Cell surface characteristics of Helicobacter pylori.

  title={Cell surface characteristics of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Anthony P. Moran},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  volume={10 3-4},
Helicobacter pylori is an important gastroduodenal pathogen of humans. Immunological and structural studies have been performed on the phospholipids, lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and some surface proteins of H. pylori strains. H. pylori LPS has, in general, low immunological activity and this property may aid the survival of this chronic infection. Nevertheless, H. pylori LPS has been found to influence the quality of gastric mucin and to stimulate pepsinogen secretion, thereby contributing to… CONTINUE READING

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