The effect of H. pylori lipopolysaccharide on the synthesis and secretion of sulfated mucin in gastric mucosa was investigated using mucosal segments incubated in the presence of [3H]proline, [3H]glucosamine and [35S]Na2SO4. The lipopolysaccharide, while showing no discernible effect on the apomucin synthesis was found to inhibit the process of mucin glycosylation and sulfation, which at 100μg/ml lipopolysaccharide reached the optimal inhibition of 65%. The analysis of mucin secretory responses revealed that the lipopolysaccharide by first 15 min caused a 57% stimulation in sulfomucin secretion followed thereafter by inhibition, which reached maximum of 32% by 45 min. The results suggest that colonization of gastric mucosa by H. pylori may be detrimental to the process of gastric sulfomucin synthesis and secretion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 15 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology