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Impact of Melamine on Human Intestinal Microbiota: Does the Human Intestinal Microbiota Have the Enzymatic Capacity to Metabolize Melamine to Cyanuric Acid?

Investigators
Cerniglia, Carl
Institutions
DHHS/FDA/CVM - Division of Animal and Food Microbiology
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research
Objective

  1. Determine if melamine impacts the population dynamics of the human intestinal microbiota.
  2. Determine if the human intestinal microbiota metabolizes melamine to cyanuric acid.
More information
Responsible Division: Microbiology
Funding Source
Nat'l. Center For Toxicological Research
Project source
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Project number
P00730
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants