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  1. Oral lesions may be found in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), in a percentage up to 20%. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible relationship between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MA...

    Authors: Paola Molicotti, Antonio M Scanu, Aurea Lumbau, Sara Cannas, Alessandra Bua, Pietrina Lugliè and Stefania Zanetti

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:18

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  2. Campylobacter concisus is an emerging enteric pathogen associated with prolonged diarrhoea and possibly inflammatory bowel disease in children as well as adults, but the interaction with cells of the innate immun...

    Authors: Nina B Sørensen, Hans L Nielsen, Kim Varming and Henrik Nielsen

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  3. Listeria adhesion protein (Lap), an alcohol acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (lmo1634) promotes bacterial paracellular translocation through epithelial cell junctions during gastrointestinal phase of infection. Secrete...

    Authors: Hyochin Kim and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  4. Shewanella spp. is infrequently recovered from clinical specimens. Following two outbreaks of food poisoning, eight Shewanella spp. strains were obtained from the fecal specimens of patients, food and food proces...

    Authors: Duochun Wang, Yonglu Wang, Hongnan Huang, Jie Lin, Di Xiao and Biao Kan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:15

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  5. Although the etiology of Type 1 Diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has not been determined, genetic polymorphism in key genes, including SLC11A1, and association with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) h...

    Authors: Saleh A Naser, Saisathya Thanigachalam, C Thomas Dow and Michael T Collins

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:14

    Content type: Short report

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  6. The uropathogenic specific protein (Usp) and three OrfU proteins (OrfU1, OrfU2 and OrfU3) are encoded in the putative small pathogenicity island which is closely associated with Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Al...

    Authors: Myo Thura Zaw, Eiki Yamasaki, Shingo Yamamoto, G Balakrish Nair, Keiko Kawamoto and Hisao Kurazono

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. The existence of microbe free animals or plants in nature is virtually impossible as they and plants have a certain degree of symbiotic association with microbes. This symbiotic association leads to the format...

    Authors: Yadvir Singh, Javed Ahmad, Javed Musarrat, Nasreen Z Ehtesham and Seyed E Hasnain

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:12

    Content type: Review

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  8. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis infections are known to exhibit worldwide prevalence with increased morbidity and mortality. The conventional strategies like antibiotic therapy and vaccination have not on...

    Authors: Jugal Kishore Das, Debasmita Mishra, Pratikshya Ray, Prangya Tripathy, Tushar K Beuria, Neera Singh and Mrutyunjay Suar

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. An altered gut microbiota composition has recently been linked to obesity. The principal aim of this study is to investigate and compare the gut microbiota composition in obese and lean children. Secondly, ass...

    Authors: Liene Bervoets, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Ineke Kortleven, Caroline Van Noten, Niel Hens, Carl Vael, Herman Goossens, Kristine N Desager and Vanessa Vankerckhoven

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  10. Comet assay is a quick method for assessing DNA damage in individual cells. It allows the detection of single and double DNA strand breaks, which represent the direct effect of some damaging agents. This study...

    Authors: Afaf El-Ansary, Ghada H Shaker, Amina R El-Gezeery and Laila Al-Ayadhi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. Antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs) are antimicrobial agents administered to livestock in feed for prolonged periods to enhance feed efficiency. Beef cattle are primarily finished in confined feeding operati...

    Authors: Kristen L Reti, Matthew C Thomas, L Jay Yanke, L Brent Selinger and G Douglas Inglis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. Ochrobactrum intermedium is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of humans that is closely related to members of the genus Brucella. Earlier, we reported the case of an Indian subject with non-ulcer dyspeptic sympt...

    Authors: Girish Kulkarni, Dhiraj Dhotre, Mahesh Dharne, Sudarshan Shetty, Somak Chowdhury, Vatsala Misra, Sriprakash Misra, Milind Patole and Yogesh Shouche

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:7

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  13. Mental health disorders, depression in particular, have been described as a global epidemic. Research suggests that a variety of lifestyle and environmental changes may be driving at least some portion of the ...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:5

    Content type: Review

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  14. Rapid scientific and technological advances have allowed for a more detailed understanding of the relevance of intestinal microbiota, and the entire body-wide microbiome, to human health and well-being. Rodent...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:4

    Content type: Review

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  15. In recent years there has been a renewed interest concerning the ways in which the gastrointestinal tract – its functional integrity and microbial residents – might influence human mood (e.g. depression) and b...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:3

    Content type: Review

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  16. The aim of this study is to expand existing knowledge about the CRC-associated microbiome among Han Chinese, and to further discover the variation pattern of the human CRC microbiome across all population.

    Authors: Jiawei Geng, Hong Fan, Xiaodan Tang, Huiqin Zhai and Zhigang Zhang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:2

    Content type: Short report

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  17. The diverse bacterial communities colonizing the gut (gastrointestinal tract) of infants as commensal flora, which play an important role in nutrient absorption and determining the state of health, are known t...

