Special Issue "Helicobacter Pylori Infection"


A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marina de Bernard
Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Via Orus 2, Padova, Italy
Website: http://www.vimm.it/
E-Mail: marina.debernard@unipd.it
Phone: +39 049 792 3223
Fax: +39 049 792 3250
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; bacterial toxins; bacterial immune modulating factors; Helicobacter pylori

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The story of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that infects half of the world’s population, begins in 1893, when the Italian Giulio Bizzozero described spiral microorganisms in the stomach of dogs. Subsequently, two German scientists, Salomon and Krieniz, confirmed the observation by Bizzozero, but none of them suspected that the spiral-shaped bacterium would turn out to be the most widespread infectious agent. Despite this evidence, the scientific community remained convinced that no bacterial life was possible in the stomach. The dogma was broken in the early eighties of the last century by Warren and Marshall, who went on to win the Nobel prize in the 2005 for the definitive demonstration that Helicobacter pylori is responsible for gastritis and peptic ulcer. From this extraordinary finding, an explosion of research followed, aimed at defining the role of H. pylori and its virulence factors in sustaining not only gastric inflammation but also gastric malignancies. Furthermore, in the more recent past, several studies have posed the possibility that H. pylori infection may be beneficial for human health and this opened a new and intriguing line of research.

This Special Issue provides an Open Access opportunity to publish research work and review articles related to Helicobacter pylori infection, with the aim of offering a comprehensive collection of the current knowledge on a bug whose name continues to claim interest in science and medicine.

Prof. Dr. Marina de Bernard
Guest Editor


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  • Helicobacter pylori
  • virulence factors
  • immunobiology
  • gastroduodenal diseases
  • chronic infection
  • Helicobacter and beneficial effect
  • vaccine

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p. 301-307
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Diseases 2014, 2(4), 301-307; doi:10.3390/diseases2040301
Received: 21 August 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 13 October 2014 / Published: 27 October 2014
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p. 187-208
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Diseases 2014, 2(2), 187-208; doi:10.3390/diseases2020187
Received: 16 January 2014 / Revised: 29 April 2014 / Accepted: 19 May 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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p. 168-186
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Diseases 2014, 2(2), 168-186; doi:10.3390/diseases2020168
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 12 June 2014
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