Girolama Bui and the P7 gene!

So after finally understanding the idea of the P7 gene, I’m ready to tackle this project! In strains of H. Pylori, there are Cag negative strains and and Cag positive strains. Cag positive strains are found to have non functional P7 genes or partial fragments whereas Cag negative strains are more frequently related to functional P7 genes and are less virulent than Cag positive strains. What I will be investigating are various cag positive strains for the P7 gene. At the moment I seem to be making some progress with investigating parts of the B105 and B99a strains but we will see after sequencing gives us results!

6/20/11