Ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel patients exhibit distinct abnormalities of the gut microbiota

@inproceedings{Noor2010UlcerativeCA,
  title={Ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel patients exhibit distinct abnormalities of the gut microbiota},
  author={Samah Omer Noor and Karyn P Ridgway and Louise Scovell and E. Katherine Kemsley and Elizabeth K Lund and Crawford P. Jamieson and Ian T Johnson and Arjan Narbad},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest a link between gut microbiota and the development of ulcerative colitis (UC) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Our aim was to investigate any quantitative differences in faecal bacterial compositions in UC and IBS patients compared to healthy controls, and to identify individual bacterial species that contribute to these differences. METHODS Faecal microbiota of 13 UC patients, 11 IBS patients and 22 healthy volunteers were analysed by PCR-Denaturing… CONTINUE READING