Karin van Amsterdam

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In Helicobacter pylori, the contribution of efflux proteins to antibiotic resistance is not well established. As translocases that act in parallel may have overlapping substrate specificities, the loss of function of one such translocase may be compensated for by that of another translocase with no effect on susceptibilities to antibiotics. The genome of H.(More)
To study the effect of initial colonisation on Helicobacter pylori gene expression, altered H. pylori gene transcription during co-culture with human gastric epithelial cells was determined. Therefore, an insertion library of H. pylori with random chromosomal fusions to a promoterless cat gene was grown in the presence of HM02 gastric epithelial cells and(More)
The human gastric pathogen Helicobacterpylori infects the human gastric mucus layer of approximately half of the world's population. Colonization with this bacterium results in superficial gastritis without clinical symptoms, but can progress into gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastric malignancies and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue-lymphomas. Disease(More)
Little is known about factors which enable Salmonella serotypes to circulate within populations of livestock and domestic fowl. We have identified a DNA region which is present in Salmonella serotypes commonly isolated from livestock and domestic fowl (S. enterica subspecies I) but absent from reptile-associated Salmonella serotypes (S. bongori and S.(More)
The identification of methylated sites on bacterial genomic DNA would be a useful tool to study the major roles of DNA methylation in prokaryotes: distinction of self and nonself DNA, direction of post-replicative mismatch repair, control of DNA replication and cell cycle, and regulation of gene expression. Three types of methylated nucleobases are known:(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori survives and proliferates in the human gastric mucosa. In this niche, H. pylori adheres to the gastric epithelial cells near the tight junctions. In vitro, H. pylori proliferated well in tissue-culture medium near gastric epithelial cells. However, in the absence of epithelial cells, growth of H. pylori could only be(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori motility is essential for the colonization and persistence in the human gastric mucosa. So far, more than 50 genes have been described to play a role in flagellar biosynthesis. H. pylori YlxH (HP1034) is annotated as an ATP-binding protein. However, H. pylori YlxH shows similarity to proteins involved in the flagellar(More)
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