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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805287/nongenetically-modified-lactococcus-lactis-adjuvanted-vaccination-enhanced-innate-immunity-against-helicobacter-pylori
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Wei Liu, Zhoulin Tan, Hai Liu, Zhiqin Zeng, Shuanghui Luo, Huimin Yang, Lufeng Zheng, Tao Xi, Yingying Xing
BACKGROUND: Gram-positive enhancer matrix particles (GEM) produced by Lactococcus lactis can enhance vaccine-induced immune response. However, the mechanism under which this adjuvant mounts the efficacy of orally administered vaccines remains unexplored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a prophylactic mice model to investigate the mechanism of GEM-adjuvanted vaccination. Helicobacter pylori urease-specific antibody response was monitored and detected in murine serum by ELISA...
August 14, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802077/helicobacter-pylori-and-its-secreted-immunomodulator-vaca-protect-against-anaphylaxis-in-experimental-models-of-food-allergy
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Andreas Kyburz, Sabine Urban, Aleksandra Altobelli, Stefan Floess, Jochen Huehn, Timothy L Cover, Anne Müller
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an increasingly common health problem in Western populations. Epidemiological studies have suggested both positive and negative associations between food allergy and infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to investigate whether experimental infection with H. pylori, or prophylactic treatment with H. pylori-derived immunomodulatory molecules, affects the onset and severity of food allergy, either positively or negatively...
August 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801429/multicentric-randomised-study-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-and-pepsinogen-testing-for-prevention-of-gastric-cancer-mortality-the-gistar-study
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Marcis Leja, Jin Young Park, Raul Murillo, Inta Liepniece-Karele, Sergejs Isajevs, Ilze Kikuste, Dace Rudzite, Petra Krike, Sergei Parshutin, Inese Polaka, Arnis Kirsners, Daiga Santare, Valdis Folkmanis, Ilva Daugule, Martyn Plummer, Rolando Herrero
INTRODUCTION: Population-based eradication of Helicobacter pylori has been suggested to be cost-effective and is recommended by international guidelines. However, the potential adverse effects of widespread antibiotic use that this would entail have not been sufficiently studied. An alternative way to decrease gastric cancer mortality is by non-invasive search for precancerous lesions, in particular gastric atrophy; pepsinogen tests are the best currently available alternative. The primary objective of GISTAR is to determine whether H pylori eradication combined with pepsinogen testing reduces mortality from gastric cancer among 40-64-year-old individuals...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800560/molecular-basis-for-the-functions-of-a-bacterial-muts2-in-dna-repair-and-recombination
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Ge Wang, Robert J Maier
Bacterial MutS2 proteins, consisting of functional domains for ATPase, DNA-binding, and nuclease activities, play roles in DNA recombination and repair. Here we observe a mechanism for generating MutS2 expression diversity in the human pathogen Helicobacter pylori, and identify a unique MutS2 domain responsible for specific DNA-binding. H. pylori strains differ in mutS2 expression due to variations in the DNA upstream sequence containing short sequence repeats. Based on Western blots, mutS2 in some strains appears to be co-translated with the upstream gene, but in other strains (e...
July 19, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799687/upfront-immunohistochemistry-improves-specificity-of-helicobacter-pylori-diagnosis-a-french-pathology-laboratory-point-of-view
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Florent Ginestet, Briac Guibourg, Laurent Doucet, Jérémie Théreaux, Michel Robaszkiewicz, Pascale Marcorelles, Arnaud Uguen
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus about the histopathologic methods to detect Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies to date. We aimed to question about the value of upfront anti-H. pylori immunohistochemistry in this field. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We led a retrospective study about the rate of H. pylori-positive gastric biopsies before and after the implementation of upfront immunohistochemistry, the inter-rater and intermethods agreements in H. pylori identification about Hematoxylin-Eosin Saffron (HES), Giemsa, and immunohistochemistry stains and the histopathologic features associated with low amounts of H...
August 11, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799258/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-serum-level-of-pepsinogen-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-metachronous-gastric-neoplasm-after-endoscopic-resection
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Y Kwon, S Jeon, S Nam, I Shin
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone endoscopic resection of early gastric cancers (EGCs) are at risk for metachronous gastric neoplasm. AIM: To determine whether serum level of pepsinogen (PG), a marker of gastric atrophy, can determine which patients who have undergone endoscopic submucosal dissection for EGC are at risk for metachronous gastric neoplasm. We also investigated the effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication on metachronous gastric neoplasm incidence...
