UC Santa Cruz
H. pylori GPS: Modulating Host Metabolites for Location Sensing.
- Author(s): Keilberg, Daniela
- Ottemann, Karen M
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2015.07.013
Almost 20 years ago, urea was described as a chemotaxis attractant for Helicobacter pylori. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Huang et al. (2015) report that H. pylori employs its urease enzyme to destroy urea to bring the concentration into a range that provokes an attractant response.