Nutrients released by gastric epithelial cells enhance Helicobacter pylori growth.

@article{Amsterdam2004NutrientsRB,
  title={Nutrients released by gastric epithelial cells enhance Helicobacter pylori growth.},
  author={Karin van Amsterdam and Arie van der Ende},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={614-21}
}
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori survives and proliferates in the human gastric mucosa. In this niche, H. pylori adheres to the gastric epithelial cells near the tight junctions. In vitro, H. pylori proliferated well in tissue-culture medium near gastric epithelial cells. However, in the absence of epithelial cells, growth of H. pylori could only be established in tissue-culture medium when, prior to the experiment, it was preincubated near gastric epithelial cells. Therefore, we aimed to… CONTINUE READING