Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) causes inflammatory diarrhea in humans and livestock and is implicated in colorectal cancer. In this report, we show for the first time that ETBF can induce profuse diarrhea and an acute, lethal colitis in Mongolian gerbils.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by a New Investigator Start-Up Grant from Yonsei University at Wonju (#2011-5-5018) to Ki-Jong Rhee. We thank Dr. Cynthia Sears and Dr. Augusto A. Franco for the ETBF and NTBF strains, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases