Navigation Links
Ironing out the link between H. pylori infection and gastric cancer

H. pylori frequently causes gastric ulcers and is also one of the greatest risk factors for gastric cancer. H. pylori infection is also associated with another gastric cancer risk factor, iron deficiency. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Richard Peek at Vanderbilt University investigated the influence of iron on H. pylori-induced gastric cancer. Peek and colleagues found that low iron accelerated the development of H. pylori-associated cancerous lesions in gerbils. Further, H. pylori strains isolated from a human population at high risk for gastric cancer were more virulent and produced greater inflammation if they came from patients with low iron levels. In an accompanying article, El-Omar Emad of Aberdeen University discusses how iron levels could be used to identify patients that are at a higher risk for gastric cancer after H. pylori infection.

Iron deficiency accelerates Helicobacter pylori-induced carcinogenesis in rodents and humans

Richard M. Peek, Jr.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
Phone: 615-322-5200; Fax: 615-343-6229; E-mail:

View this article at:


Iron deficiency and H. pylori-induced gastric cancer: too little, too bad

Emad El-Omar
Aberdeen University, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, , GBR
Phone: +44 (0)1224 437548; E-mail:

View this article at:


Contact: Jillian Hurst
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Related biology news :

1. The findings between DNMs and autism provides global view of mutability on human diseases
2. New menhaden study will help identify balance between fishing and preserving Bay forage fish
3. Dark Ages scourge enlightens modern struggle between man and microbes
4. Multiple sclerosis immune exchange between brain and blood is uncovered
5. Researchers study links between conflict and fisheries in East Africa
6. Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians
7. Bridging the gap between genomics and education
8. Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; transmission seen between pigs and humans
9. New study confirms erroneous link between XMRV and prostate cancer-contamination was the cause
10. UCLA researchers discover missing link between stem cells and immune system
11. Menopause evolved to prevent competition between in-laws
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry ... over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and Mr. ... the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer said," ... and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move forward ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 5, 2017  The Allen Institute ... Allen Cell Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital ... 3D imaging data, the first application of deep learning ... human stem cell lines and a growing suite of ... platform for these and future publicly available resources created ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/9/2017)... 2017  BioTech Holdings announced today identification and ... ProCell stem cell therapy prevents limb loss in ... demonstrated that treatment with ProCell resulted in more ... compared to standard bone marrow stem cell administration.  ... reduction of therapeutic effect.  ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 09, 2017 , ... The Giving Tree Wellness Center announces ... needs of consumers who are incorporating medical marijuana into their wellness and health ... As operators of two successful Valley dispensaries, The Giving Tree’s two founders, Lilach ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... its ProxiMeta™ Hi-C metagenome deconvolution product, featuring the first commercially available Hi-C ... software to perform Hi-C metagenome deconvolution using their own facilities, supplementing the ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... will host a lunch discussion and webinar on INSIGhT, the first-ever adaptive clinical ... Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event is free and open to the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: