Potential role of thiol: Disulfide oxidoreductases in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori
Kaakoush, N. O., Kovach, Z., & Mendz, G. L. (2007). Potential role of thiol:disulfide oxidoreductases in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 50(2), 177-183. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2007.00259.x
Helicobacter pylori infections are responsible for a sequence of molecular events which ultimately result in the development of gastric diseases. The pathogenesis of H. pylori has been studied extensively with strong focus on the identification of virulence factors. In contrast, the involvement of thiol:disulfide oxidoreductases in bacterial pathogenesis is less well understood. This paper provides a review of the current knowledge of H. pylori putative thiol:disulfide oxidoreductases, and their potential role in promoting virulence and colonization. Several bioinformatic analyses served to complete the information on these oxidoreductases of H. pylori.
peer-reviewed, thiol:disulfide, oxidoreductases, antioxidant defenses, pathogenesis, helicobacter