The human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori has a gene encoding an enzyme first classified as a mucinase in Vibrio cholerae.

@article{Smith1994TheHG,
  title={The human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori has a gene encoding an enzyme first classified as a mucinase in Vibrio cholerae.},
  author={Amy Smith and B Chahal and Gary L. French},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={153-60}
}
The human bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori has been suggested to be the causative agent of the most common chronic infection of man. Since its first isolation in 1982, H. pylori has been associated with gastric and duodenal ulcer disease, and more recently, gastric cancer. The proteolytic digestion of gastric mucus by this microorganism has been suggested as an important mechanism by which its pathogenicity is at least partly exerted. Here we report the detection of protease activity in H… CONTINUE READING

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