Characterization of a novel bacterial secretion system.
Grant number: 509326 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010
In this study we will characterize a novel bacterial secretion system that we have discovered. This sytem mediates the secretion of proteins from the bacterial cell and their attachment to the cell surface. This system is essential for the virulence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium associated with chronic periodontitis. The chacterization of this system may offer opportunities for the development of new treatments to target this disease.
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Protein substrates of a novel secretion system of Porphyromonas gingivalis contain a conserved C-terminal domain (CTD) essential f..
FimR and FimS: Biofilm Formation and Gene Expression in Porphyromonas gingivalis
Alvin Lo, Christine Seers, Stuart Dashper, Catherine Butler, Glenn Walker, Katrina Walsh, Deanne Catmull, Brigitte Hoffmann, Steven Cleal, Patricia Lissel, John Boyce, Eric Reynolds
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a late-colonizing bacterium of the subgingival dental plaque biofilm associated with periodontitis. Tw..