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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Intrafamilial Genotyping of Helicobacter pylori from Faecal DNA
Authors: McMillan, M
Mackay, William G
Williams, Craig L
Shepherd, Ashley
Malcolm, Cari
Weaver, Lawrence T
Contact Email: ashley.shepherd@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: helicobacter pylori
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: McMillan M, Mackay WG, Williams CL, Shepherd A, Malcolm C & Weaver LT (2011) Intrafamilial Genotyping of Helicobacter pylori from Faecal DNA, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 2011 (Article ID 491035), pp. 1-7.
Abstract: Helicobacter pylori infection, often acquired in early childhood, is a global cause of undernutrition, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma. This study tested the feasibility of using H. pylori shed in the faeces as a source of DNA for non-invasive epidemiological studies. H. pylori DNA was chemically recovered and isolated using a specific biotinylated oligonucleotide probe with magnetic capture from 28 H. pylori positive faecal samples obtained from children attending hospital for the investigation of suspected H. pylori infection, together with close family members. Random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was subsequently used to discriminate each isolate. 93% of stool samples selected were typeable. Parent, child and sibling samples were compared and similarities determined. Phylogenetic analysis showed that H. pylori DNA obtained from the faeces can be used to genotype individual strains, offering a means of studying intrafamilial transfer of this microorganism.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3337
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/491035
Rights: Copyright © 2011 M. McMillan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/; M. McMillan, W. G. MacKay, C. L. Williams, A. J. Shepherd, C. Malcolm, and L. T. Weaver, “Intrafamilial Genotyping of Helicobacter pylori from Faecal DNA,” Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol. 2011, Article ID 491035, 7 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/491035
Affiliation: University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
HS Research - Stirling
HS Research - Stirling
University of Glasgow

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