    Authors: Shirajum Monira, Shota Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, Kaori Izutsu, Haruo Watanabe, Nur Haque Alam, Takaaki Nakaya, Toshihiro Horii, Sk Imran Ali, Tetsuya Iida and Munirul Alam

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the cause of Johne’s disease, an enteric granulomatous disease. Recently, MAP has been associated with different autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, t...

    Authors: Speranza Masala, Davide Cossu, Adolfo Pacifico, Paola Molicotti and Leonardo A Sechi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:24

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Motility helps many pathogens swim through the highly viscous intestinal mucus. Given the differing outcomes of Campylobacter concisus infection, the motility of eight C. concisus strains isolated from patients w...

    Authors: Peter Lavrencic, Nadeem O Kaakoush, Karina D Huinao, Nupur Kain and Hazel M Mitchell

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  20. Escherichia coli is believed to participate in the etiology of Crohn’s disease (CD) and possibly of ulcerative colitis (UC), due at least in part to the observed rise in the number of these bacteria in the gut mi...

    Authors: Helton Luis de Souza, Vanessa R de Carvalho, Fernando Gomes Romeiro, Ligia Yukie Sassaki, Rogeria Keller and Josias Rodrigues

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:21

    Content type: Research

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  21. Salmonella Typhi is a human restricted pathogen with a significant number of individuals as asymptomatic carriers of the bacterium. Salmonella infection can be effectively controlled if a reliable method for iden...

    Authors: Ramani Baddam, Narender Kumar, Sabiha Shaik, Tiruvayipati Suma, Soo Tein Ngoi, Kwai-Lin Thong and Niyaz Ahmed

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  22. The large numbers of human intestinal microorganisms have a highly co-evolved relationship with the immune system. Dysbacteriosis of intestinal microbiota induces alterations of immune responses, and is closel...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Ming Li, Yinhui Liu, Chuanzhou Gao, Shu Wen and Li Tang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:19

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  23. The recently developed rapid immunochromatographic tests (ICT) have the potential to provide a quick and easy diagnosis of Campylobacter enteritis in comparison to culture. In a previous study we found them se...

    Authors: Pauline Floch, Julien Goret, Emilie Bessède, Philippe Lehours and Francis Mégraud

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:17

    Content type: Short report

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  24. The role of the gut microbiome in human health and disease with a particular emphasis on therapeutic use of probiotics under specific medical conditions was mainly highlighted in 1st Annual conference of Probi...

    Authors: Sunita Grover, Hogarehalli Mallapa Rashmi, Anil Kumar Srivastava and Virender Kumar Batish

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:15

    Content type: Meeting report

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  25. Campylobacter jejuni and coli are collectively regarded as the most prevalent cause of bacterial foodborne illness worldwide. An emerging species, Campylobacter ureolyticus has recently been detected in patients ...

    Authors: Monika Koziel, Brigid Lucey, Susan Bullman, Gerard D Corcoran and Roy D Sleator

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:14

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Recently, we found that the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) improved indices of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)-induced colitis in mice (Fitzpatrick et al., Gut Pathogens, 2011...

    Authors: Leo R Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S Small, Wallace H Greene, Kelly D Karpa, Sean Farmer and David Keller

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. Following Helicobacter pylori eradication in idiopathic parkinsonism (IP), hypokinesia improved but flexor-rigidity increased. Small intestinal bacterial-overgrowth (SIBO) is a candidate driver of the rigidity: h...

    Authors: R John Dobbs, André Charlett, Sylvia M Dobbs, Clive Weller, Mohammad A A Ibrahim, Owens Iguodala, Cori Smee, J Malcolm Plant, Andrew J Lawson, David Taylor and Ingvar Bjarnason

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. The foodborne pathogen Bacillus cereus can cause diarrhoeal food poisoning by production of enterotoxins in the small intestine. The prerequisite for diarrhoeal disease is thus survival during gastrointestinal pa...

    Authors: Siele Ceuppens, Mieke Uyttendaele, Stefanie Hamelink, Nico Boon and Tom Van de Wiele

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a zoonotic pathogen, a very slow growing bacterium which is difficult to isolate and passage in conventional laboratory culture. Although its association with ...

    Authors: Pittu Sandhya Rani, Nikhil Kumar Tulsian, Leonardo A Sechi and Niyaz Ahmed

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:10

    Content type: Short report

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  30. Helicobacter pylori are successful colonizers of the human gastric mucosa. Colonization increases the risk of peptic ulcer disease and adenocarcinoma. However, potential benefits of H. pylori colonization include...

    Authors: Sabine Kienesberger, Guillermo I Perez-Perez, Juan L Rivera-Correa, Rafael Tosado-Acevedo, Huilin Li, Andre Dubois, Janis A Gonzalez-Martinez, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J Blaser

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  31. “Quorum sensing” (QS) is the phenomenon which allows single bacterial cells to measure the concentration of bacterial signal molecules. Two principle different QS systems are known, the Autoinducer 1 system (A...

