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How bacteria induce stomach ulcers

Jonathan Weitzman

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Genome Biology 2003, 4:spotlight-20030227-01  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20030227-01

Published: 27 February 2003

A cytotoxin produced by Helicobacter pylori can bind to a protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor on epithelial cells and induces cell detachment that leads to ulcer formation.