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Analysis of the Gut Microbiota in the Old Order Amish and Its Relation to the Metabolic Syndrome

  • Margaret L. Zupancic equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret L. Zupancic, Brandi L. Cantarel

    Affiliation: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Brandi L. Cantarel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret L. Zupancic, Brandi L. Cantarel

    Affiliations: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Zhenqiu Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Elliott F. Drabek,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kathleen A. Ryan,

    Affiliation: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shana Cirimotich,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Cheron Jones,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rob Knight,

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • William A. Walters,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Daniel Knights,

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Emmanuel F. Mongodin,

    Affiliations: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Richard B. Horenstein,

    Affiliation: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Braxton D. Mitchell,

    Affiliation: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nanette Steinle,

    Affiliations: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Soren Snitker,

    Affiliation: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alan R. Shuldiner,

    Affiliations: Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Claire M. Fraser mail

    cmfraser@som.umaryland.edu

    Affiliations: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043052
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Aug 2012 at 23:32 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Daily News and Analysis
Title: “26 species of gut bacteria linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome identified - Health - DNA”
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Publication: Diabetes.co.uk
Title: “Scientists identify new species of gut bacteria linked to diabetes risk”
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Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Amish gut study shows specific bacteria correlated to metabolic syndrome”
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Publication: Health Canal
Title: “Health News - University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Gut Bacteria Associated With Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome”
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Title: “Gut Bacteria Tied to Metabolic Syndrome”
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Title: “Bacteria in Gut May Possibly Increase Pre-Diabetes Risk | TopNews New Zealand”
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Title: “Gut Bacteria Increase Pre-Diabetes Risk”
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Title: “Gut bacteria linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome found”
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