Tag Archives: Helicobacter pylori

Plasmid DNA Transfer in Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a highly motile, microaerophilic, Gram-negative bacterium, resident in the gastric mucus layer of about 50% of the human population. Infection with H. pylori is a major cause of gastroduodenal disease, including chronic active gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, … Continue reading

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Helicobacter pylori infection – what's new?

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped, flagellated, microaerophilic Gram-negative bacillus discovered at the beginning of the 1980s that causes gastritis, peptic ulcers and stomach cancer in humans. So what’s new?   Helicobacter pylori infection: what’s new. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, … Continue reading

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Helicobacter pylori VacA toxin

Helicobacter pylori is a tricky little bug with more than one way to cause disease. Continue reading

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How does Helicobacter pylori cause stomach cancer?

Stomach ulcers are caused by chronic infection with the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which is also the leading risk factor for stomach cancer. One reason for the cancer risk could be that the pathogen creates breaks in the DNA molecules of infected cells. Continue reading

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Innate immunity against Helicobacter pylori

The spiral, microaerophilic, Gram-negative bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) induces chronic gastritis and is a well known risk factor for peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Although H. pylori infection can persist for decades, only a fraction of colonized individuals ever … Continue reading

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