Psychological stress enhances the colonization of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori in the BALB/c mouse.

@article{Guo2009PsychologicalSE,
  title={Psychological stress enhances the colonization of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori in the BALB/c mouse.},
  author={Gang Guo and Ke-Ran Jia and Yun Shi and Xiao-Fei Liu and Kai-yun Liu and Wei Qi and Ying Guo and Wei-jun Zhang and Tao Wang and Bin Xiao and Quan Zou},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          478-85
        }
}
Helicobacter pylori infection is a risk factor for development of peptic ulcers, and psychological stress (PS) may have a role in the pathogenesis of this condition. However, no interaction between PS and H. pylori infection (HI) has been established in the development of peptic ulcer, because colonization by H. pylori is the first step in the infection of the gastric mucosa, we examined H. pylori colonization of the stomach in BALB/c mice after PS. The mice were subjected to PS in a… CONTINUE READING

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