August 11, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798312/the-hypothesis-that-helicobacter-pylori-predisposes-to-alzheimer-s-disease-is-biologically-plausible
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Contaldi Felice, Capuano Federico, Fulgione Andrea, Aiese Cigliano Riccardo, Sanseverino Walter, Iannelli Domenico, Medaglia Chiara, Capparelli Rosanna
There is epidemiological evidence that H. pylori might predispose to Alzheimer's disease. To understand the cellular processes potentially linking such unrelated events, we incubated the human gastric cells MNK-28 with the H. pylori peptide Hp(2-20). We then monitored the activated genes by global gene expression. The peptide modulated 77 genes, of which 65 are listed in the AlzBase database and include the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease: APP, APOE, PSEN1, and PSEN2. A large fraction of modulated genes (30 out of 77) belong to the inflammation pathway...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797101/two-populations-of-less-virulent-helicobacter-pylori-genotypes-in-bangladesh
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Hafeza Aftab, Muhammad Miftahussurur, Phawinee Subsomwong, Faruque Ahmed, A K Azad Khan, Takashi Matsumoto, Rumiko Suzuki, Yoshio Yamaoka
Bangladesh has a population with a low gastric cancer risk but high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection. Several studies have examined virulence genes in H. pylori from Bangladesh. We analyzed cagA and vacA subtypes and their association with severe histology phenotypes, and analyzed population types among Bangladeshi strains. We included patients who underwent endoscopy in Dhaka. Sequences of virulence genes and seven housekeeping genes were obtained by next generation sequencing and confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796840/yes-research-matters
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Mari L Shinohara
My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer recently. Luckily, it was still at an early stage, and endoscopic surgery successfully took care of it. My father was fortunate; since people with stomach cancer do not show clear symptoms in the early stages, the disease is often not diagnosed until it becomes advanced. In his case, the diagnosis started from a suggestion by his doctor to check whether he had a gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species found in the digestive tract. In Japan, where he lives, a majority of gastric cancer patients (more than 99%) have been infected with H...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796053/berberine-containing-quadruple-therapy-for-initial-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-an-open-label-randomized-phase-iv-trial
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Di Zhang, Li Ke, Zhen Ni, Yu Chen, Lin-Hui Zhang, Shao-Hua Zhu, Chan-Juan Li, Lei Shang, Jie Liang, Yong-Quan Shi
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing antimicrobial resistance, a bismuth-based quadruple regimen has been recommended as an alternative first-line therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) eradication. However, different results are varied greatly and the availability of bismuth was limited in some countries. We assessed the efficacy and safety of 14-day berberine-containing quadruple therapy as an alternative regimen for H pylori eradication. METHODS: In a randomized, open-label, non-inferiority, phase IV trial between November 25, 2014, and October 15, 2015, 612 treatment-naive patients were randomly assigned to 14-day berberine-containing (n = 308) or 14-day bismuth-containing (n = 304) quadruple therapy...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792967/aminophosphinates-against-helicobacter-pylori-ureolysis-biochemical-and-whole-cell-inhibition-characteristics
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Katarzyna Macegoniuk, Ewa Grela, Monika Biernat, Mateusz Psurski, Grażyna Gościniak, Anna Dziełak, Artur Mucha, Joanna Wietrzyk, Łukasz Berlicki, Agnieszka Grabowiecka
Urease is an important virulence factor from Helicobacter pylori that enables bacterial colonization of human gastric mucosa. Specific inhibition of urease activity can be regarded as a promising adjuvant strategy for eradication of this pathogen. A group of organophosphorus inhibitors of urease, namely, aminophosphinic acid and aminophosphonic acid derivatives, were evaluated in vitro against H. pylori urease. The kinetic characteristics of recombinant enzyme activity demonstrated a competitive reversible mode of inhibition with Ki values ranging from 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792503/multi-scale-encoding-of-amino-acid-sequences-for-predicting-protein-interactions-using-gradient-boosting-decision-tree
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Chang Zhou, Hua Yu, Yijie Ding, Fei Guo, Xiu-Jun Gong
Nowadays a number of computational approaches have been developed to effectively and accurately predict protein interactions. However, most of these methods typically perform worse when other biological data sources (e.g., protein structure information, protein domains, or gene neighborhoods information) are not available. In the present work, we propose a method for predicting protein interactions making full use of physicochemical characteristics of amino acids. A protein sequence is encoded at multi-scale by seven properties, including their qualitative and quantitative descriptions, of amino acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791844/frequency-of-infection-with-helicobacter-pylori-isolates-of-different-antimicrobial-profiles-in-children-and-adolescents-a-preliminary-study
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Grażyna Gościniak, Monika M Biernat, Aldona Bińkowska, Agnieszka Kus, Barbara Iwańczak
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection can occur as a mixed infection caused by several strains of H. pylori. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of colonization of the gastric mucosa by strains of H. pylori with different susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out on gastric biopsies taken from 54 previously untreated Polish children and adolescents. Of the 15 positive cultures, from each primary medium, 6 single H...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791813/an-evaluation-of-selected-oral-health-indicators-and-cariogenic-bacteria-titer-in-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori
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Jakub Urban, Rafał Koszowski, Anna Płachetka, Andrzej Wiczkowski
BACKGROUND: Studies based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques indicate that Helicobacter pylori can be constantly or temporarily present in the oral cavity in virulent or non-virulent form. Streptococcus mutans exerts a strong inhibitory effect on H. pylori. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and virulence of H. pylori in the oral cavity and the correlation of these factors with oral health and cariogenic bacteria titer...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790233/functional-dyspepsia-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Rabbinu Rangga Pribadi, Ari Fahrial Syam, Ening Krisnuhoni
Helicobacter pylori infection is commonly found worldwide. In Indonesia, the prevalence of H. pylori infection is 22.1%. The bacteria are responsible for gastritis, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), and gastric cancer.Helicobacter pylori may also has a role in functional dyspepsia. Diagnostic approach consists of noninvasive and invasive examinations. One of the invasive strategy is upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy and gastric mucosa biopsy.
