When guests simply will not leave.

Wroblewski LE, Peek RM
Cell Host Microbe. 2012 12 (6): 733-4

PMID: 23245316 · PMCID: PMC3593715 · DOI:10.1016/j.chom.2012.11.008

Chronic pathogens have evolved exquisite mechanisms of self-regulation via manipulation of host signaling pathways; however, pathologic consequences may ensue. Tsugawa et al. (2012) now report a mechanism of checks and balances used by Helicobacter pylori that is undermined by gastric stem cells, which may lower the threshold for gastric cancer.

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Antigens, Bacterial Bacterial Proteins Helicobacter pylori Humans Reactive Oxygen Species Virulence Factors Volition

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