The Helicobacter pylori duodenal ulcer promoting gene, dupA in China

  title={The Helicobacter pylori duodenal ulcer promoting gene, dupA in China},
  author={Zhiyuan Zhang and Qing Si Zheng and Xiaoyu Chen and Shu Dong Xiao and Wenzhong Liu and Hong Lu},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  pages={49 - 49}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of H. pylori is as high as 60-70% in Chinese population. Although duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer are both caused by H. pylori, they are at opposite ends of the spectrum and as such are considered mutually exclusive. Duodenal ulcer promoting (dupA) gene was reported to be associated with duodenal ulcer development. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dupA gene of Helicobacter pylori in patients with various gastroduodenal diseases and to explore… CONTINUE READING


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