Friday, October 26, 2012

Bugs & Guts. Recent Report.

In conversation, biologists often use "bugs" to refer to bacteria. This open access report uses the fly as a model to explore the relationship between gastric cancer and infection with the 'bug' Helicobacter pylori, which the authors note is a major risk factor for gastric cancer.

Wandler AM, Guillemin K. Transgenic Expression of the Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factor CagA Promotes Apoptosis or Tumorigenesis through JNK Activation in Drosophila. PLoS Pathog. 2012 Oct;8(10):e1002939. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002939. PubMed PMID: 23093933.

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