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The CagA protein of Helicobacter pylori suppresses the functions of dendritic cell in mice

Authors
  • Tanaka, Hiroshi
  • Yoshida, Masaru
  • Nishiumi, Shin
  • Ohnishi, Naomi
  • Kobayashi, Kazuki
  • Yamamoto, Koji
  • Fujita, Tsuyoshi
  • Hatakeyama, Masanori
  • Azuma, Takeshi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
498
Issue
1
Pages
35–42
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2010.03.021
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

CagA protein is the most assessed effecter molecule of Helicobacter pylori. In this report, we demonstrate how CagA protein regulates the functions of dendritic cells (DC) against H. pylori infection. In addition, we found that CagA protein was tyrosine-phosphorylated in DC. The responses to cagA-positive H. pylori in DC were reduced in comparison to those induced by cagA-negative H. pylori. CagA-overexpressing DC also exhibited a decline in the responses against LPS stimulation and the differentiation of CD4 + T cells toward Th1 type cells compared to wild type DC. In addition, the level of phosphorylated IRF3 decreased in CagA-overexpressing DC stimulated with LPS, indicating that activated SHP-2 suppressed the enzymatic activity of TBK1 and consequently IRF3 phosphorylation. These data suggest that CagA protein negatively regulates the functions of DC via CagA phosphorylation and that cagA-positive H. pylori strains suppress host immune responses resulting in their chronic colonization of the stomach.

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