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In vivo Imaging and Tracking of Host-Microbiota Interactions via Metabolic Labeling of Gut Anaerobic

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Naama Geva-Zatorsky, David Alvarez, Jason E. Hudak, Nicola C. Reading, Deniz Erturk-Hasdemir, Suryasarathi Dasgupta, Ulrich H. von Andrian, and Dennis L. Kasper: Nat Med. 2015 Sep; 21(9): 1091–1100. Published online 2015 Aug 17. doi:  10.1038/nm.3929

“The intestine is densely populated by anaerobic commensal bacteria. These microorganisms shape immune system development, but our understanding of host–commensal interactions is hampered by a lack of tools for studying the anaerobic intestinal environment. We applied metabolic oligosaccharide engineering and bioorthogonal click-chemistry to label various commensal anaerobes, including Bacteroides fragilis, a common and immunologically important commensal. We studied the dissemination of... read more