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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334683/epigenetic-silencing-of-the-mlh1-promoter-in-relation-to-the-development-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-use-as-a-biomarker-for-patients-with-microsatellite-instability-a-systematic-analysis
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Guimei Hu, Lijun Qin, Xinjun Zhang, Guoliang Ye, Tao Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Human mutL homolog 1 (MLH1) promoter methylation was reported in gastric cancer (GC). This study determined the clinicopathological, prognostic, and diagnostic effects of MLH1 promoter methylation in GC. METHODS: The combined odds ratio (OR) or hazard ratio (HR) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve (AUC) were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 4654 GC patients and 3669 non-malignant controls were identified in this systematic analysis...
January 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333062/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-review-and-a-personal-view
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REVIEW
Stergios A Polyzos, Christos Zeglinas, Fotini Artemaki, Michael Doulberis, Evangelos Kazakos, Panagiotis Katsinelos, Jannis Kountouras
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is etiologically associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There is evidence to support the sequence GERD, Barrett's esophagus (BE), dysplasia, and finally EAC, with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) being implicated in each step to EAC. On the other side of this relation stands the hypothesis of the protective role of H. pylori against EAC. Based on this controversy, our aim was to review the literature, specifically original clinical studies and meta-analyses linking H...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330348/weak-epistasis-may-drive-adaptation-in-recombining-bacteria
#3
Brian J Arnold, Michael U Gutmann, Yonatan H Grad, Samuel K Sheppard, Jukka Corander, Marc Lipsitch, William P Hanage
The impact of epistasis on the evolution of multilocus traits depends on recombination. While sexually-reproducing eukaryotes recombine so frequently that epistasis between polymorphisms is not considered to play a large role in short-term adaptation, many bacteria also recombine, some to the degree that their populations are described as 'panmictic' or 'freely recombining'. However, whether this recombination is sufficient to limit the ability of selection to act on epistatic contributions to fitness is unknown...
January 12, 2018: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329668/helicobacter-pylori-induces-direct-activation-of-the-lymphotoxin-beta-receptor-and-non-canonical-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling
#4
Michael Hartmut Feige, Michael Vieth, Olga Sokolova, Christian Täger, Michael Naumann
The pathogen Helicobacter pylori, which infects half of the world's population, is a major risk factor for the development of gastric diseases including chronic gastritis and gastric cancer. Among H. pylori's virulence factors is the cytotoxin-associated gene pathogenicity island (cagPAI), which encodes for a type IV secretion system (T4SS). The T4SS induces fast canonical nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling, a major factor increasing inflammation, supressing apoptotic cell death and thereby promoting the development of neoplasia...
January 9, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328350/helicobacter-pylori-dna-obtained-from-the-stomach-specimens-of-two-17th-century-korean-mummies
#5
Dong Hoon Shin, Chang Seok Oh, Jong Ha Hong, Hyejin Lee, Soong Deok Lee, Eunju Lee
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that grows in the stomach mucosal epithelium, and can induce gastric diseases. Although many studies on modern H. pylori genomes have been reported from all over the world, a comprehensive picture of H. pylori is still lacking. Therefore, there is a pressing need to obtain archaeological specimens and to subject the ancient DNA (aDNA) extracted therefrom to analysis. Considering the typically excellent state of preservation of Joseon mummies discovered in Korea, we thus tried to isolate ancient H...
January 12, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327820/gastroenterology-today-between-certainties-and-news-a-meeting-held-in-turin-on-may-27-2017
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Rinaldo Pellicano, Davide G Ribaldone, Marco Astegiano, Luca Dughera, Edda Battaglia, Anna Morgando, Arrigo Arrigoni, Mauro Spandre, Mario Grassini, Giorgio M Saracco, Francis Mégraud
This special article reports on two crucial issues discussed during a meeting. The first was the updated management of Helicobacter pylori infection. This was approached taking into account the recent European Guidelines, with a focus on novelties in treatment. In particular, considering the increasing H. pylori antibiotic resistance to clarithromycin, in countries with a high clarithromycin resistance rate the bismuth-containing quadruple therapies should be preferred. The new formulation, with bismuth, metronidazole, and tetracycline contained in a single capsule (three-in-one), has shown exciting results both in naive and in non-responder patients...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327819/helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-africa-2018-literature-update
#7
Stella I Smith, Abiodun Seriki, Roland Ndip, Rinaldo Pellicano
