Pathogenic strategies of the oral anaerobe, Porphyromonas gingivalis

C. W. Cutler, J. R. Kalmar, C. A. Genco

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Abstract

Adult periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects over 49 million people in the USA alone. Porphyromonas (formerly Bacteroides) gingivalis, a Gram-negative anaerobe, has a diverse repertoire of virulence factors that may be involved in the induction or progression of periodontitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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