Myriam Bélanger

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Both epidemiologic and experimental findings suggest that infection with Porphyromonas gingivalis exacerbates progression of atherosclerosis. As P. gingivalis exhibits significant strain variation, it is reasonable that different strains possess different capabilities and/or mechanisms by which they promote atherosclerosis. Using P. gingivalis strains that(More)
BACKGROUND In vivo-induced antigen technology was previously used to identify 115 genes induced in Porphyromonas gingivalis W83 during human infection. One of these, PG2197, a conserved hypothetical protein which has homology to a Zn-dependent protease, was examined with respect to a role in disease. DESIGN The expression of PG2197 in human periodontitis(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis is strongly associated with periodontitis. P. gingivalis strain trafficking and tissue homing differ widely, even among presumptive closely related strains, such as W83 and A7436. Here, we present the genome sequence of A7436 with a single contig of 2,367,029 bp and a G+C content of 48.33%.
P. gingivalis (Pg), a causative agent of chronic generalized periodontitis, has been implicated in promoting cardiovascular disease. Expression of lipoprotein gene PG0717 of Pg strain W83 was found to be transiently upregulated during invasion of human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC), suggesting this protein may be involved in virulence. We(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis is associated with oral and systemic diseases. Strain-specific P. gingivalis invasion phenotypes have been correlated with disease presentation in infected laboratory animals. Here, we present the genome sequence of AJW4, a minimally invasive strain, with a single contig of 2,372,492 bp and a G+C content of 48.27%.
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