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  1. Content type: Research

    Apart from localized gastrointestinal infections, Escherichia coli and Salmonella species are major causes of systemic disease in both humans and animals. Salmonella spp. cause invasive infections such as enteric...

    Authors: Mary A Bisi-Johnson, Chikwelu L Obi, Sandeep D Vasaikar, Kamaldeen A Baba and Toshio Hattori

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:9

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  2. Content type: Research

    Recent research on obesity has demonstrated that the intestinal microflora can have an important influence on host energy balance. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the intestina...

    Authors: Carl Vael, Stijn L Verhulst, Vera Nelen, Herman Goossens and Kristine N Desager

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:8

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  3. Content type: Research

    Malnutrition, a major health problem, affects a significant proportion of preschool children in developing countries. The devastating consequences of malnutrition include diarrhoea, malabsorption, increased in...

    Authors: Sourav Sen Gupta, Monzoorul Haque Mohammed, Tarini Shankar Ghosh, Suman Kanungo, Gopinath Balakrish Nair and Sharmila S Mande

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    Helicobacter pylori is an important agent of gastroduodenal disease in Africa and throughout the world. We sought to determine an optimum method for genotyping H. pylori strains from children and adults in The Ga...

    Authors: Ousman Secka, Martin Antonio, Mary Tapgun, Douglas E Berg, Christian Bottomley, Vivat Thomas, Robert Walton, Tumani Corrah, Richard A Adegbola and Julian E Thomas

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) are important diarrhoeal pathogens that are defined by a HEp-2 adherence assay performed in specialist laboratories. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) has revealed that a...

    Authors: Iruka N Okeke, Louissa R Macfarlane-Smith, Jonathan N Fletcher and Anna M Snelling

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a micro-aerophilic, spiral-shaped, motile bacterium that is the principal cause of gastric and duodenal ulcers in humans and is a major risk factor for the development of gastri...

    Authors: Glenn N Borlace, Hilary F Jones, Stacey J Keep, Ross N Butler and Doug A Brooks

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:3

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  7. Content type: Hypothesis

    The intestinal microbiota plays an important role in immune development and homeostasis. A disturbed microbiota during early infancy is associated with an increased risk of developing inflammatory and allergic...

    Authors: Paul V Licciardi, Sook-San Wong, Mimi LK Tang and Tom C Karagiannis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:24

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  8. Content type: Hypothesis

    Egg-associated transmission to humans seems to be characteristic of the Salmonella serotype Enteritidis, explaining why this particular serotype has caused a worldwide pandemic since the mid '80s. Salmonella Ente...

    Authors: Filip Van Immerseel

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:23

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  9. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter jejuni is a significant cause of bacterial enteritis worldwide. Very little is known about the pathogenicity mechanisms and virulence factors of this important enteropathogen. C. jejuni isolates fro...

    Authors: Benjamin Feodoroff, Patrik Ellström, Heidi Hyytiäinen, Seppo Sarna, Marja-Liisa Hänninen and Hilpi Rautelin

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have suggested a role for an altered intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, no consensus has been reached regarding the association between spec...

    Authors: Ian M Carroll, Young-Hyo Chang, Jiwon Park, R Balfour Sartor and Yehuda Ringel

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:19

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  11. Content type: Research

    Shigella is a frequent cause of bacterial dysentery in the developing world. Treatment with effective antibiotics is recommended for shigellosis, but options become limited due to globally emerging resistance....

    Authors: Ruslan S Madiyarov, Amir M Bektemirov, Gulnara A Ibadova, Gulnara K Abdukhalilova, Aybek V Khodiev, Ladaporn Bodhidatta, Orntipa Sethabutr and Carl J Mason

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:18

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  12. Content type: Short report

    A total of 225 isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium from food-producing animals collected between 2003 and 2007 were examined for the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) dete...

    Authors: Tetsuo Asai, Chizuru Sato, Kaori Masani, Masaru Usui, Manao Ozawa, Tomoe Ogino, Hiroshi Aoki, Takuo Sawada, Hidemasa Izumiya and Haruo Watanabe

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:17

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  13. Content type: Research

    Pseudomonas fluorescens has long been considered as a psychrotrophic microorganism. Recently, we have shown that clinical strains of P. fluorescens (biovar 1) are able to adapt at a growth temperature of 37°C or ...

    Authors: Amar Madi, Pascal Svinareff, Nicole Orange, Marc GJ Feuilloley and Nathalie Connil

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:16

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  14. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. In Thailand, several strains of C. jejuni have been isolated and identified as major diarrheal pathogens among adult travelers. To study the epi...

    Authors: Oralak Serichantalergs, Piyarat Pootong, Anders Dalsgaard, Ladaporn Bodhidatta, Patricia Guerry, David R Tribble, Sinn Anuras and Carl J Mason

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    Recent epidemiological analyses have implicated acute Campylobacter enteritis as a factor that may incite or exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in susceptible individuals. We have demonstrated previously...

    Authors: Lisa D Kalischuk, Frances Leggett and G Douglas Inglis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:14

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  16. Content type: Review

    In 2005, the first disease-specific Helicobacter pylori virulence factor that induced duodenal ulcer and had a suppressive action on gastric cancer has been identified, and was named duodenal ulcer promoting gene...

    Authors: Seiji Shiota, Osamu Matsunari, Masahide Watada, Katsuhiro Hanada and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:13

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  17. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Entamoeba histolytica infection is found almost all over the world and is highly endemic and a major cause of parasitic diarrhoea particularly in the developing countries.

    Authors: Avik K Mukherjee, Kaushik Das, Mihir K Bhattacharya, Tomoyoshi Nozaki and Sandipan Ganguly

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) causes a chronic gastroenteritis affecting many species. Johne's disease is one of the most widespread and economically important disease of ruminants. Since 1992...

    Authors: Pierre E Douarre, William Cashman, Jim Buckley, Aidan Coffey and Jim M O'Mahony

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    Neopterin is produced by human macrophages/monocytes when stimulated with interferon-gamma. Production of neopterin is found in serum, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and urine of patients with infections by viruses...

    Authors: Kirnpal-Kaur Banga Singh, WA Wan-Nurfahizul-Izzati and Asma Ismail

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:9

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  20. Content type: Review

    A successful infection of the human intestine by enteropathogenic bacteria depends on the ability of bacteria to attach and colonize the intestinal epithelium and, in some cases, to invade the host cell, survi...

    Authors: Roberta Souza dos Reis and Fabiana Horn

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are an important cause of human gastro-enteritis and extraintestinal sequelae, with ruminants, especially cattle, as the major source of infection and reservoir. In t...

    Authors: Andrea Menrath, Lothar H Wieler, Katrin Heidemanns, Torsten Semmler, Angelika Fruth and Nicole Kemper

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    This study was conducted to determine the etiology of diarrhoea in a hospital setting in Kolkata. Active surveillance was conducted for 2 years on two random days per week by enrolling every fifth diarrhoeal p...

    Authors: Gopinath Balakrish Nair, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Mihir Kumar Bhattacharya, Triveni Krishnan, Sandipan Ganguly, Dhira Rani Saha, Krishnan Rajendran, Byomkesh Manna, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Keinosuke Okamoto and Yoshifumi Takeda

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:4

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  23. Content type: Review

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) represents a functional disorder of gastrointestinal tract without the presence of an anatomic defect, in which abdominal pain is relieved with defecation and is associated with ...

    Authors: Theodoros Karantanos, Theofano Markoutsaki, Maria Gazouli, Nicholas P Anagnou and Dimitrios G Karamanolis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:3

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  24. Content type: Review

    Helicobacter pylori is one of the human pathogens with highest prevalence around the world; yet, its principal mode of transmission remains largely unknown. The role of H. pylori in gastric disease and cancer has...

    Authors: Mohammed Mahdy Khalifa, Radwa Raed Sharaf and Ramy Karam Aziz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:2

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  25. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic therapy targeting chronic mycobacterial disease is often ineffective due to problems with the emergence of drug resistance and non-replicating persistent intracellular antibiotic resistant phenotype...

    Authors: Tim J Bull, Richard Linedale, Jason Hinds and John Hermon-Taylor

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:25

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  26. Content type: Review

    Helicobacter pylori is a well known inhabitant of human stomach which is linked to peptic ulcer disease and gastric adenocarcinoma. It was recently shown in several studies that H. pylori can be harnessed as a su...

    Authors: Niyaz Ahmed, Shivendra Tenguria and Nishant Nandanwar

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:24

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  27. Content type: Short report

    While seven penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) or PBP-like proteins have been identified either by radiolabelled penicillin binding studies or genomic analysis, only PBP3 has been considered of interest for Be...

    Authors: Sébastien Van de Velde, Stéphane Carryn, Françoise Van Bambeke, Colin Hill, Paul M Tulkens and Roy D Sleator

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:23

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  28. Content type: Review

    The ability to adhere to host surfaces is by far the most vital step in the successful colonization by microbial pathogens. Colonization begins with the attachment of the bacterium to receptors expressed by ce...

    Authors: Esther-Maria Antão, Lothar H Wieler and Christa Ewers

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:22

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    As the National Institutes of Health-funded Human Microbiome Project enters its second phase, and as a major part of this project focuses on the human gut microbiome and its effects on human health, it might h...

    Authors: Ramy Karam Aziz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    The two-stage neuroinflammatory process, containment and progression, proposed to underlie neurodegeneration may predicate on systemic inflammation arising from the gastrointestinal tract. Helicobacter infection ...

    Authors: André Charlett, R John Dobbs, Sylvia M Dobbs, Clive Weller, Mohammad AA Ibrahim, Tracy Dew, Roy Sherwood, Norman L Oxlade, J Malcolm Plant, James Bowthorpe, Andrew J Lawson, Alan Curry, Dale W Peterson and Ingvar T Bjarnason

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    Although antimicrobial resistance and persistence of resistant bacteria in humans and animals are major health concerns worldwide, the impact of antimicrobial resistance on bacterial intestinal colonization in...

    Authors: Peter Schierack, Kristina Kadlec, Sebastian Guenther, Matthias Filter, Stefan Schwarz, Christa Ewers and Lothar H Wieler

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:18

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  32. Content type: Commentary

    Microbiology is a relatively modern scientific discipline intended to objectively study microorganisms, including pathogens and nonpathogens. However, since its birth, this science has been negatively affected...

    Authors: Ramy Karam Aziz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:16

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  33. Content type: Research

    Physiological stressors may alter susceptibility of the host intestinal epithelium to infection by enteric pathogens. In the current study, cytotoxic effect, adhesion and invasion of Salmonella enterica serovar T...

    Authors: Kristin M Burkholder and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:14

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  34. Content type: Research

    Potential biological roles of the Campylobacter jejuni genes cj0641, cj0774c and cj1663 were investigated. The proteins encoded by these genes showed sequence similarities to the phosphonate utilisation PhnH, K a...

    Authors: Lauren E Hartley, Nadeem O Kaakoush, Justin L Ford, Victoria Korolik and George L Mendz

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    homB encodes a Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein. This gene was previously associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and was shown to induce activation of interleukin-8 secretion in vitro, as well as co...

    Authors: Monica Oleastro, Rita Cordeiro, Yoshio Yamaoka, Dulciene Queiroz, Francis Mégraud, Lurdes Monteiro and Armelle Ménard

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:12

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