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  1. Despite a significant global burden of disease, there is still no vaccine against shigellosis widely available. One aim of the European Union funded STOPENTERICS consortium is to develop vaccine candidates aga...

    Authors: Omar Rossi, Kate S Baker, Armelle Phalipon, François-Xavier Weill, Francesco Citiulo, Philippe Sansonetti, Christiane Gerke and Nicholas R Thomson

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:14

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  2. Non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacters (NHPH) are also able to cause disease in humans. Dogs are a natural reservoir for many of these species. Close and intense human contact with animals has been identified as a...

    Authors: Irina Amorim, Annemieke Smet, Odete Alves, Silvia Teixeira, Ana Laura Saraiva, Marian Taulescu, Celso Reis, Freddy Haesebrouck and Fátima Gärtner

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important pathogen that causes childhood and travelers’ diarrhea. Here, we present the draft genomes of four ETEC isolates recovered from stool specimens of patients ...

    Authors: Fei Liu, Xi Yang, Zhiyun Wang, Matilda Nicklasson, Firdausi Qadri, Yong Yi, Yuying Zhu, Na Lv, Jing Li, Ruifen Zhang, Huijuan Guo, Baoli Zhu, Åsa Sjöling and Yongfei Hu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:10

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  4. The duodenal ulcer promoting gene (dupA) and dupA cluster in Helicobacter pylori have been described as a risk factor for duodenal ulcer development in some populations. Polymorphic gene dupA can be divided into ...

    Authors: Jawed Alam, Prachetash Ghosh, Mou Ganguly, Avijit Sarkar, Ronita De and Asish K Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. A healthy gut with normal intestinal microflora is completely disrupted by oral antibiotics. The byproducts of harmful gut bacteria can interfere with brain development and may contribute to autism. Strategies...

    Authors: Afaf El-Ansary, Ramesa Shafi Bhat, Sooad Al-Daihan and Abeer M Al Dbass

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. The Malaysian giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, is an economically important crustacean worldwide. However, production of this prawn is facing a serious threat from Vibriosis disease caused by Vi...

    Authors: Rama Rao, Ya Bing Zhu, Tahereh Alinejad, Suma Tiruvayipati, Kwai Lin Thong, Jun Wang and Subha Bhassu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. The success of the probiotics in delivery of health benefits depends on their ability to withstand the technological and gastrointestinal conditions; hence development of robust cultures is critical to the pro...

    Authors: Moloko Gloria Mathipa and Mapitsi Silvester Thantsha

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  8. Chicken gut microbiota has paramount roles in host performance, health and immunity. Understanding the topological difference in gut microbial community composition is crucial to provide knowledge on the funct...

    Authors: Mohd Asrore Mohd Shaufi, Chin Chin Sieo, Chun Wie Chong, Han Ming Gan and Yin Wan Ho

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. Rotavirus infections are a major cause of diarrhea in children in both developed and developing countries. Rotavirus genetics, patient immunity, and environmental factors are thought to be related to the sever...

    Authors: Subijanto Marto Sudarmo, Katsumi Shigemura, Alpha Fardah Athiyyah, Kayo Osawa, Oktavian Prasetia Wardana, Andy Darma, Reza Ranuh, Dadik Raharjo, Soichi Arakawa, Masato Fujisawa and Toshiro Shirakawa

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  10. Escherichia coli is a normal inhabitant of the gut which upon acquiring virulence factors becomes potentially able to cause diseases. Although E. coli population augments in Crohn’s disease (CD...

    Authors: Ana Carolina da Silva Santos, Fernando Gomes Romeiro, Ligia Yukie Sassaki and Josias Rodrigues

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2015 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  11. Vibrio cholerae, which is a serious human intestinal pathogen, often resides and thrives in estuaries but requires major self-regulation to overcome intestinal hyperosmotic stress or high salt stress in water and...

    Authors: Xiuping Fu, Weili Liang, Pengcheng Du, Meiying Yan and Biao Kan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:47

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  12. Staphylococcus capitis is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of humans, and found as a colonizer of the human gut. Here, we report a case of S. capitis subsp. urealyticus infection. The strain LNZR-1 was isolated...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Li, Min Lei, Yanli Song, Kunwei Gong, Ling Li, Hongyan Liang and Xiaofeng Jiang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:45

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  13. Probiotics and prebiotics are promising strategies to counteract Salmonella prevalence in swine. In the present study, we investigated the effects of prebiotics (fructo- (FOS), galacto- (GOS) and mannan- (MOS) ol...

    Authors: Sabine Amani Tanner, Christophe Chassard, Annina Zihler Berner and Christophe Lacroix

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:44

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  14. Gastrointestinal tract microbiota, particularly bacterial microflora, seem to have a different qualitative and quantitative composition in both type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) mellitus cases as compar...

    Authors: Tomasz Gosiewski, Dominika Salamon, Magdalena Szopa, Agnieszka Sroka, Maciej T Malecki and Malgorzata Bulanda

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:43

    Content type: Short report

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  15. Sulawesi in Indonesia has a unique geographical profile with assumed separation from Sundaland. Studies of Helicobacter pylori in this region are rare due to the region’s rural location and lack of endoscopy equi...

    Authors: Muhammad Miftahussurur, Josef Tuda, Rumiko Suzuki, Yasutoshi Kido, Fumihiko Kawamoto, Miyuki Matsuda, Indah S Tantular, Suhintam Pusarawati, Nasronudin, Paul N Harijanto and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:42

    Content type: Research

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  16. The relationship between Klebsiella pneumoniae and nosocomial and community-acquired infections is well known, and K. pneumoniae resistance to most antibiotics is increasing worldwide. In contrast, tigecycline re...

    Authors: Beiwen Zheng, Ang Li, Xiawei Jiang, Xinjun Hu, Jian Yao, Lina Zhao, Jinru Ji, Min Ye, Yonghong Xiao and Lanjuan Li

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:40

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  17. The varied clinical presentations of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection are most likely due to differences in the virulence of individual strains, which determines its ability to induce production of inter...

    Authors: Iqbal Siddique, Asmaa Al-Qabandi, Jaber Al-Ali, Waleed Alazmi, Anjum Memon, Abu Salim Mustafa and Thamradeen A Junaid

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:41

    Content type: Research

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  18. The mutS-rpoS intergenic region in E. coli displays a mosaic structure which revealed pathotype specific patterns. To assess the importance of this region as a surrogate marker for the identification of highly vi...

    Authors: Christa Ewers, Flavia Dematheis, Haritha Devi Singamaneni, Nishant Nandanwar, Angelika Fruth, Ines Diehl, Torsten Semmler and Lothar H Wieler

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:37

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  19. We generated a neonatal pig model with human infant gut microbiota (HGM) to study the effect of a probiotic on the composition of the transplanted microbiota following rotavirus vaccination and challenge. All ...

    Authors: Husen Zhang, Haifeng Wang, Megan Shepherd, Ke Wen, Guohua Li, Xingdong Yang, Jacob Kocher, Ernawati Giri-Rachman, Allan Dickerman, Robert Settlage and Lijuan Yuan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  20. After entering the gastrointestinal (GI) tract on the way to their physiological site of infection, enteric bacteria encounter a remarkable diversity in environmental conditions. There are gross differences in...

    Authors: Chirantana Sengupta, Sreejana Ray and Rukhsana Chowdhury

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:38

    Content type: Review

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  21. One mechanism utilized by bacterial pathogens for host adaptation and immune evasion is the generation of phenotypic diversity by the phasevarion that results from the differential expression of a suite of gen...

    Authors: Jonathan C Gauntlett, Hans-Olof Nilsson, Alma Fulurija, Barry J Marshall and Mohammed Benghezal

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:35

    Content type: Research

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  22. Escherichia coli are a frequent cause of urinary tract infections (UTI) and are thought to have a foodborne origin. E. coli with sequence type 127 (ST127) are emerging pathogens increasingly implicated as a cause...

    Authors: Aaron E Darling, Jessica McKinnon, Paul Worden, Jerran Santos, Ian G Charles, Piklu Roy Chowdhury and Steven P Djordjevic

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:32

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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  23. Strains of Pediococcus pentosaceus from food and the human gastrointestinal tract have been widely identified, and some have been reported to reduce inflammation, encephalopathy, obesity and fatty liver in animal...

    Authors: Long-Xian Lv, Yu-Dong Li, Xin-Jun Hu, Hai-Yan Shi and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:36

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  24. Blastocystis species are common human enteric parasites. Carriage has been linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Treatment of Blastocystis spp. with antimicrobials is problematic and insensitive diagnostic me...

    Authors: Robyn Nagel, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann and Rebecca Traub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  25. Many probiotic bacteria have been described as promising tools for the treatment and prevention of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Most of these bacteria are lactic acid bacteria, which are part of the hea...

    Authors: Tessalia Diniz Luerce, Ana Cristina Gomes-Santos, Clarissa Santos Rocha, Thais Garcias Moreira, Déborah Nogueira Cruz, Luísa Lemos, Adna Luciana Sousa, Vanessa Bastos Pereira, Marcela de Azevedo, Kátia Moraes, Denise Carmona Cara, Jean Guy LeBlanc, Vasco Azevedo, Ana Maria Caetano Faria and Anderson Miyoshi

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  26. Bifidobacterium species, including Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, are among the dominant microbial populations of the human gastrointestinal tract. They are also major components of many commercial probiotic ...

    Authors: Ángel Alegría, Susana Delgado, Lucía Guadamuro, Ana Belén Flórez, Giovanna E Felis, Sandra Torriani and Baltasar Mayo

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:31

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  27. The human gut microbiome is important for maintaining the health status of the host. Clostridia are key members of the human gut microbiome, carrying out several important functions in the gut environment. Hen...

    Authors: Nachiket Prakash Marathe, Sudarshan Anand Shetty, Vikram B Lanjekar, Mandar Hemant Rasane, Dilip R Ranade and Yogesh S Shouche

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:30

    Content type: Short report

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  28. Shigellosis is an acute form of gastroenteritis caused by the bacteria belonging to the genus Shigella. It is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Shigella belongs to the family Enterobac...

    Authors: Gurwinder Kaur, Sathyaseelan Sathyabama, Amit Arora, Sheenam Verma, Nida Mubin, Javed N Agrewala and Shanmugam Mayilraj

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:148

    Content type: Genome Announcement

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Gut Pathogens 2016 8:38

  29. Clarithromycin (CLR) is the key drug in eradication therapy of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, and widespread use of CLR has led to an increase in primary CLR-resistant H. pylori. The known mechanism o...

    Authors: Akira Iwamoto, Toshihito Tanahashi, Rina Okada, Yukio Yoshida, Kaoru Kikuchi, Yoshihide Keida, Yoshiki Murakami, Lin Yang, Koji Yamamoto, Shin Nishiumi, Masaru Yoshida and Takeshi Azuma

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:27

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  30. Both genetic and epigenetic alterations have been reported to act as driving forces of tumorigenesis in colorectal cancer (CRC), but a growing body of evidence suggests that intestinal microbiota may be an aet...

    Authors: Jiawei Geng, Qingfang Song, Xiaodan Tang, Xiao Liang, Hong Fan, Hailing Peng, Qiang Guo and Zhigang Zhang

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:26

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  31. Inflammatory bowel disease (comprising ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) is a multifactorial disease that is extensively associated with stool microbiome changes (dysbiosis). Appendicitis and appendectom...

    Authors: Sultan Alkadhi, Dale Kunde, Rajkumar Cheluvappa, Sarron Randall-Demllo and Rajaraman Eri

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:25

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  32. Enteroendocrine cells (EEC) are highly specialized cells producing signalling molecules vital to the normal functions of the gut. Recently, we showed altered protein distribution in Chlamydia infected EEC in vitr...

