Sporadic colorectal cancer--role of the commensal microbiota.

  title={Sporadic colorectal cancer--role of the commensal microbiota.},
  author={Mairi E. Hope and Georgina L Hold and Renate Kain and Emad M. El-Omar},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={244 1},
There are vast numbers of bacteria present within the human colon that are essential for the host's well being in terms of nutrition and mucosal immunity. While certain members of the colonic microbiota have been shown to promote the host's health there are also numerous studies that have implicated other members of the colonic microbiota in the development of colorectal cancer, a prominent malignancy within the western world. In this review we consider the evidence for the role of bacteria in… CONTINUE READING
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