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Science Signaling  20 Sep 2016:
Vol. 9, Issue 446, pp. ec219
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aaj2269


Pathogen stimulates gut oxygen

Bacterial virulence effectors stimulate gut epithelial cell hyperplasia and thereby facilitate aerobic pathogen growth.

C. A. Lopez, B. M. Miller, F. Rivera-Chávez, E. M. Velazquez, M. X. Byndloss, A. Chávez-Arroyo, K. L. Lokken, R. M. Tsolis, S. E. Winter, A. J. Bäumler, Virulence factors enhance Citrobacter rodentium expansion through aerobic respiration. Science 353, 1249–1253 (2016). [Abstract]

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