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Bojary Nasrabadi M R, Forouzandeh M, Alvandi A H. Studying of the Helicobacter pylori vacA cytotoxin gene prevalence by PCR technique among the Iranian patients with gastro-duodenal disorders. mjms. 2008; 11 :21-31
URL: http://mjms.modares.ac.ir/article-30-7487-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Cellular & Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associated Professor, Department of Biotechnology, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, Tehran
3- Ph.D. Student, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran, Ahvaz
Abstract:   (4511 Views)
Objective: Helicobacter pylori is a major etiological agent in gastro-duodenal disorders, and has spread in the world. The prevalence of infection with H. pylori is more than 80% in some populations, but only 10% to 20% of them are infected with this organism. Also infection with this pathogen is associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD), Gastritis (G), Duodenitis (Du), and non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD). The development of diseases depends on the virulence of the infecting H. pylori strain and the susceptibility of the host. The vacuolating cytotoxin and the cytotoxin associated protein, encoded by vacA and cagA genes are important virulence determinants of H. pylori which are divided into different pathogenic types, to cause varities of infections. This may be used as a marker of infection and could be used to distinguish between pathogenic and nonpathogenic strains of H. pylori in Iran. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of vacA genotype of H. pylori and its development of PUD, G, Du, and NUD from Iranian patients who were admitted to Hazrat Rasoul Akram (peace upon him) as an educational and research society, affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (IUMS) in Tehran, Iran. Materials and Methods: During this study specimen biopsies were collected from 180 patients who underwent routine gastrointestinal endoscopies to the internal medicine ward, Hazrat Rasoul Akram Hospital, IUMS, Tehran, Iran. Positive H. pylori strains were identified by cultured isolates, standard biochemical methods, and molecular typing was performed by PCR technique to detect vacA gene and its alleles. Result: In this study out of 180 samples of 92 H. pylori strains were isolated and identified by
Keywords: PCR, vacA cytotoxin
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Received: 2008/05/3 | Accepted: 2008/05/3
* Corresponding Author Address: Tehran

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