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  1. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have enabled comprehensive analysis of the gut microbiota, which is closely linked to the health of the host. Consequently, several studies have explo...

    Authors: Junhyung Kim, Jae-Uk An, Woohyun Kim, Soomin Lee and Seongbeom Cho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:68

    Content type: Research

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  2. The aim of this study was to generate a reference set of Salmonella enterica genomes isolated from wildlife from the United States and to determine the antimicrobial resistance and virulence gene profile of the i...

    Authors: Milton Thomas, Gavin John Fenske, Linto Antony, Sudeep Ghimire, Ronald Welsh, Akhilesh Ramachandran and Joy Scaria

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:66

    Content type: Genome Report

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  3. Many bacteria and archaea possess a defense system called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) associated proteins (CRISPR-Cas system) against invaders such as phages or plasmids....

    Authors: Khotchawan Bangpanwimon, Jaksin Sottisuporn, Pimonsri Mittraparp-arthorn, Warattaya Ueaphatthanaphanich, Attapon Rattanasupar, Christine Pourcel and Varaporn Vuddhakul

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:65

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2017 9:72

  4. The waterborne diarrheagenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae, cause of the pandemic cholera disease, thrives in a variety of environments ranging from estuarine waters to the human intestinal tract. This species has tw...

    Authors: Andrés Fuentes Flores, Ignacio Sepúlveda Cisternas, José Ignacio Vásquez Solis de Ovando, Alexia Torres and Víctor Antonio García-Angulo

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:64

    Content type: Short report

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  5. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) leads to the onset of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and a wide range of gastrointestinal pathologies. Currently, CDI is one of the most imp...

    Authors: Marina Muñoz, Milena Camargo, Dora Inés Ríos-Chaparro, Paula Gómez, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:63

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Campylobacter is considered to be the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis, of which poultry is the main reservoir. Campylobacter contaminated chicken products are a major ...

    Authors: Tengfei Zhang, Jun Dong, Yiluo Cheng, Qin Lu, Qingping Luo, Guoyuan Wen, Guoping Liu and Huabin Shao

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:62

    Content type: Research

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  7. Infections with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) have become a serious threat particularly in hospitalized patients with immunopathological co-morbidities. T...

    Authors: Anne Grunau, Ulrike Escher, Anja A. Kühl, Stefan Bereswill and Markus M. Heimesaat

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:61

    Content type: Research

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  8. Vibrio cholerae is responsible for the cause of severe life-threatening infection known as cholera. The study aimed to analyze the genetic make-up of V. cholerae O139 isolates from India ...

    Authors: Shalini Anandan, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Suji Thangamani and Balaji Veeraraghavan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:60

    Content type: Genome Report

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  9. Bilophila wadsworthia is a major member of sulfidogenic bacteria in human gut, it was originally recovered from different clinical specimens of intra-abdominal infections and recently ...

    Authors: Zhou Feng, Wenmin Long, Binhan Hao, Ding Ding, Xiaoqing Ma, Liping Zhao and Xiaoyan Pang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:59

    Content type: Research

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  10. Of 19 environmental Escherichia coli (n = 12) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 7) tested for quinolone resistance-related genes qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrS and qepA, four each of E. coli and K. pneumoniae possessed qnrS

    Authors: Zillur Rahman, Aminul Islam, Mahamud-ur Rashid, Fatema-Tuz Johura, Shirajum Monira, Haruo Watanabe, Niyaz Ahmed, Andrew Camilli and Munirul Alam

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:58

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  11. The global incidence of foodborne infections and antibiotic resistance is recently increased and considered of public health concern. Currently, scarcely information is available on foodborne infections and ES...

    Authors: Amira A. Moawad, Helmut Hotzel, Omnia Awad, Herbert Tomaso, Heinrich Neubauer, Hafez M. Hafez and Hosny El-Adawy

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:57

    Content type: Research

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  12. There are few studies analyzed concurrently the prevalence and genotypes of Helicobacter pylori infection with the ancestor origins from different ethnics, especially with including minority groups. We recruited ...

