Lactobacillus by-products inhibit the growth and virulence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

@article{Cadieux2009LactobacillusBI,
  title={Lactobacillus by-products inhibit the growth and virulence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.},
  author={Peter A. Cadieux and Jim Burton and Estelle Devillard and Gregor Reid},
  journal={Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 Suppl 6},
  pages={13-8}
}
Uropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli (UPEC) can colonize the vagina and cause infections within the entire urogenital tract, including those associated with urinary tract devices. Lactobacilli typically dominate the vaginal microbiota in healthy women, and studies have shown that they can inhibit UPEC growth and vaginal colonization. However, little is known regarding the mechanisms behind these effects. Using a luciferase-based reporter construct, gradients of lactic acid, hydrogen… CONTINUE READING