Imaging: Visualizing intraepithelial bacteria in vivo with confocal endomicroscopy

  • Shreeya Nanda
  • Published 2011 in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology

Abstract

investigators have successfully used fluorescein-enhanced confocal laser endomicroscopy (Cle) to observe the in vivo localization of bacteria within the mucosal layers of the colon and ileum. “there is accumulating evidence that iBD is the result of an abnormal immune response to gut bacteria,” explains alastair watson, the study’s corresponding author… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrgastro.2010.229

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