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Journal of Pathogens
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5748745, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5748745
Research Article

Clinical Effects of Gamma-Radiation-Resistant Aspergillus sydowii on Germ-Free Mice Immunologically Prone to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

1Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Digestive Health Research Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
2Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
3Center for Medical Mycology, Department of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
4Department of Human Sciences, Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
5Digestive Health Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

Received 1 June 2016; Accepted 18 July 2016

Academic Editor: Martin Hoenigl

Copyright © 2016 Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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