Helicobacter pylori infection, but not low-dose aspirin, results in a local reduction of the secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor in gastroduodenal mucosa.

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BACKGROUND The secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) represents a multifunctional protein with mucosa-protective features. Helicobacter pylori and the usage of low-dose aspirin are two independent risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore, the effect of low-dose aspirin on gastrointestinal SLPI expression was analyzed… (More)

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