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) relationship with humans is believed to have originated in Africa and three African H. pylori populations have been identified: hpAfrica1, hpAfrica2 and hpNEAfrica. Actually, H. pylori infection is a ubiquitous infection in developing countries, particularly Africa. In this continent, the prevalence of H. pylori is higher and the bacterium is acquired at an early age compared to developed countries. In fact, while it affects over 50% of humans in developed countries its prevalence reaches 80% or more among adults in Africa...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327342/reduced-lysosomal-clearance-of-autophagosomes-promotes-survival-and-colonization-of-helicobacter-pylori
#8
Lin Zhang, Wei Hu, Chi H Cho, Francis K L Chan, Jun Yu, J Ross Fitzgerald, Cynthia K Y Cheung, Zhan G Xiao, Jing Shen, Long F Li, Ming X Li, Justin C Y Wu, Thomas K W Ling, Jason Y K Chan, Ko Ho, Gary Tse, Siew C Ng, Sidney Yu, Maggie H T Wang, Tony Gin, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Sunny H Wong, Matthew T V Chan, William K K Wu
Evasion of autophagy is key for intracellular survival of bacteria in host cells, but its involvement in persistent infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium identified to invade gastric epithelial cells, remains obscure. The aim of this study was to functionally characterize the role of autophagy in H. pylori infection. Autophagy was assayed in H. pylori-infected human gastric epithelium and the functional role of autophagy was determined via genetic or pharmacologic ablation of autophagy in mouse and cell line models of H...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327293/overexpression-of-spot-gene-in-coccoid-forms-of-clinical-helicobacter-pylori-isolates
#9
Farkhondeh Poursina, Jamshid Fagri, Nasrin Mirzaei, Hajieh Ghasemian Safaei
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can convert to coccoid form in unfavorable conditions or as a result of antibiotic treatment. In order to adapt to harsh environments, H. pylori requires a stringent response which, encoded by the spoT gene, has a bifunctional enzyme possessing both (p)ppGpp synthetic and degrading activity. Our goal in this study was to compare spoT gene expression in spiral and induced coccoid forms of H. pylori with use of amoxicillin. First, clinical isolate coccoid forms were induced with amoxicillin; then, the viability test was analyzed by flow cytometer...
January 11, 2018: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324718/screening-of-e-coli-%C3%AE-clamp-inhibitors-revealed-that-few-inhibit-helicobacter-pylori-more-effectively-structural-and-functional-characterization
#10
Preeti Pandey, Vijay Verma, Suman Kumar Dhar, Samudrala Gourinath
The characteristic of interaction with various enzymes and processivity-promoting nature during DNA replication makes β-clamp an important drug target. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) have several unique features in DNA replication machinery that makes it different from other microorganisms. To find out whether difference in DNA replication proteins behavior accounts for any difference in drug response when compared to E. coli, in the present study, we have tested E. coli β-clamp inhibitor molecules against H...
January 11, 2018: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324238/immunization-with-recombinant-flid-confers-protection-against-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-mice
#11
Amir Ghasemi, Nazanin Mohammad, Josef Mautner, Mehrnaz Taghipour Karsabet, Abolfazl Ardjmand, Rezvan Moniri
Nearly half of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori. Clinical manifestations of this infection range from gastritis and peptic ulcers to gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma. Due to the emerging of antibiotic resistant strains and poor patient compliance of the antibiotic therapy, there is increasing interest in the development of a protective vaccine against H. pylori infection. The bacterial protein FliD forms a capping structure on the end of each flagellum which is critical to prevent depolymerization and structural degradation...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322413/isolation-of-mouse-primary-gastric-epithelial-cells-to-investigate-the-mechanisms-of-helicobacter-pylori-associated-disease
#12
Le Son Tran, Richard L Ferrero
The gastrointestinal epithelium provides the first line of defense against invading pathogens, among which Helicobacter pylori is linked to numerous gastric pathologies, including chronic gastritis and cancer. Primary gastric epithelial cells represent a useful model for the investigation of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in these H. pylori associated diseases. In this chapter, we describe a method for the isolation of primary gastric epithelial cells from mice and detection of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) expression in the isolated cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319212/synergistic-glycosylation-as-key-to-the-chemical-synthesis-of-an-outer-core-octasaccharide-of-helicobacter-pylori
#13
Jian Yin, Xiaopeng Zou, Chunjun Qin, Claney L Pereira, Guangzong Tian, Jing Hu, Peter H Seeberger
Helicobacter pylori, a widespread gastric bacterial pathogen that infects 90% of the population in developing countries, causes chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. Battling H. pylori infection is a serious challenge due to the increased resistance to antibiotics and the lack of vaccines. The lipopolysaccharide covering the H. pylori cell-surface outer membrane is an attractive target for the development of a glycoconjugate vaccine. Here, we report a [3+5] convergent synthesis of an outer core octasaccharide of H...
