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Curr Biol. 1997 Feb 1;7(2):R75-7.

Paving the way for pathogens?

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Division of Toxicology, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.

Abstract

Indigenous intestinal microflora are known to afford protection against colonization by pathogenic microorganisms. However, the metabolic activity of at least one species of the indigenous microflora can induce expression of surface glycoconjugates, which may in turn confer susceptibility to infection.

PMID:
9081667
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(06)00040-6
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