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Research Article

Crohn's Disease-Associated Adherent-Invasive Escherichia coli Adhesion Is Enhanced by Exposure to the Ubiquitous Dietary Polysaccharide Maltodextrin

  • Kourtney P. Nickerson,

    Affiliations: Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Christine McDonald mail

    mcdonac2@ccf.org

    Affiliations: Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052132

About the Authors

Kourtney P. Nickerson, Christine McDonald
Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Kourtney P. Nickerson, Christine McDonald
Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mcdonac2@ccf.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KPN CM. Performed the experiments: KPN. Analyzed the data: KPN CM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KPN CM. Wrote the paper: KPN CM.