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Protein Trio Ups Gastric Cancer Risk

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori colonizes the stomachs of about half of the world’s population and increases the risk of gastric cancer. Individuals infected with H. pylori strains that have the cag pathogenicity island (cag PAI) – a group of genes that encodes the bacterial toxin CagA and a secretion system to inject it into gastric […]