    Authors: Christoph A Jacobi, Stefanie Grundler, Chih-Jen Hsieh, Julia Stefanie Frick, Patrick Adam, Georg Lamprecht, Ingo B Autenrieth, Michael Gregor and Peter Malfertheiner

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  32. Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) producing bacteria have emerged as a cause of multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections worldwide. KPCs are plasmid-encoded enzymes capable of hydrolysing a broad spect...

    Authors: Sara N Richter, Ilaria Frasson, Elisa Franchin, Cristina Bergo, Enrico Lavezzo, Luisa Barzon, Antonietta Cavallaro and Giorgio Palù

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is caused by a complex interplay involving genetic predisposition, environmental factors and an infectiou...

    Authors: Natalia Elguezabal, Susana Chamorro, Elena Molina, Joseba M Garrido, Ander Izeta, Luis Rodrigo and Ramón A Juste

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. Many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria produce large quantities of indole as an intercellular signal in microbial communities. Indole demonstrated to affect gene expression in Escherichia coli as an intra-...

    Authors: Eiji Nikaido, Etienne Giraud, Sylvie Baucheron, Suguru Yamasaki, Agnès Wiedemann, Kousuke Okamoto, Tatsuya Takagi, Akihito Yamaguchi, Axel Cloeckaert and Kunihiko Nishino

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. Infection with Helicobacter pylori strains that express CagA is associated with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric adenocarcinoma. The biological function of CagA depends on tyrosine phosphorylation by ...

    Authors: Santanu Chattopadhyay, Rajashree Patra, Raghunath Chatterjee, Ronita De, Jawed Alam, T Ramamurthy, Abhijit Chowdhury, G Balakrish Nair, Douglas E Berg and Asish K Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most important bacterial pathogens causing food-borne illness worldwide. Crossing the intestinal epithelial barrier and host cell entry by C. jejuni is considered the primary re...

    Authors: Manja Boehm, Benjamin Hoy, Manfred Rohde, Nicole Tegtmeyer, Kristoffer T Bæk, Omar A Oyarzabal, Lone Brøndsted, Silja Wessler and Steffen Backert

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  37. Vibrio cholerae is the causative organism of waterborne disease, cholera. V. cholerae has caused many epidemics and pandemics of cholera for many years. In this study, V. cholerae recovered from edible ice were i...

    Authors: Diana E Waturangi, Ignasius Joanito, Yogiara Yogi and Sabu Thomas

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  38. Our understanding of the role of the microbiota in our gut and other sites in our body is rapidly emerging and could lead to many new and innovative approaches for health care. The promise of the potential rol...

    Authors: Neerja Hajela, G Balakrish Nair, Philip Abraham and Nirmal K Ganguly

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:1

    Content type: Meeting report

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  39. We report an ongoing outbreak of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease in Forest, Virginia involving 15 unrelated children and teenagers who resided in close proximity to dairy farms. Some of our cases demons...

    Authors: Ellen S Pierce, Stephen M Borowitz and Saleh A Naser

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:20

    Content type: Case report

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  40. We investigated the interaction of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, M. bovis and M. tuberculosis and different glial cells (enteric glial and microglial cells) in order to evaluate the infecting a...

    Authors: Sara Cannas, Paola Molicotti, Alessandra Bua, Donatella Usai, Leonardo A Sechi, Antonio M Scanu, Elisabetta Blasi and Stefania Zanetti

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  41. Ruminants, in particular bovines, are the primary reservoir of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), but whole genome analyses of the current German ESBL-producing O104:H4 outbreak strain of sequence type (ST) 67...

    Authors: Lothar H Wieler, Torsten Semmler, Inga Eichhorn, Esther M Antao, Bianca Kinnemann, Lutz Geue, Helge Karch, Sebastian Guenther and Astrid Bethe

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:17

    Content type: Research

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  42. Probiotics have beneficial effects in rodent models of Clostridium difficile (C. diffiicle)-induced colitis. The spore forming probiotic strain Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (BC30) has demonstrated anti-inflamm...

    Authors: Leo R Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S Small, Wallace H Greene, Kelly D Karpa and David Keller

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  43. Several studies have shown that significant genotypic heterogeneity exists among Campylobacter concisus strains. Recently, the genome of C. concisus UNSWCD, isolated from a patient with Crohn's disease, was seque...

    Authors: Nadeem O Kaakoush, Nandan P Deshpande, Marc R Wilkins, Mark J Raftery, Karolina Janitz and Hazel Mitchell

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  44. The development of efficacious alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters (AGP) in livestock production is an urgent issue, but is hampered by a lack of knowledge regarding the mode of action of AGP. The b...

    Authors: Estela Costa, Richard RE Uwiera, John P Kastelic, L Brent Selinger and G Douglas Inglis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:14

    Content type: Research

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