Virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori.

  title={Virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={D G Newell},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  • D G Newell
  • Published 1991 in
    Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology…
Helicobacter pylori can be considered a very successful organism effectively colonizing the majority of the world's population. Although various disease states associated with this infection have been described, the mechanisms of pathogenicity remain unknown. The easiest virulence factors to identify are those enabling the organism to colonize the hazardous microenvironment of the gastric epithelium, survive at this site, and multiply sufficiently for transmission to a new host. The factors… CONTINUE READING