Helicobacter pylori induces an array of pro-inflammatory cytokines in human gastric epithelial cells: quantification of mRNA for interleukin-8, -1 alpha/beta, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha.


Despite the fact that Helicobacter pylori is known to be non-invasive, mucosal infiltration of inflammatory cells have been observed in the gastric mucosa. The exact pathogenesis of such an inflammatory reaction has not been well defined. We explored the repertoire of cytokine genes expressed in human gastric epithelial cells in response to coculture with H… (More)