Asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection increases asymmetric dimethylarginine levels in healthy subjects.

@article{Marra2005AsymptomaticHP,
  title={Asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection increases asymmetric dimethylarginine levels in healthy subjects.},
  author={M Marra and Anna Rita Bonfigli and Patrizia Bonazzi and R. Galeazzi and Cristina Sirolla and Ivano Testa and Stefano Cenerelli and Massimo Boemi and Roberto Testa},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={609-14}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic infections have been demonstrated to be early factors of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, and their relevance increases when they are caused by agents with extremely broad spectrum of disease outcome such as Helicobacter pylori. The consequent endothelial impairment leads to a reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide. Increasing evidences have pointed out that the endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, asymmetric dimethylarginine, defined as a risk factor… CONTINUE READING