Role of vacuolating cytotoxin in gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori in gnotobiotic piglets

K. A. Eaton, T. L. Cover, M. K.R. Tummuru, M. J. Blaser, S. Krakowka

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Abstract

To investigate the role of the Helicobacter pylori cytotoxin in the pathogenesis of gastritis, gnotobiotic piglets were colonized with either toxigenic H. pylori or a nontoxigenic isogenic mutant. Only piglets given the toxigenic strain developed toxin-neutralizing antibodies (indicating that toxin is expressed in vivo), but there was no difference in bacterial colonization, epithelial vacuolation, or gastritis between the two groups of piglets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3462-3464
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and immunity
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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