Archive for the ‘Gastric mucosal hydrophobicity’ Category - Part 2

Human gastric mucosal hydrophobicity and Helicobacter pylori infection: Subjects

One hundred patients were randomly recruited from endoscopy clinics in the North of England without prior knowledge of their H pylori status. The study was approved by the Leeds Health Authority clinical research ethics committee and the York research ethics committee. Written consent was obtained from and information sheets given to each patient. Patients were […]

Human gastric mucosal hydrophobicity and Helicobacter pylori infection

The hydrophobic or water-repellent mucus lining of the stomach plays an important role in protecting the gastric mucosa from acid and peptic digestion . In 1983, it was reported that canine gastric mucosa has clear hydrophobic properties as determined by contact angle analysis. Since this observation, reports from many investigators have indicated that the stomach […]

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