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  1. Content type: Research

    Salmonella is recognized as a common bacterial cause of foodborne diarrheal illness worldwide, and animal or its food products have been the most common vehicles of the Salmonella infe...

    Authors: Mei Long, Hua Yu, Li Chen, Guoyan Wu, Siyue Zhao, Wenwen Deng, Shujuan Chen, Kang Zhou, Shuliang Liu, Li He, Xiaoling Ao, Yubao Yan, Menggen Ma, Hongning Wang, Margaret A. Davis, Lisa Jones…

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:74

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  2. Content type: Research

    The present research was conducted to investigate the influence of a low, single dose of LPS, which does not result in any clinical symptoms of intoxication on the expression of selected neuropeptides within t...

    Authors: Anita Mikołajczyk, Sławomir Gonkowski and Dagmara Złotkowska

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:73

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  3. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article [1], published on 17 November 2017, Table 2 contains an error: the first “T” in the first sequence in the column ‘Consensus direct repeats (CDRs) sequences’ has been incorr...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:72

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    The original article was published in Gut Pathogens 2017 9:65

  4. Content type: Research

    Many Escherichia coli strains are considered to be a component of the normal flora found in the human and animal intestinal tracts. While most E. coli strains are commensal, some strains encode virulence factors ...

    Authors: Yan Feng, Anthony Mannion, Carolyn M. Madden, Alton G. Swennes, Catherine Townes, Charles Byrd, Robert P. Marini and James G. Fox

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:71

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  5. Content type: Genome Report

    Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive anaerobe and the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea worldwide. The emergence of ribotype 027 (RT027) strains is associated with in...

    Authors: Haruo Suzuki, Masaru Tomita, Pei-Jane Tsai, Wen-Chien Ko, Yuan-Pin Hung, I-Hsiu Huang and Jenn-Wei Chen

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:70

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  6. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Genome Report

    Vibrio vulnificus, an opportunistic pathogen, is the causative agent of life-threatening septicemia and severe wound infections. However, the pathogenicity and virulence factors of V. ...

    Authors: Junhang Pan, Yi Sun, Wenwu Yao, Haiyan Mao, Yanjun Zhang and Muyuan Zhu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:67

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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

  10. Content type: Short report

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2017 9:63

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Case report

    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

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  23. Content type: Research

    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

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  24. Content type: Research

    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

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  25. Content type: Research

    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

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  26. Content type: Short report

    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

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  27. Content type: Research

    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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  28. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  29. Content type: Research

    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

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  30. Content type: Short report

    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

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  31. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  32. Content type: Research

    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

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  33. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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

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  34. Content type: Research

    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

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  35. Content type: Research

    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

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  36. Content type: Research

    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

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  37. Content type: Research

    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

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  38. Content type: Research

    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

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  39. Content type: Genome report

    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

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  40. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  41. Content type: Research

    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

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  42. Content type: Genome Report

    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

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  43. Content type: Review

    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

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  44. Content type: Research

    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

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  45. Content type: Research

    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

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