    Authors: Phawinee Subsomwong, Muhammad Miftahussurur, Ratha-korn Vilaichone, Thawee Ratanachu-ek, Rumiko Suzuki, Junko Akada, Tomohisa Uchida, Varocha Mahachai and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:56

    Content type: Research

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  13. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) cause infectious diarrhea and diarrheal death. However, the genetic properties of pathogenic strains vary spatially and temporally, making prevention and treatment difficul...

    Authors: Taesoo Kwon, Si-yun Chung, Young-Hee Jung, Su-Jin Jung, Sang-Gyun Roh, Je-Seop Park, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Won Kim, Young-Seok Bak and Seung-Hak Cho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:55

    Content type: Genome Report

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  14. Ulcerative colitis (UC) as a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), presumed to occur as a consequence of increased immune responses to intestinal microbiota in genetically susceptible individuals. Enteroto...

    Authors: Samin Zamani, Sonia Hesam Shariati, Mohammad Reza Zali, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Akram Sarabi Asiabar, Saied Bokaie, Bizhan Nomanpour, Leonardo Antonio Sechi and Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:53

    Content type: Research

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  15. During the Spanish colonisation of South America, African slaves and Europeans arrived in the continent with their corresponding load of pathogens, including Helicobacter pylori. Colombian strains have been clust...

    Authors: Andrés Julián Gutiérrez-Escobar, Esperanza Trujillo, Orlando Acevedo and María Mercedes Bravo

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:52

    Content type: Research

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  16. Salmonella Enteritidis causes intestinal and extra-intestinal infections, but rarely cutaneous infections. It has never been reported to cause carbuncle (a collection of interconnected...

    Authors: Wadha Alfouzan, Dieter Bulach, Hidemasa Izumiya, Khaled AlBassam, Simin Sheikh, Nasser Alrubai’aan and M. John Albert

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:51

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The Campylobacter species usually causes infection between humans and livestock interaction via livestock breeding. The studies of the Campylobacter species thus far in all clinical isolates were to show the many...

    Authors: Yi-Chih Chang, Ni Tien, Jai-Sing Yang, Chi-Cheng Lu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsurng-Juhn Huang and I-Kuan Wang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:50

    Content type: Research

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  18. Cryptosporidium is a major cause of diarrhea worldwide in both humans and farm animals with no completely effective treatment available at present. In this study, we assessed the inhib...

    Authors: Alexandros Ch Stratakos, Filip Sima, Patrick Ward, Mark Linton, Carmel Kelly, Laurette Pinkerton, Lavinia Stef, Ioan Pet, Tiberiu Iancu, Gratiela Pircalabioru and Nicolae Corcionivoschi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:49

    Content type: Research

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  19. Campylobacter concisus and C. ureolyticus have emerged in recent years as being associated with acute and prolonged gastroenteritis and implicated in the development of inflammatory bo...

    Authors: Oralak Serichantalergs, Sirigade Ruekit, Prativa Pandey, Sinn Anuras, Carl Mason, Ladaporn Bodhidatta and Brett Swierczewski

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:47

    Content type: Short report

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  20. The incidence of gastric cancer in the Northern city, Hanoi is higher than in the Southern city, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. We previously reported that Helicobacter pylori vacA m1 genotype might be responsible for the...

    Authors: Tran Thanh Binh, Vo Phuoc Tuan, Ho Dang Quy Dung, Pham Huu Tung, Tran Dinh Tri, Ngo Phuong Minh Thuan, Vu Van Khien, Phan Quoc Hoan, Rumiko Suzuki, Tomohisa Uchida, Tran Thi Huyen Trang and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:46

    Content type: Research

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  21. Clostridium difficile is the causative agent of C. difficile infection (CDI) that could be manifested by diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis or life-threatening toxic megacolon. The spr...

    Authors: Jiri Dresler, Marcela Krutova, Alena Fucikova, Jana Klimentova, Veronika Hruzova, Miloslava Duracova, Katerina Houdkova, Barbora Salovska, Jana Matejkova, Martin Hubalek, Petr Pajer, Libor Pisa and Otakar Nyc

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:45

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  22. The gut microbiota plays an essential role in health and disease of humans. Bacteriophages are the most abundant members of the gut virobiota and display great diversity. Phages can translocate through the muc...

