Stones: Utilizing bacterial factors for kidney stone prevention

Abstract

Oxalobacter formigenes is associated with a reduced risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Now, researcher Hatim Hassan and colleagues show that bioactive factors derived from these probiotic bacteria stimulate oxalate secretion in the distal colon, leading to a reduction in urinary oxalate excretion. O. formigenes is an anaerobic bacterium that exclusively… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrneph.2016.158

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