Helicobacter Pylori In The 21st Century
by Philip Sutton /
2010 / English / PDF
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This book provides a broad overview of the current understanding of Helicobacter pylori emphasizing its world health impacts. It includes 13 chapters organized into 3 parts: "Pathologies and Treatment", "Host Response" and "Bacterial Defence". Part I (5 chapters) reviews the epidemiology of H. pylori infection, H. pylori infection in Asia, gastric adenocarcinoma, antimicrobial resistance and approaches to treatment, and extragastric manifestations of H. pylori infection. Part II (4 chapters) describes H. pylori-induced acquired immunity and immunoregulation, host genetic factors and susceptibility to H. pylori pathogenesis, innate immune initiators and effectors in H. pylori infection, and H. pylori vaccines. Part III (4 chapters) discusses the importance of H. pylori lipopolysaccharides in gastric adaptation and pathogenesis, H. pylori virulence factors, H. pylori adhesion to the gastric surface, and helicobacteromics. This book is an essential resource for researchers, students and medics in infectious and Helicobacter-associated diseases.