Study: Mechanism Allows Bacteria Helicobacter Pylori To Remain Undetected In The Stomach
It Interacts With The Host’s Immune System
Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) is a bacteria that resides in the stomach and is the most important risk factor for serious gastric conditions, such as ulcers, and a type of stomach cancer known as adenocarcinoma in the stomach. Also, this bacteria resides on half of the world's population, and is resistant to medications, such as antibiotics, making very difficult to treat health conditions related to it. A research team has found a mechanism that controls the causes of infection, in which H. pylori causes the development of stomach diseases. The bacteria manipulate the host immune system in such a way that it can survive for a long time in the stomach without being eliminated by the immune cells. It consists of the release of proteins and toxins that interact with the host’s immune system, which “cloaks” that bacteria, allowing chronic inflammation, which can result in stomach cancer. The same mechanism not only allows the bacteria to remain undetected in the stomach but also eliminates competing bacteria. It is considered that this mechanism has been developed by the bacteria after thousands of years of evolution. Click here for more info.