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782119/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-diagnostic-performance-of-the-combination-of-pepsinogen-gastrin-17-and-anti-helicobacter-pylori-antibodies-serum-assays-for-the-diagnosis-of-atrophic-gastritis
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REVIEW
R M Zagari, S Rabitti, D C Greenwood, L H Eusebi, A Vestito, F Bazzoli
BACKGROUND: The combination of pepsinogen, gastrin-17 and anti-H. pylori antibodies serological assays (panel test) is a non-invasive tool for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis. However, the diagnostic reliability of this test is still uncertain. AIM: To assess the diagnostic performance of the serum panel test for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis. METHODS: Medline via PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library databases and abstracts of international conferences proceedings were searched from January 1995 to December 2016 using the primary keywords "pepsinogens," "gastrin," "atrophic gastritis," "gastric precancerous lesions...
August 7, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781119/primary-antibiotic-resistance-in-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yu-Ting Kuo, Jyh-Ming Liou, Emad M El-Omar, Jeng-Yih Wu, Alex Hwong Ruey Leow, Khean Lee Goh, Rajashree Das, Hong Lu, Jaw-Town Lin, Yu-Kang Tu, Yoshio Yamaoka, Ming-Shiang Wu
BACKGROUND: So far, a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis has not been done of the prevalence of primary antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori in the Asia-Pacific region. We aimed to assess the trends and regional differences in primary antibiotic resistance to H pylori in the Asia-Pacific region and to examine the relation between resistance and first-line eradication. METHODS: We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of primary antibiotic resistance to H pylori and the efficacy of first-line regimens in the Asia-Pacific region...
August 3, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780968/efficacy-and-safety-of-rifaximin-associated-with-standard-triple-therapy-omeprazole-clarithromycin-and-amoxicillin-for-h-pylori-eradication-a-phase-iv-pilot-clinical-trial
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Mercedes Ramas, Maria G Donday, Adrian G McNicholl, Javier P Gisbert
BACKGROUND: A progressive decrease in Helicobacter pylori eradication rates has been described over the years, driving the need for new antibiotic treatments. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the addition of rifaximin (Spiraxin(®)) to standard triple therapy (omeprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for the eradication of H. pylori. METHODS: Independent prospective clinical trial (EUDRACT no.: 2013-001080-23). Forty consecutive adult patients were included with H...
August 3, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780617/the-association-of-helicobacter-pylori-with-choroidal-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness
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Mehmet Erol Can, Fatma Efe Kaplan, Mehmet Murat Uzel, Hasan Kiziltoprak, Mustafa Cagri Ergun, Mustafa Koc, Gülcin Simsek
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection on choroidal thickness (CT) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT). METHODS: The study included 25 patients with H. pylori infection and 25 healthy individuals as the control group. Helicobacter pylori patients were classified as the pre-treatment (Group 1; n: 25) and the post-treatment (Group 2; n: 25). RNFLT and CT were measured before and after treatment of H. pylori infection, using enhanced depth imaging (EDI) spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
August 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780229/the-effects-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-on-modification-of-metabolic-syndrome-parameters-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Marjan Mokhtare, Hosna Mirfakhraee, Mahmoud Arshad, Seyed Hossein Samadani Fard, Mansour Bahardoust, Alireza Movahed, Mohsen Masoodi
BACKGROUND: Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori) have the potential role in the pathogenesis of various extra-gastric disorders such as metabolic disorders. But, it is now questioned about whether H. pylori eradication reduces or induces the risk for metabolic disorders especially in patients with dyspepsia. Hence, the present study aimed to assess the effects of H. pylori eradication on criteria of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: H. pylori infected patients with dyspepsia were included...
July 27, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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