Writing Exercise #4

Cheng-Yen Kao, Bor-Shyang Sheu, and Jiunn-Jong Wu are professors at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, who wrote a review article titled, “Helicobacter pylori infection: An overview of bacterial virulence factors and pathogenesis” where they highlight the key findings of H. pylori virulence factors reported over the past 20 years. The authors state the four general steps that occur with H. pylori infection, and then precede to describe these steps in great detail, highlighting all of the interactions between the stomach and bacteria. The purpose of this review article is to breakdown the exact virulent mechanisms employed by this bacteria in the human gut down to the enzymatic level in order to combine all research done on the infection of H. pylori. The intended audience of Kao, Sheu, and Wu is that of scientific scholars in microbiology, that are looking for a detailed summary on the virulence factors involved in H. pylori infection.

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