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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research

    The induction of antigen-specific CD8+ T cell cytokine responses against an attenuated, oral recombinant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium vaccine expressing a green fluorescent protein (GFP) model antigen ...

    Authors: Nyasha Chin'ombe, William R Bourn, Anna-Lise Williamson and Enid G Shephard

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:9

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  15. Content type: Research

    Probiotic microorganisms are receiving increasing interest for use in the prevention, treatment, or dietary management of certain diseases, including antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Clostridium difficile is...

    Authors: Pratik Banerjee, Glenn J Merkel and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:8

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is complex illness of unknown etiology. Among the broad range of symptoms, many patients report disturbances in the emotional realm, the most frequent of which is anxiety. Resear...

    Authors: A Venket Rao, Alison C Bested, Tracey M Beaulne, Martin A Katzman, Christina Iorio, John M Berardi and Alan C Logan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    The putative H. pylori pathogenicity-associated factor dupA has been associated with IL-8 induction in vitro, and duodenal ulcer (DU) and gastric cancer (GC) development in certain populations, but this associati...

    Authors: Heather-Marie A Schmidt, Sönke Andres, Nadeem O Kaakoush, Lars Engstrand, Lena Eriksson, Khean-Lee Goh, Kwong Ming Fock, Ida Hilmi, Subbiah Dhamodaran, David Forman and Hazel Mitchell

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes a chronic wasting diarrheal disease in ruminants called Johne's disease, that is evocative of human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Agents used to tr...

    Authors: Robert J Greenstein, Liya Su, Robert H Whitlock and Sheldon T Brown

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:4

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