Eliza Mnich, Magdalena Kowalewicz-Kulbat, Adrian Gajewski, Magdalena Chmiela, Department of Immunology and Infectious Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, 90-237 Łódź, Poland
Paulina Sicińska, Department of Biophysics of Environment Pollution, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, 90-237 Łódź, Poland
Krzysztof Hinc, Michał Obuchowski, Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG-MUG, Medical University of Gdańsk, 80-210 Gdańsk, Poland
Anthony P Moran, Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Molecular Biochemistry, University College, 9014 Galway, Ireland
Author contributions: Mnich E, Chmiela M substantially contributed to the conception and design of the research, performed analysis and data interpretation; Mnich E participated in all experiments; Kowalewicz-Kulbat M and Sicińska P performed the cell cycle and apoptosis assay; Gajewski A participated in DAPI staining; Hinc K, Obuchowski M and Moran AP provided essential reagents: subunit A of urease, H. pylori LPS; Mnich E and Kowalewicz-Kulbat M performed statistical analysis; all authors drafted the article and made critical revisions related to the intellectual content of the manuscript, and approved the final version of the article to be published.
Supported by National Science Centre of Poland, No. DEC-2013/09/N/NZ6/00805 and No. DEC-2015/17/N/NZ6/03490.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no competing interests.
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Correspondence to: Magdalena Chmiela, Professor, PhD, Department of Immunology and Infectious Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Poland. email@example.com
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Received: May 7, 2016
Peer-review started: May 8, 2016
First decision: May 20, 2016
Revised: June 29, 2016
Accepted: July 20, 2016
Article in press: July 20, 2016
Published online: September 7, 2016