RRC ID 52068
Author Tanaka S, Nagashima H, Uotani T, Graham DY, Yamaoka Y.
Title Autophagy-related genes in Helicobacter pylori infection.
Journal Helicobacter
Abstract BACKGROUND:In vitro studies have shown that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection induces autophagy in gastric epithelial cells. However, prolonged exposure to H. pylori reduces autophagy by preventing maturation of the autolysosome. The alterations of the autophagy-related genes in H. pylori infection are not yet fully understood.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:We analyzed autophagy-related gene expression in H. pylori-infected gastric mucosa compared with uninfected gastric mucosa obtained from 136 Bhutanese volunteers with mild dyspeptic symptoms. We also studied single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of autophagy-related gene in 283 Bhutanese participants to identify the influence on susceptibility to H. pylori infection.
RESULTS:Microarray analysis of 226 autophagy-related genes showed that 16 genes were upregulated (7%) and nine were downregulated (4%). We used quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction to measure mRNA levels of the downregulated genes (ATG16L1, ATG5, ATG4D, and ATG9A) that were core molecules of autophagy. ATG16L1 and ATG5 mRNA levels in H. pylori-positive specimens (n=86) were significantly less than those in H. pylori-negative specimens (n=50). ATG16L1 mRNA levels were inversely related to H. pylori density. We also compared SNPs of ATG16L1 (rs2241880) among 206 H. pylori-positive and 77 H. pylori-negative subjects. The odds ratio for the presence of H. pylori in the GG genotype was 0.40 (95% CI: 0.18-0.91) relative to the AA/AG genotypes.
CONCLUSIONS:Autophagy-related gene expression profiling using high-throughput microarray analysis indicated that downregulation of core autophagy machinery genes may depress autophagy functions and possibly provide a better intracellular habit for H. pylori in gastric epithelial cells.
Volume 22(3)
Published 2017-6-1
DOI 10.1111/hel.12376
PMID 28111844
PMC PMC5422124
MeSH Adolescent Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Autophagy* Bhutan Female Gastric Mucosa / immunology* Gastric Mucosa / pathology Gene Expression Profiling* Genetic Predisposition to Disease Helicobacter Infections / immunology* Helicobacter Infections / pathology Helicobacter pylori / immunology* Humans Male Microarray Analysis Middle Aged Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide Volunteers Young Adult
IF 4.0
Times Cited 8
Human and Animal Cells MKN45(RCB1001)