CHARACTERISATION OF PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS AND TREPONEMA DENTICOLA INTERACTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PATHOGENIC BIOFILM

Grant number: 1083600 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Gum disease (periodontitis) is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial pathogens that is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also associated with systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. In this study we will determine the mechanisms by which two bacterial species work together to produce the pathogenic dental plaque that causes disease.

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