[Helicobacter pylori and atherosclerosis. A review of the literature]

Recenti Prog Med. 2009 Feb;100(2):91-6.
[Article in Italian]

Abstract

Several studies have investigated potential role of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Postulated mechanisms are various, even though results are still controversial. Here we propose an overview of actual knowledge about this topic, comparing studies in favour with those against the relationship between Hp and atherosclerosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Bacterial / immunology
  • Antigens, Bacterial / immunology*
  • Atherosclerosis / immunology
  • Atherosclerosis / microbiology*
  • Bacterial Proteins / immunology*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / microbiology
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Heat-Shock Proteins / immunology*
  • Helicobacter Infections / complications*
  • Helicobacter Infections / microbiology
  • Helicobacter pylori / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / immunology
  • Immunoglobulin G / immunology
  • Risk Factors
  • Tunica Intima / immunology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Heat-Shock Proteins
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • cagA protein, Helicobacter pylori
  • heat-shock protein 65, human