Intestinal Oxalobacter formigenes colonization in calcium oxalate stone formers and its relation to urinary oxalate.

@article{Troxel2003IntestinalOF,
  title={Intestinal Oxalobacter formigenes colonization in calcium oxalate stone formers and its relation to urinary oxalate.},
  author={Scott A. Troxel and Harmeet Sidhu and Poonam Kaul and Roger K. Low},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          173-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oxalobacter formigenes is an anaerobic commensal colonic bacterium capable of degrading oxalate through the enzyme oxalyl-CoA decarboxylase. It has been theorized that individuals who lack this bacterium have higher intestinal oxalate absorption, leading to a higher urinary oxalate concentration and an increased risk of calcium oxalate urolithiasis. We performed a prospective, controlled study to evaluate O. formigenes colonization in calcium oxalate stone formers and to… CONTINUE READING
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