The Structure of Helicobacter pylori Urease
The urease is a prominent differential characteristic of Helicobacter pylori which is employed in diagnostic tests such as the C13/C14 breath test, serodiagnosis and the rapid CLO tests. The role of the enzyme is, as yet, unclear. The number of different ureolytic bacteria being found on the gastric mucosa of various hosts is increasing, raising the question of whether the ureases of these organisms are related.
KeywordsGastric Mucosa Urease Activity Pylorus Urease Southampton General Hospital Inhibit Urease Activity
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