    Authors: Aldona Dlugosz, Sandra Muschiol, Katherina Zakikhany, Ghazaleh Assadi, Mauro D’Amato and Greger Lindberg

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:24

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  33. The present study aimed to determine the inhibitory activity of postbiotic produced by L. plantarum using reconstituted media supplemented with different levels of inulin and to select the best combination based ...

    Authors: Karwan Yassen Kareem, Foo Hooi Ling, Loh Teck Chwen, Ooi May Foong and Samsudin Anjas Asmara

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:23

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  34. The healthy human intestine is represented by the presence of bacterial communities predominantly belonging to obligate anaerobes; however disparity and dysanaerobiosis in intestinal microflora may lead to the...

    Authors: Sandeep A Walujkar, Dhiraj P Dhotre, Nachiket P Marathe, Parimal S Lawate, Renu S Bharadwaj and Yogesh S Shouche

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:22

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  35. In Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess (KP-LA), K. pneumonia e K2 is the most frequently isolated serotype after K1, but this serotype has been much less studied. In the present study, the molecular types sequenc...

    Authors: Jung-Chung Lin, Tse Hsien Koh, Nelson Lee, Chang-Phone Fung, Feng-Yee Chang, Yu-Kuo Tsai, Margaret Ip and L Kristopher Siu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:21

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  36. A gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) is produced by up to 31% of strains of Campylobacter jejuni isolates. C. jejuni GGT is close to Helicobacter pylori GGT suggesting a conserved activity but unlike the latter,...

    Authors: Pauline Floch, Vincent Pey, Michel Castroviejo, Jean William Dupuy, Marc Bonneu, Anaïs Hocès de la Guardia, Vincent Pitard, Francis Mégraud and Philippe Lehours

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:20

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  37. Following peroral Toxoplasma (T.) gondii infection, susceptible mice develop acute ileitis due to a microbiota-dependent Th1 type immunopathology. Toll-like-receptor (TLR)-9 is known to recognize bacterial DNA an...

    Authors: Stefan Bereswill, Anja A Kühl, Marie Alutis, André Fischer, Luisa Möhle, Daniela Struck, Oliver Liesenfeld, Ulf B Göbel, Ildikò R Dunay and Markus M Heimesaat

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:19

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  38. Poultry represent an important source of foodborne enteropathogens, in particular thermophilic Campylobacter species. Many of these organisms colonize the intestinal tract of broiler chickens as harmless commensa...

    Authors: Nadeem O Kaakoush, Nidhi Sodhi, Jeremy W Chenu, Julian M Cox, Stephen M Riordan and Hazel M Mitchell

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:18

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  39. Campylobacter jejuni has emerged as a leading cause of bacterial enterocolitis. The serine protease HtrA has been shown to be a pivotal, novel C. jejuni virulence factor involved in cell invasion and transmigrati...

    Authors: Markus M Heimesaat, André Fischer, Marie Alutis, Ursula Grundmann, Manja Boehm, Nicole Tegtmeyer, Ulf B Göbel, Anja A Kühl, Stefan Bereswill and Steffen Backert

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:16

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  40. Bacteria respond to elevated osmolality by the accumulation of a range of low molecular weight molecules, known as compatible solutes (owing to their compatibility with the cells' normal physiology at high int...

    Authors: Audrey Feeney, Christopher D Johnston, Rodney Govender, Jim O’Mahony, Aidan Coffey and Roy D Sleator

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:15

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  41. This paper presents a functional nanoparticle-enhanced enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (FNP-ELISA) for detection of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7. Immunomagnetic nanoparticles (IMMPs) conjug...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Shen, Nannan Hou, Min Jin, Zhigang Qiu, Jingfeng Wang, Bin Zhang, Xinwei Wang, Jie Wang, Dongsheng Zhou and Junwen Li

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:14

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  42. Multidrug resistance and, in particular, carbapenem resistance is spreading worldwide at an alarming rate, comprehending a variety of bacterial species and causing both nosocomial and community acquired outbur...

    Authors: Andrea Bartolini, Ilaria Frasson, Antonietta Cavallaro, Sara N Richter and Giorgio Palù

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2014 6:13

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