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  • Study: Disease-causing stomach bug attacks energy generation in host cells

    Microbiology professor Steven Blanke, graduate student Ik-Jung Kim and their colleagues discovered how a disease-causing bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, undermines the body’s immune defenses.

    Microbiology professor Steven Blanke, graduate student Ik-Jung Kim and their colleagues discovered how a disease-causing bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, undermines the body’s immune defenses.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Steven R. Blanke, email sblanke@illinois.edu.  
    The paper “Helicobacter pylori infection modulates host cell metabolism through VacA-dependent inhibition of mTORC1” is available online.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.04.006