Peptide nucleic acid probe-based analysis as a new detection method for clarithromycin resistance in helicobacter pylori

Da Hyun Jung, Jie Hyun Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Soon Young Park, Il Mo Kang, Kyoung Hwa Lee, Young Goo Song

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Background/Aims: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates are decreasing because of increases in clarithromycin resistance. Thus, finding an easy and accurate method of detecting clarithromycin resistance is important. Methods: We evaluated 70 H. pylori isolates from Korean patients. Dual-labeled peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes were designed to detect resistance associated with point mutations in 23S ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene domain V (A2142G, A2143G, and T2182C). Data were analyzed by probe-based fluorescence melting curve analysis based on probe-target dissociation temperatures and compared with Sanger sequencing. Results: Among 70 H. pylori isolates, 0, 16, and 58 isolates contained A2142G, A2143G, and T2182C mutations, respectively. PNA probe-based analysis exhibited 100.0% positive predictive values for A2142G and A2143G and a 98.3% positive predictive value for T2182C. PNA probe-based analysis results correlated with 98.6% of Sanger sequencing results (κ-value=0.990; standard error, 0.010). Conclusions: H. pylori clarithromycin resistance can be easily and accurately assessed by dual-labeled PNA probe-based melting curve analysis if probes are used based on the appropriate resistance-related mutations. This method is fast, simple, accurate, and adaptable for clinical samples. It may help clinicians choose a precise eradication regimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-647
Number of pages7
JournalGut and liver
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Research Project (Study No. 16-3220) of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning of Korea.

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© 2018 Editorial Office of Gut and Liver. All Rights Reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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