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2009-06-29 10:23:13

U.S. scientists say they've determined both an overabundance and a lack of the hormone gastrin play key rolls in bacterial-induced stomach cancer. More than 50 percent of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori, which is strongly linked to the development of gastric ulcers and stomach cancer, researchers said. Helicobacter infection results in increased expression of gastrin, a hormone that stimulates secretion of gastric acid, However, the role of gastrin in cancer...

2009-06-24 15:34:26

A group led by Columbia University Medical Center's Timothy Wang, M.D., has studied the role of Helicobacter infection in the development of stomach cancer and found that the hormone gastrin, which stimulates secretion of gastric acid, plays a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer, and may have distinct effects on carcinogenesis in different parts of the stomach.More than 50 percent of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter, which causes chronic...

2009-06-24 08:02:52

 Current research suggests that levels of gastrin play a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer. The related report by Takaishi et al, "Gastrin is an essential cofactor for Helicobacter-associated gastric corpus carcinogenesis in C57BL/6 mice," appears in the July 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.More than 50% of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori, which causes chronic inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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