January 10, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319200/the-rise-and-fall-of-peptic-ulceration-a-disease-of-civilization
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REVIEW
Ian C Roberts-Thomson
Humans and Helicobacter pylori have evolved and adapted over tens of thousands of years. Yet peptic ulcer disease appeared to be rare prior to the 19th century. The prevalence of peptic ulcer disease increased between 1850 and 1900 and culminated in a cohort at high risk that was born at the end of the 19th century. This coincided with the provision of safe water and improvements in sanitation and personal hygiene. One hypothesis for the emergence of peptic ulcer disease focuses on the rate of development of atrophic gastritis induced by Helicobacter pylori...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317709/increased-abundance-of-clostridium-and-fusobacterium-in-gastric-microbiota-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer-in-taiwan
#15
Yung-Yu Hsieh, Shui-Yi Tung, Hung-Yu Pan, Chih-Wei Yen, Huang-Wei Xu, Ying-Jhen Lin, Yi-Fang Deng, Wan-Ting Hsu, Cheng-Shyong Wu, Chin Li
Helicobacter pylori is recognised as a main risk factor for gastric cancer. However, approximately half of the patients with gastritis are negative for H. pylori infection, and the abundance of H. pylori decreases in patients with cancer. In the current study, we profiled gastric epithelium-associated bacterial species in patients with gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and gastric cancer to identify additional potential pathogenic bacteria. The overall composition of the microbiota was similar between the patients with gastritis and those with intestinal metaplasia...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317648/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-223-3p-arid1a-axis-is-involved-in-helicobacter-pylori-caga-induced-gastric-carcinogenesis-and-progression
#16
Fenghua Yang, Yugang Xu, Chao Liu, Cunying Ma, Shuiyan Zou, Xia Xu, Jihui Jia, Zhifang Liu
Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and the resulting gastric inflammation is regarded as the strongest risk factor for gastric carcinogenesis and progression. NF-κB plays an important role in linking H. pylori-mediated inflammation to cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we find that H. pylori infection induces miR-223-3p expression in H. pylori CagA-dependent manner. NF-κB stimulates miR-223-3p expression via directly binding to the promoter of miR-223-3p and is required for H...
January 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316052/an-assessment-of-drinking-water-contamination-with-helicobacter-pylori-in-lima-peru
#17
Kevin F Boehnke, Rebecca K Brewster, Brisa N Sánchez, Manuel Valdivieso, Alejandro Bussalleu, Magaly Guevara, Claudia Gonzales Saenz, Soledad Osorio Alva, Elena Gil, Chuanwu Xi
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori is a gut bacterium that is the primary cause of gastric cancer. H. pylori infection has been consistently associated with lack of access to sanitation and clean drinking water. In this study, we conducted time-series sampling of drinking water in Lima, Peru, to examine trends of H. pylori contamination and other water characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Drinking water samples were collected from a single faucet in Lima's Lince district 5 days per week from June 2015 to May 2016, and pH, temperature, free available chlorine, and conductivity were measured...
January 8, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315985/comparative-analysis-of-the-hom-family-of-outer-membrane-proteins-in-isolates-from-two-geographically-distinct-regions-the-united-states-and-south-korea
#18
Stephanie L Servetas, Aeryun Kim, Hanfu Su, Jeong-Heon Cha, D Scott Merrell
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori encodes numerous outer membrane proteins (OMPs), but only a few have been characterized in depth. Deletion, duplication, and allelic variation of many of the H. pylori OMPs have been reported, which suggests that these proteins may play key roles in host adaptation. Herein, we characterize the variation observed within the Hom family of OMPs in H. pylori obtained from two geographically distinct populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PCR genotyping of the hom genes was carried out using clinical isolates from South Korea and the United States...
January 5, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315971/levels-of-malondialdehyde-in-the-gastric-juice-its-association-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-stomach-diseases
#19
Yao-Kuang Wang, Wei-Chih Chiang, Fu-Chen Kuo, Meng-Chieh Wu, Hsiang-Yao Shih, Sophie S W Wang, Chung-Jung Liu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wei-Wen Su, Yeou-Lih Huang
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection causes elevation of lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) and this association may be due to the bacterium causing reactive oxygen species-mediated damage to DNA in the gastric epithelium. The aim of this study was to investigate the gastric juice MDA levels in relation to H. pylori infection and associated gastric diseases. METHODS: Gastric juice samples were obtained from 117 patients undergoing endoscopy, and gastric juice MDA levels were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system...
January 5, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315597/american-cranberries-and-health-benefits-an-evolving-story-of-25-years
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REVIEW
Shaomin Zhao, Haiyan Liu, Liwei Gu
Cranberries contain various type of bioactive components. Scientists have been studying cranberries' beneficial effects on urinary tract health since the 20th century. Entering the 21st century, the protection of cranberry phytochemicals against cancer and vascular diseases has drawn more attention from researchers. Anthocyanins, procyanidins, and flavonols in cranberries were all documented to have potential effects on cancer prevention. The cardiometabolic effects of cranberries have been investigated in several clinical trials...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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