Yup, here's the abstract, graphic and everything:
|Source: J. Med. Chem. 2012, ASAP|
Here's the prep, "fresh" from the Supporting Information:
"A solution of phosphate buffer (50 mM, pH 6.8) was prepared and deoxygenated by bubbling nitrogen for ten minutes. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were sacrificed and the cecum was exposed. The cecal contents were removed and used to make a 10% w/v suspension in the oxygen free buffer."The microbe-rich slurry, after incubation with the compound at 37 degrees C with exclusion of oxygen, reduces down disulfide bonds, azo groups, even nitro aromatics to the parent anilines in "just a few hours."
Dunno about you, but I still think I prefer ol' Zn / AcOH. Probably smells a bit better, anyway.