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  1. Research

    CRISPR-like sequences in Helicobacter pylori and application in genotyping

    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....

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:65

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  2. Short report

    Contribution of riboflavin supply pathways to Vibrio cholerae in different environments

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:64

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  3. Case report

    Community-acquired infection with hypervirulent Clostridium difficile isolates that carry different toxin and antibiotic resistance loci: a case report

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:63

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  4. Research

    Toll-like receptor-4 differentially mediates intestinal and extra-intestinal immune responses upon multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa association of IL10−/− mice with chronic colitis

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:61

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  5. Genome Report

    Prevailing clone (ST69) of Vibrio cholerae O139 in India over 10 years

    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 ...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:60

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  6. Letter to the Editor

    Existence of a novel qepA variant in quinolone resistant Escherichia coli from aquatic habitats of Bangladesh

    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

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:58

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  7. Research

    Occurrence of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli in raw chicken and beef meat in northern Egypt and dissemination of their antibiotic resistance markers

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:57

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  8. Research

    Helicobacter pylori virulence genes of minor ethnic groups in North Thailand

    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 ...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:56

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  9. Genome Report

    Comparative genomic analysis and characteristics of NCCP15740, the major type of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Korea

    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...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:55

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  10. Research

    Detection of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis in patients with ulcerative colitis

    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...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:53

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  11. Research

    Phylogenomics of Colombian Helicobacter pylori isolates

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:52

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  12. Case report

    Carbuncle due to Salmonella Enteritidis: a novel presentation

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

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:51

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  13. Research

    Class 1 integrons and plasmid-mediated multiple resistance genes of the Campylobacter species from pediatric patient of a university hospital in Taiwan

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:50

    Published on: 9 September 2017

  14. Research

    The in vitro and ex vivo effect of Auranta 3001 in preventing Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum infection

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:49

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  15. Research

    Advanced non-cardia gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori infection in Vietnam

    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...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:46

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  16. Short report

    Incidence of Campylobacter concisus and C. ureolyticus in traveler’s diarrhea cases and asymptomatic controls in Nepal and Thailand

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:47

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  17. Research

    Analysis of proteomes released from in vitro cultured eight Clostridium difficile PCR ribotypes revealed specific expression in PCR ribotypes 027 and 176 confirming their genetic relatedness and clinical importance at the proteomic level

    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...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:45

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  18. Commentary

    Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:44

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  19. Research

    Genome characterization of a novel binary toxin-positive strain of Clostridium difficile and comparison with the epidemic 027 and 078 strains

    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 ...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:42

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  20. Short report

    Gut dysbiosis in mice genetically selected for low antibody production

    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...

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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:43

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  21. Genome Report

    Complete genome sequence of a commensal bacterium, Hafnia alvei CBA7124, isolated from human feces

    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...

    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

    Gut Pathogens 2017 9:41

    Published on: 27 July 2017

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