuni infections are worldwide on the rise. Information about the distinct molecular mechanisms underlying campylobacteriosis, however, are scarce. In the present study we investigated whethe...

    Authors: Markus M. Heimesaat, Ursula Grundmann, Marie E. Alutis, André Fischer, Ulf B. Göbel and Stefan Bereswill

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:21

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  26. Content type: Genome report

    Vibrio vulnificus, a resident in the human gut, is frequently found in seafood, causing food-borne illnesses including gastroenteritis and severe septicemia. While V. vulnificus has be...

    Authors: Han Young Chung, You-Tae Kim, Suyeon Kim, Eun Jung Na, Hye-Jin Ku, Keun Hwa Lee, Sang Taek Heo, Sangryeol Ryu, Heebal Kim, Sang Ho Choi and Ju-Hoon Lee

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:22

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  27. Content type: Research

    Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) has been implicated as an etiological agent of Crohn’s disease (CD), a debilitating chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Clarithrom...

    Authors: Karel P. Alcedo, Saisathya Thanigachalam and Saleh A. Naser

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:32

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  28. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality among children less than 5 years of age worldwide, and its causes vary by region. This study aimed to determine the etiologic spectrum, prevalent c...

    Authors: Mei Qu, Bing Lv, Xin Zhang, Hanqiu Yan, Ying Huang, Haikun Qian, Bo Pang, Lei Jia, Biao Kan and Quanyi Wang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:31

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  29. Content type: Research

    Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) an economically important waterfowl for meat, eggs and feathers; is also a natural reservoir for influenza A viruses. The emergence of novel viruses is attributed to the status of co-ex...

    Authors: Mohammed Fawaz, Periyasamy Vijayakumar, Anamika Mishra, Pradeep N. Gandhale, Rupam Dutta, Nitin M. Kamble, Shashi B. Sudhakar, Parimal Roychoudhary, Himanshu Kumar, Diwakar D. Kulkarni and Ashwin Ashok Raut

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:30

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  30. Content type: Research

    The need for organic food of animal origin has increased rapidly in recent years. However, effects of organic animal husbandry on food safety have not been rigorously tested especially in meat turkey flocks. T...

    Authors: Marwa Fawzy El Metwaly Ahmed, Hosny El-Adawy, Helmut Hotzel, Herbert Tomaso, Heinrich Neubauer, Nicole Kemper, Joerg Hartung and Hafez Mohamed Hafez

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:28

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  31. Content type: Short report

    Thuricin CD is a two-component antimicrobial, belonging to the recently designated sactibiotic subclass of bacteriocins. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of thuricin CD, as well as the anti...

    Authors: Harsh Mathur, Mary C. Rea, Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill and R. Paul Ross

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:20

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  32. Content type: Research

    A variety of microbial communities exist throughout the human and animal body. Genetics, environmental factors and long-term dietary habit contribute to shaping the composition of the gut microbiota. For this ...

    Authors: Tewodros Debebe, Susanne Holtze, Michaela Morhart, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt, Steffen Rodewald, Klaus Huse, Matthias Platzer, Dereje Wyohannes, Salomon Yirga, Alemayehu Lemma, Rene Thieme, Brigitte König and Gerd Birkenmeier

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:25

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  33. Content type: Research

    The advent and use of highly sensitive molecular biology techniques to explore the microbiota and microbiome in environmental and tissue samples have detected the presence of contaminating microbial DNA within...

    Authors: Angela Glassing, Scot E. Dowd, Susan Galandiuk, Brian Davis and Rodrick J. Chiodini

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:24

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  34. Content type: Research

    Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative halophilic bacterium which is found largely in estuarine and coastal waters. The bacteria has been a main focus in gastro-intestinal infectio...

    Authors: Suma Tiruvayipati and Subha Bhassu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:23

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  35. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter concisus is a Gram-negative bacterium that is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some C. concisus strains carry zonula occludens toxin (zot) gene which has...

    Authors: Vikneswari Mahendran, Fang Liu, Stephen M. Riordan, Michael C. Grimm, Mark M. Tanaka and Li Zhang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:18

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  36. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter species are recognized as the most common cause of foodborne bacterial gastroenteritis in humans. In this study nine Campylobacter strains isolated from chicken meat and ...

    Authors: Tuan Ngoc Minh Nguyen, Helmut Hotzel, Hosny El-Adawy, Hanh Thi Tran, Minh Thi Hong Le, Herbert Tomaso, Heinrich Neubauer and Hafez Mohamed Hafez

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:19

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  37. Content type: Research

    Factors like ethnicity, diet and age of an individual have been hypothesized to play a role in determining the makeup of gut microbiome. In order to investigate the gut microbiome structure as well as the inte...

    Authors: Deepak Yadav, Tarini Shankar Ghosh and Sharmila S. Mande

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:17

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  38. Content type: Research

    Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is a human and animal pathogen that causes gastroenteritis characterized by inflammatory diarrhea and occasionally an invasive ...

    Authors: Jacob R. Elder, Kim Lam Chiok, Narayan C. Paul, Gary Haldorson, Jean Guard and Devendra H. Shah

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2016 8:35

  39. Content type: Genome report

    The non-shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (non-STEC) O157 is a pathogenic strain that cause diarrhea but does not cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome, or hemorrhagic colitis. Here, we present the 5-Mb draft geno...

    Authors: Taesoo Kwon, Jung-Beom Kim, Young-Seok Bak, Young-Bin Yu, Ki Sung Kwon, Won Kim and Seung-Hak Cho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2016 8:13

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