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Helicobacter Pylori, Zinc and Iron in Oxidative Stress-Induced Injury of Gastric Mucosa

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 1 ]


J. Dovhanj, K. Kljaic, K. Dodig-Curkovic, M. Curkovic, M. Volarevic and K. Marjanovic   Pages 26 - 30 ( 5 )


A number of study have suggested a relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and oxidative stress in the gastric epithelium. The oxidant- induced changes in zinc, iron, and vitamin C increase susceptibility to oxidative injury. Understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms may provide new therapeutic strategies in treatment of oxidative injury of mucosa.


Helicobacter pylori, zinc, iron, vitamin C, oxidative stress


Department of Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic, School of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.

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