Anti-Lewis X antibody and Lewis X-anti-Lewis X immune complexes in Helicobacter pylori infection.

@article{Chmiela1998AntiLewisXA,
  title={Anti-Lewis X antibody and Lewis X-anti-Lewis X immune complexes in Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={Magdalena Chmiela and Torkel Wadstrom and Hans G. Folkesson and I Płaneta Małecka and Elżbieta Czkwianianc and Tomasz Rechciński and Wiesława Rudnicka},
  journal={Immunology letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={61 2-3},
  pages={
          119-25
        }
}
A molecular similarity of Lewis antigens expressed by Helicobacter pylori bacteria and those present in human gastric mucosa has been recognised as a cause of autoimmunity involved in the pathogenesis of chronic type B gastritis and gastric and duodenal ulcers. In this study, the expression of Lewis X determinants was found on 56% of H. pylori strains isolated from patients with chronic gastritis/gastroduodenitis. Anti-Lewis X IgG as well as Lewis X-anti-Lewis X IgG complexes were detected in… CONTINUE READING