Microbial Bile Acid Metabolic Clusters: The Bouncers at the Bar Academic Article uri icon


  • Colonization resistance refers to the ability of the colonic microbiota to prevent invasion by pathogens including Clostridium difficile. In a recent article, Buffie et¬†al. (2014) have demonstrated that a single metabolic cluster present in the normal, colonic microflora is responsible for preventing C.¬†difficile invasion of healthy hosts.

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  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Sorg, J. A.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • November 2014