Fouts DE, Torralba M, Nelson KE, Brenner DA, Schnabl B

Bacterial translocation and changes in the intestinal microbiome in mouse models of liver disease.

Journal of hepatology. 2012-06-01; 56.6: 1283-92.

Intestinal dysbiosis and bacterial translocation are common in patients with advanced liver disease, and there is strong evidence that the translocation of bacteria and their products across the epithelial barrier drives experimental liver disease progression. The aims of our study were to investigate dynamics of bacterial translocation and changes in the enteric microbiome in early stages of liver disease.

PMID: 22326468