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Microbial Symbionts Accelerate Wound Healing via the Neuropeptide Hormone Oxytocin

  • Theofilos Poutahidis equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Theofilos Poutahidis, Sean M. Kearney

    Affiliations: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Laboratory of Pathology - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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  • Sean M. Kearney equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Theofilos Poutahidis, Sean M. Kearney

    Affiliations: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Tatiana Levkovich,

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Peimin Qi,

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bernard J. Varian,

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jessica R. Lakritz,

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yassin M. Ibrahim,

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Antonis Chatzigiagkos,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Pathology - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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  • Eric J. Alm,

    Affiliations: Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Susan E. Erdman mail

    serdman@mit.edu (SEE)

    Affiliation: Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078898

About the Authors

Theofilos Poutahidis, Sean M. Kearney, Tatiana Levkovich, Peimin Qi, Bernard J. Varian, Jessica R. Lakritz, Yassin M. Ibrahim, Susan E. Erdman
Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Theofilos Poutahidis, Antonis Chatzigiagkos
Laboratory of Pathology - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Sean M. Kearney, Eric J. Alm
Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Eric J. Alm
Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: serdman@mit.edu (SEE)

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TP SMK EJA SEE. Performed the experiments: TL TP PQ BJV YMI JRL SMK SEE. Analyzed the data: TP PQ SMK AC EJA SEE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TP EJA SEE. Wrote the paper: TP SMK EJA SEE.