H. pylori-Induced DNA Strand Breaks Are Introduced by Nucleotide Excision Repair Endonucleases and Promote NF-κB Target Gene Expression.

@article{Hartung2015HPD,
  title={H. pylori-Induced DNA Strand Breaks Are Introduced by Nucleotide Excision Repair Endonucleases and Promote NF-κB Target Gene Expression.},
  author={Mara L. Hartung and Dorothea C. Gruber and Katrin N. Koch and Livia Gr{\"u}ter and Hubert Rehrauer and Nicole Tegtmeyer and Steffen Backert and Alexander Mueller},
  journal={Cell reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={70-79}
}
The human bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori exhibits genotoxic properties that promote gastric carcinogenesis. H. pylori introduces DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in epithelial cells that trigger host cell DNA repair efforts. Here, we show that H. pylori-induced DSBs are repaired via error-prone, potentially mutagenic non-homologous end-joining. A genome-wide screen for factors contributing to DSB induction revealed a critical role for the H. pylori type IV secretion system (T4SS… CONTINUE READING