Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crosstalk between Microbiota-Derived Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Intestinal Epithelial HIF Augments Tissue Barrier Function

Abstract Interactions between the microbiota and distal gut are fundamental determinants of human health. Such interactions are concentrated at the colonic mucosa and provide energy for the host epithelium through the production of the short-chain fatty acid butyrate. We sought … Continue reading

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Inhibition of Cell Differentiation in Bacillus subtilis by Pseudomonas protegens

A nice story based on a screen to identify soil bugs that inhibit Bacillus biofilm formation/sporulation from Elizabeth Shank’s group at UNC: Interspecies interactions have been described for numerous bacterial systems, leading to the identification of chemical compounds that impact … Continue reading

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