Helicobacter felis

Helicobacter felis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilon Proteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Helicobacteraceae
Genus: Helicobacter
Species: H. felis
Binomial name
Helicobacter felis
Paster et al., 1991

Helicobacter felis is a bacterium in the Helicobacteraceae family, Campylobacterales order.[1] It can be pathogenic.[2][3] It is part of the gastric mucosa of cats, and is Gram-negative, microaerophilic, urease-positive, and spiral-shaped. Its type strain is CS1T (= ATCC 49179T).


  1. Paster, B. J.; Lee, A.; Fox, J. G.; Dewhirst, F. E.; Tordoff, L. A.; Fraser, G. J.; O'Rourke, J. L.; Taylor, N. S.; Ferrero, R. (1991). "Phylogeny of Helicobacter felis sp. nov., Helicobacter mustelae, and Related Bacteria". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 41 (1): 31–38. doi:10.1099/00207713-41-1-31. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 1704791.
  2. Simpson, K. W.; Strauss-Ayali, D.; Scanziani, E.; Straubinger, R. K.; McDonough, P. L.; Straubinger, A. F.; Chang, Y.-F.; Domeneghini, C.; Arebi, N.; Calam, J. (2000). "Helicobacter felis Infection Is Associated with Lymphoid Follicular Hyperplasia and Mild Gastritis but Normal Gastric Secretory Function in Cats". Infection and Immunity. 68 (2): 779–790. doi:10.1128/IAI.68.2.779-790.2000. ISSN 0019-9567. PMC 97205Freely accessible. PMID 10639446.
  3. Fritz, E. L.; Slavik, T.; Delport, W.; Olivier, B.; van der Merwe, S. W. (2006). "Incidence of Helicobacter felis and the Effect of Coinfection with Helicobacter pylori on the Gastric Mucosa in the African Population". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 44 (5): 1692–1696. doi:10.1128/JCM.44.5.1692-1696.2006. ISSN 0095-1137. PMC 1479211Freely accessible. PMID 16672395.

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