Chronic Helicobacter pylori infection does not significantly alter the microbiota of the murine stomach.

Abstract

We examined the impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on the murine gastric microbiota by culture and terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism and found that neither acute nor chronic H. pylori infection substantially affected the gastric microbial composition. Interestingly, the total H. pylori burden detected by real-time PCR was significantly higher than that revealed by viable counts, suggesting that the antigenic load sustaining H. pylori-induced gastritis could be considerably higher than previously believed.

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@article{Tan2007ChronicHP, title={Chronic Helicobacter pylori infection does not significantly alter the microbiota of the murine stomach.}, author={Mai Ping Tan and Maria Kaparakis and Maja Galic and John Stuart Pedersen and Martin John Pearse and Odilia L. C. Wijburg and Peter H. Janssen and Richard A Strugnell}, journal={Applied and environmental microbiology}, year={2007}, volume={73 3}, pages={1010-3} }