We here ascertain whether tryptase (a serine endoprotease released by mast cells) and cathepsin D (CD, a lysosomal hydrolase that seems able to derange the extracellular matrix) play a part in peptic ulcer disease and whether they are linked to Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection. We studied 13 controls, 25 patients with gastric ulcer, 47 with duodenal ulcer, and 11 with duodenitis. Tryptase and CD were measured in mucosal biopsies (body and antrum of the stomach and duodenum) using IRMA methods. Hp infection was histologically evaluated (Giemsa). Tryptase and CD levels were higher (25%) in patients with active peptic ulcer, whether gastric or duodenal. In Hp-positive patients the CD mucosal content was higher while tryptase mucosal levels were lower than in Hp-negative patients. Tryptase was correlated with gastrin content. CD seems to be mainly related to the phlogistic reaction of the mucosa to Hp infection; tryptase may reflect an indirect link between Hp infection, gastrin release, and the function of mast cells. © 1995 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Influence of Helicobacter pylori on tryptase and cathepsin D in peptic ulcer / Plebani, M.; Basso, D.; Rugge, M.; Vianello, F.; Di Mario, F.. - In: DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. - ISSN 0163-2116. - 40:11(1995), pp. 2473-2476. [10.1007/BF02063258]

Influence of Helicobacter pylori on tryptase and cathepsin D in peptic ulcer

Basso, D.;Di Mario, F.
1995

Abstract

We here ascertain whether tryptase (a serine endoprotease released by mast cells) and cathepsin D (CD, a lysosomal hydrolase that seems able to derange the extracellular matrix) play a part in peptic ulcer disease and whether they are linked to Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection. We studied 13 controls, 25 patients with gastric ulcer, 47 with duodenal ulcer, and 11 with duodenitis. Tryptase and CD were measured in mucosal biopsies (body and antrum of the stomach and duodenum) using IRMA methods. Hp infection was histologically evaluated (Giemsa). Tryptase and CD levels were higher (25%) in patients with active peptic ulcer, whether gastric or duodenal. In Hp-positive patients the CD mucosal content was higher while tryptase mucosal levels were lower than in Hp-negative patients. Tryptase was correlated with gastrin content. CD seems to be mainly related to the phlogistic reaction of the mucosa to Hp infection; tryptase may reflect an indirect link between Hp infection, gastrin release, and the function of mast cells. © 1995 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Influence of Helicobacter pylori on tryptase and cathepsin D in peptic ulcer / Plebani, M.; Basso, D.; Rugge, M.; Vianello, F.; Di Mario, F.. - In: DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. - ISSN 0163-2116. - 40:11(1995), pp. 2473-2476. [10.1007/BF02063258]
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