The role of the intestinal microbiota in enteric infection.

@article{Sekirov2009TheRO,
  title={The role of the intestinal microbiota in enteric infection.},
  author={Inna Sekirov and Brett B. Finlay},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={587 Pt 17},
  pages={4159-67}
}
The consortia of microorganisms inhabiting the length of the gastrointestinal tract, the gastrointestinal microbiota, are vital to many aspects of normal host physiology. In addition, they are an active participant in the progression of many diseases, among them enteric infections. Healthy intestinal microbiota contribute to host resistance to infection through their involvement in the development of the host immune system and provision of colonization resistance. It is not surprising then that… CONTINUE READING

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