A hydrogen boost for salmonella

Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Dec 11;14(6):603-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.11.011.


Although the microbiota protects the host from infection, pathogens are still able to colonize and cause disease. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Maier et al. (2013) provide mechanistic insight into the initial stages of Salmonella growth in the gut, showing that microbiota-derived hydrogen provides an energy boost to Salmonella.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
  • Hydrogen / metabolism*
  • Salmonella typhimurium / growth & development*
  • Salmonella typhimurium / metabolism*


  • Hydrogen