Helicobacter pylori Induces Inflammation in Mouse Urinary Bladder and Pelvis

Hiroshi Isogai, Koichi Kimura, Nobuhiro Fujii, Emiko Isogai, Kenji Yokota, Keiji Oguma

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    Abstract

    Helicobacter pylori was transurethrally inoculated into the mouse urinary tract. The organism established infection and induced inflammation in the urinary bladder and pelvis. During the infection, urinary pH was elevated, probably due to the production of NH3 by bacterial urease. H. pylori was recovered from the urinary bladder, kidney and urine of the infected mice. Histopathologically, severe neutrophil infiltration was observed in the mucosal layer of both organs. H. pylori was detected on the surface of the epithelial cells. These results indicate that low pH and bacterial flora were not essential factors in establishing the mucosal infection with H. pylori. This experimental system is useful to investigate the pathogenicity of H. pylori in mucosal organs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-336
    Number of pages6
    JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
    Volume38
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • Helicobacter pylori
    • Inflammation
    • Kidney
    • Urinary bladder

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Virology

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