(formerly called Campylobacter pylori
) is a spiral-shaped microaerophilic, Gram-negative rod with unipolar sheated flagella. It inhabits the mucus lining of the gastric epithelium. H. pylori
is one of the most common pathogenic infections, which leads to serious gastroduodenal diseases in a subset of individuals. There is evidence supporting an association between H. pylori
and chronic atrophic gastritis as well as gastric cancer. This antibody is useful for the identification of infections with H. pylori
in gastritis and gastric cancer.