Role of Bile in Infectious Disease: the Gall of 7α-Dehydroxylating Gut Bacteria Academic Article uri icon


  • Local antibiotics and quorum sensors produced by gut bacteria regulate microbiota community structure and guard against pathogens. In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Kang et al. (2019) guide us through a reciprocal host-antimicrobial interplay that redefines our understanding of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile pathogenesis.

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Savidge, T., & Sorg, J. A.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • January 2019