Haemagglutination (HA) test of Helicobacter pylori Saba A.S.H. Al-Sultan|Subhi H.K.Al-Jubouri

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Thirty clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori bacteria obtained from patients attending endoscopy unit of Ibn-Sena teaching hospital in Mosul . These patients were complaining from epigastric pain , dyspepsia , acidity , vomiting , abdominal pain , flatulance , heart burn and melena . The H. pylori isolates were used for Haemagglutination assay (HA) , which involves the recognition of various glycoconjugates on the surface of red blood cells . In this study sheep red blood cells has been used in (HA) assay because the sheep erythrocytes surface resemble that of human epithelial cells .
The results proved by (HA) assay, the ability of H. pylori to adherence to specific receptors on the surface of Human Epithelial Cell , which is the first step in the pathogenic process .


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Journal BS. Haemagglutination (HA) test of Helicobacter pylori: Saba A.S.H. Al-Sultan|Subhi H.K.Al-Jubouri. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2014 Sep. 7 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];11(3):1382-6. Available from: https://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/2739