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Helicobacter suis Causes Severe Gastric Pathology in Mouse and Mongolian Gerbil Models of Human Gastric Disease

Figure 5

Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) images of BALB/c mice infected with H. suis.

(A) In a BALB/c mouse infected for 9 weeks, spiral-shaped H. suis bacteria are seen in close association with parietal cell microvilli (arrow). Bar = 500 nm. (B) TEM image of a BALB/c mouse infected for 3 weeks with H. suis showing H. suis bacteria (arrowheads) in between necrotic debris of gastric parietal cells, which can be recognized by the typical abundance of mitochondria (M) and deep folding of the apical membrane. The large arrow indicates the presence of necrotic blebs and the small arrow shows loss of plasma membrane integrity. Bar = 2 µm.

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