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Important Defence Against Stomach Ulcer Bacterium Identified

"A special protein in the lining of the stomach has been shown to be an important part of the body’s defence against the stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori in a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. The research team has shown that a protein called MUC1 found in the lining of the stomach is important for the body’s defense against the bacterium.

Genetic variations between people mean that our MUC1 molecules vary in length, and this may be part of the reason why Helicobacter pylori makes some people more ill than others.”
 
 

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