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University of Oregon

How H. pylori Reads Stomach Acid Levels

Caption: H. pylori's acid receptor TlpB is seen to the left and right side of the bacterium. This outward-reaching receptor helps H. pylori navigate away from high levels of stomach acid.

Credit: Courtesy S. James Remington

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