Anaerobic metabolism occurs in the substratum of gonococcal biofilms and may be sustained in part by nitric oxide.

@article{Falsetta2010AnaerobicMO,
  title={Anaerobic metabolism occurs in the substratum of gonococcal biofilms and may be sustained in part by nitric oxide.},
  author={Megan L. Falsetta and Alastair G. McEwan and Michael P Jennings and Michael A. Apicella},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={
          2320-8
        }
}
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the etiologic agent of gonorrhea, which has been among the most frequently reported communicable diseases in the United States since 1960. Women frequently do not exhibit symptoms, which can lead to chronic infection. N. gonorrhoeae readily forms biofilms over abiotic surfaces, over primary and transformed cervical epithelial cells, and over cervical tissues in vivo. Biofilms are often associated with chronic infection, which suggests a link between biofilm formation… CONTINUE READING

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