Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of specific butyrate-producing bacteria, Desulfovibrio and Enterococcus faecalis in the feces of patients with colorectal cancer.

@article{Balamurugan2008RealtimePC,
  title={Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of specific butyrate-producing bacteria, Desulfovibrio and Enterococcus faecalis in the feces of patients with colorectal cancer.},
  author={Ramadass Balamurugan and Ethendhar Rajendiran and Sarah George and G Vijay Samuel and Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 8 Pt 1},
  pages={1298-303}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Bacterial metabolites produced in the bowel are potentially related to the genesis of colorectal cancer. Butyrate is protective against cancer, whereas hydrogen sulfide and oxygen free radicals can be toxic to the epithelium. The present study was designed to quantitate Eubacterium rectale, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (both butyrate-producing bacteria), Desulfovibrio (sulfate-reducing bacteria), and Enterococcus faecalis (that produces extracellular superoxide) in the feces… CONTINUE READING
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