The surface rhamnopolysaccharide epa of Enterococcus faecalis is a key determinant of intestinal colonization.

@article{RigottierGois2015TheSR,
  title={The surface rhamnopolysaccharide epa of Enterococcus faecalis is a key determinant of intestinal colonization.},
  author={Lionel Rigottier-Gois and Cl{\'e}ment Madec and Albertas Navickas and Renata Costa Matos and Elodie Akary-Lepage and Michel-Yves Mistou and Pascale Serror},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={211 1},
  pages={
          62-71
        }
}
Enterococcus faecalis is a commensal bacterium of the human intestine and a major opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised and elderly patients. The pathogenesis of E. faecalis infection relies in part on its capacity to colonize the gut. Following disruption of intestinal homeostasis, E. faecalis can overgrow, cross the intestinal barrier, and enter the lymph and bloodstream. To identify and characterize E. faecalis genes that are key to intestinal colonization, our strategy consisted in… CONTINUE READING
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