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Helicobacter pylori outer membrane proteins and gastroduodenal disease
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    Helicobacter pylori outer membrane proteins and gastric inflammation
    • Anar Dossumbekova, -
    • Other Contributors:
      • Christian Prinz, Lena Brenner, Markus Gerhard, Steffen Backert, Johannes G. Kusters, Roland M Schmid, Roland Rad

    Dear Editor,

    Approximately 4% of the H. pylori genome, significantly more than that of any other known bacterial species is composed of genes encoding outer membrane proteins (OMPs). The best described H. pylori OMP is the adhesin BabA, which is thought to mediate host/bacterial interactions and has been linked to microbial pathogenicity (1-4). The dissection of OMP function helps understanding the complex gastri...

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