The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Apoptosis and proliferation in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric intestinal metaplasia.

BACKGROUND: Imbalance between apoptosis and proliferation may be one of the mechanisms underlying H. pylori associated gastric carcinogenesis. AIM: To examine the cell kinetics of gastric intestinal metaplasia and the effect of H. pylori eradication. METHODS: Endoscopic gastric biopsies were obtained from 100 H. pylori-infected patients. Apoptosis was determined by triphosphate nick-end labelling (TUNEL) and apoptotic nuclei counting, whereas proliferation was assessed by Ki67 immunostaining. Gastric biopsies were repeated in a sub-group of intestinal metaplasia patients after H. pylori eradication. RESULTS: Antral apoptotic index was significantly lower in intestinal metaplasia than in non-intestinal metaplasia (0.19% vs. 0.51%; P < 0.0001) whereas the level of proliferation was comparable (28% vs. 22%, P=0.15). Serial antral biopsies taken from 14 intestinal metaplasia patients before and 1 year after H. pylori eradication showed a significant drop in proliferation in both intestinal metaplasia (50% vs. 12%, P < 0.001) and non-intestinal metaplasia area (47% vs. 9%, P < 0.001). A similar fall in apoptosis was detected in non-metaplastic region (0.58% vs. 0.38%, P < 0.001) but not in intestinal metaplasia (0.24% vs. 0.27%, P=0.56), resulting in a significant increase in the apoptosis/proliferation ratio (0.005-0.021; P=0.03). CONCLUSIONS: Dysregulation in apoptosis control of gastric intestinal metaplasia may contribute to gastric carcinogenesis, which may be retarded by clearance of H. pylori.[1]


  1. Apoptosis and proliferation in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric intestinal metaplasia. Leung, W.K., Yu, J., To, K.F., Go, M.Y., Ma, P.K., Chan, F.K., Sung, J.J. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. (2001) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities