Journal article

Application of O-16/O-18 reverse proteolytic labeling to determine the effect of biofilm culture on the cell envelope proteome of Porphyromonas gingivalis W50

Ching-Seng Ang, Paul D Veith, Stuart G Dashper, Eric C Reynolds

PROTEOMICS | WILEY | Published : 2008


Porphyromonas gingivalis is an oral pathogen linked to chronic periodontitis. The bacterium exists as part of a polymicrobial biofilm accreted onto the tooth surface. An understanding of the changes to the proteome especially of the cell envelope of biofilm cells compared with planktonic cells could provide valuable insight into the molecular processes of biofilm formation. To establish which proteins changed in abundance between the planktonic and biofilm growth states, the cell envelope fractions of two biological replicates of P. gingivalis cultivated in a chemostat were analysed. Proteins were separated by 1-D SDS-PAGE, in-gel digested with trypsin in the presence of H216O or H218O and i..

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