Alexej Schmidt

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Helicobacter pylori specifically colonizes the human gastric epithelium and is the major causative agent for ulcer disease and gastric cancer development. Here, we identify members of the carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule (CEACAM) family as receptors of H. pylori and show that HopQ is the surface-exposed adhesin that specifically binds(More)
BabA is a Helicobacter pylori cell surface adhesin, which binds to the ABO/Leb histo-blood group antigens (Leb) and serves as a virulence factor. H. pylori single colonies were isolated from 156 [non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) = 97, duodenal ulcer (DU) = 34, gastric cancer (GC) = 25)] patients. babA and babB genes were evaluated by gene/locus-specific PCR. BabA(More)
The BabA adhesin mediates high-affinity binding of Helicobacter pylori to the ABO blood group antigen-glycosylated gastric mucosa. Here we show that BabA is acid responsive-binding is reduced at low pH and restored by acid neutralization. Acid responsiveness differs among strains; often correlates with different intragastric regions and evolves during(More)
We have explored the Drosophila S2 cell line for expression of Ig molecules isolated as Fab or scFv cDNA from phage-displayed libraries. We present a series of vectors for inducible expression and secretion of human Ig heavy (HC) and light chains (LC), both on separate plasmids and in combination constructs. Both HC (tested as human gamma(1)) and LC (human(More)
The original version of this Article contained incorrect labels in Figs 3b and 4e. In Fig. 3b, the second western blot panel should have been labelled ‘CEACAM1’. In Fig. 4e, the final two values on the y axis should have read ‘I91A’ and ‘I91T’. All versions of the Article have been updated. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Erratum:(More)
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