The study of the oipA and dupA genes in Helicobacter pylori strains and their relationship with different gastroduodenal diseases

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AIM The purpose of this investigation was to determine the oipA and dupA genes of Helicobacter pylori isolates from west of Iran; Chaharmahalo Bakhtiyari region and find their relationship with the severity of the gastroduodenal diseases. BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori is an organism responsible for many gastroduodenal diseases. Many studies suggest that genetic diversity in H . pylori virulence factors such as oipA and dupA genes is high among isolates of different geographic regions and may cause more severe diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, gastric biopsy specimens were taken from 150 patients suffering from gastroduodenal diseases. The presence of ureC, dupA and oipA genes was tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS Overall, 123 (82%) H. pylori strains were isolated from 150 specimens. dupA gene was detected in 41 (33.33%) H.pylori-positive specimens. There was a reverse correlation between this gene and gastric cancer. The oipA gene was found in 88 (71.54%) samples and statistically there was no association between this gene and gastric disorders. As statistical analyses revealed, the presence of the dupA was more common in isolates with the oipA negative. CONCLUSION Based on our findings, the presence of dupA gene can be considered as a marker for the onset of severe diseases. However, the oipA gene cannot be regarded for prediction of gastroenterology diseases. Meanwhile, extended molecular epidemiology researches in other populations are recommended.

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@inproceedings{Souod2015TheSO, title={The study of the oipA and dupA genes in Helicobacter pylori strains and their relationship with different gastroduodenal diseases }, author={Negar Souod and Meysam Sarshar and Hossein Dabiri and Hassan Momtaz and Mohammad Mehdi Kargar and Alireza Mohammadzadeh and S. I. A. Abdi}, booktitle={Gastroenterology and hepatology from bed to bench}, year={2015} }