Many ways of communication: from Helicobacter pylori adherence to death, disruption, migration and escape
Division of Microbiology, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria
Cell Communication and Signaling 2011, 9:24 doi:10.1186/1478-811X-9-24Published: 1 November 2011
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It is almost 30 years ago that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) was identified as an important causative agent in the development and progression of a wide range of gastro-intestinal diseases including acute and chronic gastritis, duodenal ulceration, MALT lymphoma and gastric cancer [1,2]. During this time much progress has been made in understanding the complex mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis which is summarized in this special issue 'Interaction of Helicobacter pylori with its host cell'.