A number of study have suggested a relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and oxidative stress in the gastric epithelium. The oxidant- induced changes in zinc, iron, and vitamin C increase susceptibility to oxidative injury. Understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms may provide new therapeutic strategies in treatment of oxidative injury of mucosa.
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, zinc, iron, vitamin C, oxidative stress
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