Decreased epithelial cytokine responses in the duodenal mucosa of Helicobacter pylori-infected duodenal ulcer patients.

Helicobacter pylori colonizes the human stomach and areas of gastric metaplasia in the duodenum, but only a minority of those that are infected develop symptoms, e.g., peptic ulcers. Although most ulcers occur in the duodenum, almost all studies of mucosal immune responses against the infection have been limited to responses in the stomach. In the present… CONTINUE READING