American Gastroenterological Association

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Fusobacterium nucleatum adheres to Clostridioides difficile via the RadD adhesin to enhance biofilm formation in intestinal mucus

Although Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is known to involve the disruption of the gut microbiota, little is understood regarding how mucus-associated microbes interact with C. difficile. We hypothesized that select mucus-associated bacteria would promote C. difficile colonization and biofilm formation.

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Enhanced meningeal lymphatic drainage ameliorates neuroinflammation and hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic rats

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a serious neurological complication in patients with liver cirrhosis. Very little is known about the role of the meningeal lymphatic system in HE. We tested our hypothesis that enhancement of meningeal lymphatic drainage could decrease neuroinflammation and ameliorate HE.

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A randomized study examined the use of autologous fecal microbiota transplantation in preventing weight regain after weight loss dieting.

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