    Authors: Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Renata Wojciechowska and Andrzej Górski

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:44

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. Dysbiosis is linked to the cause of several human diseases, many of which having an immunity related component. This work investigated whether mice genetically selected for low or high antibody production disp...

    Authors: Ana Carolina da Silva Santos, José Ricardo Jensen, Silvio Luis de Oliveira and Josias Rodrigues

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:43

    Content type: Short report

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  24. Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic Gram-positive spore-forming gut pathogen that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea worldwide. A small number of C. difficile strains express the ...

    Authors: Zhong Peng, Sidi Liu, Xiujuan Meng, Wan Liang, Zhuofei Xu, Biao Tang, Yuanguo Wang, Juping Duan, Chenchao Fu, Bin Wu, Anhua Wu and Chunhui Li

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:42

    Content type: Research

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  25. Members of the genus Hafnia have been isolated from the feces of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, as well as from soil, water, sewage, and foods. Hafnia alvei is an opportunistic pathogen that has been implica...

    Authors: Hye Seon Song, Joon Yong Kim, Yeon Bee Kim, Myeong Seon Jeong, Jisu Kang, Jin-Kyu Rhee, Joseph Kwon, Ju Suk Kim, Jong-Soon Choi, Hak-Jong Choi, Young-Do Nam and Seong Woon Roh

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:41

    Content type: Genome Report

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  26. The serine protease HtrA is an important factor for regulating stress responses and protein quality control in bacteria. In recent studies, we have demonstrated that the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori can s...

    Authors: Aileen Harrer, Manja Boehm, Steffen Backert and Nicole Tegtmeyer

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:40

    Content type: Research

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  27. Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is an opportunistic pathogen associated with community-acquired infections and nosocomial infections. From 2010 to 2015, K. pneumoniae testing was...

    Authors: Bing Lu, Haijian Zhou, Xin Zhang, Mei Qu, Ying Huang and Quanyi Wang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  28. Unrelated spore-forming bacteria share unique characteristics stemming from the presence of highly resistant endospores, leading to similar challenges in health and disease. These characteristics are related t...

    Authors: George Tetz and Victor Tetz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:38

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  29. Campylobacter is a well-known bacterial pathogen for triggering acute gastroenteritis in humans both in developed and developing countries. This organism is highly resistant to fluoroq...

    Authors: Piyali Mukherjee, Shanta Dutta and Asish K. Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:35

    Content type: Research

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  31. Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne’s disease in ruminants and is associated with Crohn’s disease (CD) in humans, although the latter ...

    Authors: Nicole Parrish, Aravinda Vadlamudi and Neil Goldberg

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:34

    Content type: Research

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  32. Campylobacter jejuni infections are of rising importance worldwide. Given that innate immune receptors including nucleotide-oligomerization-domain-2 (Nod2) are essentially involved in ...

    Authors: Stefan Bereswill, Ursula Grundmann, Marie E. Alutis, André Fischer, Anja A. Kühl and Markus M. Heimesaat

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:33

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:32

    Content type: Genome report

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  34. Vibrio campbellii is widely distributed in the marine environment and is an important pathogen of aquatic organisms such as shrimp, fish, and mollusks. An isolate of V. campbellii carr...

    Authors: Xuan Dong, Hailiang Wang, Peizhuo Zou, Jiayuan Chen, Zhen Liu, Xuepeng Wang and Jie Huang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:31

    Content type: Genome Report

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  35. 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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  36. Bacillus cereus is well known as a gastrointestinal pathogen that causes food-borne illness. In the present study, we sequenced the complete genome of B. cereus FORC_013 isolated from ...

    Authors: Hyun-Jin Koo, Sojin Ahn, Han Young Chung, Suyeon Kim, Kwondo Kim, Sangryeol Ryu, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sang Ho Choi and Heebal Kim

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:29

    Content type: Genome Report

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  37. There is a growing concern about the increase in human morbidity and mortality caused by foodborne pathogens. Antibiotics were and still are used as the first line of defense against these pathogens, but an in...

    Authors: Moloko Gloria Mathipa and Mapitsi Silvester Thantsha

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:28

    Content type: Review

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

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:27

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:24

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:23

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  42. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:21

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:20

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  45. 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:18

    Content type: Research

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