Helicobacter pylori activates calpain via toll-like receptor 2 to disrupt adherens junctions in human gastric epithelial cells.

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor for the development of gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers, and gastric adenocarcinoma. H. pylori-induced disruption of epithelial adherens junctions (AJs) is thought to promote the development of severe disease; however, the mechanisms whereby H. pylori alters AJ structure remain incompletely understood. The present study… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.05109-11

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