BMC Microbiology - Volume 11, issue Preprint

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1471-2180

Abstract

Background

The gut microbiota is thought to play a key role in the development of the inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Shifts in the composition of resident bacteria have been postulated to drive the chronic inflammation seen in both diseases (the "dysb

Journal: BMC Microbiology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Klebsiella pneumoniae displaying the hypermucoviscosity (HV) phenotype are considered more virulent than HV-negative strains. Nevertheless, the emergence of tissue-abscesses-associated HV-negative isolates motivated us to re-evaluate the role of HV-phenotype.

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Journal: BMC Microbiology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Staphylococcus aureus synthesizes two siderophores, staphyloferrin A and staphyloferrin B, that promote iron-restricted growth. Previous work on the biosynthesis of staphyloferrin B has focused on the role of the synthetase enzymes, encoded from within the sbnA-I operon, w

Journal: BMC Microbiology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Journal: BMC Microbiology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

The extended 'hygiene hypothesis' suggests that the initial composition of the infant gut microbiota is a key determinant in the development of atopic disease. Several studies have demonstrated that the microbiota of allergic and non-allergic infants are different even before the develo

Journal: BMC Microbiology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011