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Research Article

Motility and Chemotaxis Mediate the Preferential Colonization of Gastric Injury Sites by Helicobacter pylori

  • Eitaro Aihara,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Chet Closson,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Andrea L. Matthis,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Michael A. Schumacher,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Amy C. Engevik,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Yana Zavros,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Karen M. Ottemann,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Marshall H. Montrose mail

    mhm@uc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: July 17, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004275

About the Authors

Eitaro Aihara, Chet Closson, Andrea L. Matthis, Michael A. Schumacher, Amy C. Engevik, Yana Zavros, Marshall H. Montrose
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Karen M. Ottemann
Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mhm@uc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA CC MHM. Performed the experiments: EA CC ALM MAS ACE YZ. Analyzed the data: EA CC ACE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ KMO MHM. Wrote the paper: EA MHM.