There is epidemiological evidence that H. pylori might predispose to Alzheimer's disease. To understand the cellular processes potentially linking such unrelated events, we incubated the human gastric cells MNK-28 with the H. pylori peptide Hp(2-20). We then monitored the activated genes by global gene expression. The peptide modulated 77 genes, of which 65 are listed in the AlzBase database and include the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease: APP, APOE, PSEN1, and PSEN2. A large fraction of modulated genes (30 out of 77) belong to the inflammation pathway. Remarkably, the pathways dis-regulated in Alzheimer's and Leasch-Nyhan diseases result dis-regulated also in this study. The unsuspected links between such different diseases - though still awaiting formal validation - suggest new directions for the study of neurological diseases.

The hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori predisposes to Alzheimer's disease is biologically plausible / Contaldi, Felice; Capuano, Federico; Fulgione, Andrea; AIESE CIGLIANO, Riccardo; Sanseverino, Walter; Iannelli, Domenico; Medaglia, Chiara; Capparelli, Rosanna. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 7:1(2017), p. 7817. [10.1038/s41598-017-07532-x]

The hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori predisposes to Alzheimer's disease is biologically plausible

CONTALDI, FELICE;CAPUANO, FEDERICO;FULGIONE, ANDREA;AIESE CIGLIANO, RICCARDO;SANSEVERINO, WALTER;IANNELLI, DOMENICO;MEDAGLIA, CHIARA;CAPPARELLI, ROSANNA
2017

Abstract

There is epidemiological evidence that H. pylori might predispose to Alzheimer's disease. To understand the cellular processes potentially linking such unrelated events, we incubated the human gastric cells MNK-28 with the H. pylori peptide Hp(2-20). We then monitored the activated genes by global gene expression. The peptide modulated 77 genes, of which 65 are listed in the AlzBase database and include the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease: APP, APOE, PSEN1, and PSEN2. A large fraction of modulated genes (30 out of 77) belong to the inflammation pathway. Remarkably, the pathways dis-regulated in Alzheimer's and Leasch-Nyhan diseases result dis-regulated also in this study. The unsuspected links between such different diseases - though still awaiting formal validation - suggest new directions for the study of neurological diseases.
2017
The hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori predisposes to Alzheimer's disease is biologically plausible / Contaldi, Felice; Capuano, Federico; Fulgione, Andrea; AIESE CIGLIANO, Riccardo; Sanseverino, Walter; Iannelli, Domenico; Medaglia, Chiara; Capparelli, Rosanna. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 7:1(2017), p. 7817. [10.1038/s41598-017-07532-x]
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