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Chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori cagA-positive strains is causally associated with the development of gastric diseases, most notably gastric cancer. The cagA-encoded CagA protein, which is injected into gastric epithelial cells via bacterial type IV secretion, undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation at the EPIYA segments (EPIYA-A, EPIYA-B, EPIYA-C, and EPIYA-D), which are present in various numbers and combinations in its C-terminal polymorphic region, thereby enabling CagA to promiscuously interact with SH2 domain-containing host cell proteins, including the prooncogenic phosphatase SHP2. Perturbation of host protein functions by aberrant complex formation with CagA has been considered to contribute to the development of gastric cancer. Here we show that SHIP2, an SH2 domain-containing phosphatidylinositol 5'-phosphatase, is a hitherto undiscovered CagA-binding host protein. Similar to SHP2, SHIP2 binds to the Western CagA-specific EPIYA-C segment or East Asian CagA-specific EPIYA-D segment via the SH2 domain in a tyrosine phosphorylation-dependent manner. In contrast to the case of SHP2, however, SHIP2 binds more strongly to EPIYA-C than to EPIYA-D. Interaction with CagA tethers SHIP2 to the plasma membrane, where it mediates production of phosphatidylinositol 3,4-diphosphate [PI(3,4)P ]. The CagA-SHIP2 interaction also potentiates the morphogenetic activity of CagA, which is caused by CagA-deregulated SHP2. This study indicates that initially delivered CagA interacts with SHIP2 and thereby strengthens H. pylori-host cell attachment by altering membrane phosphatidylinositol compositions, which potentiates subsequent delivery of CagA that binds to and thereby deregulates the prooncogenic phosphatase SHP2.
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A spiral bacterium active as a human gastric pathogen. It is a gram-negative, urease-positive, curved or slightly spiral organism initially isolated in 1982 from patients with lesions of gastritis or peptic ulcers in Western Australia. Helicobacter pylori was originally classified in the genus CAMPYLOBACTER, but RNA sequencing, cellular fatty acid profiles, growth patterns, and other taxonomic characteristics indicate that the micro-organism should be included in the genus HELICOBACTER. It has been officially transferred to Helicobacter gen. nov. (see Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989 Oct;39(4):297-405).
Infections with organisms of the genus HELICOBACTER, particularly, in humans, HELICOBACTER PYLORI. The clinical manifestations are focused in the stomach, usually the gastric mucosa and antrum, and the upper duodenum. This infection plays a major role in the pathogenesis of type B gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
A species of gram-negative, spiral-shaped bacteria found in the gastric mucosa that is associated with chronic antral gastritis. This bacterium was first discovered in samples removed at endoscopy from patients investigated for HELICOBACTER PYLORI colonization.
Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
Ulcer that occurs in the regions of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT which come into contact with GASTRIC JUICE containing PEPSIN and GASTRIC ACID. It occurs when there are defects in the MUCOSA barrier. The common forms of peptic ulcers are associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI and the consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease - stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcers used to refer to all types of peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer is an erosion in a segment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) muscularis mucosae, typically in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first few cent...
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