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Helicobacter pylori causes gastroduodenal disease, which is mediated in part by its outer membrane proteins (OMPs). To identify OMPs of H. pylori strain 26695, we performed a proteomic analysis. A sarcosine-insoluble outer membrane fraction was resolved by two-dimensional electrophoresis with immobilized pH gradient strips. Most of the protein spots, with(More)
The roles that accessory gene products play in activating the Helicobacter pylori urease apoprotein were examined. The activity of the urease apoprotein increased in the following order when it was expressed with the accessory genes: ureG<ureGH<ureFGH<ureEFGH<ureIEFGH. Moreover, stepwise additions of ureE and ureI to ureFGH significantly increased urease(More)
Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) is a novel protein involved in the induction of Helicobacter pylori-mediated apoptosis; however, the signal pathway involved in GGT-induced apoptosis remains unclear. Using DNA recombination techniques, ggt was cloned into pET117b and transformed into Escherichia coli. Recombinant GGT was purified using nickel-affinity(More)
The whole genome sequences of Helicobacter pylori strain 26695 have been reported. Whole cell proteins of H. pylori strain 26695 cells were obtained and analyzed by two-dimensional electrophoresis, using immobilized pH gradient strips. The most abundant proteins were shown in the region of pI 4.0-9.5 with molecular masses from 10 to 100 kDa. Soluble(More)
We have analyzed a Helicobacter pylori plasmid, pHP489. The 1222-bp nucleotide sequence had one open reading frame, a DnaA-binding site, one direct repeat, and three inverted repeats. The (G+C) content of pHP489 was 33.3%. Although the nucleic acid sequence and deduced amino acid sequence were homologous to those of other bacterial plasmid Rep proteins, the(More)
We isolated pHP69, a 9,153 bp plasmid from Helicobacter pylori with a 33.98% (G+C) content. We identified 11 open reading frames (ORFs), including replication initiation protein A (repA), fic (cAMP-induced filamentation protein), mccC, mccB, mobA, mobD, mobB, and mobC, as well as four 22 bp tandem repeat sequences. The nucleic acid and predicted amino acid(More)
The pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori in the human hepatobiliary system has not been clearly elucidated. We compared the effects of H. pylori cagA+ and cagA− mutant strains on cell proliferation, apoptosis, and inflammation in a cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cell line (KKU-100). MTT and BrdU were used to determine cell viability and DNA synthesis,(More)
BACKGROUND The antimicrobial resistance capability of Helicobacter pylori is one of the critical factors in the failure to treat this pathogen. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changing pattern of primary antibiotic resistance rates in children in the southern central part of South Korea from 1990 to 2009. METHODS H. pylori strains were(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a 3955-bp Helicobacter pylori plasmid, pHP51 was determined, and two open reading frames, ORF1 and ORF2, were identified. The deduced amino acid sequence of ORF1 was highly conserved (87-89%) among plasmid replication initiation proteins, RepBs. The function of ORF2 was not assigned because it lacked known functional domains or(More)
PURPOSE To assess gastric pH and its relationship with urease-test positivity and histological findings in children with Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS Fasting gastric juices and endoscopic antral biopsy specimens were collected from 562 children and subjected to the urease test and histopathological examination. The subjects were divided into 3(More)