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H. pylori GPS: Modulating Host Metabolites for Location Sensing.

  • Author(s): Keilberg, Daniela
  • Ottemann, Karen M
  • et al.

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.

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